One of my absolute favorite pictures of Mick, taken somewhere in England while waiting for a train. Looking more like a man impatient for the pub to open after arriving a bit to early, he reads his way to train time & transport to the next gig. You can clearly see why he was nicknamed “Mr. Deluxe”, with his dapper look & cool style. Notice the bottom cut on the pant, just perfect. Any shorter & there goes the Deluxe from Mr. This was Mick’s biggest pet peeve, pants cut too short, which in his mind was the biggest men’s fashion blunder a man can make.

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Here is a picture of Stevie singing a lead vocal part to one of her songs, during the recording of the “Mirage” album. She seems to be staring at me like I was the “Ghost of The Chateau” himself. After quite a few intense weeks there, I swear I actually was.

Enjoy…. (BOO!!)

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Anonymous: I find it absolutely disrespectful and utter contemptuous that you are very willing to answer (and at best guess) at very personal questions about Stevie's private life publicly on your little rag blog. I hope she slaps your boat when she sees you and sues your stoned arse to fuckery. Now that is something I would want to read about! And most disgustingly you have the nerve to call yourself a so called friend. VILE!

Even though I obviously completely disagree, I will post this & give you a voice here. I am really not sure of which post I wrote that you speak of specifically, or if this comment is meant toward my writing in general. This has certainly not been my intent & I shall go back to review where I might have crossed the line & make adjustments, if necessary. Maybe it is just meant to hurt me & it does a bit. You see, after a considerable amount of reading your questions & comments, (and enjoying them I might add) this is only the second response like this I have received. However, I will take this with the same respect I give to the positive comments I get. I want to be completely transparent with the rest of this community & post a balanced (even if not completely fair) point of view. Thank you for your time to even write this, & I still welcome your future responses. I guess I don’t have to worry about your t-shirt size, but if you are looking for something to wipe your “mother fucking”” ass with, I’ll be more than happy to send you one in extra large. Please do stay with us though, it makes for honest interaction & entertaining reading. As far as her suing me, she doesn’t have to. She just has to ask as a friend & I will take it down and give her half my net worth, about a dollar thirty three. (Alright, I’m worth a little bit more than that…..but not much) but it’s the thought that counts, right? I will also issue a public apology to Stevie on this blog before I close it down. Oh, by the way, never mind Stevie slapping my boat, how about kicking me in the balls? Oh that’s right, you just did. Again, thanks for your time.

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Anonymous: how are you related to Stacy?

One of my best friends now & keeper of my hall of records. Met her while I was shopping at Sam Ash Music. Stacy was working customer service/security at the door & I was the guy who kept trying to convince her the tea burst ‘59 Custom shop Les Paul, I was trying to walk out the door with, looked exactly like the Schecter guitar I was supposed to have bought. Lol. We became fast friends while waiting for the SWAT Team to arrive & show me the door (without the Les Paul I might add.) Just joking, alright, I want to be able to shop there again, Cool. 

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Anonymous: Where did that big crystal in the picture (of you and Stacy) come from? And are you into the healing/protection powers of gemstones? Thanks!

It came from a mine in Brazil in the early 80’s & its a Smokey Quartz. I’m not as into it as Stacy is. She has a nice growing collection & uses them all the time. Tucked away pocked stones or wearing them as jewelry, she always has ‘em.

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zeppelinbaby: greetings! I am currently attending school studying audio production and live sound, and I very much admire your work. Fleetwood is one of my absolute favorite bands. got any tips for a young musician/aspiring audio engineer? thank you very much!! :)

Yes, keep your ears clean (lol) & look for space, not fill. Make every musical part count, & work it like a sculpture. Chip away the excess & expose the art. Behold to humans & not to computers with no soul of their own. Use technology, not the other way around. Have your vision before you have the means to destroy it with too much choice. Be firm in your convictions, as you are willing to change for the artist’s vision. Be an enabler not a dis-abler. Check the ego at the studio door & rely on the very instinctual fiber of you being for the answers, not the willful mind. Always try to raise the intensity level through positive feedback & keep people believing in themselves through the use of transparent corrections, not deflating condemnations.  Above all, listen more than you talk & learn more than you espouse. When the session is over, leave people a bit happier than when you found them & you should be just fine. Proceed with my blessings & make your dreams happen.

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Anonymous: Hi Richard, I was wondering if you recall any story about Lindsey and Mick Jagger wherein Lindsey said "I hear you'd like to suck Tom Petty's dick." to Mick? It's something Carol Ann wrote about in her book, and though it's thoroughly amusing, it seems to be way out of character for Lindsey.

I was not there or in a different part of the room, but this is pretty much true from my recollection. This is not first party information, so let’s leave it for Lindsey to explain when he decides to do a book. I’m sure it will be very entertaining to read.

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John seen gazing out the bus window, like he is ready to spring up like a “Jack in the box” released for the first time, upon stopping. Must be at sound check, always had that serious look before sound check. Seen it many times before & I had better be prepared to hustle out to the mixing board to be on time. John was very professional about his work & that had a positive effect on my own work ethic. It’s with tremendous respect, admiration & love that I present to you this picture. Cheers my good friend.

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