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Somporn

September 14, 2015

I'm really extecid to find, a day late and a dollor short, but I did find that I can get your books on the Nook. My question is, will your books becoming out in audible format? I do read but only when I can't get audio books. Thanks for your great books. pt

REPLY: Yes, The Blog That Ate Brooklyn is available in audiobook format! Check www.cdbaby.com.

Dave Harris

August 22, 2015

Enjoyed your music at Barron Arts Center on 8/21. If you have an email list, please add me to it.

Robert Adams (Hartt 1979)

July 9, 2015

Hi Su. My wife and I just listened to "Sweet Su and friends" and really enjoyed it. Thanks for continuing to make such great music.

Sweet Sue

November 10, 2014

Hi Richard, I have compiled the most popular essays from the erstwhile newsletter into a book! You can get it in paperback or e book from Amazon. Thank you! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Sue-Terry/dp/0985924519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415646632&sr=8-1&keywords=for+the+curious%2C+sue+terry

Richard

November 9, 2014

Hi Sweet Sue, I found you by googling compas and Power Station because I wanted to find out more about the band. Issue 19 of your newsletter was fascinating. I'd love to browse more of your newsletters, but I can't find an archive section of your site.

Hank D

September 21, 2014

Last night at the Collective: Great music, great fun, great stuff. The Poconos, really? Thanks

Tom Anderson

July 27, 2014

Huge HUGE fan of your music and your tempo of your heart and life. If you ever get down this way to Louisiana, let us know. Would love to hear you play and enjoy seeing you! XO -Tom

Hector and Constance

April 17, 2014

We just wanted to say thank you again for letting our daughter Aria be a part of your wonderful production. It was truly inspirational for her as well as all of us! Music is our life and our background and thank you for letting us take a peek into your musical world. You are incredible. Much love y abrazos from the Serrano's & Aria...Cuenca, Ecuador

rich

February 11, 2014

caught a show at la vina last week. i was with my fiance and my future in-laws. your show was amazing and we were so elated to catch it.
it was a highlight of our trip together for sure. thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent, it made such a special evening for us.
-rich, denver, colorado

robin

December 3, 2013

Hey Sweet Sue,
So glad for yer new doggies! They are some lucky pups to land with you and Gil. Enjoy your warm winter down south. Blessings to you.

Robin

Wendy Cole Pachter

December 1, 2013

Congratulations on the arrival of your new family members! They are adorable and look like they exude A LOT of positive energy! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday season. Love, Wendy

Pamela Lombardo

November 15, 2013

A graduate of U of H, my husband worked at U of H for 30 years and daughter graduated from Hartt School, now has four children, two older daughters, Sophie plays the violin and Bass and Gisella just started the Saxophone, only 9 years old, with curly long black hair, since this past Sept has surpassed beginning music, playing in the school band and jazz band. Plays with her older sister and uses a program now to write music. It is just incredable to see the passion, speed and joy she has.
In my review of female Saxophone Jazz players, I have am buying your
CD's for her as an example, esp. with the Hartt School of Music connection. Enjoyed your UTube tapes and look forward to hearing your CDs.

Arzy Fogartaigh

September 20, 2013

Sue, this was a wonderful piece. My condolences on your loss, but you are so able to communicate in a positive manner, Harry is still with you.

Best wishes, Arzy,

Susan Payne

September 20, 2013

So sorry for your loss. But I know that Harry and Zsa Zsa had the best home with you and Gil. Thank you for giving them a loving home. Meeting your mother, aunt and all of you added so much to my life

Susan Payne

Rob Christie

September 19, 2013

Hi Sue, A medium channeling a deceased chihuahua. Only in the mind of Sweet Sue. A short, wonderful, humorous journey. I'll play Harry if you want to record it.

