So in deciding to finally get off my ass and start posting some general shite on the interweb once again, i figured i’d install some new and groovy blog/site building software that’s pretty much ubiquitous within the blogosphere these days. I thought it would allow me to post and build the site with the greatest of ease while flying on my verbal trapeze.
Long story short, during the install, the original Cowbell Chronicles bit the dust. Gandhi, nada, no more. Whilst berating myself over the sheer stupidity of assuming the old blog would be backed up under the new install, i started to have flashes of the amazing content that i had just obliterated like Luke’s trench assault on the Death Star. What had i lost exactly? Well, for starters, my 100+ Top 5 Tuesday lists. This struck me, first and foremost, as the single biggest casualty of my trench warfare. Upon further contemplation i realized that most of what i had considered to be golden content was probably, in fact, mostly shit. What i’ve come to know as glorious cinema, music and literature over the past few years has more than likely far eclipsed the pedestrian attempts i had previously made to document what i thought was the good stuff. Now i’m sure some of what i discussed in the past would hold water today, and quite possibly still adorn a couple of my current lists of pop culture supremacy, but i suppose it would be considered more of a time capsule of the growth era spanning all the way back to my high school obsession with Mötley Crüe and leading into my current appreciation of the transcendent folk/country/rock that Dawes is currently producing.
I’ve come to realize that it’s time for a clean slate; the 2.0 if you will. Shed no tears, embrace the present, forget the past. ‘Memento Mori’ is tattooed on my right arm, which basically means, in Latin, ‘Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’ Sound familiar? I’m going to attempt to resurrect a few classic posts from the cowbell era gone by, perhaps only for nostalgic purposes, and possibly for sparse displays of spot-on opinion and content, or maybe only for pure silliness and trivia. Regardless, i’ve come to terms with the fact that over 6 years of my blogging life has succumbed to the end of the online world as i know it, and i feel fine.