It was bad enough when Dale Allen of the Beacon Journal decided the paper would be better off without me on the roster. But I must tell you that when it happens to a long-time friend, the news is just as grim.
I'm referring to now-former Plain Dealer music critic Donald Rosenberg who was axed this morning by the paper in its less-is-better assault on veteran staff members and home delivery dates. As a former off-and-on music critic in Columbus and Akron, I will be one of the mourners of the newspaper industry's loss of one of its leading music critics.
For now, I can only say "Good luck,Donald" ...even if I didn't always agree with some of your reviews. You should have been a sports writer. Editors believe the Browns sell more papers than Beethoven.