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I think if positive discussions take place that the GB was always known for, that may come. The old Field of Dreams analogy as it were. I hope the next word we get is something positive about his recent surgery.
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I doubt it, cause he would've already done it.
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If alanis morrisette read the last two posts she would say isn't it ironic yeah I really do think
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I really believe that the page started to fade after Beontime (Peg) passed away? She seemed to be the glue for a lot of people and kept many of us engaged. I don't really care for Twitter but I do occasionally take a glance to see if there is any interesting news going on.
Besides that though, I hope everyone on here is healthy and well.
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That may be the case, even if subconsciously, Dave.
I think more than anything else though, Twitter probably allows artists easy ways to share what they want to share, when they want to share it. John, as we know, is extremely prolific and I think any technology or tool that minimizes his downtime probably frees him up mstories ab his personal relationships and creative explorations.
I would be "more" concerned if we were just hearing silence from John's end. That isn't the case at all. John is still engaging with his fans regularly through Twitter (I look at his stuff, I'm just not signed up). I would argue we get MORE from John this way, with all the photos he posts.
We know how happy he looks with Lisa, we see the similarities Dylan shares with his father, I even saw a pic Lisa shared of John playing in the /ASIA\ soundcheck at the L.A. show I went to - its cool. John seems happy!
If I miss anything, its honestly the engagement and stories from other fellow JW fans that I used to get here regularly. Twitter is so brief, which is great for a world on the go-go-go. But I come from the American south... we once built wrap-around porches for the purpose of storytelling LOL. I miss reading the stories we used to read from fans here. The WAY people were affected, past or present, by the music John has written... those stories made the GB feel like John's own personal coffeeshop.
/AgentA\ __________________ "RIDE EASY my friends... this journey ends before it begins"
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Oh, I hope it's not dead, it was so fun for so many years. Anyway, I'm so glad Sir Wetton recorded "New York Minute"....one of my favorite songs ever, by one of my (other) favorite songwriters/vocalists. I can't wait to hear it, J.!
__________________ + A smile is a window on your face to show your heart is at home. (Anon) + The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth. (Albert Einstein) + You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. (George Bernard Shaw)
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I haven't checked in a LONG time! Sorry to hear that Peg has passed away! She and I had a wonderful conversation in Sloan, Iowa a few years ago
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KMart I haven't checked in a LONG time! Sorry to hear that Peg has passed away! She and I had a wonderful conversation in Sloan, Iowa a few years ago Kyle Martin
Yes KMart. It was a pretty big out of left field shock when we all found out. Her daughter was gracious enough to come on here and let everyone know and how much the guestbook and our friendships meant to her.
She was a jewel. Engaged everyone and always tried to end any conversation with a positive. Her exuberance for John and ASIA was very infectious. Every time some new music news came out her excitement made me feel like I was 16 again.
On that one for me, she was very appreciated.
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Some of us "old folk" still check in. There got to be a lot of nonsense chatter and people just trying to get John's attention, so I chose to limit my involvement. I really love the people I met here, and still think John is the greatest thing since sliced bread, though!
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Life gets in the way of fun and relaxation at times. *shrugs* That's why it's rare that I ever contribute to my fave sites anymore.
__________________ "Don't try to stop me...I am a professional!!!" -- DAVID COVERDALE
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I still check in occassionally and post as well, however between my corporate job and my other side entreprenurial projects, I can become overwhelmed with electronic communications, whether it's email, social media, blogs and twitter feeds. I originally embraced Twitter, however over time have grown tired of it even though I know it's many artist's and public figure's preferred communication choice.
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Haven't heard news in a while. In the odd chance that John checks this during his (hopefully speedy) recovery: GET WELL SOON!
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It's fine. The fame is still there so ya.
Rock N Roll JW.
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Yesterday evening.... England won 3-2 against Germany.
I miss the "old times", when John and us talked about these matches here..... .....hope you had fun yesterday John; revenge follows
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Sad here isn't it!