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Paul groover

5/21/2019 4:13:53 PM

I knew someone someday would give me a shoutout for the length of time i have kept my stations going. The have reached there terrible teens. The discovery is what i like. This place is like the bees knees for that

Shoe City Sound

11/28/2017 9:41:12 AM

Of course I'm referring to Crush The Fear, which I didn't mention in my comment haha

Shoe City Sound

11/28/2017 9:40:26 AM

So many musicians want to write an important song like this one right now. I know I feel so strongly and I've trashed plenty of my own ideas for not being plain and powerful enough without sounding political and trite. You have nailed it on every level - simple truth with words, music and intent. I really admire what you've done here.


Neil w Young

1/21/2017 8:20:11 PM

It being the weekend provided me with the time and opportunity to make my rounds to congratulate winners of a 2016 Golden Kayak.

Hearty congratulations, John, on your Golden Kayak.

Best wishes.


Bryon Tosoff

1/18/2017 10:56:26 PM

Congrats on your golden kayak John, well done. much deserved awesome R and B tune cheers from Bryon Tosoff.

Bryon Tosoff

12/30/2015 10:43:27 PM

Congrats on your Golden Kayak nomination John, your ability to lay down such good music always astounds me, and the depth of your music and singing is compelling , I wish you all the best, good luck from bryon

denise cascione

11/22/2014 7:47:16 AM

Thank you for your kind words! Keep on rockin! d

denise cascione

6/5/2014 3:56:56 AM

Love Weapons of Emotions, John!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/21/2011 12:32:36 PM

Here we go again, another year nearly over...
We are in NYC to celebrate the holidays with our older daughter her husband and our granddaughter plus some friends. At the moment I am in bed sick, so I hope things improve SOON!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic 2012!!



Brian Shiva Haley

12/23/2010 5:17:16 PM

Hey John, thanks for the welcome on the IAC page. Great tune, Born a Genius. I like the internal rhythm; the overall vibe pulls the listener in.... nice work! All the best, promoting your CD. Looking forward to the Trees gig in the new year.

Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/20/2010 7:17:49 PM

Hi John,

Welcome back to winter....but is Christmas, so have a great one with your family with plenty of good food and wine. Have a fantastic and musically prosperous 2011!!


Vincenzo & Elaine

Bryon Tosoff

8/17/2010 11:16:28 AM

you write cool songs with story lines that captivates and draws in the listener, nothing contrived on what you do.
rock on John.......


The Big River Bandits

8/13/2010 5:45:13 PM

Hi John,
Just been listening to some of your songs and blown away!
Love them!
Best wishes, Renee xxx

Danny Newport

5/16/2010 12:35:50 PM

John, thank you. Jamming to your tunes right now. Great stuff.


5/5/2010 6:39:44 PM

Hi mate

Yeah that slide, and the overall energy, strong lyrics, a total package, I was very pleased to find "One Shot" for the top 50

If ewe are over in NZ email us, if in South Islandbed and b/fast (free)


Bryon Tosoff

4/17/2010 3:26:01 PM

great newie John, loved the vid. stellar work there, and the song ONE SHOT....right on the money kicking vibe and rocking out tune with seriously cool slide thing and fine collab indeed added up to Music is Truth....kudo's

gabe stenziano

2/19/2010 2:27:18 PM

Hi, had a listen to 'oh, oh, oh' and really enjoyed it. nice feel to it, good driftin' away music. gabe

Bryon Tosoff

2/11/2010 11:26:29 PM

hey John ,thanks for the kudo's on I can see...a surprise placement on hitline indeed 4 me ..still in shock.when does an acoustic piano song ever go there.well maybe things are changing for us loners and soloers about this good place and thanks for the swing by


