|September 23, 2007 - Can you tell how genuinely happy I am?|
So cool! With Henry Winkler and director Paul Kaufman.
|September 18, 2007 - We're back on the radio, people!|
So, I keep my alarm clock out of arm's reach so that I'm forced to get up to turn it
off. I also set it to a radio station I don't like, so that I'm further motivated to
get up and turn it off. This morning my bed was so comfy-cozy that I was willing to
endure endless morning show host prattle about Kevin Federline and how, apparently,
someone has a contract out for his death. Just as I was about to give in and get up,
all the sudden I could hear the instrumental part of "Rick James" behind the hosts'
voices. My eyes shot open and I stared at the radio as though I could make them
actually play it! Unfortunately, what they segued into was a heavy metal cover of
"Land of Confusion." It was then that I officially gave in.
My point: your music is the bright spot of my morning. Thanks!"
|September 14, 2007 - Possible torch passing candidate...|
I'm (name witheld to protect the innocent, but virtually unpronouncable in English) (16). I'm proberly a averege, boring and stupid fan for you, but I just want to tell you a little story like you do in yout concerts:P
I was in France last year whit an exchange (i'm from Holland), and the last evening of the exchange my exchanger sad to me "we are going to a concert of Jude!"
I thought: "fuck it, I want to sleep" but I sad ''that's fantastic...cool...azoum'' and stuf like that. That evening I came in a little place whit a little stage and a little people. I thought: 'It can't be a great singer'.
after 15 minutes waiting and drinking some beers theire came an old, fat man with a guitar on the stage...He was badder dan my blind grandfather on his tuba. I thougt 'god bless me'. A little headache later, you came on the stage. You begun to play: "fantastic". Your voice, youre guitar and your lyrics...i had never heared it before!... The next day in the bus next to holland, I thought: 'i'm going to play guitar!'
A few months later, the frenche people came to Holland. The last evening theire was a sort of musical evenig at school. Without saying anything to my exchanger and her girlfriends (all fan of you), I was going on the stage whit a guitar (i had learned playing chords). When i sad: "I'm going to sing I Do from Jude"...They started to scream...After 3 minutes they cryed!!...I was the hero (for a few weeks) and I still play you're songs...
I hope to see a concert of you again, but it's probarly impossible...
Thanks for you're change in my life, and please send me something back of you have readed it"
My young friend, you can be the hero EVERY week if you'll just remember learn a new song ever once in a while. 'Hey, I'm learning a new song, want to hear it?' is SO much easier than 'do you wanna maybe see a movie sometime or something?' that you need to just believe me and go with it. The guitar is your friend, young Padowan, and he's the best wing man you'll ever find. Now, hit the books so your parents don't think you're throwing your life away on music!
|September 4, 2007|
more than a few letters like this : "
More proof that what you are, above all, is a very smart, very thoughtful, very witty, very talented musical genius.
Hopefully your post will encourage some to LIGHTEN UP! and direct their attention to more important things rather than search out a reason to feel offended by the lyrics in one of your brilliant songs."
..........so, Me one, crazy gay guy zero - NO, I'm ONLY KIDDING!
...........actually the original letter writer was one of the first to respond, and I can happily report that we're all good. He's fond of "Brad and Suzy, and you can only imagine how tempting it is for me right now to claim that there are all kinds of gay references in that song...
|September 3, 2007 - I'm melting.|
If I can reconstitute my body from the gelatinous pool I've wilted into, I'll try to write some more soon, but for now I think we should start planning my memorial. Either that or I'm breaking down and buying a portable air conditioner today.