RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver?
Posted by: Derek Oliver ()
Date: July 22, 2000 01:23AM

He's sitting in front of a computer on the sunny side of Manhatten, New York, wondering what all the fuss is about!
It's somewhat disconcerting and a tad surealistic to be refferred to as a 'where Are They Now' candidate, in fine Spinal Tap idiom, especially when you've been tolling away like a nutter for the last ten years trying to right wrongs and fight off the evils of the American music business (I fear they are still winning to be blunt). Luckilly I can report that the St Saint St Saint of AOR is still firmly in the sadlle when it comes to prima melodic rock having spent time in the hard as nails grunge rock wilderness before re-defining and re-awakening his first love. The possessor of an even larger record collection than before (thanks to the Yanks penchant for chucking out obscure AOR vinyl which in turn wings it's merry way into flea market boxes at a dollar a pop!) and lashings of grey hair to match, you'll find a resiliant Oliver eager to take on the AOR upstarts at their own game. Hell, he's even been setting fire to the biro during his spare time penning the foundations for a series of books that will commence with 'Double Live!', a warts 'n all homage to lavishly packaged and worshipped live albums issued during the seventies/eighties...obscurities and common ones (there's more than you think!).
Like a wickedly tough-as-nails Oak tree (well, certainly as large as one!) I offer hope to all who spent time besotted by Swedish men dressed in garish jumpsuits sporting rather cumbersome Midi Keyboard racks. Yes, you too can have a life after AOR....all hail Airrace, Alaska and, king of kings, FM (hey I might even get around to issuing that long lost collaboration 'The Hardest Part Of The Night Is The Night'!).
Toodle pip.

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Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 463Scott Webb07/18/2000 03:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 263John Q07/18/2000 04:55AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 243 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 03:12AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 272John Q07/22/2000 06:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 241 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 08:02AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 335John Q07/22/2000 08:52AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 257 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:14PM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 253John Q07/23/2000 05:54AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver?630 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:23AM
Wimpwire 259Surfpunk07/22/2000 10:21AM
RE: Wimpwire 299 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:33PM
RE: Wimpwire 264Surfpunk07/22/2000 08:46PM
Derek... 258Dave Reynolds07/23/2000 04:52AM
Cheers Derek! 240Scott W07/22/2000 10:27AM
RE: Cheers Derek! 288 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:16PM

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