Wednesday, June 9, 2004

SARAH'S SO BORING EVER SINCE SHE STOPPED BLOGGING

Whoa, thanks a lot for everyone's support in all this. Basically, the official statement is this:
I felt like this blog was fucking with my political aspirations. Seriously, who can run for president if people think they have a drinking problem, or a drug problem, or are mabye questionable private lives? I'm worried that in 11 years when I'm 35, pregnant with my second child, married to the singer of the Killers, and on the campaign trail, someone's gonna bust out something like: "On September 10, 2003, you said "I feel like last night didnt happen to me. It was such a blur and a whirlwind and a confusion of senses that it was like something out of a really trippy movie out of england about the rave drug culture or something. only, minus the dancing." Now don't you think you should've been mourning the near-2 year anniversary of September 11. You are a bad canidate!" And the whole thing would be down the tubes. Tragic! I'd make a good president. Not sure which party I'd be on yet, but whatever party it is better have an awesome DJ!

But I was also really touched by everyone who posted such nice things on the comments section and who emailed me with their concerns (not to mention called me, my roommates, and friends -- many of whom offered to be my publicist). I'm fine. My health is fine. My job is fine. I really wanted to lose readers (ie: the people who read this blog, post on it, and say they don't like me, yet waste their time with my drivel). Overall, I was just totally touched by how sweet the people who read this little thing are. My Goodness!

So this blog will return eventually. Hopefully nobody will care about it when it does (not to assume that people care about it now... but you get the idea), and I can continue to blog without someone making accusations and threats (word). I'll still be drunk. I'll still be making out with boys. I'll still be going out 39 times a week to see bands and tell you about them. But until then read SPIN. It's a good magazine!

Suddenly I feel a bit like Jay-Z. 99 Problems but the blog aint one.

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

As Lindsay would say: Yay!

Anonymous said...

I keep forgetting to write my name.

-stereogum

Tankboy said...

Whew! Ya had me worried there for a sec.

You just gotta learn to ignore the negative and accentuate the positive.

Hey, that's kinda cathcy...bet it'd make a GREAT song!

Anonymous said...

sarah--
you fucking rule. we all love you.

maggie me-too said...

I'd vote for you. If I lived in the U.S....

I <3 U, Sarah!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay yay, thank you very much. There is hope. I got more depressed than when The Modern Age was down for a while. You could always take the comments feature off or start a mailing list or something. Cause, um, people will read it.
-Jess

Anonymous said...

Sarah:

i'm one of those random readers who loves your writing and boldness.

i'm therefore, sad to see your blog go (even if it's only temporary), and angry that some dumb fuck would send you a "disturbing" email - and i don't even know you! With an email name like, "schu_the_jew", it sounds like the threat must be religiously-based or something.

Nevertheless, i got your back in Canada!

yours,

v.v.unhip Canadian (Jennifer)

S said...

Well I've enjoyed it. I hope it comes back. Even if it makes me feel a little old sometimes reading it. My god do you have a lot of energy!

Ahem, not that I'm that much older though. I'm 29. ;)

Matthew R.S. said...

I agree, SPIN is good. So is Lumino! I'm a shameless promoter, but what can I say, it's your last post for a while. (Did I mention a new issue goes up on the 15th of every month?)

Anyway, I enjoy reading about what's going on in NYC from your site, in particularly regarding music. If you ever want to know how Chicago is, feel free to take a look.

Peace.

-Matthew R/S

Anonymous said...

Love your site. I hope you decide to start it back up soon. But mean letters and threats (!!!)are certainly not cool. Good luck!

mymathematicalmind said...

sarah, i thought you might like to know that today is international blogger's day:

http://eab.chaosnet.org/intlblogday/bloggerday.html

so its good to know your blog is back. that way us, your general reading public, can appreciate it.

im sorry to hear someone sent you a nasty email. thats really inconsiderate and cowardly.

maria.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good times/reads :) Good luck with everything that comes your way!

