This is an edited version of the on-line interview. The full version is also available
[Larry] OK, it's Larry here. How are you Tim and Mattias.
[Zzzzz] Hi Larry
[Zzzzz] Are you ready for this?
[Larry] Well, emotionally and physically I am ready but I'm just not sure what is going on technically because right now Charly and Ulvers are running back and forth to the three different computers and saying, "Hey, what's this thing doing?"
[Larry] This is Larry saying, "Go Ahead" start inviting people.
[bodie] Hi Larry Happy Birthday Man))
[Larry] Hi Bodie, thank you.
[bodie] How are you feeling are thyings going well with you
[Larry] Well, today is a good day, physically, so I'd say yes things are going well.
[bodie] Have you had an operation yet? or is it on the cards for the near future?
[Larry] Bodie, I had two tests at the hospital this week to determine if I'm healthy enough to have the big test which comes just before the operation.
[bodie] Any chance of a new Album in the near future?
[Larry] Yo, Bodie. I've written a lot of new songs and probably after the operation I'll be able to push myself, physically, so that I can sing and put in the hours needed to layer an album, track by track.
[bodie] This is a fantastic idea to go live on the Net After 30 years you're still on the cutting edge doing the Radical thing
[Larry] Well, Bodie, I couldn't go on the net 30 years ago unless I was in a trapeze act. But now that the internet is available I think it's nice to access. It's a way of communicating and thinking out loud.
[cain_] Any chance of getting the old ones and where from (via www?)
[Larry] Yes, Cain, the Street Level Airstore in Salem has a lot of the older album on CD and you can get that address if you're interested.
[Larry] There's so many people in the room that I might not be able to answer every question, but yes, I think you can ask questions whenever you want.
[Danny32] Happy Birthday Larry...are u at liberty to say just how old you really are??
[Larry] Danny 32, I am free to divulge my age, if only I was young enough to remember it. I'm 48 right now and on the 8th I'll be 49.
[Larry] Cain, I play the 88's, occasionally, but I didn't start hearing that I died until after you heard it. My parents used to receive consolations on their phone machine and they'd call people back to say that I was still fine.
[Josh-D] Larry, are you doing any Solo concerts in the near future?
[Larry] I am not planning very many concerts with a band or solo right now. After the surgery I think I'll be a lot more able to travel.
[Philemon] Larry, Why did you use different multi-track masters on the In Another Land Cassette?
[Larry] Philemon, I didn't realize the tracks were different. How are they different?
[Philemon] THe cover is the one with you standing in front of a painting. I am a servant has different vocals
[Philemon] One song with lots of horns(I can't rember now, Diamonds?) the arrangement is slightly different
[Larry] Philemon, the cover of me in front of a painting was used because Word hadn't returned the original artwork so I had to scan a magazine that used the photo you've described. I
[Larry] Philemon, I will have to listen to Servant when I get a chance.
[remain] Whats up with the rumour that you're producing an album by Carman of Steve Taylor songs w/ Grammatrain as the band
[Larry] Remain, no I'm not producing anyone's album right now.
[bodie] Larry how is Michael is he with you today?
[Larry] No, Michael is having a pre-easter party today. Ten hours on the internet didn't sound like too much fun to him. We're trying to stretch out the interview to accomodate all the different time zones because it's already getting late in Europe.
[bodie] Larry if you have one - what is your favourite song that you have written and why?
[Larry] Bodie, I like God #2 and #3 because I got to cover so much ground but I don't really think I'm the best judge, objectively, to know if a song is strong or not. I just remember having a lot of fun writing that one.
[Josh-D] Larry have you obtained all the money for your surgery yet?, how much more do you need if not?
[Larry] Josh, I have received some insurance from my church which helps, together with the money, to make it possible to knit the payments together for the surgery. What a blessing. I never expected a church to reach out to me like this. You know what I mean.?
[bodie] This is a kind of a fun question - If you could take any out for Dinner (alive or dead, past or present) who would it be and why?
[Larry] I would probably take out my mother and father to dinner. They're both alive and I take them out all the time, anyway. But I really love them and they'd be first on my list. I guess I'd invite G.K. Chesterton and Malcolm Muggeridge and Kitty to join us.
[Danny32] My fav artists are LN and Beatles (in no particular order, sorry)...just ask my wife :)
[Larry] I liked The Beatles at different points in my life. I was on Capitol Records when they were and Paul was very kind to me. I ended up recording at George Martin's studio when I did Planet and Garden. I had a lot of love for John. And Ringo was very sweet
[LNF-76-96] I first saw you in concert on your world tour in '77 in Seattle Washington. Was very impressed with the concert and how you handled the audiance. What do you most remember about that tour?
[Larry] The 77 Tour lasted seven months and took me to most of the
continents and my memories are so multitudinous that I really can
[Larry] not think of one major event from the tour, except how relieved I was that the plane which crashed in the ocean on the way to India was the plane that we missed, praise God.
[Larry] Welcome, Pauline.
[pauline] Just want to thank you for your concert in Toronto! Changed my life...
[Larry] Pauline, you are very welcome. I love going to Toronto. I'm supposed to give a few lectures and sing at the Vineyard in September, I think, at one of the renewal meetings.
[LNF-76-96] Will we ever see any of the albums that never made it out? like "Le Garage" etc. Happy Birthday by the way!
[Larry] LNF, welcome to the party. I'm really not putting out anything but the Street Level people and Bill Ayers at Phydeaux have been putting out things and I would imagine that they'll get around to Rough Mix2 and Ose Enco and those kinds of things after awh
[jude] Larry: I'm new to your work, what would you recommend as a good introduction?
[Larry] Jude, You could start with Only Visiting This Planet and Stranded in Babylon. Try to hook up with the Street Level Airstore and they'll help you.
[jude] Thanks Larry, have a nice birthday :)
[bryan] Do you think some people will mistakenly go against Jesus when he returns?
[Larry] His sheep shall know His voice. Goats may go to the left.
But the Holy Spirit shall lead the sheep toward the right. The good
shepherd leads the 99 to go bring back the one sheep that has lost his
[Larry] I don't think they will go against Jesus mistakenly.
[bryan] Larry, You're right. Its important to know that He is in charge, and Jesus is coming soon. Thanks for your ministry. Happy birthday, God be with you. My prayers are for your continued health.
[Larry] Thank you Bryan!
[cain_] Did you know Bob Dylan ?
[Larry] Nobody knows Bob Dylan.
[jackk] Larry I have two questions; one is did you know Kieth Green very well -- what the scene like in those early christian music days?
[Larry] Keith and I argued for several years before he became a Christian....we argued about God.
[JP] I think I am here.
[Larry] I think you are too, JP...
[Larry] I was answering your questions...but they weren't getting to
[Larry] Shall I cut and paste them here so you can scroll back and read my answers?
[DerekF] Larry, just when you had all the answers they went and changed the questions on you!
[Larry] THIS PARTY MIGHT GO ON UNTIL EVERYONE'S COMPUTER CRASHES.
[RadRev] Larry, any plans to release the Solid Rock collection on CD, If so does that include H.Disc
[Larry] PHYDEAUX OR MAYBE STREET LEVEL IN OREGON MIGHT RELEASE HD.
[cain_] DO you like Steve Taylor work (people seem to compaer him to you)
[Larry] I'VE NEVER HEARD THE COMPARISON. YES, I LIKE THE MAN PERSONALLY, AND I LIKE THE SOUNDS HE MAKES, TOO.
[Danforth] Happy Birthday, Larry! I saw you near Philadelphia, PA (Harleysville) a couple of years ago, and you ROCKED! It was an AWESOME concert! Here's my question: Will you be voting in the US Presidential election in November? If so, for whom and why?
[Larry] I HAVE NO IDEA AT THIS POINT IN MY INFIRMITY.
[Larry] I THINK IT MAKES LITTLE DIFFERENCE WHO IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. MY UNCLE WAS A SECRET SERVICE MAN FOR YEARS, DURING THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION AND ON. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND OF POLITICS, MAN IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF SIN AND WAR IN THE WORLD. HOW CAN ONE MA
[Larry] MAN EFFECT THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION OF OUR COUNTRY?