Kaye

September 18, 2013

Thanks Sue for the psychic story. I love the comment Gil said "he has a criminal mind." I kept reading for some amazing psychic revelation, but ah well, an honest accounting! Fun story, thanks! : ) btw the sun has now returned here in Cuenca.

joe durr

September 18, 2013

sue
i always felt that there was a presence that was over seeing my everyday movements from someone on the other side that cared. Helping me make better decisions albeit much after I had paid my dues in certain respects. Much of my positive change and growth and continued change occurred after my folks had passed, often wondering if there was a positive influence there and if there only knew what I was thinking and feeling....i guess this is much of what I want to search out in Ecuador to slow down, smell the roses and drink the coffee...to wake up...hope to see you soon....maybe we could see a medium there as well......peace Joe Durr Annapolis....soon to be Cuenca

George Cheney (Andrew Cheney's dad)

September 18, 2013

Sue . That was neat. Andrew and his wife are dog freaks. (Actually so are we). I'll forward your conversation with Harry to him. GDC

Lia

September 18, 2013

Harry all the way...

Warren Harper

December 23, 2012

Just wandering thru the site. Good stuff here.

Harlene Goldschmidt

December 5, 2012

Hi Sue!
Good seeing you at Master Ting's workshop. I've been enjoying your website....wonderful!!

We are coming to see you Dec 23 at the DearHead Inn. Randy & I just made our reservations to stay over. Really looking forward to hearing you play :))

See you soon.
Warm Wishes
Harlene

Joshua

November 15, 2012

I love your voice Sweet Sue.. I like your song cry, cry again...
God bless you....

Nils from Denmark

October 20, 2012

Just to let you know that I enjoy 'Practice Like The Pros'. Your own (last) exercise has been an ear opener to me - especially when I listen to alternate grips on Bb and C (side versus fingering) - that really made me understand how to focus and getting parallel results outside the main focus.

David Williams

October 1, 2012

I have fond memories of your beautiful playing when we worked with the Clifford Jordan big band. Those memories will last forever !!!!

Randy Muller

September 18, 2012

Hey Sue:

You are just fantastic! Friend and former flute teacher Hal Archer told me about you. Now I expect you to walk on water.-lol

Anyway, just a quick hello to let you know that I really enjoyed your playing and your site.

All the best and continued success to you.

Cheers,

Randy Muller

1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfw7CUtL0q0&feature=relmfu )

2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSOfZHAhcBc )

3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4QEDlrNIq4&feature=related )

melissa pavone

August 1, 2012

Sue: Let me know where you are playing this fall. Take care, Melissa

Ashley Seward

April 15, 2012

Waiting for My new favorite group-Amina Figurova new CD May 1st- Saw her in Woodstock and she was on way to Deer Head Inn-Told her you owned the place! She has the most together jazz sextet playing today== "Dangerous Sax sounds dangerous BEST TO YOU-- Ashley

Haha--I only own it when I play there. Thx Ashley!--ST

Regina Potenza

March 10, 2012

After such an enjoyable night with the Cory Sea Jazz Quartet, you have a new fan. Thanks!

Dave Zacchei

February 27, 2012

Hey Sue: Congrats on the blog-o-book and great article in The Courant!! I clearly remember our UofH creative writing prof, Leo Rocca, saying your writing was New Yorker-esque, even back in 1976. Your talents are boundless, and your humor is the beez kneez! Love-n-light from good ole CT. Dave Z

Jim Hartog

February 9, 2012

Of course, I miss your blogs, sign me up for anything you write (or play).

Paul Coats

February 8, 2012

Put me on your chapter distribution list! And I love the picture in the email! "Do NOT touch my sax!!!"

Wes Felts

January 27, 2012

Just got an alto sax and I'm 55 years old. Always loved the sax and decided to give it a shot. My third lesson is tomorrow.

Ken Neill

June 25, 2011

Hey Sweet Sue;
It was a great pleasure meeting and playing with you at the Gala. I'm sorry that I lost your card and was not able to email you about the gig but our web site is www.bluestragglersband.com
It may take a few minutes for the tunes to load but give it a shot. I'll let you know when we're playing again.
Now it's off to Internal Gardens to play more Taiji

