Sunday, May 03, 2015

R.I.P. Slicing Up Eyeballs

It's a sad day in the world of music blogs.  The excellent site Slicing Up Eyeballs is calling it a day.  For the past six years the site has covered the artists that made up the underground music scene(s) of the 1980s, their current on-goings, and their legacies with the heart and passion of a true music nerd that was obviously there for some of this amazingly legendary time in music.  In the final post editor and site mastermind Matt Sebastian lamented the "inordinate amount of time" that it takes to run a music blog (something I can empathize and sympathize with wholeheartedly) but ended with a heartfelt thank you to readers:
But the important thing here — the most important thing — is that I stop to thank you, the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs. I started this site because I figured that if I still liked this music, there probably were others out there, too, who would enjoy reading about these bands. I never imagined there would be so many of you. So thank you for reading, for sharing, for listening, for participating — for everything.
You’re the only reason this site lasted as long as it did. Because people cared.
Well Mr. Sebastian, you made it easy to care.  In this day and age of hipster music sites that do little more than build up and subsequently tear down the latest hipster fad, you produced a site that was fun and thoughtful while at the same time refreshing and nostalgic.  I will miss your posts but am glad to know that you will stay active on the Slicing Up Eyeballs Facebook and Twitter pages.  Good luck in your future endeavors but know that your site will be missed!

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