[Larry] AN EQUALLY SAD THING ABOUT VOTING IS THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES WILL ACTUALLY CARRY OUT THE WILL OF HIS CONSTITUENCY.
[cain_] How do you feel to all the criticism you recieve from you 'cchristian' soul mates
[Larry] THE BIBLE SAYS IF WE PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS PEOPLE WILL TURN AGAINST US. POSSIBLY THAT MEANS EVEN "BROTHERS."
[baw] Happy b-day Larry, sorry I'm late...had a little trouble getting through the door
[Larry] THANK YOU BOW, I'M HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING THE DOOR TO OPEN WIDER.
[franklon] Larry what is the most beathefull flower in the garden?
[Larry] THE FLOWER OF OBEDIENCE.
[cain_] Just asking who is ferion?
[Larry] DO YOU MEAN, WHERE IS FAHRION?
[Larry] IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH ALL OF THE ALBUMS THEN YOU CAN FIGURE OUT FAHRION.
[RadRev] Larry have you heard of the video "The Great Blonde Wonder, LN on the BBC"
[Larry] NO I HAVEN'T HEARD OF THE GREAT BLONDE WONDER. IF YOU SEND
ME A COPY I'LL TRADE YOU SOMETHING ELSE FOR IT.
[Larry] RADREV, DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE GREAT BLONDE WONDER?
[RadRev] Larry call you at a future date about "The Great Blonde Wonder" video. It is awesome. Great compilation and pro. shots.
[keys88] Larry, what do you think about the mega prices some of your old lps are bringing? I'm a collector, but it's getting crazy!
[Larry] KEYS, I CAN'T CONTROL OR EVEN INFLUENCE THE COLLECTOR'S MARKET. I WOULDN'T PAY THAT MUCH FOR MY STUFF.
[fiver] What do you consider the most powerful evidence for xianity? I talkto many unbelievers, and their arguments are tough.
[Larry] FIVER, WHEN I TALK WITH PEOPLE, IF THEY CAN'T LOCATE WILLFUL SIN IN THEIR LIFE THEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISCUSS CHRISTIANITY. WITHOUT SIN, MAN NEEDS NO SAVIOR.
[Josh-D] .Larry...this is for Jeremy....What do you think of Resurection Band?
[Larry] I THINK THAT GLENN KAISER IS THE KIND OF CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN WE NEED. SOMEONE WHO PREACHES ENTHUSIASTICALLY AND RELENTLESSLY LOVES PEOPLE IN THE PURSUIT OF THEIR POSSIBLE REDEMPTION.
[jackk] hey Larry, could you compose a short birthday lyrics for us right now?
[Larry] WELL, IT'S THE WRONG TIME TO CALL THIS NUMBER
[Larry] THERE'S NO ONE HEAR TO PICK UP THE PHONE.
[Larry] BUT IF YOU WANT TO GO AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.
[Larry] YOU CAN DO IT WHEN YOU HEAR THE TONE.
[Larry] OH, SORRY, THAT'S NOT MUCH OF A BIRTHDAY SONG.
[Larry] HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABIES LOOK SO CUTE.
[Larry] ON THEIR BIRTHDAY, IN THEIR BIRTHDAY SUITS.
[Larry] AS THE YEARS GO BY, WE LIVE UNTIL WE DIE.
[Larry] BUT FOR NOW PRAISE GOD WE LIVE.
[baw] Nakedness is shame
[Larry] NAKEDNESS IS NOT A SHAME FOR A BABY.
[Larry] YES, AND MANY OF US GO OUT THE WAY WE COME IN...WITH NO TEETH AND LITTLE HAIR.
[Danforth] I believe that one man can affect the spirit of our country - Christ. And if we as Christians ignore politics, we allow those who wish to be our enemies to select those who lead our nation with no regard to Christ's power to affect the nation'spirit.
[Larry] I AGREE THAT A MAN CAN STIR UP THE SPIRIT OF A COUNTRY. BUT ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN EFFECT THE INDIVIDUAL MAN TO CHANGE HIS LIFE.
[JP] Larry, were you involved in any way with Bob Dylan's conversion / discipleship? I've often wondered, sadly, if his "reconversion" was largely due to the terribly unChristian reponse he got from most of the Christian community? Any thoughts?
[Larry] I THINK DYLAN'S SADNESS OVER THE RESPONSE TO HIS CHRISTIAN SONGS WAS STULTIFYING. I WAS AT DIFFERENT CONCERTS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND SAW HOW BOTH THE SECULAR AND CHRISTIAN CONCERT-GOERS ATTACKED HIM, VERBALLY, AS HE SPOKE AND SANG.
[Zzzzz] Larry...are you enjoying this?
[baw] good Q, I'll second that
[bodie] Me Too!!
[RadRev] Larry: re; Zzzz's question, are you enjoying this??
[Larry] HEY, DOCTOR T...I AM ENJOYING THIS BUT I DON'T USUALLY WAKE UP THIS EARLY DUE TO MY TWELVE HEART MEDICINES. SO I'M PRETTY DISORIENTED. AND I THINK I NEED TO EAT PRETTY SOON TO UPGRADE MY METABOLISM. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OVER AT THE MAINFRAME.
[joern] Hi, Larry! Why is the intro and the last verse of "Baroquen Spirits" missing on the CD version of Garden???
[Larry] JOERN, THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MIXES AND EDITS OF ALL OF THE SONGS ON MOST OF MY ALBUMS. SOMETIMES, THE TAPES GET ASSEMBLED DIFFERENTLY AS THEY ARE TRANSFERED TO CD.
[Danforth] Larry, what do you think of the warm welcome 'Jars of Clay' has received in "secular" arenas? I recently saw them on MTV and have heard them on top 40 radio stations.
[Larry] YES, I JUST SAW THE JOC VIDEO ON MTV TWO NIGHTS AGO.
[Fehrion] Larry, every time you have a concert in the Santa Cruz area,
I invite you over for dinner.
[Fehrion] Since you are having a concert in Scotts Valley on Apr 27, how about it???
[Larry] OH, YEH. I FORGOT BILL IS HAVING ME COME DOWN TO VISIT HIM
AND I'M DOING A CONCERT.
[Larry] THERE IS ONLY ONE FEHRION THAT I AM AWARE OF. AND THERE IS NO FOOD TO BE FOUND THERE. NO PHYSICAL FOOD. ONLY SPIRITUAL REVELATION AND A NEW LIFE.
[Josh-D] from Jeremy.....When did you write "Elvis has left the BUilding"
[Larry] JOSH, I WROTE "ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING" WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL IN MEMPHIS. IT WAS ELVIS WEEK AND I STARTED THINKING ABOUT WHAT I HEARD FROM A CHRISTIAN FRIEND OF ELVIS' AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.
[joern] On the tribute album "One Way" there is a long version of "If God Is My Father". Is that your lyrics? Is that the lyrics that were supposed to be on the compleat version of Garden?
[Larry] JOERN, THE FULL LENGTH OF "IF GOD IS MY FATHER" IS NOT THE SAME AS THE RAP VERSION ON THE "ONE WAY" ALBUM.
[bodie] A Couple of questions here what do you think of the present music scene, do you think there is a strong spritual hunger for redemption or God in the music of '96 & Have you heard any of Kings X stuff I think they are a good band what about you?
[Larry] I JUST SAW THE NEW KINGS X CD AND HAVE NOT HEARD ANY OF IT. IS IT GREAT?
[bodie] Its not out here yet but the word out its very good
[Josh-D] Larry...are you planning on doing anything with dc Talk?
[Larry] I'M PLANNING ON HANGING OUT WITH DC TALK. BUT NOT IN THE STUDIO. I GO BACKSTAGE OR EAT WITH THEM, BUT NOT RECORD WITH THEM. RIGHT NOW I CAN'T EVEN RECORD WITH MYSELF.
[nugg] Larry, have you recorded "If I were a singer"?
[Larry] NUGG, YES.
