For sometime, I've used Facebook to keep people updated about The Atomica Project. That was okay. I also used it to vent a lot of personal frustration. And to express this lovely biting, sarcastic, sense of humor I've been blessed with. That wasn't quite as okay.
If you know me, at all, you know I wake up early, play with my wonderful daughter, make her smile, laugh, and make goo goo eyes at me. I kiss the woman I'm madly in love with that I've been married to for 18 years. I smile, a lot. I constantly make jokes. As many at my own expense as at the expense of others. I do anything to motivate myself, including reminding myself of people who have pissed me off. I work, excessively. I work on music about 100 hours a week.
My point is - there are a lot of people on Facebook who don't know each other at all that become "friends." At the end of the day, there were just too many "friends" I had that didn't know me at all. The words you write don't have a smile, a wink, or a moment of awkward laughter behind them. It's all very raw. This is the problem with email. And the problem with any kind of written text. It became uncomfortable for me, personally, to defend myself to people I've not spent 5 minutes with. Rather than un-friend half the world, I've decided to cancel my account.
So, we start a new era of Non-Facebook. I'll blog here, about the band, and it'll be nice and simple (I hope!) Our drummer, and our manager will still run our Facebook page, and you can always find us on Twitter. Back to work on the new record.