Entries for Januray through March 2004
NAME: Stefan Pfeifer
LOCATION: Essen, Germany
Time: 3:56:20 PM
Dear Bruce, a close friends of mine whose name is Wolfgang Freye celebrates his 50th birthday septembre this year. He lives with you (and your music) for more than half of his life (even if you didn't realize). We will publish a small book for his birthday. And he would be very happy and very proud, if there were some words from Jack Bruce in this book (f.i. about concerts in Essen,in the ruhr area or in Germany). And we were happy to. Is there any chance for a message ? Please answer to the adress above.
NAME: Mick Watson
LOCATION: Notts.. England
Time: 1:25:15 PM
Lets all appreciate the awesome presence and musical virtuosity that has enabled the man to slot chameleon-like into any band with seamless dexterity. Its time,long overdue for the young musicians of today who wander aimlessly into styles forced upon them by the commercially driven market place to revisit the musical legacy left behind in the wake of such greats as Jack Bruce. I will never tire of listening. Mick...
NAME: Phil Townson
LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada
Time: 6:15:21 PM
Jack, I have a box set of The Cream. Two live disks and two studio. I play them all the time as I have most of my life. Some of my freinds tell me I'm musically stuck in the past. I tell them they have some catching up to do. Love you Jack bruce. Thank you so much. Phil Townson
NAME: Chris Burtenshaw
Time: 10:45:33 AM
Jack, Very best wishes and continuing good health for 2004 and beyond. Kind regards, Chris
NAME: GORDON BLACK
LOCATION: PARTICK ,GLASGOW
Time: 4:23:38 PM
FOREVER AN INSPIRATION. SCOTLAND,S GREATEST .KEEP IT GOING.
NAME: Alex Hutchison
LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Time: 6:46:09 AM
I saw Cream in '69 at the Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I started playing Bass 16 months later. Jack was having so much fun. The fans gave them 3 standing ovations. The next day in Edmonton they said that was the best crowd ever. Jack's best solo for me is Apostrophe with Frank Zappa. Around 1990 I bought a 1968 Gibson EB3 in tribute for the influence that Jack's playing had on me. I've had a lot of fun too! Thanks Jack!
NAME: Jean-Francois MATHIEU
Time: 8:20:37 AM
Well, the first time I heard Jack was when he played with a group in which a guitar player, many people called GOD, played nice blues licks. Although I played guitar, from that point on I knew which side of the music I was ! Thanks a million times to Jack for what his compositions, his bass playing and vocal have brought to me ! As I often answer in interviews when asked with what musicians I'd like to play, I answer : with Jack Bruce on bass and Jack Bruce on vocals ! jfm l'inguitarissable http://www.jfmathieu.com
LOCATION: Puerto Rico
Time: 3:15:04 PM
Sugestions for recording songs: Shoot me dead- Caetano veloso. You don't know me- Caetano Veloso. Velazquez- Hanrahan. She so heavy- Lennon & MacCartney Golden sumblers-Lennon & MacCartney Sunday bloody sunday or Luck of the Irish.-Lennon Trouble everyday-Zappa Isolation,Meat city,I found out-Lennon Oh darling-Lennon & MacCartney well I must sound nuts, and I know there is plenty of songs out there, simply just wishing you could do something like Yoko Ono's Dog Town, or Loneliness,(excuse my english) Laurie Anderson's Excellent Birds, so I beg your pardon if It sounds silly, -ahh, Remember Hendrix if 6 was nine? or any Hendrix or Harrison song!! any way i'm glad I could write this message to you, Thanks and keep getting better!
NAME: Emilie Hausheer
LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
Time: 10:09:05 PM
I love hearing Jack sing ... I don't have any of his solo albums but hear his music on Cream albums. My favorite is Wheels of Fire ... I wore out the LP and I replaced it with a CD ...
Time: 3:28:30 AM
THREE HUMBLE REQUESTS: (1) PLEASE RERECORD FRESH CREAM WITH ERIC AND GINGER LIVE IN THE STUDIO AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE RECORDED IN THE FIRST PLACE. BASS LEFT , DRUMS CENTER , GUITAR RIGHT WITH HALVERSON AND BARBER AT THE BOARDS. VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS , NO EFFECTS. THIS WOULD SELL. (2) REMIX LIVE CREAM VOL.II AS ABOVE (PER ADRIAN BARBER). MORE BASS IS NEEDED HERE. (3)THE RELEASE OF ANY LIVE RECORDINGS OF THE SPEDDING/MARSHALL /BOND(?) LINEUP (1971) WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Time: 3:59:58 PM
Dear Mr. Bruce:
Upon hearing of your medical condition, the song "Consul at Sunset" kept popping into my head. You must know the impact of your music penetrated my sense of hearing and now resides deep in the confines of mind and has expressed itself many times in countless ways. Thank you.
I continue to "run a little too fat". EV
LOCATION: San francisco
Time: 4:02:05 PM
I'd like a copy of the words and music/chords arrangement for 'Victoria Sage.' Any idea where I might find it?
EJ, long-time fan
Time: 6:43:30 AM
five long years eh Derek? Thank you for keepin' us in touch with Jack (never enough...)AUGURI
Time: 10:39:59 PM
hello Derek and JACK,
between me and my 19 year old daughter, my 15 year old son and 13 year old daughter, our favorite track is #7 from BBM. What you, Ginger and Gary do with "we're going wrong" (why does love have to go wrong") is tremendous.
I saw you at Toads in 88, and I try to emulate your ingenuity whenever I play, as I jam with my kids.
NAME: GREG JR
LOCATION: OCEANSIDE ,CA.
