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Chris Hartman: 'You're well is still fresh.'
Keith Nickless: 'Have you ever met Lemmy?' Actually Lemmy sent one of his chaps over to ask me if I would meet him at one of the Classic Rock Award shows.
Gary Sawruk enjoyed the Towne Crier.
Jeff Williams: Much appreciated and thank you for your service.
Stuart Tichenor: 'My favourite MTH tune is 'Whizz Kid'. What's an atomite?' Poetic license, dear boy. Poetic license.
John ORourke: Going to LA
Tim Shea: 'Narrows in Fall River was fantastic - CD? DVD? Our wives can't believe that show was as good as we were saying.' That particular show is just the three of us so it's just that - a gig - no CD or DVD. There's probably stuff on U-tube, but it's not the same - is it?
John Matranga; Hope you made it.
Cyrinda: 'I recently purchased some of your back catalogue releases to give as presents this year. Got them on eBay. One, 'Shrunken Heads', originated from China. I was sure I was being ripped off when I bought it fearing it wouldn't make it to the U.S. I was shocked that it did arrive, and, in a shrink wrap with the appropriate adhesive bar code stickers. In addition, it had Best Buy big box store labels on it with all the cash register bar coding - retail $14.99. Does all this stuff come from China presently? Was Best Buy bootlegging their own CD department?' You bring up several interesting points. One is - labels aren't very honest.
Shugster: 'Write a Christmas single!!' I would if I could!
Ted Hennig: 'Any chance of the Midwest after California?' Perhaps later in the year, I really don't know at this point.
John O'Rourke: When putting tracks together on albums you have to balance the speeds. Both these tracks are slow and would render 'MO' top heavy on the slow side. A criticism of 'MO' was that it needed another rocker towards the end of the set to balance it anyway.
Bryan traveled from San Diego to London for the Chapel show and it was every bit worth the trip. Amazing venue - and an amazing evening of music. The trip to LA's a piece of cake! Thanks for kicking off 2011 in style.
Glen Forsyth: Another Australian invite. We'll see!
Seth Purvin: Happy Birthday!!
Sheila St. John: We'll be there (weather permitting this end!).
Howard Chapman: 'Great show on the 19th at the Towne Crier.'
Mark F: You've got it right - it's numbers.
Alan in Kent WA - It's gotta have feel.
Verne: 'Amazon has a CD called 'Live in London' that has a release date of 2010 - Do you know anything about this?' No, I'll tell the wife. [Sounds like yet another re-release of the Astoria live show on Secret - Trudi]
Sheri: Any New York dates coming up? Perhaps one in the spring.
Scott A. Trapani: If the south will have me I will have the south.
Susan: 'No questions, just thanks. I saw four shows in three months in NY - each one better than the last - if that is possible. My fave - sitting down front at the Towne Crier; it was like sitting in someone's living room listening to you guys at a private session. Loved Tracie too. Thanks - thanks - keep it comin'' (Smirk III)
Irina: Same to you, Irina. How's the weather? Wullie: Hoots man - same to you!
Dennis: I'm thinking more strings at the moment, but you never know.
John Dachik: I've always loved gospel. I love gospel piano playing - Leon Russell - the late Richard Tee play that way; and the singing is incredible. I love gospel - just can't sing it! But, hey, like I said above - feel. Musically astute people always get it if you mean it.
Karin: Nah, once it's done - it's done. To me, gigs are just that - a night in the life. I have no interest in watching myself. In fact, I just don't like watching myself. It's done - it's gone - next!!
Chris Miller: 'Great shows again in 2010 - looking forward to seeing you in 2011. Andrea and I got married five years ago and your version of 'Berkeley Square' was our wedding song.' Nice one.
Richie Cornacchio: 'Happy to say I was at all of your North East shows. First saw you in 1971 at the Fillmore East - went home and became quite good at bass and songwriting - and wearing shades! As I sat at the Towne Crier show - that feeling was still there. Thank you for keeping that feeling alive.' (smirk IV!)
Tom Crolly: 'Great job Sunday at the Towne Crier. I really like Tracie's songs, and she has a lovely voice.'
Jody: 'Just read a glowing review of your Fall River, MA show at the Narrows. Would love to see you in Northampton - a great town in Western MA with an active music scene.' Promoters just have to contact Frank Riley at High Road Touring.
Liz K: Same to you.
Dave Griffiths MBE: 'Last evening the Ronnie Corbett tribute show used 'Memphis' as backing music!' Bizarre - but I do like Ronnie Corbett.
Kevin Keller drove up from Ohio to see the Town Crier show on December 19th. I know many of you fans come to hear the old songs and that can be frustrating for an artist trying to play the newer stuff. I love everything you do, but I listened to 'MO' a few times and it didn't immediately strike me. I am really glad you played so much of 'MO' at the Towne Crier because it made me take another look at it. The more I hear it - the more I like it. So, from this fan's perspective, keep playing the new stuff even if it does piss off half the crowd. Hearing it live and perhaps seeing you perform it, visually, caused me to connect with the material. Most artists have a short shelf life, for you to still be doing good stuff 40 years later is truly a gift for fans. Thanks for maintaining the passion.' Oh, I don't think half the crowd - maybe 20%! (smirk V)
Paul Kosonen: I'll get Trudi to give you the address. [Publisher is IMP www.impbooks.com ]
Andrew Field: They do indeed, Andrew.
Geoff Spurrier: No problem.
Tania Tania from Russia: All I can tell you, Tania, is that I never did have drugs and I'm still playing regularly - and I'm 71. Hope this is of some help.
John: 'Come to Hull!'
Pat: Just finished Keith's book. Great tale - wouldn't want to be in it.
Robert Brown: When you're the opening act, you've not got the luxury of time. I hope you and your daughter get to see a proper show one of these days.
Graham Isaac: Another Aussie invitation!
Buck Stanley: I say it in the song; got the idea from a plaque on a hotel wall in Agora Hills.
Ray Waters: Nothing as of yet. Check this site now and again.
Chris: The unofficial estimate is around 15% of our audience travel with us.
Steve Karmazin: 1) 'Ships' took 6 years. Had the verse and the bridge, but no chorus. Sometimes it pays to wait. 2) I didn't mean YUI lacked personality, what I meant was the sound lacked personality. It was just a good sound, but didn't sound like us. 3) Can't remember, but I think so.
Seth Purvin winds it up with 'A Happy New year' which a lot of you did and the same to all of you. So , let's see what happens next!