I really enjoy hearing
from you and I get so many kind and encouraging e-mails. The reason for this
FAQ is not to discourage anyone from contacting me, but simply to provide quick answers to
the most common questions. Please note that my new e-mail address is:
I get so much spam, so in order to minimize it, I have decided to go for this method (an image with my e-mail adress instead of a mailto: URL).
Q: I would like to have a link to your site on my homepage. Is that OK?
A: Yes, as long as you don't have any questionable content on your site, such as promoting drugs, violence and porn. If you'd like to use my banner, here below are two gifs that you may use. Please save the images to your own hard drive. Do not make links to these images, as it will slow down the loading of this page for other visitors.
(200x34 pixels, approx. 5 KB)
(249x43 pixels, approx. 6 KB)
Q: Do you have the lyrics to
(this or that) song?
A: I don't have lyrics on my pages and I don't plan to include any in the
future. Nor do I have any lyrics to send via e-mail.
You can find lyrics sites via search engines like Alta Vista and
Here are a few that I've found:
LyricsWorld (lyrics search engine)
Leonie's lyrics page.
Q: Can I use one of your
interviews, articles or images on my home page?
A: Generally, no you can't. Since I made the interviews and wrote the articles, I
think it's only natural that I want visitors to come to my pages to read them. However, if
you would like to use portions of my material, like a quote or an image, please write to
me first and specify exactly what you are interested in using, in what context you will be
using it and where it will be published and I will reply a.s.a.p.
Q: Do you have the e-mail
address for (this or that) artist?
A: I don't have e-mail addresses for the majority of the artists I have
interviewed, but in the cases where I do, and he/she has clearly expressed that it is OK
for me to put it on my web pages, I have done so.
Q: Do you have any recommendations for good, on-line, used vinyl or CD retail stores?
A: All the records in my collection (that I didn't buy when they first came out), were all bought in "real life" used record stores, flea markets, on record conventions, from mail ordering catalogues and so on. I can't recommend a specific site, since I've never shopped on-line myself. But a good place to start looking for records is GEMM (Global Electronic Music Marketplace). They claim to be the "world's largest catalog of music and combines catalogs of 2000 discounters, importers, collectors, labels, and artists for best prices and selection of new, used, hard to find, and out of print albums."
Q: I have been looking for
(this or that) obscure, out-of-print record for ages and I think you have it. Could you
record it onto a cassette tape for me?
A: My cassette deck broke about a year ago and I haven't bothered to replace it or have it repaired. I just don't play cassettes anymore. :-)
But if I have the record and the time, I might be able to help you out anyway, as I don't get that many of these requests.
Please note that I will not make
copies of records that can be obtained from a store, only records that are
out of print, i.e. can't be purchased any longer.
Send me an e-mail and I will
let you know if I have the record and the time.
Q: Why don't you have Real
Audio or MPEG Layer-3 (mp3) samples of (this or that) artist's music?
A: I would really like to have sound clips of every artist I feature on these
pages too, but the problem is that it isn't legal (and even if the risk of getting caught
is slim, I don't want risk getting in trouble). For the sound clips you'll find here, I
have full permission from the original artist/writer, who also holds all the rights to the
Q: Do you have
any MPEG Layer-3 (mp3) songs or midi files you can send to me?
A: No, I don't.