David said...

"99 problems but the blog ain't one." Funniest thing written on a blog in WEEKS! I'm still giggling. That will tide me over until you return.

Anonymous said...

sarah,
glad to know you're okay. your blog is my light to NYC, and you little miss are the coolest, and cutest blogger i pretend to know.
i know this is easy to say without being in your shoes but don't let those bastards f*k with you. i tend to believe that you would have enough friends and acquaintances coming to your side if ANY fu*ker messes with you. i would personally fly there myself. but i deplore violence unless it is the last option. there are always going to be hateful people in this world, and if you feel threaten then you must do what you feel is right to protect yourself.
i posted yesterday and announce my love for you and your blog(writing), but then deleted it, but this time i will not, because i would be honor to call you a friend, or lover. hell, as i stated many times i would convert for you. okay enough sap you get the point. though i could go on and on if i knew it may you feel happy because there are so many times you have made my day better, hell you turn me on to stellastarr*, and for that alone you're number one in my book.

thanks again for everything
marcus
othernonsense@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Sarah,

I'm really sad that you recieved a threatining e-mail. The fact that someone is that petty, scared and angry to do such a
thing is awful. I don't know or want to know what was written, but for you to stop writing your blog it must have been pretty bad. As you may know, I've gotten a fair share of hate mail and prank phone calls in the past from people I know, don't know and individuals I want to know nothing about. But let me say this, NEVER LET IT STOP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO! Most threats from the anonymous are idle and will never amount to a real act of violence. It's mostly just frightened or very insecure people who (in their minds) you have wronged in the past. This is one of those unforunate occurances that is unavoidable when you are either a Blogger, music critic, musician or artist. There's always going to be someone (or more than one person) that will hate what you do until it eats them up so much inside that it makes them crazy and want to cause you mental or physical harm. In essence, you should be a little flattered that your little blog has gotten so much attention from the said stalker or from anyone who has given you shit for what you have written in the past.

I have to get back to work but I felt i had to put my two cents in. even if it is just worth a penny.

Best,
Dennis Cahlo aka MR. DOBOLINA

Anonymous said...

I have a very cool grandmother. She is 82 and still kicks ass. She just went to Harry's Shoes and bought a bright red pair of Earth Shoes. She always tells me, "Don't let the bastards get you down." But she is very smart, so she says it in Latin. I wish I remembered the Latin phrase (someone on this internerd no doubt does). But you get my point. Thanks for your spirit and energy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ultra,

I understand why you are going to stop your blog for a while, I hate mean people (not that anyone likes them). I can't wait until you feel ready to post again, I love everything about your blog. Thanks for being so cool thus making me feel cool. I'll be in New York this summer, hope to possibly see you walk by.

Your very own,
15 year old fan- Jane

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you go into hiatus, but you have to take care of you first and foremost. Take care in the meantime, and I look forward to your return!

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that writing bloggers hate email is the dumbest thing ever. While Blogs are out there for everyone to read and we all secretly want to be big internerd celebs, they are really just someone's diary. Someone's means by which to purge all that they do, they listen to, they love, they hate, etc. So writing to someone because they hate what you write in your diary is the biggest waste of time i can think of. They don't like it...they can log off. I know I'm not sayin' anything that hasn't been said before...but buck up little camper...and to those who find time to write mean things, get over yourself.

claire catherine said...

Thanks for teaching me that <3 is a heart not a kiss or a butt.

Anonymous said...

party on, sarah!... see you out on the town.

Megadork said...

Sarah -
I love you and your blog. Keep on rockin'. Forget that scumbag's email. I will patiently await for your return.

Steve said...

Excellent news. Keep on trucking, yo.

Anonymous said...

http://profiles.yahoo.com/schu_the_jew

Anonymous said...

Okay, not to get all grown up and shit, but if you were threatened - contact the police. Seriously. Do you have this asshole's ip address? I'm serious. NO ONE has the right to make you feel unsafe, and threats are serious biz. Make a report, and if you have the email, print it out and take it to them. They will hunt him down.

