Cannon’s San Diego song, “Homegrown,” rewritten for the Friars
In last week’s Blurt (“Hometown Hit,” August 1), we stated that Paul Cannon is from Encinitas. He is not. We regret the error.
I had to laugh when I read Judy Sarup’s letter about Woody Allen’s film Blue Jasmine (“Irritating Reviews,” August 8). She takes offense that the reviewer referred to the flashback structure as “artless.” She feels that Allen’s film is anything but artless.
Judy, artless means free from artificiality, craft or guile. It was a compliment!
Regarding Judy Sarup’s letter to the editor last week (“Irritating Reviews,” August 8). I don’t know how she could even read the review of Blue Jasmine, or any other movie review, because the type is so dang tiny! I practically had to break out my magnifying glass to read it.
Then I turned the page, and realized the type in Film Festivals is even smaller, which I didn’t think would even be possible.
If you’re going to print stuff that’s too small to read, you may as well not bother even printing it at all.
To Don Bauder:
Please forgive the misanthropic Jay, who criticized you via voicemail (Letters: “Too Thin,” August 8). He knows not of what he speaks. Keep up the good work.
I’d like to make a formal complaint against one of your writers, Ken Leighton. I’ve never been a big fan of his writing and what he does to the music industry. But this latest article published on August 8 is so disrespectful to the family and loved ones of Michael Prince Johnson, who passed away, to just have the title “Drummer Found Dead” (Blurt) and what was written in it. It doesn’t show who he was as a person and how much love the community had for him. It’s just really low-class and disgusting to see that. Especially in the Reader, which is supposed to be a good, localized magazine.
It’s just really sad that you still have this person working for you. This is really the last straw, as far as I’m concerned — with Ken Leighton, and with you and the way your’e supporting him.
I’m sure there are many, many people in our community who feel the same way about this. You guys need to distance yourself from Ken Leighton. He’s making your product less credible. It’s just a sad thing that this story was published as it was.
Catch and Release
Regarding Neighborhood News on August 8, “How Long to Wrestle a Bat Ray?”
I would hope that the gentleman would start to practice catch and release. Bat rays are beautiful creatures. Just to leave one on there like that to die that is pretty sad.