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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby OneWorld » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:43 am

CS70 wrote:
That pangolin burger seemed sooooooo nice!! :D


I guess those 'celebs' who go on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in the hope of reviving their flagging careers will think twice before signing up to dine on camel's knackers and tripe and onions made from hissing beetles.

There's one thing for sure, when all this is over and the pubs can open again Boris will come on telly and annouce to he country "The first round's on Me" there'll be dancing in the streets, babies made and spivs advertising on eBay trying to offload pallet loads of bog rolls they've got stuck with.
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Watchmaker » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:10 am

All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

I will simply note that the economic theories in evidence here are seriously flawed. Thank god economists aren't involved in healthcare... :headbang:
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby IAA » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:46 am

I'd like to express my appreciation for all your hard work, and that of all your colleagues in this unprecedented situation.
Quite agree, we can do our bit for Stewart and all his colleagues by following the advice from the government. The time for analysis of our reaction, preparedness and overall response is later. I too have a number of concerns about our national response, maybe there needs to be a national enquiry when it’s over including consideration of the community response as well as the governments.
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby IAA » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:47 am

Thank god economists aren't involved in healthcare... :headbang:

they are, health economics it’s a discipline in its own right and there are many.
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Arpangel » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:43 am

I’m just going to say take care, all on this forum, and of course, the whole world.
But I’m just saying, take care, and look out for anyone that needs help, and no one has any answers.
I’m very much of Mr Bladders attitude, sure we need to take precautions, but we must, must, guard against lowering morale, and acting like it’s the end of the world, it just makes everyone feel even more like "I don’t give a damn" and that’s dangerous, we have to be positive, and react to things in a positive way, as they happen, and not imagine all sorts of armageddon scenarios.
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Postby blinddrew » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd like to express my appreciation for all your hard work, and that of all your colleagues in this unprecedented situation. I can only imagine how hard, physically and emotionally, it must be.
Likewise from me and everyone I know, thank you.
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 am

Arpangel wrote:I’m just going to say take care, all on this forum, and of course, the whole world.
But I’m just saying, take care, and look out for anyone that needs help, and no one has any answers.
I’m very much of Mr Bladders attitude, sure we need to take precautions, but we must, must, guard against lowering morale, and acting like it’s the end of the world, it just makes everyone feel even more like "I don’t give a damn" and that’s dangerous, we have to be positive, and react to things in a positive way, as they happen, and not imagine all sorts of armageddon scenarios.

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Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd like to express my appreciation for all your hard work, and that of all your colleagues in this unprecedented situation. I can only imagine how hard, physically and emotionally, it must be.
Likewise from me and everyone I know, thank you.

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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby The Red Bladder » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:15 pm

scw wrote: Yes, the measures taken by the Government are drastic and unprecedented but they are designed to mitigate and hopefully avoid what we have seen in Italy and Spain. The alternative is equally drastic and would be unthinkable in a civilised society.
Unthinkable but very likely!

The good people of the United Kingdom are taking this epidemic so seriously that they are packed in, cheek-by-jowl in Aldi, Tesco and Lidl and panic-buying every stupid item on the shelves - and at the same time infecting one another!

For those of you who are wondering how things will pan out - here's a description of life in a small Italian town - just to cheer you up!

Thanks partially to this idiotic panic reaction to rush out and buy lavatory paper, this is how things will be in some parts of the UK.

Nowhere in Italy is the coronavirus raging as badly as in the small town of Nembro in Lombardy. There are already over 90 dead. The small town with 11,500 inhabitants and numerous churches, which are all under one parish, is looked after by five priests. Four fell ill, only one remained healthy, the youngest: Don Matteo, 40, is originally from San Pellegrino Terme.

On March 7th, the funeral bells in Nembro stopped: "We have decided not to ring them since Saturday, the day of the four funerals. This would have meant that the whole day would be filled with the sound of the death knell and would have been too much for the whole town. We thought it best to just let things go." says Don Matteo.

