Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Autographs...your opinion

Extreme Peach





Posts: 1246
(1249 all sites)
Registered: 12/28/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/5/2005 at 10:26 PM
What's the reason?? I'm cool with just knowing I talked to whomever and it was cool and it's a great memory and move along. Just curious what other folks think.
 
Replies:

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18570
(18615 all sites)
Registered: 1/2/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/5/2005 at 10:48 PM
I get them, I prefer to get pictures that I have taken signed

 

____________________
It was fun while it lasted




 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1549
(1585 all sites)
Registered: 4/18/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/5/2005 at 11:06 PM
If I were you, I would mail away for one of my autographs...when I am more famous than everyone in the world, you most likely wont be rich enough to buy mine

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 24892
(25874 all sites)
Registered: 5/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 06:15 AM
I do agree with you peachjam. I've seen them so much in concert and backsatge that I'm very happy with that.

When I first started seeing them 24 yrs ago I was pumped to get a picture of Gregg where he was smiling. The next time I saw him he signed it. So I had it framed and it is still on the wall. It's a great conversation piece.

Most recently, on this summer tour. I had the whole band sign a t-shirt. I gave it to a friend with cancer.



[Edited on 8/6/2005 by susea]

 

____________________




 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14214
(15540 all sites)
Registered: 6/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 07:01 AM
I mostly get them to give away too.

 

____________________
Good lucks never really been a strong suit of mine, can't get a nickel for a dime...

 
E-Mail User

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18687
(19089 all sites)
Registered: 7/2/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 07:06 AM
Me too.

In fact, right now I have no autographed anything in the house.
Gave away or lost anything I ever had.

I don't see anything wrong with collecting autographs, it's just not for me.
It's mostly the process of getting them - don't want Derek laughing at me again.....

 
E-Mail User

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18570
(18615 all sites)
Registered: 1/2/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 09:47 AM
quote:
Me too.

In fact, right now I have no autographed anything in the house.
Gave away or lost anything I ever had.

I don't see anything wrong with collecting autographs, it's just not for me.
It's mostly the process of getting them - don't want Derek laughing at me again.....


I don't think the autograph was the reason he was laughing

 

____________________
It was fun while it lasted




 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 13879
(13933 all sites)
Registered: 7/17/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 09:56 AM
I've only gotten like, two or three in my life. If I have a venue/event poster I like to try ang get those signed. They look really nice once you've had them cutom framed and mounted ... good conversation pieces for the office or den. It shows folks what a really cool fan I am!

I was once the video productions manager for a bookstore chain. We used to have big signings at stores and book fairs. I'd occasiionally get books signed as gifts for folks. Sometimes (more often than not) they were just given to me signed as a courtesy I've given most of those away now.

 

____________________
Music is love, and love is music, if you know what I mean.
People who believe in music are the happiest people I've ever seen.

Bill Ector, Randy Stephens, Dan Hills and a guy named BobO who I never met - Forever in my heart!

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 13879
(13933 all sites)
Registered: 7/17/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 09:57 AM
I used to spell better on occasiions, too.

 

____________________
Music is love, and love is music, if you know what I mean.
People who believe in music are the happiest people I've ever seen.

Bill Ector, Randy Stephens, Dan Hills and a guy named BobO who I never met - Forever in my heart!

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5251
(5934 all sites)
Registered: 4/18/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 10:07 AM
For me it just adds to the memory of the experience of meeting these people. I love to look at a setlist or picture hanging on my wall that someone I admire so much signed for me.

I did get the dTb's Georgia Theater CD signed by the band for a friend who isn't able to get out to see them. He was pretty happy about that.

 

____________________

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 759
(759 all sites)
Registered: 8/17/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 10:15 AM
My feeling is that signed stuff should increase in value and might be nice to hand down to my kids- books especially, also records and posters.Books signed by the author and personalized make nice gifts- I got like 6 copies of Phil Lesh's book made out 'To so-and-so' and handed them out to my pals. I got a nice limited run poster signed by the artist at a solo Warren Haynes show at Fillmore Aud in SF which I got signed after a Gov't Mule show- Warren seemed pleased to sign something that wasn't a tshirt or CD type item. Now its framed and on the wall in my crib. On the other hand, just a signature on a slip of paper or whatever doesn't do a lot for me- or even worse, reproduction autographs on publicity photos- ick.
 
E-Mail User

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 13879
(13933 all sites)
Registered: 7/17/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 10:28 AM
Funny thing about autographs ... if you're an e-bay whore, or whatever - personalized autographs actually have less value at a sale.

Believe it or not, there aren't too many folks who want a personalized signature made to someone that they don't even know ... unless you, yourself happen to be a celebrity.

One strange, weird, and slightly underhanded thing that autograph vendors (folks who make a living selling autographed goods) do is to ask the star in question to make the autograph out to someone else who is famous. So if you are the type of sleazoid who actually makes money by selling autographs that someone has take the time out to give you ... have Warren or Derek (or Gregg, if you're so lucky) sign that album or poster:

to my dear freind Dick Cheney. Thanks for the stock tips!

 

____________________
Music is love, and love is music, if you know what I mean.
People who believe in music are the happiest people I've ever seen.

Bill Ector, Randy Stephens, Dan Hills and a guy named BobO who I never met - Forever in my heart!

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 23558
(24060 all sites)
Registered: 1/2/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 11:28 AM
I'll settle for a handshake and a verbal exchange that includes eye contact. Autographs just get lost. Memories remain.

