p2pnet news view | RIAA:- Personal rant time, folks.
In yesterday’s story citing Canadian prime minister George W. Harper as new internet troll, “Nine point nine nine nine nine times out of ten trolls lurk in the dark, only occasionally being forced into the light, a recent example being the outing of long-time p2pnet troll Sam I am”, I wrote.
A pretentious admirer of Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music’s RIAA, he’d tried, and failed, to come across as a reasonable person presenting reasonable propositions.
For a while, I allowed Sam I Am (real name Gregory A. Roach, right) to post. But he soon became tedious and redundant and I cut him off.
Is he a paid shill? One could certainly be forgiven for thinking so.
And now for something completely different …
Like so many other sites, p2pnet was hit hard by the recession and I tried various ways to use the net to replace the advertising support I’d lost because of it.
None of them worked and I decided try something completely different — an off-line venture requiring no start-up capital (well, very little) no previous experience, and absolutely not reliant on the vagaries of the internet.
It’s called Dad’s Westcoast Wildfire Awesome Sauce and of it I say >>>
After years of trying hot, but not tasty, tasty, but not hot, sauces, we decided to blend our own and Dad’s Westcoast Wildfire Awesome Sauce is the result — a Eureka moment!
It’s not East Indian. It’s not Thai. Or Chinese. It’s not Mexican.
It’s just awesome.
A delicious fusion of 16 different herbs and spices, sun-dried tomatoes, Balsamic vinegar, garlic and seasonings and fresh peppers (including Habanero for that lip-tingling zing), it tantalises taste buds other sauces miss.
It’s a lot of fun and I’m really enjoying myself at local markets here on Vancouver Island —- and watching peoples’ faces as they try it for the first time.
No only but also, it’s very early days, but a Victoria restaurant is now carrying it, and we’ve had serious interest from a store in a local supermarket chain.
‘So it’s finally come to this … ‘
I’ve been attacked for a lot of things — for not hating gay people, writing about the Prophet Muhammed, Jesus and Miley Cyrus, for saying the corporate music labels and studios are a bunch of unprincipled, greedy bastards, and suggesting the people running the RIAA are lower than whale shit. And more.
But no one had said anything negative about my efforts to produce income from Awesome Sauce.
Until Gregory A. Roach.
He’d posted a comment under the George W. Harper as new internet troll item, which I deleted as being of no consequence.
Now, in an email,”So it’s finally come to this, you really have succumbed to the very actions you publicly claim to deplore, eh?” – he says, specifying “the out-and-out censoring of what you now know to be authoritative, experienced dissent?”
Authoritative, experienced dissent? Surely you can’t be talking about yourself, Greg. Can you?
“Whoa”, he says, going on >>>
I had lunch with an ASCAP exec last Sunday and it’s really fascinating stuff. We discussed the many positive outcomes of the RIAA lawsuit campaign while you still insist it’s a failure. Ever think about sponsoring a well written opposition piece?
I didn’t think so. Fair enough. But you know what I really don’t understand?
Your website and your voice is one of fewer than a dozen truly well established in your chosen field of expertise, Jon, with decent writing as your medium and yet you pander down to the angry-boy peanut gallery of the Dreddsniks and Emrich’s out there, while selling sauce at outdoor markets. WTF, Jon?
Is this what you really want? Sauce? One professional 40 minute presentation would help solidify your stature and earn you years of culinary sales in a single business trip.
Do you take yourself seriously anymore?
It’s a shame, frankly, I realize we don’t agree but you could be a force to be reckoned with — that’s for sure and that’s what I sincerely think.
And you choose sauce.
I did, Greg, and it’s an experience I wouldn’t want to miss.
Dredd and Henry are friends of mine, as are a lot of other people I’ve come to know through p2pnet. Insulting them just further demeans you.
The “decent writing” comes from people who allow me to run their works, and a significant number of readers’ comment posts.
“Do you take yourself seriously anymore?” – you ask.
Nope. But then, I never have.
p2pnet is a personal site and as I’ve stressed before, I’m under no obligation to give any Tom — or dick — air-time, so to speak.
If you ever have anything useful to say, I’ll be happy to unblock you.
In the meanwhile, our whole family is involved in making and selling Awesome Sauce (Emma is even earning pocket money at two of the markets) and we’re meeting a lot of very nice, very interesting people in walks of life we’d never in a million years have otherwise come across.
This afternoon I’ll be preparing a load of peppers so they stay fresh.
And I’m still here on p2pnet.
No need to stay tuned, Greg.
Cheers! Jon Newton
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