Friday, December 26, 2008

New blog!

Hi Everyone. A couple weeks ago I decided to create a blog which I will link to YouTube. I've generally found that over the course of conversation with many people on YouTube, that those little "reply to comment" boxes do not meet my needs when dealing with some of the comments. This applies for both the really well intentioned, important questions I get, as well as those questions and comments from people who are simply dolts and don't bother to read the descriptions...or worse yet...attempt to argue with me about things they are either 100% wrong about, or ideas that are 100% opinion that I'll never change my mind about.

I also get hit up often for music. I don't mind meeting requests occasionally for people I regularly talk to, or people who are really polite, but I'll just say it plain: I HATE when people message me and basically demand that I email them stuff. Usually I'll just delete those, but occasionally when the mood strikes me, I'll act like a complete jerk and tell them to get bent. Yes, I know I can be a jerk...but I also consider myself to be an extremely fair person; one that will treat you the same way you treat me. That's how I've always been, and this attitude has served me well in life. It has brought me respect from many of my peers (but also created some enemies as a result). Hopefully with this blog, I can post links to some of the music I have, and people can come here to download it. This eliminates me having to email the same thing to 37 different people. If you do have a request, just remember to be polite. It will make it more likely that I'll meet your request and you'll get the same treatment in return...I promise.

Another reason I made this blog is to post news stuff related to Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy that I cannot post on YouTube. YouTube doesn't really give you space to post a lot of extraneous information, and something I write on one particular video description, such as a new release, will get missed by a majority of people unless they watch that particular video. If I have something important to say, I can say it here, and that way everyone who comes here will see it.

Lastly, I want people to be able to get to know me better personally. No, I'm not going to tell you every bit about my life, but I don't really want to remain an enigma that posts random videos either. I will use this space to explain how I came to have a lot of this material, as well as some of my on-going and never ending "battles" with the Thin Lizzy fan site, RockLegend. I think most of you realize that I greatly dislike those people and I think that what they are doing (or not doing) is shameful. I don't think a lot of people quite have the full story why that is though, and hopefully I can make it very clear once and for all how exactly my run-ins with them began and why they continue to persist. I'm very glad that I've never had any run-ins with any of the big Sabbath collectors, who are generally a nicer group of guys than the ones assocated with Lizzy.

Hopefully after the New Year I'll be able to start making regular posts. I also promised some compilations of Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy rare tracks. They are almost finished and will eventually be posted here. Check back for those around January 4.

Thanks for reading.


1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    To make it quick,


    I'll love your works on youtube and dimeadozen!

    Thanks and a succesful 2009!

    BTW: I was once in the Rocklegend forum, too. No, it is not what I think of a fan forum. I dont like forums with "better" fans and fans that are not allowed to hear specific songs (how insane is this?)