Who else would he be able to speak for, other than himself and his deal there? No different than any one of us making a choice, he just happened to be rather crass with his delivery. The debate in the thread as I read it was about notes having a difference or not based on where they're played. That's what I responded to, not just Smith. Right on man. It's the theory forum, we talk about this stuff in depth sometimes. We don't always agree. There are strong opinions. Cool. Sems like all the more reason to not give modes the boot. Peace.