John Pippus

1/27/2010 9:19:00 PM

From Bryon Tosoff's "Music is Truth" station:
Le Cadre Photo
Le Cadre Photo (Blurry Photograph) is beautiful rendition of a John Pippus composition which has been translated and sung so eloquently and superbly by Chrystelle Nammour. Subtle and elegant guitar fingerstyle picking provides lovely support for the wonderful voice of Chrystelle. This song should be on more stations ,but perhaps now with this boost at music is truth it will take some more notice and get the respect that is due. It is a supremely beautiful work which in French is so sweet. John's songs are full of depth and his lyrics are profound and filled with insight and understanding few can put into such words as he does. well done John for having someone else take your song and make it even more special, what an honor. added to station 6/16/2009 1:04:14 PM


12/31/2009 9:02:20 AM

Happy New Year John!

All the best for 2010!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/16/2009 6:29:58 AM

Just came to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and a very creative 2010!!


Vincenzo & Elaine

Vincenzo Pandolfi

11/12/2009 2:45:05 PM

Grazie e congratulations o you too John,
I can't believe it!! I just got into New York this morning and looked at my page for the first tme in over two weeks!!



Maeve Kelly

10/28/2009 2:48:37 PM

Thanks Jonn - and many congratulations to you to!

Greetz from the Black Forest,


Chrystelle NAMMOUR

10/12/2009 9:35:56 PM

Hey john! It's Chrys! so here i am! ;) ready to vote 10 times a day!
Good luck! You're the best!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

9/27/2009 9:13:23 PM

Congratulations John, I see you are in the semifinals!! Good Luck, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!



Vincenzo Pandolfi

9/25/2009 1:56:40 AM

Dust storm...Yes I woke up very early on wednesday morning to this scary red glow outside. It was like the light from a fire, except it didn't flicker. When I looked outside I thought I was on planet Mars. We could not see the city, the harbour bridge or the water. It was like a red fog, but you could smell dust. Everything was covered in about 3 mm of fine reddish dust that clung to anything even vertical walls. I spent most of Thursday washing down the outside of our place. The pool is still full of it even though I vacuumed to waste. It appears that we may get more of the same tomorrow...I hope not!!



Vincenzo Pandolfi

9/17/2009 8:37:15 AM

Sorry John,

The recipe is still in my head...I thought I could have written it last week, but I am a little slow at present...too many things to fix around our house!!!

I will send you the recipe though...soon!!

You are right, we are like good wine, and I don't intend getting uncorked for a while yet!!

Keep up your good work,


Vincenzo Pandolfi

9/6/2009 11:22:46 AM

How are you John? I see that Le Cadre Photo is still in the run, so Good Luck to you!!

I thought of you in New York while I was cooking those enormous Veal chops. I think I figured a nice way to do them, so if you ever want to try them let me know and I will send you the recipe.



Nadia von Hahn

8/25/2009 5:33:57 AM

John! Alright, I followed your advice and signed up. It's kinda confusing, but I'm sure I'll get the hang. You seem very popular, though!

paul morgan baker

7/8/2009 12:45:25 AM

John, great CD and great time at the Spiral Cafe in old Esquimault, Victoria, BC, Canada.

keep up the excellent songwriting and good luck on your Fringe play in Victoria, this August.

later, dude.

Bryon Tosoff

6/16/2009 2:10:39 PM

hey John
thanks for swinging by and letting me know the status on my instrumental tune
kinda nice being there! I should ask how your friend Ryan is doing with his CD and if he has a myspace site or a music site of some sort...anyways, thanks again for the CD
you sent my way, I like it a lot and hope the djs do too!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

4/11/2009 12:30:42 PM

Thank you John for stopping by my page and thinking of us and my family in Italy. i am just very grateful that they are physically unharmed, unfortunately the experience will leave some indelible scars in all of us, imagine for those who lost someone in the disaster...

Even though we only went back to my birth town once every two years or so, it was always there in the background, as they say, you can take a boy out of the town, but you can't take the town out of the boy...well the town is practically gone...I think that the people of Abbruzzo will have the resolve to rebuild and salvage whatever artifacts they can from what was such a historically rich area. I don't have any photos of L'Aquila but I have some of the surrounding areas, so I am putting together a short slide show for people to see what a beautiful part of the world it is...

