So. It has come to this eh? And I thought Canadians were supposed to be likeable people. Well, recently, I’ve been getting A LOT of flame mail about my reviews. I guess that’s bad. I should try to be more, um, sympathetic? My apologies to Andy, Darrell, and the GOM staff for giving GOM a bad rap. Even if I only pissed off one person, that’s one too many. It’s not my place to jeopardize the future of GOM in any way, shape, or form.
I suppose I’d heard one too many “demo” tracks by beginner artists, and I just snapped. I feel I was always honest in my reviews, but I suppose I began putting “entertainment” and other personal objectives ahead of the “meat” of the review. Somewhere down the road, I lost my virginity, and that didn’t help. I got cocky. Pun intended.
Dave1: “Dave! SHUT UP! You’re supposed to be serious!”
Dave2:”I know. But I can’t help it. I’m innately silly.”
Dave1: “This is true.”
Dave3: “Don’t mind me.”
Dave2: “Who the hell are you?”
rapid snap back to reality).
I’m not resigning yet, but I am trying to make amends, in that pseudo-joking manner I have. For some reason, I find emotional pleas sent over the internet…. hilarious.
Okay, epiphany time. I think what it is is that I’ve finished 55 reviews, and aside from the occasional chin up from my bud Aaron, I haven’t heard anything positive about my “work” as a reviewer. It’s a little discouraging. I am a man after all. I need approval like I need air. If NOBODY appreciates my reviews, then I might as well stop wasting my time, eh? That would be unfortunate, because I love GOM, and I love telling hack producers their song-like-collection-of-sample-loops are the absolute shite of the earth, but I want to be able to do this and have people love me at the same time. Cake anyone? I’m eating mine, and I plan on having it too.
What now? I don’t expect anyone to send me emails telling me how much they love my reviews ([email protected]), so instead, I’ve added a cute little signature to the end of my reviews. It reads: “Who wants a hug?” -Dave in Port Moody.
I think it’s funny. Do you?
I love this town.