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July 22, 2010

So long!

Hey friends,

Thought I should let you know that I've decided to stop writing this blog. While I was on vacation, we rolled past the six-year anniversary of the blog's first posting. Six years is a long time for any continuous project to occupy a significant chunk of a person's mind. And I realized as I was posting all those "vacation re-posts" from the early years of the blog that I had a lot more enthusiasm to share my feelings about music back then. These days posting about music has become a lot more perfunctory, and even though I still find a thrill in discovering wonderful new music, the process of constantly auditioning music has become a bit too arduous of a chore. I think it's time to get back to a place where finding new music is mostly just a personal treat, unbound by any obligation except to enjoy it on the spot.

If for any reason you want to keep up with my other endeavors, my personal blog will keep you updated. And I plan to keep the Comfort Radio playlist updated, for the 2.8 of you who listen to it on a semi-regular basis.

Cheers, and so long!

The Nylons - So Long

Recently on Comfort Radio:
M83 - Farewell / Goodbye
Ulrich Schnauss - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
The Beatles - The End

Posted by Scotto at July 22, 2010 09:15 AM

Comments

Thank you for all the great music you've introduced me to. It's been a great 6 years and I hope you have fun with whatever new project you embark on. It's been a pleasure :)

Posted by: Tim at July 22, 2010 10:19 AM

Thanks a lot. You showed me a lot of good stuff. I tried to start a blog and couldn't keep up with the added steps of posting and describing and linking, either.

In fact, I'm studying automation and design for that very reason - so that, when I find something, there's an easy way to get it up and out with fewer hurdles.

Twitter is the start of that, but I have other plans past 140 chars.

Either way, I'm working on establishing a communal sharing space for 'those who care and have excellent taste' like you and me. There's lots of competition for places like that (and lots of banner ads and distractions), but I have faith that my formula will work.

Feel free to keep in touch with me via email, introduce yourself, etc. (bloomsounds at gmail)

Thanks again. Your blog was one of the first I ever RSSed...I know have about 100.

DB

Posted by: Dave Bloom at July 22, 2010 11:42 AM

Oh no! I'm so sorry to see you go. This is by far the best music blog that I follow. I've made so many great discoveries here.
You will be missed!

Posted by: CN Heidelberg at July 22, 2010 01:20 PM

Hey, was just getting into reading your blog so sad to see you go. Blogging can be a time sink, for sure.

Enjoy the music and your time. It will, of course, be eaten up in other ways now.

-BB

Posted by: Chris at July 22, 2010 01:37 PM

It's a sad, sad day. Thanks for the great tunes!!!

Posted by: -Ed at July 22, 2010 02:00 PM

WAT.

I've been following this blog for so so long! Devastated to see it go. You've hooked me up with some really great, unique stuff that doesn't get posted anywhere else.

Well it was fun while it lasted! Sorry to lose you to the anonymous internet ether once again.

Posted by: Pierre at July 22, 2010 03:33 PM

Thanks for introducing me to so many great artists over the years. So many tunes that hit my sweet spot. Comfort indeed.

Wonderful work. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Posted by: K at July 22, 2010 07:22 PM

Plain & simply: Thank you

Posted by: Philippe at July 22, 2010 10:15 PM

it's been great sharing your 'ear', it's a good too mate, very consistent, thanks very much for your blog

Posted by: mike l at July 23, 2010 02:14 AM

Let me add to the voices here by saying a big thank you for the great music you've introduced me to over the years. Thanks and good luck!

Posted by: merkur at July 23, 2010 08:20 AM

Dude, what a shame (altho I can certainly understand your reasons); yours is THE BEST of the many music blogs that I peruse on a regular basis, and you've turned me on to a lot of great artists. Hopefully you can just catch your breath for a year or two, then bring the magic back again?

Thanks again for all your hard work, please know it was truly appreciated!

Posted by: hal at July 23, 2010 09:11 AM

so sorry to see you go! we'll miss all the great new music!! who else can we possibly turn to for such great insight?! thank you thank you thank you for 6 awesome years!!!

Posted by: lito at July 23, 2010 05:06 PM

Sending thanks for the great music and inspiring videos. While I'll miss Comfort Music, I completely understand at the same time. Mad love and gratitude!

Posted by: Jaya at July 28, 2010 05:19 PM

Pero que triteza! That sad my friend, but well I understand. Thank you for introduce me in new worlds of beauty

Adios Amigo!

Posted by: Manuelito Kun at July 28, 2010 08:17 PM

Sorry to hear this. This blog was one of a very select few that I learned shared my musical taste to a high degree, and all I know about super-recent music is thanks to these few.

Be well.

Posted by: Aaron at July 29, 2010 03:10 AM

Similar sentiments to other commenters, I only discovered Comfort relatively recently but Its introduced me to some great tunes. Thanks and best of luck with future endeavours.

Posted by: Dave McGowan at July 29, 2010 08:29 AM

I listen not every day. but to this blog I came one time a week and was suprised everytime about your postings. - so let me tell,thx so much to spend all this time. It was a pleasure for me to be a part of this. good luck!

Posted by: bhlogiston at August 10, 2010 12:14 PM

Scotto,
Many thanks for the 6yrs of outstanding music. The Friday grab bag was one of my favourite blog posts ever on the net. Best of luck in your future.
Thanks again
Dec F
Ireland

Posted by: Dec at August 17, 2010 04:10 AM

I love your blog, and it has introduced me to so many new awesome artistes!! I really hate to see this, but you deserve a break!

All the best for your future projects!

Posted by: Liang at August 18, 2010 09:18 PM

buena musica- ilike

Posted by: mauricio at August 19, 2010 09:50 AM

Boo! I just read this. Have been a follower of your blog for a while. Hope you post a few things after this even if it's once every 6 months!

George

Posted by: George at August 26, 2010 02:48 PM

i'm sad to see this blog is no longer, but thanks nonetheless for the glorious music youve been providing all these years. :)

Posted by: greta at August 30, 2010 10:51 AM

Thank you for the countless hours of amazing music you provided to us. Godspeed in whatever you decide to do in life Scotto. I will miss you.

Posted by: Moka at September 11, 2010 10:43 AM

I too am one of the those people who have probably never commented, but has been very very grateful for all the great music you've shared with us.

Thank you.

Posted by: Deeona at October 31, 2010 02:43 AM

muchas gracias!

y feliz viaje!

Posted by: jammy at November 23, 2010 08:27 AM

Thanks for all of your work and sharing! I'll miss this place. Your post above is very well said. I've had the same thoughts with some of my webpages. Trying to present your findings can turn a fun activity into a chore. Best of luck to you. Comfort Music has left a lasting impression on my jukebox.

BTW My favorite background color was pink.

Posted by: RF at January 18, 2011 07:54 AM

I just read the post. Why r u stopped writing.

plz keep the gold coming. must read comments and start again.

Posted by: Hip Hop Songs at March 5, 2011 10:41 AM

Why do all good bloggers stop bloggin? I hope that you will start bloggin again one day

Posted by: what to listen at April 14, 2011 04:02 AM

Its sad to see good blogers stop. Hope you will start again one day

Posted by: music at April 14, 2011 04:02 AM