Once again thank you for thinking of us, and have a nice easter with your family John,



Beth Fridinger

4/6/2009 11:28:51 PM

Travel guides often mention this....whenever I travel this is the first thing I look up...the electricity situation....

Beth Fridinger

4/6/2009 11:26:28 PM

Travel shops sell converters for travelers....which you would need if you bring your own amplifier or any appliance that takes different can buy sets of converters for different I hope you were OK in New Zealand!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

3/9/2009 10:30:41 AM

Hi John,

Have you been to NZ yet??

How did it go?? You should pop down to Sydney sometime...



Vincenzo Pandolfi

2/5/2009 2:55:02 AM

Sorry John,

I just read your question again. If you are just plugging your guitar through a jack into a local amplifier it should not make any difference as any current would be supplied by the preamp section of the amplifier. if you are taking your own amp that would make a difference as your amp would be set for a different voltage and cycles.

I am of course assuming here that like a PC the input voltage would change on the power supply, but the output to the internal circuits etc would not.

Ciao again,


Freedom Lovers

2/1/2009 12:47:27 PM

John, that is funny...yeah it was a great show...that ZAPPA one ..I actually was there cause of a suggestion by someone to go with them....radical;BTW the doors show was amazing
I was to the right of The stage on the 2nd row in in the balcony or something like thatand some one was tripping out and during the song JM was doing went NOOOOOand Morrison went was too much the whole group went berserk and thought it was a riot........yeah those were the days when you could be almost with the artists. ....anyways ,,,carry on....will send you the college list if you want


Bryon Tosoff

1/30/2009 10:07:03 PM

John. thank you for the comment re the Who knows what lurks , I was not going to upload it..given the nature of the songs lyrics influence but thought what the hay , I actually got to see Zappa way back in I think in 66-67 at the old agri-dome (sp) ,and thanks for the insight on the actually was going to go somewhere else. I had other plans for the Who knows what lurks...but once I did the keys and stuff , I had this thing about laying down vocals, not singing obviously,,all improv, on the fly...rather out there. but fun.
hope people can see the value in it given the recent circumstances...anyways. thanks for liking it...bryon


1/28/2009 6:25:00 AM

Hey John - Thanks for coming by and updating me
on Doug & The Slugs! Sad news re: Doug Bennet!
The bass player I knew was Steve Bosley - we met
in person in the UK in the early '90's. His folks and
mine were best friends in Vancouver in the 50's and
we were born around the same time, so grew up
together until I was 4, when we left for Ireland and the

Glad to see a thriving music scene in BC, had a listen
to some of your tunes - All GOOD Stuff!

Thanks for your comments regarding our stuff - YEAH
Keep it real!

All the Best



1/27/2009 5:05:03 PM

Hi John - I was born in Vancouver, raised in Southern Ireland
and the UK, and would like to ask if you ever came across a
Vancouver band called 'Doug & The Slugs'? They were about
in the 80's I think!

Between the ages of 2 - 4 I spent time on the front porch with
their bass player Steve B!

Apologies if this request is 'Strange', I'm just curious?

All the best


Jesse Adams

1/27/2009 4:44:34 PM

I agree about age not making any difference... it's all music and it connects us all on the same level. I've played in bands with my dad and done a lot of jamming with him and even a couple of songs. It's always a lot of fun.

I like to collab quite a bit yes! The power of the net is amazing... it makes working with anyone in the world possible. I even have a new project formed with a guitar player form Slovenia. I was in a band once for a little while, and although there's no substitute for a live in room jam, it's always nice to collab with folks digitally... it can eliminate the some of the social politics and make it easier to just focus on the music. Plus I've learned so much and there's so many great players out there!

