First of all, I would like to thank my fans worldwide for buying my cds and supporting me. I think we\'re a team...I will keep writing the songs as long as you continue enjoying them! Many of you have expressed that you enjoy my recollections of my encounters with celebrities, you say that it makes you feel like you know some of these people. If I may speak for some of those people more famous than I (at least now they still are)...They just want to be people. When fans idolize them, they are very humbled and flattered but they are more like you than you can begin to imagine! Many of them once had jobs just like yours...Most of them believe that everyone in this world is equal...Whether you drive a bus or own the company that builds the bus, we are all just people!!! If there is something that you want to achieve,...as Nike would say, \'JUST DO IT\'!!! \'Retro\' is an album that reflects the moods and attitudes of several decades,... The fifties, the sixties, and the seventies. The song \'Mrs. Smith\' captures the feeling that you might have if you were seeing someone who has another lover. \'Consensual Sex\' was inspired by a famous contemporary court case where a celebrity was accused of forcing his will on his \'victim\'. \'No Tell Motel\' gives a verbal picture of a visit to a sleezy hotel where anything goes. \'Never Was\' let's her know that there \'Never Was\' another lover, I will never love another like I love you... \'The Baby\'s Daddy\' is about a \'father\' who is reluctant to accept his responsibility. \'Cruisin\' Down The Avenue\' was inspired by watching low-riders cruise down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles (where I was raised). Everybody knows what \'Heartbreaker\' is about! \'3(x)a Day\' is about an obsession with a lover! \'Illusions\' captures the sixties groove that we love to kick back and relax to. \'If It Feels Good\' let's you know that some things that feel good to you, might not be good for you. \'The Thrill Of It All\' is my instrumental contribution to this album...Many of you have requested that I include at least one instrumental on each CD...Your wish is my command!!! I love it when you ask for more of my music!!! \'Crazy Mad Psycho\' is included in this collection partially as per the request of one of my fans...It seem that you are just as \'obsessed with obsessions\' as I am! Remember,...you can contact me whenever you want to at ThaddeusCarlton.com---I\'m always there to listen to you...When you have problems, email me...I\'ll get back to you eventually...afterall, I am a very, very busy man, but never too busy to help someone who really needs me.Go to my website...there is a lot of inspirational information there! Keep in mind,...It always gets better tomorrow! Don\'t do something drastic because there is no one to turn to... One of my friends felt that way once...at least until she discovered that I was there for her...Sometimes, you have all the moral support in the world but you\'re too involved with the problem to recognize you are loved. My next CD is about love, yes, a whole album devoted to lovers! Once again, this is as per your request...I love to give you what you want! Everyone loves Shirley Jones! (Yes, here\'s another \'celebrity encounter\'...a good one...I never speak about the bad ones.). For those of you who have been living under a rock, Shirley Jones is the star of some of your favorite movies amongst which are \'Oklahoma!\' and \'The Music Man\' (She also starred in the television show \'The Partridge Family\')...Well, I was auditioning instruments at the Guitar Center in Hollywood as I often do and along comes Shirley Jones!...Even those people in the store who were immune to celebrity sitings were caught off-guard when she entered the store! Of course, I had to ask her \'What are you doing here?\' (Many stars visit the Guitar Center in Hollywood but they are generally musicians and they are not Shirley Jones). She said she was picking up some equipment for her son, David Cassidy! I received a lesson in perspective that day...To us, Shirley Jones is an untouchable, almost angelic figure... To David Cassidy, she\'s just Mom. How do you feel about the political climate this year? There are so many issues that affect us personally this time...yet, in the midst of it all, we have to rely on remaining calm...I\'m writing this a week before the 2004 Presidential election...I have no idea who will win...I have no favorite candidate or political preference but I do believe in the American people...Those of you who see this message who are from other countries in the world, take a moment to realize that Americans are just like you...just good people! Sometimes our leaders misrepresent us by waging war on \'weaker\' countries...That is not our goal or desire as a nation. Most Americans are advocates of Peace On Earth and we apologize for any harm our misguided politicians have caused,...but even they have hopes of a better world in their sites, they are just going about it the wrong way. Peace.