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Alan Ladd: Atlanta, Georgia? Bought the CD - Great!
Rose Elliott: Maybe. I'm not planning another book at this time.
Tim Gray: No Manchester this time, but we'll do it. Great town.
Stephen L: Greg's Horn's right - it does just depend. Don't understand the first question.
Dennis Goodwin: 'Saw a video on you tube of 'Soul of America'. I don't think you made or approved this.' No, I didn't. But somebody's obviously taken the time to have a go, so who am I to knock it. I take it as a compliment.
Pete Jordan: Believers like Guy Stevens were so important. We had little confidence and he boosted us. He also had great taste in music and guided us. Guy was pivotal. Style to boot.
Dan Norris loves SH and asks if we are coming to Atlanta. I don't know, but that's two for Atlanta!!
Pete Stavrakoglou: 'Splendid SH; 'Soul of America' stands out. Don't agree with the politics of the song - and others. So what! The Highline was great - can't remember a gig that wasn't. The Bowery - still my favorite - probably because it had been so long.' Politics schmolatics!
John Huffman: 'Took my 12 year old to the Canyon Club and the Coach House in May - fantastic. You signed my son's harmonica, thank you for that. Any chance of something from 'Dirty Laundry' - 'The Other Man' or 'Red Letter Day' at some juncture?' You never know. So many songs - so little time.
Bucks Burnett: Congratulations to the Talking Head on their 30th Anniversary. Different neck of the woods but I know intelligence when I hear it.
Ron's/tache: 'What did Ronno tell you about Sparks?' We talked but that was a long time ago. I've met them, but only to say hello.
Willie: Shut it!
Louie Diana: Not this year - sorry.
Kevin Muth: 'SH great - can't stop playing it!!!'
Kevin Ewing: If only to spite you!
Dan Hartman: 'How about taking the computer animated Ian head and make antenna balls for cars. They could be made out of Styrofoam like those Union 76 balls. A great way for IH fans to identify themselves.' (Cough)
Robert Foxwell: 'Will there be extra British dates? No.
Phil Taylor: Never seem to have a minute on these tours there's always press and radio to do.
Billy Innes: 'Beautiful video for 'WTWWR'. If this song gets the due it deserves, might you hit the road again?' It's not a single in the U.S. as far as I know - only in the U.K.) How did I nail 'Resurrection Mary'? A lot of research; that lyric took months.
Stuart Unitt: 'SH is a brilliant album are we going to have to wait another six years before the next?' My managers want it very soon and it won't be six years. How long really depends on when I'm happy with it. It's enroute, but too early to say yet. You know, as fast as you say it's going well, you dry up; I'm loathe to even talk about it.
George: 'Do a New Year's Eve Concert in New York, please! New Year's Eve has been boring for years - you would liven it up a bit.' I'm kind of busy with family over that period. We're looking at something in Brooklyn before Christmas. Will post on this site when things are confirmed.
Mike Ellis: 'It's out of control. All my liberal younger friends that I got to buy SH can't wait for D.C. How about a bigger venue? With a little promo from you new management you'll fill the joint.' I like your enthusiasm, young man!
Jeff Williams: 'How does it make you feel when your songs are redone by others?' Accepted. 'Do you like American football?' Not much 0 too many stoppages - prefer Canadian - one less down. 'Love the CD.'
Gary Buchanon: Was it 'One of the Boys?' That's what comes to my mind.' A similar sentiment in any case.
Brian B.: 'Mid-west?' Just did a few; Milwaukee on the 12th of October.
Gerry Campbell is looking forward to Glasgow. Me too.
Steve Fisher: Passing this onto Mick Brown - our man in the UK.
John McMillan: Yes, it is very good. I enjoyed it. If I had known it was going to be that good, I would have done it. We get lots of offers like this. You usually select by word of mouth or 'pedigree' as they can be horrible messes. This is one that got away and they did great under the circumstances. Can't speak for the other chaps.
Kenny Mac: I'll be busy. I don't know aboot oot.
Kev Hilier: 'SH is an absolute gem.'
Rich Harrison: 'Australia, Australia, Australia?' I'm waiting till England's empty. Shouldn't be long now.
Alan Keinch: 'Have you see the DVD of Guy Stevens in 'London Calling' by the Clash? Man, he's rock 'n' roll - ladders - chairs - whatever goes. Have a look - must have been similar for MTH.' Par for the course - at least he didn't set their studio on fire - he did with us. Crazy, brilliant nutter.
Tom Semioli: 'Now that bricks and mortar retail has gone kaput any chance of new/exclusive tracks on line?' I'm a bit busy at the moment with other stuff.
Peter D: 'Why do I get fired up listening to MTH Live after 30 plus years? Thanks for great music and lyrics.' I think it stirs your youth gene back into action.
Alexander Falk: Good luck with it.
Clyde Hartman: 'Will you be rockin' the house when the Cleveland Indians play in the World Series? They asked me once before - hey, you never know!!!
Julie Bennett: forwarded
Laura thinks the new video/dvd is superb! Coming to Glasgow she's a first timer - she's just hit 18. She's a 'Dad' convert. Welcome aboard, Laura!!
Ralph Cohen: I'll do my level best. I hope the whole N.R. thing gets better. Don't know about the Meadow. One of my grandsons is playing rugby on the Saturday I'm up there and I want to see him.
Bjorn Svange: Too early to say.
Bjorn Eggen: 'SH is fabulous. One of the best ever. Heard it on Finn Bjelke's radio show that you are already half way through writing the next one! (Regards to my mate, Finn.) Me and my lady saw you at Lillehammer. Great. She was so touched she cried!' Well, I hope I wasn't that bad. (ta da!)
Pat: 'like Richard in last month's HM - I love 'Honaloochie Boogie' to me it's a perfect little rock song - quirky - clever lyrics - horns - sliding guitar into a great chorus. I love that there's no lead. Do you remember labouring over it or was it throwaway?' Oh no - we bloody laboured! It was the one after 'Dudes' and if it didn't happen we were back where we started. It went fine. It was just the word 'Honaloochie' which didn't mean anything - except it fit. I was very dubious, but Buff and Pete convinced me it didn't matter - and they were right. We did not labour in vain.
Mr. Yamano loves 'Saturday Gigs' and 'Roll Away the Stone' - particularly the former. I agree - one of Ronno's finest production jobs ever. Welcome aboard Shigehiko!
Stan: 'SH is the best CD of the year. I'm an old Mott fan who grew up on Long Island and now live in Dallas. We were Mott, Reed, Bowie generation. Album is unbelievably great - music and lyrics. Thanks for doing it for fans like us. Is there a place I can vote for album of the year? (Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads - nominated album of the year Classic Rock magazine. Vote online http://competition.futurenet.com/classicrock/) Can't say how much I'm enjoying it.' (BLUSH) 'You sound like you live in NY - are you a New Yorker?' No, but you're very warm!
Gene Bernard: Around 11. Martins and Gibsons - have to be favourites.
Daniel Giboury: Talking about 'Rock 'n' Folk' France's oldest magazine. We've got a three page special. Nice one, Daniel.
And so we come to the end of another Horse's Mouth. It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood and IH has got to start practicing. The next Horse's Mouth will be a little late as I have business to attend to.