John wrote:I must be a "fag" or "not a closer" or "unattractive" (all three true, coincidentally) otherwise how to explain?
You forgot "your band sucks".
For the record, I have enjoyed each and every article posted. Even the ones that feel exclusive (ie. Portland versus Seattle -- I've never been anywhere remotely near either) at least paint me a portrait of an experience I myself have never been a part of, or make me laugh, or incite my imagination.
I guess I just don't comment too much on them because I think they say pretty much everything I could ever think of saying about 10x better. I read the beard one and said "yup, your dad sounds like my dad," and "man, where was this article when i had to put up with all the beard prejudice for the past ten years of my life?" I read the sex one and thought "yup, I've turned away people I really want to talk to (no euphemism intended) after gigs because I had to help lug amps, wrap cords, pack pedals, etc. etc." ... and then wished I had the problem of groupies throwing themselves at me.
I guess part of the reason I don't run to dissect every paragraph is I also don't want to be the male/internet version of the groupies eyeing each other at the merch table ... although, I guess that's a bit of a moot point, seeing as I run a website dedicated to the band and visit their message board about 25 times a day...