[RadRev] Larry, why is it that you do not visit MA, RI, CT, USA?
[Larry] I HAVE PERFORMED IN MA, RI, CT, BUT MAYBE YOU WERE TOO YOUNG TO GO TO THE CONCERTS.
[joern] Is there any chance that the Compleat Trilogy will ever be released? If no, why don't you release all the "censored" songs on a special record? (Even if it's only rough mixes).
[Larry] WELL, IF I CAN MANAGE TO NOT DIE MAYBE I CAN RELEASE ALL OF THE CENSORED AND UNRELEASED TRACKS. BUT RIGHT NOW, PUTTING OUT CDS IS REALLY NOT SOMETHING I'M CONTENDING WITH, OR EVEN PLANNING TO WORRY ABOUT.
[SRocket] Hi, Larry, a greeting from two guys you played with in Sandnes february 8.
[Larry] YES, I REMEMBER THE CONCERT IN SANDNES NORWAY.
[PA] Greetings from Alice Springs, Australia! Larry, Congratulations & thank you for your music. How did you become a Christian & how do you hang on to your faith?
[Larry] HELLO PA.I BECAME A CHRISTIAN AT THE AGE OF FIVE AND I JUST HELD ON TO THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT, AND HE HELD ON TO THE WHOLE OF ME. MY FAITH IS GREATER BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULT LIFE I SURVIVED. LIKE APOSTLE PAUL, THE MORE HE SUFFERED THE MORE HE PROSPERED
[MattiasP] Hi Larry, Mattias here. Happy birthday! ... What about the re-release of Something New Under The Son? Will there be an edition with album cover told about in the innersleeve of the LP-edition?
[Larry] THIS PARTICULAR COMPUTER IS A MAC. HELLO MATTIAS, AND WHERE ARE YOU LIVING? AND REGARDING "SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SON" I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN A DIFFERENT VERSION MIGHT COME OUT BUT I WOULD BE JUST AS AMUSED AS YOU TO SEE THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF MY ALBUMS
[joern] Who is Parson Brown?
[Larry] JOERN, PARSON BROWN IS A PERSON FROM THE SONG I WROTE "WHEN THE MOON SHINES ON THE MOONSHINE."
[Larry] MATTIAS, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR STUDIES IN ITALY. I HOPE YOU TAKE SOME
SNAPSHOTS AND GIVE ME A PEAK. THE CASTLE CONCERT VIDEO STILL HASN'T
BEEN EDITED AND RELEASED. I'VE BEEN A LITTLE BUSY WITH DOCTORWORLD TO
[Larry] WORRY ABOUT IT.
[MattiasP] Oh, don't worry about the video!! We have the memory Tomas and me ...
[Tormod] So, have you taken your operation?
[Larry] TORMOD,I JUST TOOK TWO TESTS THIS WEEK SO THEY COULD DETERMINE IF I'M WELL ENOUGH. I FAILED MY TREADMILL SO I'M GOING TO TRY AGAIN SOON. I'VE HAD LUNG INFECTIONS FOR OVER THREE MONTHS AND MY LUNGS JUST COULDN'T HOLD OUT LONG ENOUGH.
[Larry] RIGHT NOW WE'RE SENDING A CUSEEMEE CAT IMAGE INTO CYBERSPACE.HE WANDERED IN THE BACK DOOR SO WE PUT HIM INTO THE INTERNET.
[joern] Was the recording of "I hope I'll se you in Heaven" ever finished during the MGM sessions? If yes, was it recorded in an acoustic or electric version?
[Larry] JOERN, THERE WAS A VERY MELLOW BAND VERSION RECORDED.
[Tormod] OK, Larry. We pray for you, together with many more. Hopefully you're back in Norway soon. We have a lot to thank you for. First, our concert in Sandnes was the foundation of our band. Second, but not less: Your music has been prophetic.
[Larry] TORMOD. I ENJOYED THE CONCERT IN SANDNES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND ME A COPY OF ANY MUSIC YOU RECORD.
[DerekF] HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Larry what do you enjoy doing in your spare time, outside of the doctors offices?
[Larry] DEREKF, I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING A LOT IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. I HATE THE WORDS 'TOTAL BED REST' AND WISH I WAS FREE TO DO THE THINGS I'VE ALWAYS DONE IN THE PAST. BUT GOD'S BEEN TEACHING ME A LOT ABOUT HIM DURING THIS SEASON OF QUIETUDE.
[JP] Larry, it's fantastic, and an answer to many people's prayers that you will get the operation you need. Thanks for being you! Am I correct in thinking that the chord progression (?) on "Let the Rain Fall Down" is the same as Pachelbel's Canon? If so, did you plan or realize this? (I'm obviously no professional musician! :_) Maybe P's Canon just has a very common chord progression.)
[Larry] JP, PACHELBEL'S CANON IS MORE WOVEN INTO THE SONG "IF THE BOMBS FALL." I HAVEN'T REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT "RAIN" BUT I COULD OVER-HUM THE CANON THE NEXT TIME I PERFORM IT AND SEE IF IT FITS.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry...what kind of wah wah did you use on "be careful what you sign"? (we were Josh-D)
[Larry] I DON'T KNOW THE BRAND NAME OF THE WAH WAH.
[PA] Larry, I find your music very encouraging & powerful, & great outreach to non-Christians. I am interested in hearing more about your faith...
[Larry] DEAR PA, MY FAITH MUST HAVE COME FROM GOD. I WAS ALWAYS
TAUGHT THAT WE HAD TO HAVE FAITH. I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD TO
WORK AT. BUT THERE'S NO WAY I COULD HAVE SURVIVED MY LIFE SIMPLY ON MY
OWN STRENGTH. SO I BELIEVE GOD TOOK CARE OF ME.
[Larry] PERHAPS OBEDIENCE IS THE AREA OF OUR LIFE WHERE WE CAN EXERT THE MOST FORCE OF WILL. FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING FROM THE WORD OF GOD. AND ALSO FROM THE LIVING WORD OF GOD, WHICH COMES TO US THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE WALK TOWARD HIS LIGHT.
[Airtime] Larry, I've heard you were in the flick "Son of Blob". Is it out on video?
[Larry] I LED A MOVIE PRODUCER TO THE LORD. TWO YEARS LATER HE SAID
HE WAS WRITING A MOVIE ABOUT GOOD VERSUS EVIL AND WANTED ME TO BE IN
IT. I ASKED HIM WHAT PART DID HE HAVE IN MIND. HE TOLD ME I COULD
CREATE MY OWN CHARACTER. SO I SAID I WANTED TO BE A CHRIST
[Larry] AND THAT I WANTED TO HAVE A BEST FRIEND WHO WAS JEWISH.
[Larry] I HAD NO IDEA HE WAS WRITING A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE. SO I WAS A BIT EMBARRASSED TO FIND OUT IT WAS ALL MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
[Larry] BUT IF YOU EVER SEE THE MOVIE ON T.V. YOU CAN SEE I'M WEARING A CROSS AND THAT MY BEST FRIEND IS JEWISH. AND THAT WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE TRYING TO "WARN THE WORLD" ABOUT IMPENDING DOOM.
[Larry] THAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE I WAS INTERESTED IN BEING IN. I THINK IT'S A PRETTY BIG WASTE OF TIME FOR ANY CHRISTIAN TO PURSUE A FILM CAREER. IT MIGHT BE SELF-EDIFYING, BUT WITHOUT A SCRIPT THAT SERVES TRUTH, IT WOULD NOT BE VERY EDIFYING TOWARD THE LIGHT.
[DerekF] Is the friend Randy Stonehill?
[Larry] DEREKF, RANDY STONEHILL IS THE ONE IN THE DRAIN PIPE SMOKING MARIJUANA WITH CINDY WILLIAMS. HE WROTE HIS OWN PART AND SANG A SONG ABOUT COCAINE, AND WAS EATEN BY THE BLOB SOON AFTER. MY JEWISH FRIEND WAS AN ACTOR NAMED DANNY GOLDMAN.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry..do you have an e-mail adress?
