Hello Spirit Bear,
I understand what You mean - Animals just asked me to give You an answer. You're certainly right with Your comment about what the site is about: Eric Burdon, the Band members and the music, pictures of the concert and so on. I arrived here a couple of months ago because I was searching for information about Eric Burdon - I love the man and his music since I was a child.
Last Sunday me and my wife had the opportunity to be at the concert in Saarbrucken - I took two photographs from Eric and the Band and put them on the site - aswell as some pics from our journey to Italy ...
Now maybe that was wrong, or I did put the pics at the wrong place - I just don't know. Some people asked for the pics before we left, that's the reason why I put them onto the site. If I put them at the wrong place, - sorry for that. I have some problems with computers as I started with this at a certain age, and on a site like this one it is not obvious for me to find out immediately what to do where and when and for whom and for whom not. I hope You understand.
Also, I thought the site was meant as an information site about Eric aswell as a communication place for people sharing their interest in Eric Burdon and everything concerning him aswell as a communication platform for interesting discussions between these people as far as they were interested in expressing themselves. Now maybe these things should be treatened only on "my space" - or by personnal messages, I don't know. I really liked the site because it was so "open..."
Other people wrote personnal things that were interesting, for example Sherry's husband wrote a long review from Jamaica that I read with great pleasure. As long as people don't abuse by becoming nasty, or of bad taste, or try to sell whatsoever - I do not see what should be wrong about exchanging ideas or adventures they are going through. Or photos... nobody HAS to read or look at these pics.
If I'm totally wrong, please tell me. There may be other people around here that - just like I do - want to learn how to come along the most satisfying way for everyone with each other.
Love to all,
I joined this site for the same reason as yourselves, then tried to discontinue my membership because it's not a proper website - it's a social networking site for fans as well as information about Eric Burdon. My 'uninstal' seemed to go wrong so I complained. You see, I can look at the photos in here without being a member anyway! I love the original forum of the last 3 years and prefer to spend my time there with long time friends, and a few new ones. Spirit Bear has been on every forum for years I think. I remember a beautiful review many years ago! I think it doesn't matter who was here first or who has the best photos - just enjoy them - see you around. I will pop in from time to time but wont 'live' here... the fans are becoming bigger than Eric - I'm not up for that. I love music and that's where I'll be, wherever there is good music....Tigger
Hello Spirit Bear and Tigger and everyone around on this site,
Thanks a lot for answering to the discussion. I understand the problems You're talking about. I don't think the (new) Eric Burdon site could turn into a "low-level social network" as I believe that the reason to get here has to do with interest in Eric, his music and nothing else. Yet I have to agree with both of You that the problem exists, as the site is that open (to just anything) at the moment. I hope that the discussion with Animals has more to do with a ( language) communication problem. I did not follow the whole thing that was going on but being a visitor on this site one should know that this certainly is not a place for ridiculous personnal fights. Since he started, the main message in Eric Burdon's amazing music has been "love and respect each other ".
That's the little big thing to be understood.
Love to all,
When someone wright something that takes some time remains and then ClearIt's a pity that I can't see if someone wrote to the chat.