Anyhoo...glad you're okay, and you may return.

laura said...

i don't go online for like 3 days and look what happens! here's the condensed version of my reaction:

what the fuck?
huh?
where am i?
oh, hmm.
ok

xo

Anonymous said...

fuck you, schu

why do people have to be such jerks

stay gold, ultragrrl

Anonymous said...

Of course you shouldn't stop just because one asshole threatens you. You are so much stronger than that. Keep on living large for us anonymous fans who wish they had your life.

Bri said...

I respect you so much for living you life to the fullest, having fun, making mistakes, and being down-to-earth enough to post about your life. You sound life such a cool person with an awesome personality. Hope you recover soon from the ass who wrote the e-mail. Hope to see you up and blogging soon! Until then, I wait to hear about your adventures in SPIN (which is awesome).

Bri

Anonymous said...

awww this is crapola! i've only been reading your journal for a couple of months but i love it! thanks so much for introducing me to such great music as franz and the killers. hope to maybe read some more soon!

<33 guru

blue said...

your are the shit. right on

P.S. return soon

-peace

Anonymous said...

Sarah, how despicable of this person to threaten you. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I wish you weren't leaving the blog scene, but you have to do what feels right for you. I hope to see you back some day.

--Adi's Mom

Anonymous said...

Good to hear. Come back soon.

- Wayne

missmisery2 said...
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missmisery2 said...

What a fucking douchebag. I hope that worthless piece of shit doesn't get some sense of accomplishment from the break you've decided to take.

You're the greatest. Take care!

missmisery2 said...

I can't believe I misspelled douchebag.

Greta said...

Ultragrrrl! I am so excited to hear that you aren't quiting your blog! You're blog is seriously the reason I started mine (even though my life isn't even a half as exciting as yours) and has also opened my eyes to some seriously amazing bands. I agree with all of your amazingly supportive, kind friends who posted such great comments about you: you are super nice (You took the time answer my questions about Spin internships and Julian Casablancas' engagement when I am sure you are super busy with everything that is going on in you crazy but amazingly exciting life!). With regards to the threatening email, losers like that are just jealous of your cool life. Hang in there, Ultra, because you bring a smile to so many Spin/NYC music scene fan's lives. Thanks for everything! -Greta

daniel said...

Love yer work Sarah. Glad to hear it's just a temporary hiatus. Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Anonymous said...

sarah, it's people like you that make being jewish cool... thanks
keep on keepin' on.

michael said...

MEAN PEOPLE SUCK
: /

Anonymous said...

i actually read this after seeing ur profile on jdate some drunk nite and thought to myself, y'know that's the punk girl i need. neway al tid'agi, yehe bseder

bye

Mark Krugman said...

BEST. NEW. EVS.

JR said...

Shirley you can't be serious, you inspired me to start my own blog, like 4 or 5 if you want to know the truth. You inspired me to get off my ass and get out there every night listen to the local bands and take pictures. I quit smoking pot, I started going to church, I donated to the red cross. Okay I couldnt afford any pot cause I spent all my money on a camera and I went to church and preyed for me to find all the old bags I lost when I was high, but I still started my own blog. I guess i'm on my own now...."i don't believe in bloggers i just believe in me"

Max Dropout said...

Good riddance. It's terrifying how significant the opinion of someone so ignorant has become.

Whether these comments were from some psychotic sexually obsessed nut, or from someone with a righteous hatred of your fashion-driven warbling, I am eternally grateful that people like this exist. The fact that you quit over this, though, makes you even more contemptible.

You, SPIN, and your overweight 14 year old fan base who've been duped into thinking NYC is relevant can all go to hell.

n. said...

