Thursday, January 20, 2011
  So long and thanks for all the fish!

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!

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 site too, if/when the boys make a return. In the meantime, go and check out the Young Legionnaire album - it's awesome.

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Thank you so much for this blog and all the time you spent on it. I really appreciate it. This was my favorite blog for a while.

Thank you!
Yes i agree, thanks for all your work with the blog. I still check it everyday to see whats up, in the hope that Bloc might have resurfaced without my knowledge. Doesnt time go quickly!

Thanks again!!
Who's Dave btw?
thanks james! i'm so grateful for having access to this website. will you be running it again if bloc party gets back together? that would be better than christmas morning. let us know :)

thanks for the comments :) (p.s. I don't know who Dave is!)

I still plan on keeping the main site going, but I just don't have time to maintain the blog anymore sadly.

Maybe an amazing new album would re-ignite my Bloc love...we'll see!
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.
Cheers James for all your effort.

Like "Anonymous" said - I checked the blog on a daily basis as opposed to going to the main site.

It was nice for everyone to chip in and share pics/videos/bootlegs/reviews etc.

I look forward to the return of Bloc in the not too distant future (hopefully).

Thanks again for all your hard work!

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!

All the best,
Mr. Eko
aka Reagan
Thanks for all the updates. Hopefully Bloc Party gets back together one glorious day.
Good luck for the future, all the best.
Thanks for this blog man!
It's hard to not abandon blogs. I support your decision to freeze it. Maybe you'll come back to it a year from now, you never know!
You're the best, James. Thanks for everything you've done!
Best of luck with whatever else you my be pursuing.

God Bless Bloc Party.
I'm about to cry, I just saw this.

Thank you for everything :)
You're the best for this blog! thanks!
I'm saddened :(
Hey man, you may want to get this going again, as they've announced an end to the hiatus!
Boys.....THEY'RE BACK!!!
Hope you come back to this blog once the boys are back at the end of this year :D
So happy to see them back.
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Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!

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Very nice, thanks for sharing.
Your blogs and every other content is so entertaining and useful It makes me come back again.

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