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Hello, my name is Vickie, a Happy Rhodes fan from Chicago. Welcome to my fan guestbook. It serves a few of my fan web sites: (for downloadable song Samples) (for downloadable Rarities) (live shows, unfinished) (links & Streaming)

are the main ones I maintain (among others), and I have the same Guestbook code on all of them. I can't tell from the Guestbook entries which site you entered the Guestbook from, which is why I ask when you leave a message.

Happy is living her life and is very content. She lives on a peaceful farm in upstate New York with her husband, musician Bob Muller. She has a "day job," one that she likes very much (she hand-builds pro-audio equipment for Dangerous Music, and is able to work at home). Though she hasn't made music for many years that will (we all hope) change at some point here.


Ectotrophia, a compilation from Numero Group, a reissue record label in Chicago. The album, released June 29, 2018, has songs from Happy's first four albums, out of the 11 albums she's released. Ectotrophia's songs date from 1986-1987 and come from the albums Rhodes Vol. I, Rhodes Vol. II, Rearmament and Ecto, often referred to as the "1st4" by some fans.

Also included is the song "When the Rain Came Down" which was an Ecto bonus track when, in 1992 the 1st4, previously only available on hand-made cassettes, were re-released on CD.

Ectotrophia is available on CD and, a first for Happy's music, LP. It can be found on Bandcamp.

The track listing and the albums they came from:

Oh The Drears - Rhodes I
I Cannot Go On - Ecto
Would That I Could - Ecto
Where Do I Go - Rhodes II
For We Believe - Rearmament
When The Rain Came Down - Ecto CD bonus track
If Love Is A Game, I Win - Ecto
I'm Not Awake, I'm Not Asleep - Rhodes I
Baby Don't Go - Rearmament
Come Here - Rhodes II
Don't Want To Hear It - Ecto
If So - Ecto
I'll Let You Go - Rhodes I
Because I Learn - Rearmament
I Am A Legend - Rearmament
Perfect Irony - Rearmament
Many Nights - Rhodes II
To Be E. Mortal - Ecto

As wonderful as the track listing of Ectotrophia is, it shouldn't be perceived as a "Best Of" compilation of songs from Happy's 1st4 albums. Many MANY great songs were left off due to time.

Happy has been performing with Security Project, a Peter Gabriel appreciation band. She sang lead for 11 live shows in 2016, and 19 shows in 2017. 8 more shows were performed in Spring 2018.

"Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel’s original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Happy Rhodes. Her 4-octave range is the latest edition to this mesmerizing group."

A live 5-song EP ("Five") and a full-length live CD ("Contact") with Happy on vocals have been released. They can be found at Security Project's Bandcamp page.

If you're a long-time fan, thank you for supporting Happy. If you've just discovered her, you have a lot of good music ahead of you. Enjoy! Please know that as a Happy Rhodes fan since 1988, your words of admiration and love of Happy's music thrill me and have been known to move me to tears. Happy Rhodes fans are so rare and it's wonderful to read the thoughts you leave.

I remind Happy to come here and check the Guestbook entries every now and then, so she will see what you've written. I know that she deeply appreciates your thoughts. Your support and interest in/love of her music means a lot to her, as you see from this:


"I wrote and recorded music for many years, thinking I was only pleasing myself. The fact that so many people have appreciated the music, makes my life incredibly rewarding and full. I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes and cannot express to you all how undeserving I feel. Nevertheless, I'm more grateful than you know. You've all made me feel accepted in this world and believe me, it's a cherished state of being.

Love to you all,


ALL OF HAPPY'S ALBUMS, song by song, are on YouTube as Audio-Only tracks. That channel is You can search for a specific song, or you can go to a playlist for a particular album.

Almost all OF HAPPY'S ALBUMS can also be heard free via streaming audio. Go to

(These things are done with Happy's full permission and blessings)


Happy hasn't released anything since 2007's "Find Me" (it's her 11th and the first since 1998's Many Worlds Are Born Tonight). It's available on CD Baby (both the CD and as mp3s), and on iTunes.

I do delete entries here not concerned with Happy's music or if I feel the entry isn't appropriate. Spammers may as well not even try. I keep a close eye on this Guestbook.

I'm sorry there's a length limit and that some entries have been cut off. I can't seem to change that. If you write something long, highlight and copy it before you send. If it cuts off, leave another message with the rest of it.

Please, if you have something you need me or Happy to get back to you on, leave your email address or send me a reply email when you receive the canned confirmation note (the one that eats apostrophes, sorry about that).

BTW, if you leave your e-mail address, it can only be seen by me, not by everybody.

Here are a few other links in case you didn't see them where you were. There are more links on the page.

There's both a Happy Rhodes fan GROUP and a Happy Rhodes fan PAGE on Facebook. (Btw, Happy herself does not do Social Networking)

There's a fan-run News account on Twitter.

HAPPY VIDEOS (well, live clips, since she's never made any actual videos)

That link above is out of date. There are lots of great links, so I'm not going to delete it, but really, there's SO much more on YouTube now. Just search for Happy and you'll find either

k8fan's channel

xenussister's channel (there are several full-length concerts there now)

happyrhodesalbums's channel

The Ecto Home Page (this is THE place for lyrics. Note, the original Ecto page no longer exists. This is a mirror at my site.)

