Posted by JerryP on December 22, 2000 at 14:34:44:
Nickey, in "That Pat guy is really good" (12/22/00), you said, among other things, that Pat "...drifted a little off point" and that he made you "...look like an idiot." I must correct those two misstatements you made (but I'll let all the rest of them pass).
Pat couldn't drift off point. He was responding directly to your diatribe line-by-line. YOU drifted off point in trying to regale us with your macho, narcissistic tales of orgiastic audience responses to your self-flagellations.
And as to Pat making you look like an idiot, I agree that his responses were effective and complete; but you're selling yourself short. I read this debate about finger-style versus pick-style playing and I assure you, Nickey, YOU made YOU look like an idiot!
Having said all that, I must also compliment you for recognizing your mistatements and overstatements--without abandoning your opinion, which we all agree you have every right to hold and express--and apologizing for them.
You said you were from Northern Europe, so I would guess that English might not be your first language. If that's true, I applaud both your command of another language and your willingness to debate in English in this forum. The ability to express yourself in multiple languages is nothing less than wonderful and I'm sure you worked hard at it. It's sort of like being able to play both with your fingers AND with a pick, isn't it?
Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all!
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