Happy Birthday, Steve!
I didn’t really know what to do this year because, although it’s your birthday, I feel like we’re the ones who have gotten the gifts: Cave-in and the community that’s grown up around it, the talks you’ve given, and your engagement with the fans.
Ultimately, I decided that what I wanted to give you for your birthday this year is a three-fold promise:
- I will always support you as far as I am able.
- I will always respect your point of view, even if I disagree with it.
- If I do criticize you, it is always with the intention of being constructive.
By making you this promise, I want to demonstrate to you exactly where I stand, which is important to me as I continue to critique The Muppet Show. I respect both you and myself too much to just try to say what I think you want to hear rather than being honest about what I really think and feel.