Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fare Thee Well

It is with a heavy heart that today I must announce the temporary suspension of Cocaine Corner. After the events of this week--which for various reasons I cannot detail in this forum--it has become clear to me that this endeavor simply cannot be continued for the time being. When I first started this site, I never imagined that it would receive the type of response that it has. But with the positive has too come the negative. And like many things in life, the negative has finally overtaken the positive.

In retrospect, it now seems completely idiotic to have documented, in writing, the types of things I've documented on this site, and for that, I'll always be sorry. What I am not sorry for, however, is the people who have supported me during my brief time as a blogger--those who read the site, those who emailed me with words of encouragement or to tell me how much they enjoyed my writing and stories, and even those who tried to get me to clean up my act. Who knows--those in the latter category may actually get their wish, although lets be honest--that's not bloody likely.

I knew from the beginning that this site couldn't last for very long. I just never thought that this was how it was going to end--or that it would end so quickly. Indeed, this ending seems a bit premature and even more anticlimactic given the events of this week (again, sorry about the lack of detail but I no longer wish to incriminate myself), but it was also inevitable. Unfortunately, I have a ton of material I wrote for the site that now has nowhere to go. If you are interested in getting any of it out there, email ewinter11@gmail.com and I'll have my people see what they can do to get it to you.

Notice that I refer to this as a "temporary" suspension, because it is my intention to start it up again when I have the opportunity to do so--which I'm guessing will be sometime in the next 3 to 6 months. Of course, any new incarnation of the site will necessarily be different than the first, but I hope that won't keep people from reading should it be brought back to life. And if it is, I will be sure that the word gets out.

Don't get the wrong idea here--my reasons for stopping the site are likely not what you think they are. In the end, my decision to close down the site was just that--my decision. It's just that certain pressures informed the inevitability of the decision.

I know now that things can never be the same, will never be the same, but hopefully what is past will simply be prologue to something bigger and better. Thanks for reading. All the best.

-EW

[dicated but not read]

62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so Edgar!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWWWW What happened??? This was my new FAVORITE blog!!! Fuck the reasons Edgar DON'T GO!!! I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking Lame! I hope you are quitting of your own volition...

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhhhmyyyyyfuuuuuuuuuuckinnnnnnnnnngoddddddddddddd

5:16 PM  
Blogger dana said...

Hope all is well Edgar...we'll miss you over at NYC Metblogs...make sure to let us know when you are back online
http://nyc.metblogs.com

6:12 PM  
Blogger winterstill said...

Thanks for the fantastic ride. It was excellent while it lasted.

(I had to 'quit' a blog a bit pre-maturely once myself...I know it feels as if you've cut off a limb)

Best of luck.

Maybe you'll get a book deal out of all this.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we would pour some out for you, if it weren't so damn expensive!

Cap'n Ron

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck no more good readin when I'm cooked out of my tree at 5am!!! :(

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major bummer as the writing was STELLAR. When you resurface...drop a hint it's old Mr. Winter writing.

Best of luck...

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered you (via Gawker) over the weekend. Basically devoured your writing and found myself anxiously waiting for today to read your latest entertainment. I don't share your habits but I love you. I hope you are well and you return soon....

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edgar,

There is new life ahead. Take it and enjoy. For some of us, we still fight the thing that we know will ultimately end. I wish and hope I can before it goes much further. There are too many good things in life just to watch it pass by. 14 years of this madness (and that is just my case) and you wonder. Who am I anymore? You forget what life was like before you met the "stuff". It is almost like you want to try a new drug (your life before this mess) just to know what it feels like again. I miss it even though I can't remember sometimes. Is that longing or what? It has to be better than this. I don't mean to be so deep. I hope it works out for you Edgar. Take care

B in Georgia

10:28 PM  
Blogger Matt Saturday said...

Good for you man - go out on top. You will be missed and I look forward to your resurgance. Hope everything is OK. Best of luck to you.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:(

i still think you're an amazing person (well, from what i can discern from this blog) and a fantastic writer. good luck.

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:( :( :( I say we start a petition---DONT GO COCAINE CORNER!

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long Live Edgar! Snort on my brother. Snort on. Long Live Edgar!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says dictated at the bottom moron-ies .. Clearly he is in jail or rehab....

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have fun in rehab.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, if you can read this, good luck. Just found this site through Gawker and love the honesty and frankness of it. I'm sorry that it had to come to an end, but it sounds like you are in for an amazing new chapter in your life.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i can't quit you".... seriosuly, i'll really miss your blog for two reasons: (1) your writing style is amazing (hopefully this won't be the last we'll read of your written word); and (2) having never tried a drug in my life, you have completely reaffirmed my brilliant decision! Thanks :)

12:18 PM  
Blogger IOZ said...

Pace.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

"...beware of all enterprises that require new clothes" - HDT.

Here's hoping your new clothes aren't orange jumpsuits and enterprises butt rape.

Always entertaining brohta. Thank you.

1:21 PM  
Blogger vulkoqq said...

ave atque vale.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is way melodramatic. I hate to say it, but get the fuck over yourself, man. it's a BLOG.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Becky B said...

