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|Name:||Patricia Anne Pierce-garcia Schaack|
This is my first time connecting with you. I discovered you over twitter and we both follow each other since this morning. Your Dreambook fascinated me because you are multitalented and function in all of your talents. That is wonderful. I too am multitalented and this is also my desire, to function and perform in excellence with the talents I have been given. Your Dreambook gave me courage to continue on this morning.
|Comments:||Wow, I just saw All I Wanna Do on TV and had to find out who wrote it... OMG I can't believe you wrote Impromptu, too! (Stupid, stupid rain.) I was already a fan.
I think you'd enjoy my book, Perfectly Revolting... it contains a cartoon history of the 1990 Student Strike at Mills College. Did that event inspire your wonderful story?
|Comments:||Hi Sarah - Well, the Fingernails, or at least 2 of them, have gone on to fame and fortune! I just listened to your song, "
Why Did I Marry?". What a wonderful voice you have! I am also intrigued by your novel Jane Was Here and am looking forward to reading it.
My daughter, Beth, died in April at the age of 38 of no known cause. But she was very spiritual and felt that her grandfather (my dad) visited often, usually as a black butterfly. She also felt visits from others and I have no doubt that these visits happened. Maybe some day she will visit me. Love, Sunie
|Comments:||I stumbled upon you while looking up on YouTube female performers. I have your LP from many years ago, and was always wowed by your up-front lyrics,.. great voice and sense of music. I knew you had gone into film, as I remember seeing your name in credits for "Impromptu" with Hugh Grant and crew.
Thanks for all the lovely work.
|Name:||David T. Young|
|Comments:||I just listened to your newest song, "Saugerties," and wondered if it should be subtitled, "The continuing adventures of "Chez Rosemarie." The latter song was a devastating, but accurate statement about my pathetic life in the mid-1970s, as well as James'. "Saugerties," might well sum up the depressing party scene for us during the same era. Ah, the memories!|
|Comments:||Although my partner and I had seen "Impromptu" when it was released, we decided to watch it tonight via instant Netflix. We knew that James Lapine, a theatrical director whose work we have long admired, was the director, but just discovered that you are the screenwriter. Because we both remarked on the quality of the writing at the film's end this evening, we wanted to tell you. We enjoyed this amusing film every bit as much as we had 20 years ago, perhaps even more so. What a delightful and erudite script! Thank you.|
|Comments:||Hello - I have loved your music since the 1970's. I am really excited that these tracks available again. (I'd still be willing to pay real $ not Flooz if they were up on iTunes or Amazon or 7digital.) I can finally replace my 8track of House of Pain, which I had been planning to digitize...|
|Name:||David T. Young|
Is your reference to "Mad Dog Ives" in "Can I Get on Top This Time?" some sort of homage to Charles Ives? In our humble, but correct opinions (James' and mine) Ives is the greatest male American composer. Greatest female American composer? You.
|Comments:||I was wondering if you have sheet music for any of your songs. I think you're a brillaint songwriter and would love to work on your songs, especially "Tonto's Song" and "House of Pain" with accompanists.
I heard about Thoth getting arrested a few months ago, and I thought of you.
|Comments:||I have been a long time admirer of your work on Marjoe and it has inspired me to go forth on my own quest to understand the spiritual and religious aspects of life in modern society.
I was wondering if you might consider taking another look down that road again, this time in relationship to women pastors and rabbis and their role today in modern day congregations.
I made an attempt myself at doing that and I personally was met with a stony silence. The one in twenty that did respond said, and I have no reason to doubt what they said, that they did not "appreciate" a man asking the question.
It seems there is still a good deal of "friction" around the issue, man-woman wise. Perhaps you might fare better in finding out what it is like for a woman to be a minister today.
|Comments:||I've never met you, but you're this person I really like, who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places, drops a little bit of some kind of wisdom on me, then vanishes for a few years before I bump into you again (in some other format) whereupon I remember what a delightful individual you are.
It goes like this: I first saw you I think on Dick Cavett(?) and you sang something, but I can't remember what it was (maybe "It's Alright?") and I remember thinking "this is a really nice, funny person." Fade into a few years later and I'm a stoned teenager listening to WNEW-FM where one dj was definitely in love with you and played a bunch of your stuff off "Beat Around the Bush." I never forgot your sly hilarity, though I was too young to grasp the entire (ahem) tamale...Fade to I'm a young journo in NYC writing the occasional piece for Seven Days and I happen upon a hilarious piece by you, about your daughter and Walt Disney's Bambi. I was thrilled to be sharing newsprint with you.
