The Anchormen: Anchors away
Via Daniel Mount, the neverending soap operalet of the Anchormen’s personnel woes continues. All the current members have walked out to start their own group. Longtime readers of this site won’t find any of this all that surprising. Way back in the early days of avfl, there was this post in praise of Tony Rush (where IS he these days anyway?) that quotes Rush on the Anchormen. Here, Rush is trying to explain the unfortunate reality of the Anchormen to some sogospelnews message boarders who couldn’t accept that having a good heart or whatever isn’t enough to keep a bidness up and running reliably:
[T]he truth is that’s just the way it is. It’s not a matter of whether someone “deserves this kind of talk.” [Tim Bullins] [principle owner of the Anchormen] is a wonderful man with a good heart and I enjoyed working with him. But, to be perfectly candid, when a group sings for 20+ years, can’t keep a group together for more than a few months at a time and is consistently scraping by . . . it’s not an issue of whether someone is a good person. It’s an issue of simply not taking care of business.
Update: Chuck Peters is tracking this story nicely. See here, where’s there more than just “they left the quartet to start a new one in which they could spend more time with their families.” Plus, Chuck has a better punny headline than I do.Email this Post