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It was off to Leicester last night for an AAS Board Meeting - somehow we'd managed not to have one for six long months, so there was MUCH to discuss. The main ISSUE was to do with our distributors, who stopped talking to us about 18 months and owe us about 250 quid and several hundred records. We've been trying to get in touch with them to get it OUT of them (one time me and Rob went to their offices, and were GRUFF) but all to no avail, and now rumours abound that they've actually gone bankrupt... THUS we had to discuss how to move forward.

The main problem is that most of the money owed doesn't actually belong to us, it belongs to the bands, who had nothing to do with our move to that distributor. After a LENGTHY debate and investigation of finances we agreed that we'd just give the band the money they were owed out of the AAS coffers (the three of us each put in 25 quid a month to fund things, it's the TITHE), and wait until the TITHE had built up enough funds to pay ourselves back the money we were owed ourselves (in my case, from Paypal Sales of the album). When this was decided Rob rang The Chemistry Experiment and I rang The Frightened Prisoners Of The Kraken to tell them the good news and LO! Beauty and JOY flowed through the room, it was LOVELY. Even on the way home this morning my mood was LIGHTENED by the knowledge that we had done the Right Thing, and it felt GOOD.

Unlike the rest of me, which has been DEBILITATED by a) another bloody cold b) not getting any sleep in the night and c) the CURRY we ate to celebrate the above. Ah me! The ROCK, it is a harsh mistress!

posted 18/11/2003 by MJ Hibbett

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