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all gather hands and sing kumbiya people

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BluesMan wrote:

Wow there Geoff, if your going to take on Grandma Cathy, you beter man up because, she can be very tough broad! wink Lots of love in that Cathy. smile

My exact heading of the thread was, "Do you ever worry about Joe?", and yes, I stated my opinion pointing out his unbelievable work schedule both on and off stage.

Mr. Duncan's initial response had this statement in it, "If you use the forum to get away from the problems of life, then please don’t try to engage us in your problems and invented concerns about Joe."

Note the words "you" and "yours"...who was Duncan referring to? True, there were others that have had a concern or two about Joe, but I'm not sure how anyone can say that statement was directed at me. So basically, Duncan was saying I have "problems" although, I think we all do in our lives. But what made my blood boil was the that I had "invented concerns" about Joe. Hey, like you, I state what I believe and feel here, not something made up! I thought, and maybe I'm wrong or the forum has changed, that direct attacks on someone is greatly frowned upon?

Anyway Rocket, I love you too ya little F*cker!

And Jon, who are you calling a Turkey, you little Bear loving Bonehead? tongue  lol I cn say that to Jon because he knows down deep, I love him too!

As a matter of fact, I love everyone! Maybe we should all moved in together at some International Bona-Commune just like we did in the late '60s and early 70s? But I've got the bed nearest the bathroom, my bladder isn't hat it used to ne when I was young like Duncan. Isn't it a b*itch to get old?

Roy

Well, I was close to the original title  tongue Either way, I still think some people need to get out more.

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never grow old, never ever die young

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql0IB1zv2MA

I gotta go!

Joe Bona-WHO???!!!

"He still doesn't charge for mistakes! wink"
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“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here.  I mean, there are professionals in here.”

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BluesMan wrote:

Wow there Geoff, if your going to take on Grandma Cathy, you beter man up because, she can be very tough broad! wink Lots of love in that Cathy. smile

My exact heading of the thread was, "Do you ever worry about Joe?", and yes, I stated my opinion pointing out his unbelievable work schedule both on and off stage.

Mr. Duncan's initial response had this statement in it, "If you use the forum to get away from the problems of life, then please don’t try to engage us in your problems and invented concerns about Joe."

Note the words "you" and "yours"...who was Duncan referring to? True, there were others that have had a concern or two about Joe, but I'm not sure how anyone can say that statement was directed at me. So basically, Duncan was saying I have "problems" although, I think we all do in our lives. But what made my blood boil was the that I had "invented concerns" about Joe. Hey, like you, I state what I believe and feel here, not something made up! I thought, and maybe I'm wrong or the forum has changed, that direct attacks on someone is greatly frowned upon?

Anyway Rocket, I love you too ya little F*cker! wink

And Jon, who are you calling a Turkey, you little Bear loving Bonehead? tongue  lol I can say that to Jon because he knows down deep, I love him too! lol

As a matter of fact, I love everyone! Maybe we should all move in together at some International Bona-Commune just like we did in the late '60s and early 70s? But I've got the bed nearest the bathroom, my bladder isn't what it used to be when I was young like Duncan. Isn't it a b*itch to get old?

Roy

P.S. If all of that doesn't get this thread closed, I don't know what will! tongue

Heya Roy,

I was concerned when I saw the original topic was deleted because I commented twice and thought my statements might have aided in its destruction. The first was building a bit on what you first wrote. The second was when I satirized those who mocked you by saying that you were allegedly creepy and stalkerish because you have a heart. I'm happy to learn that I didn't cause the deletion of the thread. smile 

Anyway, we all know that Joe's a big boy and he can take care of himself. I do not think it's out of line to think or say that maybe Joe overworks because he doesn't want to disappoint any of his fans. In my opinion, nobody's talking about anything crazy, and I think it's kind of ridiculous how we're splitting hairs over it. One of my buddies, who is a casual fan of Joe, was talking to me a couple of weeks ago and said, without any provocation, that he thinks Joe should take some time off from touring because he thinks it be refreshing for his music. Opinions are like... Well you know the saying... Everyone has one.

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P.S. I didn't see anything that resembled a Stephen King novel or anything creepy like, "Ya know, I don't think Joe's eating enough. I think I'm going to hide in the air duct above his dressing room and surprise him with some of my famous homemade chili".

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78 (edited by Greenose 2011-11-21 18:02:06)

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Well, I see there’s a few people on line just now, I wonder what you’re waiting for… smile
Firstly I’m sorry if this topic has been divisive, but I do think it has been valid in that it does show how different people perceive how it is to be a fan. I accept it’s not my place to tell others how to behalf, but I do find it odd that some people get worked up and heated about music, when music should be a release. I do wonder at the perception that some have about their relationship with Joe. In some cases he seems to have been exalted to almost biblical status. The devoted side that won’t hear a bad word, the militant side that wish to show they are the most loyal fan by mounting campaigns against injustices. I do find it concerning that someone can define their own identity and lifestyle by such a perception. Also it’s worth pointing out you are in the minority and happily I find most of Joe’s fans very well balanced people!

I don’t have the answers. I’m  just not that way inclined, and never have been. Sure maybe I analyse the music too much and the decisions behind it. However I’m happy just to turn up at the show at opening times, watch the band and then head for the door after the show.  By all means, be great fans for Joe, but please don’t let it dominate you, or let it become a dominating or negative influence on your own lives. I’m not referring specifically to certain individuals, maybe there’s something you can relate to, maybe not. It was certainly not all about Roy. Indeed I had no issue with the start of his thread, which clearly was well intentioned, only when it started to polarise did I think I should give my view. Roy, I’m sorry that the phrase ‘invented concern’ was not appreciated; bad choice of words, ‘perceived concern’ might have been a better way to put it.

I’ve decided to bow out of the forum permanently now, so I do wish you all the best for the future. Hearing about Joe and getting to know his music and some of the people associated with him has been a great experience so far, and I hope to stay in touch with some of you in the future.  I’m still a fan of Joe, I’ll still be attending his shows (next one in March) and I’ll still be spreading word about his music to others.
All the best!

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Thank you, and good night.

RIP Iron Man

Rock On and keep the Faith