Started by DesertFox, November 01, 2013, 08:13:24 AM
Quote from: jazmunda on November 01, 2013, 03:36:00 PMI agree. Art shouldn't have said anything. Alas cryptic has always been apart of Art's MO.
Quote from: area51drone on November 01, 2013, 03:38:46 PMI'm blaming you Jazmunda... so many calls he thinks you're the only one listening!! j/k
Quote from: Sardondi on November 01, 2013, 03:12:04 PMI'm having a hard time finding the simple decency, much less honor, in trying to wheedle a unilateral change in the contract you bound yourself to a mere 6 weeks earlier.
Quote from: UFO Fill on November 01, 2013, 03:49:40 PMExcept that the contract could specify, or contain language giving rise to reasonable expectations, that the stream would work. It could be that Art is getting enough error messages emailed to prove a breach on the part of Sirius. Plus, Art is an engineer. Engineers are all perfectionists and huge pains.
Quote from: UFO Fill on November 01, 2013, 03:49:40 PM. Engineers are all perfectionists and huge pains.
Quote from: dortmunder on November 01, 2013, 03:48:57 PMJaz, maybe he'll move Down Under and broadcast from one of your spare bedrooms ;-)
Quote from: jazmunda on November 01, 2013, 04:01:38 PMSpare bedroom singular. You make it sound like I live in a mansion.Art is welcome to broadcast from my house as long as he doesn't mind sharing a room with my daughter's imaginary friend.
Quote from: georgesucks on November 01, 2013, 04:05:22 PMI think Art is planning to quit Dark Matter because he knows Noory is planning to retire from C2Cam.
Quote from: Dont Fear The Reaper on November 01, 2013, 03:24:26 PMConsidering his "all-in" comment, it can only mean one thing if he is really serious about what he says - the end of Dark Matter on SiriusXM.I mean, I love listening to Art. But when you boil it down to the basics, it's all a little disappointing. If SiriusXM was reneging on something, that would be one thing. But this basically comes off as "I'm not getting as many callers as I thought I would, blow up your business model and make my show free." It's kind of hard to look at that objectively and think "good idea."
Quote from: shell88 on November 01, 2013, 03:26:35 PMIf your making 75000 a year and have to pay a producer and webmaster, your not left with much of anything. They need the money made from the advertising off his website. Give sirius a cut and they are all happy.
Quote from: area51drone on November 01, 2013, 04:42:18 PMI just got to the end of the show and heard the announcement. It didn't even sound like a threat to me. It sounded like he's working with Sirius and they're trying to help him.
Quote from: CornyCrow on November 01, 2013, 04:38:23 PMAs far as I'm concerned, that figure is just a rumor on this thread. Bell certainly did not mention that figure on the show and NO ONE can give a site online where that figure is quoted. I don't believe it. I am open to seeing proof, however. Yeah, he'd have to be paying the help that $75k salary plus a lot out of his own pocket. Makes no sense at all.
Quote from: UFO Fill on November 01, 2013, 05:08:56 PMRe: Art as an engineer - to hold the broadcasting jobs he held, he would have had to have had an FCC commercial broadcast license (used to be called 1st class, now something else). People who earn those licenses in broadcasting are considered engineers, regardless of education.
Quote from: jazmunda on November 01, 2013, 05:14:52 PMI'm a Dark Rider goddamit and I demand to be kept abreast of all course corrections.
Quote from: WhiteCrow on November 01, 2013, 05:59:47 PMCould it be that Art's announcement was intended to hype an already done deal with Sirrus XM???
Quote from: bateman on November 01, 2013, 06:16:46 PMUnfortunately, I don't see Sirius complying with this request. Telling us could be a tactic to use against Sirius in the event they continue to be "uncooperative".