[Dixielandjazz] Accuracy in posting & answering

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 1 09:34:07 PDT 2006

> Vaxtrpts at aol.com writes:

>> Steve Barbone asked
>> Why do you  continue to read something into my writing that is
>> not there? And what you  think I said in past is not an accurate description
>> of what I actually said  then either. And, contrary to what your egos may
>> tell you, when I refer to  most people on the planet, that is not a specific
>> reference to either of  you, and/or musicians, and/or folks on the DJML. I am
>> referring to more  than 6 Billion people, most of whom haven't the foggiest
>> idea of what trad  jazz is.
>> Like you say Bob, we are adults and there is no flaming. But I  fail to see
>> why I should be asked to explain the meaning of a simple  sentence and an
>> obvious conclusion. Especially such an innocuous one that  has nothing
>> whatsoever to do with the premises you and John raise. It  speaks for itself.

> Mike Vax Answered
> Because, Steve, you sometimes come off as an arrogant know-it-all.
> Because, Steve, you sometimes come off as completely pompous.
> Because Steve, many times you come off as thinking you are better than the
> rest of us.
> Just my two cents from lurking for the past couple of months.

Ha Ha. Mike I love you, man. I really do, because you speak your mind.

Perhaps all you say about how I "come off" is true, at least it is to you.
BUT that is the poorest excuse for "reading something into my posts that is
not there" that I've ever heard. And if it is an excuse for asking me to
explain "the meaning of a simple sentence and an obvious conclusion", an
even poorer excuse. What you are saying in essence is that because you don't
like my attitude (as you perceive it) it is OK to distort what I write.

What you. or others think I am, or am not, is really a reflection of your
own personalities. As for me, I know who I am. know what I know, and say
what I think. If that bothers a few people, well, I can't help that. As for
my; "thinking I am better than the rest of you", where did that come from?
How on earth would you know what I am thinking?

What still mystifies me is why you continue to read my posts if they are so
pompous, arrogant and know it all.

When all is said and done, they are nothing more than opinions. :-) VBG.

I would be most happy to take this OFF LIST with you or anyone else. Just
put the subject above in the subject box and ignore my spam filter warning.
I will see it and answer.


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