I Re-read Gene\'s Book
Todd Mikkelson on 10/03/2006
I\'m a 30year HUGE Kiss fan. My mom took me to the Love Gun tour concert in St. Paul on December 2nd, 1977 because she knew I\'d run away from home if she didn\'t let me go, and she was too afraid to let me go with anyone else. She got holes burned into her white polyester blazer by some sparks produced by ladyfingers in the isle next to her. It was my first concert, and it was blissful even though I could barely recognise the songs with the limited technology gear (by today\'s standards) ringing out in the echo-chamber-of-a-stadium.
It was a great pleasure to read your \"Kiss and Make Up\" book again recently. It has helped fuel my inspiration while I\'m trying to put together some events for a musical project I\'m involved in. It features an amazing female vocalist. I produced the record, played most of the instruments, and we got nominated for an award here in the Twin Cities, (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota). The events include us going to the U.K. to support two bands that want us because they\'re self admitedly not exciting enough. They\'ve got record contracts over there, and want us to spruce up the tour. Then they\'d like to come here if possible. I realise that could help us just because the bill would show that it\'s a European tour coming to America.
You\'re just the guy to ask advise from to make a rock idea successful. Although you\'ve become who you are, and may not have the time to give me advise, reading your book again makes me feel like you\'re my buddy and all I have to do is ask.
By the way, I enjoyed it even more the second time. Nice book. I know where you\'re coming from.
The web site for said project is:
She\'s a looker, too. I know you\'d appreciate that.
Thanks for coming up with KISS. I learned guitar by putting on your records and mimicking them.