for tunnel vision, g
look, i believe, in my sane moments, that the beatles are, probably, the best ever...and, at this rate, probably don't have very many serious competitors...
but i also believe that there are alot of really great bands/artists..ones that come so very close that i can understand why, philosophically, one who loves that artist would feel that way...i even respect that: this is not a game, these are peoples passion and art is individual
i feel no need to 'correct' them, for all i know, to paraphrase billy joel, they may be right: i will smile, pat them on the back, even nod my head in true sympathy..
i will even engage in spirited debate about it..and i will allow them thier due: i am not here to dissuade, i am here to offer support and enlightenment.
r. smith once sang that it's a big, bright beautiful world out there...and i think that's true
w. zevon extolled us to 'enjoy every sandwich'...and i plan on it
the world would actually be pretty boring without all these great artists, and their fans...where our paths meet..i wish us all only brotherhood and friendship
so all is good, my friend..all is good
at the end of the end it's the start of a journey to a much better place and this wasn't bad so a much better place would have to be special...no need to be sad...