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  • Rod Horner
    Rod Horner
    Just a note to thank you for the Ray Charles book. Tough but fair your love for the greatest musician of our lifetime shines through. Clearly a huge amount of work but a great gift to all of us who love Ray.

    Just a note to thank you for the Ray Charles book. Tough but fair your love for the greatest musician of our lifetime shines through. Clearly a huge amount of work but a great gift to all of us who love Ray.

  • Victor Chen
    Victor Chen
    Keep plugging, Michael!

    Keep plugging, Michael!

  • WordyGertyzGurl
    WordyGertyzGurl
    Watched vid Made it to another spring: so many NYC memories revived. Great song, engaging vid, lovely voice reminiscent of Pete Seeger who we, by chance preceded in a Peace March (the Ribbon) years ago. Yours has more depth, less twang. Lovely.

    Watched vid Made it to another spring: so many NYC memories revived. Great song, engaging vid, lovely voice reminiscent of Pete Seeger who we, by chance preceded in a Peace March (the Ribbon) years ago. Yours has more depth, less twang. Lovely.

  • Vicki Hill
    Vicki Hill
    I think the Ray Charles book will be ideal for Mr. Wonderful, (self-named) of the combo widow/widower who are (were?) lovesick fools: your song captures it all. Here is something for you to play with, freely given: for over 40 years I had a cat (actually 3) who was my daily nurse after many post-polio surgeries. When I re-established acquaintance w/Mr. W--he had built a dream home for his wife who lived 10 years in it--he drove 300 miles to take me out. Folk who knew both of us over the years, learning I would attach my life to his in an obscure , nearly culture-free, area called the Yoop (Michigan's U.P) but w/o a cat (his allergies) said "Keep the cat, lose the man." On many counts they were right, tho I have grown through our constant differences, e.g.. Tea Party vs. Coffee Party, once my partner he claims to be mien Host in his home. I sing classical music (coloratura to tenor) but jazz is a common great love. Ahhhh, music! Loved this song and your self-pub advice (left comment there). Va bien!

    I think the Ray Charles book will be ideal for Mr. Wonderful, (self-named) of the combo widow/widower who are (were?) lovesick fools: your song captures it all.
    Here is something for you to play with, freely given: for over 40 years I had a cat (actually 3) who was my daily nurse after many post-polio surgeries. When I re-established acquaintance w/Mr. W--he had built a dream home for his wife who lived 10 years in it--he drove 300 miles to take me out. Folk who knew both of us over the years, learning I would attach my life to his in an obscure , nearly culture-free, area called the Yoop (Michigan's U.P) but w/o a cat (his allergies) said "Keep the cat, lose the man." On many counts they were right, tho I have grown through our constant differences, e.g.. Tea Party vs. Coffee Party, once my partner he claims to be mien Host in his home. I sing classical music (coloratura to tenor) but jazz is a common great love. Ahhhh, music! Loved this song and your self-pub advice (left comment there). Va bien!

  • Whitney Xu
    Whitney Xu
    Mr. Lydon, I loved your presentation at the CSPA conference this past Monday! Thanks for sharing with us. I learned a lot and was really inspired by your advice. Whitney

    Mr. Lydon,

    I loved your presentation at the CSPA conference this past Monday! Thanks for sharing with us. I learned a lot and was really inspired by your advice.

    Whitney

  • Dr. Jean-Baptiste Hajayandi
    Dr. Jean-Baptiste Hajayandi
    Hi Michael, I was nice to meet you this evening. Best Jean-Baptiste Hajayandi History

    Hi Michael,
    I was nice to meet you this evening. Best
    Jean-Baptiste Hajayandi
    History

  • Drew
    Drew
    Just read your GD article in the 8/23/69 issue of RS while listening to the 5/30/69 Springer's Inn show on head phones. I've read a lot about the band but I think you described what they were about better than anyone. Really got a good mental image of what that crazy evening was like. Great stuff!

    Just read your GD article in the 8/23/69 issue of RS while listening to the 5/30/69 Springer's Inn show on head phones. I've read a lot about the band but I think you described what they were about better than anyone. Really got a good mental image of what that crazy evening was like. Great stuff!

  • Mark Rhodes
    Mark Rhodes
    Hi, Michael, I'm enjoying your book on classic jazz guitar. (Though some of my fellow guitar players have a bone to pick with you about "double-sixteens"--I hope you'll answer them!) I admire the vigor of your prose. I'm going to read your bio of Ray Charles nest. Take care, and thanks, Mark Rhodes

    Hi, Michael,
    I'm enjoying your book on classic jazz guitar. (Though some of my fellow guitar players have a bone to pick with you about "double-sixteens"--I hope you'll answer them!)
    I admire the vigor of your prose. I'm going to read your bio of Ray Charles nest.
    Take care, and thanks,
    Mark Rhodes

  • sharon lawrence
    sharon lawrence
    LOVE "Paris in the Rain"

    LOVE "Paris in the Rain"

  • Mary Fonseca
    Mary Fonseca
    Always interesting to follow your career from abroad...The Internet is a miracle when it makes available wonderful musical and literary material to us who live far, far away.

    Always interesting to follow your career from abroad...The Internet is a miracle when it makes available wonderful musical and literary material to us who live far, far away.