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Julianne says: October 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Dear Pete,

I doubt you’ll ever get this message but I felt that I had to at least try to clue you into what’s gone down with the new stadium in Brooklyn. The mayor, borough president and Jay-Z will tell a story of Brooklyn pride but the people of Brooklyn, especially those that lost their homes and businesses due to unlawful eminent domain, will tell another story. This article explains it much more eloquently than I. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ll be at your show there in November along with a few other friends who protested the project. We figure that we have to live with this monstrosity, we may as well enjoy some of it’s benefits, but it’s with a heavy heart. I just don’t think I could bear to hear you say from the stage how wonderful it is for Brooklyn to have a new stadium, at least without knowing the facts.

I look forward to your show, I’ve been a fan for more years than I care to say.

All the best,



RT Johnson says: October 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

Dear Pete,

I just read a review of your “memoir”, is that cool to call it that, don’t want to make you sound like a politician, but memoir sounds better than autobigriophy, a bit classier perhaps? Again your humble side and brilliant wit seem to have risen to the surface. Rolling Stone’s review says you included a lot of your rock star antics in the book, and were brutally honest. And it just confirms, to me anyway, you have soldiered through the riggers of fame as well as anyone. You could of easily acted “above” telling the old stories, but you didn’t. Like it or not, we all love a bit of gossip, it’s human nature to want to hear about another person being silly-I’m sure that’s just one of many adjectives and moods covered but we are talkin your best buddy was keith Moon :<). Your amazing achievements obviously speak for themselves, so for you to allow us to read what I imagine must be both wonderful and a bit sad at times, well that is life isn't it?

OK I am getting way too heavy, and ironically that goes against most of why I am writing. Don't know if it's true, but the story of you being a bit sad and hanging out one night with Jerry Garcia is inspiring-doubt it made your book-, as the story goes through a night of laughter and joking around mixed with some serious contemplation, at the end of the night you said "Mother nature, it's out there isn't it," as you brightened up. Yup, even without a night/nights of Quadrophenia and your one liners and guitar genius, life is full of treasures as simple as a dog's grin or a sunset/sunrise, the good stuff is always waiting for all of us.

Thanks man.

Maria Niku says: September 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Hi Pete,

Right, able to write this at last, my cat fell asleep and stopped trying to play with my hands. The poor thing doesn’t know how to be careful with her claws. She’s an adoptee and never had other cats to show her. She has wrapped me around her white, silky paw, naturally.

Damn and blasted. I would’ve gladly taken the 1000 page version! Oh well, many congratulations on finishing the work. Even if only half of that 1000 pages, I’m fairly certain it’ll be a brilliant read, as you are one of the rare people who both have something (a lot) to say and the means to say it. So, if only October came sooner. Oh, and I am very very happy to hear that you are going to appear on the Daily Show, with His Brilliance, Jon Stewart.

All the very best.


Peter Hadrill says: September 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hi Pete, Looking forward to your book eagerly-a longtime admirer and fan. Loved your John Peel lecture last year, you struggling artist. Please keep it up for a long time yet.


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