Anyway, I refuse to be sold as part of Horace's money making plans, I demand a deal like Norway has with the EU. Honestly, he started by persuading the poor, innocent farm animals into the recording studio and when nobody stopped him he has the same plans to exploit us poor innocent forumheads. Does he care that Sony will probably make us include Justin Bieber and blimmin' Mariah Carey in our discussions? You bet he doesn't! All he wants is another exotic car on his drive....shocking
I'm off to paint a protest sign
It's all good entertainment, it doesn't cost a penny
I'm with Uno on that one, I will start painting my own protest sign too. Horace's moneymaking plans are an out-of-control bulldozer that won't stop no matter how many farm users or forum animals get ran over. We used to be a virtual family here, and instead we are bound to become sheer numbers in the greed mechanisms of the cold an inhuman Sony corporation. Indignant!
March 3, 2017 – Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced the purchase of Horace Wimp's ELO Fan Forum for the tidy sum of 1,000 pounds. Executive Deputy President and CFO, Kenichiro Yoshida, had this to say about the acquisition and the transition to new ownership.
"We plan to phase out Jeff Lynne and replace him with Sony Entertainment artist John Mayer. In doing this we believe the forum will appeal to a much wider audience. We will further enhance the new brand by introducing a backup band for Mr. Mayer consisting of finalists - yet to be confirmed - from The Voice and American Idol. This band will come with the uplifting and inclusive new moniker The Eclectic Life Orchestra. We're very excited about the revamped SONY's Jon Mayer Forum and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."
£1000 may not be much to you Helmut but look at it as beer and curry nights. It must equate to at least 25 nights out, that's nearly half a year at one a week.
Hm... Looked from that point of view, it's true, 25 nights out in 6 months, that's quite a solid friendship. Heck, I was even about to have an emotional outburst until cold maths hit me...
...given that you are not selling just me for that price but the whole forum, wouldn't we have to divide that £1000 by all of those people? That would give us like one night of beer and curry plus one night of fish and chips (no beverage included) each.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT