Thursday, September 18, 2008

On Passing

This is not a personal blog. But it is a blog about nerdy culture as filtered through my own personal experience, and, as such, sometimes my real offline life intrudes. This is such an occasion.

I had originally planned to favor you today with another edition of Nerd News in Brief. There have been interesting developments of late concerning mc chris and Barack Obama, MC Lars and YTCracker, id obelus, and my pal Anthony just to name a few: things that are, at least to my reckoning, solidly newsworthy. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to write about these items at length at this time.

I was informed earlier this morning that my father has passed away. He and I weren't exactly what you call close, but he's my dad and I love him. A good bit of what I am today – both the bad and the good – is because of him. He instilled within me a love of music, a strong sense of self, and a penchant for profanity: the three pillars of projects like Hipster, please!

As I've stated, this isn't an ideal place for my personal emotional wallowings, so I'll simply leave it at that. Only to add that my planned vacation seems to've arrived prematurely and under less than ideal conditions.

Sincerest apologies to all those who have things in the works that I should rightly be promoting at present. I'll get back to the grind once I've had a chance to decompress, and you'll be at the top of the list.

That is to say I'll be back soon with more musings about geeky music, videogames, and Internet culture, and, in the meantime, don't worry too much about me. I'll get through.

Until then, stay well and be safe.

"'Cause we are not our parents, except that we are. So when you're losing what you're holding onto, you've got to let it go. You let it go. Oh, I know. And when I think about how much I didn't know before, it freaks me out to know how much I don't know now."

-- Uncle Monsterface, "Sparkle and Shine"

23 comments:

Church said...

Damn, Z. My deepest condolences to you and yours.

Geoff said...

Sorry to hear it Z. Hope all goes well.

D-Form said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Sangriaa said...

<3

The Ranger said...

sangriaa said it perfectly

<3

Doc Pop said...

Sorry to hear that Z. My condolonces.

Church said...

The GF adds hers as well.

Teh_Rhymerer said...

You have my deepest condolences, Z.

DV said...

Sad to hear, Z.

Best wishes going out to you and yours.

Glenn Case said...

Perfectly understandable to put things on hold for a while under the circumstances, Z. We'll be here when you return, mang.

Rachael and I send our condolences as well.

rock.

glenn case

Snake Eyes said...

So sorry to hear, Z. Peace, and best wishes.

Paradise Dan said...

my thoughts are with you my friend

Quartz said...

Much love to you Z. Take care, and we'll hear from you soon enough.

Denika said...

No apology is called for here. Get back to things when ever you feel like it friend.

antisoc said...

Sorry to hear it. :(

Anthony said...

It is very sad news to hear Z. Take all the time you need and all of us will be here when you return I am sure.

And don't worry, I'll be blogging extra hard for the both of us while you are away good sir!

Justin said...

Sorry to hear the news Z, hope you and your family are well.

mcchris said...

one of my greatest fears. im so sorry z. best of luck and let me know if u ever need anything from me :) peace mc

Luzid said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Z.

Shael Riley said...

My heartfelt condolences.

Masurao said...

I don't know how I missed this, but I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers, as are everyones, are with you

SDX said...

Thoughts and prayers, brother. Good luck to you and your family.

Jesse Dangerously said...

oh my fucking god z, I didn't see this post until just now... I'm so sorry for what's happened. that's got to be just the worst thing.