As much as I disagree with my friend Diki's "bedside manner", his critiques of a couple of my songs were right on, and I was happy to learn from it.
Same here, Don. His main criticism of me concerned my lack of use of the mod wheel on sax solos. Of course he's right. No sax player plays all 'straight' tones. I just don't feel it as intuitively as I do when trying to do my 'blues guitar' imitation.
As far as his 'bedside manner', I'm okay with that. Usually it's just a case of him not sugarcoating the truth. In fact, if he were any 'sweeter', I'd question if it was really Diki