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November 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm #2022
God bless you, Chris and I’m so sorry to hear of the long journey you have traveled.
The music of John Fogerty happened to come to you during a dark point in your journey and you the healing powers of his music was very therapeutic to your good health.
I’m so glad that his music was able to restore you, and gave you great hope.
There is something so magical about Fogerty’s music – at first it’s so relatable and accessible because it’s good old rock and roll; but the words take on special meanings to each person who hears it.
Down on the Corner is one such song that seems to happy and upbeat, and it does alot of really incredible things to those who have the spirit to be affected by it.
John’s songs have been a mainstay to my life, (along with other legions of fans) and I have nothing but thanks for the master.
ENJOY the concert, Chris!!! As great as those old Creedence albums were, (and Fogerty solo career albums are) nothing compares to a LIVE PERFORMANCE.
You got to BE THERE at a LIVE SHOW to truly experience the method and the magic and the mystery of how it all comes alive – - – I”m so glad those songs live on today and now.
They’re too good to sit in the quiet and gather dust….they’re just too good to be ignored.
Keep the music alive, friends!!!!November 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm #2021
I’m sure David Letterman would LOVE to have John on his late night program.
Letterman LOVES John Fogerty ever since the days of Creedence.
He totally LOVES John’s music – somebody should call him up!!!November 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm #2001
Soul patches – - – that is a very cool life you’ve been living; playing Creedence songs on guitar and drums…very nice!
I’m sure you’ll have an incredibly great time tonight at John’s concert.
Let us know how it went, ok?
Have fun; your life is very positive!!!!November 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm #1994
Hey, thank you DOO DOO DOO (don’t shorten your name — ha ha)
That was one stellar review, and you had yourself a ball out there, didn’t you?? WOW!!!
What a great review!!!!
I’m so glad you also bought a bunch of merchandise to remember the concert.
So good to hear John’s still packin’ a punch!!!
PEACE / LOVE / CREEDENCE!!!October 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm #1988
Hey Scott – what a great way to celebrate your Pop’s birthday.
I hope you have a great time and come on back and tell us how it went. ENJOY!!!October 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm #1946
You have some mighty fine ideas there. Good for you! I hope that someday we will see John’s story told as it really happened. I’m so glad that he stood up for truth, and didn’t sweep all that bad stuff under the carpet as if it didn’t matter.
His story will be told for generations to come. People will learn from it and maybe it will help prevent other artists from being cheated out of their life’s work.October 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm #1945
You know – you have a very fine idea there.
Why wouldn’t John want to play some WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE?
That is one deeply emotional song, that John wrote in a time of sadness, but he was one to work through his darkest times.
I love the original Creedence version of this song – Miranda did a mighty fine job juicing it up in a modern flair, and I love her alot, but to be fair,
nobody can touch all those Creedence gems.
That’s prolly why they call me a CCR fan!!! I just love Creedence songs done in the original skins.
Anyhow – I do hope that John Fogerty realizes what a beautiful little song WROTE A SONG is.
It’s a song that I would imagine he wrote while he was into the wild; out in the country where the tall grasses sway under the sage green oaks.
THe melody of the song is simple, yet deeply emotional and the lyrics are just so pure and deeply meaningful. John must have felt at his lowest low when he composed this song.
Yet he wasn’t trying to cash out on his sorrow – he knew that he would feel a measure of it for a lifetime and maybe he still has sorrow when singing this song.
It’s a beauty of lasting grace!!!October 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm #1944
Oh – wow. That is an amazing photo..John paying homage to the King of Rock and Roll; Elvis Presley.
They say that Elvis’s parents lived in that one bedroom little cottage. Elvis’s mama had twins, and Elvis was the only one to survive the at-home birth.
They were a tiny family of 3; Elvis was an only child, and they were very poor.
He was blessed with the most perfect combination of God’s best gifts. He was a natural singer, had the most versatile voice and was a natural born entertainer. Elvis was polite and had old-fashioned values and religion. I remember my mom and my aunt were so impressed with the way Elvis could sing gospel songs, and any song he was able to elevate to the highest, stratospheric level.
Elvis was a humble man; first and foremost he wanted to honor GOD, and I remember all the women commenting on how cute and handsome he was.
Just the other day I caught a TV Special with ELVIS – it was the history-making concert filmed in Hawaii that was the first-ever satellite TV special ever transmitted on planet Earth!!! Isn’t it fitting that it was ELVIS that made that ground-breaking musical event?
You cannot change the channel on TV when Elvis is on; no – you cannot – it’s impossible.
You have to sit there and be entertained by one of the greatest talents this earth has ever known.
ELVIS was the first of the rock gods to ever walk this beautiful Earth. He was somewhat exploited by his one and only manager, Colonel Tom Parker – but he was not one to complain because his wealth was vast, and is still everlasting to this day.
GRACELAND is on my bucket list, not the little cottage in Tupelo, Mississippi where the King was born.
