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AWESOME concert at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater last night! Best concert; you SOOO connected with the audience. Thank you!
Great concert last night at the Mann! We brought our kids and it was great fun for all ages. My husband’s name is Jeff McVey. There is a family rumor that you dated his sister Jenni at McDowell High School ; )
Only a rumor and perhaps you should keep your thoughts private.
You seem to be to “done to earth” to be a celebrity…
Michael Ray …. wrote this drops of jupiter …hmmm wow scare is still on his chin now how did he get away with 20ys of lying who he is? WOW worst nite mare just shown up… still believe your a vampire?!?!?!?!?? WAkey WAkey many dont know who he really is….shall i say?
We used “Marry Me” in our wedding last summer and were so excited to see you in Endicott NY last weekend because we love your music and lyrics. Sad to say, it was a huge disappointment- The venue was way, way overbooked and when we found a spot to see the opening band, we were moved by security-because we were in front of the VIP box. We were moved to a place we couldn’t even see a Jumbotron, or really hear anything-. We’d traveled two days to see this concert (from Maine) and ended up leaving after 3 songs. My husband won’t even listen to your music now—I know it’s probably the organizers fault ( Dick’s Sporting Goods and EnJoie golf). It just makes my heart ache to be honest coz I don’t think that’s who you are.
You guys were awesome on David Letterman tonight. Nothing touches a heart more than seeing children included in your performance… You made their day and something they will never forget…smiles!
I love your music, respect your gratitude for your mom and relate to the lyrics in Aug 19, blog This Love is…the words come close to expressing me about my Michael, who died on Feb 28, 2011 at age 45.
I never expected anyone to be a more devoted fan of Marin than my big brother, Dave. He jumped to his death in 2000 in the Marin Headlands. age 42. He couldn’t hold on a few weeks more to experience taking a ferry to see the Giants play in brand new PacBell Park, like he planned to do often. I was surprised by your bio, born and raised back East. Also surprised by song title, California 37. I have lived 40+ years within at most, 30 miles from the very short highway and have never heard it referred to as California 37. Highway 37, sometimes-mostly just 37, like 101 and not like Highway 1, which we call Highway 1. Please tell me you don’t call it “Frisco”, even if you do, your blog is correct, only kindness matters.
Creepy…no…Goofy…yes…but a fun goofy like someone you hang out with…come visit the beaches in Maryland…we are all “fun and goofy”…
I honestly don’t know where to begin…I wonder IF you’ll even ever REALLY read this. My best friend, my favorite thing to do, the love of my life, the person in almost everyone of your songs and I are going with such grand excitement to your verizon theater Grand Prairie, Texas concert on September 15, 2012……I would truly be blessed if you were to honor a request to sing “I’m about to come alive” or”drops of Jupiter” for us…to us.
You see I’ll try to explain…this is us and how you fit in…we have a love that I’ve neverknown, one that I’ve never seen, one that I am CONVINCED that only we have. We are “breath in” and ” breath out” you can’t tell where one of us begins and the other one ends. We have loved a long time and we have loved hard. We have been through more than anyone I know and we have..well had managed to live and love be consumed with each other for more than 13 years…and we did it living apart from one another…YES we have had an once in a lifetime, almost spiritual cosmic unrealistic love affair and have had to do it apart…this FINALLY took it’s toll…we lost each other the end/beginning of last year and 2012.
Up till now this is how it goes…I feel in love and was mesmerized by you way back to”meet Virginia”…then came “we” feel in love while falling in love with “drops of Jupiter”. We went back to me et Virginia because it so described a lot about who I am all the while learning about who we were and what we have andhow real love can hurt in drops of Jupiter…EVERY single album, almost EVERY song is him, is me, is us. What we’ve been through, what were going through. You have touched our lives, been such a part of the both of us. We are very emotional about Train.
Well I delightfully say that on February 14 th a magical miracle transpired….the very day that him and I ended…reached finality was the very day we began again..and AGAIN there you were and important link between him and I…my final text to him was…think about what I’ve written this past 16 hours as I’ve told you what you’ve meant to me my life my world….and although at this moment I find that I can not breath without you I think I could find the air to sustain if you’d promise me one last thing…in April train releases their new album…I will leave you be until that day…that day I will be standing out front of best buy at 9am…if you still love me and find you can’t live without me ad I’ve
You then meet me their and buy me their CD as you’ve everyone before. A couple of hours later be FINALLY responded to me….I’ll give you time, the until then and we’ll meet that morning and see how we feel…he later phoned as my desperate need for his air to breath again became ever so evident to him and he ws frightened for me. We spoke and again concluded that Train release date was the magical date….well I’m thankful more so than other time in my life that with in 48 hours ws were back in one another arms and we have loved even more than we loved when we loved the most and we rock each other harder than we’ve ever done even after 13 years…we are grander than ever…now
He is”about to come alive” and his ” drops of Jupiter” has landed right back where she belongs….by the by, WE got that CD on that day together as we had every other CD. Then we found out only a month before that you were coming back to our state and without hesitation we spent an obscene amount of money to see you AGAIN….you were there with us from beginning to end the first chance we had and you have been with us from our new beginning…you really really move us Pat Monahan..
