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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
09 July 2007 @ 12:26 pm

Huh. Amazing what vanity searching and meta crawlers can do online innit?

I posted this last week in which I wasn't particularly complimentary to Dominik Diamond, ex-breakfast presenter on XFM Scotland. I perhaps didn't make my point clearly enough, what I thought at the time was that in the tone of his email (which I still feel was a semi-automated one) he was being confrontational and bitchy about people to whom he seemed to have no animosity whilst he was on air. Perhaps I shouldn't have called him an arse or said he could bite me. I found his original email to be off putting and - in the complete reverse of the intention - it made me disinclined to follow his career in the future.

I shared that in a public forum (this very LiveJournal) and was a tad derogatory and potentially hurtful.

This morning I got an email from a personal email address (as opposed to the automated one I originally received). From Mr Diamond. The subject line reads one word: nice

Dear Shona

I was alerted to your panning of me on your website. A trifle harsh of you I think. You sent me an email saying how much you’d enjoyed my stuff. I merely told you what I was doing next as given the tone of your email I thought you would like to know. Sorry you felt this was such a biteable crime.

 Yours sincerely 

Dominik Diamond

So yes, I was a trifle harsh, however his original (and I'll say it again, automated) email was equally harsh - not to me, but to his previous colleagues and employers.

So Domink? I'm again posting this on this public forum to say this, I apologise for insulting you. I could say this wasn't my intention, but to be honest, the thought did not cross my mind. I failed to think of you as a person and for that I am sorry. I still think the original email from you had the exact opposite effect of that which you intended - it put my back up, it made you come across as uncaring and ready to sling mud. That doesn't excuse my insulting you, or denying you humanity.

I did mean what I said in the original email (which was sent through the online webform and as such I don't have a copy with the exact wording) I did enjoy your show, you introduced me to music which I might otherwise not have heard and enjoyed, you brought issues which pertain to me to the fore. Because of things said on your show I have become more open about my depression and the possibility that I am Bipolar. You did that.

I do wish you luck in the future, and again, I apologise for objectifying you.



ETA - I have sent this link and the main text of the post in reply to the email, and whilst I would never ask any of you to censor your comments or thoughts, please keep in mind that the subject of this post may read what you have to say. And indeed read what I had to say last week.
 
 
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