It’s been a rough year so far here at Rose and Jason Live. We’ve been fraught with sinus infections, lost voices, overbookings, and more technical difficulties than we can keep track of. Some of that is to be expected with a growing show (and we ARE growing. Snap.), but a lot of it just seems like a patch of bad luck.
This little show has been the mythical “labor of love” for the two of us for FIVE years now. Sheesh. That’s a long time. Sometimes I wonder how we haven’t killed each other yet.
Sometimes I wish we had.
We’ve gone from having two people sitting on a couch in my living room and talking into my laptop to sitting on a couch in Rose’s living room and vying for space at a single USB microphone to a full studio set-up with four microphones, an 8-channel mixing board, three computers, and a tablet…all without a single bit of marketing or advertising and with absolutely NO income.
I’d say we’re pretty proud at what we’ve accomplished. To say that Rose and I (not to mention Dave, Zach, Autumn, Harry and our very faithful group of listeners) truly LOVE doing this show would be an understatement. ‘Cuz we do. A lot.
Toward the end of last season, we kinda found ourselves at a decision space. We were having a great time doing the show, but we had grown as far as we could grow. You see, I don’t know if you knew (because we like to pretend like it isn’t true) but we both work full time in addition to producing Rose and Jason Live each week. Rose has the added…blessing…of running a family as well . So, facing a big decision and keeping in mind all of our other responsibilities, we did the responsible thing.
We put it off.
Now, however, we are at that point again and this time we can’t just postpone the inevitable. My company is growing, with two big additions coming up within the next month. The show is still growing, with three (!!!!) new websites set to launch in our Circle of Sarcasm (did you just get chills? I got chills.). We are also going to have to invest in upgrades to our broadcast scheme before we can even have a show again.
Sadly, it’s too much. I’m running myself ragged trying to keep up with everything and still have time to play with the puppy. And that’s important. Harry needs playtime.
We’re going to take some time off. We absolutely hate to take such an abrupt break in the middle of the season, but what we have been producing of late has not been consistent with the quality we demand of ourselves. Did you like how I used such strong terminology? Oh, yeah. We’re die-hard.
Related things like the book club (new book starts next week!), our blogs, thosearentclothes.com, etc. will continue on, but the show itself is on hiatus. In a few weeks, Rose and I will sit down and reexamine the future of our little show. Something’s gotta change if we are going to continue to grow (and stagnation is not an option), but I know that we are both committed to figuring it out. We hope you’ll grant us a little lattitude this season and still be around when we come back.
We love you guys thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much (quite literally, since you are all our friends and family) and we are looking forward to being back on the air.
All my love, like, and a bottle of Gewurtzraminer,