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George Jones

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Scrolling gig list
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:24 PM »
I was wondering why Son of MAN/Green Ray/Rostock and other associated acts are not mentioned in the scrolling gig list anymore, it used to feature anyone connected with the band at one time, now not so much?

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Re: Scrolling gig list
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 10:00:58 AM »
Fair question George.

Two reasons.

1. None of the acts covered ever made any attempt to directly let me know what their tour and event plans were, so getting reliable information was always rather hit and miss (and frequently late). Footfall at the Archive has declined substantially over recent years, overtaken mainly by Facebook pages maintained by the acts in question, where followers can get more dynamic information first hand.

2. It became increasingly difficult to decide what should be included and what shouldn't. With multiple main and side-projects involving people who at one time or another have had a direct or indirect connection with Man, deciding where to draw the line had me regularly scratching my head.

In 2016 I decided to stop trying to chase my tail and focus simply on Man. Sanity restored.
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Re: Scrolling gig list
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 09:38:10 AM »
Fair question George.

Two reasons

1. None of the acts covered ever made any attempt to directly let me know what their tour and event plans were, so getting reliable information was always rather hit and miss (and frequently late). Footfall at the Archive has declined substantially over recent years, overtaken mainly by Facebook pages maintained by the acts in question, where followers can get more dynamic information first hand.

Hi Jules. Nothing sinister, just wondering. Do any members of Man "directly" let you know of their gigs? 

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Re: Scrolling gig list
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 11:12:03 AM »
Martin used to, while he was still UK based. Not so much these days.

For Man information I tend to rely on updates being added to the Official Man Facebook Musician/Group page, which I think James is looking after:

https://www.facebook.com/ManTheBandOfficial/

Also, sometimes, information about Man gets posted on the Man Facebook group, which I think George is still looking after:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3349705164/
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