Anonymous asked: Any other pictures of Stevie and Lindsey together you could share? Loving the blog by the way!
Just dug this one up, it’s from Sara & Mick Fleetwood’s wedding (at Mick’s & my house) in Malibu, California, in 1988. Lindsey signaling me to get in the picture, but not before I got my own shot.
secondhand-unwinding asked: The real question on everyone's mind...has Stevie seen any of the seven wonders?
Yes, my dirty clothes pile when we were living together. Lol.
cultofstevie asked: Hi Richard, first of all many thanks for sharing your memories, and answering so many great questions with sincerity. Just recently watched the Sound City documentary. Have you seen it? What are your thoughts on it and particularly Stevie's track You Can't Fix This and her working with Dave Grohl? Keep up the good work and Thank You!!!
Working at Sound City early in my career was one of the best things that ever happened in my life. I have nothing but respect & fond memories of the house that Joe built (Joe Gottfried) & (Tom Skeeter) who keep it going. (Both co-owners of Sound City in it’s early years.) I was more a part of the early period, when the studio itself had a heart so big, it could only have come from Joe Gottfried, who was a visionary as much as he was an artist manager & studio owner. I would not be writing this to you at this very moment if not for Joe Gottfried. Stevie & Lindsey may never have joined Fleetwood Mac without Joe Gottfried. (Kieth Olsen deserving much of the credit for that.) The man enabled a lot of young lives & creative talents that we barely knew we had ourselves. I was so disappointed that the part of Sound City I admired the most, the heart & soul of the early days, was barely covered, focusing more on Nirvana & the bands that came through there after I had left to go with FM. (All of which have my respect and admiration.) I am here to say, after working there for about 2 years, being part of the early framework of the studio, helping carry the Neve board into the control room, meeting Stevie & Lindsey there, and working with Keith Olsen for a year & a half, the best of Sound City was the early days which paved the way for the legend it would become. I almost got a feeling the film was an advertisement for Dave’s new studio & how cool the old Neve with all it’s history, is. Overall I felt the film missed the mark in capturing the true spirit of Sound City & thought the music the movie produced was mediocre at best. They barely consulted me, which I thought a bit odd, but after seeing it, I could see why I didn’t quite fit in with the overall agenda. The film to me, felt a bit self congratulatory & less a serious documentary about Sound City. Sorry, but I have to be honest & you asked. Others may strongly disagree with me but, I will stand behind my comments. Do understand though, this is just my opinion & should not be taken as the gospel. Get all sides of the story & form your own opinion.
There will be a new book about Sound City by Kent Hartman coming out, which will give a far more complete account of that studio & the music it gave birth to. I really suggest you read it, enjoy it, & give some balance to the film.
The Real Sound City.
Anonymous asked: PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF SATAN AND JESUS AND WHAT THE FUCK EVER IS HOLY TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE STEVIE MEMORY
My favorite Stevie memory happened very early in my rock & roll memory & I wasn’t there first hand, so I don’t have the fine details. But, it is still my favorite. Back when I first met S&L, they were living with Keith Olsen at his small house in Coldwater Canyon, LA. Toward the end of their stay there, just before we moved in together, Keith had asked Stevie for a ride to the airport, I believe he was going to Dallas, TX. I don’t remember why Lindsey didn’t do it, but in any case, off Keith went with Stevie in his prize, collectible, Mercedes sports car. After dropping Keith off, Stevie came back using her standard driving technique, a prayer & a brake. Keith’s house was at the end of a long steep dirt driveway, as I remember, surrounded by sharp hills leading downward toward the neighbors houses & pools. After parking the car in front of the house, she went back in & probably back to bed, since it was early. After a few minutes, there was a rather urgent knock at the door, like a giant woodpecker on steroids. It was the next door neighbor, who was inquiring if a blue Mercedes sports car belonged to them. Stevie said “yes, why?” The neighbor started to calmly explain that the car had rolled back down the hill, off the side, flipped upside down once or twice, & into their yard…almost landing in the pool, being stopped only by some shrubbery. Two tow trucks, a lot of time, & heavy damage to both car & plant life later, Stevie had to make the call to Keith & break the news. Forgot to set the parking brake & put the car in park. The good news, the car missed the pool & house of the neighbors. The bad, it did not miss the landscape & steep hill, trashing the car. I must say, Keith took it in stride when he came back & was a good sport about it. That is my favorite classic Stevie story, so there you have it. Way to get my attention by the way. (Now don’t everybody try this, it only works once) Lol.
Love this story!