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Richard Scotti

5/6/2017 3:44:07 PM

Let's play 20 questions
This is an open interview to all those who want to be interviewed! Answer as many questions or as few as you want. I will respond with my answers later. I was more concerned with coming up with questions that most people would hopefully find relevant than thinking about my own answers but I will have those up in due time. Please use the numbers when answering a question.

1) Where were you and what were you doing the very first moment you aspired to be a musical artist?

2) What is your earliest memory that you became aware that music of any kind existed? Did you hear music that your parents listened to? What is the first song or group of songs that you remember hearing on the radio or seeing on TV?

3) How did you choose the instrument(s) you play and are you self taught or have some training?

4) Do you recall how you felt when you composed your very first song?

5) Did you learn play your favorite songs by other people in order to learn your instrument? What were the songs you learned?

6) How important is music in your life?

7) What are your favorite artists or bands of all time? Which ones influenced you the most?

8) Did your parents encourage you to learn and play music or did they discourage you? Or were they just neutral? What other adults of family members had opinions about your musical aspirations and did they play any role in your endeavors?

9) Were many of your friends also aspiring musical artists or were you somewhat isolated in that regard?

10) What was your first instrument that you owned and how did you pay for it? What other instruments did you own later in life? What was the best instrument you ever owned?

11) What are your 5 favorite songs of all time?

12) Describe one or more live concerts you saw that had a profound impact on you and/or your music?

13) What was your first live gig? (if any). How did you feel before and after the gig.? Did it go well?

14) What was your most important live gig? (if any)

15) What was your first experience in a recording studio? (if any)

16) If you record home, how did you get started?

17) How would you describe the essence of your music?
How does your music make you feel when you hear it or play it? How do you feel when you write a song that meets your artistic criteria? How do you feel when other people either validate or reject a song you've written?

18) When you write a song, are you mainly concerned with pleasing listeners or pleasing yourself or both?

19) How did you arrive at IMP? What has been your experience here? What would say are the main benefits that you derive from it? How has it helped you personally or musically? (if at all)

20) How does music in general make you feel?


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Lars Mars

5/8/2017 9:11:08 PM



Hard to believe no one's replied yet on this one Richard.

Great questions. Looking forward to some replies.

Glenn


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Father Time

5/9/2017 1:39:10 AM ---- Updated 5/9/2017 2:02:03 AM


ok I'll play.


1) Where were you and what were you doing the very first moment you aspired to be a musical artist?

I suppose I was playing piano, and was writing my first songs, It was around 12 years old.

2) What is your earliest memory that you became aware that music of any kind existed? Did you hear music that your parents listened to? What is the first song or group of songs that you remember hearing on the radio or seeing on TV?

Heard music on TV and in the car. I remember hearing King of the Road on the radio when I was 3 years old.

3) How did you choose the instrument(s) you play and are you self taught or have some training?

Not sure why I originally picked drums. then it was piano and then guitar. Had drum and piano lessons, taught myself guitar.

4) Do you recall how you felt when you composed your very first song?

I wasn't that thrilled with it.

5) Did you learn play your favorite songs by other people in order to learn your instrument? What were the songs you learned?

had a lot of those songs on piano by McCartney and Elton.

6) How important is music in your life?

pretty important.

7) What are your favorite artists or bands of all time? Which ones influenced you the most?

Beatles, Neil Young, Led Zep, Stones, Who, Nirvana, Pink Floyd.

8) Did your parents encourage you to learn and play music or did they discourage you? Or were they just neutral? What other adults of family members had opinions about your musical aspirations and did they play any role in your endeavors?

they were supportive. My dad liked my singing.

9) Were many of your friends also aspiring musical artists or were you somewhat isolated in that regard?

well I made a lot of artist friends.

10) What was your first instrument that you owned and how did you pay for it? What other instruments did you own later in life? What was the best instrument you ever owned?

drums, my parents bought. The best instrument I owned was a piano.

11) What are your 5 favorite songs of all time?

Rain Song, On The Beach, Eight Miles High, Reptile, Uncle Albert.

12) Describe one or more live concerts you saw that had a profound impact on you and/or your music?

I saw a lot of concerts.

13) What was your first live gig? (if any). How did you feel before and after the gig.? Did it go well?

Did the circuit with bars in Florida. It was ok, we couldn't find a steady drummer.

