I am proud to say that Stevie Nicks has long been an influence on my recordings, hairstyles and genetic make-up. I was immensely happy when she finally left those bogans in Fleetwood Mac and embarked on her simply astonishing (not to mention moving) solo career. I was, however, gutted to learn that I will miss Stevie’s concert in Australia during the Melbourne Cup. It is like someone has drilled a hole in my head and filled it with Clag glue.
My only consolation has been to pore endlessly over Stevie’s superbly-designed and highly-evocative international web portal. Today I could bear the tension no longer. I submitted a question to Stevie’s Ask Stevie forum. The question goes like this:
My name is Clint Bo Dean, I am an Australian singer on tour in Asia – I have heard that you will be visiting Australia later this year but will be unable to attend your concert. Is there any chance that you will come back to Australia again? Also, how do you get your hair to look so good?
I will of course let you know if and when (when!) I hear from Stevie. For the moment I must be satisfied with the following note, which Stevie wrote to some guy called “John”. I actually prefer it to Enya’s so-called “hand-written” note to her fans. It’s not a patch, however, on my custom-designed signature, which you can view on this website any time you like.
Until I live to see the Seven Wonders – yours in dreams.