I hope that someday millions of people will buy or stream my music. If that happens, thousands will want to contact me. I don’t want them to.
I would love to read e-mails telling me what a great singer I am and how much they love my songs. But I would also get a lot of e-mails from haters telling me how horrible I am. The negative e-mails would hurt me a lot more than the positive e-mails would make me feel good.
If you really love my music, you’ll probably buy the 3 books I have for sale on Amazon. If you read the books carefully, you’ll be able to figure out where I live. You’ll send me a letter by snail-mail. There will probably be so few of them that I’ll have time to answer them. I don’t think the haters will go to that much trouble.
Back in the 80s, I saw a brilliant singer who was unknown at the time, but went on to win a Grammy in the 90s. She was the opening act at the Turning Point in Piermont. What struck me was how intelligent she sounded talking to the audience between songs. So I came back to see her when she was the headliner a few months later.
At the end of her first set, she stood in the back of the room selling cassettes. I gave her $8, shook her hand, and said,”I really like your music.”
What more was there to say?