Ken Neill

Robert Milici

June 5, 2011

Hi Sue, Thanks for sending me the video in response to osama's death. I remember how happy he was when hearing about the death and destruction that he helped plan and his fanatics committed while crashing those 2 passenger planes , loaded with innocent victims, into the twin towers of the world trade center. The other 2 planes he and his fanatics were responsible for crashing were the one that hit the Pentagon and the other crashing into a field. I was in Manhattan that morning at the Union Square 14th st subway station. It was 08:33 hrs when the train got to the station. The 1st plane hit about o8:45. When the train crossed the Brooklyn Bridge the 1st plane had already hit and some people on the train were looking out the windows at the smoke coming from one of the world trade center towers. I found out what happened when I got off the train. I think that it is unfortunate that bin laden escaped the pain and suffering that he brought upon so many . I feel a sense of relief at his departure and I think that this sense of relief is expressed in your saxophone solo video also, which was done in your usual professional gifted manner. Thank you for thinking of me . PS Of course these views are all my own and I do not intend to speak for anyone else.

Tim Smith

May 21, 2011

Thanks for your music. You really bring joy with it!

Will Z.

May 9, 2011

Re: Osama is Dead clip -- I don't think anyone's said it better!!!

"When you care enough to say it with sax."

~~ Will

Ginger Lang

May 6, 2011

Thanks for including me in the listening audience for the OID improv.
So sad that his life works did not/could not merit a tribute for a life lived with compassion (com-passion) for all rather than for a slanted set of principles that did not include equality for all humankind and for women, including the one who was his human shield. Thanks, Sue, for your inspired piece.

Luiz Simas

May 6, 2011

Great "Osama is Dead" sax improv!!! Great idea too. It's really amazing how an improv can contain a whole mix of emotions and thoughts, and it's all really up to the listener (wow, great, but-can-we-rejoice-about-a-human-being's-death, 9/11, his photo should be released, his photo should not be released, Al Qaeda is finished, Al Qaeda is not finished, Al Qaeda is (or is not) irrelevant, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Whereintheheckstan)

john Georgette

May 6, 2011

I've been writing poetry influenced by events and saxophones since 1966. This poem was inspired by Sweet Sue Terry playing OSAMA IS DEAD.

OSAMA IS DEAD POEM VIA SWEET SUE TERRY:
I listened to the music without watching,
just remembering.
For some:
-it could have been about
spring bursting
with blossoms on a warm spring day,
-it could have been about
frost melting
on tenement windows in a sad-bricked building
after a frosted night,
it could have been
sadness freeing its melodrama
in expression, or in a smile, or in a long run of a
long sax rift of trapped madness,
-it could have been
the drama of the cat in the yard tree
going up, and up, up, up,
-it could have been
500 new weddings
2,000 new birthdays,
10,000 new marchers in a happy parade,
-it could have been,
but. . .

Marisa Coluccio

May 6, 2011

Loved it. Absolutely wonderful.

Arzy Fogartaigh

May 5, 2011

Excellent,Sue.

You are a creative genius!

Arzy.

Manuel

May 2, 2011

Sweet Sue thank you for sharing what you have ... thank you thank you

creative blessings to you

janice friedman

April 25, 2011

I enjoyed your video and music Sue.

Hope all is well
J

Doug Maine

April 18, 2011

Beautiful video of Montesueños.

Robert Milici

April 16, 2011

Dear Sue, Thank you for the eight minutes at Montesuenos and the beautifully played backround music. It is a place of serene beauty totally unspoiled ,a place that exists more commonly in dreams. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Jett

April 15, 2011

Just viewed photo's and excellent music from Montesuenos - Vilcabamba, Ecuador. said to myself "WOW" very enjoyable can't wait to see you again in Brooklyn NY.
Peace.

Ashley Seward

April 14, 2011

Excellent Film and Music- My wife agreed-Can see why you are in love with location!!! I am going to tell Maria Schnieder to use your solo as the theme and write a Double CD concerto!! Later

Dean Bailin

April 14, 2011

Gorgeous video you've posted of Montesuenos. The landscape is so beautiful, and the clarity and color of the pictures is breathtaking.
The sound of your sax adds even more to the color. Sounds terrific!!

Linda G.

April 13, 2011

Loved your newest piece on Montesuenos. I'll be back often when I need a little eye candy and peace. Those mountains are incredible and the background music perfect. Keep on creating! You're a gift!

