gfgb123 wrote:As for the "part of the furniture" comment, maybe that's why MAF has a chair on that CD cover.
A similar association had occurred to me
Now Cologne (sorry for insisting, but this subject is of some personal interest to me, as you might be able to imagine) is not just central Europe (and I don't know what accountants with ties of never-changing colours are supposed to do here ), EMI do - or at least did - have a dependency here. Crikey, I even went to see the building out of curiosity some decades ago because many of my favourite pieces of furniture, erm, acts, seem to record or at least have recorded with EMI. So I don't think Cologne is an epitome of anything, as you seem to think - at least not of what you think.
As for burning bridges, I don't think he's doing that - some time ago, some people on here accurately observed that they were getting (so am I) emails from PM from some "parlophone" address (I suppose all those who are registered at PM.com).