|Subject: RE: [powderworks] A couple of ICYMIs|
|From: "Jeff and Jane Scott" <email@example.com>|
|Date: 22/05/2018, 12:58 am|
|To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Brian Jacobs'" <email@example.com>|
I find that an interesting comment, given that most of it in both places is done by the same few people…
Anyway, anything you’re chasing, drop me a line. In these days of cloud storage it’s easier than ever to spread the good oil around.
My experience of trying to swap bootlegs through this list has been... very negative.
On the other hand, swapping through the facebook group has been pretty awesome.
I had the pleasure of running this site for a few years, starting before Wave Aid. Sign-up was required to weed out any spam, as well as to give newbies a place to get acquainted, but in the spirit of the Oils way of doing things - all were welcome.
The thing that bothered me was how some shows we're considered "elite", therefore being almost impossible to get by most. Bootlegs are bootlegs - I know directly from the band that they weren't thrilled about the trading of ANY of them. The direction I got was that under no circumstances would trading of demos or cash for shows be tolerated. I did everything to enforce these wishes, and I never got pushback from anyone about it.
I went to a few shows in the Northeast US last year and caught up with some long, lost friends and met some of you that I got to know on this list. The experience of spending the afternoons with everyone and enjoying the shows together will last a lifetime.
FB PW is a bit too loud for me, and has the tendency to be about one or two enthusiastic fans, instead of our beloved Oils, but we still have this little haven, thanks to those who keep it alive. I like to think if it as the adults' table - we're a bit older, a bit wiser, maybe a bit more tired, but it sure feels good to sit here with the family I've been with for so many years and share stories about the best band on the planet 😊