14) What was your most important live gig? (if any)

Did a big show in Virginia Beach.

15) What was your first experience in a recording studio? (if any)

just my own.

16) If you record home, how did you get started?

bought a Tascam portastudio.

17) How would you describe the essence of your music?
How does your music make you feel when you hear it or play it? How do you feel when you write a song that meets your artistic criteria? How do you feel when other people either validate or reject a song you've written?

Rock, I'm pretty happy with it. i make my own mind up about whether or not a song is good.

18) When you write a song, are you mainly concerned with pleasing listeners or pleasing yourself or both?

the world.

19) How did you arrive at IMP? What has been your experience here? What would say are the main benefits that you derive from it? How has it helped you personally or musically? (if at all)

I co-founded IMP. It's been mostly fun.

20) How does music in general make you feel?

free.


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Jilly

5/9/2017 5:09:14 AM ---- Updated 5/9/2017 5:47:20 AM


1) I never aspired to be a music artist

2) Children's Saturday morning radio show with songs like The Ugly duckling and Disney stuff

3) I had piano lessons and took the first 2 grades then went freestyle

4) I didn't think it was a big deal to put words and tunes together, still don't

5) I like to dissect well known songs to see how hard or easy they are

6) Listening to music is not at all important to me unless I can't sleep

7) I'm not so much a fan of particular artists and bands, just like certain songs some days and not so much on other days.

8) I don't remember anyone showing much interest but I kept it to myself mostly. My Mother was constantly singing songs from films and musicals but I wasn't keen back then. My Uncle also sang, played drums and the harmonica really well.

9) I didn't have many close friends but I went dancing weekly with others where we enjoyed live aspiring bands

10) A harmonica (which I couldn't play) and then I hired a series of instruments, like clarinet and guitar all of which I couldn't play. First grown up instrument was a keyboard which I kept upgrading, they are so easy and so versatile.

11) pass - Difficult for me as I can't remember names of songs but when I hear one I recognise I know every part of it.

12) I don't like concerts much, it's not the best way to hear music when you have to watch it on a TV screen. Did Michael Jackson in London, couldn't see him.

13) The only live public gigs I've had were as part of a school choir in a huge venue where I did descant, I loved standing up there looking at the audience.

14) I wrote a small musical show for the local Scout group and did piano accompaniment, it was at an old folks centre and most of the audience were nodding off I think, but I got a bouquet of flowers at the end.

15 and 16) I used to watch over my son's shoulder when he started out making mp3s of his songs, he helped me set up my own system.

17) My online name is Uniquency (unique and frequent) I like to be melodic, harmonious, short and not too repetitive. I love when someone actually picks out some part of my song that proves they really listened all the way through and 'got' me. Criticism is pointless if it's just subjective... but I like when someone points out something I was iffy about myself.

18) Myself or when I write to a brief and it's appreciated (e.g. weddings, anniversaries or competitions)

19) I was invited to IAC via Garageband but I really got involved after volunteering to do radio fill-ins and be social on The Pipeline. Station making was very good back then as I actually used the audio bridges to make a real show. My sister Verity also joined and we had a good time together. Met lots of interesting people and collaborators. Scott became a great friend and still is 10 years later.

20) Writing songs is the greatest distraction and probably the biggest time waster ever. As a song producer I am someone who is not me at all as others know me.

I don't think this is the sort of interview you really wanted but I thank you for showing some interest in posting on the Pipeline - hope you get more responses - Jilly


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Richard Scotti

5/9/2017 11:52:58 AM ---- Updated 5/9/2017 12:37:11 PM


@ FT ~Thank you so much for participating!!

@ Jilly ~ Thank you for helping to get things started. I welcome all kinds an answers and there no right or wrong ways to respond. I enjoyed getting to know more about you and Father Time.

I've been trying hard to come up with something that would stimulate pipeline activity rather than just trying to plug my latest song. I've been on the site for almost a decade and I want to get to know the people I've been hanging out with. When I get enough responses, I'm going to answer the questions myself. Then I intend to make a composite "report" that lists all the most interesting answers and who gave them. I'll be writing and overall essay on what meanings I can glean from the information.

I appreciate that FT and Jilly took the time to pave the way for others to get on board. Keep in mind that you do not have to answer all the questions at one time.
Answer whatever questions you want to answer. You can always come back later and answer other questions if when you want to do it that way. Thank you all in advance for your fascinating answers!!


