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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yawn


To all of those who write with negative comments, insults, "calling me out" on bootleg pressings, etc. You know, people that hide behind an "anonymous" moniker.

This site is not about "collecting" records per se. It's about CELEBRATING great music and education about the obscure (not only the reader but myself as well).

Yeah, I've posted a few records that are reissues/ boots. Not often; 99% of my collection consists of original pressings. So what. If I were more intelligent I'd sell some of my originals, replace them with reissues and take the money and go on a nice vacation with my girlfriend.

For the most part, I do not publish these comments because I find them irrelevant.

This is the only post I will make of this nature as I like to stick to the positive!

41 comments:

RecordCollector said...

Don't let you get bugged by idiots out there!!! It's your blog, and you can post what you like. I love your style, and hey, it's the music that counts. I post also what I want, so everybody can enjoy it, not only a group of selected few.
Keep up the good stuff m8!!!

Albert

Albion said...

hope they don't discourage you from carry on, I find it both educational and fun to hear your latest offering.

keep the faith

ciao

Rockin' Jeff said...

That's the internet for you...

Fuck em. Keep doing what you are doing.

Anonymous said...

insert individual insult for that kind of critic here:



apart from that: I enjoy listening to the songs on your blog, big time. Maybe that's because I love music, not pressings... whoopsie, just destroyed my credibility. Damnit!

Anonymous said...

Derek, don't let the 'haters' get you down mate! You do a great job, it's a fantastic blog that makes many people happy, and as you said, it's about great music, not being an 'anorak'. There will always be those pedants out there who get caught up in the minutiae and miss the most important part, the sheer love of music!

We're looking forward to your visit to London and hearing your set. Should be a great night.

From a simple fan of good music, I thank you. Alex

YankeeBoy said...

Unfortunately it's always the people with the least on their minds with the most words to say it with. Don't pay them any mind. I have been turned on to so many great records thanks to your blog. As far as I am concerned, it's the music that's important -not whether the source is a reissue, bootleg or whatever. You're doing a superb job.

Stu Shea said...

this is a hell of a blog! I've learned a lot from you. People who post negatively about stuff like "reissues" or "bootleg pressings" are just pathetic.

Derek See said...

Thanks all for your kind words. These past two weeks have been especially bad and it was really bumming me out. However, the ratio of positive to negative comments and emails is almost always 20 to 1 on the positive side.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the, "real DJs don't play mp3s" stuff. Music isn't about the format and it's the music that matters.

Keep up the great work.

Timbo said...

It's a real shame you have to put up with ludicrous remarks like you have mentioned Derek. Your blog is the best of its kind, so ignore what some idiots are saying (probably all the work of just one small minded little toerag) and keep on keepin on!

Dominic said...

Anyone who is into serial numbers and first issue pressings aren;t really into the music. Let 'em cuddle up to a Goldmine Price Guide for warmth at night. Thanks for posting this great and generally unavailable music

Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing that someone would trip on which pressing you are playing.
Get real people! Latch on to something in life that actually matters!

Love the blog--it is both entertaining and enlightening. Hope you can see beyond those insular and trivial comments.

the Candyman said...

this blog is absolutely fantastic,every day i check it out and got absolutley amazing new stuff...
man ythanks from germany
The Candyman

Adam said...

Your blog is a daily joy, and i really couldnt care less about where the sound comes from as long as its good, and it always is

Dennis Garvey said...

One of the first things I look at every day. Your blog is fantastic. Don't let a few nut jobs bother you. Thanks for all the great music.

Anonymous said...

Kick out the jams!

Alejandro said...

There's too many pathetic bozos out there. This Blog is one of the best and is a mind opener. Who gives a dam about the pressings???This is about the love of music. Don't waste time on those stooges, ...

Anonymous said...

Oh my God
"real DJs don't play mp3s"

I know there was something faked around. Last night DJ played mp3s.

all my life collapse now!

Huby said...

Desde luego, los hay capullos en todas partes del mundo y dentro de la cultura Mod-ernista también. En cualquier caso, Derek, se te ve un muchacho inteligente donde los haya (el post que has metido en tu blog así lo demuestra) y tienes que saber que teniendo el apoyo incondicional de todos los que te seguimos, los comentarios de los idiotas te tienen que dejar frío. Y si no, léete todos los comentarios que te han dejado para animarte...

Holly said...

