a blog by wallace winfrey

A Fascinating Story I Plan On Telling Sometime Soon


So, the month of July, 2007 was a very interesting one for me. Did you know that posting snarky, vaguely indirect criticisms of generalized problems with today’s electronic music on a mailing list can lead to an unhinged nutjob threatening you and your family? Did you know that making snarky, indirect comments on mailing lists and your blog about how local techno promoters show a lack of diversity in their musical offerings can get you branded as a pariah, a “hater” and worse? Did you know that some local electronic music promoters consider snarky mailing list posts to be more threatening and distasteful than someone making threats of violence against someone and their family? It’s true!
A good friend (?) of mine *almost* had me convinced that *I* was the problem, and I spent a fair amount of time beating myself up over it. Fortunately, I came to my senses about all this nonsense and have started to develop some fairly lucid thoughts about the whole sordid affair, which I plan on detailing on this blog soon. One thing’s for sure, there’s a whole lot more to life than worrying about your position in the local, temporary pecking order of big fish in little ponds.
(If you’re reading this, and thinking that it’s a lot of shop-talk and inside baseball stuff, you’re right.)

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