Thank you again for discovering, listening to, and supporting Happy!


There are currently 638 messages.
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Message Number: 638 - Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:14:17 CST
Posted From: Argentina - ar.gif
How did you hear about Happy?:  I found "When the rain came down" in Napster back in 2000, as song by Annie Lennox with Kate Bush, wow!!!
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?: I guess
How did you hear about this site?:  Just googling it!
Where are you located?:  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dear Vickie (and Happy): Your music is so transcendant to me! I helps me through the darkest times. One night I was alone in my apartment and a huge storm started it broke the windows down literally, then there was a blackout and I thought I was going mad just thinking that I wouldn´t be able to sleep at all, and the next day would be a tough day at work... Then I found my little MP3 with a few songs by Happy, I lay down, listening to it and started crying with joy and then I felt relaxed and slept til the morning... Magic moment! Unforgettable fire! Then, my mother used to have a dog called "Rhodes" when she was in her early twenties. Many invisible paths run through our words. Love, Pablo


Message Number: 637 - Sunday, August 12, 2018 13:10:42 CST
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Name:  Amy Nolting
How did you hear about Happy?:  Kate Bush fanzine
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Old Auntie Social site
How did you hear about this site?:  Was link to above
Where are you located?:  Knoxville, TN

Birthday greetings to Happy, and also to my favorite album of hers: Many Worlds Are Born Tonight. Yes, this album came out twenty years ago--can you believe it? Hoping a lot more worlds are born in years to come.


Message Number: 636 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 13:59:33 CST
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Name:  Ariana Carpenter Lux
How did you hear about Happy?:  Friends, way back in the early 1990s
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  over the years I've probably been to all
How did you hear about this site?:  Vickie on FB
Where are you located?:  DFW, Texas

Wishing Happy a Very Awesome and Beautiful Birthday!! I can't imagine a world without her music and voice, and am so very thankful she shares her gift with the world. It has lifted my spirits, brought me so much joy, and filled me with immense comfort over these past 25 or so years. Happiest of Birthdays again and many happy returns. Love, Ariana.


Message Number: 635 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:58:34 CST
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Name:  Lenny
How did you hear about Happy?:  21st Century Sound (back in the day)
Where are you located?:  Orlando Florida

Hi Vickie I hope Happy has an opportunity to see this as I just wanted to let her know how thrilled I am to see her performing again (and doing Gabriel's music!) even though the Security Project hasn't hit Florida yet. If only you (well, you and the followers here) see this, well...Please send my regards and, if you can, tell her that her old buddy Lenny from 21st Century Sound thinks about her often and hopes to have an opportunity to see her soon. Best, Lenny


Message Number: 634 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:32:53 CST
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Name:  Lenka Reznicek
How did you hear about Happy?:  First heard Happy's music in 1992, via a close friend who was a regular on the Ecto BBS/Usenet.
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:
How did you hear about this site?:  Happy Rhodes Fans FB group (via Vickie Williams)
Where are you located?:  Chicago, IL

Sending best birthday wishes to Happy Rhodes! Thank you for your wonderful music, which is truly unlike any other in the world. It travels directly into the heart and soul.


Message Number: 633 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 09:35:45 CST
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Name:  Kerry R White
How did you hear about Happy?:  Vickie
How did you hear about this site?:  Vickie
Where are you located?:  United States

Hi,, Hap, I hope that you are enjoying both this renaissance of your work and spending time on the road doing what you love doing with The Security Project. I wish you the best day for your birthday _and_ many, many best days from here forward, too! Love, ya, Kerry [of the shirt and portrait]


Message Number: 632 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 08:40:51 CST
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Name:  Michelle
How did you hear about Happy?:  When Warpaint came out
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Happy Rhodes Fans (Facebook)
How did you hear about this site?:  Did search for Happy Rhodes
Where are you located?:  Florida

Happy Birthday Happy! Glad to see you're still active in performing music and I hope to see you record another album of your own songs.


Message Number: 631 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 08:08:05 CST
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Name:  Nuno
How did you hear about Happy?:  Long time ago via Napster. Many Worlds Are Born Tonight was the first HR album I listened to
How did you hear about this site?:  Vicky told me to come here!
Where are you located?:  Viña del mar, Chile

Happy birthday, Happy! Lots of happiness and joy to you in this new year that begins. Thanks for the music and the joy that it brings. Keep on creating. The world needs that magic you do. Looking forward to speak over the phone soon! Cheers!


Message Number: 630 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 07:18:18 CST
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Name:  Mark C.
How did you hear about Happy?:  It was first due to HR's gigging with Bon Lozaga, etc.
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Mostly Facebook now
How did you hear about this site?:  From Vickie!
Where are you located?:  At my desk in Maryland

Hippy barfday, Happy. I forget every year that your day is the same as my sister's. Hope your day is great! Best, Mark C.


Message Number: 629 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 05:01:15 CST
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Name:  Chris
How did you hear about Happy?:  Gaffa website
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Fb page
How did you hear about this site?:  Vicki
Where are you located?:  Florida

Happy Birthday, Happy! I purchased Ectotrophia on vinyl and it reminded me of how magical your music is. I hope you release a new album! You are the single most underrated arist I’ve ever known about! May you have many more years of happiness and good health!