Roye Albrighton- Nektar's leader messaged me via MySpace and asked me- what happened to the interview? I forgot to send it. Ahhh! After some
apologies, I sent him the interview and he answered the next day. Very nice person. Thanks Roye, excellent answers!
Daevid Allen- The frontman for Gong was prompt with a reply and sent back the interview in 2 days! Very nice person with plenty of wit.
Bill Bruford- Was the first musician to refuse an interview (1/07), stating he is too busy. At least he is honest. Another ex-Genesis related musician that's unapproachable? Better believe it.
Camel- After being ignored twice, the third try was almost the so-called charm, Camel Production accepted 10 questions to send to Andy Latimer. This was over 2 1/2 years ago ... They lost it. I sent it again, and never have received any reply. Slighted again, but I kinda thought this would happen, silly me. Regardless, I am VERY happy that Andy has recovered from his horrenedous ailment..
Caravan- Band's manager contacted me about mistake on my site. I asked about an interview and he said to send it to him and he'll send it to Pye. It's been SEVERAL years. Given up.
Christina- Lead singer from Magenta, returned an excellent interview after e-mailing to say it will take a bit longer due being busy. Very nice person, an
brilliant prog singer without prog roots!
Citizen Cain- Stewart Bell was very nice, interviews sent out, never returned. It's over 6 years... It's nice to forget your fans, oops I mean ex-fans
... I've given up.
Matthew Cohen- Within a few weeks, Matthew (now ex-Magenta), returned an excellent interview. He is a very nice person, who is passionate about his music Thanks Matt!
Tony Drake- Guitarist for Pilgrym. I sent out an interview and within a couple of weeks he returned it answered. Although he wasted over a hundred hours of my time, ordering album cover art, then cancelling his album (even though he liked the artwork).
EDO- Opened a dialogue, they offered to send some Cds and never did. I queried about sending an interview and they never replied. Given up.
Larry Fast- Sent back very nice interview. Very smart man.
Fish- I sent three messages directly to Mr. Dick... no reply whatsoever. My friend even drove him to his Nearfest gig. I've given up on him.
Nils Frykdahl - from SleepyTime Gorilla Museum returned the interview in a month. Very open, person and extremely intelligent. A class act!
Barbara Gaskin/Dave Stewart- I sent two emails and signed their webpage. No reply. They recently sent some info. and apologized.
Genesis- Webmaster never replied. Members seem unreachable (past and present). Even a negative reply would have been something!
Robert John Godfrey- Replied and answered the interview in a short time. An amazing man, his views and thoughts are only surpassed by his music. He signed my guestbook with out adding a single word in. LOL Guess he was busy... still a cool guy.
Brian Gulland- I sent him an e-mail asking for an interview. His reply- "Are you Dutch?" Then 2 weeks later agreed. I have been waiting for a year.
His wife replied apologizing for his tardiness to the interview, but Brian never sent it and upon querying again he never replied. Mr. Gulland has been added to the given up list.
Steve Hackett- Sent two queries to his manager at Camino. No reply . Sent one query to his new site and received a reply. Not only did Steve answer a 20
question interview but he posted my illustration of him playing in a surreal world on his website (LINK). Very nice chap and he loves
cats! Thanks Steve!
Annie Haslam- Sent several messages to Annie Haslam- none of them were replied to. Finally spoke to her in person after Nearfest while buying a framed print. She then e-mailed back and asked that I send her more questions based on her art than music- which I had to agreed on . After 8 months,
her staff asked me to resend it and she answered and sent it back within hours with very short, let's get in done/to the point answers.
Peter Hammill - Sent a query to Peter Hammill- twice. No reply.
High Wheel- Sent interviews out to Wolfgang and Erich almost 3 years ago.... have given up... Didn't bother talking to them at Nearfest as they were selling their CD on a cart.
Allan Holdsworth- Never got through to Allan. His company brushed me off. Were not very polite. Allan was an amazingly humble man. R.I.P.
Mike Keneally - Mike is a class act. He is very open to talk beforre and after sets and he is simply a brilliant man in and out of music. One of the nicest
people you'll ever meet. Thanks Mike for doing the interview!
Martin Orford- Replied and sent to an extensive interview back, very intelligent and good sense of humor. Thanks Martin!
Mats Johansson - Sent the interview, answered within a week. What a very nice guy via e-mail as well as in person. Thanks Mats!
Landmarq- Steve Gee and Steve Leigh have to be some of the nicest (and talented), people in rock music. Thanks!
Tony Levin- Responded in 1 day. Apologized for being busy with album/tour. Doesn't mind doing the interview Very polite.
Neal Morse- Asked twice. Never received a reply of any kind. A friend of his suggested I give him one last chance. I did. No reply whatsoever. Promoter wanted me to plug Neal's California gig. I politely refused.
Ryo Okumoto - Replied within an hour of sending. Prefers phone interviews than via e-mail... he said it will take time to answer. Almost 2 years
has passed by and and I have given up. He totally ignored me at an acoustic pre-show at Vintage Vinyl in NJ, but I'm not the type of
person to harass others. Is Spock's beard as unapproachable as Genesis or Neal Morse? Sure looks like it ! But I could be wrong!
Anthony Phillips- Webmaster replied but told me Anthony has no internet access and was busy- send interview next year. Though I heard Ant is a very nice person, the webmaster/situation reeked of unapproachable Genesis, and no one should bother him.
Jean-Luc Ponty- Sent out an e-mail. No reply.
Quidam- The band was very kind and polite. Zbyszek & Maciek were most helpful. Thanks guys for a great interview.
Alan Reed- After not receiving the interview, I resent an updated one. Alan replied and returned it in two days. Thanks Alan!!!! A very nice humble as well as talented man.
Jarno Sarkula- the saxaphone wizard of- Alamaailman Vasarat. Sent interview out and it was replied. Seems like a nice person. Good sense of humor.
Mickey Simmonds: Very polite yet busy gent. Though he did reply, I sent out interview. I've been waiting for almost the age of this site and have given up as well.
Richard Sinclair- Interview must have gotten lost, but after resending, Richard who one of the nicest persons in the Prog/Canterbury music scene He sent back a great interview and followups. His music is amazing live.... Thanks Richard (& Heather), you are the best!!!!
Spaced Out- Antoine Fafard sent the interview back with great answers. His immense talent is proportional to his politeness. Signed the guestbook.
Sphere3- Band contacted me. Sent me a EP of their amazing music! These guys need to be heard.
Graeme Taylor- Has agreed to answer an e-mail interview. I sent it out and have been waiting over 6 months. Followed up, a month later, he returned it.
Very busy gent, seems nice... signed the guestbook. Thanks Graeme!
Rick Wakeman- Webmaster forwarded interview to Rick. Mr. Wakeman was very nice (great sense of humor) and sent me his answers. Thanks! Said he'd
sign the guestbook- never did.
Andy Wells- was nice enough to contact me. He's a multi-talented musician/producer, etc. Sent interview back. He signed the guestbook.
Whimwise/Nick May- He (supposedly), really wanted to do the interview, I sent out the questions to Nick May, and queries, which began as excuses, then he never replied. Very disappointed. I have given up.