Now to answer a couple of points raised. Firstly, just because I've stopped writing about dubstep, doesn't mean I've suddenly stopped liking/listening to dubstep. I'll still be buying records, still going along to a few clubs etc (see below), but just for my own pleasure. Secondly, some people confuse 'retiring from dubstep' with 'retiring the blog', as though the two are inseparable. This is part of the problem I guess. When I started this blog, I'd never even heard of dubstep, yet somehow the two are fused in some people's minds. I suppose I let my enthusiasm get out of control. Having said that, I am gonna take a long break from blogging over the holiday period, (same as I did last year) and spend some quality time with my family. I may return in September. Then again I might not. If I feel as empty and unmotivated as I do now, then I probably won't, but things can change.
I've got a couple more things to post this month, then the hiatus begins. Thanks to everyone who read, listened and communicated, and special thanks to all those artists featured in my mix (and a few others who I couldn't squeeze in). I hope you all find success doing what you love to do, and hopefully I'll be buying records with your names on in the future.
Next week sees the first H.E.N.C.H. night, where the collective consciousness of Bristol's dubstep scene will coalesce every month, to do battle on the decks in an attempt to blow our (and each other's) minds. This could be the true beginning of the Bristol 'FWD>>' community I dreamed of. Let it be so...