Oh, and I just started reading. But that is fine--you do what you have to. Take care and good luck in trying to figure everything out.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so if it is rehab....thats fine i did a 4 month stint myself it really does put you intouch...and when you come out and relapse...its a bit toned down. if its the orange jumps...i did a 3 month bit and you learn more hustles iniside then you ever thought of...word to tha wise...hit someone the first day...after that its cake..oh yeah hit the little dude...and i stilll say....gina is for losers...get with it and smoke crack! only on fridays with a bitch you love!
keep it clean bra.
anera
bet your life

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved reading your blog so much and I'm sad that it went be up for a while. I hope everything goes well for you

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will die.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the writing was brilliant; hope you're fine. also hope that i hear of your next blogging endeavour soon.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My only regret is that I wanted to invite him over to smoke rock with me and get all gay.... Now that won't be able to happen.. At least for awhile...-

9:41 PM  
Blogger dw070 said...

whatevs mate your too fucking dirty to ever clean up all faggy like. C;mon you weak cunt i want to read more. NOW!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long, bud. Say hi to Kate, hope your band Babyshambles makes it to the US soon!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

fare thee well, edgar winter

12:44 PM  
Blogger mutoni said...

take care, buddy.
i, along with everyone else, enjoyed your writing tremendously. All the best.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whaaaaaaaaat!!!!! I cannot LIVE without COCAINE CORNER!!! I am a coke head and I love this site!!!

4:24 PM  
Blogger schadenfrau said...

come back soon

6:55 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

Wherever it is, I hope it does less damage to you than the unrestricted habit would. You're too smart and too talented not to get something out of whatever crap sandwich life has handed you. If you ARE in the Big House, you can still blog, and it would be fascinating; Doherty's blog was worth reading, and yours would be less spoiled-sounding.

Maybe you can pick up those deals James Frey had to bail on?

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm bummed. How will we find you again? Why do all the good ones always leave me too soon?

It was more than the theme of the blog I enjoyed, it was your style of writing. I'll miss your stories.

Mr. E. Winter, come back to us soon!

9:15 PM  
Blogger KaKe said...

Damn, great writing. Good luck. I'll be thinking of you when the bars close tonight and everyone is heading back to my place for the after party.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Razor-Rail said...

F*ck. It's you, isn't it? Did we just go on "vacation" together? F*ck. Tell me if it's u. Use my yahoo.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous clashcityrockerkat said...

Edgar, you will be sorely missed.
Enjoy jail/rehab/life. When you want to start blogging again, notify us on this blog, of your new blog address.

All the best,
clashcityrockerkat

2:31 AM  
Blogger GENE said...

remember rehab is for quiters

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw Edgar last night- calm down people, he's not arrested or in rehab. He just got a little freaked out about all the weird shit people were posting, let alone the psychotic e-mails he's been receiving on a daily basis.

It's a pretty sensitive subject, obviously, and kind of dangerous to have attached to one's computer since he actually maintains a real, normal, well-paying corporate job. So just calm down, stay tuned and he'll resurface.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then this is all a fraud...
What the hell.. he's out and okay and posts something that says "as dictated to?" FRAUD.. He's trying to give some impression. If he's paranoid then just shut the fucker. Don't go on some fucking convoluted trip.
And by the by, the writing ain't all that ...

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

Wtf is your point? You are taking this fraud thing a little too personally. His writing is sometimes all over the place, but very honest and that's a hot commodity where I come from.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, you f*cking people didn't see this coming?? Read my comment from Ed's "Back Next Week" post. It begins: "Check THIS out" and questions the times of day in which Edgar usually posts. Edgar has taken advantage of all of us, just like he has with those closest to him, I would presume. He lured us in with tales of addiction, fantasy, debauchery, and consequence. Now, just when we start to give a shit, he skips town. He must be a writer for the f*cking 'Sopranos' or something, I swear. Writer's Rule #1 Eddie: NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR AUDIENCE. If you truly understand addiction Edgar, how do you expect your readers to cope now that you have gotten them (us) hooked?? Imagine if you will, your "guy" telling you he's found the error of his ways and decided to go "straight" by making trip-ticks for AAA? Bullsh*t right? I suppose I am simply venting because I too, will miss this blog. I live in NYC and I'm a 30-something year old who enjoys the flake too. I can help you Edgar, I really can. For those of you who will miss Ed's writings, might I suggest a little Hunter S.??

Hurry back Ed, if you can.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just miss the interesting stories - they were fun to read when I am zooming at 5 in tha mornin

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Edgar. I didn't know whether or not to believe his stories, but they were fun to read. Hope he comes back soon.

And for the record, I cannot feel my tongue right now. Love it!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I an taking inspiration from you and quitting also. It is killing me mentally and emotionally and socially.. God save me.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will miss you!!! and I will look for your return

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BEST BLOG - I will wait and keep checking back. Puh-leassseee reconsider Ed!

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't care if it is fake or real - I love reading the blog regardless. Come back Ed

7:04 AM  
Blogger giant-cock-fucking said...

See the best uncensored pictures and movies gallery

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

greatest blog ever

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's hunter s?? where can i get that? you're not talking about the guy from RS are you?

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DECEMBER 18, 2006:

Edgar Winter IS NOTHING BUT A FUCKIN' FRAUD!! FUCK YOU EDDIE!!
Oh....and Happy Holidays to everyone else.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

February 9,2007:

Oh Eddie.....where are you?? And where are all the people now? No comments, no nothing? I guess nobody misses you anymore Edgar. You fuckin' fraud.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever created this blog is a total SCUMBAG!. people who use cocaine need help.when you are on substances such as Cocaine NOBODY gives a shit about yo, NOBODY !!!if you have not figured this out-that means YOU are a newbie and you will figure it out soon enough!!hopefully sooner than later!!!!!....All Cocaine users care about is the next High...Have fun living your illusion,And im glad im smarter than you with my life.allso your writing sucks no REAL talent LOSER!keep your shitty day job life comes at you fast and it sounds like you are not paying attention.Get Help soon before its to late and Life has passed by....ps. I noticed you havent posted in awhile what happend run out of your familys money and had to pawn your computer..ursuchALoser....sincerely,CannabisLOVER.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great writing. where ever you are, i hope you're having a blast.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you? and where can i score some blow?

love,
S~

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

June 20, 2007

Edgar?

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edgar, come back... anything new on the horizon?

11:27 AM  

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