jerseydave77 Posted June 21, 2013 Share Posted June 21, 2013 Dear All, I have resigned as a Mod. Let me contextualize this and explain. In the past six months I’ve lost three people from my life, had a film premiere at Sundance, watched my beloved Jersey Shore destroyed, served four straight days without sleep responding to the crisis, completed a triathlon...my life has been the ultimate up and down story. I’ve accomplished as much as I ever have at the highest level and I’ve lost about as much as I can ever imagine. A couple weeks ago my 27 year old cousin was found dead. As I’ve comforted my family, mourned my loss, cried my eyes out and wrote my eulogy I came to a conclusion. I’m in a very different place in my life than I was a year ago and my priorities have shifted significantly. I can no longer adequately moderate this place and you need a good mod – VC deserves better than what I can give when my heart isn’t in it. The harsher reality is that in the past two weeks the thing that drove me nuts the most was my mod messages and that whenever I checked in here there was someone griping about something ridiculous. I feel I may have ultimately aged out of collecting vinyl or at least actively discussing it. Buying vinyl was the only way I could afford music when I began – the shittier the cover the happier I was because it would save me some money. The repeated griping over being screwed out of some limited color or someone pissed about a seam split or yet another $30 repress has me realizing that this isn’t what I loved about music. In fact, it’s everything I rejected. I didn’t want to buy $20 cds at the mall. I didn’t care about condition as long as the music was clean. I certainly never felt screwed that I couldn’t own a Youth of Today 7” with a Batman Stamp on it either. So, I’m in essence leaving the circus. This has grown into something I can’t actively participate in and it makes me sad. What doesn’t make me sad is purging a ton of shit from my collection and instead spinning records with my three year old that he chooses based on the cover image (he is currently in love with the Dave Hause 7” series, he calls them the “number records”). That makes me feel good about music and vinyl. The self-entitled brats that have overrun this place do not and due to where I now stand in life I don’t have the patience to laugh and turn the other cheek. In a moment of self-awareness I can admit many of you have no issue with this so instead of clogging the board with responses it’s better for me to just hang back and chime every week or two when I have something of substance to offer. I made a lot of good friends on here, I’ll be coming around from time to time but I don’t think I’ll be on as much ever again. Many of you have my number – text me or hit me on Facebook or PM me here since I get the emails. To anyone on here that ever pulled a record for me – Thank you for making this an awesome place, keep doing it. For anyone I ever pulled a record for – I hope you pass along the favor and that I helped you smile for a second. Peace, Jersey killerofjoy605, IanRees, daegor and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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