Finally someone sums it up nicely, and without an agenda or sour grapes...
On a current thread elsewhere, mooghead said.... 'At the end of the day Greg, everyone is jealous of you and people, Brits in particular, dont like people who make them jealous. Thats when the insults and vitriol starts.'
GB: Dead Right Moogy. It usually is the Brits that are most jealous. You see it in all walks of life. British people are by far more resentful and jealous of others, than any other nation you run into. You do not find the same situation in Holland or Germany or France. It's a very strange thing. Brian has said similar things too, as has Freddie. It is unquestionable.
British people do things like scratch up brand new cars because they basically resent someone doing well, or because they perceive it is they who should be driving the nice car. They will vandalise property because OTHERS have it while they DO NOT.
Mooghead: Some of the things you say can be childish but its so obviously a piss take I cannot believe people bite time after time.
GB: Indeed. A lot of the people here really seriously cannot see a piss take, or take such things in the same way, back at them, as they give it out. I totally agree.... "I cannot believe people bite time after time."
Mooghead: Good on you. Hope you are loving the job as much as I know I (and John Stuart) would.'
GB: Thank you. I am. VERY much. You probably saw on another thread John Stuart insisting that my job is negative and redundant and must be like slavishly doing the same old tired things over and over without satisfaction. He suggested it only entails logging tapes. Well.... I responded in detail, pointing out that he was ONE MILLION PER CENT WRONG AGAIN, and outlining LOTS of stuff he knows nothing about. I did so in a clear and frank way, and proved to him how wrong he was to suggest those things without any evidence whatsoever. But did he apologise or retract one word?????? NO. He has not the grace or eloquence. He simply isn't big enough to admit when he is wrong. Nothing we can do about that. It is HIS failing.
This too, Mooghead, only shows his deep rooted jealousy and resentment. This is a British trait too, I'm afraid. Such people just cannot bring themselves to retract something that's been proven totally wrong, for fear of losing face, and all that does is show them up for the shallow graceless people they are. I meet this from time to time, usually with people like John, who INSIST they are not remotely resentful when all the evidence and most of what they say clearly points to that.
In fact, the opposite is true. If John had read my detailed response and come back with, "Fair enough Greg. I can't argue with the facts you state. I retract it", people would have more respect for him. SOME people, not all.
As it is.... HE TOTALLY FAILS TO ADDRESS ONE SINGLE THING I SAID THAT PROVES HIM WRONG. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT THREAD. SEE WHAT I WROTE TO DISPROVE HIS LUDICROUS CLAIMS, AND THEN WATCH HIM FAIL TO ANSWER ONE POINT. I PROVED CONCLUSIVELY THAT THE JOB IS FAR FROM DULL OR NEGATIVE OR REDUNDANT, AND HE COULD OFFER NOTHING AT ALL. HE JUST CHANGED THE SUBJECT LIKE THE UNGRACIOUS GRUMPY RESENTFUL PLEB HE IS.
Living in Britain you do run into people who just cannot admit when they are wrong. Mostly it's because they are small minded and don't possess sufficient spirit. Other times it's because they are, at the heart of the matter, jealous or resentful (call it what you will) of the job you do - exactly as you say mooghead.
You said it, others have said it. Others have told JSS that everyone knows he'd love to be privy to the rare Queen audio I hear, but only he cannot bring himself to admit it. This is all you need to know about the man. I'd love it if just told it as it is. He thinks he will lose face if he does that. It's a pitiful spineless point of you - as we've come to expect.
I notice Holly2003 didn't like what you said moog, because it doesn't fit with her little picture of me and the siuation, and God forbid she should ever RE-THINK something she's made her mind up on, and which is set in concrete forever in her mind. Massive surprise, I don't think. Holly and others like her, who can't bear a bad word against JSS, are so very predictable. But actually it's normal to disagree with people, even your heroes like Sebelius Stuart, and still retain integrity.
Holly said... 'You don't know what you're talking about, but that's your problem, not mine.' She doesn't agree with you moog, but I certainly do. The proof exists in every other sentence and comment such people post.... that are so unbalanced and one-sided and biassed, it's a joke.
Holly concludes you don't know what you're talking about because you don't share her take on it. Perhaps it is YOU Holly who doesn't know what you're talking about. Think about that. Consider it. Give it serious thought instead of being a petulant smart-arse so much of the time. Bend a little. See the other side.
Holly, read what I wrote about my job, and you tell me who was clearly in the wrong and right. But please be big enough to tell it how you truly see it. Is that too much to ask?