The Ground Rules

The following page was the initial “Ground Rules” page from the Dromedary blog, published in early 2009.  I thought it would be cool to preserve the page, since there are comments about the blog that still apply, but comments about selling old titles that, obviously, no longer do.

I thought it would be worthwhile to post some ground rules regarding interaction with this blog.

Please note, first and foremost, that everything you read here is my opinion, my recollection of events that occurred, or my interpretation of things that happened.  Everything you read here happened years and years ago, and things have a way of getting fuzzy over time.  I’ve tried my best to supplement the stories I’m telling with actual dates from files and things that I kept.  But the most important thing to note is that everything you read here is my opinion.  Also – anything you read in quotes is clearly paraphrasing my recollection of conversations that happened during this time – very few of us have memories photographic enough to be able to recall 15-year-old discussions word-for-word.

Any editorializing that you read in these pages is purely my own opinion.  In many cases, it’s an opinion I had fifteen years ago or more, so my opinion today might be different.

Some other guidelines:

1) This is not a business site. This is not my Facebook page. This is mine.

2) I’m using this blog to tell a story about a fun thing that happened over a period of 7 years or so. If you stumble onto this blog because you googled my name, don’t say “Oh, look, my son has a website!” or “Oh, my nephew has a blog, let’s see what he’s up to” and then freak out when I use bad language, or talk about stuff you don’t want to hear. I use bad language in my house sometimes. When I invite you to my house, I don’t use bad language. If you listen at the window and I don’t know you’re there, you’re liable to hear an f-bomb. When I invite you to my blog, I won’t use bad language, either. If you sneak in and read it without being invited, don’t be surprised when there’s an f-bomb.

3) On the various blogs I’ve kept over the years, I love comments. But I don’t love comment pests. Comment pests are worse than spammers. Period. Comment pests suck because you usually know them, and thus don’t have the heart to tell them to stop beating your website to death with comments. It also sounds like a crappy thing to say. This is my blog. If you pester my blog with comments, I will mercilessly delete them.

4) If I post music here and you steal it, I will be pissed at you. Don’t ruin it for everybody.

5) Don’t spam the blog.

6) Believe it or not, people still ask me to put out their band’s record. Believe it or not, if I ever elect to do that, I’ve already got a list of bands I’d like to do it with, and chances are, your band isn’t on that list. And believe it or not, I have even shittier distribution now than I did in 1996.

7) Stuff is currently not for sale here, so don’t ask me if I’ll sell you a Mommyheads CD or if I have any copies of the cuppa 7″ left. You should have bought one in 1994 when I needed you to. If I ever decide to sell records again, I’ll make a page for that. If there’s no page for that, the records are not for sale.

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