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Thread #101458   Message #2047149
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
09-May-07 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Dick.

I have never said that Mr Bulmer had done anything illegal.
But, it gave me great pleasure to buy the first Nic Jones (Celtic Music CD-R) CD in a well known London store, and having handed over the money, taking it out of its jewel case and snapping it in two.
The assistant was obviously shocked, but, when I explained my actions (Whilst clearing up the debris!!). he understood why I had done it.

It's not about legality, but, morality.

God knows that there is little enough money in Folk Music, as you well know.

I'm not asking for Mr B to hand over willy nilly the tapes, but to strike a deal with all the artists, to everyones mutual benifit.

And just to mention that the first 2 Nic Jones retrospectives did very well indeed, and "Game, Set, Match" released on Topic last year (winning Nic a Lifetime acheivement award at the BBC Folk awards bash), the advance for which went to salvaging Nics knee, which was crumbling at the time.

This is selling very well. I'm assuming that CAMSCO is stocking it?

There are still the 4 lost Nic albums, not to mention Bandoggs, Oh and at least 200 other titles including the "Grey" albums. Will we ever hear them again?

As I said earlier, Too late for Tony Rose and Lal Waterson.

We over here in the UK would like to see an end to all of this.

It's not about money, it's about justice.

Kind regards Ralphie