Entries for January through March 2007
NAME: john Bernard Conlon
LOCATION: cardwell, queensland, oz
Time: 11:42:15 AM
thanks for years of musical pleasure you bstard, with eric and ginger. jeez. the concert atthe albert hall was oarsome. can't remember if you were with blind faith? [filling in cos computer playing silly buggers].
shit man, always with you.
NAME: Matt Germann
LOCATION: New York
Time: 6:01:09 PM
Jack, Lucky enough to see the last MSG Cream show. Waited 37 years. Worth the wait. Hope you Eric & Ginger had as much fun as the audience.
Time: 9:06:43 PM
GREETINGS FROM SEATTLE! I JUST WANTED TO GET MY "2 CENTS IN" AND SAY HOWDY JACK! WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE AT ROYAL ALBERT ON MAY 6TH, THE BLUES SPIRIT JUST FELL UPON ME SEEING THAT DVD! GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO CARRY ON WITH WHATS INSIDE YOU, NOT JUST WHAT IS POPULAR!
LOCATION: Las Vegas
Time: 10:51:34 PM
This is not the first time I post a comment here. My last comment was when Jack came out with 'More Jack Than God. I mentioned among other things that this album had a different "feel" to it vs other of Jack's solo work, it lacked energy for example. Even the cover shot's looked somewhat depressing, then low and behold Jack became ill. Anyway, I am here to say that it woiuld be nice if Jack would, once and a while (once a month for example) write something to his fan base. Wwhy must we hear only from him when there is a desth in the industry? C'mon Jack, surely you have something to tell us.........once a month is not a big deal, even if its a few lines of what your up to. I hope the web master here allows this to be published on Jacks site and NOT ignore this. Many of Jack's fans think the same as I do here.
LOCATION: East West
Time: 9:26:17 PM
Hey Jack was surfing the net looking for old friends adn put Primo Bobby in the search engine and found him in you guest book... we jammed a few times with John & Mario Chipalino, Nicky Hopkins,Joey Covington and myself. This was all back in the David Petersen days in Mill Valley..
Well good to see your still Rockin and saw a very old note here that Bobby as interested to get in touch!!!
NAME: Henry Cohen
Time: 11:37:38 AM
Jack: I just watched the Cream reunion DVD with my 21 year old son, who is a musician. I had been trying to explain the idea of a bass comprising such an integral part of the music, and now he gets it. Please, please continue the tour. You were and still are the most interesting bassist in music.
Thanks for all the music.
Time: 10:23:39 AM
I completely agree with howard from Las Vegas, entry of 4th of january
LOCATION: Originally Scotland (now SA)
Time: 2:25:43 PM
Well it's 2007 ...and I've JUST discovered CREAM (a bit late - what a bugger!).BLOody mindblowing music that has EATEN to my core! I just cant stop watching you guys play live ...You were all SO comsumed with your music ..and SO friggin' talented ! Must've been a great feeling. Jack,you grabbed me the most....every fibre of your being was taken over by the music (I SO understand ...music has ruled me since I was 12..!) Well done - YOU managed to LIVE your music ! From a violin-playing SCOTS girl , Janey xxxx
NAME: terry lewis
ADDRESS: terry.@terry lewis.co.uk
Time: 3:06:31 PM
keep well jack from yet another No.1 fan.
LOCATION: San Francisco
Time: 11:39:17 PM
To everyone reading this:
Jack has made it clear that he would like to do a few more Cream shows.
Eric seems to hold no ill will toward Jack or Ginger.
The reason that there are no Cream shows scheduled is GINGER.
To everyone reading this: e-mail Ginger through his website! Let HIM know that you would like to see a little more from the Three Musketeers!!! And to stop bitching about the past and get on with the future!
There could be more Cream on the horizon! Let's get Mr. Baker to give us some more!!!
LOCATION: South Africa
Time: 9:16:57 AM
Hi there Jack, You'll laugh,but I've just discovered CREAM. Yep,I do KNOW itz 2007 ...!-damn it.....I bloody well missed it all! (seeing as tho I was born OCT'68-I didnae have much of a chance....!!) Anyway,Im blabbin'-I JUST had to write to YOU,Jack: i love my music, it's completely ruled my life since I was a wee girl(Ive played the violin since then)- BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO CONSUMED BY ANY MUSIC THE WAY IVE BEEN SHAKEN BY CREAM'S MUSIC ! You guys were so bloody talented, you really "got" each other,Ive never seen a band who are so engrossed in their music, right down into your bones-it must've been such a great feeling! THANKS A MILL , JACK , for : -being talented -feeling the need to play bass -being dead funky -trippin' over Eric and Ginger -playing the hell out of your bass and gettin' them to play the hell out of their instruments too!
