Art says no more show

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Post by Fan » 11-04-2013 07:38 PM

CoastZone wrote: I have some knowledge of what he is thinking but I am still pissed at this stunt.
He is considering doing a show live but streaming from his website. Now I don't know how long this will take but that is the info I'm getting.
This is what I called for him to do to begin with, but I never thought he would do it. Honestly, I still don't.
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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 07:40 PM

Yeah, that's what I'm saying. Would he really want to do all that? How would that be competing w/ Noory on his own terms?

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Post by CoastZone » 11-04-2013 07:42 PM

Fan wrote: This is what I called for him to do to begin with, but I never thought he would do it. Honestly, I still don't.


I personally feel that Art has killed his career and pissed off his once loyal fanbase.

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http://darkmatterxm.com/threads/dark-ma ... ncock.214/

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Post by Fan » 11-04-2013 07:42 PM

HB3 wrote: Yeah, that's what I'm saying. Would he really want to do all that? How would that be competing w/ Noory on his own terms?
No, but he should. He doesn't realize you can make a good living, maybe even better than what sirius offered him. He needs a few successful marketing teams to pitch him.
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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 07:47 PM

CoastZone wrote: I personally feel that Art has killed his career and pissed off his once loyal fanbase.

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http://darkmatterxm.com/threads/dark-ma ... ncock.214/


Yeah, I empathize w/ all those comments. I can understand how people feel.

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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 08:08 PM

There must've been a mass exodus of people canceling their subscriptions after the month-long trial ended. I feel badly for the people who bought radios, etc...if it's more than 30 days since they bought their equipment, it's probably too late to return it.

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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 08:11 PM

How much did people spend? I bet for some, it was a significant amount.

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Post by Fan » 11-04-2013 08:28 PM

HB3 wrote: How much did people spend? I bet for some, it was a significant amount.
definitely. I am pissed at the 2 month's worth of subscription I did. I almost bought a radio too... I think Kaz said he did.
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Post by SquidInk » 11-04-2013 08:31 PM

HB3 wrote: How much did people spend? I bet for some, it was a significant amount.
Yeah ~ we're talking pizza punch money.

I agree with Fan. Art should seriously consider a podcast if he wants to try and move forward. It needs to be new - new topics, new experts, relevant subject matter. For instance, I'd like to hear him interview Elon Musk about some of the more edgy/sci-fi ideas Musk is batting around and even building, such as Mars colonies, the Hyperloop, and reusable rockets. Autodesk just published the next batch of studies for the Hyperloop, using automated machines to weave the tubes out of carbon fiber. Fascinating stuff - every bit as interesting as the old Kaku shows. Art should look at what Leo LaPorte does with Twit (as a revenue model), minus the $120k drupal site.

This thing was doomed to fail on subscription satellite. And for my money, Art hasn't been 'all in' for nearly 20 years. In fact, I think if we could catch a glimpse of his true motivations for doing the old radio show, we'd be shocked.
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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 08:34 PM

Here's something else: what about the guests who chose Art when they were told they had to choose? Remember all that carrying on w/ the GIS? Snoory should now make a big deal about welcoming them back to his show after their bad experience.

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Post by voguy » 11-04-2013 08:36 PM

There are other options, and I still think terrestrial radio would be a grab for him. He needs to return to his roots where he and a small core of people made the decisions. Signing with a big company is really a pact with the devil.
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Post by HB3 » 11-04-2013 08:37 PM

On the other hand, there really hasn't been any official announcement. Apparently they're broadcasting a repeat tonight.

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Post by Person182 » 11-04-2013 08:57 PM

Bad move on Art's part. You honor your agreements. I was really enjoying the new show and will miss it.

I hope Sirius XM has a non-compete clause in his contract.

I am very disappointed in Art.

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Post by Dude111 » 11-04-2013 09:10 PM

Fan wrote: I have a feeling he wanted out anyways and used that as an excuse. He knew that could not happen.
I think this also........ With the way the world is now,IM SURPRISED HE EVEN GOT BACK INTO IT @ ALL!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by CoastZone » 11-04-2013 09:31 PM

I emailed Art and he replied:

His reply can be found @ http://darkmatterxm.com/threads/art-bell-comments.217/

I feel this will become a copy and paste deal used by Art for damage control.
I was right. He is now using this email for damage control.
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