a reply to: Quantum12
We are...we're everywhere. This may be hard to understand...but Im going to try. Please try to see things from my(and our side). Privacy is everything
these new- years into the millenium.
When we wrote and recorded things in the 60s-70s-80-s and beyond...we never knew or could really anticipate the digital age or home recordings,
copying, and computers were barely an idea, let alone file sharing. That being said..on ATS here and elsewhere...though not always, I keep my privacy
from the wolfs, thieves, doubters and hackers of the world.
I have had friends for 40 years who have never known my real legal last name. My parents managed me in the early days as a young rocker, and thru the
Union, I kept a stage name. That name, and the name of my group and our records still will come up in 3-4 complete pages in a google search. On
YouTube, there is a trademark issue...and if someone puts up something of ours, our attorneys shut it down with an email. Youtube is very good and
fast about that.
I dont need to sell any more records. We dont need any more written about us...though I do have an interview in England coming about shortly...the 3rd
with this interviewer in 10 years or so. I truly appreciate your interest. Really. But, what I wish to share is my expertise in those things I have
experience in with those here and elsewhere that seem to need it or request it most.
I dont deny my identity, and I do share it with folks Ive met if its brought up. Its nice to see them search their phones and pop up right away. That
alone from time to time is enough for me. Now-a-days, Im an EMT and 1st Responder...and ny team-mates and Co-ordinators and employers..they know
myself, my name, and of our music.
The internet is a complex entity of numbers, codes, letters...and crazies. A little info can provide a lot. But, I have shared info with some ATS'r
privately on private off-site email...sometimes, Im cool with that...because really? From friend to friend or musician to musician, EMT to EMT,
songwriter composer or author(Ive a few books written as well)...we are all the same.
It may be hard for some to understand not shouting things, songs, books and articles from the rooftops..but for me in this life? It is irrelevant to
the person you are now, not necessarily who you were, nor how you got there. (Yes, our musical history has been written about over and over as we were
shafted in receiving royalties for many years in the 1960s and into the late 70's).
Thank you so very much
for asking. That alone means a lot...but if I can just advise, consult or warn one person here or there....then I feel
Ive done something important...for them. And thats good enough for me.
You could always contact me privately here and down the line? Who knows? Ive made a few friends here whove respected and understood my privacy. I hope
this somehow explains why I am this way. Ive never hidden, and am right here.
Best to you for being so kind...thanks again