All that stuff is legend, and I wonder if we would have ever had John Fogerty or Creedence had it not been for ELVIS? One only can wonder about these things……
It’s all so long ago, isn’t it my friends? IT all happened to along ago and 10 lifetimes ago. And we still care passionately about all of it. Life can be cool and ELVIS is a prime example of life at it’s coolest moments!!!
PEACE / LOVE / CREEDENCE *October 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm #1943
Hey Tommy – thank you for taking a minute and contributing to this website. I’m so glad that you had a wonderful time at John Fogerty’s show!!! THAT is GREAT!!! We’re all happy to hear your nice words.
PEACE / LOVE / CREEDENCE !!!
X OOctober 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm #1902
Whoa there, HOODOO BOB!!!! WOW!!
That is quite one hot, smokin’ review you got there!!!
Here’s a favorite taste — from what you served up…
“Bayou Country. Penthouse Pauper’s searing bluesy licks were full of hope, “If I was a gambler, you know I’d never lose; if I were a guitar player, — Lord (Lloyd) I’d have to play the blues!” Bootleg was a foot stomping crowd pleaser. Graveyard Train brought out the howling, growling harmonica and displayed John’s passion for perfection. He wasn’t getting the volume from his Harmonica mic, so he spiked it like a wide-receiver in the end zone and plucked his number one mic…”
COOL, man!!! You’re writing leaves me drooling!!! Great job / great review!!! I wish I were there to soak in all that bayou greatness!!!!
GOSH – - – that album BAYOU COUNTRY is a monster truck of rock n roll mastery!!!!!October 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm #1878
Very good for you, Hoodoo BOB!!!
*** VIP Tickets, huh? *** WOW!!!
You’ve GOT to come on back here and tell us about the show!!!
HAVE FUN OUT THERE IN THE JOFO SWAMP!!!!!October 18, 2013 at 11:30 am #1866
GOSH – thanks for posting the AMAZON.com link for us, Maniac!
After reading what’s included, I really am interested in making the purchase for myself.
ya know friends, the pre-creedence stuff is pretty cool….
there’s some songs that I love to hear from those early days.
Anyhow – Creedence and John Fogerty music are musical diamonds that never go dull.
They sparkle with intense beauty even moreso brilliantly as the years go by.
Peace / Love / Creedence X OOctober 18, 2013 at 9:46 am #1864
Hey, here’s the Grad School Chicken Man posting up a STORM and I just LOVE it, don’t cha know? Hey, Alan, thank you for writing your fun style chicken foot flavored writing; here’s something you wrote that I had to copy and paste:
“Nobody’s Here Anymore was the surprise of the night. Then there were the rarely played gems from Bayou Country; Penthouse Pauper and Graveyard Train along with the not played so much recently Bootleg. And of course the best, most perfect song in the universe Proud Mary. All of that great music helped keep a short sleeved chicken warm on a COLD evening.”
Muddy and I were just wondering how many times John has played these songs, Proud Mary especially. I wonder if he likes to play the song, or if he sort of hates it because he’s played it a million times already, or it he really loves going to that place that the song sprung forth?
When he played PROUD MARY at the Grammy Museum Night, just a few weeks ago, he played it solo. There was no backing instrument, no back-up singers; just John – pure and raw.
Some call it John Fogerty unplugged, but it was such a beautiful rendition of his most perfectly composed song….I was just amazed at how beautiful and pure that he sounded while singing that song! I could only feel one emotion coming from John as he performed this song; LOVE.
Love – pure and wild and unfettered.
Grad School – you also brought up some lesser-played songs that John did in concert recently, such as Bootleg (LOVE IT!), Graveyard Train (pure essence of Creedence in a long jam tucked in that song), Penthouse Pauper (I always wondered WHY he would go there, but it makes more sense to me now.) And I don’t quite know if I would have recognised “Nobody’s Here Anymore.” I haven’t played that in my song list for a long, long while. All those songs are just stellar works of rock music and they have inspirted many people in all walks of life.
Anyhow – - – it sure is nice to come on over here to read such nice reviews such as yours Grad School Alan, and Miss Guessy Gals and everyone else who posts.
This website rocks because the fans care about one another – worldwide legions of fans of Creedence and John Fogerty – who come together and are holding hands across the world wide webs, and knocking off the occasional spider or two. God bless and have peace in your day.
X OOctober 18, 2013 at 9:31 am #1863
Thanks Corey and David for your nice reviews! I”m so glad that y’all enjoyed the show so much, and you took the time to give us fans (who are too far away) to see John in concert a little taste of what went on. ZZ Top being there on stage with John was really amazing and cool!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!October 18, 2013 at 9:28 am #1862
!!! OMG – THAT WAS COOL!!! WOW!!! LUCKY AUDIENCE!!!! Thanks for sharing it, Swamp Gal!!!!