[Larry] YOU CAN USE THE SAME DIGIPOP EMAIL ADDRESS YOU'VE USED BEFORE.
[Tormod] Larry, I've seen in a norwegian magazine that some christian fanzine in the US has been very rude to you lately. What's it all about?
[Larry] TORMOD. YES, A CHRISTIAN MUSIC MAGAZINE DID AN ARTICLE WHICH
SAID I USED TO BE THE FAIRHAIRED BOY OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC BUT TODAY I AM
A BLACK CLOUD.
[Larry] THE JOURNALIST INTERVIEWED THE PEOPLE I KICKED OUT OF SOLID ROCK FIFTEEN YEARS AGO AND THEY REQUESTED ANONYMITY AND SAID THAT I HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM MY FRIENDS, MY FAMILY, AND THE CHURCH.
[Larry] WE RECEIVED CONCERNED LETTERS FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE SORRY TO HEAR THAT I HAD FALLEN AWAY FROM THE CHURCH.
[Larry] THE FACT IS I'M INVOLVED WITH TWO CHURCHES HERE IN OREGON AND A BLACK CHURCH IN LOS ANGELES.
[Larry] I HAVEN'T TURNED AWAY FROM MY FRIENDS OR MY FAMILY. IF THE JOURNALIST HAD REMOTELY ATTEMPTED TO CALL MY PARENTS OR ANY OF MY FRIENDS HE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WRITE THE SAME ARTICLE. BUT REALLY HE WASN'T INTERESTED IN ANYTHING EXCEPT CRITICISM.
[Zzzzz] Larry, how is CCPC going these days?
[Larry] CCPC, THE FOSTER CARE PROGRAM I WORK WITH IN OREGON, HAS ALMOST DOUBLED SINCE THE LAST TIME I WROTE ABOUT IT. AND FOR THOSE WHO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LITTLE BOY WHO WAS IN DANGER OF BEING USED IN CHILD PORN MOVIES, CCPC RESCUED HIM AND HE IS SAFE.
[Tormod] Was this magazine a big and important one?
[Larry] TORMOD: I DON'T KNOW IF CCM MAGAZINE IS A BIG AND IMPORTANT MAGAZINE OR NOT. I WOULD THINK BILLY GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE IS "IMPORTANT." CCM MAG IS BASICALLY A TOOL FOR COMMUNICATING INFO REGARDING MUSIC. THAT'S WHERE SOME OF YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS PARTY.
[Zzzzz] Larry, what happened in the Oregon ballot? I always meant to ask but always forgot..
[Larry] DR. T...THE BALLOT MEASURE WAS TOO WIDELY WRITTEN AND FAILED. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO INFLUENCE THE WORDING OF IT NEXT ELECTION SO IT SPECIFICALLY FOCUSES ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
[joern] Is Jon Linn playing guitar on "So Long Ago The Garden?"
[Larry] JOEAN. JON LINN PLAYED ON LAND, SOMETHING NEW, AND MANY OTHER THINGS, BUT NOTHING PRE-1995.
[bodie] LARRY - you played a concert in Belfast in November 91 and you talked about discovering that God was your father and you cried, that was a precious time and I want to thank you for being so honest about your Faith journey i had been a Christian from '86 but it was really from that concert on that I began to discover the amazing truth that God loves me furiously and that he is my Dad & he likes me too ) I'm rediscovering it all the time Thanx brother for bein
[Larry] BODIE, YEH. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. A LOT OF CHRISTIANS THINK THAT THEY KNOW ABOUT GOD AS A LOVING FATHER, BUT IT'S NOT A REVELATIONAL TRUTH YET, IT'S ONLY THEOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY THAT THEY HAVE PROCESSED WITH THEIR MIND.
[baw] And where is Jon now?
[Larry] BOW, JON IS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WE TALK ON THE PHONE BUT OF COURSE WE HAVEN'T BEEN IN A STUDIO FOR AWHILE NOW. I'M SURE WE WILL IN THE FUTURE WHEN MY SITUATION CHANGES.
[simonrush] Larry, I'm visiting USA in May from U.K.... Any concerts in San Jose Area first two weeks or Georgia second two of month? Or what about the U.K.? Greenbelt?
[Larry] SIMONRUSH, I'M NOT TOURING EUROPE THIS YEAR. SORRY.
[Tormod] Do you write many songs these days? If yes, what direction do they take?
[Larry] TORMOD, YES I'M WRITING SONGS AND THERE IS NO PARTICULAR DIRECTION. LIFE IS TOO AMAZING FOR ME RIGHT NOW TO LIMIT MY THOUGHTS. I'M JUST SPENDING TIME WITH GOD AND HE'S BLOWING MY MIND IN ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.
[botzanova] Larry, do you still need the defibrilator implant?
[Larry] BOTZANOVA, AS OF THIS POINT, YES. IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE
TOTALLY HEALED AND NOT NEED IT AT ALL, OF COURSE. BUT I AM SO THRILLED
TO BE ALIVE THAT I FEEL HEALING HAS KEPT ME HERE. THE PRAYERS OF SO
MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN HEARED. THE DOCTORS KEPT TELLING MY
[Larry] PARENTS THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE. SO FAR THEY'VE BEEN OUTRULED BY A HIGHER PHYSICIAN.
[Tormod] What about touring Norway next year, then?
[Larry] TORMOD, I HAVE BEEN INVITED TO COME TO SOUTH AFRICA TO MAKE A FILM AND RECORD AN ALBUM WITH NATIVE MUSICIANS. I WOULD LOVE TO GO THIS YEAR, BUT I'M NOT IN CHARGE OF MY SCHEDULE. GOD IS IN CHARGE AND I'M GOING TO LET HIM STAY IN CHARGE.
[doncrush] Larry, why does it look like Elvis is playing guitar behind you?
[Larry] DONCRUSH, THAT'S NOT ELVIS BEHIND ME WITH A GUITAR, THAT IS A BILL CLINTON CUTOUT AND HE'S HOLDING A SAXOPHONE AND WEARING DISCARDED CLOTHING FROM THE OSMOND BROTHERS.
[DerekF] How do you like Randy Stonehill's recent recordings?
[Larry] DEREKF, I HEARD ONE OF HIS BALLADS ON THE RADIO. IT SOUNDS NICE AND CALM.
[Josh-Jerm] What is your favorite guitar to play Larry?
[Larry] MY FAVORITE GUITAR TO PLAY IS THE $80.00 MEXICAN GUITAR AN ACTRESS GAVE ME BACK IN 1968.
[baw] Spanish, I believe you called it.
[Larry] WELL, I THINK YOU'D CALL IT A SPANISH STYLE GUITAR BUT IT'S FROM MEXICO.
[Tormod] Where can I send our music to you?
[Larry] TORMOD, STREET LEVEL AIRSTORE IS AT 3760 MARKET STREET NE
[Larry] AND THAT'S #306 IN SALEM, OREGON, USA 97301
[nugg] Larry, did you write "Riding Righ" for People?
[Larry] NO I WROTE RIDING HIGH ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE TIME WHEN I WAS IN THE PEOPLE. IS THAT BASICALLY THE SAME THING?
[simonrush] Larry, at Greenbelt you borrowed my guitar to do an improptu concert.. It was the best concert I've ever been too... especially for the Cliff Richard impression... do you still keep in contact with Cliff?
[Larry] SIMONRUSH, I STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH CLIFF BUT I DON'T REMEMBER DOING AN IMPRESSION OF HIM. WHAT DID IT DO?
[simonrush] You turned up to visit friends in UK, came to Greenbelt and interviewed on Radio Greenbelt... did it in small marquee
[bodie] If you could chose one word to discribe your relationship with God what would it be?
[Larry] BODIE, I WOULD DESCRIBE IT AS GRATEFULLY SUBMISSIVE TO HIS
[Larry] I PRAY THAT "THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. THE ANGELS OBEY YOU, LET ME ALSO OBEY YOU."
[RadRev] that a long word Larry
[Larry] RADREV, TRUTH NEVER FITS ON A BUMPER STICKER, DESPITE WHAT MANY PEOPLE THINK. IF I HAVE TO LIMIT MYSELF TO ONE WORD THEN I WOULD HAVE TO SAY I DESCRIBE MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BY SAYING THE WORD "ABBA."
