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Quit writing fucking books on Sloannet!!! Go have a coffee and talk or
something, that works.
ps when is kiss, er I mean Sloan playing next?
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, GLEN BOURGEOIS wrote:
> Hey hey hey,
> > My original intention in joining this list was to discover new and
> > interesting things about the halifax scene, and maybe enjoy some...
> Namedropping? Elitism? Some of us happen to have friends that others
> rave about and want to know a lot of stuff. It's not namedropping,
> it's the electronic equivalent of "Oh, I was talking to the gang the
> other day, and so-and-so said something funny." The so-and-so
> interests the others around here, so of course the story will be
> said. It's like I started telling you about the time I was at the
> cafeteria and the sweet and funny thing that happened there to that
> chick in your class who you can't stop thinking about...
> Elitism? Didn't notice anyone telling me to shut my mouth because
> they wished to speak. Well, that is, until you said we should quit
> "namesdropping". I guess, knowing someone 'famous', I felt targeted.
> And whoever said you should've joined Sloannet in 1994 is right. Not
> too much is happening lately. When there's no news, people bring out
> the war stories and reminisce. But when something _does_ happen, we
> talk about, and maybe we do wear it a bit too thin for some. But it's
> all a balance, who likes what, who could do without else. To be
> brutally honest, I joined Sloannet to find me a copy of the Rhodes
> Jam 7". I got it, yet I'm still here. (Maybe I'm looking for someone
> to sell me their copy of the TGIE/"Autobiography" (demo) 7"... S;^D).
> Sincerely, did you think something exciting happened everyday in the
> Maritimes? We've less people here than in New York, so why should it
> be that we would have as much interesting stuff going on here than
> throughout all of North America? If I don't like what I see, I
> Can't say I don't understand your frustration, though. When I first
> joined Sloannet two years ago, I was thrilled that I'd be finally
> able to discuss song structures, chord progressions, and Sloan's
> ever-present influences with other Sloan fans for a change... Until
> people started complaining that they didn't want to see posts they
> didn't understand, that songs were meant to be enjoyed and not
> analyzed, and that anyone who tried to figure out Sloan's influences
> just by listening to their music was being totally blasphemous as to
> why Sloan exists and who the four band members really are. I was left
> unsubscribing from Sloannet with the feeling that all Sloannetters
> wanted to do at that time were to gawk about how cuuuuute Chris was,
> how sweeeeeeeeeeet Jay was, and how dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeamy
> Patrick was. That and describe each and every single concert they
> went to, to the most minute detail. I came back for what I thought
> would be a temporary thing, but was quite interested in what the
> people here had to say, this time around. For once, it sounds like
> everyone's my age on a mailing list.
> Ah, well, wishing you a happy unsubscription, and I think ET_etc.
> still exists, if you're interested.
> Glen (aka Barney Rubble)