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  1. paulwalker

    Funny you should say that, Andy. I have always been credited with being a person with a great attitude, and a calmness that helps organizations.

    So you chose to call out an attribute that has served me well. Don't really get that, unless I let out an attitude on-line that is somewhat supressed at my job. I won't deny that.

    Andy, let's just end this. We've had some run-ins before, but I certainly don't hold that against you and I hope the same is your belief.


    I'm sure many PDX users are eating this up. That's fine. It wasn't intended to be.

    I'm willing to start over. Just remove your tag and we can agree to disagree. If not, then my pledge stands. Frankly, this is all so silly, as only about 275 people have read these posts.

    I have worked in radio for 35 years now. I will retire with one programmer/on-air. I don't need this war, and I doubt you want it either. Truce?

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 08:07 PM #
  2. skeptical

    No, not eating this up. Paul is one of the calmer folks that ventures over to the political side here and it probably contributed to his successful 35 years and counting in the biz.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 10:14 PM #
  3. paulwalker

    Thanks, Skep. I appreciate your support. After all, us long-timers here need to stick together. You've always been there.

    Posted on January 5, 2014 - 11:33 PM #
  4. Dan_Packard

    Wow, Andy, you really ripped into Paul in this thread. Completely unwarranted and way over the top in your personal venom towards him and perception of his views.

    There was a time in the mid to late 1970's when most of the Everly Brothers early Cadence classics sounded absolutely horrible. I think they were re-issued by a cheap K-Tel like company in simulated stereo on recycled vinyl with the worst eq ever. Listening to them really put a bad taste in my mouth (ears). Instead of beautiful harmonies, we heard scratchy chalk board screeching.

    And so people in Paul's and my generation probably came to the conclusion, what's the big deal with these guys? Recently, I've had a chance to re-visit some of their songs on properly mastered CD's. The difference is stark and amazing: rich harmonies, with smart concise musical accompaniment.

    Before ripping into someone's sentiments, remember that we all come to different conclusions from different backgrounds and experiences.

    Incidentally, my favorites are "Bird Dog", and the Phil Everly penned "When will I be loved".

    Posted on January 6, 2014 - 06:08 PM #
  5. Chris_taylor


    Thank you for addressing the way Andy ripped into Paul. I'm not sure why it upset Andy, but his response was certainly uncalled for. Since this is your message board, Dan, we need to respect the way in which you want us to communicate with each other. When its warranted, I can certainly see the need to be sharp in ones post, but not dress-down Andy gave Paul, that was way out of line.

    I know Andy, like many of us on this board, are passionate about music. I've actually learned much from others whose musical tastes are vastly different than mine. The Youtube links that are shared are such a great resource when we get into talking music.

    I hope we move past this matter with class and understanding that tastes in music are NOT subject to such negative posts. We are better than that. I have great respect for both Andy and Paul, and appreciate all they have added to this community.

    Posted on January 6, 2014 - 06:22 PM #
  6. RadioBuggie

    OH, did I miss something??

    'Cathy's Clown' - my Everly Bros fave
    PEACE to Phil with thanks; say hello to Elvis, Lennon and Harrison up there -

    Posted on January 6, 2014 - 10:48 PM #
  7. kennewickman

    Yeah , thanks Dan...Andy mustah been having an exceptionally 'bad day' or something..and Paul W. got the whipend of it !!

    speaking of transitional..well perhaps regressive transition to some degree..

    Don Everly's original " Brother Jukebox" (written by Paul Craft) from 1976. A better cover ( IMO ) done by Mark Chestnut in 91'...but nevertheless another example of the versatility of these guys..I always loved their stuff...even as a youngster 8, 9, 10 years old...great for singalongs..lyrics you could understand and the rhythm tracking...and just 'new' enough to be hip' ..

    Posted on January 7, 2014 - 03:38 PM #