Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Bored

I think mostly the issue is, re: this blog, I'm bored. Bored of writing about music and film. There aren't many rewards, there's a lot of work, and several obstacles; and I've accomplished pretty much all I want to accomplish at this level, anyhow - so why keep doing it? Writing here has become a sort of obsessive, leftover echo, an obligation, and a way to waste time when I have little to waste; unless I'm getting paid for it, why do something that seems increasingly like a chore...?

There are still pieces I owe, mind you - pieces I've already put work into and made promises on. Something on the Little Guitar Army, something on Zev Asher, maybe even something on Jello Biafra, since it's been discussed. Haven't quite figured out what I want to do with Rob Zombie, but I hope to find a paid venue for that - though something may also end up on the Big Takeover site. Working on something for their next issue, too, relevant to Vancouver music. I have old work that I could easily put up there, too - stuff that's been in the can for a long time that I haven't done much with (Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Jaap Blonk, especially). And I must keep this going until the Eugene Chadbourne shows in early September, obviously. Am I forgetting anything? Maybe. Anyone want to publish a book on Bev Davies?

...these are all interesting projects, and more than enough to keep me occupied. What I'm doing here, though, does not seem that valuable at the moment.

Sorry to go on about it...


Infinite Jester said...

i will certainly miss your writing

Allan MacInnis said...

Thanks for saying so.