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Patrick Casey: Hope you got in - only just received this email.
Tomboi: All checks payable to Barack!!
Stephen: 'What memories do you have of 'All of the Good Ones Are Taken' video?' Shot in New York. The big guy owned a pet shop. Up for an award on the very first MTV video award show. Didn't get it. Ho Hum.
Glenn: Sweet Savage Grace (Morrissey loved that line).
Vince Tarantino: Check this sight elsewhere for two LA dates and one in San Francisco.
Kevin Amberson: 'Philly any time soon?' Perhaps next spring, we'll keep you posted on this site.
Frank: Looking forward to the Highline. My, I am late with this issue. Says I make grown men cry. Sorry about that.
John McMillan: 'Why was 'Whizz Kid' not done with the MTH reunion?' No particular reason. As far as I can remember somebody asked me to do a set list - I sent it out, and everybody made a couple of changes. 'Whizz Kid' just never came up. I have done it live - in Canada with Roy Young's band.
Chip 'n' Patty: Sorry we didn't meet; hope you enjoyed it. We did. The dressing room was in another place entirely. Next time ask someone to get Trudi.
Phil Smith took Annie (his sister) to Bristol. 'Superb'. Annie saw Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, The Platters and Eddie Cochran on his last gig. I saw Buddy Holly and the Platters. I also saw Little Richard, Brenda Lee, Sam Cooke - in their prime. Good times. Sorry, we don't do photos or autographs on this site.
Drew H. 'Who did you write 'Bastard' about?' Mind your beeswax. 'Who did you write 'Lisa likes Rock 'n' Roll' about?' Lisa Ronson.
'Was your father in the UK military?' My father wound up a captain (non-commissioned); he was in Sicily and Italy towards the end of the war. After the war he was in the police force (mainly C.I.D.) for 20 years and finished up in M.I. 5.
'Any stateside plans for 2011?' We'll look at them as they come in.
Sue Kimble: Re: 'Irene Wilde': I think every young chap worshipped some girl from afar at some time in their lives. This was mine!
Tom: 'If 'Cleveland Rocks' how can we get Mr. Hunter to play here?' Working on it.
Bob Knospe: 'Just wondering what's in the set in November.' Well, now it's December 1st - so you know!! Hope you enjoyed.
Neil Holmes: 'Did you choose Scarborough or was it chosen for you?' I didn't fancy going straight into Manchester without a warm up gig. Scarborough wanted it so we did it and we had a grand time. Hotel overlooking the sea. Lovely. 'Did you ever go there for a holiday?' Trudi and I holidayed once in Robin Hood Bay. It's beautiful round there. I have no news on Mick's documentary at the moment. The last time I saw Susie she'd just got extra funding so she could add more to it.
Tom McGary: 'How would your relationship with Ronson have developed had Bowie not broken up the Spiders? Would it have come about anyway?' I've no idea. I would imagine we would have become friends, but I would have thought his first loyalty would have been to David. Who knows? I think financially that whole situation was coming to a head sooner or later anyway. How long can you hypnotize somebody?
Mike O'Hara: 'Great gig at Bristol - you were on top form despite the cold. Why did you think no one would know 'Girl From the Office'?' Well, the CD (unbeknownst to me at the time) was only sold as an import in the UK by New West (brilliant move - thanks a lot). So outside of my hard core followers I thought no one would know it. I was wrong!
Rick Graves: 'I think everybody knows your catch phrase, 'hit me'. Where does that come from?' I'm just inviting one of the guys to show me his stuff at a certain point in a song - hit me - impress me - knock me out - that's all that is. I didn't really know it was noticeable.
Anton Tibbe: Hope you enjoyed! We're running late at the moment owing to unforeseen circumstances.
Jeffrey: Wishing Wullie a Happy Birthday - same here Willie - even though it was November 7th!!
Frank: I would have signed it had I seen you. Sorry about that.
Jim Joseph: So far - so good.
Lita wanted 'Berkley Square' and 'Somewhere' at the Highline. Probably did one of them. 'Anything you do will be appreciated.' Well, that's all right then.
Doug Lighthall: 'On the look out for 'Alice'.' It'll probably make an appearance one of these days. There's a lot of back catalog - can't do everything.
Chris Hartman wants me on American TV/ I don't.
Pat: Don't know where that came from - not from me. Woulda been fun though.
