I never ever EVER EVER go to those chat groups on line. You know the ones where bickering little hens get together and try to peck each other to death with the "truth" about the careers of their favorite musicians? I occasionally catch wind though of some of the things they say about me or some of my friends and I have to just shake my head.
Like when comments like these are made, "Everything Dan (Baird) has done since The Georgia Satellites pales in comparison". HUH? I mean, you're kidding, I hope.(I especially take offense to this in the case of his first solo record!) This obviously, is being said by someone that is still deaf (or drunk!) from too many nights down at Hedgen's. Personally, I find those Satellites records unlistenable. The songs are great, sure. But that snare sound is so damn stupid sounding in present day that it's laughable, and this has nothing to do with Mauro. I blame Jeff Glixman and the 80's for that. They were always great live and that's how I rememmber them, but to me the records never did them justice. And sorry, Dan's had some pretty great moments since those days. Trust me, I was there..."pales"? ..come on.
And as for comments about me and my injection of a little humor into Rock and Roll.. it's called "having fun" and I will apologize for that on the very day that Chuck Berry, Little Richard and NRBQ do. Now please turn in your Georgia Satellite hymnals to page 2 and let's sing together "You got me tied down with Battleship Chains..."