off: download the final programme

Amphetamine Embalmer superskrull666 at YAHOO.CO.UK
Fri Sep 2 14:45:53 EDT 2005

the celestials will approve : extract...prison riot on
earth 1...johnny rotten.,a rotten tale of
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<jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Paul Mather wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 13:43 -0400, Stephe wrote:
> > > I totally agree. Oust them. If they are going to
sell them, then they should
> > > at least send the money back to HW. Cheers
> >
> > We should make them walk the plank!  These
evil-doers must be taught a
> > lesson!!
> >
> > I notice there are people on eBay also selling a
promo copy of the
> > upcoming "Spirit of the Age" single, as well as an
old promo 45 of
> > "Seven By Seven."  Please advise whether I should
be outraged.
> > PS: I'm not condoning selling promo materials, but
having bought such
> > things in the past, it'd be a little hypocritical
of me to condemn it.
>         I think it's a matter of the point in the
chain, isn't it? With
> most promos that you or I have in our collections
(I've got three I think,
> not counting the promo `Love in Space' single which
I was given by
> Hawkwind's kind offer on this list at the time, and
if I ever meet any of
> the members of the bands concerned I'll buy them a
beer or suitable by way
> of apology), they've been bought from some
second-hand stall or
> whatever; I think all of mine came this way. They
presumably got there
> because DJs or whoever who'd been given them by
record companies sold
> them, either to the stall-holder or a previous
owner. In those cases it's
> the DJ or whoever whom we;'d presumably consider
shouldn't really be
> selling what was given him for free and labelled not
for sale, and perhaps
> the stallholder shouldn't have bought it. The buyer
from the stall is too
> far down the chain to be condemned though I think;
once it's been sold
> once the damage is done and it's fair game (much
like a normal release on
> that sense).
>         The difference here is that the sellers on
E-Bay are that first
> recipient, in the same position as the DJ, and the
buyers in the same
> position as the stallholders, so their ethical
position is a bit more
> dubious I think. Myself I'll buy the real album if
and when it finally
> emerges, without the need of the promo. I suppose
even that is a kind of
> faith in this not being all we get to hear of it :-)
> ObCD: Clutch - _Pure Rock Fury_
> --
>     Jonathan Jarrett    "There is scarce any
tradition or popular error
>     Birkbeck College     but stands also delivered
by some good author."
>         London         (Sir Thomas Browne,
"Pseudodoxia Epidemica", 1646)

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