fading into the background, due to a sense that some of my views may be considered "obnoxious" , or "disruptive" at best.
Mike - as someone who was apparently derided as "obnoxious" off-board and behind the back by a denizen of these parts within the last couple of years, I can only say "post on". (Aside: I know not whom proffered said remark, but the person that gave me the heads-up about it is utter unimpeachable; who it was is rather immaterial. Really, I can
come off as obnoxious sometimes. Everyone can in this imperfect communications medium. That said, whoever it was who likes to dig the knife behind the scenes can have a Coke and a smile and refer themselves to one-line chorus of track 7 of the Beastie Boys' To The 5 Boroughs
disc. With walnuts.)
It's part the old saw about pleasing some of the people some of the time; and part not giving a hoot in hell that casual acquaintances, digital shadows, trolls, actual non-people and occasionally-perceived-as-obnoxious others are going to interpret you in strange and mystical ways based solely on your words. In fact, revel in it, because this is one of the few places in life where if someone is being a complete jackass, you can simply skip past their silliness to find meaningful discourse with others who can be civil.
And because this IS a music thread, I offer thus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2je_TvW549E
- Are You Real? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMVY2OkKF40
- One By One
Jazz Messengers Forever, bay-bee!