Showdown is a very active e-mail list dedicated to the discussion of ELO, Jeff Lynne and all related artists and projects. Thousands of Showdown list members from all over the world are first to hear about concert dates, new releases, media appearances, etc. with information received direct from the band, management and record companies.
In 2001, Showdown and Face the Music members were invited to attend the recordings of two ELO exclusives - VH1's ELO Storytellers in New York and two PBS ELO concert specials recorded in Los Angeles.
The ELO Showdown Mailing List is offered in two versions: a talk (or "bounce") format, and a digest format. Posts are forwarded immediately to each member of the "talk" list. People on this list get information instantly and have an easier time conducting conversations with other list members on ELO-related topics.
The "digest" list is the option for people who can't receive a lot of mail, or simply can't keep up with the mail on the talk list. Each digest is edited to contain only the substantive posts submitted to the talk list. You will not have to wade through signature files or attached original messages. Digest members can still post to the talk list as often as they wish.
Traffic on the "talk" list can be extremely heavy at times. If you don't want to receive a lot of ELO mail, you may want to subscribe to the "digest" instead.
If you're not sure which format is right for you, feel free to subscribe to both the "talk" list and the "digest" list simultaneously to see which option you like best.