Over the past 7(ish) years, I have spent plenty of time on Facebook. Far too much, I'm sure. I think it used to be entertaining but it has turned into a string of baby pictures: I get it, your kid is cute. I think it used to be entertaining but it has turned into a string of begging: you don't need $20,000 to record your album so quit posting the link to your kickstarter or gofundme. I think it used to be entertaining but it has turned into a string of advertisments: I don't need to save $7/month on car insurance. It used to be entertaining but it has turned into an endless back and forth of "I'm right about this politcal point of view and I'm going to unfriend you because you disagree with me." Which, believe it or not, has actually happened. I think it used to be entertaining but you get the idea.
I'm as guilty (even though that's much too strong of a word) as anyone else of some of this crap, too. Except for the pictures of kids. Although, I do have pictures of my dog and that's kind of the same thing. And definitely not the kickstarter or gofundme crap because when I played music, I rode in a van across Maryland at 2am to get back to Nashville after playing a show because that's what you did to raise money to record.
So, friends, I've decided to finally get rid of Facebook and Twitter. Not because I'm sanctimonious... Basically, I'm sick of 'em. It's become a waste of my time and I don't get anything out of them anymore.
I plan on keeping instagram for at least a while because it hasn't started sucking just yet.
If you'd like to stay in touch with me, you can reach me the following ways: Email - stephenpbohn at gmail dot com Phone - 6 1 5 9 4 4 0 0 9 8 My really poorly designed and rarely updated website - stephenpbohn dot com My rarely updated blog - you're here already
My book of faces and twitter will be up for another week and then they won't be.
Thank you for caring,
Stephen P Bohn