Cheers ( I hoping you're keepin' OK !! ) Janie
Time: 3:11:13 PM
your are my hero!
NAME: Matt Nelson
LOCATION: Watertown, CT
Time: 11:18:23 PM
JACK! I have been listening to and watching the Cream reunion concert, and cant get enough. It is 11:15 right now, and i have had White Room on repeat since 9:00. It's so great. I also searched for and found some great youtube.com clips of you with Rory Gallagher.. amazing! Come tour in Connecticut!
NAME: David Stoltz
LOCATION: West Hartford,Ct.
Time: 11:40:46 PM
Hi,Jack.I just came home from NAMM where I had the great pleasure to say hello to Bernie Worrell.It had been a few years since we had seen each other[your show at B.B.King's]and he was great and in an excellent mood.His playing was AMAZING.....so inspired,fresh and brilliant.I am playing with Grayson Hugh again[he toured with you and Dickey in the late 8o's and jammed with you at the Lonestar].He and I go back to '69,so this is a thrill. I hope you are doing well and I look forward to another spoonful of your precious music.U duh Man!I love the new Cream dvd with interviews and bonus footage.I love the band's performance in that club....nice bass,too! Wishing a very fulfilling 2007 for you and your family.Peace,Love......
Time: 4:21:45 PM
hey jack, thanks for a lifetime of great sounds, missed you though when i finally got to see mountain. check out jay the bass on altered native myspace shine on : )
Time: 4:33:09 PM
Damn You Mr.Jack:
What the 'ell were ya's thinkin' with that composition, "We're Going Wrong"? I cant stop listening to that damn song..3 daze now..nonestop. I dont konw..but ...I think i'm in love..makes me kinda nervous to say so.
LOCATION: Johannesburg , SA
Time: 6:27:27 AM
Hiya Jack ....Janie here AGAIN ...
PLEEZ can I ask ( really nicely !!) if you'd let us all know how you are and what you're up to?! C'mon , we'd all really love to hear from you - it's a new year and a wee birdie told me it might be your last "active-in-public" year . I SO hope not ,'cos Ive just discovered you !
Anyway , cheers 4 now , Mr. Bass.........
NAME: jerry mazzola
LOCATION: beaumont texas
Time: 10:26:26 PM
jack...hope u are well. i saw u back in the 70's at the houston coliseum..with.. west- bruce- and lang...my classmate from high school edgar winter was the opening act...ya'll were fantastic..
god bless the greatest rock n roll bassist.
NAME: Phil Watson
LOCATION: Sydney Australia
Time: 2:49:29 AM
About time you updated the diary! Saw EC last week in Sydney with an awsome band that rocked the foundations of the best city in the world!
Thanks to Mark and Lorraine Wickert for keeping your Aussie fans in the loop with their excellent newsletter.
Time: 10:39:17 AM
Just wanting to let you know how much I enjoyed seeing you with Cream in 2005...hope to see you again soon! You rock!!!
LOCATION: Jo'burg, SA
Time: 3:04:57 PM
Hiya JACK , hope you're doing JUST FINE .
It's JANIE again! (...can't seem to keep my mouth shut-just ask the mad-bunch over on the JACKBRUCE YahooGroups!) Anyway,I HAD to tell you ,I'm having a MAGIC time discovering ur music-YOU have a lot of soul...! AND...thanks a ton 'cos you've inspired me pick up my violin again.It feels GOOD! Oh Yeah...and one more thing...I think Ive got dibbs on ur youngest fan..my son Dylan (who's all of 9!)has taught himself to sing "I FEEL FREE" all the way through and can play the riff to SOYL on my guitar-he doesn't have to play "air-guitar" on his wee plastic one anymore ....it's a bit noisier though..
Well Im off...cheers, Jack and look after yourself.......(and when are we all going to hear what YOU'VE been playing recently?!!)
LOCATION: manchester england
Time: 11:56:27 AM
hello jack, thankyou for the awsome gig i had waited for since i was 10 first time i heard cream. never thought it would happen? my prairs answered, better than ever hope it happens again,all the best to you,ginger and eric. thankyou,paul.
NAME: Joshua Stanton
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Canada
Time: 1:50:58 AM
Hello, Mr. Bruce! It is an honor and a privilege to address these words. As a composer, vocalist, sitarist, and bassist, I can say that YOU are my all-time favorite performer, and top influence--I finally got an SG bass, and named it JACK! From my teenage years to my mid-30s, I only ever wanted to play like you (or sometimes Chris Barber), but somehow always ended up sounding like ME. I don't know if that makes sense, but... THANKS, Jack! P. S. I really enjoyed seeing theThree of You on DVD in '05; it did my heart a world of good. Glad to know you are O. K.
