Our pop music critic, Sean Daly, has a seemingly cool job, right? Schmooze with celebs on the phone, go to concerts free, get all the new music he wants to listen to. Ahh. Bliss.
Seems SD stands for Stupid Doofus, if his fan mail is any indication. After reviewing Smashing Pumpkins on Wednesday, then the American Idol Tour on Thursday, Sean finished his week with a treatise on free eating that sealed his fate as the most hated man in Tampa Bay. It was a veritable smorgasbord of vitriolic invective.
But is Sean worried? We'll let his Pop Life blog entry from tampabay.com speak for itself:
"Due to the onslaught of David Archuleta fans demanding my immediate dismissal, this could be my last blog entry. So in case of The End, I just wanted to say thanks for everything, I had a good run, send me a Christmas card. To celebrate my long reign of terror, here are a few tender … testimonials, the first of hundreds no doubt to be sent my way today …"
(Editor's note: What follows is a sampling from hundreds of comments telling Sean what a dumb hack of a know-it-all he is. [Paraphrasing, Sean, just paraphrasing!] If you feel like he hasn't been properly chastised, or if you just want to defend the guy, you can drop by blogs.tampabay. com/popmusic.)
Booman22 (mocking Sean's bio): Billy may not sing for a generation anymore, but he and his band are still top level musicians that should garner a little more respect from a so-called pop music critic. P.S. Just because your personal music catalog is widely varied by genre and artist, doesn't mean it's worth a damn. Lose the Journey!!
J: Daly, in your earlier post stating that this show was going to be a "long night" because of the "lack of hits" just smacks of extreme laziness. … Whether you thought it sucked is one thing, but whining about a band not playing the hits just speaks to your laziness as a reviewer "boo hoo, they didn't play the songs I know. … I'm going to have to do five minutes of work to look up what songs they did play."
Arch Angel: David Archuleta is soaring the charts with his music … breaking records and blazing past all other American Idols before him. You OBVIOUSLY do not know talent!! Your review is pathetic and weak.
Kaitlyn: You need to stop talking about David Archuleta like that! He has done so much for so many people's lives! Your just jealous! Leave him alone! DO NOT DISS ARCHIE!
Notsofree: How do you figure this food was free when you drove all over the Tampa Bay area to indulge ? Your attempt at humor is pathetic please stop trying so hard. Now if you two out of shape hacks would have pedaled to the food.
Bob: That was stupid. More gas wasted and pollution spread. Morons.