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I hear Shugster has had a bit of a setback, but is now on the mend. Hopefully the worst is over. All the best for a speedy recovery, mate. Get well soon.
Laurent: All the guitars on stage are turned a semi down. Sounds bigger. Capo on the first fret would be regular, so 'Flowers' is a semi up.
Seth Purvin: 'You make everything a little better.' How nice!
Mike Bay: 'Loved the Galaxy show. Great mix of old and new. Last saw you live opening for Heart. Your singing 'n' playing is better than ever. Two questions: 1) What was your impression of the Galaxy gig? 2) What are your pre gig backstage rituals?' 1) The place seemed a little 'tired', but we had a good time. 2) Usually open a bottle 30 minutes before show time (with the band).
Jim McConnell: 'Are you playing the UK this year, and is there anything out of the norm in the pipeline?' Bit early to say really; writing at the moment.
Judi Wight: I've played 'Marionette' now and again, but never 'Daylight'.
Geoff: No English dates at present.
Ted Bryan: 'Best show yet at the Galaxy on Sunday. Any way I can get an album signed?' I sign 'em if I see them. Sorry about that.
John Huffman: 'West Coast fantastic. My 16 year old's 7th show. He was the human teleprompter up front singing every word.' If he knows all the words then he's a better man than I am.
Rich Michi: We didn't write 'revolution stuff' - Bowie did. 'Music lives forever.' True (or at least until singularity kicks in).
Alexander Falk: By the time I get back to him he can't remember what he asked me in the first place! Valid point, but this takes long enough as it is, and frankly I don't have the time to print the questions as well.
Craig A: 'California shows were your best shows ever. You're always welcome in California; come back soon.'
Rick: 'You rock hard.' So do you, Rick.
Erron: Yes, thanks a lot. Dylan CD great. Your CD pretty good too.
Richie Cornacchio: I don't listen - I've got an i-pod (well, Trudi has one) but I never listen - prefer to read.
Cindy: 'Saw you in San Francisco! Loved it so much we tried to change flights so we could go to LA. (Cost too much.) Ah well.
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Gary Gick: 'Enjoyed the Galaxy - another great night in California. The list was spectacular and the band spot on. Mark (MC) Bosch seems to really be comfortable up front doing his thing. Burton played some fine licks over there in the corner and the wife has a thing for James Mastro. Fantastic show - we'll always pack the house for you.' Don't forget the foundation - all us front guys get to sit on top of a great rhythm section.
Pat: 'You still got it.'
Larry Woodside: 'Ian, great show in LA. Loved the segues - band awesome! Play 'Flowers' every day on my show. Did a ticket giveaway and the phones went nuts.'
Johnny Ray: I remember that!
Andy Keene: 'Galaxy - amazing - Rant Band is tops. Saw Hammersmith and I'm still buzzin' from that. Please don't stop!'
Jordan Fletcher: 'Heartfelt thanks for stunning music. Met you in D.C. You were at the bar and I didn't recognize you as I was only 19. I said, 'Are you here for the show?' You said, 'I am the show.' I'm ashamed to admit that does sound a little like me.
Merwyn Thompson: 'I heard MTH and T-Rex were good friends. Is that true?' We knew them, but wouldn't say we were good friends.
Matt G: 'Thanks for an incredible Fillmore show. You and the Rant band rocked San Francisco and the audience showed its intelligence and wisdom by picking the very moving 'Michael Picasso' over 'Boy' (they did in England, too). I attended three out of five London Hammersmith MTH shows, which were awesome. But your solo show was equally great - if not better!!' Blush, blush!!
Keith Isaacson: 'Great show at the El Rey. Your voice sounds great, nee 'vintage', and your energy puts me to shame and I'm 20 years younger (keep off the junk and go for a walk). Still feeling the glow of finally making the show.'
Victor: 'Just another one of your lot that attended all three gigs. All 3 fantastic! Great to see the turn out in San Francisco. Really got into Bosch - great player. Saw the MTH gigs.'
Dennis + Sue Vaughn: 'Love you guys - already miss you. Been to London (MTH) to NY, PA, NJ and at last LA/OC. Where do we go from here? Please thank Paul and Steve for being kind and generous with their time. Waiting!'
Tod Denison: 'Was at the El Rey show. Only one word needed, 'magnificent'.'
Steve Weidemann: 'Galaxy was fantastic - Southern California thanks you. Ever meet up with Warren Zevon?' Unfortunately, no.
JZ Shakeytown: 'Thanks for the IH weekend in Southern California - both shows killer. 'Sweet Jane' - what a nice surprise!!' Great to be reunited with the Roxy Rollers - fine class of people, your fans. Rant Band Rules!!!
Albert Bernard: 'Saw Galaxy - was one of the best I've seen you do. Vocals flawless - all night!!! Rant's were great. Didn't think you could surpass London, but you did. Did you feel your performance exceptional that night?' To tell you the truth, I don't remember much about it. We had a great time over all and I'm glad we finally got to give the 2011 version to you guys.
Rob Mitchell: To tell you the truth, we wouldn't be doing 'Sweet Jane' but Jim Mastro came up with the dynamics and I really enjoy doing it this way. I'll check on the book. (www.impbooks.com/)
Krystina: 'Saw you play in October, and it ws fantastic. Tracie ws greattoo. Is there a new album in the works?' Tracie has nearly finished hers. I'm at the beginning of my next one.
Marco Costales: 'Any chance of doing, 'Invisible Strings' live?' You know, I get this song out now and again - especially if we're doing acoustic, but somehow it never winds up getting done. Very 'wordy'.
Hugh Dignon: 'Are there any MTH plans for the U.S.' Not that I'm aware of.
John Caswell: Saw you at 'The Narrows' - fantastic. Is there a new album in the future?' I'm on it, but who knows how long it will take. Can't rush it.
George Marsh: The whole of 'Sweet Dreamer' Mick's take on the old Patsy Cline song.
Tony Dat: I think in the spring. It's still doing festivals.
Edward Shirley: 'Just got into Professor Long Hair - I reckon you'd be brilliant doing that kind of thing on the piano. ' I'd be happy doing Leon Russell.'
Jonathan Jepson: Checking, and thanks.
Ken Oudinot likes 'Picasso' on the 'Artful Dodger' album. Strikes several bells. Saw Jess last week - he didn't mention anything.
Phyl: I see Wiggy and Tina pretty often. He is a great chap. Sorry about the knees - that's pretty major. How's the recovery going?
David Maile: It has passed my mind. I'll see what shape the songs take.
Paul Sale: Best of luck with all that. 'Is 'AOTGOAT' still available?' Haven't a clue.
Sid: ' 'Brain Capers' is a favourite album of mine. How would you rate it?' 'A' for attitude.
Graham Knowles: 'Have you ever played the Cavern, Liverpool?' Yes. There's a brick in the wall.
Wayne Simo: 'Fan through the good times, the bad times, and now the mellow times - when are you coming to Chicago?' Might be there in September.
Liz K.: Part of life is learning to deal with delusional people. That's just the way it is. Glad your niece had a ball.
Ray Harper: No problem!
Matt Parish: New York will be in September this year. More details when confirmed.
Stay tuned for Part 2.