LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

"Too bad that some feel the need to tear others down in order to build themselves up."

Having on two previous occasions written letters to the editor of The Courier-Journal and subsequently receiving strange letters, calls and some threats, I hesitated to write; however, Ed Jackson's extreme criticism and sarcasm in his letter appearing in your January issue prompted me to once again put ir1 my one and one-half cents worth. Further, I felt that those "three-chorders" might be too busy to take time to write. Having read every issue of your newspaper, I've watched it grow from coverage of country music to what it is today. I'm impressed!

Unlike Mr. Jackson, I can't see the need for an encyclopedic definition preceding an article on any facet of the music industry. I look to LMN as informative and not as an educational tool. Perhaps you should refund Mr. Jackson's subscription fee until such time as "your organization's general musical tastes improve as you acquire increased technical knowledge."

It is a shame, though, that the writer is unable to allow others their own musical preferences without referring to them in a derogatory manner, followed by grossly insulting all the writers. Too bad that some feel the need to tear others down in order to build themselves up. It doesn't work.

Marie Van Meter

Louisville, KY 40219

P.S. Keep up the good work. LMN is the best Some of us appreciate it p (Thanks, sis, we needed that! -Editor.)