Tea Time With Jesse

Six of One, Half Dozen the Other

Thanks For All the Fish, and I Don’t Love the Rolling Stones

Posted by middlerage on December 6, 2014

But I do like and admire them, and, well, they are an appropriate reference for this post. The Stones just keep rolling along, year after year, and putting out good music. Most rock bands break up in a fiery fashion, often with members dying in celebrity, and some bands should break up but don’t (their relevance long vanished). But the Stones do manage to stay somewhat relevant, whether you like them or not, and I am envious of their continued ability to just have fun.

However, this blog is not that band, and I need to give it a dignified end – which in the world of blogging is as simple as just saying This is the End. (Where most blogs simply rust in place with a battered screen door banging in the lonely prairie wind.)

It is, of course, tempting to invoke the Doors rather than the Stones, because their song The End is the de facto homage to ends, however it is a blazing tribute to psychotic ends and sociopath murderings. This blog is far from that  (I would hope!) and it is a tip of the hat to the Rolling Stones rather than Morrison’s moldy grave that I wish to make.

Taking a cue from the estimable Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I’d like to say So long and thanks for all the fish. It is regretable, because I do still have things to say, besides which, as one reader told me (long ago), it is a great way to stay connected with my dear friends. However, in honesty, I’m not saying those things, and I am not updating the blog. That is not going to change – I just don’t have the same impulse to sit down and do it. Which is a shame because I really love feeling connected to you all, so, really, thank goodness for the hated Facebook.

Anyhoo, many thanks for tuning in, best wishes to all my readers, don’t wander too far, drop me an email, and fer godsakes update your FB status. And with typical Jesse-type-wavering I am not stopping blogging altogether…

(In addition to the not very updated teaching blog) I am going to open a new, very casual blog devoted to music, and updated quite randomly and … to be honest with myself, likely not often. I always did favor the Music Fridays category of this blog, which is ironic because I tried to kill that category off once! You guys wouldn’t let me, and, well, now I shall continue that in Jesse’ Musical Explorations (or some such title).

But for now, Peace out, Hasta Luego, Regards, Ciao, Hefti, CYA, buh-bye

With much affection,

Tea Time


4 Responses to “Thanks For All the Fish, and I Don’t Love the Rolling Stones”

  1. Mark Leisher said

    Bis später!

  2. eastwindrain said

    thanks for the time & effort you put into the blog – I say it was in the top 95%…no 96% of the blogs I semi-regularly visit (had to give you better than two sigmas)

  3. Dahveed said

    Wow. Major drag. Part of me wants to talk you out of it. But I guess a bigger part of me knows I should respect your decision. Thank heavens I’m now local…

  4. I’m late to the goodbye party, so I’ll just have a warm beer with the clean-up crew.

    But no, thank *you* for all the fish. Having never ever been tempted to publish my thoughts and opinions so publicly, my admiration knows no bounds for anyone who can, at semi-regular intervals, assay an essay which succeeds.

    Ya done good. And in your next electronic breath you admitted you’re going to continue expounding on music, so I don’t have to kill myself. Thanks.

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