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Thread #3210   Message #16192
Posted By: antisocial lost soul
14-Nov-97 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Stan Rogers MIDI files: Anyone have 'em?
Subject: RE: Stan Rogers MIDI files: Anyone have 'em?
in response to diogenes.."it is logical to assume that MIDI files are acceptable to the artists"--it might well be that midis are ok with artists, but why would they exist, unless someone makes a special effort? I merely suggest that asking for someone to do extra work to create a midi of a tune that YOU can find is a bit excessive--but maybe you will luck out!

thank you, Dick Greenhaus, for making my point better than I seem to have made it. I repeat, if anyone wishes to MAKE diogenes a midi, out of sheer generousity, they are free to do so, but many of the songs in the database are not widely available on recordings, whereas Stan Rogers songs ARE. If I understand it correctly, all the midis here were laboriously played by Dick G, or sent to him by someone who was doing him a favor.Midis of Stan Rogers songs would seem to be much farther down the list of priorities, since ANYONE can go get the record/tape.

Tim Jacque- As to 'slaging' someone-I thought what I said was mildly critical, but polite. And it has always been my experience that when anyone says anything even mildly critical, the message tends to get confused with the messenger, and colors future correspondance.I believe that what I had to say in this case is totally independant of who I might be, or what my email address might be.

les blank- I am truly sorry to be called an "antisocial lost soul" on the basis of so mild a comment.If you disagree with my analysis of the situation, you could easily say so without resorting to name calling. I did not call diogenes names,I only suggested that he was expecting more than was reasonable in his desire to get tune'X'. I suspect that if this entire conversation had been held face to face in a room, that I could have made my point without anyone being offended-but I knew that trying to say it with a few minutes typing would bring out the "hey, we are all friendly people here and we never criticize each other" crowd.

Once again----There is an ENORMOUS difference between suggesting that a certain request is not really appropriate, and implying that a PERSON is flawed. I made no judgements about diogenes- he is probably a fine fellow--but I still contend that he mis-understands how and why and by whom midis are created and that it is more effort for someone to make a midi of the song mentioned than it is to buy or order the original.

Dick G made my point with much less blather, and with much more finesse, but I was upset--and so it goes---