A Long Overdue Update, and a Heartfelt Farewell
Before I say anything else, I want to thank you. Whether you’ve read a post here and there or have been reading my musical opinions since I started Fuzzy Logic back in what feels like forever ago (but is actually about a dozen or so years ago), it means the world to me that you’ve taken the time to read anything here at my little corner of the internet. Writing about music as a solo blogger can be a pretty scary thing, because there’s no guarantee that anyone will actually a) read your posts, b) care about your posts, or c) take you seriously–especially as a woman. Fuzzy Logic was a passion project, a way for me to share the music I loved with an audience that, much to my constant amazement, seemed to come from all over the globe. This blog has given me more than I can believe, from the people I’ve met to the gigs I’ve been fortunate enough to cover to the music I’ve been able to listen to and love up on. I am forever grateful to those of you who read my posts, those of you who connected me to the music (PR folks, label folks, agents/artist folks), and especially those of you who made the music I wrote about. You are why I started writing about music.
Here’s the thing: I love music. I love writing about music. The former will never change, but the latter has become a great challenge over the past few years. My life has completely changed since 2020. My mom had a serious stroke that year, and I had to become her full-time caregiver. She’s had some additional health issues pop up post-stroke. There is no way I can adequately express the physical, emotional, and mental toll this has taken, so I won’t even try. But I will say that this life change has meant that something had to give. Sadly, that something was Fuzzy Logic. You’ve probably noticed I haven’t posted much since late 2020. I’ve often barely had the energy to make it through the day, let alone devote time to something I once loved doing–spending hours going through my inbox and listening to what felt like an endless supply of sonic treasure. My creativity has been at a very low ebb for a long time, and it’s been a while since music has truly brought me joy. That’s another little heartbreak, feeling this creeping detachment from music that I never imagined. As a fellow music lover I know you’ll probably understand how horrible that feels. Unfortunately, my mom’s health has taken steps in the wrong direction, which means I have even less focus for anything else.
It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, I’m happy to say, though there’s been far too much of that. I met a boy and he and I now live with my mom in our new home of Madison, WI (that’s right, I up and left the East Coast!). I’m lucky to have such a supportive, loving partner in my life (who also happens to love music). Rest assured that I’m being well-loved and cared for.
With these pretty massive changes, it felt like the right time to bring things to an official close. Leaving the East Coast/Eastern Time Zone feels like an ending, and as such, it’s time to say farewell to Fuzzy Logic.
I plan on getting back into writing, eventually, and when that happens I’ll post one more time to let you know whatever news I have. We all know what happens with plans, though. I do like to think that I’ll get back in the saddle at some point, so I won’t call this goodbye. For now, though, this is the end of the road. Thank you for being a part of my crazy, wonderful, unforgettable ride. Love to one and all.