NAME: connie carr
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9:38:13 PM
Jack: Received the Albert Hall Concert DVD about 6 months ago. Have watched it many times. My favorite song is We're Goin Wrong. You sound like a female traditional singer (high wailing voice), Ginger is doing some rolling drums like a symphonic percussionist and Eric played a fine solo in a rock motif. Everyone was doing something very different but, as a whole, the piece never lost its eerie feel or focus. Do you like Trad? Have you heard Bert Jansch's Black Swan? Nothing out of this world,just a happy album. Take care. Connie (short for Cornelius, I'm a guy).
Time: 2:28:46 AM
im love you musik i veit you in moskow
Time: 3:55:56 AM
DEAR JACK!WHEN YOU RECORDING NEW ALBUM!I KNOW THAT JACK BRUSE-IS THE BASS-GITAR GOOD,BECAUSE I WEIT NEW RECORD
LOCATION: The Peoples Republic of Cheverly Md USA
Time: 7:43:09 AM
Jack, I returned home from doin' my time in Viet Nam in '67. Intent on resuming my love affair with the drums, I walked into a record store in Wash. DC to catch up with what was new. As if it had been planned, I heard the opening lines of "I Feel Free". Bought the album. Listened to it only once and said," to hell with the drums, I'm going to be a bass player". Today after almost 40 years I'm still at it. If I can make it another 40, I MIGHT be half as good as you are. You are my hero.
NAME: Nancie Maslanik
LOCATION: Birmingham Detroit
Time: 4:26:01 PM
Hi Mr. Bruce, I'm sitting here watching "White Room". I was born in 1964 and remember dancing around and playing the air guitar while my mom was kickin out your vinyl L.P.'s..Mr. Jack Bruce PLEASE come play Detroit one more time..I have seen Eric Clapton live 13 times and just got my 4th row ticket for Apr. 5th. My god and John Mayall and the bluesbreakers at old FOX theater downtown and y FIVE LIVE YARDBIRDS jean jacket. But there is one thing missing..YOU BABY Pease come tour sorry about tripin down memory couldn't help mself. YOUR WIFE IS THE LUCKIEST LADY ALIVE.I know you can't reply but i will not deny that your replay would be a lifetime high for me ........chow chow for now, Nancie ...I'm sitting here freakin out now that I have that memory from 4 or 5 years old.
Time: 6:12:08 PM
Cream reunion was topper! Now mate, you HAVE to get back with Leslie and Corky! It was the second best thing you ever did mate! Do it before Leslie croaks!
NAME: Dave Cowieso
LOCATION: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Time: 5:23:49 PM
First I was told that you were a pal of my Dads from school in Scotland and 2nd you are a killer bass player. keep the tunes comin.
Roy Cowiesons boy Dave
NAME: TED DICKEY
LOCATION: IMPERIAL, MO
Time: 4:18:38 PM
Jack love the reuion tour. I didn't see the Gibson S.G. EB-3 I think. Do you still have it and why did you not use it for the tour?
NAME: Randy Bruce
LOCATION: Nashville TN
Time: 7:34:31 PM
Hey man, love the music. Im wondering if you are related to Robert the Bruce, the King of Scotland in 1314. I have traced my heritage to him and beond, to German royalty. But your still a prince in my book man. Keep the faith and hope you still play as much in the future as possible.
NAME: Gabriele Vidon
Time: 7:29:19 AM
Hi Jack!No news good news?
NAME: Francisco and Carolina
LOCATION: Quillota - Cuicoland - Chile
Time: 5:47:15 PM
I am a Chilean born in the City of Quillota, maybe you have heard of that city, I think so.
Since I was a little boy (only a few years ago) I have heard your music.
My father had some Cream recordings, and this is the way I knew about you.
For several years I was the only person I know that hear your musical works, then the magic began.
For those chances of the life I knew a Woman who love the band (something very difficult in my country), and of course: she love your solo career.
She lives in "Cuicoland"... and her name is "Miss Lonely".
That woman, my girlfriend, is probably your greatest fan and has told me very good things about you.
I wrote to give you thanks because your music have become the soundtrack of our love history.
You taught us that the age and the distance are not barriers for love, and that there is nothing impossible.
We sent you greetings from the Longest Country of the World: Chile, and wishing your visit in our country some day.
