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dear friends, followers, supporters, and fellow 8tracks users,
i first wanted to apologize for my absence, not just regarding my mix-making sabbatical, but also when it has come to a recent dry spell in listening to, commenting on, and, even more importantly, celebrating the amazing and always astounding playlists that i time and again find myself marveling with pride. i feel like i owe it to you to provide an explanation of what's going on and where i am at.
the reasons for said absence are two fold. one: it's easy to forget i'm in year three of a doctoral level program in a health field, but, alas, time is rarely ever my own anymore. two: my own playlists are, well, in disarray, and it's a deeply paralyzing feeling. the recent troubles with soundcloud have rendered many of my mixes short of the 8 required tracks necessary for publications. in fact, i have 250+ mixes that have been deactivated as the result of removed files and tracks from soundcloud. while i harbor no ill-thoughts towards either 8tracks or soundcloud, it's still a warped feeling that's lodged in my stomach when i consider the prospect of replacing those tracks. the spirit of what made those playlists is gone as i can't place a band-aid track as a substitute for a song i may have spent hours searching for and nestling into place.
and, of those still in tact, many are still hanging on by a thread, missing the very tunes that unified the playlist into a cohesive piece of work and listening experience. and that's what i want for all of you: a listening experience, not a half-assed patchwork of songs that i'm trying to pass off as a worthwhile use of time. i can't do that.
so, with all that being said, i'll be taking down my mixes. i know that seems drastic, but i want a fresh start and i'd rather cleanly start fresh than try to keep together a crumbling empire of mixes.
however, i also don't want to permanently erase any experiences my playlists have provided you. so, please use the 8tracks forum service to message me any mix(es) you enjoyed. i'll make sure to include your selections are represented in the next generation of ablank mixes.
thank you and stay awesome people,
Trust me...I'm a DJ
Member since Dec 2010