Skip Drake

April 13, 2011

This Is Montesueños...Delightful, meditative, so special. Thank you for sharing, I'm honored.

Judith Z. Miller

April 13, 2011

What a beautiful, magical place your slide show documents - wow! And of course your music adds to the serene and magestic quality of the landscape. Now I'm itching to go to Ecuador!

I just spent a month in Thailand and have some good shots that you might enjoying seeing on Facebook at the following link. I have lots more there in several albums marked "Thailand" as well.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=769307124&aid=336705

Cindy

April 13, 2011

Hi Sue-
The Montesuenos Video is a scrumptious feast for the eyes and ears. I see why you LOVE it so much. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to live vicariously through you :-)

Rick Palley

March 16, 2011

Nice piece, Sue. I would imagine that it must have been on your to-do list for a long time. It really is amazing that it is still an issue. I guess these prejudices, or whatever you want to call them, often run on a subconscious reflex level, and like the color line need to be changed demonstrably to have a more global effect.

Dottie Longo

March 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing the Women in Jazz article - very interesting! We have a way to go, but have made great progress. I can think of one woman jazz musician whom I won't name here, but is well known and still living, who basically chose NOT to go on the road because she didn't want to sleep with the whole band and didn't want to always have to take a stand in that regard, and as a result, deprived herself of musical growth and experience. She has done quite well for herself, but still it was a sacrifice. And then there was Billy Tipton who pretended to be a man so she could play jazz.

Onward and upward!

Chris Burnett

March 16, 2011

Well, Sweet Sue - I hope the day comes when a musician is just a musician. The last paragraph of the piece is a good sentiment in my opinion as well. I would like to see males and females integrated within ensembles, much like the two genders inherently co-exist as beings sharing the planet. I think that such ensembles would also provide the most realistic and relevant music. A few artists today come to mind, Erica Lindsay's groups, Jeff "Siege" Siegel's quartet, Lee Shaw's trio, Sumi Tonooka's groups, and of course, your own ensembles - these are the types of groups that we should see working as much as the "all" this or that groups...

Bob Bernotas

March 16, 2011

Excellent article on Women in Jazz, Sue -- I just wish you had more space to really stretch out on the issue.

The "Jackie Robinson" analogy is so apt. And it made me think about Mary Lou Williams. I mean, dig: even before Teddy and Hamp joined Goodman's aggregation (playing only with BG's small groups, not the big band), not only did Mary Lou play with one of the finest big bands of the day, but as the primary arranger-composer for Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy she created the band's musical identity. Like, wow! But she was the only female musician to play with a male band, so far as I know, until Margie Hyams replaced Red Norvo with Woody, and Melba Liston played with Gerald Wilson in the late 1940s. If you know of any prior to that, pull my coat.

Keith Ridenhour

February 19, 2011

Sue you sound great. I've been taking lessons from Tim P for a few months and he's done a great job on skype. But I'm sure you do just as well. Keep the faith. Ksaxman.com

Pat Dorian

November 19, 2010

Sue:
My gosh, I lost my place 4 times during your choruses last night at the Sherman Theater, you were SO on it!! I was totally distracted by your soul!

PD

Rona Payne

November 12, 2010

Hi Sue:

Thanks for your insightful installments of information. I enjoyed reading them.

We are going to check out the musical instrument exhibit that recently reopened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is a special collection. You may be interested in seeing it too.

Good luck with Hartford concert.

All the best!

Keep swinging,
Rona & Don

Roslyn Gamiel

November 12, 2010

Because you write for yourself, and not for an audience, it rings true for your readers. Your amazing ability to be a witness to your thoughts, which are our thoughts, sustains us and convinces us that we are all members of one human race.

Robert Milici

November 12, 2010

I am sorry that this is your last E-SUETERRY-C article. It is not often that one gets the oportunity to have it told like it is on the workings of the recording industry from a active, knowledgable, and successful musician as yourself. All the help that you give others wishing to learn about playing a musical instrument or answering questions related to music,have been appreciated by myself and many others.You discussed many varried and very interesting topics. I am among the many thousands of your readers and fans that are going to miss your articles.
Thank You for all your time and hard work for the benefit of all us interested in music and its related fields
All The Best,
Robert Milici

John Boiano

November 11, 2010

Wow - it's been a year?  I don't think I missed an issue!  Every time I read it, I said to myself - holy cow, where does she come up with this stuff?  It's fantastic perspectives and was/is inspiring to me.