[nugg] I heard that Scott Blackwell is producing a Remix CD of your songs, is this a bogus rumor?
[Larry] NUGG, SCOTT IS APPARENTLY REMIXING AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
[nugg] I love this song you sang in New Jersey, I think it's "If I were a singer" which I can't find on any of your albums
[Larry] NUGG. IF I WERE A SINGER WAS ONCE RECORDED BY STEVE CAMP ON A WORD ALBUM OF HIS WHICH HAS LONG BEEN OUT OF PRINT. I THINK HE'S DONE FIVE SONGS ALTOGETHER WHICH I WROTE OR HELPED HIM WRITE. SOMEDAY I'LL RELEASE MY VERSION, AT LEAST I HOPE TO.
[Josh-Jerm] Why didn't the studio version of I hope i'll see you in heaven" get on an album?
[Larry] JOSH-JERN, I WAS BARELY ABLE TO THROW TOGETHER A LIVE ALBUM DURING THE YEARS WHEN I SUFFERED FROM THE AIRPLANE ACCIDENT. AND AT EARLIER TIMES, SOME OF THE STUDIO RECORDINGS I MADE WERE NOT RELEASED BY CAPITOL AND MGM. SO "STOP THIS FLIGHT" WAS THE ONLY
[Larry] PLACE THAT MOST PEOPLE EVER HEARD "I HOPE I'LL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN" OUTSIDE OF THE CONCERTS I DID ALL THOSE MANY YEARS AGO.
[solraezor] NUGG : If I were a Singer is on a live concert video that I got from Phydeaux a couple of years back called Apocryphal of Wry
[Larry] SOLRAEZOR, YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT. MATT HOUGH DIRECTED THAT FILM AND IT WAS JUST BEFORE MY HEART ATTACK. I LOOKED PRETTY SICK IN IT SO IT'S NOT ONE I'VE PLAYED FOR MY SON. BUT I REMEMBER SINGING A LOT OF RARE SONGS THAT NIGHT. I'M JUST NOT THAT FAMILIAR WIT
[JPB] Larry, I imagine it wouldn't make a lot of friends among die-hard Elvis fans, but "Elvis has Left the Building" was absolutely fantastic and inspired. Especially the last verse, after all of the comments specifically about Elvis's sins,
[Larry] JPB, THAT'S NICE TO HEAR. THE HOPE OF RESURRECTION AND THE MERCY OF THE LORD WHO HIRES WORKERS EVEN IN THE ELEVENTH HOUR IS ALSO A CAUSE FOR JOY FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE WITNESSED TO THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND AUNTS AND UNCLES ON THEIR DEATHBEDS, ISN'T IT?
[Houmz] I've heard you were recording at the same studia as the Beatles? Could this be true
[Larry] HOUMZ, WHEN I WAS IN THE STUDIO RECORDING GARDEN, PAUL WAS
IN THE NEXT ROOM RECORDING "LIVE AND LET DIE."
[Larry] WHEN WE WERE ON CAPITOL AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS IN THE STUDIOS AT HOLLYWOOD AND VINE IN THE BUILDING THAT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGNED BUT THE BEATLES WERE USUALLY IN THE EMI STUDIOS AT ABBEY ROAD.
[Josh-Jerm] Did you ever meet John Lennon? Do you still see Paul?
[Larry] THE LAST TIME I SAW JOHN WAS BACK WHEN HE AND YOKO HAD
SEPARATED. YOKO WALKED IN WITH ANDY WARHOL AND TOLD ME THAT I WAS IN
HER CHAIR, WHICH WASN'T TRUE, BUT I LET HER HAVE IT. JOHN WAS WITH MAY
PANG THAT NIGHT. AND I LATER SAW JOHN WHEN HE WAS SITTING
[Larry] WITH DAVID BOWIE AT STUDIO 54 OR WHATEVER THAT PLACE WAS CALLED.IT WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE TIMES THAT I ALLOWED MYSELF TO GO OUT TO ONE OF THOSE "IN-SCENE" SITUATIONS. MOST OF THE TIME I DON'T TALK TO PEOPLE UNLESS WE'RE ALONE AND GOD TOLD ME TO TALK.
[nugg] What gives with Randy's Street Level records name?
[Larry] NUGG, I HAVE NO IDEA. AND THERE'S NO REASON FOR ANYONE ELSE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.
[PjonPjon] Could we get Larry's adress as well :-)
[Larry] PJONPJON, YOU CAN WRITE TO ME AT THE ADDRESS IN SALEM, OREGON OR THE ADDRESS IN STUDIO CITY, IN CALIFORNIA. EITHER PLACE IS FINE.
[Toons] Larry, presently, what scripture means the most to you?
[Larry] THE SEED THAT WAS CHOKED OUT BY WEEDS AND THORNS: THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES. THAT'S WHAT I'M STUDYING LATELY. THE ILLUSIONS WHICH CAUSE PEOPLE TO BE DISTRACTED THE MOST FROM THE LIGHT GOD IS OFFERING US.
[Houmz] What do think about the state of Christian music? i.e. the image conscious, star-making machine.
[Larry] MUSIC DOESN'T REALLY SEEM TO BE EVOLVING AS MUCH AS MUTATING. BUT I LIKE WATCHING THINGS GROW. AND MAYBE THE "ACID TEST" OF ART IS THIS: IS IT STILL VIABLE TWENTY YEARS LATER. OR A HUNDRED YEARS LATER. OR A THOUSAND YEARS LATER.
[Houmz] How is your brother doing, last I heard he was in the studio recording an album? Is it released?
[Larry] HOUMZ. MY BROTHER IS ALMOST ALWAYS IN THE STUDIO, JUST LIKE I ALWAYS WAS. YES, AN ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN EUROPE. AND HE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM IN BETWEEN HOSPITAL VISITS.
[MattiasP] When you sing "Put your life into his hands" you sound a bit like Mick Jagger. Is that an occasion or did you do it by intention?
[Larry] MATTIASP, YOU HELPED ME DO THE CASTLE CONCERT, JAH? YOU KNOW
I SING A LOT OF MY SONGS WITH A BLACK GOSPEL INTONATION. I DON'T MUCH
ADMIRE MICK, BUT I KNOW I'M NASAL ENOUGH TO SOUND LIKE HIM WITH I SING
RHYTHM AND BLUES SO I SOMETIMES SLIP INTO ONE OF
[Larry] THOSE VOWEL DIPTHONGS AND LET IT RING OUT LIKE MICK. BUT IT'S JUST FOR FUN.
[DerekF] Larry my little 4 yr old daughter Sarah would like to say "Hi"
[Larry] DEREKF, HI SARAH. HOW ARE YOU TODAY. ARE YOU ALMOST FIVE YEARS OLD PRETTY SOON. I'LL BE FIVE PLUS ONE ZERO NEXT YEAR.
[DerekF] She is doig well and wants to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY as well! She is an avid fan!
[RG] Larry, my favorite album is Planet. It is the best outreach music, everyone that comes into contact with me gets 'Larryed'. Do you mainly aim your music at non-Christians?
[Larry] RG, I AIMED IN ANOTHER LAND AT CHRISTIANS, ON SIDE TWO. I USUALLY AIM SIDE ONE AT NON-BELIEVERS AND THEN GIVE A LITTLE SPACE TO CHRISTIANS FOR SIDE TWO, AND ALSO FOR NON-BELIEVERS WHO WANT TO GO FURTHER.
[Toons] Will we ever hear songs like Cats of the Coliseum or When Jesus Knew on a future CD?
[Larry] TOONS, YES, I THINK "THAT'S WHEN JESUS KNEW" MIGHT BE COMING OUT ON CD THIS YEAR. CATS IS FROM VOYAGE SO THAT ISN'T COMING OUT THIS YEAR.
[Toons] Great! I love that song! I haven't heard Rock the Flock but hope to.
[Larry] THE STUDIO VERSION OF ROCK THE FLOCK IS REALLY FUN. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.
