Well, it’s been a couple of weeks now since the news of my departure from Therapy? hit WOM and my sincere apologies for not responding to you earlier. To be honest, it seemed to me only fair to allow one of the remaining members of Therapy? to offer an explanation to their original statement first, especially as there were some pretty negative responses to the news.
Whether you feel these responses are justified or not - it’s sad to see that it seems to have caused such disquiet amongst some of you. This is never what I, or (I’m sure) Andy, Michael or Neil would have wanted to happen and maybe some of you need to realise that this is not worth falling out over. Having said that - this message board is yours and it is there for you to voice your opinions and thoughts, positive or otherwise and my respect goes to all those who were brave enough to say, honestly, how they felt. I don’t think any of you were taking sides, but rather showing a certain style of devotion to Therapy? - something I have been proud to be a part of for so long.
To you all, I’d like to say how sorry I am that this had to happen. Our last European tour was one of the best, but ended abruptly for me due to a serious illness, so I had hoped to rejoin the guys for forthcoming live shows, but relationships and dynamics within the band had changed and future work together was not to be. Ultimately - what is done is done and the time has now come to move on.
I am now fully recovered from my illness and have some exciting new projects to consider and I will shortly make a post with my website address to which you can mail me if you wish to know what I’m up to. Ultimate respect goes out to all of you that have wished me well - the chances are strong that you will see me again. You guys ROCK!
Finally - my very best wishes go to Therapy?. I had some of the best times ever with those guys, through the highs and the lows - and the memories will never fade. So it is that I say, not only to Andy and Michael, but to Graham, to Fyfe and to Neil - Thanks for the good times - and here’s to the future.
Martin McCarrick 2004
Posted on Sat, 3 April 2004 at 09:57