Time: 8:19:34 PM
hey, there JB.I'LL BE PRAYIN' FOR YA!! JUST HEARD ABOUT THE LIVER! IM JAMMIN' WITH MY DAD AND HIS BAND, OL' BILL LORDEN IS HIS DRUMMER. (BY THE WAY, BLT IS A COOL ALBUM) IM ONLY 27 YEARS OLD! MY DAD IS GREG SERRATO(SR.)(J-BIRD RECORDS).JAMMIN AT "THE LAKE ALICE TRADING CO." RIVERSIDE,CA. CHECK OUT.....GREGSERRATO.COM I PLAY BASS AND WILL BE SOLOING......YOU'VE SHOWED ME AS A CHILD,THROUGH YOUR MUSIC,THAT A BASS PLAYER DOESNT HAVE TO STAND BY THE AMPS AND LOOK DUMB WITH HIS FINGERS BARELY MOVIN'.TO SHINE LIKE ONE OF GODS OWN ANGELS!!
NAME: Steven Kirkby
LOCATION: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Time: 2:09:59 AM
Jack. mate just thought i'd say hi i love cream mate you guys rocked, im only 20 and i love old music you guys the beatles and hendrix are my favourites ever. Cream songs are my favourites songs to play, theres just something about them dude. SWALBR.... fuck yeah that song is everything i love about music in one little song it blows me away everytime, one of my favs that one. Don't be scared to reunite with your old cream mates and come play in townsville that would be unreal. seeya steve
NAME: Ben Buchner
LOCATION: 365 So. Forest St. Denver, CO
Time: 7:44:14 PM
Jack - I'm sixteen and having a good time with my band. My band plays improvised electric blues,though not to original still a good time :) I just wanted and thank you so much for everything you have done for me in the past years, with your fantastic playing and song writing. It has inspired me along with my friends (band members) to produce music we enjoy and love instead of trying to play songs that appeal to the musical wants of our generation,i.e rap and punk. Thank you so much for what you did and are doing. I hope to keep you updated on my bands progress.
keep on rockin, Ben - guitarist
LOCATION: New York
Time: 1:44:10 PM
I have loved your music for a long time. I spent part of my youth trying to play your bass lines in one band or another. "I'm so glad" you're still making music.
Looking forward to your next gig in New York....
Time: 4:48:21 PM
Dear Mr.Jack Bruce, my name is Jeff Czarnec and im a 16 year old bassist.I admire your previous band CREAM a lot as well does my father. I wanted to know if there was anyway possible that I may be able to recieve personal tips or lessons to improve my bass playing becuase i want help on becoming more melodic and have better phrasing so i figure what better way to do it then from a pro.If there is any way at all i can do this via email or in person please let me know via email.
LOCATION: Detroit, USA
Time: 7:52:23 PM
I am a huge fan of all of your work and and even bigger fan of Cream. I still wonder if you guys will ever get back together for one last run. I was too young to ever see you live so I always hope i get to see the group together just one time.
NAME: Neil Stanley
LOCATION: West Yorkshire
Time: 12:33:51 PM
Dear Jack (or anybody out there!). Can you confirm if you released a 12 INCH e.p. in the late 70's or early 80's on the Ampex label? If so, did it contain previously unreleased material? Mant thanks, Neil.
NAME: jack buyes
LOCATION: new york
Time: 10:11:12 PM
thank you for being a huge inspiration on me and my bass playing.im a huge fan of you and cream.thans for everything.
Time: 6:49:09 AM
Hi jack, get better soon and good luck with rehab. I promise we will keep margrit safe on cassio. Speak to you soon. Donna
NAME: John Pick
LOCATION: Ft.Lauderdale, Fl USA
Time: 9:37:42 PM
How do you address a person who is beyond addressing due to his effect on my life. You are beyond words in your playing. I have been in awe of you for 36 years. I need to ask you about what bass you used on the track "ARE YOU THE ONE" form JOhnny Mc Laughlin Electric Guitarist Featuring Jack Bruce, Tony Williams, and John Mc Laughlin. Do you remember the bass and amp you used on that track? That track made me realize what a bass monster you are, Good health to you.Thanx John Pick (954)421-4671 machine (954)655-4671 cell
NAME: Mark Grasso
LOCATION: New york
Time: 12:18:33 PM
Jack, thanks for the memories. I'm A fan since childhood and a Bass player. You have been a source of inspiration and influence in my playing and musical taste. I saw you about a year and a half ago in Brooklyn, NY for FREE in a park near Coney Island. The vocal during your rendition of "Elenor Rigby" can still send chills down my spine when I think about it. I hope that your recovery is complete. God Bless. I hope you are "Sittin' in top of the world"
NAME: Handlebar Henry
LOCATION: On The Gulf Of Mexico, east of New Orleans
Time: 1:14:05 AM
I originally wrote the letter below to your get well card but thought I would post it here as well. I hope you are having a nice Springtime like we are enjoying...everything coming back to life after the winter months.
Name: Handlebar Henry Location: On The Gulf Of Mexico, east of New Orleans Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 1/6/2004 Time: 3:54:43 PM Comment
I am just learning of your illness. I hope that this new year will bring only the very best for you.
Theme From An Imaginary Western is probably my favorite song...it literally changed the direction of my entire life...
I was listening to a version of Theme and looked into the mirror while driving along the beach. The sun was falling into the water*..it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
All of this happened-by accident-some 34 years ago.
Thank you so much for creating this song.
Very Best Regards,
Handlebar Henry-January 6, 2004
*It's the only place on earth where the sun can rise and set in the water while on a 4 lane highway.
NAME: Mikko Lehmonen
Time: 2:30:30 AM
Jack is best