I think it's only fair to point out that none of you did anything.
Personally, I thought the discussions over the entire Ishtar series were fantastic. I was having a blast and it seemed like all of you were too, even if we disagreed.
At no point did I think I was being disrespectful. I get fired up, sure. But when all is said and done, I think we are here because we all share a passion for this shit. I don't need to be reminded that "we like what we like" and "music is in the ear of the beholder." I am well aware of that. But that has never been what this blog was about.
One very wise and kind man offered his support with this:
"I was digging your telling us why we were right and wrong about those albums. There is music I like because you like it.
That's why I was listening to "Liars".
That is all I hope for with Burning Wood and I hope for the same in return. When a reader suggests a record that I once had no use for, I try again because I respect that reader. I read trash about Todd Rundgren and Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Queen. So what? Let's talk about it. If you'd rather not, there are other blogs that do nothing but post download links. Maybe that is a better fit.
Something happened privately that did not sit well with me at all. I'm not over it yet, but I will be soon.
Thanks for your patience and your continued support. I just need to regroup and focus on the thousands of hits and positive comments, as opposed to the one negative. My reaction was knee jerk and I regret that.
Everyone preferred Randall Patrick McMurphy before the lobotomy.
Please stand by.