Audio production/imaging/talking was a big chunk of my life. I spent years in the radio and TV industries, then when that went south, I would continue to do side work, eventually making my way onto friends' podcasts then a few of my own (TFT and recently Cap Casualties).
Cap Casualties had a bitter sweet origin story. Years ago it was an idea my late best friend Brad Petras threw out to me. We were both living in Houston, while our friend Rod lived in Arizona. It was gonna be a way for all three of us to chat on a regular basis with the mutual love of sports being the backdrop.
A few years after Brad passed, I was in the TFT crew and felt I wanted to do something a little different. I reached out to Rod and tossed the idea around. He had be ready and waiting for some time.
So in 2015 we kicked this bad boy off. It was fun. Downloads/listeners increased and things were great.
Then, a few months ago I noticed something. My passion for sports wasn't what it used to be. I found myself struggling to put together thoughts on topics involving games and related stories.
The last few weeks I've been stuck at home, with a horrible case of the flu, a nasty cold that became bronchitis, etc. During that time I did develop a case of depression, but I also spent a lot of time thinking about my life and about things. I came to the conclusion that as much as I love my friend and the ability to share the experience with him, that lack of passion for the topic itself really has hindered me, and if you know me, I don't like to do things half-assed.
So, I'm stepping away. As for the Cap Casualties Podcast and Rod's status, that is still a bit of a mystery. He's going to take a few days and contemplate if he wants to keep the show going forward, or not.
This was a pretty tough decision for me. As much as I can see there is a sigh of relief, there's also a level of sadness.
I want to thank everyone that complimented us on the show, that took the time to listen, to @LoZelda for being such a bad ass chick and spending the time doing our intros. I don't know if I'm going to be committing to any more "side projects" like the show on a regular basis. I'll still be around and see our pretty faces at RTX.
Yeah, I'm a bit sad right now, but it's the right thing to do.