I can't do anything about Johanan Vigoda (Stevie Wonder's manager and attorney) and one of my oldest friends. He is a penny pinching penurious old skinflint who has his own demons from years of being a lush and now he can hardly walk and has many mental problems. All I can do is forgive him. To try to collect from him is an exercise in futility as well as Cyriel Van den Hemel who is of the same type only worse. But as I say Joe may be my worst nemesis but he is still my friend of 50 years and someday I just know he will pay me back for all that I did for him when he was just out of Harvard Law School and wanting to play empressario and used my facilities for his bands and all his friends with me footing the tab as usual. He paid me with a $50,000 bad check and took my audio and film with Cyriel and stuck all the people you mention which actually this is the first time I hear of it as far as the D2's are concerned.
David Geffen came to a screening of this material in the beginning about 1969 or so and said (when the photographer was unprepared for it and screwed and lost some elements) "Howard my friend, JUST BURN IT......its not worth the trouble.....and you know what he was right but Im so damned persistant its hard for me to give up and just Fold Em. So I just held em and look where I am again, ready to trash it all and move on down the road.
Our company Full Circle Management and my son Sheppard did more volume last year than most stars do in a lifetime. You said of it that you couldnt find us at our offices but George had no trouble when he visited with me a few years ago and we only moved once since to larger quarters across from the Geffen Building on Sunset and I to the country to find a little peace and quiet away from SHOW BIZ and here I am right smack dab in the middle of it again.
Anyway Tony I would certainly like to hear Sheppy's CD and if you want the new Compilation as I so enjoyed and treasure the last. A DVD would be mind blowing but that may be too much to ask given all the things you heard about me.
By the way the Celine Dion release is March 25th and its called "Right In Front Of You" so don't BITE please it hurts enough with just a Broken Heart.
Did you see the extensive material on Rory Gallagher in the OLD GOAT book "Blues Rock Explosion" of him and his band TASTE? plus 17 of my artists. Beautifully presented. Order it for yourself and I'll be happy to pay for it, I PROMISE or should I send you the $30 direct in cash or pieces of silver.
Happy Valentines Day to you and your Lovely Wife.......I really dont know how she puts up with you.....but in my book you're really OK.