CD Promo help - thank you!

Jonathan Jarrett jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK
Thu Sep 8 10:06:25 EDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 01:09:24AM +0100, Cyberkrel typed out:
> Porcupine Tree is the obvious - just as fanatical, just as friendly.
> Andy G.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stephe <lindas1 at ADELPHIA.NET>
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 12:28 AM
> > Like who? Been a music fan for 35 years. Never felt the same with fans,
> > that weren't hawkfans. Of course our choice of music could be totally
> > different too. Suggest some!! :-) Cheers Stephe
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Paul Mather" <paul at GROMIT.DLIB.VT.EDU>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:07 PM
> >
> > > On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 18:10 -0400, Stephe wrote:
> > >> Funny you only get that with Hawkfans. Its the spirit of HW right?
> > >
> > > Only with Hawkfans?  No offence, Stephe, but you need to meet the fans
> > > of other bands a bit more often. :-)

        I'd have to agree about the Porcupine Tree fans, though I haven't
really been part of that group or groups since the turn of the millennium
(I love being able to use that phrase of my life). I know they're even
more fanatical now, as you can tell when Steven Wilson releases another
limited vinyl pressing of some tape he did in his bedroom in 1991 and
freely admits is not very good and they're all sold out inside a
week... But even when I was still going to the gigs, they were always full
of friendly people. (I actually saw someone wearing an original Voyage 34
t-shirt in a pub the other day; didn't have a chance to salute her fandom

        I think the other example that springs to mind is that Clutch
board I mentioned when the whole E-Bay auction thread took off, who bailed
one of their long-standing members out of trouble by collectively buying
his dearest rarity and then sent it back to him. I don't know where else
you'd get that. But Hawkfans are a pretty good bunch too. I've done well
in terms of beer and hospitality by keeping in touch with them :-) Yours,


        Jonathan Jarrett                Birkbeck College, London
                 jjarrett at
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