That is one of most vitriolic statements I've heard in a long time. You've just outed yourself for what you really are. You are an angry old white man. That can't stand either the liberal agenda, or anybody that can. You truly are not the man I thought you were, and I'm done with you.
--comment received on a recent post at TOSSING IT OUT.
|Angry Penguin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
However, after the election when Trump won and it was fairly known that I had voted for him, there has been some crazy reaction to me and to some of my blog posts, which I have tried to present with a sense of intentional calm and rationality. It seems those on the opposition side to mine can say whatever they wish in any disrespectful way they wish while what I say or what others on my side of the fence might say is met with anger and vituperation. It all seems a bit unhinged to me, but what's a blogger to do?
Though I haven't unfollowed any blogs, there are a few that I no longer bother to read for one reason or another which probably works to my advantage from the standpoint of using my time wisely. If a blogger does leave a comment on my site then I will visit their blog and usually leave a comment--that is, unless they've left a comment like the one that opened this post. I don't want to rile anyone any more than they've already been riled. If I do visit a blog and don't leave a comment then that would be highly unusual for me, but it would also mean that there was nothing for me to respond to--and this from a blogger who will typically even respond to a post about knitting or something that I don't do or know nothing about.
And then there are those comments on my posts that seem genuine and intelligent to which I will leave thought out and often extensive replies which I don't know whether they have been seen or not because there is no further response from the blogger who left the original comment. But more on that come Friday's post...
Battle of the Bands Results!
My most recent Battle of the Bands contest featuring renditions of the classic Little Anthony and the Imperials song "Goin' Out of My Head" did not turn out quite like I expected. I thought there was far more disco hate out there, but I guess when put up against an eccentric sounding La Lupe, disco rules. The Queen of Latin Soul in this match was no contest when put up against a queen of disco.
It was kind of close deciding for me, but the disco string section wins me over more than percussive Latin horns, which I do have an affinity for though not enough to sway my vote in this match up. And in agreement with most of you voting in this round, Gloria Gaynor's voice was more appealing than the--how do I put it?--the slightly kooky vocal styling of La Lupe. I never really got on board with that "Disco Sucks" movement and I still enjoy hearing the danceable music that I don't normally dance to. Sorry Lupe, you were kind of fun, but your version didn't have the appeal for me that Gloria did.
Final Vote Tally
Gloria Gaynor 19
La Lupe 2
Next Battle of the Bands on Wednesday March 1st
My next Battle will be continuing on somewhat the same theme as this previous Battle with a bit of an international flair. It's a well-known American artist's pop hit from the sixties that seemed to have caught the attention of the world with renditions coming from somewhat unexpected places. It's another "crazy" tune that will tie in with my post that will appear on Monday February 27th. Before that Monday post though, I'll try to push the envelope a bit more with an absurd post on Friday that might mostly bug some bloggers who might not see it. But what the heck--I've started stirring the pot so I might as well finish the stew.
Have any of my posts ticked you off a bit, but not enough to run you off yet? Do you come back to a comment thread to see if a blogger has responded to a comment that you've left that has included questions? I doubt whether you can do it, but would you like to venture a guess as to my next song choice for BOTB?