Monday, May 10, 2010

For The Queen Bees Out There


In this post I had mentioned a group called Manilow's Midnight Dreams. I want to apologize as this group isn't affiliated with the Manilow Mafia group who have been apparently targeting Barry's fans for posting things the Mafia feels is "inappropriate". Not only are the Mafia behaving like the pot calling the kettle black, but the pot is having the kettle tossed out the window for it.

Thank you.

You know who you are. You are the ones pointing your fingers at everyone else's posts about Barry Manilow when you yourselves are privately talking about Barry's... well... privates.

And if you're wondering why I call them queen bees, I'll defer to my friend, Sue (I hope she doesn't mind): Nature and The Manilow World: The Queen Bee


Manilovely said...

Hi Dawn,

I read, with interest, your post on which lead to a link where you had written this post about Queen Bees and linked it to a group on the Manilow Network called Manilow's Midnight Dreams.

I have run Manilow's Midnight Dreams on the Yahoo network for some six years now, we're sanctioned by the BMIFC and are just a plain ordinary fan site - along with several others around the world.

When the Manilow Network started, I made a page up for MMD but left it some time ago I believe the page is still there but haven't seen it, nor can I access it.

What disturbs me is that you seem to be inferring that the group is responsible for some kind of issue with outing fans to TPTB, speaking for myself and the members of the Yahoo group, I can assure you this isn't the case and I'm at a loss as to why the group has been singled out. We're NOT a "fan-fiction" site so I truly don't get why...

Kind regards,

Dawn Bushman said...

Unfortunately, there are a group of people on the MMN who are calling themselves the Manilow Mafia who are turning people in to TPTB. They complain about postings that these people feel are inappropriate, when they, themselves write fictional stories of erotic liaisons with Barry. Very descriptive sexual liaisons. And they post them online in the private MMN groups thinking no one knows...

I don't know who the members of the Yahoo group are, but if they are members of the Manilow Mafia, then some are involved in getting people kicked off of the MMN for their own selfish reasons.

Manilovely said...


Firstly thank you for setting the record straight in regard to Manilow's Midnight Dreams. As I explained to a mutual friend, I was very confused!

To find out more I rejoined the network and deleted the Midnight Dreams page as we haven't really been active and the Yahoo group is enough. I will take a look at the Manilow Mafia page as I genuinely don't have a clue what all this is about.

I agree though - if they're posting fan fiction, then they shouldn't be so quick to point the finger - One of the many reasons I have very little to do with the fan world these days. I don't need the drama or the insanity that surrounds it.

Manilovely said...

And I've just looked at the group in question and I can assure you that the members of my group aren't involved - but I now know exactly where you are coming from and who you are talking about.


Dawn Bushman said...

Wow pretty much says it all. :o)

I also understand why you don't have much to do with the fan world these days. To be honest, I've been able to go without listening to Barry's music and looking at Barry's pictures during my surgery and recovery time. Does that make me a bad fan? LOL.

I do apologize about the confusion. Take care, it's nice meeting you!