January 5, 1986
In David T. Friendly's "review" of the videocassette "British Rock--the First Wave" in Home Tech (Dec. 17) he stated that the Hollies sang " way- off-key" (italics in original). In disbelief, I rented said video only to find out that Friendly must be deaf, at least tone deaf. There's not a bad note to be heard. And this without vocal monitors, which weren't invented yet! Erred facts make for erred opinions. Leave the audio to those with ears, seriously. SAUL DAVIS Los Angeles Davis manages the Textones.
March 12, 1989
Coach Pam Walker of Hart High should apologize for her insensitive comment made in The Times on March 3. She refers to her team as "tall, blonde and beautiful." Is being tall and blonde her standard of beauty? What message does that give the black girl on the team? RAFER and BETSY JOHNSON Sherman Oaks