- Jan 1, 1999In the last digest, Stevesly@... wrote:
>For those of you who occasionally hang out on rec.music.progressive I need towho
>ask a favor. I am currently embroiled in a rather surly debate with a guy
>calls himself "The Irish Bastard" (aka Shawn McAfee). I posted my personalI hate to say it Steve, but I can see the "Bastard"'s point. Granted,
>top 10 list for the annual rec.music.progressive poll, and this guy is trying
>to shred my ass.
he did "start it" by sending a post that did nothing but bad-mouth
your picks, but he was really just expressing his opinion. He was
doing it in a very antagonistic way, but still...
When you replied and accused all of rec.music.prog of having narrow
tastes that followed strict "parameters" of what is allowed to be
prog, you were just asking for trouble. What you said is absolutely,
100% not true - the regulars of r.m.p have *very* diverse tastes in
music, and generally tend to disuss the more experimental things that
*break* the "parameters" of prog (whatever those are). I think OIB
has a very valid point when he says that your top ten list shows a
much narrower taste in music than the people you're accusing of just
that. (I wish I could word that better...).
I'm not criticizing your picks at at all, just your attitude that
anyone who dislikes neo-prog is closed-minded and has some sort of
carved-in-stone definition of what prog has to be. That's just not
true, in fact the exact opposite is true.
Anyway, that's the way I saw the whole debate...
-- Bob "Bice" Eichler
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