With Bloc Party still on hiatus, I must admit that I've abandoned this blog over the last few months. Although Kele's solo career has been ticking over (he's got three gigs coming up in February) and Gordy's Young Legionnaire project are currently preparing for their album release with Wichita Recordings, there has been a distinct lack of Bloc activity.
As a result, this blog has slipped down my to-do list. So, rather than keep it going half-heartedly, I've decided to freeze BLOG PARTY where it is...I'll no longer be updating it with new articles. However, I'll continue to update the main website, and the Always New Depths forum is still very much alive.
So, thanks so much to everyone who's visited this blog over the past 5 years (it's been that long?!), especially those who contributed with articles, covers, mp3s, photos, gossip, etc...there have been over 1 million blog views in total, and nearly 700 posts. I'll leave up all the old posts, as well as all the downloads (radio sessions / covers / bootlegs), so feel free to keep browsing as usual. There's also a HUGE archive of Bloc Party gig bootlegs / remixes / sessions in 'The Banquet' section on Always New Depths.
I'll leave you with the video that started the love affair. God Bless BP! James
Update(11/05/11): Thanks so much for all the comments :) Although it's nothing to do with Bloc Party, I do have a new blog that some of you may be interested in. It's called The Soft Anonymous and it's mostly about science-y things, plus any random stuff that takes my fancy. I'll still be updating the main BP.net site too, if/when the boys make a return. In the meantime, go and check out the Young Legionnaire album - it's awesome.
Thanks for the blog man. I've been visiting this site since it first started. Still the avid bloc party fan I was when I first heard the magic they send out. Still awaiting for their arrival back. I've always skipped blocparty(dot)com and instead came to this site because it is a whole lot better in my opinion. Thanks again for all the updates.
Jim!!! I don't even know where to start! For as long as this blog has been around, it has been a fantastic read and something I always HAD to check out frequently. I'm sorry to hear that Blog Party has to come to an end, but I can't thank you enough for putting so much into it over the years! I hope everything is going well, and hopefully we can chat soon!