Wanda

November 11, 2010

I will miss your words!

Has it been a year already? Thank you so much, you are an inspiration.

Wanda

John Georgette

November 11, 2010

Hi Sue ... An anthology would be a great idea!

I will miss the newsletter a lot.
I can't believe a year has already gone by since you started. The introspection, diversity of topics, easy going reads all made it one of the most enjoyable newsletters on the internet. Good luck with everything.

Maybe I'll see you at the Hartford show this weekend. Take care, JG.

Ginger Lang

November 10, 2010

Have so enjoyed sharing in your commentaries following our meeting on the plane from Ecuador. Your piece on art took me back to Quito to the Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum. His work is profound, depicting suffering across cultures and time. Wish you the best in your next adventure. Keep me posted on life in Ecuador. I do want to return.

Michael Psutka

November 10, 2010

Sue,

Thank you for your unique, entertaining and spiritually uplifting blog. You are an inspiration to all who hear your music or read your words.

Peace & Love,

Michael Psutka (Polish Sax Guy)

Robin

November 10, 2010

My Dear Sue, I am so proud of you and the accomplishment of this e-zine run. I must admit my disappointment at learning of its end. This will give me motivation to read past issues that I have missed this past year. There are not many though. I have truly enjoyed riding the waves of your brain through your weekly missives. Especially this week's Art commentary. I am going to print it and put it up on the wall of my shop.

George

November 9, 2010

Hi Sue,
Am sorry to hear your blog is drawing to a close. I shall much miss it.
Sure would be great if you and Gil were
at Pam's monthly Thursday gathering.....? I am
attending since returning from France.
We have a new puppy (5 months old), a Shepherd,
and an absolute mischievous brat. Sweet and lick-yer-face lovable though.
Love to you and Mr. Gil
George

Jim

November 3, 2010

Hey Sue, I'm going to miss your blog, but then I suppose you've heard that elsewhere.
Just wanted to pull your coat to Ray Bradbury, still alive, who wrote a lot of my favorite books (as an adolescent and still today). His works from the late '40's/early '50's tend to be about rocket travel, planetary settlement, the 'bomb' (ie. 'the war'), much of what seems dated, albeit quaint andstill significant today. But if you surf to his site (http://www.raybradbury.com/images/video/about_freeDOM.html) you'll see a video in which he talks about censorship and his seminal work "Fahrenheit 451"; he says it was less about the burning of books than about the influence of big media, big screens--SPIN! Still works today!

Karl Finger

October 30, 2010

Re: Chaos article. Very well done, Sue. I've long pondered, and believed, exactly that. (My very own "butterfly theory", I guess). I really do like your mind- - - and your way of displaying it.
Thanks,
- Karl

Dave Robertson

October 10, 2010

Sue, You never cease to amaze me with not only your terrific writing ability but also the ways you continue to expand my resources. I will be buying this series of books. I will also be stealing that line in the article "On the mountain there is only one peak. The roads to get there are many" I love that!!!

With Love,
Dave

Julia

October 5, 2010

So glad to know that you did indeed remember AND get to read these books. I found that throughout them I experienced many, "huh, that's what I always figured" kind-of-moments within the diverse topics that were discussed. Yet, there were also other concepts I'd never heard of before (yet which also resonated within), so that I just kept on reading. The only one I haven't been able to get yet is #7. I hope I'll be able to read this one soon, as it's title is probably the most enticing to me of all. I would love to see the shared Vedruss ideas kindled throughout the world, until we are all a'blaze with them. So, thanks for writing about the series and spreading the fire!

Hugh Sinclair

October 1, 2010

Thanks for your latest offering, Sue. You're like a one-woman Whole Earth Review; there's always something I want to follow up on. Keep them coming!

