Turn out the lights, the party’s over…
“Funny how things that start spontaneously end spontaneoulsly. Eat a peach – Neil”
That was the infamous note that Neil Young left for Stephen Stills when he bailed out after a July 1976 gig on their illfated tour together. You know ol’ Neil … he certainly has his own row to hoe.
I share that quote with you, becuase I too am ending things spontaneously. That’s right, I am retiring The 6149. It is time to move on. I ran this blog for just about three years; I loved every minute of it.
Sometimes you just need to put things in the rearview mirror. Sometimes you just need to pack it in. Sometimes you just need to strike another match and go start anew.
That is exactly what I aim to do.
I can remember a few other times I have done this in my life – decided that the time had come. I have recognised that sometimes, when you hang on to something too long, the fun stops. What was once a turn-on turns into a drag. Don’t get me wrong I only have good feelings for The 6149. So much so, that it will live on in spirit in the next party I throw.
For the past few months I could feel that I needed to make a change. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I just did nothing. Until now…
I am putting together the next … or should I say, the now. I will still be spending time at The 6149, albeit metaphorically. I’ll still be out there at the intersection; at the inflection point; at the crossroads; striking sparks out where the now happens.
Thanks to everyone who came here once or came here often to have a look, a listen and laugh. It meant a lot and I enjoyed your company. The 6149 will stay up and live on as an archive, a trove of trash and treasure; a local haunt where people come to back slap and and tip ‘em back; a journey through the past.
As soon as me and the muse get the beers chilled and the turntable set up, I’ll let you know where and when the next party starts.
“I still see the vista. I hear the muse. I continue.” – Neil Young
Eat a peach. Judd