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    Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Times are getting tougher for musicians. According to Metro UK

    eBay bans man from selling his soul



    Musician fed up with his life was today barred from selling his soul to the highest bidder.
    Dante Knoxx, 24, offered the "used" item for a starting bid of £25,000.50 or a buy it now price of £700,000 on the internet auction site eBay.

    But eBay pulled the listing today with about two hours to go and no bids because it breached one of the firm's policies. ...

    Mr Knoxx was planning to use the money to get his experimental music group, Paradigm, which he created with his friend Zakk Altair, up and running...

    The auction included a legal contract entitling the new soul's owner to a percentage of Mr Knoxx's income for the rest of his life, with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 per year.

    Another clause entitled the owner to 10% of any intellectual works of Paradigm.

    He also pledged to write a full account of the soul's life within three years and the owner of his soul would also be entitled to 10% of his estate in his will.

    Other clauses in the contract included sending the owner an annual report of his soul, and a birthday card on Mr Knoxx's birthday, as well as a promise to plant three trees a year.

    A final clause also stated Mr Knoxx could buy back his soul for £100,000,000.

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    The Devil wanted to deal with me
    My soul his only need
    Wealth and fame were offered up
    To seal this evil deed
    Everything I'd ever want
    My soul the only fee
    While on earth I'd be a king
    Then burn eternally

    He said I'd play the lead guitar
    Fast and clean I'd be
    None would be my equal all
    The girls would worship me
    Eternal flame don't seem so bad
    While having all this fun
    But soon my home will likely be
    Much hotter than the sun



    Wrote that years ago. Never worked out for me. I got horrible women and still can't play guitar very well.

    Ron
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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    So far all the souls I've bought have been useless... eBay should definitely ban soul-selling, too many people have gotten ripped off...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    " But eBay pulled the listing today with about two hours to go and no bids because it breached one of the firm's policies. ..."

    They have a policy against selling souls?

    Reminds me of China banning the Dalai Lama from reincarnating without approval from Beijing a while back.

    - k
    "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have, but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

    - Andy Warhol

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Not to mention £700,000 is a bit pricey ... I rather see some souls set free...

    Maybe I'll put some sins up there... it would be nice to have someone pay for my sins.

    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    ... I rather see some souls set free...
    Good idea Sean,

    You may want to consider offering "soul freeing" services on ebay.

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Maybe I'll put some sins up there... it would be nice to have someone pay for my sins.

    SOMEONE already did

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN View Post
    SOMEONE already did
    And no eBay or PayPal service charges. It's FREE!


    As for the eBay thing, Jesus said it best...

    "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Matthew 16:26
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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post

    Maybe I'll put some sins up there... it would be nice to have someone pay for my sins.

    Hmm, I may rather like this idea. I'll put my worst vices up on Ebay, be rid of them, and make some money to boot!

    Better not let my wife see this, she may put ME up for sale!

    Jon

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    Re: Sign of the Times: Musician Selling Soul on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN View Post
    SOMEONE already did

    And all kidding aside, I HEARTILY concur!

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