Robert Stanley: Chris Thomas Interview #2
This was Robert Stanley‘s second phone interview with Chris for his Unicus Radio Hour. This interview was broken down into five segments. I retrieved them from a forum.
This is Chris’s last interview and, by October 31, 2013, Chris stopped writing as well.
August 29, 2013
Lisa M. Harrison: Chris Thomas Interview #1
This was Lisa M. Harrison‘s first phone interview with Chris.
October 15, 2012
Ian Jones: Chris Thomas Interview #2
This was Ian Jones second phone interview with Chris for The Spirit Guides UK Radio Network. The first interview was posted on September 22.
February 17, 2012
Ian Jones: Chris Thomas Interview #1
This was Ian Jones first phone interview with Chris for The Spirit Guides UK Radio Network.
September 1, 2011
Mark Chatterton: Chris Thomas Interview #2
This was Mark Chatterton‘s second phone interview with Chris for The Spirit Guides UK Radio Network. The first interview was posted last week.
May 14, 2011
Mark Chatterton: Chris Thomas Interview #1
This was Chris‘s first over-the-phone interview and the first conducted by Mark Chatterton for The Spirit Guides UK Radio Network.
December 10, 2010
Miles Johnston Bases 8: Chris Thomas Interview Part I
This is the first half of a two-part interview with Psychic Healer & Akashic Reader Chris Thomas. Miles Johnston’s YouTube channel has had 14+ million views. The Bases Project is his website. Miles posted this to his channel on August 27, 2010.
Tune Tuesday: Love Is The Answer 1979
Forty years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart was Love Is The Answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley. Released on March 4, the song was written by Todd Rundgren for his band Utopia. It is the last track on the 1977 album Oops! Wrong Planet. Rundgren’s version didn’t chart but, this cover version reached #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
From John Ford Coley:
Of all the songs we released as singles, that was my favorite. The song, first of all, had a classical base and the middle had a gospel section, which I loved.
From Todd Rundgren (on what the song meant to him):
We were doing an album at the time and, usually, we try and be collaborative when we write the songs because, we had made an agreement that we would share the publishing on all of our songs so that specific writers don’t get the credit. But, that was a song that I came up with. We put it on a bummer album like Oops! Wrong Planet thinking, maybe, we need to put something a little hopeful on it.
The song still has meaning to me. I perform it every night with Ringo. Ringo has his “three hit rule” and I’m taking advantage of a technicality in that Love Is The Answer was a hit but, it wasn’t a hit for me or Utopia. It was a hit for England Dan & John Ford Coley.
Originally, Ringo wanted me to do Hello It’s Me and I just felt that the song, in the context of what the rest of the band was playing, didn’t represent the message I wanted to convey because, “Hello It’s Me” is a kind of a selfish song. It’s me, me, me…it’s all about me. I’m in charge and, all this other stuff. I thought a better song, especially for Mr. Peace & Love, Ringo himself, would be “Love Is The Answer” and, people would know the song because it was a hit. […] they, maybe even, would just gloss over the fact that it wasn’t a hit for me and think, ‘Oh Yeah! Now, I remember him singing this song.’ So, for me, it’s a high point of the evening and, hopefully, the audience is getting the message.
Glen Campbell recorded the song in 2004 on his Love Is The Answer: 24 Songs of Faith, Hope and Love album. It remains a favorite of Christian artists.