Because Songs Matter


Six years ago today, I made the very first post on ninebullets and some 2,200 posts later here we are. It’s been a long and interesting journey. Along the way I started the podcast, wrote a few pieces for local papers and even got a radio show. I also brought on a handful of other writers. Other writers who, to be frank, have carried the site throughout this year. If it weren’t for them, I am confident that 9b would have closed down this year as I tried to grapple with my dad dying in slow motion and other life stresses. Mr. Hale has even helped me pick up the slack on the 9b Podcasts. So, first off, I’d like to thank those guys for keeping the site alive this year. The window on my father appears to be closing pretty quickly at this point and, to quote a Counting Crows song; “there’s reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last.

This year. To celebrate. I am going away. I’m getting on an airplane tomorrow and going out west for a week and I’m not taking any electronics with me. I’m getting away from everything. Regular musical postings will resume on October 1, 2012 but for now, I need a break. A break from the internets. A break from my dying father. A break from my job. I guess, in the end, I need a break from my day to day. So, see y’all in a week.

And don’t forget about the big birthday party we’re throwing on October 6!


  1. Robert Robert
    September 21, 2012    

    Congrats! My favorite blog. Enjoy your week off.

  2. DownSouth DownSouth
    September 21, 2012    

    Happy birthday to 9b. Seven will be here before you know it.

  3. Phineas Phineas
    September 21, 2012    

    Congratulations! We all really appreciate all the hard work you (as well as all of the new writers & podcaster) have put into this site – I’m sure it can feel like a pretty thankless task at times, but what you are doing is great – keep up the good work!!! And enjoy your vacation I’m working straight through this weekend so I’ll try not to be jealous…..

  4. September 21, 2012    

    You deserve the break! Congrats!

  5. Mark Mark
    September 21, 2012    

    Cheers to you and the blog!

  6. September 21, 2012    

    Thanks for keeping on.

  7. SxPxDxCx SxPxDxCx
    September 25, 2012    

    Glad to have you around still.

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