John Huffman: Another 'Alice' fan.
Rick Goward: You keep comin' - I'll keep rockin'.
Pat: 'Ian and Trudi - congratulations on your Anniversary!! From the Knees of My Heart!!!! Thank you.
Keith Hollinshed: I stand corrected, but still feel obligated. Bit of both I guess - is a fair assessment. 'Have you read Keith Richard's bio - get writing!' No, I haven't read it yet. I bought it and Trudi's reading it.
Diane Smith: 'Congratulations to you and Trudi on 38 years of marriage!'! That a great accomplishment! You both deserve a lot of credit since the business has its ups and downs. My husband and I are going to the Highline tonight. Can't wait.' Thank you - and hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Mickey Boyle: 'Attended Milton Keynes and the Union Chapel in London. Brilliant shows - absolutely loved it. My question is about the filming at the Union Chapel - is it for a DVD or TV release?' Initially, it was for German TV. We'll see where it takes us. Certain re-recording restrictions apply until December so it can't be shown until that's out of the way. I'm told it is very good, but I haven't seen it yet.
Trey Patterson says he owns a third Maltese Cross (Joe and I have the other two). He tells me it was made in Burnley (not Bolton as I said in Scarborough)by one, Dave Meganitty. Well Dave, sorry about the Bolton gaffe. Joe did tell me Burnley, so I got it wrong. I have to agree with Trey - great guitar - unlike the Thomas original it plays as good as it looks. I love the sound of it. Kind of like a junior only slightly heavier. Dave's at: davemegmusic.co.uk if anybody's interested.
Tom L: ' 'Boy' at the Tabernacle would be great.' I think we did it.
Sue Wells: 'Saw you in Birmingham - great night. Good to se Ralpher. Did you know MTH was one of the specialist categories on Mastermind in the UK tonight? The guy got all 18 questions correctly - I got 10!! Happy Christmas!!' Hi Sue, Mick got up in Bristol as well. Stan turned up with Ritchie, Phil and Martin Chambers. Lots of fun.
Verne: Thank You.
Pat: 'Really enjoyed the Highline. Favorite for me and a coworker who'd never heard the song before, 'Girl From the Office'. See, there's a 'Girl from the office' where we work. Other mixed reviews. Waitress rubbing her temples, men's room attendant, 'I like this music.' What were you doing in the men's room?
John Araujo is going to Fall River on December 11th. 'Think you could play 'It Aint Easy When You Fall'? If that doesn't work - no biggie. Good Portuguese Restaurants in FR. Been with you for 30 years.' Thanks, and we'll see.
Mike Riley: 'Just read last month's column - you're the best!'
James Grey: 'Fan since MTH Live came out in the 70's. Also, 'Girl From the Office' is another gem. Please include San Diego on the West Coast.' We tried, but it doesn't work financially. LA's the nearest.
Mm lynch: 'Thanks for an unforgettable night in Scarborough.'
Jay Tashjian: I got this and listened to it. Some of it's really good. Groves are solid - guitarist knows how to play - singer a tad Elvisey. Good solid bass. Well done chaps!!
Jeff Scott: Did I know Ronnie Lane? No, never met Ronnie.
Bill C: Yes, It's fun - in spite of the economic situation we're actually improving - arse backward - that's me.
Kellianne Flynn: 'Once again you dropped my jaw at the New Hope, PA show. I was with my brothers and their close friends as usual. 'Sea Diver', 'Life After Death', 'Irene Wilde' - teaser of 'Win It All' - elated to hear all of it.' We had a great time.
Frank: 'Great time in New York as always and another killer show at the Highline - first time since Ringo at Billy Bobs. Caught the Million Dollar quartet the next night - that too was incredible. Have you had a chance to see it?' Not yet.
Tom L: 'Not a question - what a wonderful show at the the Tabernacle. Well worth the 4 ½ hour drive from D.C. (Northern Virginia) for the show. As always you RLF.'
Lynn: 'No question this time, just wanted to say GREAT gig at the Highline! Definitely different from the Danbury show, but just as awesome. LOVED 'Girl From the Office (that was me you know in days gone by!). I totally impressed a young man next to me by knowing all the words. He sang the chorus with me, but went home (alas) without me! Will try to drag T-Bone and Carol with me to the Pawling gig.'
Stay tuned for Part 2.