A lot of big changes are about to take place, and I need to give you guys a heads up.
The next couple of months are going to be some of the most hectic, yet exciting months of my still-very-short life for a variety of reasons. Very soon I will be graduating from college, I will be attending my mom’s wedding, and I will be making the big move from Bloomington to New York City to begin my post-grad life with a brand new job in a brand new city. I will be working in Brooklyn with a job that I couldn’t be more thankful for – a kind of position that will allow me to get in greater touch with the music industry and will allow me to continue my writing.
I want to put in as much focus and energy as I can into enjoying my last days of college, and once I’m in NYC I want to spend as much time as I can getting to know the city. This is a huge transition, and I need to step away from my computer and be present in these moments; for me, writing is an enhancer, but not a replacement, of life, and sometimes it’s better to step away and experience something new.
In this time I won’t be able to give Headphone Nation the time or energy that it takes to produce meaningful and consistent content. So to make things easier on myself, I am stepping away from Headphone Nation for the next couple of months.
But don’t worry, this is not the end.
In fact, this is the beginning of something even better.
Headphone Nation has always worked because I could find all the music that I needed through the Internet, but moving to NYC will allow me to gain access to so much new music that I’ll be able to write about and share with you. I cannot wait to be in a city full of bands and creative types, and I can’t wait to share the kind of music that you won’t be able to easily find on the Internet.
Once I settle into my job and have a better sense of what kind of time that I’ll have to write, I will come back to this website with all sorts of new ideas and a new energy to make Headphone Nation even better.
I cannot express enough how much I love running this website and what its modest success has meant to me, and I am forever grateful for this small yet loyal community that has grown around this website. I started this little music blog in high school as a means to express my love for all the music stuck in my head (and to stop annoying my friends and family with all my yammering). I didn’t have a clue what sort of direction this website would (or could) take, but Headphone Nation has opened so many doors for me and has introduced me to so many new writers and musicians whom I would have missed.
The greatest satisfaction, however, is all the music that I’ve been able to share with so many different people. That ability to share something meaningful is what drives me to make this blog the best that it can be; one of Headphone Nation’s taglines is “We Want To Make Your Life Better”, and I would like to think that, in some small way, we’ve done just that.
Thank you all for keeping up with us, and I hope you stick around for just a little bit longer.
I will still be active on my own personal twitter (@BradyWGerber) and I’ll try to continue posting interesting things I hear or see on our Tumblr and Facebook page. I am also a music contributor for Dingus and Cultured Vultures, so be on the lookout for my pieces there.
Thanks again for being a part of this. See you soon.
Tune in. Tune out. Live on.