Re: The real reason for this website?
Until Rolling Stone omitted Joe from their top 20 young guitar guns, I had no idea what a forum was. I came here and posted my ire and found some of the greatest music fans on the planet. I've stayed because of them. I can come here and gush about Joe's music and have a stranger say "I know exactly how you feel". I can read about a member's excitement prior to and after a show. That allows me to share that experience and excitement.
The other artist thread has been an education. Proof to me that Joe fans have great taste. And we all wear our Joe shirts to shows. Free PR.
As for quirks of various members...that's what you get in a family, and this IS a family. The wisest thing to do is avoid posts that don't appeal to you.
I hope all new members feel welcomed and that their opinions count. I agree with Jim..It's all about HOW you say it. Yes, it's true, if a person comes here just to dis Joe, there will be consequences. Again, families take care of each other.
I remember last X-mas's note from Joe. He said we were his friends. That really touched me. This world class musician is humble enough to give great value to each of us. Thank you Joe for the music and for being such a wonderful person.
Let's all do Joe proud!!! Cathy
It's hardly surprising that I agree with all of this, particularly the bits about the 'family' feel and the wonderful education that the Other Artists forum has provided for me too.
It's also not surprising that I emphasize the unique and sometimes magical way in which this forum has brought some of us together as friends for life, or even more.
Rock On and keep the Faith