I was rather disgruntled today to recieve my CRS “Rock Society” magazine.
My statement about the end of my time with the CRS has been published, but only with a degree of editing. The editing removes sections regarding the fact that I intend to help out in future, and nothing is mentioned about the fact that I legally own 50 ordinary shares in Classic Rock UK Ltd with a value of £50.
Here is the statement in full, with the edits struck through so you can see what has been done to it:
Kris Hudson-Lee calls it a day with the CRS
After many years as a familiar face around the halls of the Classic Rock Society and being around at some 100+ gigs (many of them festivals) it is time for a change, time to move on.
I have spent many years in bands – none of them really making an impact within the CRS, but in early 2008 I was invited to join Manning. That decision was somewhat of a turning point in both my musical and CRS careers and since then the balance of my life has tipped greatly. I found that Manning was a far more involved band than any of the previous bands I had been in, and that the incredible depth and complexity of the songs required a lot more of my time, leaving me with precious little time for everything else.
It’s now time to hand over to Miles, Tommo and Lambsie to take the CRS onwards and upwards… as Peter Gabriel says in Suppers’ Ready… “All Change!”
I’ll still be around, and you’ll still see me from time to time at gigs, but from now on I’m “just a helper”, although I still intend to keep my shareholding in the CRS and will still support it in it’s actions whenever I can and as time allows.
… so as they say … it’s goodbye from me.
I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to edit an official statement. I would rather they not publish it than edit it, or at least consult me. It’s hardly as if space was an issue – bearing in mind it’s a quarter page box and rather than the usual 10pt text it appears to be 12pt text.
I’m now thinking of a Eurythmics song…