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PostSubject: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:56 pm

WE LOYAL FANS OF 'THE STRAY CATS' HEREBY REQUEST THAT MR SETZER, MR MCDONNEL and MR ROCKER... GIVE THEMSELVES SOME QUALITY TIME TO REFLECT UPON THEIR DECISION TO CONCLUDE THE EXISTINCE OF THE BEST ROCKABILLY BAND IN HISTORY. YOUR FAN BASE HAS A GLOBAL PHENOMINAL FOLLOWING, WHETHER IT BE HERE IN ENGLAND. EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA or THE U.S.A. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT GENTLEMEN, WOULD YOU PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION.

RESPECT.
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:05 am

dorsetsmartarse wrote:
WE LOYAL FANS OF 'THE STRAY CATS' HEREBY REQUEST THAT MR SETZER, MR MCDONNEL and MR ROCKER... GIVE THEMSELVES SOME QUALITY TIME TO REFLECT UPON THEIR DECISION TO CONCLUDE THE EXISTINCE OF THE BEST ROCKABILLY BAND IN HISTORY. YOUR FAN BASE HAS A GLOBAL PHENOMINAL FOLLOWING, WHETHER IT BE HERE IN ENGLAND. EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA or THE U.S.A. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT GENTLEMEN, WOULD YOU PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION.

RESPECT.
Andy U.K.

I'm with you on this one.
Why don't we do a poll or something like that?
As long as it's OK with Tommy?
I know it may not work ,but it would be interesting to see. cat cat Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:16 am

500 die-hard members of a dedicated message board scattered all around the world are hardly a measure of how successful a tour would be. As the Fabulous Thunderbirds once said, "How Do You Spell Love? M-O-N-E-Y." The best way you can show your support is to circulate the word among anyone you can think of who would want to see Stray Cats, and help give the Cats a sold-out tour. Now that the tour's been announced as a farewell tour, it would be marketing suicide to back away from that now. People who are making their travel plans, and ready to pounce on tickets the instant they go on sale in these troubled financial times could feel a bit used if they come out and say, "Oh, we were just kidding" at some point before the end of the tour. It would be much better strategy for Stray Catsto come back a few years from now (instead of 5-15) talking about how blown away they were on the great Euro tour of 2008, and that they just couldn't stay away.

That being said, it has to move them on some level to see the impact the words "farewell tour" have had on the Setzer/Stray Cats community. Keep showing that passion. That is, after all, one of the main reasons we're gathering here.

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:51 am

rickabilly wrote:
Now that the tour's been announced as a farewell tour, it would be marketing suicide to back away from that now.


That would be kind of like if they announced that Billy Joel was playing the final concert ever at Shea Stadium... the tickets sell out in 40 minutes, so they decide to add another show two nights later... so now THAT'S the final concert ever at Shea Stadium...

Oh wait... that DID happen!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:24 am

Really? Selling out a stadium in 40 minutes led to another show being added? I could have sworn it was the 12 people who frequent the Shea Stadium message board droning on and on about not wanting a "farewell concert" at Shea.

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:46 am

dorsetsmartarse wrote:
WE LOYAL FANS OF 'THE STRAY CATS' HEREBY REQUEST THAT MR SETZER, MR MCDONNEL and MR ROCKER... GIVE THEMSELVES SOME QUALITY TIME TO REFLECT UPON THEIR DECISION TO CONCLUDE THE EXISTINCE OF THE BEST ROCKABILLY BAND IN HISTORY. YOUR FAN BASE HAS A GLOBAL PHENOMINAL FOLLOWING, WHETHER IT BE HERE IN ENGLAND. EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA or THE U.S.A. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT GENTLEMEN, WOULD YOU PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION.

RESPECT.
Andy U.K.

hello dorsetsmartarse

I am with you on that........

all the best

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:19 pm

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WE LOYAL FANS OF 'THE STRAY CATS' HEREBY REQUEST THAT MR SETZER, MR MCDONNEL and MR ROCKER... GIVE THEMSELVES SOME QUALITY TIME TO REFLECT UPON THEIR DECISION TO CONCLUDE THE EXISTINCE OF THE BEST ROCKABILLY BAND IN HISTORY. YOUR FAN BASE HAS A GLOBAL PHENOMINAL FOLLOWING, WHETHER IT BE HERE IN ENGLAND. EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA or THE U.S.A. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT GENTLEMEN, WOULD YOU PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION.

