Re: My Year in review...2008
You think YOU had a great year, Joe...... WE had a great year because so much of it was spent listening to, watching, talking to, and following YOU!!! LOL!!! I'll bet there had to be a time or two this year when you scratched your head and thought....... hmmmm....... didn't I just see her at the last show..... all the way across the country?? Yes, I did take my Joe shows a bit seriously this year. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them, as well as each opportunity we had to chat with you. We are also very happy to have witnessed for ourselves the incredible people who DO surround you, beginning with the AWESOME THREESOME who make up your band, as well as your terrific road crew, and, finally, your management - and yes, most especially Roy. What a great guy. I'm also very grateful to the people who work very hard for you, quietly, on a daily basis, running the Street Team and this Forum.
Speaking of which, I thank you VERY personally, and deeply for the GREAT gift of this place. It has brought me unbelievable joy in the form of awesome people, DEEP and abiding friendships, exposure to other artists (both new and old), an ongoing education, technical savvy, and opportunities to stretch and grow and give ...... I could go on and on...... but, especially the friendships, Joe. I don't know if you truly have any concept of the incredible things that begin on the Forum and end up as a permanent, beautiful addition to our lives. That's the way it's been for me anyway.
We thank you for the music...... for Live From Nowhere In Particular, and for all of the LIVE shows where we WERE Somewhere In Particular. We thank you for your professionalism and your demand for perfection. We thank you for your hard work and generosity. We thank you for the opportunity to experience YOU an incredible thirteen times in 2008. We look forward to the new album, and to many more dates in 2009, even if Royal Albert Hall won't be one of them. We hope you understand that that is not a reflection of a lack of support..... we WILL be there in spirit ........ and, if you concentrate, you'll recognize me......I'll be the ghostly image shooting stills with one hand and video with the other, as I've been known to do a time or two ....... front row, center, of course. LOL. Cheers, Joe!!
All best wishes,
P. S. Great congratulations on your incredible weight loss........ it's not easy, I know. Also ........ WELCOME BACK TO CALIFORNIA !!!!!!
Note: Bob's your uncle is the equivalent of "so, there you have it".
Your a lucky girl Libby!
I don't think I could have met as many people with the same birth date at a packed show at Madison Square Garden as I have here. Unless it was Joe B playing at the MSG...:O :):)