‘Shut up and behave yourself,’ says rock ‘n roller

Dear editor,

When I first moved to the Island, it quickly dawned on me that this place wasn't a hot spot for contemporary music lovers.

Dear editor,

When I first moved to the Island and in particular the Valley, it quickly dawned on me that this place wasn’t exactly a hot spot for contemporary music lovers.

Clearly the local population — young or old — didn’t exactly lose itself within the pages of the music weeklies.

I have spent many an hour convincing my neighbors that music has actually moved on from Woodstock, Pink Floyd made other albums beside The Wall and in England they had a brief music phenomena in the late ’70s called punk that helped stir things up and make things interesting again. Bizarre, but true.

To prove my point, I also give away my imported music mags to anyone who shows an interest and have seemingly opened up a whole new world of fresh, cutting-edge music previously unknown to them.

Regardless, I have always accepted my lot and realize I’m confined to seeking out new bands through the press/Internet and not the local radio stations.

However, for someone to claim (as they did in your paper) that the recent MusicFest was probably the best in the world, then I’ve got to step in and say on behalf of all the rock ‘n rollers of the world — shut up and behave yourself.

Ashley Lind,

Comox Valley

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