Unfortunately, people are always going to be mean and close minded and lash out at other people because it makes them feel better in some petty and immature way. I just hope that you know that for each of these people there are tons more who think you are a genuine and cool girl. Having a blog I've encountered quite a bit of the same negativity, and it's hard to deal with but I hope you find a way to. See ya on the dance floor...

t r a c y said...

check your email sarah, i bear gifts for your future return to full time blogging...

AlexisT said...

Hey Sarah…sorry to hear about the email but sounds like you’re doing the right thing. Wow, 100 posts in 2 days…for every one person hatin there’s 1,025 of us that love you!

Even though I don’t know you well, the few times I met you I got that “she has a good soul” vibe. You’re a very beautiful person inside and out. God, sounds like I’m at Reagan’s eulogy or something.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll see you around. Have a fun and safe summer. I hope you come back to the web soon.

ps
After encountering your blog I totally got hooked on SPIN. I bet your blog increased the readership of the mag! Keep it real always.

AlexisT said...

Hey Sarah…sorry to hear about the email but sounds like you’re doing the right thing. Wow, 100 posts in 2 days…for every one person hatin there’s 1,025 of us that love you!

Even though I don’t know you well, the few times I met you I got that “she has a good soul” vibe. You’re a very beautiful person inside and out. God, sounds like I’m at Reagan’s eulogy or something.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll see you around. Have a fun and safe summer. I hope you come back to the web soon.

ps
After encountering your blog I totally got hooked on SPIN. I bet your blog increased the readership of the mag! Keep it real always.

Late Secretary said...

Dear Sarah,

A really great thing happened to me a few weeks ago. As I was telling my best friend about this accomplishment in a really deadpan, "it's no big whoop" tone of voice, she said, "You know, You ARE allowed to be happy, to be excited about this."

You are a lady who doesn't need to be reminded of that. You get excited about stuff when it's good. And you're not all blase about things. It's charming. It's refreshing. It's how we all felt when we moved to the city. The losers who forget that - who need to dampen the spirits of others... well, they live in their own misery, don't they?

Best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed reading about your escapades. Hope you post again soon.

much love,
a girl in toronto

Anonymous said...

hey sarah....e-stalkers suck big donkey dick. i know; i had one for a while (a stalker, not a big donkey dick). got me in trouble at work and everything. my advice is a) change all your passwords to some complicated shit and b) ignore, ignore, ignore. don't let the asshole have the satisfaction. he'll go away sooner or later. what a loser. anyway, hope you feel better soon!

-catherine

Anonymous said...

its so obvious that all of you were fat teenagers who never got invited to anything. get a life!!!

my one writing mistake has nothing to do with my college education. im talking about having a sense of the world/culture/knowledge beyond the pop trash that you circle your lives around.

i mean to actually being doing something good in this world. not running around gossiping and caring about little rich boys from nyc who decide to start bands. ones who have never picked up an instrument until they decided they need something to do during the day.

its all bullshit, can't you see? i dont get how you can live your life like this. and sarah, of all people, who claims to be a journalist, puts the link up to iraq beheading. all you care about is sensationalism...what excites YOU.

the rest of the world could give a fuck about YOU.

Anonymous said...

when i read such comments, i can't help wondering if democracy and freedom of speech are good ideas after all.

Anonymous said...

To Max and the stupid bitch who claimed we were overweight as teenagers and thus were never invited anywhere:

FUCK YOU.

And if I met you bitches in person, I would most likely bitch-slap you, jealous fucks.

yours,
v.v.unhip Canadian.

Dasha said...

Dearest Ultrafuck,

Pussy.

Sincerely,

DashaVanDasha

Lisa said...

Hmm...I am a teenager and I guess I am overweight, but I get invited to go do a lot of shit...Does that make me the exception? Thanks for the good blog times Sarah! Keep kickin it in New York!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to blow your narrow little mind, 12:15, but I'm a male, 30-yr-old, former Division 1 college athlete, with wide ranging, varied interests spanning: politics, history, the arts and geology among others. I was also voted best looking in high school.

