Retiring Music Review

After eleven years of reviewing music on this site, I am calling it quit. Writing about music started out as a hobby from a passionate listener and it took up a chunk of my time to listen, analyze, and write. When I was still single and lived by myself, I had all the time in the world to kill. With a family, I don’t have that luxury anymore, but I kept at it. I must admit, I haven’t spent as much time as once had on reviewing an album. I would spend an hour the most on a piece and the results showed.

As much as I have been addicted to listening and writing music, I am getting burned out. The last piece took me almost three hours on an early Sunday morning to just to get down 530 words. I could have had spent that time sleeping with my kids or doing something else.

Why am I writing this post and not just quit quietly? I tried to stop many times, but I kept on telling myself: “This will be the last review.” Whenever I heard something excited me, I just couldn’t wait to write and share about it. I am now making it official with this post to remind myself that I need to let it go.

I don’t know how many people still read my reviews anymore, but I want to thank you for stopping by. I also want to apologize to all the musicians I had offended. It was not intentional. I just wanted to push the art, especially Vietnamese music, to a higher level. Nevertheless, I do appreciate you do what you do to bring us joy, pleasure, and emotional experiences.

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