July 10, 1998
Greetings my beloved brothers and sisters.
It is my pleasure to greet you once again. I would like to begin by
dispelling a few notions that have gotten back to me via the ethers. I
would hope that you would have the faith in me to trust that I am not
a so- called "imposter" pulling your chain
I often take a long time between releases because it is my blessing/curse
to be prolific, and once I'm back in the studio I get very excited about
many ideas; I'm like a child in a sandbox with a shovel and a bottomless
Usually, it's the record company that winds up pressuring me to let them hear some stuff and let 's get this show on the road, the other reason primarily, is that whilst I could be considered a workaholic when I am in recording mode and touring mode; when in neither of those modes, I am in "enjoy my life-mode".
I decided very early on in my career once I had seen how crazy and
ruthless this business is, to make sure that I left myself time and space
to explore other avenues of being human, including intense introspection
and objective self observation in order that I may come to more fully
I do not wish to have success in my career only (although each of
us as individuals are the only ones who can determine what success means).
Another misconception is that I am or was married, although I do have
a stunningly tender relationship with a female; that -woman to be- is
As a tremendous fan of all forms of beauty and excellence (even if
just by intent) I would like to give props to the Smashing Pumpkins' record
which, yes, I do adore, to the new New Power Generation cd and to Dwight
Yokam's latest cd; I am proud of all of these artists- don't ask me why,
I just am.
To briefly touch on a few of your questions, yes I do stay in shape,
I have a wonderful relationship with my body, it is no less sacred to
me than my eternal soul.
Concerning the question of the tour of Australia and Scotland, it
is an element of my true desire to visit both of these soulful places.
One of the highlights is most definitly playing the Barrowlands in Glasgow
and Edinbourough makes the eye twinkle.
Concerning the album release, I have already missed two deadlines
and I am going to try to squeeze in a couple of more songs. A few of you
industry obsververs might have noticed that there was some relative instability
within the Capitol empire and there was no reason to do anything other
than wait and continue doing my thing.
Stay in the memory of peace
Ps. Peace and blessings to Gary Gersh