Sat Apr 09 22:43:43 2005 Referred By: Bought your Stones CD on the Amazon web site I've been a huge fan since the 70's. I introduced all my friends to all of your Batdorf and Rodney LP's in high school. I had to buy three copies of Off the Shelf because I played this one ALL the time. Also - Just found the new CD version on Amazon and I'm thrilled. I also like the Michael McLean stuff both of you did together. The Stones album is GOLD! Keep putting out great acoustic music!
Thu Apr 21 9:45:27 2005 Great to see you're still picking and singing! Keep it up!
Sat Apr 30 17:28:43 2005 I live right around the corner from the Coffee Gallery in Altadena - CA and am looking forward to seeing you tonight. Finding out you were playing locally was a treat. Last saw you at Santa Monica Civic maybe in '73/'74 at a Batdorf & Rodney concert. I emailed my friend Greg Barbato because you guys played together way back when. According to Greg (assuming his long-term memory is still intact) ..."John kind of got his start with the "Trojans" - so he better remember us. He may not remember it this way - but the way I remember it - he was with a band that was really struggling in Dayton circa 1966 - mostly because John was the only real talent in the group. Doug West - Paul LaVigne - me (and others you don't know) were in the Trojans at the time; we were pretty well established and pretty damn good too! But - Paul got sent to Nam - and suddenly we were in dire need of a talented lead singer. We saw Batdorf's group performing at a Dayton club and thought he'd be a perfect match for us. P
Wed May 04 11:48:21 2005 I Really Enjoyed reading about your music career & the play by play of how you "did it" in the early days. I have most likely heard some of your music in the early years - but I'll have to go & listen in the archive section to refresh my memories...My brother who is 50 now - I'm sure has heard of you.... Thanks for the read....
Sat Apr 30 17:35:28 2005 Think my comments were too long for one entry - here's the rest..."Personality-wise and musically - it really turned out to be a match made in heaven. He lifted us up and we lifted him up. Those were very good - very fun days. John - assuming he hasn't changed much - is a great guy." Greg is still the wonderful guy he always was. Thought you'd get a kick out out this flashback. Looking forward to seeing you tonight.
Fri May 13 14:45:24 2005 Referred By: "Rock Classics" website I've been a fan since 1973 of Batdorf & Rodney. I play guitar - where can I find Tab/sheet music for your songs? Just ordered your new "Wood & Stones" CD - can't wait to hear it - Thank You!!
Tue May 24 7:01:12 2005 I have been a Bartdorf & Rodney fan since the beginning and have all your vinyl. In fact I am listening to your first LP right now. I always felt you were one of the best groups of your era!! I heard a Batdorf & Stanley song on XM radio and the voice sounded familiar - so I Googled and found your site.Best of Luck!! Tim
Sun Jan 09 10:23:49 2005 Referred By: JLS I'm still in awe of the houseparty last night and all my friends and family can't stop raving. Thank you from the bottom of my heart - it was incredible.
Wed Jan 12 18:24:23 2005 Referred By: XM Radio I heard your music on XM Radio this week and was blown away! Very exciting and very well done.
Thu Jan 13 17:01:42 2005 Referred By: 3WK Radio I heard a cut from "off the Shelf" on 3WK today - brought back good memories.Found your site and just ordered the Wood & Stones CD - looking forward to playing it as soon as I get it! Hope I get a chance to see you play live one of these days. Best of luck in all your ventures - - Cy
Mon Jan 17 23:21:24 2005 Referred By: XM Radio Such cool Stones covers. I ordered the album. OK if I steal an arrangement....or two...??? Love - love - love the way you think. Glad there is satellite to hear stuff like this. Brilliant. Are you playing live anywhere in the So Cal area soon?
Thu Feb 24 22:44:19 2005 Hi John - Good luck with your new release if you get a chance check mine out too!From Your Lookalike .
Mon Mar 21 1:39:47 2005 hi john - how you been?thanks again to ask me to sing on the TBAA tv showsplease let me know if need me on anything elsethanks
Thu Mar 24 13:13:44 2005 I started listening to your music back in 1970 and have all three of your Batdorf & rodney albums (bought them when they first came out back in the 70"s). Anyway I am in a band here in Carson City - Nevada - and we do cover songs from those albums.My band is called "Shotgun Madness" - so if your ever in the Reno - Carson City area - and we are playing somewhere - stop by and say hi.thanks for all the great music over the years.
Wed Dec 01 22:00:43 2004 Referred By: LUCK I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A CD COPY OF "OFF THE SHELF" FOR YEARS. I BELIEVE I'VE WORN THE GROOVE OFF MY VINYL. I GRADUATED IN VEGAS AND REMEMBER YOUR SHOWS AND TOOK YOUR MUSIC EVERYWHERE. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO CATCH A SHOW SOMEWHERE AND HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE IF YOU TWO PLAYED AGAIN TOGETHER. THE ESCONDIDO CENTER FOR THE PREFORMING ARTS WOULD BE AWESOME - SINCE I NOW LIVE CLOSE TO IT. THANKS FOR YOUR SITE.
Mon Nov 29 14:13:58 2004 Thanks for having a direct source bio online. Yall floored some of us acoustic nuts years ago with the format. I'm so out of it - good luck. It must take a bundle to have a good guitar now compared to 73-75.
Sun Dec 05 20:37:07 2004 love your songs!!!
Thu Dec 16 19:23:08 2004 I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR OFF THE SHELF . PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN GET IT.
Tue Dec 28 20:31:33 2004 its been a long time....... since the gigs at the golden bear and the fox in long beach!!!!!!
Thu Dec 23 19:34:28 2004 LOVING THE STANLEY ALBUM - A FUTURE B-DAY PRESENT HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YA.