Friday, March 19, 2004

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BAD MANAGER WHEN EVEN THE FANS TRY TO SACK YOU: Shane McGowan is getting given advice by his fans - and they're telling him to sack his manager. Nealry 2000 fans have signed an online petition threatening to boycott McGowan's upcoming Popes tour unless his manager Joey Cashman is given the chance to explore other opportunities. In what might be unprecedented, the petition - even signed by Shane's Dad - says:

"We have noticed that your career has taken a serious turn for the worse in the last few years.
We have had to suffer shows being cancelled. We have had to wait, on occasions for two hours or more, at venues when you were due on stage. There are times when we have felt ripped off. Yet, we have continued to support you.
We are fed up of the way that your organisation treats us. We think, for the sake of your career, it is time you restructured your organisation."

That would be an intervention, then. By a couple of thousand people. Although blaming Cashman for the unpredictabilty of McGowan might be judged to be a bit unfair - like blaming Michael Fish for the wind this morning - it'll be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

Just for a quick, cheap laugh: hover your mouse over the picture that illustrates the ananova story - it appears Shane might have typed his own alt tag...

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