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February 8, 2014 at 12:21 am #2460
That’s super nice, but not everyone wants or needs to be on Facebook.
Some of us actually value privacy. Thank you. X OJanuary 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm #2378
Please John, write down as many personal stories as you can.
Your memoirs should be a long story!!! The paper quality should be heavy, expensive and full of color photos and artwork.
For instance, when you were at the height of your Creedence fame, what music were you listening to when you had the radio turned on?
We already know who you musical inspirations were, but tell us again who inspired you and WHY – and what songs did you LOVE in the late 60′s that were in the top 20 Billboard countdown?
What sort of things did you do in the CCR era as personal hobbies?
Do you have some nice pictures of yourself from that time that are not widely released?
Have a chapter on how you do your songwriting. Spell it out as if it were some sort of cookbook. Give us steps on how you compose your amazing music!!! This is the section everyone in the world will drool over, especially other musicians who wish to reach such a pure core of music writing.
Tell us EVERYTHING about song genesis.
Is there a time of day that helps you compose music?
Do you have a muse?
Do you paint, sketch or draw? If you could include such art pieces, your book would SOAR!!!!
What are your favorite recipes? Include some cookbooking in the kitchen, please!!!
Who helps you maintain your level-headedness and high standards? Do you look up to a higher authority?
How can you help the newbies with issues of law and maintaining musical rights? What advice would you give to those seeking legal representation in (music) contractual disputes?
Share your spirituality with us….make this book beautiful with places that you love to visit, and tell us why you love to travel extensively. What do you do when you’re on tour around the world?
What pieces of art do you especially love? For instance, do you like Vincent Van Gogh and his body of work, or are you more of a Peter Max enthusiast? John Mellencamp has done some acrylic artwork; do you like his art?
Please make this a coffee-table book of stature and weight that would inspire all people of the world, whether they are a fan of yours or not. Make this into a substantial publication that would exceed the standards that we see in our bookstores now.
Just like your music changed the world and touched the lives of millions, your book of memoirs should set the bar very high too.
It’s not going to be easy to put it all together, but if you hire the right professionals to get it right, and obtain the proper permissions to publish art from other masters, the book will be an expensive publication that everyone will want to own.
I’m very excited about it!!!
Best of luck!!!! X OJanuary 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm #2377
May 4th, huh?
WOW!!!!! Y’all gonna have some fun on the bayou!!!
Hey there, Ms Nawlins,
Please attend John’s show and then come on back here and let us know how it went, ok?
You can write some stellar reviews, my dear friend!!!!
We look forward to hearing all about John’s show in the Big Easy.
X OJanuary 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm #2376
Hi Michael, you have a very good suggestion that I hope will grab the attention of those who have the power and the will to bring it to fruition. New York would be a good city to house John’s exhibit,
New Orleans, Florida and Europe would love to host this beautiful exhibit.
I was so fortunate to see the exhibit on it’s opening night. I also was lucky and blessed enough to win tickets to John’s speaking event, and the magic of that evening lingers with me even today!
All of John’s stuff was lovingly stored and kept dry and protected all these years. Things from the Creedence era are on display, and lots of John’s clothes are on exhibit. His banjo and some guitars are included in the show, and some very fragile items such as old papers are there as well.
I could have stayed there for hours, but I barely had 30 minutes to soak it all in. We were in a tight time frame to uphold the event, but I am not complaining!!!
I NEED TO GO BACK AND SEE IT AGAIN, my friends!!!!!
The event has been extended to March 9th 2014 at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
The Grammy Museum is up the street from the NOKIA Theater and STAPLES Center. There has been many multi-million dollar improvements done to this area in downtown LA: in years gone passed, this area was once a ghetto, but it’s now the stuff of bright lights, fresh food and world-class entertainment.
It’s where the upwardly mobile people go to these days, and the paid parking lot next door is safe and secure. You still should lock your car doors though! (It’s LA)
I have to go back to see the John Fogerty Exhibit, now that I have been given a bit more time to make my long journey out there.
Seriously, a person could lose a couple of hours being deeply immersed in this authentic Creedence stuff……it’s really so cool.
X OJanuary 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm #2375
Hi there, Ivory Tower and a warm welcome to you!!!!
Also, Donna my Daisy – you have arrived!!! So glad that you were able to fix the problems and log on here. X OJanuary 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm #2374
It’s funny to me that HOODOO never goes out of style. It’s a bootleg – never officially released album, yet anyone who considers themselves a fan of Creedence will make the time to hear it for themselves.
Somebody always had a copy of it to share, because it was too good of an album to let lie silent.
Music this good will never go wasted….no hun. It won’t go unheard.
Please give it a chance and listen to it the whole way through, and then you have the opportunity to fully express your own informed opinion about the album, that was NEVER RELEASED in 1974-ish? (I can’t remember the facts, only the legend.)
