"i am excited to finish this wonderful time i have had with the cardinals and whatever new adventures may come after march. atlanta will be my last venture with the band and i am grateful for the time we have had and maybe someday we will have more stories to tell together. i am however ready for quieter times as i think it is very evident i am struggling with some balance and hearing issues."
Does that mean quit forever??
Take the time to go read the whole thing, as it truly does sound like a farewell letter.
Ryan also vowed to cease work at The Cardinal Cave:
"also it is kind of ridiculous to blog as i am a musician and anything i say here just gets reprinted at some point out of context. i say NOT FAIR but it doesn’t matter what i say anymore or what is fair anymore really does it- the 21st century media has it’s own rules about what is true and what is not. it is not a life- not one i want to live anyway and i don’t really care to participate in narcissistic over-indulgent behavior anymore- that was never my intention- i just wanted to fight for my right to make music and to be given the benefit of the doubt."
Now that part is totally understandable. But just to quell any disbelief, here is how he signed off:
"maybe we will play again sometime and maybe i will work my way back into some kind of music situation but this is the time for me to step back now, to reel it in and i wish everyone peace and happiness and if music is your dream, or if just dreaming is your dream, may you find your way through the rough patch with ease and i hope you let go and it takes you all the way there-
loving kindness to all.
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Bob Dylan - Baby Please Don't Go
Robert Plant & Allison Krauss - Gone, Gone, Gone
I'm honestly speechless. Please comment.