Pat Bruder

September 29, 2010

Really liked this article, especially since I had the privilege of tasting these delicious muffins. Sent a fax of the article to Edie, who will enjoy reading this as well, I'm sure.
Thanks, Sue.

Garry Orriss

September 27, 2010

Hi Sue,
I found your website very interesting and spent quite some time looking around on it. I especially adore your Photos section and your Bio. If you would like to see something a bit different go to my website GOART.COM All the best from your new fan in Berlin, Germany

Bill Easley

September 1, 2010

I do wear a wristwatch and a pretty fancy one at that. It measures my time and my time is my most important possession. The watch is just a symbol.
Bought my Father a very expensive watch back in the 70s to show my appreciation. My mother warned me not to do it since my Father was a bit careless and would probably lose it. Sure enough he lost the $500 watch that I bought him and when he died he had a $10 Timex. Mother gave me that watch and months later it was still keeping time. It eventually wore out and I promised myself then that I would eventually buy myself a watch that would be later considered a family heirloom.
Got my first one at 50 and another at 60. The first one is in storage now without the battery. There is much more to this story that I will tell you when I see you. Plan on getting another one at 70. Ten year increments are significant.

Linda G

September 1, 2010

I gave up a watch years ago and I was more than 25 at the time - a business consultanct with a schedule but give it up I must. It was interesting how there were clocks everywhere and even with an occassional challenge, the feeling was one of immense freedom. Mind you this was also the woman that gave up carrying a "purse" years before. As I think of it, I've been lightening my load for a long time. I do have to disagree with that 2nd law of Thermodynamics. I don't think energy ever looses it's power. I think it just is in a state of recombining that may be slower or bigger than our perspecitve is patient enough or broad enough to perceive. Just my hunch and I'm not wasting any time proving anything to anyone.

Thanks for lending me the Ringing Cedars books and the CD. The school cd was such an incredible gift to watch Monday. I had the whole day to myself and that was one of the gifts of the day.

Hope you connected with Blanca and wish you a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for writting these wonderful newsletters. You are indeed artful. Please just make it easier to look at the notes/web inserts and get back to your page.

Thanks again - you are indeed sweet.
Linda

Jim

August 31, 2010

Check out "Time Wars" by Jeremy Rifkin, it covers all these points...

Robin

August 18, 2010

Hello Love,
Silence... in ceremony it is the time I do my deepest work. When I am not climbing into the songs for the magic or needing grounding when I am too high in the ethers of the medicina, I prefer quiet.
Silence... where I am within myself, not a room filled with other journey takers singing to beat the band. Where I am not destracted by my own voice reverberating through my skull. Where I am not concerned with my pronunciation of Spanish and Quechua.
Silence... also means a lack of singers of medicine songs. In ceremony last week I was deep in my journey when a young native american man started singing an apache medicine song. So powerful was this song that all.. and I mean all.. of the silenced medicine song singers of the native tribes of the world came to me. They came to me to beseech me to sing. To learn more medicine songs and keep singing. Not to silence myself with self judgement or doubt. So many silenced singers, Sue. I greived long and hard for all the lost songs and ask all to learn the songs of different tribes and share them so they will not be lost. To make new medicine songs to share with our new world.
I was at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival this weekend and realized they were singing American medicine songs...when we sing the oldies we are perpetuating our medicine songs. Just a thought.
Hope you are well dear one. Blessings and light, Robin

Jim Hartog

August 18, 2010

Of course, hope you've had a great summer. Over here, it's over, school's begun and we had only 5 weeks (between the 2 kids' schools) of vacation. Holland is a screwy country, and while they have normally only 6 weeks of summer break for kids--being a kind of govenment-supported day care--the kids don't DO anything at school for the last few and first few weeks anyway. So in the summer they never have that opportunity to unwind totally, go fishing, grab an ice-cream sandwich from the Good Humor man, do NOTHING! It's just too short, so summer vacations have to be planned, organized, filled with daily activities. I guess it's part of the Calvinist ethic here: very hypocritical!

