I'm not sure where to begin except to say that I'm sorry I've been out of the loop lately. Actually, I've been in a kind of hiding. Without going into boring detail, some things happened that made me extremely fearful for my safety, so I have tried to be very careful for these past few months.
I'm actually glad things happened the way they did because now I appreciate my life so much more. I'm embarrassed to tell you guys that I was homeless for a bit. And I've skipped more than a few meals because I couldn't afford food. But that time has taught me so much and I am so lucky to know who my friends are! And I'm so grateful to be able to continue on with what I love - playing underground metal bands on my shows!
During the hard times these last few months, there are so many people who stuck by me and I'd like to mention them now.
When the Lizard Messiah heard about what was going on, he offered to send me money. I was just blown away that someone would do that for me. Lizard has been my friend since the early days of the Annie show on Blog Talk Radio and he's a straight up good person. Lizard has his own online radio station called Core of Destruction. Please go check it out - they play amazing metal 24/7 and they have really great DJs. Ryan Mckern, Bobby Paranoize, Grave, The beautiful Fairy of Doom, and GoatSerpant are all there too and I consider them all my friends.
Fowler Doxey is my boss over at Brutal Existence Radio. He was there for me when I was so lost and always gave me encouragement and a kind word. I managed to do my show over there - but I had to miss more than a few weeks and Fowler was very understanding about all of it. My friends at Brutal Existence Radio have been so supportive: Soggy Bob, Metal Mark, Gwen, Elizabeth, Tony, Kaji, Kev, Ginster and many, many more who have stopped by to say hello.
The guys over at Basement Sound Radio had to put up with the most trouble with my move. Because I no longer had a computer, I was unable to tape my show with those guys. Alan Sutherland and Chris Murphy have been more than understanding and I owe them so much. They have supported me through thick and thin even when I was unable to do the show and I will never forget how they were nice to me even when they didn't have to be. Please check out their site - they have so much going on with their record company and radio shows!
There are some other people I would like to thank - people who checked on me and made sure I was still breathing:
Odd Jan Eidam
And many, many more!
I love you guys and I am just so honored to call you my friends. The truth is that without my METAL family, I wouldn't have made it through this. I don't know what I would have done if you guys hadn't been there to give me encouragement.
Anyway, I wrote this to explain my absence and to thank some pretty amazing people. I'm not sure what the future holds, but I can promise you that I will NOT give up. I will continue to do these shows and I will continue to promote the underground!
There will be more than one Annie Show coming up in the near future and I will keep you all up to date!
Thanks for all your support and friendship.
I love you very, very much.
p.s. - If you would like your band featured on one of my shows, send me your songs!!!!
(I haven't done my Blog Talk Radio show lately because I have been busy with school - I teach at 4 on Mondays. But I hope to get that back going soon too - I want to use it more as a talk show than a music show because the songs don't sound so great on their system.)