|About Me:||Yes, unfortunately, that avatar is what I looked like...six months ago, but it's as current a picture as I have right now. For a long time, living a life of somewhat uninterrupted calm, I have been pretending to be a writer. I tried to get original ideas of my own, yes, but I wound up either aping others, using ideas that had already been used to great success, or generally sucking.
Then I heard of Jim Steinman. I developed a huge liking for his work, first for "Whistle Down the Wind" (I was a Webber fan first), then for his cult grusical "Tanz der Vampire," and finally for his other more obscure theatre work and his recorded output. I was lucky enough, for a time, to run the only Jim Steinman fan site on MySpace after a brief and unglorious period of impersonation, and I also have spoken to Jim on the phone and by e-mail (before Pud tells you whatever he heard about a cease and desist order, no, I haven't been told to stop, I'm just not calling on him as often because he's often busy with his new show).
Basically, if I say I've spoken to Jim, you don't have to believe me. I have enough of a reputation around the Rockman that, if anyone told you, you'd consider it wise not to. I don't blame you. Some of the things I've done are reprehensible. But if you want it straight from the horse's mouth, either Ryan Letizia, Jacqueline, Jen, Rinkoff or myself will be saying it. Of course, chances are we'll probably tell ten different versions of the same thing, but tell them we will.