[joe-frank-list] Re: make Joe's radio public

Beau Gunderson beau at nwcr.net
Sat Oct 30 14:51:56 PDT 2004

"This subscription plan is another way to extract a little more cash from
his ageing fan base."

I'm 21 and found out about Joe through a friend who is the same age. He
found out about it from a teacher in a sound production class. While it's
true that the listeners who have been with Joe since the beginning could be
considered "older" I'm sure that there are many young people finding about
Mr. Frank every day. I've made many of my friends listen to shows (Prison
Songs and Bible Salesman being the two I make people listen to most often)
and they tend to love him.


-----Original Message-----
From: joe-frank-list-bounces at armory.com
[mailto:joe-frank-list-bounces at armory.com] On Behalf Of Dave Dyer
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 1:06 AM
To: Joe Frank Mailing List; joe-frank-list at armory.com
Subject: Re: [joe-frank-list] Re: make Joe's radio public

Joe's work was all public, or at leat 95% of if was, due to the
dilligent efforts of his fans, who collected, stored, and supplied
bandwidth to distribute it.  All at no cost (and no income) to 
Joe.  But it did keep the flame alive, and the sometimes inferior
technical quality and/or censored for airplay versions served to
tease fans into buying real copies on CD.

Lets be charitable and say that Joe is in a dry spell in his
creative career, and is trying various means to cash in
on his glory days, when he had an audience of millions.

His live performances are great (so I've read here) but play
to those who remember his radio work.  This subscription
plan is another way to extract a little more cash from his
ageing fan base.  I don't see either of these things as
career advancing moves.  Sadly, I fear his remarks upon
receiving the lifetime achievement award will prove accurate.

I have no idea if joefrank.com is being created by well paid
professionals or another cadre of devoted fans, but I can't
imagine that this subscription plan will generate enough income
to justify a realistic account of the expenses involved.  Meantime
it has succeeded in making joe's work a lot less acessable.
That can't be good for the long run.

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