RESPECT.
Andy U.K.

Hey Andy; ignore the know-it-alls... I'm with you too! [maybe just don't SHOUT at 'em]!



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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:29 pm




Know-it-all? Hardly... This is a discussion forum, where a variety of viewpoints beyond "I agree" and "me too" are welcome. Just because I type more words doesn't make my opinions more valid than anyone else's.

Andy, fight the good fight. I wish you all the best with your petition/protest. I happen to agree with the sentiment that the Stray Cats should not rule out future projects, tours, etc. I would even sign such a petition. This seems like the 8th or 9th thread dwelling on the "Farewell" aspect of the tour rather than being excited that there's a tour at all. For 12 years, (1992-2004), there was nothing. The US was denied a tour for 15 years. I would think a Stray Cats tour would be cause for celebration. But I do understand the sadness surrounding the finality of a farewell. Personally, I take it in stride a bit, as me and countless other fans of Brian's music had reconciled years ago that the Stray Cats were over in 1993. Anything after that was (and is) a fantastic and most welcome surprise.

There's certainly room for both the farewell laments and the tour excitement here. I just offered an opinion that a great turnout for all of the tour appearances would send the strongest message. Maybe posting or "pinning" one unified "Please Don't Go" thread would be the most effective way for those who wish to continue their pleas. Perhaps the best time for that thread would be closer to the tour, when the fan enthusiasm is at its peak level.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go throw a baseball...


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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:15 pm

WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I THEN ? TALK ABOUT CHOPPED LIVER .LOL . I SAID PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING ABOUT THE CATS MAKIN A COMEBACK AND NOT GOING AWAY FOR EVER , AND PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS SMOKIN SOME FUNNY STUFF ! Now you leave a post saying pretty much what I was sayin and everyones with you .LOL WOW !.LOL I mean more power to ya, this just kinda left me scratchin my head is all... LOL Well anyhow, It doesnt matter who says it , I agree wtth you totally . I hope they will reconcider too It would be a real shame if they were to stop =( Man! They really are the best arent they !!!!! =)
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:36 pm

I think personally that Brian must still have some sort of feeling for playing as a cat because why would he bother with the trio thing? he always seems to go back to those roots ,even when he plays with the orchestra ,he always puts a few in with the trio. Do you think its Brian that wants to finish the stray cats or is it the rest of the cats (jim,lee)The hard thing to swallow is the band dont look like old rockers trying to do their stuff like some older bands.I think if anything their image has got better as they have matured (they look f*****n INCREDIBLE still)excuse my language. I suppose I'm just ranting on again because like most fans I dont want the Stray Cats to ever finish properly(for ever that is) They just dont make bands like the stray cats anymore and at 50 you've got to have something like the cats to keep you feeling young Sad Sad Sad (after all the body's had it) affraid bounce bounce silent pale .
Im just up for it if everyone else wants to try.

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:35 pm

Agree totally with Rickabillys earlier comment about spreading the word. If and when they announce Copenhagen or Hamborg, there will probably be about 8 of us going to the gig. Myself and one other who really dig the Cats, the other 6 because of rumours about the last European tour.

"Spread-the-word-a-billy" - sorry had to steal that one from you Wink
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:38 pm

Well look at it this way, maybe there will be a "Bring it back again tour - 2015" lol!
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PostSubject: I almost don't wanna post   Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:04 pm

The only problem, as far as i can see, with selecting a career in the public eye, is that said public feel they have a right to make business decisions on an artistes behalf. Just like all of you guys, I don't ever want to see the Stray Cats disband, but, they have an agenda, especially after all these years. I wjust wish them love, peace and sincere happiness in their private and public lives, whatever they select to do. I feel sadness, it's the end of a very long era, but I also feel closure. There has been much press about fallouts etc. Not really fair. Let me ask you, when you were 19 years old, were YOU possibly unreasonable? Were YOU guilty of making young persons decisions? The answer is a resounding YES. However, you weren't in a famous rock band where every comment was public domain.