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Shoe City Sound

5/9/2017 2:36:15 PM ---- Updated 5/9/2017 2:43:43 PM



1) Where were you and what were you doing the very first moment you aspired to be a musical artist? Even though I have been playing piano and singing since I was a small child, performing at schools, local theater even majored in music in college, I never defined myself as an artist till the late 1970's when I got sort of dragged into the local Boston punk/new wave scene.

2) What is your earliest memory that you became aware that music of any kind existed? Did you hear music that your parents listened to? What is the first song or group of songs that you remember hearing on the radio or seeing on TV?
I had an uncle who was an amazing jazz pianist. I remember sitting beside him on the piano bench mesmerized by his playing. From early on I listened to the pop music of the day at home. My parents always had music on the radio. We ate dinner with the radio on.

3) How did you choose the instrument(s) you play and are you self taught or have some training? I just fell in love with the piano .. love how the keys look, love how it plays harmonies and rhythms and melody. I was lucky to have lessons from a former concert pianist who had escaped Poland during WWII. I studied through HS and majored in college.

4) Do you recall how you felt when you composed your very first song? It was a little piano piece for a HS music class. It wasn't very moving - but it was fun.

5) Did you learn play your favorite songs by other people in order to learn your instrument? What were the songs you learned? I sort of missed the boat on that. Reading music came so easily to me, that I never bothered to learn by rote. I wish I had. To this day I have like no repertoire.

6) How important is music in your life? It's the most important thing in my life.

7) What are your favorite artists or bands of all time? Which ones influenced you the most? That's a tough question - so many unbelievable artists everywhere . In random order .... Air, Down To The Bone, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Pentatonix, Thievery Corporation, Barney Kessel, tons of others...

8) Did your parents encourage you to learn and play music or did they discourage you? Or were they just neutral? What other adults of family members had opinions about your musical aspirations and did they play any role in your endeavors? I would have to say I had no encouragement from any adult, even my parents or teachers till I got to college.

9) Were many of your friends also aspiring musical artists or were you somewhat isolated in that regard? A couple of HS boyfriends

10) What was your first instrument that you owned and how did you pay for it? What other instruments did you own later in life? What was the best instrument you ever owned? Of course a piano - first one I bought for myself was after my son was born. I thought I'd have one to give lessons on. We had no dough. I've been given a beautiful guitar as a gift, but I suck at playing it even though I love to listen to other people play guitar so much. It's my favorite instrument after piano.

11) What are your 5 favorite songs of all time? Amsterdam by Raul Ramirez, Spring Vibe by Echophlekz, Universal Traveller by Air, Thievery Corporation mix of The Girl's Insane by the Januaries, Jolene by Dolly Parton

12) Describe one or more live concerts you saw that had a profound impact on you and/or your music? Live concerts aren't that inspirational to me. I get way too distracted by the crowd and all. I much prefer to smoke weed and listen to music all alone.

13) What was your first live gig? (if any). How did you feel before and after the gig.? Did it go well? Oh God - haha one of the dive bars in Boston in a band called The Phantoms. That's where I met DJ Julio (other half of Shoe City Sound) It was OK. I had done a lot more difficult performing by then. That band wasn't so terrific

14) What was your most important live gig? (if any) No standout career changing experiences there.

15) What was your first experience in a recording studio? (if any) A student's father owned a small studio in Cohasset, MA. He was nice enough to do a demo type thing for my husband at the time (who later turned into Lou Miami. He died a while back, but has a cult sort of following even present day.)

16) If you record home, how did you get started? A friend showed me his home studio situation a while back. He had a 4 track - but studio recording was so expensive back then, and I couldn't believe I could just have a situation like that and record anytime I wanted.

17) How would you describe the essence of your music?
How does your music make you feel when you hear it or play it? How do you feel when you write a song that meets your artistic criteria? How do you feel when other people either validate or reject a song you've written? I would say the essence of my music is actually spiritual, even though the genre is electronica/ambient/jazz. I have to admit I am in love with my music. It's the most precious thing I have. It's tough to be objective in terms of other people's reactions, but over the years I've tried really hard to not have emotions about how other people react. It's soooo subjective and everyone is entitled to love what they love.

