Can you imagine a world where you must live through dial-up? Holy crap does it suck. Sure, I'm only five years removed from that reality, but it seems like ages ago. Except for when I visit the family in the Bay Area and stay with my Mom. This is all you need to know: my Mom just bought her first DVD player a couple months ago. She says they told her she can't get DSL where she lives. Even if that is true, they have cable, so I'm sure some high-speed access is doable. But whatever. She doesn't use it.
So that's why I haven't been online much or posted at all. No, not headaches this time, although they've continued a bit. I managed to bring absolutely gorgeous whether to San Francisco since I arrived on Friday. See? This is from Ocean Beach on Sunday where I went with my friend and his dog Hirschy to frolick a bit.
Uhm, on to the title of this post. Friday morning my weekly weekend Gothamist post went up. It was late for the second time as the thing was supposed to go up on Thursday. My bad. Between finishing the indieWIRE story, the ongoing headaches and doctor appointments and prepping for my first trip back to see the family in a year-and-a-half, I didn't get it done on time. I won't say anything more about that.
What I do need to say is that this past weekend's "Weekend Movies" post is the last one I'll be writing for them. I may try to continue the weekend previews here (as I was doing before I took them to Gothamist) or if some other site is interested take them there. Gothamist will continue previewing movies in some manner I suppose, but it will be without me.
Additionally, I won't be conducting interviews for Gothamist either. Today, Lily and I posted an interview with Josh Selig, and actually I have one more interview that will be coming some time next week. But after that, I won't be writing for the site anymore.
I don't want to bad mouth anyone over there so I'm not going to say anything further about the details. We came to a mutual decision, and I wish their new film writer and any of their new interviewers the best of luck. We just had a disagreement about a few different things, and it seemed time to totally part ways. Hopefully this will also encourage me to write more here and I may be doing more for some other web sites in the future. I enjoyed doing the movie posts at Gothamist for the past five months or so, and I hope you all enjoyed them as well.
Meanwhile, I've got a ton of catching-up to do. January is certainly coming out as a wash, but I think I'm starting to feel a little better, and after I travel back to NYC tomorrow, I've got a lot to do in the coming weeks, plus all the stuff I've been promising you, my loyal reader, here. So let's move on ...