To loosely quote Exene Cervenka and John Doe of X, "It's about time, it's about space." The last year, for me, was about space and time and as all of you probably guessed, most of that space and time was spent away from the blog. Throughout that time, a few concerts were attended, photographed or reviewed, a vast selection of new albums were purchased along with some older ones that were missed during their released time (read: lots of Spritualized, Belle & Sebastian and Isobel Campbell) but I also started working on projects, developing skill sets during this time and pursuing other interests I thought I felt were needed at that point.
To my three readers, let it be known that this is not the end of H&J nor will there be a shift in content or style. This is still my love letter to music and all of its influence and glory. That and there is absolutely no way that this blog will die in a year offering a new David Bowie album.
The point of this post is to say that while the third year of the blog was a little slow and absent at times, the time leading into the fourth year (as well as the fourth year, itself) will see a return to the blog and all that it means to me (and hopefully to you as well). There are and will be a lot of great sounds and sights filling the cracks and crevices of 2013 and each of those sweet notes and visuals are blood and flesh of this blog's existence.
So...once again, it is time to rock or perhaps finally write about Graffiti Bridge. Perhaps, I should return after the required amount of therapy needed after a viewing of what can best be summed up as Prince and Morris Day in Batman and Robin: The Musical.
Blogger's note: Yes, the title is a reference to a song by The Joy Formidable who, by the way, has a new album, Wolf's Law, out today. If you have read this far, stop and buy that album instead. This post will be here when you return.