As many folks might know, I have a weekly radio show that airs live on Sundays on Metal World Radio. It has been also rebroadcast Tuesdays on Delicious Agony Radio. I’ve decided to put the show on hiatus for now. There are a few reasons for it and since there’s going to be speculation, I decided to use this post to both alert people to the hiatus and clear up the reasons why.
As people know, I am winding down reviews and that has given me a bit of relief. Additionally I am in the process of changing jobs in the middle of a pandemic. High risk, high reward. On Friday Juneteenth, two close friends were killed in a tragic car accident. Both were very supportive of PMP and I met them thru the Facebook page. My last radio show was a tribute to them and it turned out to be the hardest show I’ve done. One of the hardest things to do emotionally.
I actually got up from the mic many times during the music because I was too much of a wreck. So that show was draining. Subsequently, I’ve had an issue with some friends that became somewhat of a final straw. I think if any of these things were spread out, I’d have handled all of this and the show differently. But I can’t do another show now.
I know I come off as this gruff blow hard but to be quite honest, I am over sensitive and use that exterior to block it out if I can. The last show was raw emotion and to try to pick up the pieces whilst having unfortunate disagreements with my inner circle…it’s just time for it.
So that’s the deal. I do love doing the radio show normally. It’s not like reviews that I never enjoyed. But right now, I would resent myself for doing another radio show and that’s not the proper frame of mind for music. I am sure I’ll be back on the air at some point. When? I don’t know. Thank you all for listening to it either live or otherwise.
Hang in there Rob, take the time you need. I appreciate your honesty, and so sorry about the loss and turmoil.