Francisco & Carolina
NAME: The Coyote
LOCATION: Tujunga, California
Time: 7:46:12 PM
You should check out our bass player, TOM CALDER. He lists you as one of his main influences. He has a BASS SOLO on our first album, "In The Darkness," and a really long melodical solo on our second album...
AMERICAN ZEN is releasing its' second album, LEVEL 2 - CHRIST KILLER.
It would be an honor to have you enjoy our first album. Your first album gave me great pleasure when it was first released. www.level1peaceofmind.com
Our band website is: www.americanZEN.org
Love, The Coyote
LOCATION: S Africa
Time: 12:01:41 PM
Hiya Jack The Bruce...it's me again ,JANIE (you know, the violin-playing Scots chick).John Symon,I have a bone to pick with you! I've concluded that I don't need "mind-altering substances"(hahaha)'cos I swear I'm addicted to your music! Latest discovery ( after devouring ALL the CREAM offerings) - an old video over on YouTube of YOU, Buddy Guy & Buddy Miles all playin' MY TIME AFTER A WHILE.Well,you floored me - THAT was some amazin' sh*t(och....scuze my French). I have come HOME ...and home is THE BLUES. Jack ,your MAGIC. JANIE xxxxx
NAME: steven divver
LOCATION: corpus christi,houston,texas
Time: 4:40:38 PM
I saw the great concert on public television while in Corpus Christi a short while ago,I guess you can fill Albert Hall for a week."Ladies and Gentlemen "JACK" on the good parts,"JACK"
Time: 9:35:59 AM
I'm one of your younger fans - only 19. I'm learning to play the guitar using online guitar lessons i found through a review site (www.reviewsnest.com). Still a novice, but when people ask me why i want to play, i just point at a cream poster i have hanging on the wall in my dorm room. Jack - thanks for the good music. Thanks for the inspiration. Your music is a light in my darker hours, a friend in my better ones. Kim
NAME: paul mcleod
LOCATION: new zealand
Time: 1:07:46 AM
Jack, you are brilliant. loved CREAM since left skool long ago. folowed Eric for blues but never liked "tears in heavan etc. now into DVD concerts - STRANGE BREW -fantastic but tod igot your 2002 DVD with V Reid + b Worrell - you wee CREAM - 'speially as you wrote most of songs - keep going!
Time: 1:00:28 PM
Just want to declare my surprise at seeing Jack at my local ASDA store the other day.I wanted to go over and say Hi,but I thought,out of respect,I would let him and his wife continue with their shopping,without me coming over and getting all muddled up with my words.It really was quite a shock. Anyway,as has been said a hundred times on here,thanks for the music,and the inspiration. Conan
NAME: elena frizzi
Time: 7:36:24 AM
Thank you Jack for the great music!See you soon '
NAME: ken nelson
LOCATION: st paul MN usa
Time: 4:13:49 PM
Just got a copy of the old grey whistle test sessions on CD and it's as great as the other BBC sessions. But how come it doesn't credit a keyboardist on Theme From an Imaginary Western? Was it you playing, Jack, or David Sancious? So much of it a has a definite Mahavishnu Orchestra ambience - like on Spirit. Much more than a wee bit awesome, Jack...gotta get a copy of the Manchester Free Trade Hall 2-CD set sumthyme soon....and to think that some people only know you from Cream, when you're actually SO much more.. CHEERS!
NAME: tony pascuzzo
LOCATION: los angeles
Time: 10:21:10 AM
Thank You my brotha for all the love and inspiration, that you have given to me and my family threw the years. It was as though yesterday, still getin goose bumps right now, I saw you at the whisky on the strip, in Cream. You all blew my mind, and you struck me then right up to now, as the most joyful player i have ever seen or heard in my life. I was a few feet away standing on the dance floor,I think it was $2.50 admission. You guys walkin down outside the club to the stage, instruments in hand, makin history my friend. I was playin at Pandoras Box , down Sunset, in a band called the Band, before then, P.S. not Thee Band. Your amazing vocal and happy happy deep bottom Bass shall be with me till the end of time. With all i have, i thank you, Much Love, Tony Pascuzzo ----- P.S. and i saw you play many manny times.
