Humf wrote:I do wonder whether an entirely open minded and liberal mindset towards the value of music (ie. anything goes) could contribute in some way towards a lessening in the ‘nutritional quality’ of what we listen to.
I would agree entirely that we should all be discerning in our choices and, indeed, I make my own living from offering thoughtful, respectful critiques of products and technologies. So I have no problem with others doing the same for musical works and performances. But respectful
is the key word.
I thought his first post clearly stated no intention to cause offence to others.
He did... but it's hard to imagine how that could possibly be true given the excessive diatribe that followed -- only part of which I highlighted above.
Nevertheless, although I was very uncomfortable about that first post, I decided to let it pass (unless other forum members complained) as the apparent emotional outpourings of someone who needed to 'vent'...
Unfortunately, the OP later chose to repeat the denigration, completely unnecessarily, in a second post and so I felt it was necessary to take the OP to task on the matter and reminder him of the forum rules.
We all try to moderate lightly here, but moderate we do specifically to maintain a polite, respectful, and mutually supportive atmosphere -- something which seems to be rather a rare privilege amongst comparable forums and which a great many of our forum members appreciate highly. So I make no apologies for doing what I'm here to do!
And finally, I thank Pianoworld for his apology which I accept. Moving on...