The Joy of Commenting
Tip #1: Avoid reading YouTube comments.
The comments section can often collapse into a cesspool of hatred & homophobia, ignorance & intolerance.
As the ever-brilliant Louis C.K. observed, he has a different set of values in his car. A similar transformation unfortunately seems to happen to a lot of people when they park themselves behind a computer username. Courtesy & decency go out the window, the mean-spirited comments begin to flow.
Tip #2: Always read the comments section on 1001albumsin10years.wordpress.com
Read my initial posts (if you insist!) but don’t overlook the comments section. As fun as it is for me to post my reviews, a real highlight of this project for me has been the discussion with fellow music fans.
It’s been fascinating hearing what songs/records have resonated with you folks, what further albums are worth exploring, and where some of these artists are ranked on your all-time favourite lists. All without a trace of the venom that is far too often seen online (though I will be reviewing an album by the band ‘Venom’ next month).
Most encouraging of all, even though our musical tastes could not vary more, this blogging community continues to be remarkably open-minded.
For this & more, I thank you. Let’s keep the conversation going!