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Hi, Donald,

You are, of course, under no obligation to stay on this board.

I'm certainly among those who value your input.  Please don't disappear.  At 
least some of us realize what a tricky path you've been treading in so 
vulnerable and visible a position, exacerbated by this new situation.

Lebrecht is a "new" journalist who only uses the facts that allow him to 
write a column following his preconceived tack and ignores others, equaly 
valid, that might create a more nuanced view of his topic.  He's fun to 
read, but, as they say in poker, only if you know the hole cards.   It's for 
insiders.  Taking him at whole cloth will have his readers quickly wrapped 
in a shroud.

Steve Smolian




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andes, Donald" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIP: EMI / let's clear the air


Thanks David for the completely out of context mis-quote. These are the
exact type of things that keep outsiders non-privy to insider knowledge
and comment.

My reference was specifically to Lebrecht's article which embellished a
single possible future scenario for EMI, which I saw as the bleakest
(and highly unlikely) of all possible futures.

However, I've learned my lesson, and will no longer post anything
relating to the dealings of my company, even if its in regard to
publicly known information.

Carry on with your second hand gossip.

Don Andes
EMI Music

P.S. The least you could of done was to reply to my complete post, which
mentioned the author/article I was referring to.


-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Breneman
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:50 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIP: EMI / let's clear the air

--- "Andes, Donald" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The author's highly speculative opinion:
> If Terra Firma assumes possession of the company, they will piece it
> out and shutter EMI completely.

So everybody be on the lookout for a dog and gramophone painting on
Ebay.


David Breneman         [log in to unmask]



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