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Hello, my name is Vickie, a Happy Rhodes fan from Kansas City (formerly Chicago). Welcome to my fan guestbook. It serves a few of my fan web sites:


http://happyrhodes.org

http://happyrhodes.com

http://happyrhodes.net


wretchawry.com (for downloadable song Samples)
wretchawry.com (for downloadable Rarities)
rhodeshows.com (live shows, unfinished)
rhodesongs.com (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!

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, and 12 in 2022..

"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 few live CDs 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:


MESSAGE FROM HAPPY!

"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,

Happy"



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

After hearing them, please go buy them at https://happyrhodes7d.bandcamp.com/

Almost all OF HAPPY'S ALBUMS can also be heard free via streaming audio. Go to http://rhodesongs.com/music

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



 

Happy hasn't released anything herself since 2007's "Find Me" (her 11th and the first since 1998's Many Worlds Are Born Tonight) 

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 happrhodes.org 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!


Vickie

There are currently 710 messages.
There have been 65517 visits since 2005-07-06
This page was last accessed on 2022-08-09

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Message Number: 710 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 11:48:20
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Name:  Ariana Lux
How did you hear about Happy?:  Friends way back in early 1990s
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  several over the years
How did you hear about this site?:  Vickie's FB page
Where are you located?:  North Texas
Comments:

I wish you an VERY Happy & Faboo Birthday, Happy!! Since the early 1990s I've had the privilege to listen to your music, which has gotten me through MANY difficult times, including the death of my father 7 years ago. I know it's a cover, but the Yes Medley - mainly Soon - played repeatedly in my car and in my head while we visited him in hospice care - soothed my anguished mind & heart. I may have mentioned this on another post, so forgive me if so. Your songs have always and will always mean SO much to me. Thank you again 4 sharing yourself w/us all. Much love and best regards, Ariana Carpenter Lux.

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Message Number: 709 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 09:15:20
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Name:  Steve Hanson
How did you hear about Happy?:  Gaffa mailing lists st
How did you hear about this site?:  Facebook group
Where are you located?:  Wisconsin
Comments:

Happy Birthday, Happy!

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Message Number: 708 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 09:01:10
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Name:  Sky Boswell
How did you hear about Happy?:  via a friend in the 1990s
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  various through time!
How did you hear about this site?:  Via Vickie
Where are you located?:  Cornwall, UK
Comments:

Many happy returns, Happy. We have both loved your music for so long, and enjoy watching videos of you with Security Project on YouTube as well as listening to your albums (we have them all). Our great wish is to see you perform live, though I guess this is unlikely to happen considering where we live! Thank you for the beauty of your music and incomparable voice, which I hear every week as a show ident on The 100 and 20 Minute Show. Be well, be joyful, have cake and play with kitties. :) xxxx

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Message Number: 707 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 08:37:36
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Name:  John Repasky
How did you hear about Happy?:  Woke up to her music in someone's home.
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Happyrhodes.org
How did you hear about this site?:  United States
Where are you located?:  PA
Comments:

Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of the great music!

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Message Number: 706 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 07:14:00
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Name:  Kari
How did you hear about Happy?:  Years back a friend gave me her CD many worlds are born tonight
Where are you located?:  USA
Comments:

Happy wishing you another great trip around the Sun

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Message Number: 705 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 06:10:32
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Name:  Lorenzo
How did you hear about Happy?:  Ms Vickie
How did you hear about this site?:  Ms Vickie
Where are you located?:  KCMO
Comments:

Happy Birthday!

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Message Number: 704 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 06:09:47
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Name:  robert l wright
How did you hear about Happy?:  WQBK-Peggy Apple
Where are you located?:  Troy,NY
Comments:

Happy Birthday Happy, thank you for all the love and music, wishing you the best year ever. My favorite since '86. bob

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Message Number: 703 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 05:45:35
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Name:  Joseph Zitt
How did you hear about Happy?:  Um,,, LoveHounds?
Where are you located?:  Herzliya, Israel
Comments:

Happy birthday, Happy!

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Message Number: 702 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 05:45:02
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Name:  Laura Pflum
How did you hear about Happy?:  She's my cousin
Where are you located?:  South Carolina
Comments:

Happy Birthday, Happy! Wishing you many more! Your cousin, Laura

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Message Number: 701 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 04:48:26
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Name:  Kerry R White
How did you hear about Happy?:  You
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Ecto
How did you hear about this site?:  You
Where are you located?:  Topeka, KS
Comments:

Hey, Hap! I hope that you enjoy this your Natal Remembrance Day! 1997.... 2007 ... see you in 2027. Are you still doing your Art?? Take care and STAY SAFE!!!

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