Now, he needs our help. He will most likely be there for an extended time.
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His wife Karen has not left his bedside. We honestly don't know what the outcome will be, although hopefull for healing. But what we do know is that his medical bills will surpass a million dollars. Laran and Karen are small business owners, and do not have health insurance. And since Laran is the primary wage earner, they now do not have an income. Please consider a gift to Laran and Karen.
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Not only to help with the medical bills that are compiling, but funds for daily nessessities, so that Karen can remain at his bedside, loving and taking care of him. We, his friends and family offer you our heartfelt gratitude and thank you for your donation and support. Please help us and share this in your social media circles. Donations 0. Les and Leah Jones. Organizer and beneficiary. Sometimes we invited the artist to events at our homes and in Bournemouth and its surrounding areas, which we referenced frequently - they are just normal people after all aren't they?
Occasionally we apparently got the wrong end of the stick, but we carried on regardless. To make matters worse or better, depending upon one's viewpoint , some younger immediate family members who were extremely knowledgable in musical matters caught wind of our exploits and proceeded to expose us to pop groups and music that we never would have otherwise chanced upon. They would play us the 'offending material' and at the end often chuckle and say things like:. Not really knowing what to do next, and with the help of these mischief makers and some admittedly bemused friends and family members, a wonderful website was built with links to our letters, and social networking pages were set up for us.
From very humble beginnings of chatting between ourselves to fifty or so ''virtual friends'', the interest in our letters began to grow organically, and quickly. We remain close friends and I am honoured and delighted that he still helps out when able superbly I may add but at this time Wilf decided to take a back seat simply because of other commitments and because my own output became so prolific that he felt I was handling pop lyric affairs more than amply by myself. One talented fan and friend was so inspired by that he turned our 'adventures' into a short animated series, quite brilliantly.
As popularity grew rumours even spread that the letters were the work was not of ''Joe Public'' but of a group of journalists or people connected to the top of the music business, or even the artists themselves. Questions were raised in Parliament. Then, one day in , the most remarkable and quite unexpected thing happened.
I can take no personal credit for this remarkable development. Although I had tentatively attempted to send our letters to the artists via ''official channels'' such as management and record companies early on into the missives, my requests for responses, perhaps understandably, were ignored and left unanswered.
Quite simply, as my online status grew to astronomical levels, it was my army of ''fans'', friends that I enjoyed connecting with of all ages, all over the world, that have been wholly instrumental in putting me in touch with an ever-growing number of musicians, be it through personal associations or their standings as long-term fans of the artists.
My ''good-natured haranguing notoriety'' escalated at an alarming rate.
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Eventually I even achieved the level whereby the pop stars, management and agents etcetera were telling each other of my exploits, feeding me ''leads'', all around the back door of the industry, so to speak, and some were even requesting that I write to them. Indeed, I am very pleased to have acted in my own small way as a conduit between the pop stars and their followers; the former who often gleefully get in touch to thank me for finally getting to the bottom of lyrical conundrum that had been bugging them for years and the latter pleased to respond via a friendly and light-hearted public platform to answer questions that have been asked of them for years.
I have had many approaches over the years to compile my collective letters into a book and having investigated all routes available decided that by far the best method of doing so was to do it myself, via the Crowd Funding route. Some publishers in the distant past have insisted that some letters should be ''toned down'', tweaked or a certain long or flowery word omitted as ''no-one knows what that means''. By ''going it alone'', not only do I retain full creative control, but, just as crucially this wonderful organic process neutered by those, i.
For those of you who missed the Crowd Funding "window of opportunity" the book is now being made available through the fiercely independent vinyl-only record label Plane Groovy. So friends old and new, thank you, thank you all for this wonderful and completely unexpected journey at this juncture of my life. It's been, and continues to be, emotional. Fantastic bands, incredible sound, join Plane Groovy and get back to the future. See News. Artist pages:. Francis Dunnery. Trevor and The Joneses. Want to sell your vinyl? Please choose your destination. What the pop world and media say:- ''Somewhere between Henry Root and John Shuttleworth - what a hoot!
Chris Difford, Squeeze ''I can see so much potential here for a book a series all sorts.. What a long journey it's been, 7 years in the making! They would play us the 'offending material' and at the end often chuckle and say things like: ''Are they human or are they dancers??