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JJT: I'm no long with those people, but they do have my address and should have been passed on.
Tom McGarry: There's a date penciled in next March.
Christopher: 'Philly?' You know I love Philly, but it's difficult at the moment.
Hot Tub Mike: 'Let's go Ian - we're not getting any younger!!' That's why I'm staying home for a bit.
Karl: First off - I don't even think about the people you mention - let alone discuss them. I'm talkin' about people who are good - I just don't feel qualified to judge other people's work - in my neck of the woods. My name is Hunter - that's my middle name. My surname is Patterson, so your chap was right and my Dad was a copper so he was right squared. Glad your missus is going up in the world!
Edward Shirley: Didn't matter which side you sat!
Steve/Tulsa: They'll be one. When it's right.
John Caswell: 'Just got MTH Live CD. FANTASTIC.' (I haven't heard it yet!)
Graeme: 'MO is really excellent. Keep up the good work. Fraid you're not allowed to retire.'
Kevsta: 'No plans to retire yet? I hope not! Looking forward to next solo tour - Hammersmith, 30 years on, was just as good, and just as powerful!'
Ritchie Cornacchio: Thanks, Ritchie. The guy I'm with says he waited 17 years to get the gig, so he's not about to let up any time soon!
Seth Purvin: 'What's more important to you - a fan base so true that they would walk on water for you (or at least across it), or getting your just due in the R & R Hall of Fame.' I'll take the first one and don't forget, we're already in the 'Mojo' Hall of Fame - and we're quite happy with that, thank you. Isn't it all a bit of a racket?
Geoff Bryant loves 'Man Overboard'.
Chris Nelson loves 'Man Overboard'.
Matt: 'Just read 'Reflections of a Rock Star'. I was wondering when MTH first came to the States were you received well? What did you think of the music scene here as opposed to what you thought it would be like?' Well people had only just heard about us so attendance could be low - but the reaction was always great. I can't remember us ever dying on stage and I've seen a lot of bands die - including ones who were supposed to be cool. Favourite places would be Detroit - Philly - Milwaukee - LA - Memphis and, of course, Cleveland. We thought all American bands sounded the same. I'm sure they didn't but we thought they did. They'd play 12 in a row on the radio and we didn't know who was what. Played on some big bills. Opened for a lot of people, but we always did OK and then it went from there.
Bucks Burnett: 'Hey, Ian, what time is it?' Ten after four and my wrist is killing me.
Julian - 'Win It All'. Exactly. Good luck to your family.
Sarah Gill: I might go March, but I don't know for sure yet. Can't vote - resident alien - It would have been Obama though - 100%.
Geoff Pearson: We did meet around '81-'82 after that I'd seen Mick and Phally, but not the other two until a few weeks before the gigs.
Pat: 'Congrats on wonderful Mott reviews (Mojo, Uncut). I think Lennon said upon hearing Elvis the first time his world went from black and white to technicolor. Do you remember that moment in your life?' Off the cuff, probably hearing 'Whole Lotta Shakin' by Jerry Lee Lewis.
Keith Isaacson: 'Can Ian sing at my house for my wife's 50?' It's expensive and a bit of a schlep, so I wouldn't be over hopeful - but Happy Birthday Mrs. Isaacson!
Dirk: My Dad.
Kim Fletcher: 'Flew in from Thailand for MTH. Would have been happy if the band had just turned up - being sensational was a superb bonus. Thanks for the holiday of a lifetime.' Cheers.
Bill C - I always find the best memories are forgotten.
Joejo - How nice! Thanks you.
Jan ten Boom: 'Stunning - especially Friday.'
Seth Purvin: 'We don't stop playing because we get old - we get old, because we stop playing.' Ben Franklin
Bill: 'After 40 years - when you were on stage - what was going through your mind?' Well we rehearsed that particular show for a number of days, even so: a) you're trying to do your best vocally and b) you're trying to remember the words, c) the beginnings and d) then endings e) who's doing what f) if I go there am I gonna bump into him etc, etc. It's a lot of stuff, but you get use to it.
