So some of you guys might be wondering "Where is NoSon? Why isn't he posting?" and I thought I may as well finally break the news. I felt guilty for not posting for multiple weeks, as if I just vanished without a trace, so I'd prefer it if I just let it out: I'm just done with the forum.
I highly appreciate the fact that this new forum has been created for all the old TIOA members, but I just have nothing else to say or discuss. I tried this by making a few threads but to tell you the truth, I really see no reason in discussing the exact same topics yet again, just on a new forum. There comes a time when you have to accept that. I've discussed every aspect of Genesis many, many times - enough times to be really tired of it. Yeah, they are in my opinion, the best band of all time by far. But even the best band ever can become boring to talk about.
Furthermore, I am also really, really burned out on music in general - not that I don't like music anymore, but I'm listening to new stuff very rarely these days. I might listen to the occasional new album by a comfort zone artist like Newton Faulkner or Elbow, but recently whenever I do hear music, I mostly listen to old favourites over and over to block out the abysmal pop/rap crap the radio plays at the gym. So I can't even discuss music anymore. That fiery passion I had for music throughout the late 2000s to the mid 2010s is sadly gone, replaced with a desire to just listen to my favourite songs/albums over and over. Even new prog albums are sadly uninteresting to me.
I hate to have to admit it, but there just isn't anything left for me on here anymore. It just isn't the same here - it lacks the retro 2000s charm of the original forum - and even if it was the same forum I'd still very rarely have anything to talk about anyway. Chatting is fun, but it's not worth it if it's just small talk for the sake of it.
None of this means I won't drop in a couple of times a year to say hello, but I'm afraid that my days of frequent forum-posting are long over. Sorry, guys.
Thanks for all the wonderful discussions over the years, everyone. I won't forget them and I'm so glad to have made friends with so many of you. You guys helped me through some tough times in my life.
'Til the next time, farewell.
P.S. I'm seeing the Book of Genesis at Charterhouse on June 2nd. So there's a fair chance I might bump into some of you.