Yesterday I posted an ad on Craig's List stating I'm looking for musicians to play with, and put a link to my website so people can hear what kind of work I'm doing. I figure it's a hell of alot better than giving some vague descriptions of what I sound like, then hauling a bunch of gear across town, only to find out in the first five minutes we're completely incompatable. There's tons of musicians crawling around on Craig's List, so I usually get a bunch of hits from it, but I'm not getting any emails from prospective musical partners. Hmmm... Here's the point of the story: I got an anonymous posting on my guest book that says "Do people still listan to this kind of music, it's just do dated..."[sic]. No name, no context, no explaination, nothing. Now, I don't think of myself as being thin skinned, but for some reason this really stung. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had been kind enough to give me some sort of context - what exactly constitutes "dated", what they consider hip now, etc. Weird; constructive critisism doesn't bother me, but random insults like this just get under my skin. I find myself wondering if I truly do sound dated, and what I can do to avoid fitting that description. Hmmm. I know I'm reading too much into this, but for some reason this feeling is lingering longer than it should. Am I alone here? Anybody else get random insults about your music that you just can't handle well?