you make me feel like I am free again.
Whenever I'm alone with you,
you make me feel like I am clean again."
-- The Cure, "Lovesong"
I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Lots of life going on, which seems weird to me.
As a side effect of all this life and trying to hit clubs and events, my sleep cycle's all kinds of fucked up. One night I'll be up until 2 a.m. and up at 7 a.m. and the next night I'm in bed by 8 p.m. and asleep until 9 a.m. and.... blargh. The effect of all this is that I feel more than a little exhausted all the time.
Add in to that financial stuff. I've lived a little too large of late, trying to hit more events and shows than I probably should, expending immense amounts of gas and paying lots of bridge toll. I'm working on figuring out some ways to free up a little more cash each month, and now I just have to enact some of those plans - but money is a stressor for me (as I'm sure it is for many folks), and I'm delaying for fear of having missed factoring something, somewhere.
This last bit makes me feel really bad - like I'm not supporting the scene enough if I hold back due to cash-flow reasons. And, for the sake of the site, it is fairly important that I do go to lots of events because that's where one actually finds out about more events in the scene.
For example: I'd have never been to Club Nocturne if I'd never heard of Solace first. And I would have never heard of Solace had I not gone to Dark Shadows. But I would have never heard of Dark Shadows had I not gone to Death Guild in the months before Dark Shadows started.
This sort of thing, of course, is the reason that SFGothic.net exists - to help my fellow darklings hear about things they never otherwise would have. Especially folk like me who live outside civilization-proper (by which I mean: I live in, basically, ultra-East-Bay suburbs) and so don't get to hear about the latest and greatest events and clubs and concerts and what-have-you that are springing up.
So all that said - what with the holidays about to kick into full gear and my cash-situation being a little strapped already - I'll probably not be getting out to a whole lot over the coming month or two, while I get finances sorted out.
Instead, I'm hoping to start writing a few more reviews of albums I've had the pleasure of picking up over the last six months or music I find on the web and also a bit more discussion on fashion. And maybe even more of my thoughts on stuff in general. We'll see.
Ultimately, what I'm saying is: you may be seeing a bit less of me out-and-about than before in SF-proper for a month or two, but I'm hoping that you'll be hearing/reading more from me as a result.
To kick some of that off, let's do some scene news:
There's rumblings that the Cat Club is radically shaking up its weekly/monthly calendar for 2012 -
- Word is that DieMaschinen will be ending in December due to low turn-out (I'll be honest, I only got to make it out there once and wasn't super impressed with whomever was DJing in the back that night - and I've heard some horror stories from other attendees that only reinforce that bad impression).
- I've also been told that Diverge will be ending next month as well. Diverge has never struck me as quite my thing, but I know some awesome people that really enjoy it, so it's a loss that will be felt within my circle.
- There's also tales that the wildly successful and excellent Dark Shadows may start happening two nights a month... and potentially on Saturdays instead of Fridays. So there's some serious "yay" in that. EDIT Update: Nope, sounds like 2nd and 4th Fridays. That's okay. I like hitting the Cat on Fridays.
-- Mr. M.