Anyway, I've been telling my son that the process is S.O.T.A., or inversely, before Action comes Thought, which is preceded by Observation, before which must be SILENCE! I thought about Stillness, but I liked the idea of silence more, because being still is kind of passive, but being silent (or even experiencing silence) is a bit more active and may even demand effort. I've probably written this to you before, in which case, apologies! it's a case of encroaching senility.

Keep on bloggin'!

Michael Redmond

July 25, 2010

They pay no taxes in Christiania? Therefore they sponge off their fellow Copenhageners for fire, police, schools, other social services of the city-nation-state? Sounds familiar. It seems that everybody wants Big Bad Government to go away, but nobody wants to pay the freight. Reminds me of the U.S. Southwest, "land of the free, home of the brave," strong libertarian streak, etc., whose lifestyle is basically made possible by the federal taxes of the people- and industry-dense Northeast. A fascinating study, state by state: How much does your state get back from the feds for every dollar it sends to Washington? New Jersey gets back the least of all 50, something like 41 cents ... Fact is, the blue states underwrite the red ... Anyway, I think it's obvious we will never have "sustainable communities" without sustainable economies, and we'll never have sustainable economies as long as the corporatocracy endures ...

Ken

July 14, 2010

Thanks for throwing in the other side of the Global Warming issue. That was great. I have a son in the Coast Guard who just got stationed in Alaska. He'll be there for 3 years. So that's made us tune in a bit more to what's going on there. Sounds like a beautiful and exciting place.

Being I'm from Long Island something inside me wants to respond to your comment on where Long Island came from with the following: Fuggedaboutit!

Hey, did you get to see that eclipse while you were there?

BOB HARRIGAN

July 14, 2010

Sue, Enjoy your posts very much,I said to my wife Rita,I think I have a crush on Sue Terry...She said,thats fine,make sure you tell her you're harmless,HA!

Robin

July 14, 2010

Dearest Sue,
I do so love to read your magazine. Your adventures and insights are a highlight to my week. Thanks for making the effort to do this. I would love to share some of my adventures in a blog but am a less than stellar writer. My life in media format would suit a reality tv show...."Here we are folks at the base of the Sangre de Cristos (pan mtns)in Crestone, CO climbing into an army tent with 30 other people (everybody wave)to have a mind blowing spritual experience(clip with Ayahuasca history)! stay tuned for live puking and music to transport you to your inner psyche(fade out)!" That was this last weekend. Have been doing medicina every month or two, moved in with David in a commited relationship, daughters lving with us for the summer, working part time doing interesting things and making some of the best art of my life.All is well in my world.
Sending you blessings and gratitude my lovely and bright sister.
Love love love
Robin

Garth Woods

June 17, 2010

Hi Sue,

I built a theremin, which I still have, after learning about Leon and Clara.

As for Moog, while Wendy Carlos may have garnered the initial public notoriety, one important and seldom acknowledged figure is Chris Swansen. Chris worked with Bob Moog very early on. I was told he was the first, but who knows... I do remember his visit to our house in Le Vesinet, France, in 1968 or 1969. He was on tour with his Moog synthesizer, playing the "new electronic music". During his visit he let me play the fascinating instrument. Chris was an accomplished jazz composer, arranger and performer, and recorded electronic records on his own and with my father ("Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and "Crazy Horse")

This page confirms Chris's pioneering status: http://www.halgalper.com/19_photogallary/moogconcert.htm

Jim Eigo

June 17, 2010

My neighbor in Park Slope Brooklyn Kim King was member of the 60s rock band Lothar and the Hand People that was fronted by a Theremin You can check them out here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothar_and_the_Hand_People

Skip Drake

June 16, 2010

Ah yes... Anyone who grew up with the OUTER LIMITS has many fond memories of that wonderful whining electronic droning... sort of like a Bagpipe wired up to 480 volts. Love it...thanks Sue.
Oh by the way...I have become a big fan of the Ringing Cedar series.

