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It’s been nice for many years to have had the Motion and Heart web site running, it did in fact start even before OMD had their own official site running.
This site has served a purpose, and over the years has been instrumental in gathering fans together, and we have indeed put on a great many OMD fan parties, gatherings and more.
The main Motion and Heart web site suffered a DOS attack a couple of months back, but I am pleased to say that everything was backed up and now (at last) all of the site should now be back on-line
But where to now?
For me, it’s pretty simple.
In the official OMD land, the lunatics have taken over the asylum, and I see history repeating, and am going back to the Liberator days. Many reading this will not have a clue to what I am on about, but alas the parallels that I now see are “spooky” to say but the least.
On a personal level, I will indeed purchase the new album, but I will not be attending any of the 2010 concerts.
As a fan from 1978/79 to now I have done my bit and wish everyone luck for the future.
I will still be around, and will still do an update from time to time, but as stated above “In the official OMD land, the lunatics have taken over the asylum”
One day I might understand why OMD fans make such a fuss and complain about other OMD fans which they then use to make excuses as to why they don't want to post anymore on "official sites". I've read moans, complaints and whinging so many times over the years but I never read such silliness on any other fan sites. I have never seen a Dep Mode fan or a Gary Numan fan refer to members of the Official Site as "lunatics" who have "taken over the asylum"!! Such nonsense.
At the end of the day its up to you Neil but I think you, and a few others, are taken it all far too seriously. Its only a forum!!
It's a pitty ro read this. And in fact I don't know what's going on exactly. I was an active member on the official forum from 2004 till 2008. And when things went a bit "loony" there I was welcome on Neils forum. I would like to thank Neil for that. When tension was rising, I could always trust on his listening ear. During 2008 I lost interest in both forums.
There was the good news of OMD reforming in the old line up. OMD touring again. Making a new record. But after the 2007 comeback tour much of the fun was over. The new album took a lot of time ro write, record and release. And I'm not that kind of a Night of the Proms fan. Much of the talk on the official forum is anything but in depth anymore. Something I regret. I don't know how things went on Neils forum the last two years. But sad news to hear how he feels about it.
In 2008 I found another music forum where one can discuss all kinds and types of bands. I wrote a few hundred reviews ... in Dutch ... on that forum. I'm enjoying myself there. Not much time left for the OMD forums anymore. Maybe the new album will bring some of the interest back. Never say never. This forum had the right name: Motion and Heart. Not so "official" as the "official". Over here there was room for some emotion, a little tear, some grief and joy.
We're just waiting looking skyward as the days come down Someone promised there'd be answers if we stayed around
Im sorry to hear this Neil, but i totally understand and you have the right to feel as u do. It is not for anyone else to judge or belittle the way u feel, it is all very personal to each person how certain events affect them. I honestly appreciate the work u have done and i can honestly say, u paved the way for a lot of OMD fans to voice not only their love of the group and their music, but to making it a forum to help get the band back together again. Without the growing swell of voices, would we have seen the guys back on stage? Its not really a question we have to answer now.
But thank you for the grace and generosity you have shown. Theres always people who jump on bandwagons...but just remember, as you often quote sayings and phrases "often imitated, never bettered"....good luck and i do hope that we see you back in some way shape or form...
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I think I understand you extremely well Neil
I just hope that this forum doesn't disappear
We lost Mr P (see my profile pic) yesterday, and I don't want to lose this site so soon after - it has been a part of my life for over 10 years - it was the first site I joined when I finally got round to getting on the internet.....
And, like you Neil, we are not going to any concerts this year, but I too will buy the new album....
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I love this forum Neil, Wasn`t much around but i mostly haven`t got the time to visite ! This forum always is a nice place to be when i pop in, it`s very sad to hear that this forum will disappear PLEASE Neil save it !!!!!
Maxine, my condoleances for you and your husband with the terrible lost of your Mr P xxxxx I know how that feels My hugs for you