Top Music Story Comments of 2011
December 30, 2011
About 10 years ago, if you wanted to make a comment on something that appeared in print media, you had to physically submit a letter to the editor. While that avenue still exists, the digital world has given readers the ability to find instant gratification with online commenting. One of the great things about this (and possibly one of its downsides), is readers can react to a story and share their opinion immediately after they read it. Here are my favorite online reader responses to music stories in 2011. Keep sharing your thoughts in 2012.
The Grateful Dead Moves Furthur with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh four decades after Monterey Pop.
kevster: Oct. 8 First of all don't mind my handle, some guy called me this around 90' and it was the first thing that came to mind...2nd-I said something about living with the dead on Obama's site, that had nothing at all to with scully or you guys, I can't remember...I move on and forget but it was probably metaphorical...3rdly -when I was locked up i met a guy that used to come into your music store and see you guys in there before you were the GD..he said he was also in the paper putting a hit on OJ Simpson during a football game, he was a linebacker at some junior college around there...this guy also went home with Gene Tierney who he met at Round Table Pizza. she starred in many old time movies, including the Ghost & Mrs. Muir, which was Bernard Hermann's favorite film score that he ever did...I'm going to tonight’s show, my first since before Jerry died...I am an 80's Dead head, hit a few tours, but not a tour head. Mostly early 80s...my fav. Tour was northwest 83’. My favorite shows opening night at Hult center in Eugene & Boise, Boise was the end of that tour for me...I heard Opening at Red Rocks was great and Santa Fe...anyway I'm I'll see you guys up there...I saw between 100 & 125 shows...
Cruz Control: Local rockers rally to raise for a blood clotting disorder at Sly’s. All the comments on this handle are worth sharing:
ml66uk: Dec. 1 Just one more reason not to have cosmetic genital surgery on children.
James3D: Dec. 1 Genital cutting of children is not medicine its medical fraud. This child should not have been cut in the first place. Say NO to circumcision. Protect children's rights to genital integrity.
Laurie (email@example.com or www.kelleycom.com): Dec. 2 Ironically, the circumcision might just have saved the baby's life. The parents learned right away he had hemophilia and are now armed with knowledge and medicine to help protect him. If the baby had not been circumcised, his hemophilia would have remained undiagnosed until a disaster struck...they may have learned the hard way, after their toddler falls, hitting his head and then suffering a head bleed. We often think the ones who learn about their son's hemophilia via circumcision are the lucky ones. If Cruz's parents woud like a free copy of my book "Raising a Child With Hemophilia," please contact me. It's the "Dr. Spock" book for each child's stage of development in hemophilia for parents.
thomas965: Dec. 3 Thank you Laurie for your intelligent response to the two idiots who posted before you. Bless you for your offer to these amazing parents who are doing something that will help affect the lives of thousands of children to come. The fact that you both found time at six in the morning to judge two brave and amazing parents for their personal choices is ridiculous. I can just picture you munching on your self-righteous flakes while drinking your ivory tower coffee, getting ready for a day of being better than everyone else. The Dali Lama was probably on line four waiting for you to bless him with your wisdom. I can't wait to see all the articles about things you have DONE to help improve your fellow man beyond typing some sanctimonious crap online. Please post links to them whenever you get done planning your "mutilation" benefit. These parents have worked for months to raise money for a great cause. Cruz and his entire family are heroes. Bottom line.I, for one, will be there supporting them, and will continue until the day I die. I encourage anyone with a heart to join me.
Ukulele Mermaid: Quirky talent Dakota Belle Witt plucks ‘slut pride’ at Seaside’s Alt Cafe.
jandiruzzo: May 20 I loved reading about your performance, and I especially identified because I, too, love mermaids and music. In fact, I wrote a children's book, entitled The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree, combining mermaids and music and is set in the Charleston, SC area, which is very rich culturally and would provide a great audience for your tour. Of course, my story is designed for a much younger audience, but it's also very colorful and addresses diversity. We would love to see you in Charleston. Jan DiRuzzo www.lilythelostmermaid.com>