A couple of days ago I was talking to Dear Old Dad and surfing the web. I came across a video where a guy was telling students that he only uses electric tuners for one string and it went downhill from there.
I disagreed. So, like an idiot, I posted a comment. With my neurological issues making typing difficult I kept things short: “Bullshit and misdirection”.
I will be the first to admit that it was a stupid thing to do, but I get tons of crazy comments and emails. If something rubs me the wrong way I delete it and move on.
Clifton’s reaction was unexpectedly over the top.
I got an angry email.
Are you drunk this morning or just plain ignorant and jealous?
I am clearly your musical and intellectual superior.
It struck me as a little frantic over a YouTube comment, but I thought that would be the end of it.
Then he went to the Banjo Hangout claiming my comment was libel and profanity.
Then the crazy stuff started. Hate reviews on Amazon. YouTube comments making fun of the 24 hour EEG headset. Crazy emails from anonymous wackos. The list is disturbingly long This whole week has been a circus over one YouTube comment.
Then today I got this:
i seen Cliff do some really bad things in iraq. saw him do a lot of really bad things to bad people i wont say no more cause i know he feels sad for all the life he took over there.
you are lucky he became a good man after the war and aint thee way he was back then HE WAS BAAAAAAAAAD BACK THEN you are soooooooo LUCKY BOY. one day you jst mite step in shit and get yourself hurt tho if you dont stop trolling and lieing like a little ass faggot bitch
truth is yer fuckup on his youtube really pissed me off and i cant let it go. you need to apologize to him in front of everyone and admit that you lied about him
truth is Cliff is 100 times the man you could ever dream of bein he can outpick u, outsing u, outrun u, outfight u, outfuck u, outdrink u,,,,,,, he is 1000 times the man you are little BOY
I am taking this as a threat to me and my family. If you have met my mom, just imagine this animal threatening her. Over a YouTube comment.
I am making this public because the only way to dispel darkness is to bring it to light. I tried ignoring him, but the harassment just keeps escalating.
This, apparently, is Clifton Hicks. What you do next is up to you.