I WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE

PHILLIP SPECTOR

DAN KESSEL

DAVID KESSEL

KIM FOWLEY

MICKEY ROONEY, JR.

TIMOTHY LEARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These men are my producers, managers, mentors and friends. Their guidance, unwavering commitment to excellence and immeasurable contributions to music, the arts and sciences, inspired, encouraged, outraged, thrilled and transformed me. Their talent, wisdom and genius allowed me to become aware of realities that otherwise: .... I would never have known.

Blake Xolton                                                         

"After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own. Music always seems to me to produce that effect. It creates for one a past of which one has been ignorant, and fills one with a sense of sorrows that have been hidden from one's tears. I can fancy a man who had led a perfectly commonplace life, hearing by chance some curious piece of music and suddenly discovering that his soul, without his being conscious of it, had passed through terrible experiences, and known fearful joys, or wild romantic loves, or great renunciations."

~Oscar Wilde~