Saturday, June 29, 2013

A little time off to think...

I have been struggling about what to do with PPO  and it's future. I am going to take a little time off and mull it over. No Secret Saturdays, no posts, no music, no nothing for a while. Sorry!

Look through the archives while I am away, I bet there is something you missed. Also feel free to leave comments suggestions or what ever comes to mind.

Feel free to email me but I may be slow to respond  so please have patience.

As always, thanks to everyone out there. Without all of you, I wouldn't still be here.

See ya! Rate this posting:

39 comments:

Jörgen said...

Thanks for everything! I hope to see you back.

Musicômano said...

It's a shame your decision, honestly. I hope you go back. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I'm only guessing about this, Curty Ray, but I suspect your decision to take a break has something to do with the lack of feedback and interaction with the site (apart from visitors grabbing the tunes of course!)

I understand completely where you're coming from and, frankly, I've been ranting about the rudeness and self-serving tendencies of most blog visitors for the last few months myself.

Myself, I'm going private and inviting only those who have chosen to show some respect and appreciation by leaving the occasional comment. I no longer care about the stats which are top-heavy with parasites!

Best of luck to you.

Theabs06 said...

I have always enjoyed your posts immensely, I'm hoping you make your way back after your sabbatical. Thanks much for your efforts through the years!!!

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope you'll be back, even if posting infrequently, but I'd understand completely if you had to hang it up. It must take a tremendous amount of work to keep something like PPO going for as long as you have. I'm in the same place this morning (as I check in hoping to see one of your Secret Saturday posts), having gotten some news yesterday that's forcing me to finally make decisions that I've put off for a long time and that will probably affect nearly everything about my life--some parts possibly for the better, and some parts maybe for the worse. I sincerely hope everything's OK in your life. Please take care of yourself and, whatever you decide for the future of PPO, thanks for being here for so many great years.

Marc

Unknown said...

You are awesome and a real joy in my musical experience. Whatever you do will be fine. I won't give up you. Don't give up on us.

Jeff

Anonymous said...

if you don't come back you will be missed ... thanx for the good times

wkc said...

Thanks and appreciation for keeping me abreast of what's new out there in the way of Power Pop. Haven't heard as much lately since you cut back - sorely miss the regular posts but it is very understandable. Life is busy and priorities need to be set. My wife thinks the only benefit in not hearing as much lately is we are saving a lot of money I used to spend on the music I was able to listen to from your posts and couldn't resist buying. Headed on a cruise to Alaska instead this year with the money saved. I'm selfish in nature I guess since I would like to have both. Hope life treats you well and you find joy and happiness in whatever you choose to do. You will be missed or you will be welcomed back with open arms. Take care my friend and thanks again for the music that brightens my days.

Konrad Useo said...

I feel the same way currently.
Mebbe it's the heat, or possibly the lack of comments, as mentioned above.

I hope you enjoy returning at some point. You've done a super job of creating a fine blog. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

New to the site. I have not checked out much her yet, but I am glad it is here to look around and maybe find some music that I was not aware of. Hope you enjoy your time off.

richrecruiter said...

I appreciate the work you put into the site. I really look forward to Secret Saturday. It's turned me on to a lot of artists that I wouldn't have found on my own.

"Boris" said...

Enjoy the time off and know that all you do is appreciated. I don't comment much, but some of what you have posted I have had for decades in my vast collection of vinyl. A lot of what you post here, I have already played for the past few years on my 'Secret Weapon' radio show on woodyradio.com. My tagline is 'Music That Deserves To Be Heard', it is as well as all you have given us here. Thanks again.
"Boris:
Chicago, IL

kmangold01 said...

I've never posted before, and maybe I'm one of the reasons that you've decided to take a break - but understand that it's just my nature to want to read posts than share my opinions. I've thoroughly enjoyed PPO and will miss learning about all of the new and different music out there. I believe, as Brian Wilson has said, that "music is God's voice" and that we can use as much of that as we can get these days. I hope you find what you're looking for and return in fine spirits before too long. Thanks for all your efforts to this point and enjoy your break!

