Good for Tonic, Bad for Eno
In lieu of my next souped-up diatribe, two pieces of news.
- As mentioned in an earlier post on NYC clubs, the Tonic has reached its fundraising goals: "With your amazing outpouring of support we have met our fundraising goals and it is possibly safe to say that Tonic will remain open. Please continue to show your support for the avant-garde, creative and experimental music scene by coming out to listen as often as you can. Check our website regularly for updates and for information about an upcoming THANK YOU party." - John & Melissa Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!" Praise be to anyone who helped out and supported them.
- For all of us Brian Eno fans, news about the reissue series turned sour when we learned about how botched up More Music for Films got: the same track used more than once, wrong listings, wrong spelling for songs, etc.. Astralwerks/Caroline has said that they'll replace the faulty CD's with new, corrected ones if the store you bought them from won't. Only problem is that you'll have to wait a few weeks until the new copies get issued- but hey, maybe that'll be a collector's item for you.
A ticked off poster from an Eno mailing list put it this way (speaking for the record companies): "The fact that we continue to produce and release the material that we insist that you don't steal from us in a completely careless, sloppy, totally irresponsible and unprofessional manner is beside the point."