Drunkard Defends Reiter
A man called the Niagara Falls Reporter at 2:28 am last week on his cell phone (716-417-6872) and demanded that we stop writing about Steve Reiter. While the caller did not identify himself, he was quick to mention he had been drinking.
Not that that would have been necessary.
The caller had this to say: "Steve Reiter would do anything for anyone. If you have a pile of leaves in your yard, he would [send someone from the town to] rake it up. He was there for anyone. He was a Marine. Don't you know what that means? Don't you know about a Marine? A Marine would die for anybody. He would die for people like us and all you people do is talk about his bad points.
"Stop talking about him. I've been drinking. I know. I didn't splect [sic] you to slanswer [sic] the phone. You, you are a jackass. I'm hlanging [sic] up the phlone."
Sister Sets Record Straight On Anello Debate
Hello Mr. Parlato. Just read the Reporter, specifically the Dinnocenzio-Anello debate. There is no doubt I have been conditioned to become immediately defensive when my brother Vince is the subject of a negative or inaccurate story. Granted I was not there to witness any improprieties committed by the selected few in DPW who were determined to see Vince fall. I do know, however, they were there and the threat was very real. I won't judge Mark. It's a free country. Vince never mentioned him by name on the radio and, if not for Vince, Mark would have been unemployed in 2004.
I was curious as to what hydrolene [that Mark said was dangerous] was so I looked it up. Hydrolene is "a valid alternative to traditional plastics in sectors where it is necessary to use a water-soluble, ecological, and biodegradable product, in order to: reduce the environmental impact; simplify application and utilization procedures for consumers; protect staff and/or consumers from the contact with aggressive and/or harmful substances; and eliminate disposal costs of packaging/product/application. Hydrolene needs no disposal as such, as it releases no harmful traces in the environment, it being water-soluble and biodegradable in a water medium."
Anderson Clones are Alright With This Yes Fan
Please pass this along to Frank Parlato regarding the article on Jon Anderson: The current drummer in Yes is Alan White, not Bill Bruford.
An additional comment: Anderson clones or not, they do a fine job. I liked the last Yes show at Artpark. It was basically the Drama Tour without Trevor Horn. A well informed Yes fan would know Jon Anderson would not be on that tour. Besides, the only founding member on that tour was Chris Squire.
I do plan on seeing Jon at the Casino, as I saw him perform in NYC solo twice at BB Kings on 42nd St.
FYI: The 2014 Yes tour has a stop at the Seneca Allegheny Casino, I believe, in July.
You should have mentioned the new group Jon is forming with Jean Luc Ponty. That will be the show to see.