Jay's "Ugly Truth" video


Why does this get mentioned so rarely? 

I've experienced the "dark side" and have never had the means to afford gear that's remotely close to the level that Jay focuses on. 

What about you -- can you relate or have you always been able to maintain a healthy balance and avoid being overtaken by obsession? 


... for me, it started with the hunt for sublime crowd taped versions of I Can’t Quit You Babe ... master James routinely stretched these into 30 to 40 minute freakouts that barely resembled the studio versions if not for the bookended familiar vocal verses ... then I prgressed to clandestine recorded Alice in Chains soundboard tapes. Jerry’s guitar tone is a benchmark for me but I noticed that I wasn’t eating and my family and friends would look at me with furtive, sad looks. My bank account went from 100K’s (that;s multiples of 100s) to nearly nothing. I could not afford to buy Grey Poupon mustard. That’s when I knew I had a problem.

Only on the Gon can the Ugle Truth be Told.....

Ugh!  So this is what has become of discourse on Audiogon?   This guy?  I couldn't watch 60 seconds of this doofus.  Who cares, more importantly though, why do you care about this guy or  99.99% of the drivel on YouTube?  

If you have an expensive system, well that's awesome. The real question is what do you do with it?  Does the music that you play uplift the spirit? Is it played at volume levels that others in the house are comfortable with? Do you get other family members involved by asking what they like and don't like? Do you put a playlist together and listen with your spouse to get a thumbs up or down on specific songs? Does the music also square with the deeper issues of Faith and Morality?

Like most things in life, it can be good or bad depending on how something is used.



I couldn’t watch 60 seconds of this doofus.

Yeah and in your knee-jerk rush to judge Jay, you managed to completely miss the point of this thread! 

How does discounting someone without even bothering to consider what they have to say contribute to "discourse" ? 


Who is this guy Jay?? What is the purpose of what he does?

Is he selling gear? Is he receiving payments from manufacturers? Is he doing it out of the goodness of his heart? 

He cranks out videos almost every day. He showcases very very expensive equipment and it's pretty. But I learn absolutely nothing watching these videos from him. He meanders around all over the place complaining about everything. Teasing his viewers with new product unveilings.  It's compelling.

It's clear he really doesn't understand all the stuff he buys otherwise he'd be sharing that with the people watching his channel. I think people hope he's gonna share something of value and then most often disappointed.

What is it all end for jay? It's a curious situation. Will he fade into the sunset?