Not sure how to find the messageboard that it said band members answer, but I have a question for adam if this is him, or gets to him... do you have, or have you considered a book of your poetry for sale? Maybe just song ideas that didn't make it? And where is this messageboard?
My name is mary kate manning. I am 19 years old from Chicago, IL. Before you skip this, just dont. I have a lot of shit to say I've been meaning to tell you. was able to see you in chicago at house of blues in april of last year. you may have recognized me as one of the youngest gals in the crowd singing every single line of your songs, but the fact is, i have loved you since the day i came out of my mothers womb. why wouldn't I? fuck the fact that you are a lyrical genius who produces lyrical fucking GOLD, but for the mere fact that my name (mary) is nearly in some way shape or form in most of your songs speaks to me (yes, this applies to maria, mary jane, etc.) not only do you sing harmonious wonderful melodies about me, you sing about anna, margery, and elisabeth. i have three sisters named ann, margaret, and elizabeth. some might call it coincidence, i call it fate. The fact that you broke up a fight during sullivan street basically made me pee my pants. you're hilarious and i have never known anyone to do that (yes i watch all of your youtube videos) i know im coming off as one of those crazy fans that have lost their minds in the depths of someone's lives other than their own, but the truth is, i probably have. I can honestly say i have never been so impacted by any artist so much in my entire life (robin pecknold is a close second) and that i really want (more like, NEED) you to come back to me in chicago. I have a way of getting to front stage and I know you'd see me if this happened. you got fucked up with my friend kevin in texas at the bars almost two years ago, and i'd love to do the same and show you around chicago with me and all of my sisters who, you somewhat adore in some way - i mean, they are in your songs;)
all of this to say, its not just about me. everybody loves you. i sincerely would die (hypothetically) if you came to chicago. i tweet at you almost every day. still waiting for your response. please just come to chicago. one last time. i really couldnt ask for anything more. fucking love you
together with some friends we've been there at one of those concerts in Amsterdam where/when the album "Live at Heineken Music Hall" has been recorded. Still one of my favourites. In 2008 we saw you and the other guys together with Blof at Concert at Sea. It was really amazing. Now in 2012 my boyfriend and I will go to a roadtrip to America (september 2012, New York and California) and of course we would love to see a concert of your band. There are no tour dates planned but is there any possibility that this will change until september?
To see you perform live is truly something. Every time (it's been many) I feel like a witness so someone who is "working it all out." You just put it all out there and we all feel it. I was too late to submit this for the album cover contest but wanted to share it with you anyway. I channeled my "inner Adam." Hope it came through :) Would love to know what you think of it and get it entered in the cover contest if possible. Thanks for everything your music had done for me.
I sincerely hope you are feeling better and cant wait till you guys hit Manchester England again.
I wanted to tell you that every year when the clock strikes 12 on new years morning I retreat away from the party, sit alone in a quiet spot and play "Long December". I've been doing this for about 8 years and every year I see in my mind the years gone by. The beauty, the pain, the love, the loss. But each time I have grown. Each time I am older. Each time I have changed. It gives me a single solitary moment of reflection echoed year after year allowing me to see the true evolution of my life.
We miss you here in england. Please take the time to visit us.
Thank you for taking a pic with me in Sylvania! Your music reaches my very soul....I can go from tears to joy in the span of 2 songs. Wish I could send this privately, so much I would like to say. I am 61 yrs old and Jim Morrison's poetry touched me, but not as visceral as yours. You gave us an amazing night, thank you!
saw you in utica,ny...knew only 4 songs going in.....that has changed .unbelievable talent before our eyes. loved how you MC'd the show and it was great watching you jamming backstage as the other bands played.
I was with my 16 yr old son....we could not take our eyes off you...by the end of the show , i realized i had both hands over my heart....i told my son..joey... THAT Is a beautiful man THAT is you in 20 years.....this kid of mine...he cracks me up...he went out and bought a ukulele and walks the streets with his buddies playing it...he named it katherine...hes been wanting dreds for a year now...he'll have them in his college years.
I was sitting at a fire the other night listening to you sing....we are looking at the same stars...cinnamon whiskey...nice. this will continue to be my summer of 2012. I live in....."syr-a-cuse" somewhere in the middle of new york state...its the heart that matters (i love n.y.) fucking squirrels everywhere..haha.
wish you could visit here..I own a small guitar lounge where I have the guitar players sign the wall. i have another wall that i write words on as they come to me in my moments of life....radiate is the next word going on - love when you air guitar and that double clap....
looking forward to the next show
hey tell me why crows are significant to you...check out this great commercial on the tv music channell called palladia...its black and white art in motion of crows - excellent artwork
peace ~ karen
p.s. my vision for you the CROWS NEST in baltimore
a camp where underpriviledged kids 12-16yrs can learn music, art, care for animals, tend to a garden, have a firepit and roast hotdogs, learn self defense, basketball, sleep in a tent. read -knowledge is power....etc....and they get to sign a wall
So I was up on Panoramic Hill on the 4th of July watching random explosions over Oakland. You can see Memorial from there if you have the right angle and my son and I were trying to see if we could see our new seats, moving from QQ to JJ, when a murder of crows shoots down from the Eucaluptus Grove. They are screaming and chasing after a wild turkey that appears unable to fly. I turn to my wife and say, "this is such an Adam Duritz moment" — my friend Georg who lives up there says, "What do you mean?". I explain that you are a Cal Bear fan and that your band is called Counting Crows. Georg says, "Oh our neighbor David is in that band I think?" What? So wierd... anyway thought you'd appreciate the story, probably you shoulda been there. Go Bears! Stace
Can't wait to see y'all at the Melody Tent on the Cape for the second time. You guys have gotten e through the life and deaths of my parents and my inlaws, the ups and downs of being a mum to 4 wonderful kides...When I think of heaven, I think of the Counting Crows...Anna begins is my favorite poem, followed by Goodnight Elizabeth...Your words and music speak to me and everyone that listens. I am going to be bringing my 17 year old daughter, her boyfriend and my 15 year old son. Got great seats in the fourth row on the aisle that you come in and exit on....Can't wait to share the band that has been such a part of our lives for so many years. You guys are the best.
Just wanted to say my wife and I recently saw you in Bend, OR (I was probably the only one you've ever seen at a show with an Iron Maiden shirt on). We were right in front, what amazed me was the emotion we could see in your face during the songs. They are obviously so personal to you and we wanted to thank you for sharing them with us. We also loved the early bands in the roadshow. Thanks for a great evening.
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