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The Horse's Mouth

Issue #108, Part 1 - Apr 1, 2010

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Sun, sun, sun!! Anybody else?

Dennis Walsh: 'Who Do You Love?' - is on the current list. That doesn't mean I'll do it the night you turn up - it just means we know it.

John Pottage says I played the HMV Picture House when it was the Caley with MTH in '72 (Alex Harvey supporting no less!). Should be fun. I'm looking forward to it.

Keith Nickless: 'Cemetery Junction' mega version of 'Dudes.' I heard about it, but haven't heard it yet.

Bart: Now, now Bart, now, now!

Seth Purvin: Enjoy the Winery.

Steve Myers: Don't remember this. Apologies to the bass player!

Bernd: Always seem to get stuck with some duff promoter when I go to Germany; must find a decent one.

Rick Goward: I'm up for it.

Matt Giarrizzo: 'Play San Francisco!' I'd love to but nobody's asking me to (officially).

Jeffrey: The song was about the big E. We were actually recording it in Hell's kitchen the night J.L. died up town.

Kevin Amberson: Look on the gig site.

David Phillips: A kindred spirit!

Mark Davis: 'Central Park' is on the list.

Leo La Croix: At the gigs.

John O'Rourke: one of those mentioned is on the list and, I might add, I'm enjoying doing it - tremendously.

Alan Graham: Stay left - better of the two evils. My recommendation? Elope!!!

Wullie: I shall endeavor to surprise.

Mark F.: Nothing planned for the mid-west. There's been offers, but we can't string them together - which you have to do for it to make economic sense. Worked with Ray a few times way back when. Nice chaps. Brilliant writer.

Reid Winfrey: West Coast? Erů.who knows.

Pat: 'Was the Rolling Thunder a positive experience for Mick?' All depends, if you're talking artistically - it had a tremendous affect on Mick. If you're talking financially, it was typical Mick Everybody got paid but Mick got a bill - worst card player I've ever known.

Pat: Check out IT. It's either on IFC or Sundance. Brilliant British comedy. I've got TIVO (I'm a huge TIVO fan) so you find stuff here and there. Don't know how they get a way with it. No commercials!! Which doesn't actually make any difference as far as I'm concerned. Never bought anything from a TV ad in my life.

John Despres: 'Play Orlando!' Miami is as close as we get. (June 4th)

Andrew Field: Noted.

Benge Wallgren: Next time.

Tom Semioli: Ellen's an old mate - that's all.

Davy Nagy: 'Do you consider yourself a legend?' There's no answer to that.

Liz K. tells me John Alwardt has been having a rough time of it - with one thing or another. The pain gradually stops hurting over time, John. Don't let it get to you. Be well.

Campin Patty: Have a good time, ladies.

Jeffrey Owens: 'Ever played with Dylan?' Not yet. Came close this summer, but stupidity got in the way.

Nick Price: How lovely! Nice one, Nick.

Mick McKenzie: Yeah - it is a bit of a problem. I think we leave the stage in Edinburgh - and head south. All down to availability, apparently.

Marc: 'Come to Trenton!!'

Lynne: Autographs are kind of pot luck. If you're there and I'm there - it could happen. There are no guarantees. As far as the deer are concerned - the way I look at it is that they were here before me, so I'm the interloper. Let 'em eat.

Stephen Cannell: Sorry to hear this Stephen. Unfortunately my memories are somewhat cloudy going that far back. My condolences.

Hank Gilman: 'Ever play the Town Crier in Pawling? - great place.' Andy York and I went to see Amy Speace there one night and they seemed keen. Seemed liked a good place for an acoustic set.

Joe Dona: Abbreviated - about 45 minutes.

Steve: There's always a chance, but nothing is planned at the moment.

Phil Monaghan: How very loyal of you Phil, but we both know it's the right way round.

John Macko: Nice idea, but the place has got to be full. Promoters are skittish. They took a beating over the last couple of years. I should add - I was not part of that beating, but there you go.

Doug Monka: I always prefer the message to the messenger.

Terry Potter: 'Twisted Steel' was written 'between' albums. Too late for the previous one and a non fit on the next one. It's a pity.

Seth Purvin says to keep an eye out for Ryan Strasburg - a pitcher on the Washington Nationals - 'he's the Bob Dylan of July 1965.' Praise indeed. I'd gig with the latter and drink with the former.

Madeleine Hague: Nobody's making any offers.

Irina: 'What's your favourite TV shows?' ' IT '(English) 'Married With Children' (U.S. reruns), 'Do you like Monty Python?' a lot of it. 'Have you seen Night Court with Ellen Foley?' Yep. 'What was Mick Ronson's favourite?' When we use to share a hotel room I'd wake up to Ronson finishing off the previous night's wine (ew) and arguing with the contestants on 'The Price is Right.' We lived together in Chappaqua, NY for a few months - and we both love 'The HoneyMooners.'

Lee Ann: 'Ever played Red Rocks?' I don't think so.

Rich K: 'Play Washington DC/Northern Virginia.'

Bucks Burnett also thinks they should yank BBC in America.

Rick Long: 'Buffalo!'

Stuart Clarke: 'Why aren't you twittering?' Because I'm not a twitterer.

Not the Naz: I have said that upon occasion.

Hot Tub Mike: 'NYC sold out; Long Island next.'

Liz K: It's not the shoes - it's the inner soles you put in them. You can buy them cheap - anywhere. My walking shoes have a full sole and then a heel on top of that. Shoes go flat quickly - you need that extra bounce.

Phil Huband: 1) Phoebe is one of Tracie's mates. 2) Yes, we did speed it up - but just a little. 3) no, it was not inspired by Leon Russell - although I've always loved his piano playing -his vocals and his songs.

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