This seemed inevitable from the last time I visited his site about a year or so ago. Good to see him getting his life in order.
right, the whole "I spend way too much time on this" was pretty confusing given that most of his recent reviews (like, last 2 years) have been pretty half-assed and tend to talk more about his dog than the music, which I think explains why he had to take it upon himself to quit
that said I'm sure the site will still get occassional updates. if he's really as OCD as he appears to be he's not just going to let the Fall continue to pump out albums, unreviewed
― ...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:29 (twelve years ago) link
I haven't looked at his reviews in years but I used to love him. that shit is intense. glad to hear he is doing better.
― akm, Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:56 (twelve years ago) link
I loved his reviews, he was one of the first reviewers I ever really read. I even sent in for his band's music, the Low Maintenance Perennials. Really great psychedelic lofi pop stuff, there!
― Emperor Cos Dashit, Sunday, 1 January 2012 18:58 (twelve years ago) link
loved his reviews. granted I often came out of them learning more about him than teh record he was reviewing, but it was pure entertainment. i didn't go there for the reviews...I went for the LOLZ.
― if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:32 (twelve years ago) link
the thing about his wife just leaving him was a bit of a shocker.
Really. That stuff reads like High Fidelity crossed with La Maman et la Putain
― I'm in the sandbox with the tombstone HOOS (James Redd), Sunday, 1 January 2012 22:06 (twelve years ago) link