How can I possibly be wasting my precious adult-time reading this "drivel" you ask? Well, I live in New York, dig good music, and was part of this particular scene you mock, years before it became a "scene".

With all of my myriad responsibilities, I don't have the time or energy to be out every night dancing and seeing bands til 5am - like I once did - so I enjoyed checking in with Sarah's blog, from time to time, to steer me in the right direction toward the occasional new sound that I'd be into.

I apologize if I've just dismantled your misdirected thesis, but I can think of a surefire way for you to escape being offended any further...STOP FUCKING READING THIS AND ANY OTHER THING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE. IT'S AS SIMPLE AND AS COMPLICATED AS THAT.

Please spare us your indignation...it's not so sexy.

Anonymous said...

I'm seriously really missing your blog.

cody said...
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cody said...

i don't know how but i managed to delete my own post, anyway here's my two cents. also i'm listening to that "why don't you find out for yourself" the killer did, i find it appropriate.

well, sarah, i really enjoyed your blog. i think at this point you can sort of see all the people that feel the same way, it's obvious that people loved this thing. those are the people that count and who you count to. as for the others... well, it should be equally obvious they don't count. it's a weird world. it sucks that people use this forum to vent their own problems, but that's the way it goes i guess, know that it really has nothing to do with you. maybe they should start their own blogs. but as for you, you're ace. thanks for giving me some words to read everyday, the blog was like a conversation with a good friend. good luck with everything, odds are i'll be around when you get back. oh, and if you think kicking booze is hard, wait until blog withdrawl...

Anonymous said...

what am i gonna do now with my boring life in a 3rd world country?
well i live in panama(thecountrynotthebeach)and there are like..just 4 cool parties a year, so,.... i read this blog every night.. while i'm listening to music, and then go to sleep with the hope of one day leaving my boring nights behind and live in this cool city where there are rock shows and parties everynights, with a few/lot open minded people around,..
anyway...
this was a cool site
paulina

Thigh Master said...

can i buy you a challah?

april said...

i was with you right up until you said the "spin is a good magazine" thing. ;)

jacque said...

May your summer be full of glorious make out sessions & continuous spins.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Sarah,

I am freaking out over here, how am I going to be pretend to be cool and fit in anymore? I love your blog and will now spend hours scouring the internet to find all the cool shit you delivered everyday. Your an incredible writer - you put this one retarded new yorker ahead of the curve, and always delivered the best new music. This is the only blog I read. I am so boring ever since Sarah stopped blogging. You will be sorely missed.

Matt

Anonymous said...

all the people who posted bad about the blog and stuff - it's all bullshit cause obviously they're reading it and just trying for whatever reason to be a dick on line

yalla

+

bye

Max Dropout said...

I've read Sarah's blog, though I do not make a habit of it. Her personality is a squeaky, vapid hinge that sets my jaw to grinding.

I also read SPIN, Rolling Stone, and NME. How else would I be aware of the shift in focus from music to sales? Sarah is symptomatic of its worsening.

I hold nothing but contempt for Sarah and her coven of envious patrons. Envy has nothing to do with it. I'm doing fine on my own, and have been holding my own for a while. I prefer to keep it on the fringe. The day I start picking up her readers is a day I single-handedly sway stock in Cyanide and Kool-aid.

As for the Cannuck piece of shit and their idle threats, you can reach me at let_them_eat_lead@yahoo.com. Maybe we can arrange a date at next year's South-By.

Anonymous said...

sarah you are such a pusssy you had to take the reason you stopped your blog down???? sucker man.

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Sarah,
I've very much enjoyed reading about your escapades over the last few months.
& thank you for introducing me to the killers, who I now absolutely adore, and rave on about to my friends.
Hope you'll be back soon,
love kris x

Anonymous said...

