oh, what the hell -- ROFLMAO!!!
That paragraph of "Big Mick"'s where he begins "I am truly sorry you find me smug", and then follows with the most drippingly smug, patronizing, narcissictic, sanctimonious drivel imaginable -- that's just priceless. You can't make shit like that up!
ahahahahahaha -- is that really what passes for "charisma" here? I just see a fat guy with a personality very much akin to the "Church Lady". So much for mythic persona...
too much...ah, Harpgirl, was this ever really a music site? That's sad, it must have been nice -- it's comical to me, I've just been here a few weeks, and have no emotional stake in the place. Your characterization of the place is exactly what I've felt about it. There are a few kind and knowledgeable folks here, and a few good threads -- if that was the dominant culture here at one time, it truly is a loss.