To sum this up….I’d really love to hear one or both songs art this concert because I THINK after almost 14 years he possibly is going to finally ask me to be his till death do we part…..if he heard those songs and know they are from me he would know that it was THE time.
Maybe you’ll never read this and maybe you’ll never know how big a part of our lives you have been but I know and I’ve put it all out there so if ever by chance you come across this letter I hope it moves you like you move us and we move each other.
Truly Train s for life.
Hey Pat, I know the odds of you actually seeing this are slim to none, but I am an editor for the Maryville College Newspaper. You are playing at the fall festival in about 3 weeks and it would mean so much if I could interview you for our paper? If this is even possible please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! This Could be the biggest thing to ever happen to our paper.
I know you’re coming to Boston for Mixfest! First of all that’s awesome! Saw you in N.H. August 26th. What an amazing night!!! Second of all I live just outside of Boston and would love to be a random for coffee….. I know this is crazy but here’s my number so call me maybe!!!!!
Just wanted to share a quick story with Pat about how Drops of Jupiter defines the experience I had losing my mom to cancer in 2004. It was the song I blared in my car as I was driving home from the hospital the night she died. It just felt right at the time, and became the song I remembered my mom by in the years to come. Every time I heard it I would remember her as she was before getting sick – determined, vibrant, and helping people realize “that there’s room to grow.” Oddly, it wasn’t until last year that I learned that Pat had written this song after losing his mom to cancer. This morning I randomly chose the Drops of Jupiter album to listen to while getting ready. It wasn’t until I heard the title track that I realized today is my mom’s birthday. Before she died, she told me that she would always be with me, just in a different form – in the atmosphere, perhaps. Thanks, Pat, for writing this song and helping my mom and me to stay in touch.
Pat, Scott and Jimmy, Just another thank you for sharing the Train story last night our on VH1. I am thankful for your drive, Pat, to persevere through tough times and keep the bands best interest at the forefront. I am also thankful for Amber who is her own rockstar to keep reminding you of the true person you are and the strength you give others without even knowing it. She is one lucky girl!!! You are a lucky guy to have Scotty looking out for you and introducing you two. I can tell you have had my attention since the first album and I still listen to music from that album. You have written the soundtrack of my life. I hold on the belief, that some day, no matter how long from now, I will have the privilege to meet you and I will do my part to make it happen in a non-stalker type of way. BTW, you all are so much more handsome now than when you were younger….Pat…you definitely get my blood flowing. As I said, Amber is a lucky, girl.
Hey Pat. My friend Sandra Martinez had tickets to the meet in greet in Denver last night but had to miss it because her husband had surgery. We will be at the Salt Lake concert tonight. If you could give her a shout out it would mean the world to her! You are her favorite singer of all time she literally flies places to see your concerts. We will be in the front row with her two cute blonde little girls. Thank you so much for making the kind of music that speaks to our souls. =)
I’m so excited for the concert in Portland tomorrow night! I was really hoping you will play Parachute – I know it’s an oldie (sort of ) but it’s my absolute favorite song in the entire world. I’m 42 years old (almost 43) and I play it over and over like a teenager! My kids think it’s very entertaining Thanks and best wishes, Taunya Wilcox
Hi Pat, I bought Train tickets for my 13 year old daughter and I to last night’s concert in Boise. At the last minute my 9 year old son with Autism had a major meltdown and I was unable to go. My daughter ended up taking a friend. I was so sad about not being able to spend the evening with her listening to your amazing music. Today a friend posted your blog after last night’s show (Sept 22, 2012). I had such appreciation in my heart for you, recognizing us mom’s with special needs kids. I helped me to appreciate myself for sticking by my son that night even though I had to miss a special evening with my daughter. Thank you!
Pat, Thank you for your awesome concert in Puyallup last night! Awesome ! I would love Train to join us on our Santa Flight for children in need, in Seattle this December! (This is with the airline you fly on, that begins with ‘D’). I am the Purser, and am struggling with how to contact you! This is like the Polar Express, except on an airplane ! I hope you read this, so I can share what our project is all about. I love your spirit and sincerity !
