Jeff Nye 08-10-21 19:40:09

Hi Jos-I know the website building and maintaining is a huge task, and to do it well for free is monumental. Thanks!
So I have one little detail you could consider. I detailed it in the attached image....
The issue is your site doesn't have the correct title to each page, which should at least say "John Gorka Music", but now it just says "Untitled Document". This affects everyone's bookmarking of the site, and more importantly their ability to find it on search engines.
Pretty simple fix, and after all that time you have in it it deserves to be found by more folks.
I've been a web developer for years, if you ever need help. Also, a huge John Gorka fan for years. It was a guy named David Sobel" in San Francisco I liked to watch playing, who turned me on to "Land of the Bottom Line". Before that I knew of but hadn't gotten hooked on Gorka. David has a few hard to find albums, but worth it. The Gorka comparison is obvious when you listen, but David is also a good writer, so you get good songs too. Try these...https://davidsobel.bandcamp.com/album/rockets-to-the-new-worldMillion Year Picnic (Track 2)https://davidsobel.bandcamp.com/album/not-the-same-blueSaint of the Week (Track 3)Icarus (Track 5)Not the Same Blue (Track 7)
Also, an interesting take on a fan site, you may appreciate the concept, whether or not you are a Bruce Cockburn fan... https://cockburnproject.net/*** you need to drill down to a particular song, where you will see any known comments on that song. The special thing here is it's not anyone's comments, but only Bruce Cockburn's comments on his own songs. As a fan this is super special, and like any good collection of art, the creator has multiple different comments on many songs and stories about the songs over the years they have been out in the world.
OK, hope you get this and enjoy. If you ever are in Portland, OR, let's meet. Best- Jeff Nye

Jos van Vliet 27-08-21 00:34:52

Unfortunately, the company of my trusted guestbook suddenly disappeared. Fortunately, I was able to find all messages from 2008 in "Wayback Machine - Internet Archive" . I copied them all at the end of August 2021.

Gonnie en Frank 26-08-21 17:48:40

(10-10-2020) Hi John,
Ever since we discoverd your music through spottify we fill our house with your voice. Ordered your cd's too for the music installation downstairs doesn't understand streaming yet ;-)
Thank you for your music. Your voice, lyrics and melodies are great. The only thing we don't understand is that we missed you all this years before. Hope that the future will allow visits 'to the Netherlands again. We will be there!
Warmest greetings from Gouda/Netherlands.

Frank en Gonnie

Wiggo Karlsen 26-08-21 17:47:35

(06-04-2020) Just recently I "discovered" John Gorka by chance on Spotify. Wanted to learn more about him and his music, then stumbled upon this page, and I really enjoy it. "Land of the bottom line" is a brilliant song title!!

Marty Fernandez 26-08-21 17:46:45

(11-18-2018)Purchased, ( yet, another JG album ) Before Beginning, just prior to driving home from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA. It was while hangin' with my daughter, Sophie. before she had to head off to work ( Whole Foods ) at a great, long time Portland record shop that I spied this unknown ( to me, at least ) new/old release. Enjoyed every new/old note. Thanks for keeping such good company over the tired miles and over the nearly 30 years I have been listening to you. The liner notes alone were worth the time spent. Keep on keepin' on John !

krissy king 26-08-21 17:45:47

(01-31-2018) I just got your new CD!!! I have a full collection now!! I ordered through RedHouse Records thinking it would be signed instead of Amazon...not thinking of ordering through your site....I was just so excited to be one of the first to order. Anyway...I will see you in Portland, OR in March and hopefully get it signed then!! You are Amazing and I listen to you each and every day!!!! Thank You John!!!!!! ( PS Hopefully you'll sign another pair of my Boots too!!!! )

Scottish Dave 26-08-21 17:44:40

(01-10-2018) As an elderly 60 yr old, I do my best to promote and sing your songs wherever I go. I am inspired by your song writing and your playing. I'll never be anywhere as good as you but your songs enable me to move most of my audience to tears with the emotion the exude. If your touring in the UK I will definitely come watch the master class. The sad thing is that in the circle of music move in most people have heard your songs but don't realise that it was you that wrote them.I do my best to educate them. Keep up the great work. If you have any song books on the horizon - please let me know.

DaveM

Gerda van Vliet 26-08-21 17:43:35

(11-06-2017) I saw a beautiful and relaxed performence from John Gorka in the Dedemsvaart!
I got the ticket for my 60 years birthday from my brother Jos, a very good cadeau.
I hope to see him again in Holland next time. I enjoyed it.
Thank you John for your nice and relaxed storys and songs.
Thank you Jos for the beautiful website and videosite!

Jim Pennell 26-08-21 17:42:25

(10-15-2017) You produced an excellent package on the Central Ohio Folk Festival including my videos. However you credited those incorrectly to a "Scott Pennell"---no such person. "SPennell" is the name of my son's youtube video site. I can be seen in the concert audience photo(the guy in the front row with the cap and white mustache.Jim Pennell.

Sabine Goodman 26-08-21 17:41:10

(09-03-2017) I hope to be able to come to one of your shows here in Europe this fall! Oldenburg appeals to me, I love northern Germany.Best, Sabine

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