So maybe a few people were somewhat confused when I euthanized my blog without warning sometime last February. Maybe some people are upset that they never got a chance to see it in action. Most likely, you are neither one of these people, since about a grand total of five individuals ever read it to begin with.
Anyway, that's all irrelevant now. A lack of inspiration led to me to shut down the blog before, and a surge of new inspiration (i.e. being bored and wanting to write something) has led me to reinstate it. I’ve got a laptop, I’ve got a pile of mp3s, and I’ve got an endless supply of critical bile to dispense. I have returned.
For those of you who are unawares, Supernova Asylum (http://supernova-asylum.blogspot.com/) was a blog I created about a year ago to serve as an outlet for my inner critic. People requested albums (sometimes) and I tore them to shreds (sometimes). This same system will return, but with some changes. First and foremost is the lack of any specified release dates; experience taught me that, even when doing something I enjoy, I work very poorly under time constraints. Expect to see at least one review per week, but don’t expect to see them on any sort of rigid schedule. I’ll post a status update alerting you to the presence of any new reviews. Simple!
Second, I’ve taken to prepare myself for a “submission drought”, by which I mean a lack of review requests. I’ll usually put requests first and foremost on my review list, but when worse comes to worse I’ll withdraw an album from my little “bank account”. So far, I have compiled these albums to be of interest to either myself or the viewing audience:
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Devin Townsend Project - Addicted*
Faith No More - Angel Dust
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic*
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
Megadeth - Endgame
Muse - The Resistance
Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest*
Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions
Slayer - World Painted Blood*
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg*
* indicates albums with upcoming release dates
If any of these albums spur your interest, please let me know in the comments section of this note. I’ll gladly review them sooner than normal if interest is present.
Ultimately, though, I must stress that the future of the blog relies mainly on you. Yes, YOU! I am motivated not just by my own cynical ego, but by your devotion to laughing at my cynical ego. If people don’t give me things to review or comment on the reviews I’ve written, there’s no way for me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything. Any kind of creative feedback is welcome, and you can post it either on the blog or my Facebook wall or status.
And with all that verbosity out of the way, I think that covers everything. Once again, my status will tell you when the first batch of reviews has arrived. Farewell for now!