I have been reading the existing 'singles box-set' threads with interest, and hopefully, without regurgutating the same old points, I thought now was the correct time to write this mail to those who may read it with an open mind.
I stress this is my
mail - and makes my
If others have a different opinion - then that is good - but please start your own threads rather than flame mine.
I also understand that I am not forced or compelled to do anything against my will.
However, I do believe 'some' Queen fans agree with me, and so I thought I would like to articulate these thoughts on both mine (and their behalf). So; if at least one other person agrees with me, please leave a supporting message to show that it has been worthwhile.
For example - I am very
lucky, as I own six watches:
A 'Rolex Perpetual Submariner' which I received as an anniversary present.
A 1947 'Omega Chronometer Classic' which I inherited from my late father-in-law.
An 'Accurist Greenwich Commemorative Limited edition' (which I bought myself)
A '2001 Hamilton Electronic' a friend took back from the USA.
A Queen 'The Works' promo wrist-watch (another present), and finally,
A cheap 'Swatch' men's chronograph - which I wear most of the time.
Now my point is - I am not
in the market for another watch.
If anyone wanted to buy me another watch for Christmas - please don't - I have enough.
Spend your money on something much more needed and worthwhile.
Therefore, I do not write this from 'sour grapes'. Nor do I have an axe to grind.
Even if the 'singles box-set' was made from solid gold discs and jewel encrusted sleeves - I would still not
I do not
want it - I do not
It really is that simple - and in today's credit crunch economics and 'environmentally' friendly climate - I think that this message should be heard clear
- the 'singles box-set' is a marketing disaster. (As I so eloquently expressed in the past - wrapping sh*t in tinfoil does not make it chocolate!).
Forget all the 'yes-men' mentality and sychophants. (If only someone had the bottle to tell Elvis he was eating too many burgers, or had the guts to say that Ali faught one fight too many - what different tales we could now tell). Might
(as history tells us) - does not mean right
- and this product is not
right on so many levels - and needs to be acknowledged as such.
Spin is for politicians, not buisness men. Queen are now a dying band - and if they think they are immune from the buffeting of the current economic fall-out, they will soon find that like F.W. Woolworths, they too will collapse from corporate incompetence.
I really do not expect any sensible discussion or reply from GB or the 'powers that be', but the main lesson from 'Woolies' is - 'do not deliver - and the public will quickly move on'.
As it is, I have a wallet full of cash and credit cards - but Queen PLC (do not deserve) or will smell one penny of it - and without money, QPL will quickly wither and dry-up.
If QPL want my (or my representative) cash in the future, they better come up with some seriously inventive ideas - or it sounds like the death knell for one of rock's most ingenious and innovative bands. PS
: Yes, I dare say QPL could
survive without my single meagre solitary contribution to this project - but like many in here, I feel that my voice is not
alone - and in that sense, united we may be able to boycott this sort of tatt in the future. Perhaps then, democracy may return to the paying customer.
"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."