[Harp-L] Public apology to Richard Hunter

Per Lundkvist per.lundkvist@xxxxx
Sun Jun 18 15:36:57 EDT 2017

So very well done :-)
And I think that Hunters CD is excellent after listening exclusively on it
at a 11 hours drive.

On Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at 19:26, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx>

> Dear Harp-l,
> It is me brought to my attention that I have been very insensitive to
> Richard Hunter.
> Richard received a compliment from Peter Madcat Ruth. Richard thanked him
> with a statememt to the effect of " receiving praise from someone you
> respect is the greatest compliment to us all."
> I was overcome with foot in mouth disease.
> I read the words "us all" and thought " us all means Richard is including
> me. Is this true for me?  No it is not, because although I love praise from
> someone I respect, just the other day I performed for someone with down
> syndrome and his enjoyment was a greater compliment to me. "
> i must post immediately!
> And I posted.
> I thought nothing more about it.
> Recently someone brought it to my attention that my post could be read as a
> belittement to Richard Hunter, implying that he was shallow and did not
> understand the true meaning of life like me, the great and powerful Michael
> Rubin does.
> Until this was brought to my attention, I did not have any awareness of
> this interpetation.
> Now that I am aware, I am embarrassed and regretful.
> Let it be clear:
> I think Richard Hunter is a great perspn and I consider him my friend.
> I think he is a great harp player and innovator and valuable member of our
> community.
> I know what he means, it feels great to receive a compliment from someone
> you respect.
> I hold Peter Madcat Ruth's opinion in high regard.
> I am sorry for any pain I have caused Richard.
> I am aware that this is not the first time I have had foot in mouth disease
> and if anyone has any unresolved issues with me I would appreciate a
> private conversation via phone or email to try and resolve it.
> Sincerely,
> Michael Rubin

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