[Toons] Will it be released this year? If so, on what album?
[Larry] HOPEFULLY THIS YEAR. I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN.
[PjonPjon] Hmmm...... How do we know that it's actually Larry who's been writing here :-)
[Larry] IF YOU HAD C-U-SEE ME YOU'D KNOW!
[PjonPjon] I just wrote it as a joke :-) Of course it's Larry !!
[djjp] Larry, I know you have so many to answer, and this may sound like an incredibly silly question, BUT, how does one know when they are being "called" ? I mean, how do you know if it is the will of God, or your OWN will to do something for God, or does it matter as long as God is the prioriety?
[Larry] THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE ALL CALLED TO MINISTER THE GOSPEL. WE
ARE TO WITNESS IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE CALLED...YOU ARE. BUT BEFORE GOD WILL ASSIGN YOU
A JOB AS PASTOR OR EVANGELIST YOU HAVE TO WITNESS TO O
[Larry] OTHERS AROUND YOU. THIS IS THE FIRST MISSIONARY FUNCTION, TO COMMUNICATE THE GOSPEL.
[RG] Larry, I am currently trying to get on air doing a gospel radio show in Alice Springs, Australia on a community radio station, so am interested to know which album you consider the most outreachy? Could you also pray for me in regard to this?
[LarryN] RG, YOU CAN USE MY MUSIC FOR FREE ON YOUR RADIO STATION AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. CHECK OUT PLANET FOR "OUTREACHY" SONGS.
[Houmz] Larry I saw your concert in medicine hat, alberta, 2 yrs ago. I was thoughly impressed that you did such an intimate concert and had such a positive attitude even with the dissappointing turnout.
[LarryN] HOUMZ, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A DISAPPOINTING TURNOUT. SOMETIMES THE MOST POWERFUL THINGS OCCUR INSIDE THE SMALLEST OF ROOMS. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE INTIMATE WITH 15,000 PEOPLE AT A FESTIVAL.
[CRB] Larry, I have been listening to STREET LEVEL and BOOTLEG, they have been two of my favorite albums since I first heard them (when they were released).
[LarryN] CRB, MAYBE PHYDEAUX OR THE STREET LEVEL AIRSTORE WILL RELEASE ONE OR BOTH OF THOSE ALBUMS THIS YEAR.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry...what instruments do you play besides guitar and Piano?
[LarryN] JOSH-JERE. I CAN PLAY MOST ANY INSTRUMENT SET IN FRONT OF ME, BUT NOT WELL. I CAN JUST SQUEEZE THE SOUND OUT FOR ONE OR TWO SONGS ON AN ALBUM, AND THEN I RARELY PLAY THEM EVER AGAIN.
[LarryN] FRANKJE, ARE YOU PLANNING TO ASK QUESTIONS OR TO ANSWER QUESTIONS?
[frankje] answer all of them!!
[LarryN] FRANKJE, IF YOU DON'T SIT BACK AND RELAX ZZZZZ WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE THE ROOM. GIVE MY LOVE TO EVA.
[bodie] Larry will vol 2 of the texas tapes br released/
[LarryN] VOLUME TWO OF TOTALLY UNPLUGGED MIGHT THE "THE GERMAN
TAPES" OR "THE IRISH TAPES."
[LarryN] OR MAYBE MORE OF THE TEXAS TAPES. I DON'T REALLY KNOW. I HAVEN'T LISTENED TO ANYTHING FOR MONTHS SO I CAN'T APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE ANY OF THE SUGGESTIONS OR REQUESTS FROM PHYDEAUX OR THE AIRSTORE.
[JPB] Larry, my wife and I were at your surprise party in Baltimore last year. The cake is much better this year, but wasn't that a kicking band last year??!!!?
[LarryN] JPB, YES THAT WAS A NICE SURPRISE. THE AIRSTORE HAS RELEASED A VIDEO CALLED "BIRTHDAY BALLROOM" WHICH CONTAINS THE FIRST HALF OF THE CONCERT, THE CAKE AND ALL OF THAT. IT WAS A NICE SURPRISE.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry...what inspired you to write "She's a dancer"?
[LarryN] JOSH=JERM, I GREW UP IN SAN FRANCISCO, ON LYON STREET, RIGHT ACROSS THE PANHANDLE PARK FROM HAIGHT ASHBURY. MY MOTHER USED TO TAKE ME TO THE PARK AND I WOULD DANCE AROUND AND BREATHE THE EUCALYPTUS TREES AND FEEL SO HAPPY. THE SONG IS REALLY ABOUT ME.
[FOL] EUCALYPTUS is known to make people happy
[LarryN] FOL, REALLY? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. I JUST LOVED PICKING UP THE EUCALYPTUS BUTTONS AND A FEW OF THE BEAUTIFUL LEAVES AND MOSTLY GETTING AWAY FROM THE ENDLESS CEMENT ON LYON STREET FOR A SWIRLING, JOYOUS, DANCE IN THE PARK.
[Josh-Jerm] Where was the photo taken from the back of in another land?
[LarryN] THE BACK OF IN ANOTHER LAND USED A PHOTO TAKEN AT A CASTLE
I SLEPT AT. IT WAS CLOSED BUT I GOT PERMISSION FROM ULS HEINREICH TO
SLEEP THERE. AFTER A FEW DAYS I SAT UP MY TRIPOD TO COMMEMORATE MY
RESPECT FOR THE BIG TREE NEXT TO ME IN THE PHOTO.
[LarryN] I ENDED UP CHOOSING IT FOR IN ANOTHER LAND BECAUSE OF THE UNUSUAL IMAGE AND THE AMBIENCE OF THE PICTURE.
[Rosemary] Larry, Rose again from Alice, Australia. Sorry we lost the connection. Thank you, I will definitely let you know if I get on air. As I have only five of your albums (Planet, Land, Babylon, Sun, Garden - intending to buy more!), what else do you recommend for the radio show?
[LarryN] ROSEMARY, YOU'VE GOT ENOUGH OF MY ALBUMS FOR YOUR SHOW. HOW
ABOUT GETTING BOB DYLAN
[LarryN] LIKE DYLAN'S SLOW TRAIN COMING. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. IT'S THE BEST.
[FOL] Will you be performing at the "Dove Awards"?
[LarryN] FOL: I'VE BEEN INVITED TO COME TO NASHVILLE, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL BE APPEARING ON STAGE. NO IDEA AT THIS TIME.
[rodger] Larry, any chance I could get a phone interview sometime? I'm a gen.mgr at a Christian radio station.
[LarryN] RODGER, I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE WAITING ROOM AND YOU'VE BEEN OUT THERE A LONG TIME. I'M GLAD YOU GOT IN. YOU CAN PHONE ME FOR AN INTERVIEW, BUT PLEASE, NOT THIS NEXT WEEK. AND JUST HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS WRITTEN OUT TO HELP ME, IF YOU DON'T MIND. THANKS.
[bodie] Larry how old is Michael now and will we hear him on more albums in the future ?
[LarryN] MICHAEL IS TEN, AND HE HAS RECORDED IN THE STUDIO, BUT WE HAD FUN DOING IT AND I DON'T KNOW IF I WANT TO OBJECTIVIZE HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC BY PUTTING IT OUT, BECAUSE HE MIGHT START FEELING THAT ART IS NOT SOMETHING YOU DO FOR THE JOY OF IT, BUT FOR APPROVA
[Bobu] Larry...What do you do when not making or creating music...Do you have any hobbies ?
[LarryN] Bobu MY HOBBIES ARE SLEEPING, PRAYING, PHONE MINISTRY, STREET WITNESSING, AND GOING SELECTIVELY TO THE CINEMA. OLD HOBBIES DIE HARD AND MOST OF MY LIFE IS PRETTY MUCH DEVOTED TO THE JOY OF MINISTERING TO OTHERS.
[FOL] Larry, is your biography going to ever be published?
