Looking For Feedback…………….

In my efforts to take the words of the people and apply it directly into my blog, I have made a change to the the background scenario. Why? In some browsers the old background, which was rich in texture and color, would (as it was explained to me) make my blog load slowly. As well, it was mentioned many times, that the old background was “demonic” and/or “scary”. I had some other samples over the last year made by friends that I couldn’t get to work no matter how I tried to apply it, however, I really, really appreciate all of those efforts. With the help of friends, the colors of the new background were tweaked to be black and red, continuing the color scheme here. Personally I really like it, now I would like your feedback. Here is the sample, and you can now see it applied as the background. Thanks in advance.