Derek -

It's the music, and your passion, intelligence, commitment & humor that matter - all of which are VERY appreciated. I've said it before, & I'll say it again - thank you!!!

F* the bozos -

Holly
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Just another fan here and love your postings . I'm a record collector just like hundreds that check out your blog site. One thing I can't stand are those geeky record "Queers" IT"S ABOUT THE MUSIC"!! Carry on Derek.

dj dod said...

Derek,
I'm not often compelled to respond to something I've read on a blog, but in this case I have to - and say that most of the tracks you post are new to me and many have enriched my life! Thanks!

todd said...

I wonder why people even allow comments any more. I realize not to is extreme, but most undermine my faith in humanity.

I'll never forget a post from Portugal about nine years ago asking to download "all the hits" for free, no irony intended.

Thanks for doing what you do.issi

http://www.soulserver.eu said...

Hi Degsy

Dont let the IDIOTS get you down... Its the MUSIC that matters.. the morons need to get a life...

all the best my friend....

Anonymous said...

Derek,

Out of a gazillion other options, your blog is one of the first stops I make Every Day because it is simply one of the best spots on the intertubes. I can't tell you how many times your hobby has made my day. For those of us that live for finding That Obscure Classic, it's aces. So thank you, if only for "There's a Break in the Road." sheeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

rgl7194 said...

Derek, as Kris Kristofferson would say, don't let the bastards get you down. I love your blog, and all the terrific music that it's exposed me to, and I hope you continue it for a long, long time.

John DeAngelis said...

That's the down side of the Internet. Everyone has an opinion, whether they know what they're talking about or not. Pay those idiots no mind. Your site is a godsend, Derek!

RecordCollector said...

Dear friend Derek....
http://recordcollectorsvaults.blogspot.com/2010/03/dedicated-to-friend.html

Anonymous said...

Great words...Dont let no one get you down!!!

uptownjen said...

Derek, you and your 45's often make the day for so many people here, including me. As my students would say, "shake the haters off" and keep doing what your doing. In my opinion, true music lovers are those who hear (on original, reissue, whatever) and are so excited that they want to share what they have found and the ensuing feelings with the rest of the world; It's not about being the person with the mint condition rarity. 45's should be preloved just a bit before reaching the next person...do you know what I mean?!?

Holly said...

Uptownjen's observation deserves a double post ...

(quote) It's not about being the person with the mint condition rarity. 45's should be preloved just a bit before reaching the next person...do you know what I mean?!?

Yes, uptownjen, I know exactly what you mean. Your eloquence made me smile - thank you.

Steve said...

Another big thumbs up! Pay no mind to the geeks!

Anonymous said...

I look at your blog daily and I don't know or care if the records are reissues or originals. I just like the records and the information that goes with them. If it wasn't for boots and reissues there are a whole lotta great records I wouldn't have ever heard. Keep up the excellent and entertaining work! NAC

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm "Anonymous" and I've nothing but 100% pure love for your blog!! It's at the top of my list of bookmarked blogs. I just don't have, want or need a Google account.

Ignore the neysayers and keep posting the finest cuts in blogland. W.

JensOmatic said...

Hey Derek,
don't let those fools get at you. The internet may be a great chance for real-life losers to open their big yap, but it's also a place for meeting great people from all over the world and sharing mutual loves, in this case music (and I'm very happy that I found your blog).
It's great holding an original of a superb tune in my sweaty hands, but anybody who makes a religion out of it could as well be collecting stamps, at a certain point it's not about the music anymore...and that's not my scene
keep the fire burnin'
Jens

human said...

Yeah, keep it posi! You rule. Haters gon' hate.

Anonymous said...

I also enjoy the songs you share with all of us! It always seems to be the 1% that are jerks that can ruin your day - focus on the 99% that are good and decent! Thanks!
MH

Derek See said...

Thanks alot everyone...I truly should have mentioned that it is incredibly rewarding to get the positive comments from listeners and also many of the artists themselves have written positive notes.

Fonsz said...

Don't let the bastards grind you down. I think that you are providing a valuable community service and I love some of the recorded gems that you put up.
Carry on old chap!

Anonymous said...

Derek, you are doing a great job man !!
KEEP UP !!!

AndrewT said...

There are few things that make my day anymore, but definitely one of them is your daily tune. I look forward to your post every day and thank you for making the effort to entertain us.