[LarryN] FOL, I DON'T KNOW IF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE OF MUCH VALUE TO OTHER PEOPLE. I'VE BEEN IN A PLANE ACCIDENT AND IT MESSED UP MY BRAIN, CHARLY AND I GOT POISONED IN RUSSIA, AND A LOT OF OTHER STUFF THAT'S EVEN MORE WEIRD. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S RELEVANT.
[Josh-Jerm] HEY LARRY!..Do you like jurassic park?
[LarryN] I'VE NEVER BEEN TO JURASSIC PARK, EXCEPT DIGITALLY, AS A COMPUTER GENERATED CHARACTER. WHY, DO YOU ONE OF THE PHOTOS I PUT OUT OF ME AND MIKE AT JURASSIC PARK?
[Josh-Jerm] Larry where can you get a photo of that?
[LarryN] YOU CAN GET A JURASSIC PARK PHOTO FROM THE STREET LEVEL AIRSTORE.
[LarryN] PREVIOUS RECORDINGS, ALSO FROM THE AIRSTORE.
[nugg] Larry, what do you think of Kerry Livgren's music?
[LarryN] YEH, KERRY IS VERY INTELLIGENT. VERY HEAVY MUSIC.
[DerekF] Is Forefront one of Larry's latest recordings?
[LarryN] DEREKF, THE FOREFRONT ALBUM IS AVAILABLE FROM THE STREET LEVEL AIRSTORE. IT CONTIANS MY SONGS SUNG BY DCTALK AND OTHER ARTISTS.
[bodie] Larry what is your message to the Church in '96 what do you believe God is saying to the Church as we approach the year 2000, The world is certainly no less spiritual but the Church in many cases seems to have lost its passion or edge ? What do you think?
[LarryN] I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS TELLING THE CHURCH TO COME TO THE RIVER, AND ENTER, AND BE WASHED CLEAN, AND BE RENEWED, AND BE REFRESHED, AND LET THEIR FAITH GROW THROUGH THE MINISTRATIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND NOT THE PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR MINDS.
[PjonPjon] I'm really getting tired now :-) It's 3 in the morning here in Norway !! My mom told me to go to bed at 12 o'clock :-)
[LarryN] BETTER GO TO BED AND OBEY YOUR MOTHER, QUICKLY. TOMORROW IS EASTER.
[Rosemary] Larry, Rose again, would it be possible to get a radio interview if I get on air, do I contact you through the address on the back of CDs?
[LarryN] ROSEMARY, YES.
[CRB] Larry, I saw you at Cornerstone wehn you sang OUTLAW with D&K, are you going to perform or at least visit the Festival again?
[LarryN] CRB, NO I WON'T BE AT CORNERSTONE AGAIN SOON. IT'S TOO HOT FOR ME TO ENDURE. MAYBE IN THE FUTURE I'LL FEEL BETTER.
[Toons] Will you let us know when your operation will be? Many of us want to be in prayer for you during your stay in the hospital.
[LarryN] TOONS, THANK YOU.
[rodger] Where do you do your recording at now?
[LarryN] IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, I RECORDED IN HOLLAND, CANADA, AND
ELSEWHERE, LIKE MEMPHIS. BUT THE ONLY NEW ALBUM I RELEASED WAS CALLED
"A MOMENT IN TIME" BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT CAPTURED,
ME WRITING SONGS IN THE HOSPITAL AND RECORDING THEM
[LarryN] AS SOON AS I COULD BECAUSE I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE THE LAST SONGS I WOULD EVER RELEASE.
[JPB] Is this overwhelming, Larry?
[LarryN] JPB, ACTUALLY YES. THIS IS THE LONGEST I'VE EVER SPENT AT A
PARTY. WE STARTED AT 11:0O THIS MORNING BUT SPENT ALMOST AN HOUR TRYING
TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE, THEN TOOK ONLY A SHORT BREAK AND NOW IT'S
ALMOST 6:00. I'VE BEEN TYPING STRAIGHT ALL THIS TIME.
[LarryN] ALL THE OTHER PARTIES I'VE GONE TO, DURING MY LIFE, I USED TO SIT AROUND AND ENJOY LISTENING TO PEOPLE TALK TO EACH OTHER. AT THIS PARTY I'M THE ONE WHO IS EXPECTED TO KEEP UP THE CONVERSATION. IT'S VIRTUAL NOT REAL. THAT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE.
[Wild_Jake] Larry, Where did you record in Canada?
[LarryN] IN TORONTO.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry, what is that song "the children of Nimrod"
[Josh-Jerm] We don't know spanish, or whatever language. :^D
[LarryN] NO PEGARLO ME CONVERSACIONES IN SU OREJA. QUE LASTIMA. POBRE JOSH=JERM.
[PjonPjon] Is there any web site I can view to see your tour schedule ???
[LarryN] MY TOUR SCHEDULE CONSISTS OF GOING TO THE DOCTORS EVERY WEEK TO HAVE MY PRO-TIMES BLOOD SAMPLES TAKEN AND OTHER VARIOUS INCONVENIENT INTERVENTIONS. DIDN'T YOUR MOTHER ASK YOU TO GO TO BED AT MIDNIGHT. IT'S 3 AND ONE HALF HOURS LATER NOW.
[Monroe] someone really ought to post your tour schedule...as limited as it may be
[LarryN] MONROE, I'M NOT TOURING RIGHT NOW SO THERE'S NOTHING TO POST.
[CRB] Larry, will Horrendous Disk ever be released on CD?
[LarryN] CRB, HD MIGHT BE RELEASED BY PHYDEAUX OR THE STREET LEVEL AIRSTORE.
[Zzzzz] Why were the lyrics to "Soul On Fire" _totally_ changed for the "White Blossoms" CD? I assume that the "Eldridge Cleaver" lyrics were the originals
[LarryN] I WROTE SOUL ON FIRE BECAUSE OF SOUL ON ICE. WHEN CLEAVER SUPPOSEDLY BECAME A CHRISTIAN I WROTE A VERSION FOR HIM TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR HIS COURT COSTS. HE DIDN'T LIKE IT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT QUESTIONED HIS CONVERSION. SO WORD DIDN'T RELEASE IT.
[Toons] Larry, if you could pick someone to join you on stage for a song, who would it be?
[LarryN] TOONS, IF I COULD PICK SOMEONE TO SING ON STAGE WITH, IT WOULD BE RANDY STONEHILL. I LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM. I TALK TO HIM ONCE IN AWHILE BUT HE WANTS TO BE HIS OWN MAN AND DOESN'T LIKE PEOPLE TO REMEMBER WHERE HE CAME FROM, SO I UNDERSTAND.
[LARRRY] OKAY, THEY'VE RELOGGED ME AS LARRY NOW.
[Josh-Jerm] Larry, where is the weirdest place you have ever wrote a song at?
[LARRRY] I WROTE "THE OUTLAW" IN THE BACK OF A PROMOTER'S
CAR IN ENGLAND WHILE HE TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO ME HE WAS ONLY GOING TO PAY
ME SIX OR SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR DOING 35 CONCERTS AND FILLING OUT
ROYAL ALBERT HALL TWICE IN ONE DAY.
[LARRRY] I KEPT INTERRUPTING HIS CONVERSATION TO ASK HIM IF PEOPLE IN EUROPE WERE FAMILIAR ENOUGH WITH CERTAIN WORDS LIKE "GALILEE" AND "SORCERER." ONCE WE GOT TO THE CONCERT I WENT OUT ON STAGE AND SANG THE OUTLAW FIRST, SO THAT I WOULDN'T FORGET IT.
[LARRRY] AFTER THE CONCERT HE ASKED ME IF I WAS WRITING THAT SONG WHILE WE WERE ARGUING? I TOLD HIM YES. I DON'T THINK HE UNDERSTOOD THAT I HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF SO MANY TIMES THAT I TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. BUT THAT MY PRIME MOTIVE IN LIFE IS TO GLORIFY JESUS.
[Josh-Jerm] Dad, Steve, says he enjoys hearing harmonica on your songs. Do you play it yourself on them?