18) When you write a song, are you mainly concerned with pleasing listeners or pleasing yourself or both? Being true to myself and the sound first, but of course want to be accessible to others. What's the good if no one else likes to listen to it?

19) How did you arrive at IMP? What has been your experience here? What would say are the main benefits that you derive from it? How has it helped you personally or musically? (if at all)I was invited a long time ago when it was IMP and sort of first getting started (I think). I've had a great experience here - got to meet and collaborate with other people that I would never have run into otherwise. I'm such a solitary person so this is actually the only musical community activity I have. Plus the stations are great. It's fabulous to listen to them and to have tunes on them.

20) How does music in general make you feel? I don't think I could describe that feeling. But I'll say that in any situation any kind of music makes everything better. Sometimes it's the only thing that's making it tolerable.


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Richard Scotti

5/9/2017 5:23:14 PM


....VERY revealing and interesting responses, Delores. You've always been such a big supporter of my music and of other member's music in general - it's an honor to get to know you better and I'm confident that others here feel the same way. Thanks for sharing.


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Richard Scotti

5/9/2017 6:15:44 PM ---- Updated 5/10/2017 9:46:11 AM


1) Like many others, it was when I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. But I also was very inspired by The Lovin' Spoonful singing Do You Believe In Magic and Richie Havens singing Follow both at the Newport Folk Festival. When I heard those songs live for the first time under the stars on a spring night I felt like I could fly.
Richie Havens urged in his song to "follow" and I did.

2) My first awareness of music was when I was very young and heard the Tokens singing the Lion Sleeps Tonight. I just stared up at the radio in sheer amazement not knowing what kind of magic this was. The words, the harmonies, the images were filling my minds eye with pictures of lions and the jungle. It was like a religious experience. Later I then started to listen to some 45's my mom had and they were Up On The Roof by the Drifters and the B side was There Goes My Baby which I found haunting and mesmerizing.

3) I chose the Hammond organ to learn because I wanted to play the Al Kooper lick on Like A Rolling Stone. I also admired the organ playing of Felix Cavaliere of the Young Rascals, Greg Allman of the Allman Bros and Steve Winwood from Traffic & Blind Faith. Eventually I learned to play guitars and harmonica. I took some piano lessons from a friend and guitar lessons from Danny Kalb of the Blues Project. Although I had some instruction I would say I'm largely self taught and just picked up stuff from other musicians I jammed with which is something I did all the time. I also love the organ playing of Garth Hudson of the Band.

4) I was on St Marks Place in the East Village feeling very high and playing an acoustic guitar. I was mostly playing a G chord and an A minor chord just strumming. Then I started making up words and singing. All of a sudden, I thought WOW! This is a thing!

5) The first song I learned was House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals' version) I dug that organist too. Then I learned Summer In The City by the Lovin' Spoonful.

6) Music IS my life.

7) Dylan, The Band, The Stones, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers

8) My parents did not encourage me. They were terrified that I wouldn't make a living as a musician. As always, they were wrong. In general I was invisible to most of the adults in my life. They were very self involved. I raised myself.

9) Many of friends were either musicians or other kinds of artists. Other kids were mostly jocks or future dentists.

10) I owned many wonderful keyboards and guitars over the years - my favs were a Les Paul Custom, Fender Telecaster, Rickenbacker 12 string, Taylor Acoustic and a Hammond B-3 with Leslie.

11) Like A Rolling Stone, Do You Believe In Magic, The Weight, Tumblin' Dice and She Loves You. (subject to change without notice!! ;-) Depends on the day.

12) Jimi Hendrix at Lincoln Center and The FiIlmore East, Bob Dylan with the Band at Madison Square Garden, The Stones at the Garden with Mick Taylor, Janus Joplin at the Fillmore East, Paul, George and Ringo solo concerts at the Garden. The Allman Brothers at the Beacon theatre in NYC. The first concert where Neil Young joined CSN at the Fillmore East.

13) I played with my first band at the Bitter End in New York. The lead singer was hella nervous and threw up in the bathroom right up until we had to go on. When we went onstage one of the guitarists broke a string and found it very difficult to play. It was disaster. We were all depressed but then we played at Hunter College and it was fantastic.

14) I did some Dylan covers at a street fair and people went crazy. (in a good way!)

