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Despite the deep embarrassment that this discussion has caused in me, I so far have been quite reluctant to take part in it, my reasons being a fear of speaking in anyone else's name and my general phobia of discussion forums of all sorts. Although Mr. Silver has proven that he needs no assistance in making his point convincingly, I can conceive that his position within the contention might deprive him of the opportunity to say things that could very well be said by any external observer. Wondering if finding my name in here is an invitation to speak up or not, I will see what I can do. I believe this intervention to be motivated not as much by my interest in the present discussion as by the distressing feeling I have that mistrust is becoming more and more trivialised in this world, affecting people's capacity to communicate with each other. In particular, I have found quite disturbing the facility with which some users of this forum resign themselves to accept ambition and self-interest as satisfying motives for one's actions. I have a comment related to the above-mentioned Foxtrot discussion, elements of which have now disappeared from view. Those thinking that Mr. Silver could be interested in gaining their blessing by queuing at the scanner with his birth certificate might be giving their opinion more importance than necessary. Also his refusal to do so does not really stand as an argument for anything. It was claimed that Mr. Silver had been sent to deliver the truth, not to argue about it. Truths may be ignored but, by definition, can't be contested. Mr. Silver spoke of honesty and dignity and, let's face it, was received with distrust and vanity. Well, this is depressing. With Mr. Silver's last contribution we now have all the pieces to our jigsaw. Still, I like to think that words exist independently of whoever has written them, just like a horse without its pedigree papers remains a horse. Ideally, it would be useful to provide the sceptical among us with scientific evidence for the authority of Mr. Silver on Felt matters. Additionally, it would be interesting to explain others, all politically correct hypocrisy aside, how defamatory suspicions and public slandering can hardly inspire any emotion better than contempt and unsurprisingly lead to bitterness. Though I doubt such efforts would really help in this case. As someone pretty smart once wrote, elegance and dignity are taught by the heart, not by the dancing master. An advice would then be, let us listen to our hearts, listen to our Felt records again, and let our ugly duckling turn into a graceful swan.
I was not going to respond at all, but the forum history shows that Mr Silver was responding in what can at the very least be described as an extremely defensive manner to questions put to him before I even entered this debate - for, lets face it, it was me who first questioned his identity and this is somehow where everything seems to be being directed. I questioned his identity as a challenge - because of course there are several people on here who operate under aliases - fair enough - but by the time I had questioned this he was already insulting myself and others on this forum - and as I said before - it is spineless to insult people under an alias. I did not cause this "bitterness" - it was already well in evidence. Mr Silver made a promise not to return to this forum which he has quickly broken. I'll be making the same one now and sticking to it - as people seem to be defending the indefensible on here. And Olivier - how can asking if he is Maurice Deebank be a "defamatory suspicion"? I would have thought being labelled pathetic, having childish nicknames based upon my surname and having my debates linked in some unconventional matter to the shooting of a member of Pantera is far more defamatory. Goodbye. And to Nigel - the second line of "Something Sends Me To Sleep" springs to mind.
Today I’m very happy, My Maurice Deebank CD arrived directly from Cherry Red Records and I’m having the REAL pleasure of listening to 4 new songs and re-listening those fantastic guitars from 1984!
I think now your entity issue is resolved…
I would love to meet Maurice Deebank, I was also a guitar player (very bad one), but for taking a good Porto wine and not to take guitar lessons, I’m too old now and why take lessons from him when we’ve his music? I’m very sad that something bad happen to Maurice Deebank, is something like Stephen Hawking? Well, not really important… so many things we cannot answer… who kill JFK? who kidnapped Maddie? Is there ET life? And so on… And that’s why everyone has an opinion… Is there any music from Maurice Deebank from 1992 until now or until his major incapacitating health issue?
We’re all here, so you didn’t divide anyone… And off course Felt is bigger than us all, but also was only a band that in 10 years, produced 10 surprising albums! And that's why I can resist asking Mr. Lee McFadden, are you 10 or 12? Since you maybe something in the middle why not listen to “Study No. 1” from Maurice Deebank as a case study? Did you find the music beautiful and relaxing? Your next post will be better, I’m sure! (I hope you have some English humor).
Unfortunately I’m not Nuno Bettencourt, well, I’m younger, that’s a good thing! By the way, Nuno Bettencourt come from Azores Islands and that’s a tremendous place to get vacations!
Next I will maybe buy Felt DVD! And try to find some tracks I never listen to, thanks Robert for the great post!
By the way, today was a great beach day, if you feel too much grey above you (vulcan ashes) come to Portugal and you will feel better.