Here's the latest batch of correspondence re the "Hall of Fame" issue - let's post this ASAP. They're eating this one up.
a) arrange to have the band Steely Dan perform at their induction ceremony, on the televised broadcast, for the sum of $380,0002. It is our understanding that Mr Jann Wenner has accepted these terms and conditions on behalf of the Hall of Fame, by accepting from Messrs Becker and Fagen the following down payment: one case of Yurgulun's Best Honey Mustard, manufactured in Connecticut. The 3M machines are en route to Mr Wenner's hunting lodge in Colorado - it is believed that the machines may actually fire up under the reduced atmospheric pressure at Jann's high altitude mountain aerie. The machines should be arriving C.O.D. sometime around September 1.
b) provide a written appraisal of the value of the donated equipment at a figure not less than $950,000
c) guarantee that our clients will be allowed to determine precisely which bandmembers will be inducted into the Hall, and also who will be present at the telecast. Please note that our clients wish to exercise this prerogative in the case of other bands to be inducted into the Hall this coming year as well as Steely Dan, such as "The Eagles", etc. - that is, they will choose which members, if any, will be inducted, as they are determined to insure that the singular honor of inclusion into the Hall should not be diminished or diluted by the inclusion of nonessential bandmembers or other undeserving individuals.
d) will graciously welcome as inductees for 1998: the great Jimmy Carl Black; the groundbreaking Fugs; and the excellent writing team, Anders & Poncia.
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