Live Music Blog On Indefinite Hiatus

Okay okay, I guess I’ve been putting this off for a little bit. And it’s certainly with a heavy hand that I put up this would-be final post on Live Music Blog for the summer.

Live Music Blog is now on hiatus.

Both Whit and I have effectively sounded off on what the near future holds for both of us, and we’ve received a tremendous amount of well-wishing, support, and overall encouragement to not stray too far from this fantastic, online community that we’ve spent some time working to build. We’re extremely grateful for that, and we appreciate every comment, every email, and every time you’ve visited the site over the past couple years.

I know I couldn’t have done this for nearly as long without meeting some awesome friends and colleagues through the site. Nor could I have done this without an extremely cool and supportive wife. And I definitely couldn’t have done this without all the fantastic readers out there that love live music as much as I do.

Stay tuned to this space for the inevitable end of hiatus post…and don’t necessarily expect it super soon. Have a killer summer, folks.

—–Justin

16 COMMENTS

  1. Last Friday night, I got together with Justin and Whit to talk openly about the strong feelings I’ve been having that Live Music Blog has run its course and that we should end it now while it’s still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys’ feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways — most importantly, that we all love and respect Live Music Blog and the Live Music Blog audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don’t want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia website. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost two years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude.

    So Friday will be the final Live Music Blog post. We are proud and thrilled that it will be in our home state of the Internet. We’re also excited for the April and May post, our last Phish Phriday together. For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We’re done. It’s been an amazing and incredible journey. We thank you all for the love and support that you’ve shown us.

    —Live Music Blog

  2. Last Friday night, I got together with Justin and Whit to talk openly about the strong feelings I’ve been having that Live Music Blog has run its course and that we should end it now while it’s still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys’ feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways — most importantly, that we all love and respect Live Music Blog and the Live Music Blog audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don’t want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia website. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost two years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude.

    So Friday will be the final Live Music Blog post. We are proud and thrilled that it will be in our home state of the Internet. We’re also excited for the April and May post, our last Phish Phriday together. For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We’re done. It’s been an amazing and incredible journey. We thank you all for the love and support that you’ve shown us.

    —Live Music Blog

  3. I can’t let you go without saying that just as you are leaving I am finally able to reclaim music…and guys and gals, let me tell you what 20 years wuthout music was like…there are no words to express the happiness that pours into this heart of mine when I sing and write. The road was so long and difficult and a story I hope no other artist has to live. So until we meet again…I wish you happiness and freedom to choose what is right for you , Be smart…dig deep…create…do not depive yourself of happines…finally, “After the Silence” Kathryn Keats

  4. I can’t let you go without saying that just as you are leaving I am finally able to reclaim music…and guys and gals, let me tell you what 20 years wuthout music was like…there are no words to express the happiness that pours into this heart of mine when I sing and write. The road was so long and difficult and a story I hope no other artist has to live. So until we meet again…I wish you happiness and freedom to choose what is right for you , Be smart…dig deep…create…do not depive yourself of happines…finally, “After the Silence” Kathryn Keats

  5. sorry to see you guys go, although congrats seem in order. thanks for being a great source of information, and hope to see you guys up and running again soon.

    michael
    sonic itch music

  6. sorry to see you guys go, although congrats seem in order. thanks for being a great source of information, and hope to see you guys up and running again soon.

    michael
    sonic itch music

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