Jermaine Jackson's Precious Moments.

I Find Karma (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 14:54:17 -0700

Hello Chris,

You wrote:
> I am writing to you personally, because I was wondering if you were
> willing to sell me that particular Jermaine Jackson CD.

Unfortunately, the Web is an unpredictable place. Web search engines
and Web caches keep stale information a lot longer than they should in
many cases; I actually sold that CD (and took the reference to it out of
the document containing it) to another person almost 18 months ago:

> From Sat Feb 1 18:53:58 1997
> To:
> Hi! I hope you might be able to help me. My name is Glen. I am in the
> U.S. Navy and am currently attending Widener University in Chester, PA.
> I will be graduating May 1998 and will continue to serve in the Navy as
> a commisioned Nurse.
> Anyway, my reason for writing is I was wanting to know if any of the
> CD's/Albums on your list are for sale. There is one in particular that
> I am interested in obtaining. It is your JERMAINE JACKSON/"PRECIOUS
> MOMENTS". There is a song on there that was a duet he did with Whitney
> Houston called, "IF YOU SAY MY EYES ARE BEAUTIFUL". This song has a
> very sentimental value to me. I had the cassette at one time, but it
> was stolen with one of my cars. The reason the song is so important to
> me is that it was supposed to be my wedding song with my first wife,
> unfortunatley she was killed in an accident by a drunk driver. That is
> why I am so interested in obtaining this CD/Tape.
> Please let me know if you are willing to sell it or if you know where
> else I might be able to obtain it. I am willing to pay whatever you
> feel is within a reasonable limit. Please contact me either way.
> Thanks in advance.
> Glen L. Pickens

I am truly sorry that I cannot help you with this. It really sucks when
record companies stop pressing a particular CD such as Jermaine
Jackson's "Precious Moments" or Traveling Wilburys' "Volume 1."
Perhaps one day they'll do another pressing.

It also stinks that I use the text-based Berkeley mail program to read
mail, so I cannot see your picture attachment.

Nonetheless, I wish you well and hope you one day find the CD. If I had
it, I would send it to you, but I don't. So please, keep searching...
-- Adam

> From Wed Aug 19 11:47:43 1998
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> Subject: Hi Adam
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> Dear Adam,
> Hello. How are you today? My name is Chris Tighe. I just came from
> visiting your Web page. It's Great and you did a very good job on it. I have
> a question to ask you, but first let me tell you a little bit about myself....
> Like I said earlier, my name is Chris Tighe. I am 33 years old and I
> live in Milledgeville, Georgia. I am also a person with a physical
> disability. I am a Quadriplegic as a result from a car accident that I had
> 15 and a 1/2 years ago. I am paralyzed from the neck down, but I do have
> limited use of my arms. I severed my spinal cord when my neck broke at the
> fith vertebrea. Although I have no use of my hands and fingers, I am able to
> type on the keyboard by wearing a special brace over my right hand. It holds
> a pencil upside down, so I am able to hit the keys on the keyboard by using
> the eraser part of the pencil. (It is sort of like typing with one finger).
> Anyway.... the reason why I am writing to you has to do with your CD
> collection, (which is Very impressive, I might add). I noticed that you have
> the following CD on that list:
> 1. Jermaine Jackson - Precious Moments
> I used to own that CD in the past, but I had to sell it for personal
> reasons. I have been trying to find that CD again for a Very long time now,
> but I have been unsuccessful. I have searched MANY Used and New CD stores
> both on and off the Internet, but no place had that CD, nor were they able
> to order it.I did find a couple of places that had that title on LP, but I
> really do prefer to have it on CD again. (for both physical reasons, and for
> listening enjoyment).
> I am writing to you personally, because I was wondering if you were
> willing to sell me that particular Jermaine Jackson CD. I'm not sure how
> much I could pay for it, but I would Really appreciate it if you were
> willing to sell it to me. When I owned that CD years ago, it was one of my
> favorites and I enjoyed listening to it Very much. I now regret having sold
> that CD and I have been trying for the longest time to find that Jermaine
> Jackson Precious Moments CD so I may enjoy listening to it once again.
> Well Adam, I would like to continue writing this email to you, but
> unfortunately my arm is Very tired from all this typing, so I better bring
> this email to a close. One of the hazards of being paralyzed is that I tire
> quickly. Oh well... in any event, I do thank you Very much for taking the
> time to read this email. If it isn't too much trouble, could you please
> send me a reply in response to this email? It would mean a lot to me, and I
> would Grately appreciate it. Thanks again, and until I hear from you.. I
> hope you have a Very Wonderful and Pleasant Day.
> Most Sincerely,
> Chris Tighe
> P.S. If you would like to contact me, other than by email you can
> write to me at
> my home mailing address at:
> Chris Tighe
> 1869 Timberlane Road
> Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
> P.S.S. Along with this email, I have attached a picture of myself,
> (chris.jpg). I
> thought that it might be nice for you to "see the face behind
> the words".
> (attachment removed by mailer)


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