Great show in Puyallup. We will definately be bringing the kid next time. Even at 7, he walks around singing your songs. A little bummed that there were no 2x shirts for my guy. But maybe next time.
My name is Samantha Rosen and I am a mom to two cool
boys. They are friends with Brooke, a 13
year old girl who is blind. I am blessed
to know her family. They are inspiring,
kind, and totally in love with each other.
I am unsure of all of Brookes’ health issues other than I know she was
born blind. She LOVES music. When Brooke
sings it sounds like angels, she is beautiful.
I once told her I was jealous of her voice, she told me not to be
jealous, be happy!
Brooke also gets obsessed with words. Her latest obsession is DEJA VU. She always asks “what song has déjà vu
in it” and then laughs. We have
even started to make up jokes. For
example, “what’s the opposite of déjà false……….déjà
true”!!! The song “Drive
by” was played about 100 times at her bat mitzvah. I enjoy watching my sons sing to Brooke the
beginning of your song “Drive by”, when they get to the part where you say déjà
vu, she smiles and jumps up and down. It
is really uplifting.
I’m not sure why I writing to you. I don’t expect anything.
I just wanted you to know that you matter a lot to a special
girl that can’t even see you.
Have to tell you how much I love you and your music. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I use your songs to teach special education students, and ‘Drops of Jupiter’ is one of the most mind-expanding, dream-exploring, possibility-creating, opportunity-knocking, potential-unlimiting songs ever! Got nothing but love for ya! Peace.
Me and my husband are “mini mooning” in Erie Pa wish you were here
Hello Michael! Ray!! Still believe your a vampire! You 20yrs run was good… maybe we can chat about old times…
So Pat your wrote Drops of Jupiter? ReAlLy?
I already wrote the another writer Chris something about a review? LOL
20yrs after and i have to sit here and listen to the song… worst part i have to remember… YeAh
After hurricane sandy leaves the state of Maryland …we could sure use some live Train music
Just really got into your songs in the last couple of months, absolutely fabtastic haven’t stopped playing California 37 cd in the car since! Booked to see the band live in Leeds in February and I’m really excited after hearing you on radio two live a few weeks ago. Your fabtastic Pat and thanks train too for the great songs xxx
Hello from Washington state! Your show at the Puyallup fair this year touched my heart….I have become a loyal fan. I was in tears when you brought up that beautiful young girl. You have the ability to touch and change so many lives with your music and your spirit. Your music has changed my attitude and my life! THANK YOU! God Bless you all and your family and friends! Happy Holidays
Something good has to come out of this tragedy. It will likely take time and we can never change how those families that lost children, those children who lost siblings, those family members who lost family, will feel. What we can do is change our behavior. I posted this on Facebook last night and truly mean it.
For me I came back to Train’s lyrics and a song I love. Every time I hear it I imagine it someday comforting my child thinking of me when I pass. I can’t get my head around these parents thinking of Looking to the Sky for their child.
Here was my post:
If any good can come from this it has helped put things in perspective.
One of my favorite songs says…
“And all the words I didn’t say, caught up in some busy day. And every dance on the kitchen floor, we didn’t have before.”
I’m going to do my best to live in the moment and not let life/work/things get in the way! Have those dances, say those words!
THis is my way to change and I’m hoping I can stick to it. I’m sure I will fall of track every now and then, but I’m really going to try. And along the way I will say prayers for the new Angels that lost their lives so senselessly. And the hero’s that are still here that saved others, and especially those families who had their lives changed in an instant.
Hello Patrick, I am a fan you! I always wondered about your beautiful song, “Drops of Jupiter,” I dreamed about it as when you get away from the world, in an way that you don’t want to be bothered….I didn’t know Train, (47 now)…but couldn’t stop listening your song….it always took me far away…but I do feel and sense a claim to someone, is it to yourself, or it is regret to something? I started my second round at 33, have for first time 3 kids, now they 13, 11 and 8….it is a journey….I don’t feel old but in a new time…being a mom, a wifey and getting my BBA almost done with my last 3 classes….I just wanted to talk to you….it is great to talk to others…but specially those who influence your feelings….Thanks for doing such unique songs that reaches the souls!! XOXO Norma Liliana
Hi Pat, know you wrote Mermaid about me when you were at Captiva. Thanks ! I wrote one for you. I think you will do a great job with it.
