Sept. 15: The Beginning
Nov 15th: The End
The Items Sold
Auction News Pages
A few words from the auctioneer...
Somewhere around the end of August, I got a call from my partner at songs.com who told me he was helping Janis Ian put together an "online auction", how they were planning to sell over 300 items of her career memorabilia, and asking me if I'd have some time to help out here and there. As usual, I said "sure..whatever".
Little did I know.....
I've probably written more than a thousand pages of "web code" for songs.com, and I don't think I've ever "stepped in" to the middle of any of my client's home pages or web sites to make any kind of a personal statement. After all, the work I do for my musician friends is a work for hire, and there's no place for comments from me in it...but I can't help but speak up here; the work was just too amazing an experience to not share with you my own gratitude and amazement at the loyalty and enthusiasm of you...Janis' fans. It was you that made the auction the success it was...I just kept the machinery running...you were the life in it.
So let me say 'Thank You' for the experience, and invite you to "browse around the yard", so to speak. All the items have been mailed to the folks that bought them, Janis is already working on her next project (with the same devoted enthusiasm, no doubt), and well, I'm on to mine as well. But the auction? I'll never forget it...it proved to me that the best in people still rises to the top when they're working together.
I count Janis Ian as one of my dearest friends and am inspired by her dedication to you. I just thought I should share that with you.
My very best regards,