Nembro, this small town east of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, located at the entrance to the Seriana Valley, runs the risk of being recorded in the history books as the town with the highest percentage of deaths caused by the coronavirus.

Back in 1630, the plague killed almost three-quarters of the 2700 inhabitants; only 744 survived at that time. Last year, 120 people died in Nembro, ten a month. Now 70 people have died in just twelve days.

Assistant pastor of Nembro, Vicar Don Matteo Cella tells of the terrible events of the past few weeks: "According to the parish statistics, since the beginning of the epidemic, we have held 39 funerals in the church, another 26 in the cemetery. We also have 26 dead people who still have to be buried. That is 91 Dead without all those who have died in the past few days and who we have not heard of."

The epidemic appears to have started much earlier. Nembro stands still, a walk through the town is surreal. There is no one on the streets, all shops are closed, the grocery stores and the pharmacy as well - they only deliver to the home. A short time ago the town square was full of children, now there is no human soul left. Everything has seemed frozen since the government in Rome decided to cordon off all of Lombardy.

That was in early March, but the history of the coronavirus seems to have started much earlier here. With every day that epidemic continues, there is more evidence that the so-called "Patient One", a man from Codogno in the Lodi area, was only the first person to be tested in Italy and declared infected.

Apparently, however, the epidemic had already spread over a period of time. "The thing has been around since the beginning of the year - or even since Christmas." Don Matteo emphasizes that he is not a doctor - and that is why he does not want to go too far. The Vicar of Nembro, therefore, confines himself to describing the facts that have caused so much devastation in his community.

"We believe that this thing has been going on since the beginning of the year or even since Christmas without being identified. First, the nursing home in Nembro had an increasing number of abnormal deaths. In January, twenty people died of pneumonia. There were only seven deaths there in the past year. So the number of funerals grew week after week and everyone was talking about this severe pneumonia. Before the carnival half of the city was in bed with a fever. I remember we were discussing whether we should hold the carnival celebrations and the parade with the children. We had to close the 'homework room' because most of the volunteers who looked after the children were sick, but there were no reports of coronavirus in Italy at the time. So who knows how many of us were sick and then recovered."

In normal times, Don Matteo looks after the younger members of the community. "Little by little, everything came to a standstill. We started to suspend mass. But we took care of the sick for as long as possible, we met their families, because they cannot be denied comfort. We tried to exercise as much caution as possible, but today I am the only priest who is still healthy, the others all have a fever, Don Giuseppe is in the hospital and Don Antonio, the pastor, was sick, too, now he is healthy again. Then we started the first funerals of those who were infected with the coronavirus. Only the closest family were present. We buried 14 people in the first week of March, usually, we have just one or two."
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 pm

Haven't you got a new studio barn to build or something... anything else that would keep you away from the keyboard for the next six months or so? You're really not helping... :silent:
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Postby The Red Bladder » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:38 pm

I was only trying to cheer you up!
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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:43 pm

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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby N i g e l » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:59 pm

Dont worry, by Wednesday we will have marshall law & 6 standard hair cuts. That will get every body under control.

blinddrew wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd like to express my appreciation for all your hard work, and that of all your colleagues in this unprecedented situation. I can only imagine how hard, physically and emotionally, it must be.
Likewise from me and everyone I know, thank you.

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Re: Impact of C-virus on music business - musos, venues, and supporting folks

Postby Watchmaker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:41 am

RB you're more of a drama queen than I thought.

When a big angry man walks in with a knife, I change my behaviors until he's not. No different. Change your behaviors - it's the socialist thing to do...and yes, it's perfectly ok to give a shit about other people and point out the flaws - the unworkable, untenable assumptions of supply side theory.

Yes, the economy will tank. It has before and, at least in America, it eventually wound up with the WPA and the nation emerged stronger until all the children had it so easy for so long, they forgot what it meant to face horror and sorrow.

It is a terrible lesson, let's not waste it.
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