|A Flock of Seagulls Fan Club Newsletter||
Hello Everyone!!!(almost called it Remember David:-)
Who's That Girl? (Who's in the Band?)
Many people have asked me where Dean Pichette and Ed Berner are. I asked the band and was told that Dean is running a Starbucks and Ed wanted to be a chef. Iíve heard confirming details from other fans on Deanís story, but nothing about Ed.
Joe Rodriguez has been playing guitar with the band through all of 1998. In August, Joe gave me a copy of his instrumental CD The Grandesign. I REALLY liked it. I think Joe is a great guitar player. For me, the comparison from when I heard the band in 1997 (with Ed) and then in 1998 is that the energy is higher with Joe playing Ė the sound takes on a hard rock-n-roll feel. I hope that Joe can stay with Mike for a long time, as I REALLY like what heís brought to the band.
Lucio (Lou) Rubino played bass with the band in the first half of 1998. I received a couple of emails from him. Heís playing in a couple of other bands now although I understand he did assist on This Used To Be My Playground. Here is the latest email:
Hey Dave!! Lou Rubino of the Seagulls here. How was your Christmas? Good, I hope. Sorry I couldn't make it to the Firehouse on New Year's Eve - It's really tough for me to get time off from a steady working band for just one show. But I've been doing the studio stuff with him - The Madonna song was completed and sounds great. I played on that and actually got one of my close friends Albert Cruz to play the drum tracks on it. He plays in The Bandees and Water with me. I'm hoping that a couple of national tours will come through and I hopefully will definitely do them. As you've probably already noticed my email address has changed. Would you please change that on the site? Also I have some exciting news - I am now endorsed by GHS Strings. If you could write something about that too, I would be grateful. I hope this new year brings you all the happiness you deserve. I know that I will have a good year too! Thanks for everything and write back soon. - LOU - LucioR76@aol.com
Darryl Sons and Robbie Hanson round out the band now. Both are laid back and cool guys from Florida, with Robbie being an old friend of Darryl's from way back.
Only tour date that I know of for this year. On New Years the band told me there may be a tour with Boy George, the Fixx, and the Outfield later this summer but nothing was for sure. In Darrylís words: No money, No show.
European (I Wish I Was...)
"Mike is in England for a while .... one item of interest is that Mike, Frank and Paul from the original band will be rehearsing together and who knows what will come of it. Iíll let you know if its any good. Itís the first time the three of them have been together in about fifteen years. It should be interesting!!!!"
I'll let you know more as soon as I find out more. But I know I'm just too excited to wait.
Space Age Love Song
Don't Ask Me (Rumors)
Frank Maudsley is about to become a grandfather...
Deano Pichette has joined a band with Boy George...
Ali Score works for MicroTouch Systems in the Boston area...
The music from their first album was from a sighting of an actual UFO...