 

____________________

 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6302
(6323 all sites)
Registered: 8/3/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 03:03 PM
I have a Warren Haynes Autograph on a Live at Bonaroo promo Add I think it is cool to get them, the exchange and all is a good memory as well

 

____________________
Standing Alone Against Northern Aggression Since 1861

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1378
(1399 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 03:55 PM
I prefer recordings.

That being said, I do have a few autographed LP covers, but I'm not nearly as anal retentive about that as I am recordings.

 

____________________
David
"Live, from The Upper Room Studio"
Anything that's not a mystery is just guesswork -MD Shafter

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 479
(485 all sites)
Registered: 4/6/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 04:35 PM
I always pass them up. I guess it's just because I don't want to have to take care of a piece of paper or album or whatever. I guess I would take one from Gregg, Johnny or Edgar Winter, or any of the Booker T. and the MG's cats. Other than that, I'm probably not too interested.

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2721
(2727 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 04:43 PM
I like the handshake and some small talk. I do have a few CDs that I have gotten signed. Most recent was Jimmy Herring and Rob Baracco siging the Phil Lesh and Friends cd.

 

____________________
"PAIN HEALS...CHICKS DIG SCARS...GLORY LASTS FOREVER!"


 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 201
(207 all sites)
Registered: 6/1/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 06:25 PM
Autographs? Did someone say autograph?? Heck yeesssssssssssss! oh my, just to stand a few feet from Gregg would, would, okay I better stop now before I get into trouble. The chance for an autograph?? Oh yea

Susie

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4318
(4382 all sites)
Registered: 12/5/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 07:46 PM
I've got an old Kamico (Japanese for Gibson) f-hole guitar that I've got a few people to sign. Would love to get more, but a bitch to carry to shows. Warren and also Woody (God rest his soul) always sign. As long as people ask nice and not be bothersome.

 

____________________
"Seems to me that I once heard that everything is finally cured by time."

 
E-Mail User

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5246
(5252 all sites)
Registered: 6/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 08:28 PM
I'm a firefighter, many of you already know that.

I visited a grade school a while ago to eat with the kids and let them see us. Nothing special; just getting ones butt out of the chair at the station and getting to mingle with the public.

I sat down with my little tray at a random table and this little guy, probably in 3rd grade, was frozen, staring at me with mouth agape... After a few seconds he says "Man... I knew I should've brought my autograph book!"

Still means a lot to me to have that memory.

[Edited on 8/7/2005 by TanDan]

 

____________________
"There's only two kinds of music...The Blues and Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah"- Townes Van Zandt

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1277
(1277 all sites)
Registered: 12/1/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 08:43 PM
quote:
I'm a firefighter, many of you already know that.

I visited a grade school a while ago to eat with the kids and let them see us. Nothing special; just getting ones butt out of the chair at the station and getting to mingle with the public.

I sat down with my little tray at a random table and this little guy, probably in 3rd grade, was frozen, staring at me with mouth agape... After a few seconds he says "Man... I knew I should've brought my autograph book!"

Still means a lot to me to have that memory.

[Edited on 8/7/2005 by TanDan]


That's awesome!!
Brought a smile to my face man. You guys deserve every ounce of respect.

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 201
(207 all sites)
Registered: 6/1/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 08:47 PM
quote:
quote:
I'm a firefighter, many of you already know that.

I visited a grade school a while ago to eat with the kids and let them see us. Nothing special; just getting ones butt out of the chair at the station and getting to mingle with the public.

I sat down with my little tray at a random table and this little guy, probably in 3rd grade, was frozen, staring at me with mouth agape... After a few seconds he says "Man... I knew I should've brought my autograph book!"


Still means a lot to me to have that memory.

[Edited on 8/7/2005 by TanDan]


That's awesome!!
Brought a smile to my face man. You guys deserve every ounce of respect.




TanDan and PurpleRocks....you both rock.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1246
(1249 all sites)
Registered: 12/28/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/6/2005 at 10:17 PM
Thanks much for all the responses, lookin' for lots of different viewpoints and got em!
I guess the main reason for my asking was just a realization of a change in myself.

I used to think that it was just the coolest thing ever if I got so and so to sign anything for me and it was like a treasure...VS... where i'm at now, signatures, autographs, whatever don't really mean anything compared to the actual meeting and what that does for me and just me!! I don't need proof to show anybody and it wouldn't matter anyway because the experience was my own and nobody could enjoy it but me...autograph or not

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2221
(2232 all sites)
Registered: 2/3/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/7/2005 at 02:14 AM
I've got a ticket stub signed by Jimmy Herring but I have no intentions of selling it and would feel bad doing that.

 

____________________
Language is a virus from outer space.

 
E-Mail User

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5251
(5934 all sites)
Registered: 4/18/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/7/2005 at 07:25 AM
Actually the autographs don't mean as much to me as the actual meeting either peachjam. I don't always ask for them to sign something. The hand shake, a smile and a few words are priceless and the best part of meeting them!

My 15 year old son gets a real kick out of seeing the autographs and has started his own collection. He's got an ABB hat signed by Warren and a drumstick signed by Corky Laing. The biggest thrill for him was when Warren said hi to him last week after the Mountain show. He's learned real fast how to get in there and meet these guys.

That is a great story Dan! Kids are so great, we can learn a lot from them. They know who the real heroes are.

 

____________________

 
<<  1    2  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software

Privacy | Terms of Service | Report Infringement | Personal Data Management | Contact Us
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com