The nice Hitler people over at American Blues News ( http://www.ameriblues.com/ ) took exception to my reprinting their article on Todd Rundgren's album covering Robert Johnson tunes.
My post, from last spring, even though I gave them full credit in my post and a link back to their site, according to their own instructions, apparently offended them so much that ten months later they e-mailed to threaten me with an unspecified action were I not to remove the offending post by February 9, 2011.
Apparently, this blog is such a media powerhouse that they fear my competition.
Normally, I'd try to arrange a boycott of their advertisers (Guitar Center is one-we can all stop buying out strings there), giving them full credit, of course.
But this is so laughable that I feel sorry for them.
Back when I posted that, I may have had a whopping TEN followers. Now I''m tipping the scales in the low twenties.
This blog is a diversion for me (too much accounting makes Larry a dull boy), and all I was trying to do with the post was spread the word about a blues release from my favorite artist.
I would think they'd have welcomed the publicity. Let's face it-CD's aren't exactly setting sales records, and blues CD's are kind of the red-headed stepchildren in a shrinking industry.
American Blues News should be embracing someone like me, who advocates listening to music that was not conceived on American Idol, and speaks out against illegal downloading.
Maybe we should all boycott their advertisiers. All twenty of us. Let's go picket Guitar Center! Who's with me?
Sorry American Blues News....life's too short for you to worry about the small stuff, and you guys need to get a life.
I'm also going to post this on my blog at My Space-I've got several thousand friends there, most of them in the music biz. They may be able to cause you some agita.