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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:

 
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.

"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:


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.

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 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 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 628 messages.
There have been 59431 visits since 2005-07-06
This page was last accessed on 2018-07-16

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Message Number: 628 - Friday, July 13, 2018 03:42:28 CST
Posted From: Australia - au.gif
Name:  Lindsay
How did you hear about Happy?:  allmusic
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  this one
How did you hear about this site?:  good old google
Where are you located?:  a remote island in Australia
Comments:

fabulous !!!! need a new collection please

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Message Number: 627 - Friday, June 29, 2018 08:59:16 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Dennis Okeefe
How did you hear about Happy?:  wxpn
How did you hear about this site?:  Google
Where are you located?:  Mountains of NC Marshall NC
Comments:

I have shared the songs with several friends. Two red haired sisters who have had severe family issues and are healing. Songs like Happy's reach them on a deep level. Also, big Moody blues and older Fleetwood Mac! As for myself, what can you say when an artist touches your heart and soul at the place Happy reaches. There is such apparent isolation in this world, one from another but other worlds exist where all of us that seek it are communing and united in joy. So it is and so we have to keep journeying farther into that place of light cast by our hearts love and work. The deeper the sorrow and pain, the greater the place of carved out bliss we arrive at.

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Message Number: 626 - Thursday, June 28, 2018 19:28:40 CST
Posted From: Mexico - mx.gif
Name:  Aesterios
How did you hear about Happy?:  was a recommendation of a web site like simmilar as Kate Bush and David Bowie
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  none, i just look at youtube
How did you hear about this site?:  just google "Happy rhodes" to see what possibly happen
Where are you located?:  Mexique
Comments:

I feel very grateful to find this page, because Rhodes is not a well known artist in despite of her long trayectory. I love almost of her albums but specially Ecto, Rhodes II and building the colosus. Let me say thank you to all people who help building this site. Greetings from Mexico.

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Message Number: 625 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 17:14:21 CST
Posted From: Canada - ca.gif
Name:  Cheryl
How did you hear about Happy?:  Security Project
How did you hear about this site?:  google
Where are you located?:  Ontario' Canada
Comments:

Finding this music feels like finding a piece of my soul I always knew was missing.

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Message Number: 624 - Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:38:16 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Ted
How did you hear about Happy?:  Kate Bush comparisons long ago
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  many - wretchawry is awesome
How did you hear about this site?:  Chris DeVoe on SteveHoffman forum!
Where are you located?:  Allentown PA
Comments:

Happy fan since the last millenium. Finally going to get the live experience tonight in Sellersville! Lovely venue - sure to be full of the rabid fanbase that Happy inspires. Oh and probably a few Gabriel fans.

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Message Number: 623 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 13:51:34 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  frank garnevicus
How did you hear about Happy?:  security project
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  several
How did you hear about this site?:  sadly, dumb luck browsing
Where are you located?:  athens, ny
Comments:

Happy has the most incredible range and vocal atmosphere I have ever heard. I play the Warr Guitar and based on what I have heard, her range exceeds my Warr guitar which probably has the range of a piano. How could I have missed this before? I always considered my self on the "B" side of things which are only the worthwhile ones. I am going to see which of her recordings I can procure and am delighted I will get the chance to see her perform tomorrow at the Bearsville theater in Woodstock NY with my disabled wife and my friend. Bravo.

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Message Number: 622 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 13:48:47 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  frank garnevicus
How did you hear about Happy?:  security project
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  several
How did you hear about this site?:  sadly, dumb luck browsing
Where are you located?:  athens, ny
Comments:

Happy has the most incredible range and vocal atmosphere I have ever heard. I play the Warr Guitar and based on what I have heard, her range exceeds my Warr guitar which probably has the range of a piano. How could I have missed this before? I always considered my self on the "B" side of things which are only the worthwhile ones. I am going to see which of her recordings I can procure and am delighted I will get the chance to see her perform tomorrow at the Bearsville theater in Woodstock NY with my disabled wife and my friend. Bravo.

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Message Number: 621 - Tuesday, May 1, 2018 05:08:48 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Deej
How did you hear about Happy?:  From a friend...
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Facebook, then this one
How did you hear about this site?:  From a friend...
Where are you located?:  Hellgin
Comments:

I <3 100 years

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Message Number: 620 - Thursday, February 22, 2018 09:02:27 CST
Posted From: Brazil - br.gif
Name:  CURSO DE ENERGIA SOLAR
How did you hear about Happy?:  NO GOOGLE
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  PESQUISA NO GOOGLE
How did you hear about this site?:  ESTE
Where are you located?:  BRASIL
Comments:

ADOREI O SITE PARABÉNS!!

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Message Number: 619 - Thursday, February 8, 2018 20:37:35 CST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Blake
How did you hear about Happy?:  Online
Where are you located?:  Covington, Georgia
Comments:

Hello to Vickie, Happy fans, and Happy herself! I posted on this guestbook a while back explaining how Happy's music had helped me with suicidal thoughts and a dark spot in my life. I'd just like to say that I have happily not dealt with suicidal thoughts for quite a while now, and Happy's music was a big part in helping begin the healing the process. I'm almost 22 now and I'm hopefully coming to the end of my four years in college. I just want to say a huge thank you to Vickie for the nice email I received, and for passing it on to Happy. I also want to thank Happy for the kind words. You are an incredible artist and an even more incredible human! Lately I've been listening to Can't Let Go a lot, and its message is so true: what helped me survive back in the dark places in my life will kill me now. I must let go of my old ways and move on. So, thank you Happy and everyone who has supported me. I hope for more music in the future, and I'm so glad to see Happy performing live again! I hope everyone has a great 2018. Love, Blake

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