Personally, I think it’s very good. Maybe it’s because it has this deep swampy, cat-tails swaying under the spanish moss type of vibe goin for it. It’s pure Creedence, if you’re askin’ me, but I realize that nobody really is askin’ me. ha ha. That’s cool, friends!!!
I got “Between the Lines” playin now – off of Youtube.
Mmmmm! MMMMM!!!! MMMMmmmmmmMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!
God, oh GOD!!! Why DO I LOVE that song so danged much???? Even though the track is murky and somewhat muddle-puddle on John’s vocals, I can jump into it with both feet – 100 feet deep, in his deep bluesy sea – it’s such a relatable tune to me.
And that, my swamp friends, is why I adore this HOODOO album.
It is just so down – home comforting to my soul.
x o x o x o
Fogerty tells us he was in a deep funk during the emerging release of this fine masterpiece of a product, and I feel some of his pain (fresh post CCR breakup)…..perhaps
this is why I love the album soooooooooooo much!!!!
I can’t pretend to fully understand the motivation behind HOODOO, but I can only say,
LISTEN TO IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN….then and only then, will you being to understand….
God bless.January 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm #2305
Zaentz was 92 when he passed onto the other side. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s. Plus he was very old, but a long life is a gift from God.
When somebody passes from this beautiful earth, they face judgement from our Father, and we must try our hardest to say kind things about them. They are dead and gone; their life has become a grave that is now sealed. No part of it can be undone.
God and only God has the power to judge a person; what they did with their life and how they treated others matters. Now and for eternity. Let us not judge, lest we be judged.
Perhaps this proverb says it best:
“Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin.”
God bless.December 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm #2291
*** MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!! ***
This is a very special Christmas for Muddy and I because we bought a beautiful new house with an ocean view from the back rooms of the house!!!
It’s much smaller than our last home and I like to call it, The Doll House.
It’s very cute and I thank God for his many blessings that He bestows on us all.
Merry Christmas – Happy Birthday to the baby Jesus; Saviour of mankind.December 16, 2013 at 7:41 am #2236
* I just LOVE Grapevine as well. It starts from the ch-ch-ch beginning…that song has a certain Creedence-ness to it, even though John Fogerty did not write it, he put such a bass beat into it, and of course extended it into a jam fest like none other!
I know I’m going to have a great day whenever I hear it playing on the radio. These days you don’t hear the shortened 45 version – DJs today play the 11 minute extended full version of Grapevine, which is awesomely COOL!!!
Think I’ll play Grapevine over and over today!!!! GREAT SONG!!!! Fogerty put a funk into that song that tops the other artists who also made it into the top 10 hits.
Creedence did it BEST!!!
God bless. X ODecember 15, 2013 at 11:49 am #2234
Thank you so much for telling me the Guitar Story, Flysafely!
I was curious about how the lucky fans got such a cool prize!!!
NICE! NICE!! * N * I * C * E !!! *November 29, 2013 at 9:49 am #2205
Lord, as we bow our heads to pray,
We celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Help us have the right attitude,
As we turn to you in gratitude.
Thank you for our festive mood;
Thank you, Lord, for this good food;
Thanks for blessings great and small;
Thank you, thank you for it all.
Love and Hugs -
Da River Boat Queen & family
X O X O X ONovember 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm #2200
What a nice album!!! I was curious about the setlist on the final night at the BEACON THEATER IN NYC.
THANKS FOR POSTING IT!!! X O X O X O It sounds terrific!!!
What about the fans who have an autographed black guitar? Did they win the guitar or did they purchase it? It’s awesome because John Fogerty signed each one!!! WOW!!! What a treasure!!!
Thanks Swamp Gal for posting those nice photos!!!!November 14, 2013 at 10:48 am #2150
Dunkin’ Donuts makes the best COFFEE ON THE PLANET!!!!!
OOooooh, slurp! slurp!!!November 14, 2013 at 10:44 am #2149
HA HA NANCY!!! One of my good friends here on the JF Forum once described her concert experience with John Fogerty as a VISCERAL one as well!!!
(And that is a very clear cut description of what goes on….)
We were at a House of Blues show and John & BAND were SO LOUD and SUPER GOOD, and Miss GuessYouKnowTheTune said the drum beats made her insides go into jelly roll, or something to that effect!!! She further claimed that her inner organs were doing flip flops, belly flops to the tunes and she could feel the drum beat in her heart!!! I FELT IT TOO!!!! WOW!!!!
So, we truly DO UNDERSTAND what it is that you are trying to say, and I love your wordsmithing selection!!! AWESOME work, my dear!!!
Please keep up the excellent work!!!!November 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm #2134
It’s great to be sitting here reading these postings!!!
The excitment is mounting!!! HAVE FUN, All Y’ALL!!!