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December 31, 2013



Good luck buddy! Try & have a happy new year!

Jim Yoakum

Hope whatever it is works out for you. Best wishes for 14.


We all do what we've got to do.....and I hope you gain some strength from the fact that you are doing it.
Best wishes to you and yours.


Happy new year, Alex. And hopefully it really will be one. Don't let the bastards grind ya down!

Chung Wong

I hope your family situation improves. Thank you so much for everything you write. Wishing you a better year.


Don't think of your blog as work, but as an escape for whatever negative is occurring in your life. You obviously gather much joy whenever you blog. Scale down the frequency, but do not abandoned it. Not for us, but for you.

All the best in 2014.

Alex in NYC

Oh believe me, I’ve never considered writing this blog to be “work.” That said, believe it or not, it does take up a fair amount of time and energy. That’s not a complaint, it’s just a fact. My reasons for putting it more or less on hold, however, are more due to the fact that I really cannot justify penning paeans to long-lost record stores, forgotten bars, obscure street art or richly-maligned post-punk bands right now. It’s not that these things are necessarily trivial (they’re certainly not to me), but I really need to keep my eyes on the prize at the moment, so to speak. I hate to keep being so vague, but when I feel I have the situation more in hand, I’m sure I’ll resume activity here.

Beyond that, I’m not really in the right frame of mind right now. To be perfectly honest, I can’t say I’ve ever felt so powerless or heartbroken. And as much as I’d like to consider myself the deep, mysterious type, I’m actually a slavishly chatty over-sharer. This combination needs to be kept in check at the moment.

James C. Taylor

Hope things improve for you soon. This blog clearly brings a lot of people a lot of joy, which is something to be proud of.

Hang in there.


Wishing you a quick and happy resolution to whatever it is that has you down Alex. I look forward to the time you decide it's right to come back and blog some more - I just can't imagine this is the end of Flaming Pablum! See you around on FB!

EV Grieve

All the best to you and your family, Alex.


All the best and good luck for 2014. Looking forward to your return.
Take care.


Best of luck to you Alex, I hope things turn for the better very soon!


Be well. Stay focused on the important stuff.


If it weren't for your blog, I wouldn't have discovered Francis and the Lights. Thanks for being cool and I hope you'd still post some new music recommendations from time to time.

Best of luck!


Hey Alex !
Just wanted to wish you the best for 2014...The big wheel always turns and I am sure that thing will get better for you...2013 was a shitty year for myself to...Thanks again for your support but also for your blog which is always a great inspiration to me and for my own blog...I really like your mix of New York facts and rock stories...rock and NY being two of my real passions...So all the best to you and please come back soon !

Bowery Boogie

hope the family issue improves and that you have a great 2014. hang in there. will certainly miss your writing, but look forward to your eventual return.

all the best.

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