15) My first experience in a recording studio - I was very anxious but it was exciting and I learned a lot. I was a partner in owning a recording studio but didn't stay with it very long. It was a grind but had it's perks while it lasted.

16) My first recording at home was on a Tascam Porta Studio. I then graduated to a Yamaha 8 trk cassette recorder and later ADAT machines. After that - digital audio workstation and finally a computer. I can only afford to record at home and play all the instruments on every song but I do a lot with a little.

17) The essence of my music is tension and release, tension and release. It's happy sad and makes you wanna move around. It's got a good beat and you can dance to it. :-) I try to kill the boring parts before they see the light of day. I try to tell a story that a has beginning, middle and end both lyrically and musically. Like a good movie, every song needs a good ending. The whole song has to set up the reward of a satisfying conclusion. There's always a surprise twist. When I write a good song I have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. If other people like it - that's the icing on the cake. Rejection doesn't bother me as much as it used to. I can't please everybody. It comes with the territory.

When I listen to my music, I feel free and sometimes very emotional because the lyrics obviously have a special meaning to me. I also tend to move to the beat and clap my hands!

18) I want to please myself and of course I want to please others as well but when I'm in the middle of writing a song, my only thought is that maybe if I'm digging it, others might dig it. If it bores me, it will bore others. I've learned to be objective about my work. I wrote 30 songs for my new CD and it was easy for me to pick the best 12. The songs tell me if they are contenders or not. I listen to what they say and act accordingly.

19 and 20 coming up later.......


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LyinDan

5/9/2017 8:10:47 PM


Hey, Richard, The Lion Sleeps tonight is one of the first I really remember noting, too.

How the hell old are you? I thought I was the only one who's 88?


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Richard Scotti

5/10/2017 12:41:36 AM ---- Updated 5/10/2017 1:32:38 PM


You ain't 88, Dan and neither am I. You look like a hip young cat to me. Age is just a state of mind.
May we stay forever young.

#19) My good friend Ronnie Gent (stll an IMP member) who sang on many of songs in the past, turned me on to IAC (later IMP). It was the best musical experience I ever had on the internet.
I made some great friends and learned a lot. It was and is a big confidence booster.
The ability to use mp3's at 320 kbps is an unprecedented. And all the functions are so user friendly. There's no site that comes close to doing what this one does.
I wish more people would contribute financially. Otherwise you'll wake up one morning and the site will be gone. Just sayin' - It's not fair for a handful of people to subsidize the whole site. Something has to change soon. This site is the last hope for the indie revolution on the internet unless you want to join sites run by Bots that have horrible designs and ugly graphics and are hard to navigate, not to mention having to hear your songs at a sucky bit rate of 128 kbps.

#20) Music makes me feel alive.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:21:05 PM


(2) I remember "king of the road" too, but I had way crossed the 3-year old line. Anyway, it's hard to picture Neil Young singing that.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:23:23 PM


(4)(Jilly)

You are simply a natural born artist. It's that simple. Stop trying to deny your nature.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:27:54 PM


To quote:
"10) What was your first instrument that you owned and how did you pay for it? What other instruments did you own later in life? What was the best instrument you ever owned?

drums, my parents bought. The best instrument I owned was a piano."

Was this an acoustic piano? What was it? How long did you spend on it? Can you play chopsticks? :)


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:30:25 PM


(FT)(11) Rain song and Eight Miles High are also on my list. It's a fairly long list but they're up there.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:34:15 PM


(FT)(12)

Steppenwolf Is right up there on my list of live concerts. I know that sounds weird to those who weren't there. But it was pretty amazing. The band was absolutely superb. Magic Carpet Ride was transcending. No. I wasn't high. For that one.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:40:08 PM


First live gig?

I think it was The Levi. That was a folk club down by the Arkansas River in Little Rock back in the mid-late 60's? Pretty sure. So, this was an industrial district row of sort of warehouses right off of of Cantrell road. I sang and strummed one of my original tunes. No one was there. Literally. But hey, a gig is a gig.


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Father Time

5/11/2017 6:51:46 PM


LD, the piano was a Gulbranson. I started lessons I believe in 6th grade, took them for around and about 6 years. Yes this was my first non-percussion instrument, and I'm pretty good.

