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Second and Final Retirement
Southern Air

Hey everyone. I hate to be the type of moderator to leave before he even starts, but I think it's time for me to ultimately conclude my role as a staff member on this site. I had a fairly successful 2 year return going all the way back to 2014, but it seems that no matter how much I try to fight it, life keeps pulling me away from what once was an extremely fulfilling hobby of writing music reviews for this website. I thought dedicating myself to the behind-the-scenes work might rekindle some passion, but for as much as I really enjoyed helping out on that front, I simply don't have enough time or energy to expend in any sort of meaningful or reliable role anymore.
2Brand New

I still enjoy hanging out here immensely, but between working 13 hour days about half the time and in the other half having a wife / commencing the process of being a homeowner / starting the "let's have a baby" chatter, time has been far too sparse and I've never been able to settle into the consistent moderating role that I had hoped. Please know that this isn't some spur of the moment decision, but rather something that I've been considering for a few months now. I finally confirmed my desire to move on during my time away the last couple weeks; I was really able to gain a fresh perspective on my life and the critical juncture that it is at.
3Tigers on Trains

I plan on dropping a couple symbolic/promised reviews before I depart, although I essentially consider this to be the end. I will come back to review the final Yellowcard album in September (of course) and I plan to make that my final review on the site. I wanted to thank you guys for the support over the years, and please know that if you ever need anything I'm just an email away. I will probably still be more active than most emeriti (?) at least in terms of commenting and such because I can't seem to totally abstain from this place, but the simple fact of the matter is that my best and most active days on this site are far behind me. So once again, I thank Jom and Willie for giving me every opportunity that they have over the last 8 years, as well as the rest of you for the constant support via your quality contributions, constructive criticism, online friendship, et al. I wish you all the very best as you continue to make this site everything that it is.
4Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

I'll be seeing you around!
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