Saturday, February 08, 2014

IT'S ALIVE (kinda)

Kinda.......
There's a recent popular country song sung by some hat that has the lines in it....."If you're going thru hell, keep on going, maybe you'll get thru to the other side, before the devil even knows you're there......"   That's somewhat paraphrased, but you get the point.
It's been almost 5 years since I last made an entry in here. Hard to believe that it's been that long. When you're a kid, 5 years is an eternity, not so much when you're older than dirt. I'm amazed that the blog is still here. I'm even more amazed that I'm still here. I did my damnedest in the last 5 years to ensure I didn't get to the other side and failed miserably several times.
So, I'm still here it seems. I won't bore you with the details of all that's happened between May of '09 and today. I love to tell a good story and there's at least a couple of them in there, I'm just not up for that much personal introspection just yet.
Let's talk music. All the while I've been "gone" there have been people sending me emails and making requests that I couldn't fill. With things now being a bit less chaotic than before I recently decided to try filling a couple requests I received. I figured that after all this time if someone was still out there searching for something I had on my site, than maybe I could help out a bit, again.
So, here's the deal for now. If you're out there and read this and need something that's already up here listed....follow the instructions and get in touch. I know that's a lot of work for some folks, but it's my game and so I get to make the rules. Assuming you are able to make contact, make your request and I'll do my best to fill it. Don't expect Amazon style service, but I'll get back to you as soon as time allows. I've got a lot of things on my plate I didn't have before, so even though I am now officially retired.....I seem to be busier than ever before. Just another part of life I can't really explain.
You can also get in touch if there's nothing you want, but just want to touch base after all this time. Whether or not I do anything more with this from here on out will depend on the feedback I get from here on out......
I don't have a working turntable at the moment, need a new stylus and cartridge, but once that's taken care of I plan to continue on with my needledrops until I've gone thru my whole collection. That may take the rest of my days. I dunno, but I guess we'll see what happens and how it goes.
I would suggest that rather than leave a comment on blogger, that you contact me via Email. They seem to have enacted a automatic spam filter and I've already seen evidence that that doesn't always let thru actual comments from time to time either so, forewarned is forearmed......
Let's see where this goes now, if it does. The bottom could fall out again tomorrow, who knows? I have a bit of a different outlook now than I did before, but I'm still the same old charming, curmudgeon I was before, just with more wrinkles and scars.
 
Tom

3 Comments:

Blogger Tom Eckels said...

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First saw you blog when you were stepping away from it (2009). Are things different for you now...??..and is the dog yours, the one in your avatar. If so is the "pup" still with you??

Best of luck..."coming home" can be difficult.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:06:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Thanks for the note. Yes, things are way different now, everything's pretty much been changed...plans for the future, the way I look at life, pretty much the whole 9 yards.

The dog that is my avatar is no longer with me. He passed in August of 2010 due to cancer. Just one of several entities that I'm no longer able to be in touch with.....Fortunately there was another pup here to take over and he's done an admirable job. He's keeping my feet warm right now.

Thanks for the welcome back. We'll see how it goes from here on out.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:22:00 PM EST  

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