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Gaz Taylor: 'Coming over for the Winery gig - what's the weather going to be like?' How do I know?
Terri: Hope you all enjoy.
Delia: 'Do you think Mick Ronson got a bad deal?' With regard to what?
Anton: 'Thank you for coming to Finland.' Thanks for having me.
Andy Gadd: I don't remember signing while mowing!! Actually, I stopped mowing years ago. Chaps do it now. Never had a conversation with Jim Morrison. The offer came through an agency.
Gordon: I'm enthused by your enthusiasm - unfortunately, your local promoters don't share our excitement!!
Michael Cox: Thanks for the information; enjoy the show. I'll have to google him up.
Ian Merryweather. You are right.
Hal: 'Ever play Letterman?' Yup.
Pat: 'Have you seen 'Crazy Heart' yet. No, but I will. I've always like that guy.
Geoff Bryant: Economics, dear boy - economics. We have actually done AAAB in England and Europe with the 'Rant Band'. Not listed at the present time.
Ed O'Neill: 'Ever played the Tull show in Miami before?' Don't think so.
Laurent: Mostly new stuff on this tour.
Craig Russell: 'Cleveland.'
David Newton: Shocking indeed!
Beth Khoury: He isn't finished by a long chalk. Told you he was - is - and will be - special.
Peter Jordan: Don't blame me!!
Tammy Holt: 'When are you coming back to Nashville?' Dunno.
John Leece: I was reading the music section of the English Sunday Times and I read about them playing. I loved the original band - there's a subversiveness about them - so I rang my English agent and asked him to approach them. I'm glad they agreed; should be fun. Roger Ruskin Spear was the guy who made the exploding puppets for MTH on Broadway - they were reversed vacuum cleaners (I think).
Linda Baum: No idea.
Dan Sebald: 'I was just reading Andy Robert's web site and noticed he's opening for you at the Barbican on May 2nd. That's Andy Roberts! I consider Andy one of the most versatile string players in the business - and a great songwriter. It's an honor to have him on the same bill. Would you consider doing a couple of numbers with Andy at the end of his set? Maybe you could each pick one of the others songs and duet vocals. You'd sound great singing 'Bluebird Morning'. I bet Andy could do a great version of 'The Outsider' on mandolin. Whoops. Sorry - Andy's with the Bonzos. Nix the Robert/Hunter idea!' Well, there we are.
Keith Nickless: Charlie was responsible for the release of 'Diary of a Rock Star'. He will be sorely missed.
Verne: Once - yeah!! Twice - yeah! Thrice ye - ad nauseum…
Wynn Kapit: 'New Orleans?'
Stale Tonning: It's being sorted for the fall. Say hi to Bjorn. Sounds like Torstein's birthday will be great fun . Such a tasteful musician. One of these days!!!
Jeff Scott: 'What kind of high end components do you have in your home entertainment system?' There's a big TV stuck on the wall and numerous speakers dotted about. Some chap comes round and fixes it now and again. To tell you the truth, I can't be bothered with all this stuff. If anything goes wrong with it - I'm lost.
Ken Moore: I'm up for it.
Kellianne Flynn: Sorry Bridget can't make it. Enjoy.
David Maile: Some stuff's timeless. That's what we all aim for - timelessness.
Edward: Don't think I ever met Alex Chilton.
Peejay: 'Bastard' is not on the list. Don't holiday much.
Tony Day: MTH are NOT doing High Voltage.
Nick Pavlakovic: Don't get that many offers and when we do they're far apart and don't make sense economically.
Ed Davis: If you had the chance to do something new - instead of repeating yourself over and over - wouldn't you do it?
Kevin (Newcastle): You might have a point there.
Pat: 'Is Ringo a MTH fan?' I don't really know - never asked. He's pretty generous in his regard for other bands.
Bob Peterson: 'Being in my 60's, I have hundreds of vinyl, and hundreds of CDs too. Just want you to know MTH is in my top five of all time.' Thanks you!
Finally, an April Fool's day spoof for MTH/IH fans by Gerard York. 'The members of the re-united 70s band Mott the Hoople are working on a Christmas album - following once again in the footsteps of the legendary folk/rock singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (who released 'Christmas in the Heart' in 2009), The new Mott the Hoople recording - tentatively entitled '…Your Own Santa Claus'- is the band's first new studio album since 1974's 'The Hoople.' Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Overend Watts, Verden Allen and Dale Griffin have been working with drummers Martin Chambers of the Pretenders and Simon Kirke, Ralphs' Bad Company bandmate. The band played a series of widely acclaimed reunion concerts in the UK last fall. The recording offers a punk-Dickensian Christmas for all. Hunter performs a duet with Chrissie Hynde on 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,'with some nice, liquid licks from Mick Ralphs balancing the vocals. Overend Watts turns the Chuck Berry standard 'Run Rudolph Run' into a romp complete with Hunter's barrelhouse piano. Verden Allen's sweeping Hammond organ enlivens 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing' and 'The First Noel.' Hunter has never sounded more genuinely in his cups, with barstool charm, in 'I'll Be Home For Christmas.' Allen's brooding organ presence turns 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' into an almost mystical, Celtic-like piece, with a haunting vocal from Hunter reminiscent of 'Waterlow' from the 1971 Mott the Hoople album 'Wildlife.' The ailing Griffin contributes snare drum rolls to 'Little Drummer Boy.'A release date for the recording has not been announced, but tentative plans are being made for another series of Mott the Hoople concerts at the HMV Apollo in London in November or December to give the new material a live debut. Allen John, Uncutt ' I repeat - this is a spoof for April Fool's Day. By Gerard York (the naughty chap.)
P.S. Just dawned on me that next HM will be late owing to my being busy with the Rant Band. I'll catch up when I can.