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Jeff Williams: Great stuff. Grew up on a bit of it. Louis Jordan's generally credited with the beginning of R.R. (i.e. slightly heavier snare).
Johathan Cullinane: Was Guy Stevens a massive Arsenal fan? If he was, he never got me any tickets. 'The Gooners'? Do you mean 'The Goonies'? Preferred Monty Python.
Jem says UK duo Shelleyan Orphan like my stuff. 'Jess Roden sang on 'Wildlife' and you sang on Bronco's 'Ace of Sunlight' was there a mutual respect or was it the Island connection?' Both. Great singer.
Pee Jay: 'When can we hear the new tracks?' When it come out. 'Royalties - how do you know you're not getting ripped off?' We have ways!
Rob: I have a photo downstairs of us playing the Liverpool Stadium (no you can't have it). I remember the smell! It was a regular boxing/wrestling arena and the dressing rooms were a bit on the tangy side. Great gig - as are all gigs in Liverpool. It's the people.
Andy Allison: Thank you, Andy.
Mark O'Reilley says the MTH gig at the auditorium in Chicago was the best gig he ever saw - and he sets up shows for a living. Nice one.
Keith Nickless: Thank you, Keith.
Joe S.: How nice of you to come up with all these titles - but it's already titled.
Mike Costanzo: 'Do you drive both in the U.S. and in the U.K. and is it hard/easy switching sides?' Sure I've driven all over. Takes about ten minutes to figure it out. Just don't hit anything. Trudi drives in the U.K. now. We're usually in London and it's a bit too much for me, but I did it for years.
Jeffrey: It has been a bit up and down, hasn't it. I still go out and dig alleyways when it snows. Actually, Christmas Day was beautiful here - and then the power went out - twice. It was OK in the end.
Paul Kennett: You just never know.
Tom McGarry: Fine!
Oo'er Wullie: Same to you, mate.
Mike Dvorkin: 1) Sid Vicious. 2) I'm OK with the shuffle version. Get to it.
Chris Steele: It's whatever you feel like doing at any given time. That's how I've always approached it.
Judi Wright: So you finally figured it all out. Welcome back!
J.W.: 'Can I have more music, please?' Yes, in a minute. 'How much for a gig in Missouri?' It's not up to me and kind of involves agent but it's pretty up there.
Bill C: 'YUI ORTA - why heavy drum mixes?' Felt good at the time.
Todd Segaer: Toronto's fine with me - but it costs a certain amount to put it together. If a promoter comes up with it - we'll be there. New album soon.
Kevin Ewing: 'So, I finally got around to 'Strings Attached' (as it's up on Rhapsody with some other gems). All this time I thought - since it had strings - it would be some wrong-headed syrupy old age embarrassment. Go figure, it fairly broke my heart you bastard. And S.H. almost perfect. What the hell? And that 'Ian Ball' video - hilarious - I want a keychain. Don't you know you're supposed to be crapping in your shorts and feeding the pigeons by now? Gimme the new one quick and don't get cocky.' Like it. Like it.
Vincent Tarantino: Vegas is OK, but getting the right venue is not easy.
Neal Alhadeff: Doubt it. Saw a bit of James Taylor - very intelligent. Another non-listener.
Mike Ward: Met him once; charming man. Opened all the doors at the BBC for Trudi (and there's a few of them). Was that the night Debbie and co. popped up? Thanks for your message; the office will contact you.
Bruce Stein: Easiest guitar and the simplest guitar to play, and it sounds great and it doesn't weigh half a ton. I have a couple of '55's. Trouble is their worth a few bob and I don't trust airports.
Irina: I know Lynn Goldsmith, but I don't remember this. Was Ronson involved? He might have been.
Edd Havens: Thanks, Edd.
Dean (CA): Thanks for the title. If I ever do another book, I'll bear that in mind.
Hope Campbell: Why is there a 'p' in Campbell? Good luck with Gabriel!
Bill K.: I'm not sorry about Bush - he helped get Obama elected. I think we will see a difference, but we will have to give him time. This is an almighty mess. By the way, Eddie Izzard should be Prime Minister of the U.K. - and as soon as possible!
Larry Woodside: Same to you and yours, Larry.
Chris Miller: Played there twice. Good gig.
Bill Thompson: 'How can I find the chords to 'God Take 1'?' It's easy - once you've got one verse and one chorus it just repeats. Easier in open G, but easy in concert, too. Play along.
Mark F: We still haven't decided how to do the acoustic album, but we will soon.
Ian: 'Just read an interview with Keef. He says Connecticut reminds him so much of England he's started to drive on the left.' Still at it.
David Maile: 'What's your opinion on bands reforming? A. love; B. money; C. obligation (to fan base); D. no comment? Every band that reforms does it for various reasons. I can only speak for me. I'd do it if I felt like doing it. If I didn't feel like doing it - then I wouldn't.
Clyde Hartman: Once did a gig at the Spectrum - it went really well. We're in the dressing room after the show talking about how great the stage sound had been when somebody came in and informed us the front sound had been off the entire show. God knows what the audience must have thought - that was a big venue.
Irina: Thank you for that. Have a great New Year.
Mark Hughes: Thanks, Mark - same to you.
Wheeler: Thank you.
Kenwood: Do you have any favourite pubs in London? Not really - pretty much Kensington when we're there.
Marco: Think they're pretty much gone by now.
Frank Ehnle: Same to you Frank.
Rik Goward: Noted; Thanks.
Les Taylor: Haven't a clue at the moment, Les.
Paul Cavani: Thanks, Paul.
Nancy: When I wrote 'All of the Good Ones' it was at a rehearsal and I forgot to get the groove on tape. Never found the groove until the Oslo string concert. One version was too fast and the other too slow. I prefer the slow one too.
Kellianne: 'Rain' was about my mates and me in Northampton back in the day.
Howard Chapman: Like I say - it's not down to moi.
Chris Miller says he has my book signed by Gary Newman. Makes a change.
Rick Graves: Re: Cleveland Rocks on an ice-skating special on NBC Christmas Day. Trudi's friend, Iona, rang from Florida so we saw the last bit. Very nice - Cleveland Pops.
Ed Email: Luther and me used to mock battle for the middle mike. Sometimes we'd kick lockers in the dressing rooms and the press thought we were fighting. We were young and daft - what can I tell yah!
So - Happy New Year Y'all. Let's see what happens this year. Good luck with the work situation and we'll do it the first of the month from now on. Can't think why we didn't before. Sorry to those I missed but there were a lot.