Look, I'm not here to pick on you. I'm here because I have a profound love of music and, more specifically, Sasquatch!. That's both the root and limit of my investment in this board. The point is the invaluable conversation. I don't think I'd be out on a limb to say that you're most people's favorite poster(myself included), but the combative/elitist nature of many of your posts, is a direct violation of everything Sasquatch stands for, as it deadens much of what we hope to gain from the experience. We're all here because we're waiting. You don't have to be mean about it.
All I am going to say is that "cut" and "paste" is a wonderful tool. Saves a lot of time, even if I have to borrow wikipedia's format...all on a faulty iphone, nonetheless. I don't see any current threads on favorite sasquatch bands past this page, so it is a nice thing to know everybody's input.
So... Flaming lips. I will definitely check those chunes out, thank you very much!
but the combative/elitist nature of many of your posts, is a direct violation of everything Sasquatch stands for
Quit violating Sasquatch Gramma! And our BELIEFS (ha ha). I mean, we're ALL out here standing UP for Sasquatch (and our DREAMS!) while you seem only interested in sitting DOWN for Sasquatch.
Also speaking of sitting and standing at Sasquatch, "SIT down and RELAX you kids! It's only the early afternoon and I'm trying to watch They Might Be Giants! I PROMISE the Power Ranger kids will be back later, and then later once again (for sure! THIS IS WHAT THEY DO! This was not an act of FUNCTIONAL wardrobe) and possibly a whole other group of Power Ranger kids will even turn up. YOU WILL ALL HAVE YOUR MOMENT TO SAY "I WAS THERE WHEN THE (fake)RED POWER RANGER WENT BY!", but for now take a cue from Gramma and SIT down for Sasquatch!"
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Jan 10, 2011 15:26:09 GMT -5
I love music, I love Sasquatch, and yes, I love butting heads with internet people. I have no particular problem with you, Miss Vismund, in fact I'm fascinated by a young-ish female prog hog. But I'm not an elitist: I'm the guy you're as likely to find singing along to the Newsies soundtrack as you are to find me getting spiritual about a King Crimson record.
Message boards are ALL ABOUT argument, though; they're about knowing what you're talking about and being required to stand by what you say, because it stays right there for everyone to see (unless you're doumak, and you go through and delete it all). I like to be consistent, and I spend enough time here that if someone starts talking out of their ass - be it you or Peatrick or biff or Snorlax or ANYONE - I'll happily point it out just to keep the regulars honest. And if, say, the most gratingly awful poster we've ever had starts formatting his posts in the most annoying way imaginable, I'll probably have something to say about that too.
I care deeply about the Sasquatch! Vibe, as Gunther christened the singular feeling we all get when we gather at the Gorge in May. There's nothing like it, and it keeps me going for the year, and the residual emotions bring many of us back to this board every day because we're just so damn excited about it. But if we were all shiny happy people all diggity day long here, it would be dreadfully boring.
And there would be no Horned Gramma, and my ability to make you want to simultaneously hug me and kick me in the balls is what makes me Me.