Hey Pat! You probably don’t remember much or any of the Labor Day concert at the Minnesota State Fair 2 years ago. Well I do. My boyfriend at the time pushed me into the ilse and you happened to have seen it and said “hey don’t push your sister!” Later in the concert when you sang She’s on Fire, I was invited on stage along with like 15 other girls and out of all of them you picked me to sing with you and we sang in front of the sold out 75 thousand person crowd. It was litterally the most exciting thing i’ve ever done. Thank you so much!
My favorite song used to be If it’s Love, but my ex turned it into a song I couldn’t bear to listen to. That concert was the last time I’ve heard that song until tonight. I was finally able to listen to it and just move on. I’m convinced you had something to do with it ever since I was two years old I’ve known that I want to perform on stage as a singer or in the movies as an actress, at times I doubted myself but weirdly one of your many songs comes on and I don’t know why but hearing your songs gives me the confidence and determination to push forward. Someday soon when i’m famous i’ll be able to thank you personally. Until then, thank you again!
My name’s Eric Poe, and I’m a percussionist with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra from Cleveland, OH. We’re an extremely unique group in that we’re the only youth orchestra in the nation that plays strictly contemporary music. Our final concert of each season is the “Rock The Orchestra” concert in which we collaborate with a rock group to orchestrate, rehearse, and perform numbers. We’ve performed with rock greats such as Styx, Pat Benatar, Jon Anderson, and Donnie Iris. Members of CYO have been discussing the best band for our concert this year, and unanimously Train has been selected as the best choice. We feel your music would mesh flawlessly with ours to create something great. Please consider emailing our director, Liza Grossman (email@example.com), if you’re interested! You’re music’s amazing and this is a chance to hear it in a whole new way!
Thanks a lot, and hope to hear from you soon!
Hi Pat, I really Love your Music …. I’d like to see a your concert, unfortunately I live in Italy, Sicily I Love LA, and Train’s Music remind me of my ”Wonderland” . Have a nice tour !!!!
Hi.. Pat, I really enjoy with your song. My kids also really like your song especially DRIVE BY…Good luck to you and your band..TRAIN…
Great job on Hawaii 5-0 tonight
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT! We have .been to see train twice at the Peabody Oprah House. You guys put on a fantastic show. In December we had front row seats and we got autographs and it was just out of this world. Thanks for being who you guys are down to earth and you just seem to care. My 4 year o
ld daughter loves train too. She sings your songs and just gets down to your music. Thanks for being who you are.
Not many comments on this page. Enjoyed your music for years and will miss the old CDs, new music, and all to come. Your recent position against the Boy Scouts of America is disheartening. I wish you would have just supported me for me instead of asking me by demand to conform to another standard. I will be at the National Jamboree with or without you and strive to have a positive experience despite your absolution of my values. I’m going to watch one more video and go on about my business–best of luck.
I LOVE TRAIN!!!! I wish I could meet them…
my girlfriends daughtied died while in college..
thought you may like to see how your ‘soul sister’ words fit the memorial video
she was much loved and is missed
I just wanted you to know that when I watch you singing I feel your happiness and see it on your face and that brings joy into my life. So thank you
Mark Yeager from McDowell at the Tampa Fair Grounds going to the show tonight. Give me a call at 813-326-5884. Thanks Pat or Sam.
Hello Pat, My name is Tim Lawson me and my wife recently purchased tickets to your show at ETSU in Tennessee my little girls just love you and your music they had seen you once before In Cincinnati last Summer. Sadly the venue wouldn’t let them in the show at ETSU because they were under the age of 18 Could you please contact them just so they will feel better about the situation thanks and God Bless keep up the good work on the road. Below is a picture of them holding the sign they mad hoping to get on stage with you.
599 Hinkle Rd.
Pennington Gap,VA 24277
Pat, I just wanted to tell you that I love your blogs. Your insight into yourself and this world is amazing. The fact that you discuss what you might consider your flaws shows how mature and thoughtful you really are. While I tend to view you as “superman”, it is lovely to see that you are a thinking and feeling human being that we can all learn from and appreciate. You make my life better. See you in Ohio and thank you for saying hello in Tampa.
I mean I will see you in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois and maybe more, who knows. Love to show you around Indy!
I met my husband when I was 15 we have been together ever since then . We have been best friends since day one. He has been my rock through the hardest of times when my mom was fighting cancer for six months then with my own illness there were days I wanted to give up being sick and my dad fighting Alzheimer’s it was all too much but he gave me the courage to fight so thanks to him and the power of god I’m stil here raising two wonderful grandchildren ages 12 and 8 I never in a million years thought I’d be raising more kids but god had a plan for me and I’m thankful for it. The first time I heard the song Marry me it brought butterfly’s to my stomach just like the first time I saw my husband. I would give anything to see train in concert their songs had pulled me
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