The Modernist wrote:algroth wrote:The Modernist wrote:Bloody hell Al -calm down!
I stand by my observation.The tuneless guitar type tracks have certainly outweighed anything with a pop sensibility and most pop tracks have received negative comments. It's absolutely the right of anyone to comment in any way they wish, I think Ted and I were just noting this prevailing trend..okay I had a bit of a dig as well, but I rather thought the hyperbolic way I expressed it ( I don't really believe BCB is responsible for the decline of western civilisation!) showed I had my tongue in my cheek.
Most *tracks* have received mostly negative comments, pop or otherwise. And I don't have my hands clean on this point, but Christ, this whole cup has gradually descended into this cesspool of cynicism and derision of the most toxic sort. I just can't see how one can come here, read all this bile and then pretend the response to all the music here would be any other, it's like every match has become the music critic's version of a dick measuring contest, more concerned with writing a snarky response to and maybe throw some shade at some section of the board or other and less so of actually *listening* to the music. You say you're being tongue in cheek but after ten times of repeating the same remark it's really hard to tell if the hyperbole isn't the real deal. Seriously, this toxicity the board displays just about drains any enjoyment there is to be had here, and is no doubt one of the reasons it's gradually dying out.
You're post is so over the top, I don't know where to start. In fact I won't bother...that's me finished with the cups for the foreseeable.
I think both myself and Ranking Ted have attempted to explain ourselves in a friendly manner, but you're obviously not interested. I certainly don't think I've written anything "toxic" and I don't think anyone else has.
I've actually spent all day at the hospital where I've seen people with real problems and issues, so I respectfully suggest you develop some perspective.
Funny to talk about perspective when you believe it's on the enunciator to determine how things fall on other ears or not. And, of course, the idea of comparing this situation right here with what may happen at a hospital - that's *you* trying to extrapolate whatever issue is present here, in the context of this board, to another completely innappropriate field. I may have been harsh in explaining my point of view and I apologize for that but still I reckon it needed to be said, because in the context of *BCB* it is a problem. And maybe in the greater frame of the world it's not a big deal, or even a big deal to you, but it's still a community of people with likeminded interests and worth some consideration at that. I know for a fact that I'm not alone in thinking this way about what that's been said throughout the cup.
Take what you may out of this. I don't believe you intentionally try to sound spiteful or any such thing but for what it's worth, it's worth thinking on how what one says affects the mood of what, as Ted rightly says, ought to be a fun game. That's all.