Mike Tedesco: Congrats. No problem with a G.R.
Tom McGarry: No - not at all. It was to be strictly the original. We didn't do RIP.
Mark F - I don't have much time for U-tube.
Bill Sachs was deeply moved by 'Shrunken Heads' and 'Man Overboard'. Thank you.
Michael: They were reverse hoovers put together by Roger Ruskin Spear of the Bonzo's. I don't know what happened to them.
Donald Mease: Bit of a mouthful Don, but I'm glad you had a good time.
Edward Shirley: 'I never like a new Ian Hunter album. I listen to them and think, bloody hell, is that all there is. Then over the next few weeks they grow on me, and instead, I'm thinking - this is feckin brilliant. How do you do it?' I know this is a pretty common problem people have with me. I wish I could do it differently, but it just seems to be the way it is. It's annoying because I'm sure I lose a lot of casual listeners this way. I guess it just takes repeated listening and a lot of people won't do that.
Peejay: 'So - now you've done both - which do you prefer - IH and the Rant Band - or MTH?' What a horrid little question. Mind your beeswax!
Dave Donner: No, I'm not, but any part of 'Like a Rolling Stone' is a friend of mine.
Charile: Another book? When I feel so moved!
Tony Day: Glasgow SEC Big place that. We just got the Tartan Clef Award; a most enjoyable weekend.
Paul Cavani saw Darrell with Trash Mavericks - says both bands were good.
Bill Martino: Noddy always says we were pivotal in the forming of Slade. We played Wolverhampton and they all came and Noddy said, 'If they can do it - anybody can.' And they did.
Kelly: Time flies…xxxx
Keith Lloyd: Too many chords.
Chris Roberts: 'Addicted to Love' and 'Like a Rolling Stone'
Ian McLeod: Something like 'You didn't download MO for free' Can't remember exactly - something daft.
Fiona: Sorry, but I got this too late. Been and gone.
Jeff S.: That's what it's all about.
Staale Einarsen: 'Great reviews on Rant, SH and MO. Overwhelming success and reviews for MTH. How is it to be on a winning team?' Well, the Mott thing is in the process of being sorted and I'm distinctly unsorted. Things are not always as they seem. Musically, I'm having a ball, but it's so hard to get good help these days.
Andy Grindle: Glad you enjoyed Andy, but we don't do autographs on this site. Sorry.
John: There is a distinct chance I'll be coming there.
Dave Hancox: Nature will take its course. That's what I think.
Peter Jordan: Optimism is great; mindless optimism is pathetic. Pretty hard to be real these days. Too many reality shows and a lot of dead people walking about.
Smiffy: Our first Christmassy thing! He's expecting 'Man Overboard' from Father Christmas.
Bill Adair: I'm not a money chap so I don't really delve - that's Trudi's department (but I don't like the sound of that squeal). Are they all like that?
Sherry: So, I'll take that as a yes then!
Paul: Welcome aboard.
Joan McHugh: Och away wi yee!
Gerry Schaftenberger: Noted.
Wullie: I can't remember much either!
Sue Vaughn: LA? You know that state government out there is really messed up. Every time we gig there we have to go through this pantomime and it's all over 100 bucks. You've got to pay accountants to deal with it and it's all rather silly. Even when you've paid it- they still say you haven't. Tell Arnie to step it up a bit. Enough is enough!!
Paul Duggan: 'You will never realize the enormity of what the concerts in London and Wales were. Who needs governments?' Amen.
Doug Handy: 'MTH and IH. Story has been an inspiration for me for over three decades. What's next?' I was thinking of joining the Foreign Legion. They're French you know.
Anna: 'Cleveland could rock again - if you were to do a show here.' Clever girl.
Michael Bussett: Be well.
Be well - all of us - including all the people I didn't answer because they basically said the same things that I'd already answered. I know the chaps in MTH have a look now and again and I'm sure they'll be very happy with everything you lot are saying about us. Be patient. It takes a while to sort things out - other than the music - but we are in the process - and hopefully there will be a positive outcome. When I know something for sure - I'll pass it on.