The home page gives a mission statement for RTH. I’ve also referred to RTH as the Uni-Mind for Rock.
I think there is another purpose it can serve. In AA, recovering alcoholics have a sponsor, the person they can call when they feel the urge to fall off the wagon weighing heavy, someone who can talk them out of making such a big mistake.
RTH should serve the same purpose. For instance: Please don’t ever let me buy another sunshine pop/orchestral pop/Brian Wilson-inspired album again!
The latest mistake I made was buying The Critters, Awake In A Dream: The Project 3 Recordings.
I don’t know what I was thinking. I’ve been burned so many other times on stuff like this.
“Maybe there will be something as good as ‘Mr. Dieingly Sad’.”
“Maybe this one will really be of Brian Wilson-like quality.”
“Maybe, maybe, maybe…”
Never is though. File this one next to The High Llamas, The Beau Brummels, and others even more forgettable.
Please help me—and tell me how I can help you avoid such mistakes.