[Monroe] I'm trying to learn how to play the harmonica....the harmonica on your songs are NEAT (how's that Josh-Jerm)
[LARRRY] I NEVER PLAYED HARMONICA BEFORE RECORDING SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SON. AND LIKE OTHER INSTRUMENTS, THEN I PUT IT AWAY. BUT IT SEEMED SO PORTABLE, UNLIKE A SITAR OR VIBRAPHONE, SO I TOOK IT ON TOUR WITH ME. I DON'T REALLY "PLAY" HARMONICA MUCH, BUT IT'S
[rodger] Did you have any say on who did what song on the Forefront CD?
[LARRRY] THE FOREFRONT ALBUM WAS SOMETHING INSPIRED BY A LONGTIME RELATIONSHIP I HAD WITH DAN BROCK. HE FINALLY TOLD ME ABOUT THE IDEA HE HAD FOR THE PROJECT. I DID NOT GET INVOLVED IN THE ALBUM ON ANY LEVEL BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE SURPRISED BY IT. I LIKE IT.
[Larrrry] WOW. THAT WAS A BIG CRASH. WE EVEN LOST SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN EUROPE.
[Larrrry] I DON'T KNOW IF ROSEMARY IS ON THE LINE ANYMORE BUT I WAS JUST TELLING HER THAT SHE WAS RIGHT WHEN MY COMPUTER FROZE. ARE YOU STILL THERE ROSEMARY.
[RG] Yes, this is Rosemary (Rose), it is hard but Jesus is sooo amazing in His love for us & it is only through this we can outreach to others. Righteous Rocker is so special to me at the moment, b/c it is only love (God's love) that impacts our lives. This is a special way to spend Easter, God's gift of love to everyone.
[Larrrry] IT'S EASTER, AND PRAISE GOD FOR HIS MIGHTY GIFT OF LOVE TO US THROUGH THE SACRIFICE WHICH JESUS UNDERWENT FOR BOTH OUR SALVATION AND OUR REDEMPTION.
[Larrrry] CHRIST'S LIFE OF COMPASSION AND DIRECTNESS TO OTHERS IS ALSO AN AMAZING HISTORICAL ACCOUNT. WE CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT HOW TO TREAT OTHERS. JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED. TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU. LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
[Larrrry] SO LET'S JOIN TOGETHER RIGHT NOW AND MAYBE WE CAN EACH SAY THINGS THAT WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR IN OUR LIVES. THINGS WHICH GOD HAS DONE FOR US. HIS GIFTS OF MERCY AND FAITHFULNESS.
[Larrrry] ZZZZZ, YOU CAN ALSO JOIN US IN THIS PRAYER OR CONFESSION OF GOD'S MERCY TOWARD US IF YOU HAVEN'T LOGGED OFF ALREADY.
[Toons] We need His Grace more than ever and a greater gift of faith!
[Larrrry] I AM THANKFUL FOR GOD'S WILL IN MY LIFE, GUIDING ME WHEN OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING CHRISTIANS, GAVE ME TOTALLY DIFFERENT ADVICE OR CRITICISMS ABOUT WHAT I WAS DOING IN MY MINISTRY.
[Larrrry] OUR LOVE IS SO INSUFFICIENT IN ITSELF. BUT THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR LOVE IS TRANSLATED INTO A MUCH LARGER FORCE OF GOODNESS AND CHARITY.
[Toons] I am thankful for God's grace and patience in my life. He is the only True and Faithful one!
[Larrrry] TOONS, YES HE IS THE ONLY ONE. ALTHOUGH OTHERS AROUND US WOULD LIKE THEIR LOVE TO BE COMPLETE, LIKE FAMILY MEMBERS, ONLY GOD'S LOVE IS AMPLIFIED ENOUGH TO GIVE US THE TRUE STRENGTH WE NEED TO LIVE OUR LIFE IN THIS CONFUSING WORLD.
[heaven] larry, my daughter wants to record I am a Servant - what must she do about copyrights
[Larrrry] HEAVEN, YOUR DAUGHTER CAN RECORD I AM A SERVANT WITHOUT SECURING A LICENSE, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. BUT IF SHE RELEASES IT THROUGH A MAJOR THEY WILL GET A LICENSE FOR IT THROUGH EMI WHO OWNS THE PUBLISHING RIGHTS TO THAT PARTICULAR SONG.
[doncrush] Happy birthday Larry, hope to see you on the east coast or in heaven. Thanks for the time tonite, Must have been a long day. Thanks brother.
[Larrrry] DONCRUSH, YES IT'S BEEN ABOUT SEVEN HOURS SO FAR AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO STOP SOON AND GO BACK TO SLEEP SO I DON'T DEPLETE MY ENERGY BASE.
[Larrrry] GOD IS THE FATHER OF OUR SOUL. CHRIST IS THE RESURRECTOR OF OUR BODY. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE TEACHER AND GUIDE FOR OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY HERE ON EARTH. GOD IS SO GOOD.
[bodie] LARRY THANX SO MUCH FOR THIS KINGDOM TIME TOnight today or whtever it is it is so gracious of you to meet us all in this way God Bless you I love you Brother!!
[Larrrry] BODIE, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TALKING WITH ALL DAY. I APPRECIATE YOUR OPTIMISTIC ATTITUDE.
[Obie] Larry, will you write something about this Internet experience for Tim's Web site?
[Larrrry] OBIE, I DON'T KNOW. I HADN'T REALLY RECEIVED THAT SUGGESTION.
[TomasG] God bless you Larry, I will pray for you and I hope to meet you soon, bye from Tomas in Sweden.
[Larrrry] GOODNIGHT, TOMAS. IT WAS NICE TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS TO MY FATHER AND MICHAEL SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
[Obie] Larry, This has been a thrill for me being able to speak with you in my home. Thanks for working so hard on your birthday. ( Brian O. )
[Larrrry] OBIE, IT WAS FUN GETTING TO "HEAR" YOUR QUESTIONS TODAY AND THINK THEM THROUGH.
[Mattias] Thanks Larry!!!! Thanks for this very pleasant evening..... Tomas and I sent you a postcard from Rome, did you get it? We'll sure send you some pictures of us from this trip... God Bless you Larry, Mattias Petersson, Pisa, Italy
[Larrrry] MATTIAS, I DON'T REALLY KNOW IT THE POSTCARD CAME YET. I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN ABLE TO GET TO MY MAIL BECAUSE OF MY LUNG INFECTION. I'VE BEEN SLEEPING, ENDLESSLY SLEEPING, IT FEELS LIKE. BUT I'M SURE THAT IT HASN'T BEEN THROWN AWAY BY ANYONE.
[J-Man] what is the topic today
[Larrrry] J-MAN, THE TOPIC TODAY IS HOW WONDERFUL GOD'S MERCY IS. AND OTHER OUT-RENDERINGS OF HIS GRACE IN OUR LIVES.
[J-Man] who is Larry Norman
[Larrrry] LARRY NORMAN IS A CHRISTIAN.
[Larrrry] J-MAN HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF DCTALK OR AMY GRANT?
[Larrrry] SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS, J-MAN, AND I WILL SEND YOU A FREE CD OR CASSETTE.
[J-Man] how did the bunnies and all of the Easter stuff get involved in Jesus's resirection?
[Larrrry] IN THE TEMPLE OF BABYLON THE HARE AND EGG WERE CARVED INTO THE WALL TO REPRESENT REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY. NIMROD, THE KING OF BABYLON, HAD A MOTHER NAMED ISHTAR. TODAY, WE USE THE WORD EASTER, AND THE BUNNY AND EGGS EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT CHRISTIAN.
[Larrrry] OK. HAVE A GOOD SLEEP EVERYONE. AND GET UP TOMORROW AND REMEMBER THAT IT'S RESURRECTION SUNDAY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS DAY WITH ME.
[Larrrry] GOODNIGHT, EVERYONE. I'M GOING TO SIGN OFF NOW. YOU'RE ALL WELCOME TO KEEP ON TALKING. AND COME BACK TO THE STREET LEVEL CAFE WHENEVER YOU WANT. IT'S ALWAYS OPEN AND THE MENU KEEPS EXPANDING WITH AUDIO AND GIFS. HAPPY EASTER.