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http://www.ebay.de/itm/230770993231?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Since we're on the subject of awards...

Are there any industry awards or certifications or professional commendations, John, that you find mean a lot to you?

You never really seem to "toot your own horn" at all, but I'm curious as you have demonstrated such a particularly TIRELESS work ethic towards realizing your artistic visions... is there "one" or two awards that just hold a lot of meaning or satisfaction for you?

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It's always nice when a disc has the RIAA hologram on it, that means you've shifted units, and there were a few  ASCAP songwriting  awards as well, apart from that........ I'd have liked the 'Brightest Hope' from Music Life in 1983, but I didn't get to go to Japan to collect that one. It's true, Then and Now is certified US Gold, it went quite quickly. It took In the Court of the Crimson King about 25 years to achieve that. It probably sounds churlish to say about The Greek Theater that 'It wasn't our fault' , but it wasn't our fault.
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Thank you for sharing, sir.


I distinctly remember a photo Billboard ran of you, John, in the early part of the new century (1999, 2000 or so?). It featured 3 of you (Geoff, Carl, and yourself) with sizable smiles, upholding a GOLD sales certification plaque for /ASIA\ "THEN & NOW" from the RIAA.

It seems to have been published just before the ill-fated Greek Theatre / L.A. reunion show - '99, right?

That pic was a bit of a thrill for me as a fan, simple as it was. It lent hope for "possibility"...

Sheesh, so much has changed in 10 years time in the industry. The brand new Van Halen album just shot to #2 in the Billboard TOP 200 chart, spending 4 weeks within the top 11 best selling LP's - while considered a hit by any yardstick "relatively" speaking today - I read there's still a strong possibility it will not quite reach GOLD (500k sales). Even with Roth back.

I buy tickets and shirts and tour programs and DVDs for /ASIA\ and my most-prized music artists, just knowing (hoping?) it all helps to keeping the artists who sustained ME afloat... as fans, we've gotta keep our local concert halls full for the JW's of the world! Show promoters we want them BACK...

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....not sold   
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Talking bout this photo?

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This is what the real one looks like, This one has John Kalodner's name on it, it's posted on http://www.johnkalodner.com/ along with others from every band he worked with. I have two real ones, one is like this one and the other is gold for the 1st Asia album, both of mine have some other persons names on them, not sure if they are from Geffen or some radio station, I get them from music auctions a long time ago. wish they had my name on them,but oh well.

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oh I like this one, did Astra even get close to getting award?
I loved it !!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASIA-Platinum-Disc-LP-with-cover-ASTRA-/200437282800?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item2eaafe37f0

and checkout how much this guy is selling this cardboard Alpha poster for, I have one just like it,that Is framed and hanging over my bed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asia-Alpha-Cardboard-Promotional-Poster-signed-by-Roger-Dean-/261058954638?pt=UK_art_prints_GL&hash=item3cc853858e



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...and again.....not sold....
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