NAME: Jeffrey Platt
LOCATION: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Time: 2:12:30 PM
First, thankyou for such great music! I just purchased the Jack Bruce at Rockpalast triple concert DVD awesome!!! I greatly recommend it. Secondly, I have read comments on the Robin Trower website and have been in touch with the Trower management about your new project together and would like to read something from you about what's cooking. Again I finally had the chance to see you at MSG in NYC October 26, 2005 and loved it. Jeff Platt
NAME: David Colman
LOCATION: Kaim Park Bathgate Scotland
Time: 7:15:50 PM
Hi just wanted to say hello to Jack and all his fans. I have great memories of Jacks' tour of small venues in Scotland, especially the Kaim Park hotel (ring any Bells Jack?) Meeting Jack was something special and a highlight of my life. As a player(Warwick fretless Thumb Bolt on)I have based my approach and style on Jack and Andy Fraser who for me will remain THEE bass players. God Bless Jack, haste ye back.
NAME: Peter Frank
LOCATION: Göttingen, Germany
Time: 6:19:36 PM
Hi Jack, being your fan since I heard "Im so Glad" and adoring everything you did since that, Im just hearing BBM "About the next Dream. So we all know "Dream" never has happened, but Right now Im asking myself, why did you never make B3 - Beck,Bruce,Baker (or the other way round)? sincerely Peter
LOCATION: Leeds, England
Time: 7:28:12 AM
Hello Jack! I'm but a slip of a lad at 33, but I've been a massive enthusiast since I was about 14. Not just with Cream (the bass on I'm So Glad from Goodbye absolutely blows me away!) but with the mass of solo adventures over the years. Songs For A Tailor is in my top 5 album list, and I was so glad to be able to hear the Jet Set Jewel album, finally! Just wanted to say thanks for wonderful times your music has brought to me. As a guitarist myself I have treasured the opportunity to 'jam' to your songs on many occasions. Take care and god bless.
NAME: Ray Finnell
LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
Time: 4:30:17 PM
After almost 40 years of listening to your music, it finally hit me why I admire your work so much: not only are you a great bassist, but your primary intent is to let the music and words speak for themselves--to do your job of supporting them and to get out of the way. You aren't so vain and egocentric that you insist on being center stage in the brightest spotlight; yet you create great art. Thanks for your superlative music.
NAME: kevin woods
LOCATION: shannon ireland
Time: 4:56:57 PM
thanks Jack for all the great music over the years The cream renunion was brillent you were fantastic . God bless you and your family
LOCATION: New York
Time: 11:58:20 PM
My brother paid $3.50 to see Cream in the Village Theater in 1967. I paid $350 (face value) to see Cream at MSG in 2005. Inflation! Please get the Rockpalast dvds issued in NTSC for us American fans. Somebody had a good idea about some West, Bruce and Laing shows - Out in the fields - the Doctor, etc. Concerning Cream reunions - based on past history I don't think Ginger is the problem. He toured with Jack in 1989 and made the great BBM album in the 90's. Clapton wants to run his own show doing unambitious music.
NAME: Kevin Frieson
Time: 6:27:06 AM
Jack What a great player and so much of a mentor to me.Been with you for a long time.LOVE YA
NAME: Jerry Dean
LOCATION: Memphis Tennessee
Time: 11:21:10 AM
Dear Jack. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a lifetime of inspiration and great music. I was a baseball player for my first fifteen years on this earth and was going to pursue it as a profession until i heard "Crossroads". Cream and more specifically you, introduced me to a whole other world of creativity and fulfillment. Growing up in Memphis with all the great Sun records stuff and later Stax and being surrounded by the blues was wonderful in itself , but i wouldn't have noticed all of that wonderful music around me as much had you not awoken another talent and interest in me Mr. Bruce, and i thank you for everything. Saw you with West Bruce and Laing at the old Ellis Auditorium North Hall back in the Seventies and then again with the Ringo band in Tunica Ms. in the early 2000's i believe. I was both astonished and inspired. Every other bass player in the Memphis area was there that night that wasn't playing another gig. You killed us all Jack. You are still the man!
NAME: John Boy
Time: 4:39:16 PM
I love all your stuff with Cream and a lot of your solo stuff too. One of my favourites is BLT with Robin Trower, and heard you're doing new stuff with Robin...Cant wait to hear it. John Boy.
NAME: Jim Ives
Time: 5:12:21 AM
Hi Jack, it was seeeing coverage of both you, Ginger Baker and Graham Bond on BB4 TV the other night.
As a student I am one of those fortunate people that used to see the Johnny Burch Octet at the Plough Inn in Ilford Lane, back in the mid 60's, whenever. That was a sharp outfit with terric arranegments and momentsI still remember your renditions of " The Immortal Ninth". Shame it was so shrt lived.
I met Johnn y Burch about 10 years ago in a small jazz bar in Bethnal Green (that is no longer there), and asked whether there were recordings of the Band, but it seems they are not being released by somebody. Do you have any further info on this?
All the best.