This has been a long time coming. When Michelle and I first started Totally Crushed Out three years ago, it was to have the freedom to write about whatever, whenever with a rotating cast of pop culture savvy people. We’ve had an opportunity to talk to a bunch of awesome people and go to shows and just basically enjoy our collective late twenties because of this.
There also came a point, about a year ago, when we were sort of lagging on content but still gaining new readers that I realized that we had sort of betrayed ourselves inasmuch as this thing became a machine of its own. Not that that’s a bad thing, but when you couple self-imposed deadlines with a conflicting battle of how to keep building a brand AND not be stale, it takes all the fun away from wanting to write about comics, music, and movies. And of course, there are the ongoing projects I have outside of TCO that have kept me relatively busy (Moon Waffles, Speak Priest, Clothes and Dagger, and Vintage Dope, to name a few).
More than anything, however, I feel like the last few months have turned this webspace into something that is difficult to distinguish from other Tumblrs, which was something that I took to heart.
All that being said, I’m going to leave all this stuff up, if you kids want to go back and read my super awkward interview with Julie Klausner or the ridiculous interview with Open Fire! (still my favorite band from Tacoma, more than Seaweed).
I’ve also collected these interviews and started my own little project called Total Tropes. You can follow it, if you want. Light writing about fun stuff. Ultimately, that’s what it comes down to.
As ‘Pac said, keep ya head up.