The Tidal Wave of Indifference is going on long term hiatus.
To be honest it feels like I’m there already as this decision was taken a number of weeks ago, I just had plenty of content lined up for the summer which has meant blogging activity in recent months has been limited to spellchecking and publicising posts.
Well the reasons are all very personal to be honest. It’s like I had created this imaginary pressure on myself to create a couple of pieces a week and took my eye off the ball when it came to the important stuff – like my family, my friends, my actual job and being able to relax and have some time for myself.
I’m sure anyone who knows me personally will realise that I’m not somebody who needs any additional pressure in their life.
When the Tidal Wave of Indifference started in February 2010 it was meant to be a bit of fun, and now it’s almost as if it’s become a mechanical process. The passion for the bands I write about is still there but I know that’s not being borne out in my writing.
But all told, this has been an immensely fun few years. I’ve discovered some incredible bands, been to some awesome gigs and met some wonderful people. And just because I’m no longer writing, it doesn’t mean I’m withdrawing my keen ear, snarky demeanour and unique form of alcoholic indulgence from the Scottish music scene. You don’t get rid of me that easily.
The name Tidal Wave of Indifference is likely to crop up on the bill of an upcoming boutique festival, and as a written entity it may even return at some point. But I’m not fool enough to suggest when. It’ll be very different beast if it does.
So thanks to everyone who read. Looking back at the site’s figures, it turns out there were thousands of you which is rather lovely.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch, be they band member, PR or labelleer. All contact was appreciated.
Thanks especially to the bands that allowed me particular indulgences and put up with my borderline stalking. I guess I’ll have to actually BUY your records now. [JOKE!]
Big love to all.