I was listening to some of your tunes. They sound really good! And you've had some nice success here I might add, as if you didn't know... haha :)

Bryon Tosoff

1/27/2009 2:47:56 PM

John, you are an animal dude, way to go....I have to stay balanced. My teaching is my bread and butter and gotta keep the money rolling in..although the gig thing is fun.

Hugh Hamilton

1/22/2009 9:58:58 AM

Ain't got time to make Train in D but just enjoyed my time with TRAIN IN E, John...a fun bluesy acoustic rollick, I can dig it...

Andy Broad

1/22/2009 8:25:32 AM

Hi John,

Just enjoying your tune Train in E. Some nice guitar rhythms there.

Notice you say you play a Larrivee, a lot of people make comparisons between my hand build "Mathew Carter" and a Larrivee, but I've never had the chance to play one. It's sounds like a nice guitar.

Just started streaming "Just Need A Friend" sounds cool too.....

Hugh Hamilton

1/21/2009 5:46:15 PM

P.S. It was on my new resonator gitbox and in an open D tuning. If I were half a man I'd have "Train in D" recorded and dedicated to you by on, Amigo...

Hugh Hamilton

1/21/2009 5:44:31 PM

Hi, John! I've enjoyed your renewed presence on the blogs, and had to laugh when I saw "Train in E" posted on the front page - just today I was playing a train rhythm and singing about hopping on a freight train and getting the heck outta Dodge...Guthrie style...I'll be off to have a listen to YOUR train tune now...rock!

indic mist

12/25/2008 12:14:02 AM

Wish u a very merry Christmas …. May the light of love and peace always shine in your life….have a great festive time with your family and friends… make some COOL music…….



12/22/2008 12:55:09 PM

Hi John

Sorry to be so long in getting back-you may even be in New Zealand, if you get to the south island we are here for you (bed /breakfast etc)

Enjoy the journey


Mandi Kennel

12/22/2008 11:25:33 AM


Thanks for the comment! Listening to some of your tunes!
I like born a genious! Good stuff!! Happy Holiday's


Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/4/2008 2:46:15 PM

Hi John,

I am in Texas at present, leaving tomorrow for San Pedro and boarding Crystal Symphony on the 7th.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic 2009!!




10/29/2008 7:13:31 PM

Just heard your wonderful song on The Black Sheep. Many wonderful traditions shine thru in your music. Echos of early Bromberg, "8 miles to Portland" well its more like 10000 from where I am. Love this music.

J. Patrick Sharpe

7/5/2008 7:28:43 AM

John, Just stopping in for a listen. I really like your song This City. Excellent tune! Hope all is well with you. -JP Sharpe

Vincenzo Pandolfi

6/29/2008 6:34:18 PM

There you are John!

I had a look at your web site. It looks very good. You are doing great John!!



Vincenzo Pandolfi

4/14/2008 12:43:16 AM

Hi John,

Thanks for dropping by my page. I have been away for a few days, up the coast, and prior to that I was flat chat congratulating most of the winners!!!

Well I did not win a Golden Kayak, but I think that you win something anyway when you are nominated, so It was really rewarding and it just gives you a little boost to keep going with the song writing. I am sorry for not been in touch with you until now, we have just returned about an hour ago and here I am!! Ray Porter has created a station with all the winners and there is a link to it on my tagboard (I think I was added accidentally!!) How are things with you John? send me a MySMessage or at here at my page. Ciao for now,


Pauline Kyllonen

3/19/2008 8:20:35 AM

Thanks for droppin' by John, your friendship is appreciated.
I look forward to meeting you as well!!

Vincenzo Pandolfi

3/19/2008 5:34:44 AM

Thanks John,

It was unexpected to actually end up on the nominations list, to find myself there twice!!! Unbelievable...Especially since I was at a really low point, as I have just released my EP, only to feel that I should tell Tunecore to withdraw it ASAP!!

Thank you so much for your support John, it means a lot to me.