Anonymous said...

Take the time you need but please come back soon. PPO is one of my favourite corners of the internet.

Peace and love.

Shriner said...

Do what makes you happy. That's what is important…

Anonymous said...

Just my luck--I used to visit regularly several years ago, then lost all my music links in a browser crash & just re-discovered the site last week! Nevertheless I'm grateful for all you've shared--navigating a "post-scarcity" culture is dangerous, we need dedicated souls such as yourself to remind us not to let go of work that may never have made it into the mainstream...

David Cinabro said...

Love your work Curty Ray. Do what makes you happy.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for everything. enjoy your break.
bertrand

Stathis said...

Thank you for everything

See you back soon

Stathis

csm said...

Whatever final decision you reach, thanks for the years of tunes and great information... I check your blog religiously and have only missed a few Secret Saturdays!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for your blogs and links. Great stuff and I really appreciate all the excellent music you've introduced me to. Recharge those batteries and hopefully come back soon! Mike G.

Anonymous said...

I've learned a lot from your site through the years, as it's turned me on to a lot of music I never would have known about and let me acknowledge some of those musicians by buying their material.

Do what you need to do, of course, but know you've touched a lot of lives in a positive way.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It's been obvious for a while now that something was up. No more recommendations of somehow overlooked gems; fewer & fewer Secret Sat.'s; the general demise of music blogs on account of the RIAA. What I'm saying is, I think we'd all understand if your heart & time are no longer in it. Please don't pull a vanishing act, give the people who have followed you a chance to properly say goodbye.

Anonymous said...

I too have been enjoying your blog immensely over the years, discovering so many great powerpop artists. Thank you for that! I hope that you do continue PPO, even if only sporadically, but as someone else said earlier, you must do what makes you happy.

Many thanks for being the source of many great musical discoveries!

Jon from RI

YankeeBoy said...

I for one would be very sad if you decided to chuck it all but I would certainly understand your decision.

One of my favorite authors, Tom Robbins, has a great quote: "If your ____ doesn't make you feel good to be alive, then what the hell good is it?".

Anonymous said...

Where's the free shit man?
:)
It'd be cool if you stuck around but cheers for the tunes if you disappear.
Fred

Frank said...

PPO has turned me on to so many cool discs over the years I don't know where to begin, so I just want to say "Thanks for everything Curt". From the beginning, your blog has been one of my favorites. If you decide to pack it in I completely understand; you will be missed. Thank You!

Trolley said...

One of the best blogs out there! thanks, Curty Ray!

Jay said...

Thanks for all of your unbelievable efforts over the past years. I truly appreciate all you have done and your keen insights.

genesis315 said...

Hi Curty Ray, Most of how I feel has already been said by others above. If you do decide to call it a day then i completely understand, however dont think for one minute that you will not be missed, and also leave a gapeing hole is many peoples lives. Like so many others you have introduced me to so many new artists and albums, and for that I thank you. Hope you are able to continue in some small way, but either way good luck in what you do and thank you for everything you have done for me and all your other visitors. Kind regards, Anthony.

lancasterguy said...

Hello and probably goodbye
thanks for so many great posts over the years - so many bands I had never even heard of and a real labour of love. Really missing the 'secret saturdays' which were never predictable and often a musical highlight of my week.
Change is good though(so they say), so best wishes for the future

wayne said...

No one has introduced me to soooo much great music as you have. While I've always been a follower of power pop the newer stuff would escape me if it wasn't for you. I'm hoping you will continue if only once a friggin month but if not I completely understand...Life happens

csm said...

Your site has been tops for me for years now. I find myself in withdrawal with the site no longer being active. Thank you for all you have done over the years... and I still cross my fingers hoping you'll be back!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, great blog.. looks like I caught it at the end. What an awesome set of posts though.

Anonymous said...

Hope you'll return. Haven't left any comments either, but discovered quite a lot of music through your posts. Much appreciated!

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