Sarah, you can't stop. If you stop then the stupid person who sent you that mail has one. If Sarah stops blogging than the terrorists have won. Also, I saw the Killers two nights ago with the yeah yeah yeahs and stellastarr*, in san diego, and I think that the singer of the killers is perfect for you.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, you can't stop. If you stop then the stupid person who sent you that mail has one. If Sarah stops blogging than the terrorists have won. Also, I saw the Killers two nights ago with the yeah yeah yeahs and stellastarr*, in san diego, and I think that the singer of the killers is perfect for you.

Anonymous said...

ohmygawd you people! stop with the ass-kissing already!

if sarah was as half as 'bad ass' and 'cool' as she claims to be, she wouldn't have stopped writing this ridiculous thing just because of some "threat."
wouldn't it be a bit more honest of her to just give a real explanation? like perhaps the fact that it is highly unprofessional to abuse her position as an assistant "editor" (at some sucky magazine, never the less) to post negative comments about the "musicians" this magazine is supposed to praise? ..and Yes she DOES owe her audience an explanation, since she has chosen to make her life and opinions public. however, it seems like quitting the blogg so abruptly is yet another way to seem ever so cool and have people boost her ego by telling her so!

people condemning some asshole for making threats, yet projecting stupid violence are obviously ignorant and very fucking twisted:

"And if I met you bitches in person, I would most likely bitch-slap you, jealous fucks."

huh, v.v.unhip Canadian??!

as for individuals such as paulina from "panama (the country not the beach)”, how 'bout caring about the political situation of your poverty-stricken "3rd world country" to cure your boredom??

Max Dropout, i couldn't agree with you more!

Max Dropout said...

Wow, I should have been more coherent -- now I feel self-conscious. Very impressed with the comments. Care to write an article on the subject for my site?

Rae said...

love your blog, love your column, love you. don't stop the blog, i tried, went through withdrawl and had to start a new one-

ps, gave up MY dreams of the presidency sometime after discovering home videos of myself shouting "Reagan is a putz!" while toddling around half naked in a wading pool sometime before hitting elementary school.

Anonymous said...

Darn! I just found this blog. Six days after you said you're quitting. Well, at least you gave us hope the next day. I've linked to your blog — which I do hope you'll take up again someday — as one related to my topic: drinkers and non-drinkers.

Namenlosen Trinker

The Paranoid Optimist said...

hi sarah, i am pretty new to this whole blog thing but i just wanted to let you know i enjoy reading yours, and it keeps me up to date on the US music scene. i work for an indie label in london, england and manage a couple of bands (and also get drunk a lot, etc, etc.) so it's interesting to read the stateside version of my life from time to time! keep up the good work.

Max Dropout said...

This explains why everything that's come out of the UK in the last ten years has been awful.

The Paranoid Optimist said...

what, the fact that i get drunk?

also, dude, the list of incredible music that has come out of the uk in the past 10 years is huge.

elvensarah said...

I want to be a DJ! That would be so coool. Will you teach me? I'll go buy a scratcher. Scratch-scratch-scratch ah yeah!

Anonymous said...

Max-- Your site sucks. Instead of "Let Them Eat Lead", it should be called, "Max Dropout Sucks". Because you do. For one, I've never seen such a horrible use of Arial Black in my life. Can the layout to your site be possibly more annoying? It's like a KMFDM album cover, but without the good content (wait a minute...). And what's with the attitude? Did you not get laid in high school or something? Perhpas you should've spent more time developing a personality instead of popping zits and scarring your face. It comes across in your style. You write like an idiot. Get away from your computer and go to your garage, turn the car on and wait. Just don't open the garage door.

Sarah said...

People... let's keep from the personal bashing! Max doesn't like me, and i've got mixed feelings about him... but that doesn't make this blog an open forum for blasting people. Email him directly if you've got a problem with him.

Anonymous said...

September 10th is my birthday :) I thought I'd share.

Anonymous said...

god damn, that was close. please keep up your blog, it never ceases to be entertaining. i idolize you sarah, and im completely envious of your job. oh yeah, and the killers are amazing and i might have to fight you for brandon. oh well, even if you win brandon i'll still vote for you when you run for president.

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