I am, first of all, impressed that you were tied to the Bay Cities CD label. I hadn't known that. I bought a bunch of (now OOP and expensive) discs from Bay Cities, including, to my knowledge, the only CD release of the brilliant THREE MUSKETEERS score by Michel Legrand thus far. Your Kritzerland label has also been a wonderful opportunity to purchase rare scores. So, up front, thank you for that. You obviously love film and its music.
As to your issues with other sites, I can only surmise that your very outspoken posts even here can be construed by some as confrontational, leading to unfortunate clashes with other posters. Because I value your input here, I can only suggest that your choice of words is all-important. I too have a low threshold for ignorance, but every so often I display here it myself! Knowing that, I try to humble myself (not hard, considering I am surrounded here by those with far more technical knowledge than I have) and allow for everyone's opinion, regardless of its validity. Perhaps you might consider taking a page from your friend Robert A. Harris' posts -- those are always respectful, courteous and insightful, and I know he has responded generously to any number of rather ignorant posts. In a photo I viewed recently you wear a shirt that reads "Curmudgeon." I am not sure I would be wanting to flaunt that if I wanted to have ongoing discussions with people who want to learn from you, as I do. All of us are different.
You have never been abusive to me personally in this forum, but then again, you have never directly replied to one of my posts. But I do notice your shortage of patience with other people who do not agree with you. I absolutely admire and value your contributions to film and film score product, and your many astute early reviews of Blu-ray product such as Twilight Time releases (which I also find reasonably perfect). I only wish there wasn't such an inclination on your part to put down those with whom you have issues, even if they have done the same to you.
This post is being made in the hopes that I will not be on your personal s**t list from now on.
And now this yokel called hyperrealist, who is one of the worst over there, has invoked me and has the person who made the post I reference above. I'm being told that I somehow have ties and relations to Twilight Time. I will not ever post on that sorry site again, even though I can because I have been reinstated for months now, but I don't believe I've shy about saying that Mr. Redman is a former business partner of mine (back in the late 1980s at our label, Bay Cities) and a dear and close friend, but they have repeatedly tried to say that I'm somehow involved in Twilight Time in some other way - because I think they will continue to be successful, I wish that were the case, but it isn't. But have I occasionally defended both Nick and his company when they've made vile and vicious and personal posts about him - you bet. Of course, the person who hyperrealist was responding to when he brought my name into it, was really talking about RoClock, acting as if HE had an investment in Twilight Time. Since I am intimately knowledgeable about the company I can assure you he was a fan and had nothing to do with it, just as I have nothing to do with it other than knowing the players very well. It's really pathetic. And yet, all of hyperrealist's vile postings remain - funny that.