Beth Fridinger

3/10/2008 2:24:59 AM

Licensing is complicated...go to Harry Fox...find who the publisher of the song is...if under 2500 copies you will register with songfile, $15 fee plus 9 cents per digital download, and I am not positive if that covers streaming online but there is NOTHING for streaming so you have to go to the publisher and ask. I did that and publisher never answered me!!! The license for digital downloads, smallest number you can buy are 25 (so $15 plus about $2.88) and you have to pay ahead of time...there is a separate mechanical license that is for selling your songs on CDs and again I believe you have to pay ahead of time. Be prepared to do a lot of reading at Harry Fox and Songfile and it is very hard to figure out.

Beth Fridinger

3/10/2008 2:17:51 AM

I love your version of Man of Constant Sorrow, and nice guitar work.

Vincenzo Pandolfi

2/4/2008 11:08:42 PM

Hi John,

I noticed your licensing question on Lace's page. I also noticed that she has already replied. However Hugh Hamilton appears to do a lot to covers, so it might pay you to ask him as well...

Keep well,


Black Velvet Lace

2/4/2008 6:25:29 AM

Hi John, you're welcome!

To apply for a license to cover a song in the US (don't know how to go about it outside of US) go to the online Harry Fox Agency at You can register a users account with them. To search for a particular song, click the link for HFA Songfile, then click the link for Public Search, accept or decline the Terms of Use. If you accept you can search their database to see if they license the song you are interested in. If the song is fully represented by Harry Fox (you'll see that in the search) you can apply for licensing. If it is not fully represented you'll have to search at other agencies to apply for licensing.

Hope this info helps! Good luck!


Black Velvet Lace

2/2/2008 9:56:08 AM

John, thanks for fishing me out at IAC and directing me here.. love your work. Just added Oh Oh Oh.. charming song. ~Lace~

The Man With No Band

12/31/2007 2:10:47 PM


Pauline Kyllonen

12/13/2007 7:45:16 PM

Hey John...

Nice to see something familiar here....still trying to figure it all out. It's kind of an "in your face" experience. Great though!

I was saying that it was nothing like some of the other review type sites I've been on. It's very encouraging!

Adam Gibbs

11/6/2007 8:26:12 PM

Thanks for your comment John. Hope to see you one night in Vancouver.

Carolyn Stewart

9/26/2007 2:46:36 PM

Hi John, thanks for dropping by - I'm sure we'll bump into each other somewhere around Vancouver. I just had a guitar player & bass player join me and we'll be doing a 3 song set at Red Robinson (wowwee, we're excited). They want to get lots of practicing in - so I'm trying to balance practicing & performing, amidst all the real life stuff :-) Cheers!!!

Hugh Hamilton

9/25/2007 10:00:34 AM

Hi, John - Just had my first listen to "Love at First Sight" over at the Music with Meaning station - I really dig the overall sound and the riff is way cool - good luck with your upcoming recording(s) - saw your contribution to the "Good News" blog...rock on!

Tony Vani and Debbie Hoskin

8/17/2007 9:21:23 AM

Hi John! Thanks for dropping by my site! Very nice to meet you and I like your tunes too, especially, "Love at first sight" (wish life was really that clear) Perhaps it is for some....................:-) :-) All the best of success to you..........deb

John Pippus

7/30/2007 1:30:46 AM

"Blurry Photograph" had a great run this summer. Over 14,000 plays and still going strong... I'm delighted and thankful to the listeners and to IAC for making this happen.
Back in the recording studio next week. Looking forward to getting the next crop of tunes recorded and posted here.

Katie Naylor

5/12/2007 11:19:53 AM


I do remember you... I ended up writing some upbeat political songs. recording now. As always, your music is well written and a wonderful listen...

take care, and best of luck always to you..

Katie Naylor


5/11/2007 3:16:57 PM

im'e a simple man john thank you , you play to the heart many thanks, love to ya pip & merry.

The Sumner Brothers

4/23/2007 11:11:02 PM

John! Great to see you here. Always a pleasure listening to your tunes.


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