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Andrew Field: My Dad never heard 'Ships'. My Mum said 'You wrote one for him - what about me?' What does Trudi think about her songs? It varies!
Glen Kwederis asks me who I voted for in the 100 greatest singers in Rolling Stone. Can't remember all of them - it was a while back; I think among them was Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and Lorraine Ellison.
Tommy Mandell: What you doing on here? Ring me you fool!!
Tom EUL: 'I put my daughter to sleep with your ballads and John Hiatt's ballads. Listen to 'Have a Little Faith in Me.'
Bruce Stein: Thank you, Bruce.
Dave Nagy: MTH reunion? Ah - you never know.
Andy Sibson: Thank you, Andy.
Mark F.: No, she's not.
Rob: I met Joe a few times back in the day. They were actually pretty big fans. I've no idea on the commercialization bit - sometimes publishing is out of your hands.
Andrew Palmer: Thank you, Andrew. I promise the heels would be definitely, 'out'.
Pat: Not to my knowledge, and I think he would have mentioned it. I think he was a short list at one time.
Bucks Burnett: 'Call it Download the Universe.' Pretty good!
John Schiefer - on Graham Maby. One of the drags is sometimes you're going out, and in this case J.J. was too - at the same time. Graham then suggested I 'get Paul Page' as did Steve Holley. Paul's been great, so he's in for the time being, but I'm a huge Maby fan, so Graham's still in the pool.
Tomi Vilenius asks, 'When are you coming to Finland and Tampere?' Well the short answer is I don't know. The economic climate is kind of weird at the moment.
Andy Burton just rang and said to watch the new Leo/Kate movie 'Revolutionary Road'. It's set in the 1950's. I've heard about this - it's supposed to be great. About half way through the movie there's a scene in a Roadhouse where Leo goes home and leaves Kate - who takes up with Leo's best friend. Anyway, there's a Jazz band playing and AB's one of the band and has to smoke a cigarette. Watch out for our budding star!!!
Pat: Some people are road hogs and some are not. It's nice to go out now and then. I really enjoy it; but it gets a bit samey after a while and descends into 'shoe selling'. Also, nowadays the traveling is horrible. It could be me (getting older) but guys a lot younger than me have been complaining. Major airports are pretty awful and if you're on the road its constant rush hour avoidance. So - now and again - it get me out of the house. Of course, labels like you out there - it generates publicity.
Drew Hosey: Have no idea.
Jason Hill: We played Cleveland in the early days and the vibe there was better than anywhere else. They like to discover people. Detroit and Memphis were great in those days, too. I'd love to write a Detroit song, but one hasn't arrived as of yet.
John Eastwood: My eldest, Steve, was born in Fife Street and Tracie was born in Alcombe Road. I still have friends there and visit when I can.
Roger: Met Nazareth in Norway a while back; nice guys.
Randy Fintas: 'Boy' was a combination of images; Paul was not one of them. 'It Ain't Easy When You Fall' was about somebody, but I'm not at liberty to divulge.
Jan Dicken: Oswestry.
Steve Baratta: 'All we are saying - is give Pete a chance.' Best that is.
Rolf Oestrem: You're not alone and things are much better now. Stay positive - there's been big improvements. Good luck from me.
Gail Lamb: No, it wasn't. It was Brighton!
Hal: Another about the Rolling Stone list. Bob was in there, but not the other, sorry.
Liz Krinsky: Thank you and the same to you.
Jeff Zaazbar: I really enjoyed Milwaukee, too. Do that again.
Leslie: Can't remember!
Lino: I don't think there's anything out there. Nice lad, Todd; maybe we'll do it again sometime.
Mike B.: 'My two sons (16 and 12) are among your biggest fans. Just finished a four hour-trip and they would hear only you on the stereo. When are you touring?' Don't know. We're right in the middle of sorting out a record deal with a label. When that's been done and we know when it's coming out, we'll get onto the touring aspect. Could be hard this year with the economic situation being what it is. When I know - you'll know.
The Rock: Thank you.
Bill Innes: Just seemed like the land of opportunity at the time! Movies played a big part in it. Just seemed like the next logical step.
Shawn Jones: I used to chat with Freddy a lot, but not really about songwriting. They opened for us and said we influenced them a lot. I think it was probably the attitude they liked. I did write a little 'grandiosely' upon occasion and Brian has always loved 'Memphis', but I think their music was very distinctive and totally their own.
Paul Kennett: Who knows; we have to do the deal first.
Paul Rivers: Thanks for the info.
Steve Seaborg: 'What comes first - lyrics or music?' Well, they both come. Unfortunately, the words seldom fit the music or I can't find music for the words. Once in a while they come together - that's usually the best (and the easiest).
Welshy: 'How do you spend Christmas - do you look forward or back?' I have a few bevies and try to keep up with the general mayhem. It was great this year, but I'm aching a bit and we still have to scale New Year's Eve.
Terry Moon: I've tried to cut it down a lot. It became rather like doing two gigs. First he show and then the eternal chatting afterward. Apart from anything else you need to keep your voice in order. I do try to chat when schedules permit.
Andrew Field: How about both; just for fun, that is.
Shelly: 'Come to Arizona.' Hey - it's not up to me - it's the promoters and agents. Always enjoyed it down there. Warm too.
Kirk: We had 45 on Boxing Day. A Christmas single? If it came naturally - but I wouldn't go out of my way.
Peter Jordan: A bit hypothetical - but at my age - no.
Rob: Come to Austin.' We'll see. I'm up for it.
Jodi Denberg: Noted. I'll give this to Trudi.
Steve Morris: Nope.
Julie Beasley: Noted.
Al Maddox: Thank you, Al.
Gaz Stoker: I rated Ronnie Lane highly. There's a great DVD out on Eagle Vision called 'The Passing Show.' Get it if you haven't already.
Pat is into 'Dead Man Walking' at the moment. Yes, I'm a big Leon Russell fan too.
Paul Stirk: New one's happening.
Bobby Balloch: Sorry about that!
Ray Waters: Essential listening. Thank you.
Kevin Pugh: Great band.
Matt Wait: Sorry, we don't do that, but tell him you've been chatting to me and I say you're alright!
Colum Thornton: We'll try - we'll try ..
Keith: It might have been 'I Need Your Love'. There was a spell there where Robbie Alter was playng lead (great guitar player). I think the tracks on 'Short Back 'n' Sides'. Yes, that's Mick's wife, Susie, who is working on a Ronson documentary.
Rich Michi: No release date as of yet.
Pete: Never been down under.
Bucks Burnett: 'Will Ian Hunter ever reunite??' That's good that is.
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