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Please welcome the 2 Live Crew, Hector and Gram…take a bow, gentlemen!
It wasn’t a conscious decision to leave town during the fifth anniversary of 9/11, but it certainly seems a good idea now. Being on the road means limited access to, and reduced interest in sitting around reading the news and getting irate. When you’re standing in a dusty field at Ghost Ranch, staring up at the magnificent cliffs of reddish brown, framed against the bluest sky you’ve ever seen, thoughts of politics seem miles away.
Happy Independence Day to all…I have a new review up on Ink 19:
Now go eat a hotdog!
I’ve started a new book entitled “Music To Play When I’m Dead”. It will consist of peoples thoughts on what music they would want to be remembered by- a sort of musical immortality, if you will.
And I need your help. Go here and fill out the form. I’ll keep everyone updated as to progress. I’d really like as many responses from as wide a range of people as I can get, so please, forward to friends.
I’m on Donny Osmond’s official website:
Review: Donny Osmond
by James Mann – 06/15/2001
Sorta weird, since the review isn’t exactly lauding the boy. Just proves, you send this stuff out into the ether, you never know where it will land. Sheesh.
Its a thankless, moneyless life, being a writer for Ink 19. Hell, being a writer for anyone is generally thankless and less profitable than Arbys. But, once in a long while, you get feedback from a reader, and it makes it all worthwhile. Here’s the review in question. It’s short, so I can quote it fully:
15 Minutes? You had yours. Now go away, and drag the rest of your one hit wonder ’80’s buddies with you.
Which got the following response:
It’s always a shame to come to a website and find a throw away, seemingly
unsubstantiated comment like this: (quotes review)…
Without any reference to, description or mention of the music, Nik Kershaw’s
seminal album is simply brushed off. Fine, if you have intelligent comment
to make. This review has simply persuaded me to avoid ink19 at all costs.
A website that could, to coin your phrase, go away.
Whew. Strong words. I can tell this took time to craft.
Particuarly since I wrote the review SIX YEARS AGO!
Sheesh, get a life. Because, if you are searching the web for Nik Kershaw information, and feel motivated enough to pen a response to a six year old review, I have a hunch you have a lot of free time.