Peter

June 7, 2010

So glad you found Petra, you appreciate the prodigals even more when they return. Our beloved Siamese, Maddie, once disappeared for four days. We made up a 'lost' notice with a photo and did letter-box drops around the neighborhood. Eventually a neighbor came and said they were adding a new loft to their house and had heard a cat in the ceiling.
I just managed to pluck Maddie out of a narrow gap in the nearly completed loft floor. She had become completely disoriented, and was living in the space between new floor and old ceiling. I could feel the relief and relaxation flood through her body when I brought her back up the street and she recognised her home.

janet

June 1, 2010

You and linda and your families are fortunate indeed. Having lost dogs and cats over the years (I too live in the woods) some to be found, some to keep searching for (still hope to find Sofia, gone now 3 years, hopefully to another home but probably gotten by a coyote or fisher. Only cat of ours that was microchipped). Nowadays, we only let our two remaining cats out when we know we will be home, and not too early in the AM or too late in the PM. So glad yours are back with you.

Jim Leporati

June 1, 2010

Hi Su,

Just read the latest edition. Thank God Petra has returned! As I read, I feared the worst. As I just had a long conversation earlier today about cats: their illnesses and disappearances with Tommy, it was eerie. Glad everything's okay now though. Needless to say I miss you very much. Congrats on your nomination for Internal Competitor of the Year! Bout time if you ask me.

Jimi

janice

June 1, 2010

Hey Sue....

I enjoy your stories every time I make my way over. I'm glad Petra and Schwartz are OK.

L,
J

Ken

May 25, 2010

I liked your comment on the need to pull back and go into seclusion from time to time. I had just being reading earlier in the day about the "Slow Movement" that deals with living more meaningful lives and restoring balance in our lives by pulling away from the fast-paced way we live nowadays.

Dave robertson

May 25, 2010

Hi Sue!

I miss you lots1 would like to hang out on the steps together again!!! I really like the way you wrote this letter. music is really so much more than it sounds...isn't it? i actually pumped out a song last week for the first time in a loooong time. Hopefully it will mean there are more coming.

love you lots!

Dave

Todd Isler

May 24, 2010

Sweet Sue,
I just read your open letter to Greyson Chance. I have not heard him, but I'll take it from you (and millions of others) that he is gifted. I thought what you had to say was meaningful, not just for him but for all of us. It would be real nice if your letter made its way to him. Even better if he took it to heart.

michael stephans

May 18, 2010

sue,

thanks for the piece on chess (no pun intended). i am hoping to learn how to play this summer, after a long flirtation with the possibility of me in front (or is that behind?) a chess board.

gratitude also for coming out to hear spatial edition last friday eve. i'm so glad you enjoyed the music.

namaste'

michael

Derek Loosvelt

May 18, 2010

nice one, sue! very interesting. i am with you on thinking about the amazing game. love the end of this piece about the near infinite number of moves. wow.

the newsletter reminded me right away of this great scene from the amazing hbo series "the wire." uses chess to explain the inner city drug trade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bR3T1eThJU&feature=related

hope the day's going well!

best,
derek

Pierre Guillemette

May 9, 2010

Madame Terry. Watching your video on the importance of music made me feel still and relaxed. As if a weight was lifted from my shoulder and that what i was doing(practicing,composing,etc) made sense after all. The article that you wrote on fear, is so unique and a-propos in this very macho world of jazz sax. I will keep reading your word of wisdom.

Cornelius

April 28, 2010

Sue, I absolutely love this! Very good observation and healthy comprehension of what is. I was having the same exact thought yesterday. What if artists actually charged
say $25 to $50 for a CD and the whole kit and kaboodle, maintaining their ground? Prince did it and still does it.
In other words, the artist MUST ascend, hence the respect shall be given. Excellent!

Skip Drake

April 27, 2010

Well Sue, I am now closer to you than ever, so be it in a techy sort of way, and oh, I must admit...I drank the hemlock. It's just that I have a penchant for bitter brews.

Love your sharing...thanks!

Lee Trapp

April 22, 2010

Hi Sue
I enjoy your essays very much, and always look for them first for my readings. Your comments about loud music are right on!

Here in St. Louis we have a jazz club I support that is a LISTENING ROOM. No talking while artists are performing. The room is intimate, small, and some of the artists that performed here say it is a favorite venue for them to perform.

Keep up the good work.
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