You can hear some of my piano work on She Speaks In Song on Stambaugh/Wright page or The Girl Who Can't remember, video here.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 6:59:25 PM


16 How to record at home.

Well, back at the start it was a Sony TC-580 Reel to Reel tape recorder I bought at Moses Melody Shop in Little Rock. It was fucking $500 or some such crazy thing. Probably the most expensive thing I'd ever bought next to my Gretsch Country Club. Anyway, I just HAD to fucking have it. So, even though my Dad helped me buy my Gretsch, I did this myself. Big introduction to crazy credit. I had a job. That helped immensely. The job, as I recall (and I could certainly be wrong about this, because many many neurons have sacrificed themselves for my well-being since then, was working for a carpet store. Not just any carpet store, but a discount carpet store. Like, as in, the guy would go to Georgia and buy up crappy fucked up carpet rolls that the mills (Georgia was the capital of carpet manufacture, not sure it still is, they had lots of fucked up carpets an entrepreneur could make big bucks on when selling to Arkansans, who, like, barely knew what the fuck a carpet was). So, anyway, I financed my R to R on profits that trickles down to me from selling fucked up carpets. But it was great.

The alternate version of this is that I bought my Sony back when I was in college in Fayetteville, Arkansas with the profits from over-reaching debt. It doesn't really matter which versilon you accept. Neither is reliable.

So, the first song I put together on my Sony Reel To Reel was the Carpenters' "Close To You". OK, it wasn't original, but it was my own arrangement, version. And I thought it was pretty damn good. (It was recorded for an unappreciative bitch, but no matter about that. It transcended her). And actually, it was. I did great harmonies, which is really what Carpenter songs were all bout. I was very proud.

And that's my story about that.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 7:09:59 PM


FT, you should do more keys. I know Neil doesn't play keys, but you clearly shouldn't limit yourself to Neil guitar :) Let Neil jack himself off.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 7:20:54 PM


(9) None of my friends were "into" music. Not a one that I can remember. Not that I remember good, Mostly, my high school buds were puds. This is sort of a potato reference. I don't think less of them for it, but then, not everyone can transcend being a pud. Man, I sure use transcend a lot. Anyway, I was totally not into what everyone else was. Probably still aren't.


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 7:23:04 PM


Jilly (19) I honestly thought Verity was you.

Now you're telling me she exists? WTF?


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LyinDan

5/11/2017 7:50:38 PM


(19) How did you arrive at IMP?

Well, I didn't. Back then, it was something else. Not sure we're talking about that now.

I sort of folded into IMP. Which is really O. K. Or better than O. K. IMP is the product of single minded artist minded no ulterior motive purely dong artist (wait, that should be song artist) oriented artist dedicated mental dedication, and that is mainly due to the entity known as Father Time. There ARE NO more dedicated supporters of indie music artists than He. Simple fact.

I think I originally suggested that the name of this site should be "Mother_Sucking_Tits" or something like that. OK, it wasn't quite that bad. But it was along those lines.

Despite my appeal to what the customer wanted, this site chose another name, and then another, "IMP", which is OK by me.

Ok, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah. How I arrived here. Well, seeing as how the main dude here is and has always been (now this is not to not acknowledge others...I am very aware of others...including the main coder...and actual originator...who I shall not name because he does not seem to want to be...but I know...) FT. Well, FT and I are what I would term internet friends. We have a relationship going back to like 1999 or something. Sometimes it has been antagonistic, sometimes very chummy. Ft is nothing but real. Even when he' s a deflecting anon. FT is beyond ANY credible doubt the Number One supporter of Indie Artists. There is no doubt whatsoever.

Anyway, I recognized this early on, back in the MP3com days.

It was my fortune to be invited to this site early on, and despite some intermittence, I still appreciate being here.

Should anyone count this as bullshit Sycophance, kiss my ass. This is, beyond any credible doubt, the number one pure Indie oriented site for music on the entire Internet.


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Scott

5/12/2017 12:21:46 AM


wow, thanks for all that, you made my day and then some. and yes there have been a lot of folks who made huge contributions to us still being here and vital.

and that last sentence I'm going to go put on facebook right now.


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Richard Scotti

5/12/2017 10:35:06 AM ---- Updated 5/12/2017 11:51:24 AM


@Lyin' Dan ~

Great responses, Dan. I'm so happy that the time I spent trying to come with something that would stimulate some revealing and interesting content was not in vain. Thank you to all who have participated and got things rolling. I hope more folks will jump into the swim.


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