Because Songs Matter


Honestly, I think I am suffering from a severe case of burnout. I have lots of shit to write about & lots of ideas of what I want to say about those cds but when I actually sit down with the laptop I feel utterly unmotivated.

I think it’s the cumulative effect of stress. My wife and I have suddenly started to feel the effects of the economy and job security is a waning feeling. Couple that with trying to get 80 Proof started and I just feel like I want a break.

So I am taking one.

See y’all on Tuesday.

EDIT: During this down time you can join me over on Southern Shelter listening to Cooley solo shows.


  1. rob rob
    June 10, 2009    

    relax, see you at new world on Saturday.

  2. June 11, 2009    

    Have a few homebrews. You’ll feel much better.

  3. June 11, 2009    

    Been there man. No hobby is worth your piece of mind. Take 5 and focus.

  4. Meaty Ramone Meaty Ramone
    June 11, 2009    

    Cheers to that!

  5. It all got to me recently. I pulled the plug on Spotucky Radio because I couldn’t listen to a song with out thinking how it would fit into the upcoming show. Three weeks removed and John Snodgrass has never sounded soothing. Hang there, we need you. Let us now if you need some fill in posts.

  6. TheOtherBrit TheOtherBrit
    June 11, 2009    

    I feel ya man. I’m thinking about moving out of state just to avoid the daily ‘will I still have a job next week’ and ‘will we still get paid this month’ stresses. I’ll toast this weekend to all of us stuck in the crappy construction industry. Enjoy your weekend off!

  7. alex supertramp alex supertramp
    June 11, 2009    

    enjoy the break – in the end, all that matters is the groove.
    and you help keep the groove alive each and every day!

  8. June 11, 2009    

    hang in there my boy–it’ll be allright no matter what happens

  9. MikeD MikeD
    June 13, 2009    

    Yup. Can relate, or maybe it’s just something in the STPT water. Meanwhile, when you get back, take a look at these Eilen Jewell photos. Kinda went crazy with the sepia, but whatever. Enjoy your break, and thanks for doing what you does.

    and some (kinda crappy iphone) Waits from July last year in Jax:

  10. June 15, 2009    

    I have the same blogger burnout, but mine has been going on since the beginning of the year. It gets to the point that writing about the music becomes a chore. Then you realize that most people aren’t even reading the posts and just drop by to leech some music. Then you spend the next month trying to figure what the hell the point is anyway.

    Well, the point for me is to get some exposure for great bands that even most music bloggers may never get a chance to hear. So keep your goals in mind and don’t stay away too long because it only gets harder and harder to come back.

  11. mike mike
    June 15, 2009    

    Appreciate the heads-up on the acoustic Cooley show, It made the weekend even better!

    Best Regards, Mike

  12. June 17, 2009    

    Sweet pictures Mike!

    Eileen is coming back to Skipper’s later this year too!

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