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  1. duxrule

    Easy there, Turbo. Is what Paul said a reason to break out the pitchforks and light the fires? In that quote from Richards, he says essentially the same thing:

    "The Everlys were there at the crossroads of country and R&B. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll."

    It doesn't seem to me to be wrong to describe the Everly Brothers as "transitional," one of the pioneers in a musical revolution.

    Posted on January 4, 2014 - 02:19 PM #
  2. Andy_brown

    That was Paul Simon's quote from yesterday.

    And I don't agree that he's saying the same thing as Paul. Semantics aside, Paul's failure to minimize a huge contribution and his arrogant tone and condescending approach is his problem. The fact that the Everlys came along when Rock and Roll was in its infancy is a sidenote that Paul is hung up on, not me. What's worse is Paul's notion that only Elvis counted in the 50's and The Beatles in the (early) 60's. Hogfuckingwash, dude.

    Get a rope.

    Posted on January 4, 2014 - 02:23 PM #
  3. Alan Craig

    Norah Jones and Billie Ray Armstrong must have had inside info on Phil's health or simply uncanny timing for "Foreverly."

    Posted on January 4, 2014 - 04:58 PM #
  4. paulwalker

    "arrogant and condescending". Hmm. Please show me where these behaviors are present in my post.

    Sorry, but I don't post here to be insulted, unless there is a real reason for it. Too bad one member can make one sour on an entire site. My friend and high school classmate Dan has done a great job, and I've been a longtime supporter, but that is it. Best wishes to all my friends here.

    "He'll be back" is a familiar phrase in these type of situations. Nope.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 05:33 PM #
  5. Skybill9

    "...but that is it. Best wishes to all my my friends here."

    Paul, the solution is easy, simply add the offending poster to your "ignore" list.

    I do that quite often.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 05:41 PM #
  6. Chris_taylor

    Paul, I would hope you would reconsider. You are one of the guys whose posts I really enjoy. You are still cracking a mic in a business that has drastically changed since you and I both got into radio. But I love that your are still employed even when radio itself has imploded in many ways. Much respect to you for that.

    Having been targeted myself for an "opinion" not shared by one or many, I truly understand why choosing to leave seems viable. For me, I've gained some tough skin over the years being a part of this community. I have learned how to communicate better in the written word and even in the midst of some ugly threads and disparate conversation, I still come back. I do take breaks from time to time. But if I ever decide that I am through with this board, I will just leave. No notice, no nothing. Just gone.

    If you do decide to call it quits on this thread, please email me what is going on in your world.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 06:22 PM #
  7. Andy_brown

    But before you go, let me show you your arrogance and condescension. It's probably more ignorance on your part than arrogance, but not to digress:

    "Re: Everly Brothers"

    Well, duh, Paul. Your first post and third in the thread titled "Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74" . . . what else would you be referring to? It sure looks patronizing to me even before you go into your little history of rock and roll line segmentation theory. Patronizing is condescension.

    I, for one around here, don't want a poorly done refresher course on the history of rock and roll when a great musician and huge contributor to the world of music has just died.
    An obvious attempt on your part, probably subconsciously, to exaggerate your self importance about musical knowledge, and exaggerating your own self importance is arrogance.

    So, there is your arrogance and condescension.

    You more recently posted: "I don't post here to be insulted, unless there is a real reason for it."

    You being arrogant and condescending is insulting to me, so it cuts both ways. If you get all bent out of shape over being taken to task for a tasteless post, and your post sure lacked taste and appropriateness given the tenor of the post's title, then maybe you should stay over on the radio side of the board where things are a little more docile.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 06:44 PM #
  8. paulwalker

    Sorry, but you still seem angry. Why, I'm not sure. I offered an opinion, one that you can't seem to accept, either as a truth or falsehood. Instead, you just attack. Enough of you. Really. Bye Bye. In my biz, I choose to ignore those like you. And that is where it all starts here on 1/5/14.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 07:12 PM #
  9. Andy_brown

    It's your attitude, Paul, not your opinion that was out of line. And it doesn't "anger" me. Nothing on this board angers me. You make it sound like you were called a lying cretinous motherfucker*, not just arrogant and condescending. You may leave but it is true that people that make statements like you have made about leaving over being called out come back. Talk to you then. Cheers.

    *hell, we call Herb that all the time and he never whines.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 07:33 PM #
  10. jr_tech

    Remembered on NPR Sunday Edition this morning:
    RIP, Phil

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 07:45 PM #