Hey everyone, sorry for the considerable delay and the Chumbawamba reference. Week-plus long gaps between updates aren’t unusual for this blog but a month-plus gap certainly is. It wasn’t intentional, just the unfortunate side effect of my old laptop finally giving into whatever was ailing it —- a busted internal fan for a start —- and as a result absolutely refusing to multi-task without the system simply grinding to an irritating halt. The reality is that its near impossible for me to write pieces for this blog without a multi-tabbed Firefox and iTunes running simultaneously, and after seven years of the laptop being a slow but trusty workhorse, I realized it was time to put it to pasture. But I’m back with a brand new laptop packing a considerably heftier amount of power (Intel i5 + running my OS off my shiny new internal SSD drive!) and am ready to get back into writing mode!
I’m behind so expect the next few updates to be playing catch up: A belated review of Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is gonna arrive first, followed by a two part monstrous Summertime Reviews Cluster (part two will come in late July/early August…. part one is big enough *cough* nine albums! *cough*), followed by another edition of The Metal Pigeon Recommends, as well as my long worked upon Bruce Dickinson retrospective that I stupidly promised on Instagram back in, jeez, March I think. So yeah, that’s a rough look at the upcoming weeks/months, but expect some surprises here and there as well because I feel the need to unleash a flurry of updates to make up for lost time in a way. Not sure where that will take us but we’ll find out together! By the way for those of you who follow me on Twitter, I know my Tweet-A-Day attempts for May and June went down like the Hindenburg but I’ll be making another run at it in July (declaring it here might help me remember more!). Follow me on Twitter and Instagram both @TheMetalPigeon (Facebook too but all I do is post article updates there). Here’s to a more active second half of 2015!