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Thread #101458   Message #2058235
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
22-May-07 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Hi again Mr Stander (or can I call you By!)
Firstly lets lay the Red Herring re Soundchecks to rest, once and for all.
As a performer, and 30 years Sound Engineering professionally, I can only agree with you.
Most bands that I know, like to dispense with the Check, as quickly and painlessly as possible, after all they are there to do the gig, not the soundcheck. As always, the law of sod, often applies. Broken gear, travel delays, lost backlines, or if anyone remembers Glastonbury, Horizontal rain, and punters showering the stage with mud!
Bands also realise that keeping the crew on side is essential, after all they are the final arbitor as to how the band sounds, and they want their meal break too. Cross them at your peril!

As for the rest, I heartily concur. If as George states, This discussion is boosting sales of Bright Phoebus, I still can't see Mr B buying a yacht on the profits just yet. After all, he may have sold a few here and there as a result of the Radio Programme, but, he's got a long way to go to get up to Dark Side of the Moon proportions. Can't really see the point myself.

So this can't be about cash, it must be about control. Lest we lose sight of the original point, It's not about money, it's about morality.
Whist Dave hangs onto the publishing rights (and not benefiting from them) The artists are out there dying. No, they probably wouldn't make much for themselves from re-issuing old product, but, it's worth a go isn't it?

Ah Well, looks like this one is going to run and run

Regards Ralphie