After a long, hard think I’ve decided to stop producing The Bigfoot Show.
I say “I” though there are four of us, I get that, but this a personal decision on my part to end the show. I’ve been making them now for more than seven years and my interest in the subject has evolved quite a bit in that time. My activities and objectives are very different now. I have gone from being an enthusiastic sideline observer of sasquatchery to being an active participant in an attempt to resolve the bigfoot question definitively. And, as a result, the way I find I can best focus my energy has changed. I don’t have the energy or feel motivated to make the BFS any longer.
It’s been pointed out to me that the BFS doesn’t take a lot of time to make. Sure, we’re recording for a few hours and then there’s maybe another hour of futzing around getting the show up. We make at best a show a month (usually a lot less), so exactly how much energy is being expended? That’s a good point, but the BFS is nothing but commentary and pontificating. It’s us telling you what we think about the crazy, usually f’ed up world of bigfoot and to be able to do that in a way that makes a show I’d want to listen to requires a lot of attention be paid to a world I don’t really care about anymore. I could give a rats about whatever the latest squatchploitation TV show is. I find Melba Ketchum to be a sad, sad person, no longer a source of entertainment. I can’t find the energy to even peruse bigfoot blogs for show fodder. That leads to us being repetitive and overly self-referential. Continuing to make that show would be nothing more than an exercise in ego self-flagellation.
I can hear it when we’re making the show but I don’t have the urge to fix it. Because that takes a lot of energy. That requires a level of dedication and engagement I simply cannot muster. It doesn’t get me excited. If anything, it fills me with dread. It feels like work. The Bigfoot Show should always be something I’m anxious to do. For too long, it hasn’t been. So, the time has come to move on to other endeavors, though this blog and our Facebook page will stick around for the foreseeable future. Old shows will be available indefinitely.
I know a lot of people are going to be very disappointed at this news. I know I speak for Scott, Paul, and Sam when I say the enthusiastic support you’ve shown for our little show is deeply appreciated. Thank you for all the comments and likes and questions and love you’ve thrown at us over the years. Thank you so much.