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Kirk: 'Your enthusiasm is infectious and your music is wonderful. Any wise words for the rest of us, mate?' Keep truckin'
Francis L: Andy Mackay played sax on 'Memphis'. Never came across Keith Richards' 'Wingless Angels' - great title.
Seth Purvin: Sometimes songs don't suit the prevailing winds. Sometimes they get put on the back burner and sometimes they get lost.
Ben wants 'Waterlow ' in Milwaukee. We'll see.
Mike Costanzo: 'Your views on festivals?' I've been on a few but I've never gone to one as a spectator. It's a crapshoot. More so in the old days when PA's were dodgier. The money is usually good - but I prefer small places.
Doug Monka: Thanks for the offer, Doug, but I don't get time off when I'm touring. Be well!
George Saadi: Steve (Popovich) was a true great and the funeral sounds like what he would have loved. He tried to get me into polkas but I wasn't having any. The music world is a little smaller and dimmer without his presence. He should have a statue.
Julian: 'We're coming to New York in December - any chance you'll be playing then?' You never know, but I doubt it.
Jim Tuyls: A Verve Aliquot (vintage or not) girls like rose. For parties I get a Spanish Cava like Crestline.
Yucca Flats: 'Great you're playing Boston. Loved your last show at the Narrow's Fall River. In the Horse's Mouth you said you would have Michael Canine play you - I heard his voice in my head when I read 'Diary of a Rock Star' '.
Kerri Fraser: 'Do 'American Music' at the Winery.' We'll see.
Carla Rawson: 'Can't wait for Milwaukee.' Welcome aboard.
Neil: 'I saw you at the Paradise in Boston in 1979. One of the lens' fell out and you had to borrow a pair. It was a great show.' Don't you hate it when that happens?
David Rams haw: I have no recollection of this (but then again I have no recollection of a lot of things). No idea about the 'Midnight Lady' mixes either.
Jamey Todd: I write lyrics seven days a week. I walk and lyrics come to me. I used to smoke; the walking is better. It's just a question of getting into the habit. Strengthening the songwriting muscle. I usually wind up with oceans of stuff for each song and then I'll start to précis - what's applicable - what's vivid -what's odd - what's funny etc. Then again, sometimes it's all over in a couple of hours; that's the best way. It's magic, though. I don't cheat. It's getting the idea that's the hard bit.
Ian McClenghan: I had a mate, Dennis Elliott who lived near here. It's so different from New York State. Horse country - Surrey - only less expensive - somewhat larger and perhaps a little greener.
David: M.C. Bosch - guitar; James Mastro - guitar; Andy Burton - keys; Paul Page - bass; Steve Holley - drums.
Richie Cornacchio: I'm open to suggestions regarding doing older songs. Doesn't mean I'll do them, but I'm open to suggestions.
Lee Martin: 'Speaking of Wisconsin, we have two seasons here - winter and road construction. If you're driving, please bear that in mind.' Thanks.
John Caswell: I only worked with Clarence once and it was in a studio situation so we never really had a chance to chat, but I saw him a few times with Bruce and the band and I also saw him solo. Gorgeous tone - so rich - and I always thought the Boss used him intelligently live. Just when you forgot he was there in he came with that monster sound and it got the old spine tingling. My condolences to all concerned - he's irreplaceable to my mind.
Judy Laster: I will pass this on and you'll be hearing from them soon.
Mark Hughes: Happy Father's Day!!!
Dave Drew: You still never know.
Joe S: Not a problem!
Bob Johnson: 'Any chance of 'Standing in My Light' or 'Life After Death' in Boston?' Wait 'n' see!
Matt Parish: 'Dylan questions - fav album?' All but a few. 'Has Bob ever let you know what his favourite record of your is?' Nope - but he did play 'Memphis' on his radio show. 'Do you wanna share a cab to Jones beach?' Bit of a schlep.
Phil (St. Louis) 3 or 4 of the guys will be with me on the acoustic shows. I like the company.
David Snow: 'What is your favourite city in the U.S. to perform?' You want to get me in trouble?
Richard Marino wants 'Advice to A Friend' at the Winery. I don't even remember how that one goes.
Matt Parish: 'How did your duet with Genya Raven come about?' Ronno and I were working downstairs at Media Sound on West 57th Street (It's no longer there). Genya was upstairs making a record. She asked Mick to play on 'Junkman' and mentioned to him she was waiting for Van Morrison to do the male part. Mick suggested I should have a go at it - I did - and the rest is history. The song never really saw the light of day as Genya's label folded.
Bill P. On Keef's autobiography. Yes, I've read it. The little bugger takes no prisoners does he. He's Keef; that's his way. On my autobiography - not in the foreseeable future.
Bill Golembeski: Drag her there. I've been converting lately.
Katie: 'When are you back gigging in London??' Probably not until 2012.
Gerry Fae Glesga: 'Watched a wee bit of Glastonbury - liked the band Elbow - do you know of them (no). Front man looks like a middle aged civil servant (perhaps he is - you never know).
Keith Watson: I won't be in England this year; perhaps next year.
Dave Griffiths, MBE: 'A question over royalties. Bowie wrote ATYD, but the song is memorable for Mick's guitar and your rap. How come you're not co-credited. Without your bits, would the song be as memorable? Is it Bowie's decision - is it about who writes the lyrics?' That's often the 24 million dollar question. David wrote the complete song. As musicians, our jobs were to enhance the track as much as we could. I think the song was a hit without Mick's guitar part or my rap. We just made it that little bit better.
Frank Castella: The idiots re tying to run the asylum.
Dave Foucher: Noted.
Nigel: 'Most memorable moment on stage?' Falling off it.
Jalop: 'That's it - give up - no more requests. Ou decide - I'll listen' Now we're talking!
SB: Listening to 'Artful Dodger'. 'One of your best!'
Vinny C: 'Win It All' was quick' - it came from a lullaby melody line; all over in an afternoon. I wish your son well.
Shari Lee: 'You always help me feel better.'
Tom Ross regarding Clarence - As above
Jim Sparks: 'Are Ian and Trudi still together?' Yup.
Glenn: 'I want to know if Ian can juggle?' Nah - crap at it. I'm good at balancing things though.
Charlie: 'When are you back in the UK? Saw Birmingham last October - brilliant - thanks.' Probably the second half of 2012. See you then.
Poe Wullie: 'Big congrats to Jesse on his big day. Hope all went well and you had a great time. How's the new recording coning along? Any chance it will be out prior to the Winery?' No. Andy's out with John Mellencamp - then I'm out. It won't get done until next year. I'm in no rush; I like what's coming. It's not going to be a slow record - I know that. 'Any word on a UK tour?' I'd guess the later half of next year.
Krister: 'My 16 year old son is obsessed with 'Man Overboard' (both the song and the album) without me hitting him on the head with it. Every time we're out he puts the CD on and knows all the lyrics.' The kid has taste.
Linda: 'Switzerland?' Nearly came but didn't quite make it this year. Sorry.
Bob Defandorf: We'll be there!
That it. A bit late owing to the Fourth of July weekend festivities. Thanks to all who participated.
P.S. Chelsea's just overtaken Conan. You go girl!!!