Brian, James, Leon... Thank YOU so very much for your influence on this simple English kid from Sheffield. you have inspired and moulded my formation of musical life. Because of you guys, I have discovered Rockabilly. And also, as a direct result of pying attention to you, I have moulded my differention on good and bad music in the RnR genre.

May all your future pursuants be as successful as your long spanning careers. And may you be as happy as you wish to be.

I live my entire life by a Brian Setzer song lyric.... You only go around once on this big spinning planet of love.

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:29 pm

Mikey,
You'll be around when I bring Hawley to one of the UK shows, yeah?

Tonight the streets are ours,
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:50 pm

Budgie wrote:

That would be kind of like if they announced that Billy Joel was playing the final concert ever at Shea Stadium... the tickets sell out in 40 minutes, so they decide to add another show two nights later... so now THAT'S the final concert ever at Shea Stadium...

Oh wait... that DID happen!


And I don't think they're done adding shows yet (from what I've heard). Lordy, how many last plays at Shea can there be?? Here's hoping a ton of scalpers get stuck with tickets, or have to drop them in price so they make very little...and the real fans can get them at (gasp!) face value!!
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:45 pm

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Mikey,
You'll be around when I bring Hawley to one of the UK shows, yeah?

Tonight the streets are ours,
Tommy Rotherham



Ahhh..........the Hallem hottie himself! Now then!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:20 am

I'm with Rickabilly on this one. It's their lives, their careeers and their decision. I tend to skip over all of the posts decrying their decision. To me it seems like useless bellyaching and self pity. I'm just thankful for the shows I've seen, the albums I have and continue to listen to, and all the other great music that I've been exposed to as a result of my love for The Cats.
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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:54 am

Well, I don't know that I would classify it as self-pity or belly-aching. It's just one of the ways the passionate fans of Stray Cats choose to express themselves. I would rather get excited over the upcoming tour first, and then, as the tour draws to an end, say, "Wow. What a great ride. I hope they'll reconsider getting back together sometime, but if they don't, what a great way to go out!" But I won't begrudge someone their right to say, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" And plead for this not to be "goodbye." It's when people get angry and try to tell the Cats how wrong they are, and say, "I don't understand. Why? Why are you doing this? You can't do this!" that I wish the enthusiasm would be expressed differently.

Maybe we all have to progress through the stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. For example, I believe Budgie is about to enter the stage of "Bargaining" by offering the boys a "pizza sammich."

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:03 pm

rickabilly wrote:
I believe Budgie is about to enter the stage of "Bargaining" by offering the boys a "pizza sammich."

I believe that Budgie is gettin' on ma damn nerves. If he sends me 1 more PM raving about Rick Springfield on Oprah the other day, I may lose my mind!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:07 pm

TommyM wrote:
I believe that Budgie is gettin' on ma damn nerves. If he sends me 1 more PM raving about Rick Springfield on Oprah the other day, I may lose my mind!

-Dr. Noah Drake


The only reason I even watched the damn thing is 'cause you asked me to tape it for you!!!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:12 pm

LMAO !!!!!
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PostSubject: I'm perplexed.   Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:47 pm

TommyM wrote:
Mikey,
You'll be around when I bring Hawley to one of the UK shows, yeah?

Tonight the streets are ours,
Tommy Rotherham

Thomas

i have spent much of my life knowing of Richard through my good buddy joel (his cousin) It is sincerely weird that YOU are introducing me to Richard Hawley - really Bizarre. You, my brother, are a true enigma. I sincerely thank you for all you have done for me with my idol. But, richie surely must be mine - lol (Actually, i have never met Mr Hawley....just known of his music since before it was ever published)

I love ya man!!!

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PostSubject: Re: PROTEST !!!!!!!   Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:53 am

The horror! THE horror! affraid

Hey, man! Are you gonna finish them fries? (aka: chips, taters) bounce

Rickabilly, you funny, man! SG '08 comin' up soon. Bo will have us all rockin'!

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PostSubject: I love the stray Cats!!   Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:45 pm

I agree the end of the stray Cats ...never! Not for me anyway!

Although can't wait to catch them on their Euro tour 2008 Come On!

Hey U guys ! Please please ! sign up to the " I love the Stray Cats" network that is on Facebook ! All are welcome to share stories, opinions etc..

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