I'm not even sure how I ended up here tonight, but now I find out about your film career, etc. etc. A bunch of movies I've loved and had no idea you were involved in making them. What does it all mean?
I don't know what else to say except that thanks to the miracle of the mp3, a lot of people are about to be turned on to the music of Sarah Kernochan, and they will be better, happier people for it.
My best to you!
|Comments:||I have been searching for your music for the past 30 years, ever since i heard Room Service played on WNEW New Yorkk in the '70's. The song, and your name have been stuck in my memory since. I am embarrassed to say, i didn't know the spelling of your last name, therefore i had no luck searching. Today, my search ended. I managed to find you. I am also embarrassed to say that i was not aware that you were the same person as the director. Anyway, i have been listening to your MP3's all day. Your music is incredible!!!|
|Name:||Scott Andrew Hutchins|
|Comments:||I found your record, _House of Pain_, in a store on Friday and gave it a listen, since it was open and the cover intrigued me. I've linked your site on my Facebook page comparing you to Tori Amos meets Randy Newman.
I've put a hold on Marjoe at the library. Maybe further down the road I can talk my director into licensing a song or two for our lesbian drama.
|Comments:||Sarah, I was very glad to find your page. I still listen to the "House of Pain" regularly. take care.|
|Comments:||A World within a world, the fascination i've developed after viewing 'Thoth' and reading a bit off of sarahkernochan.com has made me think, and given me ideas. Life is meant to be lived, and these people inspire me to live, and to be.|
I have just watched Marjoe, and this is the film I needed to see.
The first few clips I saw on Youtube really made me think. After thinking, I really wanted to buy the movie and thank Marjoe, but he is only part of this very well made ‘picture’ and its re-release- so I’d like to thank you and address a question you ask in your website:
What will Marjoe mean now, after all these years?
Today, the men and women who make their money from vulnerable folk with religious tendencies don’t only say you will go to hell if you don’t accept Jesus- they now also curse folk who disagree with them or challenge their authority. And that makes it very difficult for folk like myself who walk away from the crowd- it becomes almost impossible to tell others in the crowd our concerns, or even fully question what we have seen after we have left.
Today, Marjoe could mean the difference between life and death for some, seriously; my own step-dad died of a heart attack after he was told ‘The Lord was going to give him a new heart’. He stopped taking his medication.
For others, Marjoe could be the thing that saves them from wasting years of their lives and huge sums of money- some folk in the UK have run up massive debts after being told to ‘sow in famine’.
For me, it has allowed me to freely examine my ‘darkest’ thoughts about some of today’s ‘ministers, and has prompted me to consider if it really is enough to just walk away and hope others will figure it out for themselves.
Is it enough to just walk away?
The only criticism I would have about the documentary is that it is copyrighted! I would have liked to have seen it re-cut to be more easily assimilated by the folk who are trapped today. Where are we going to find another ‘preacher’ as honest as Marjoe, so his ‘revelation’ may be the only way folk could ever hear the truth first hand?
Sean Grieve, Isle of Skye.
PS: Really enjoyed listening to 'Rules to live by' while typing this.
|Comments:||I'm a fan, and love The Hairy Bird. Thanks for letting me be a part of it! I have great memories of being on the set with you.
|Comments:||I had House of Pain when I was in High School in the late '70's, and it was one of my favorite albums. I recently got a copy of it and Beat Around the Bush, and have been wearing them out. I am a big fan of Warren Zevon and Alice Cooper, and I like the darker, slightly off center music and lyrics. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your songs, I just wish there were more. Thank you again.|
|Comments:||Your documentary 'Thoth' is amazing!|
|Name:||David T. Young|
|Comments:||Hello again, Sarah K. I just watched "The Hairy Bird" for the second time and noticed Phoebe was permitted a cameo. What a hoot!
BTW: Who was the one demagogue the all-women's school produced?
I downloaded all the newer songs from your Web site. You know "Down on My Love" is a big favorite, but best friend James Wasserman and I believe "You Run Away" grows on you after a while.
Be well. I hope you realize a true artist like you doesn't do it to get rich. The fans you have may be small in number, but we belong to a cult. I'd like to think we're all pretty intelligent.
"The way life used to be, ain't like it are."
|Comments:||"Marjoe" was the best teacher a preacher could have asked for.|
|Comments:||You probably get asked this about 1000 times a week, but how do you pronounce your last name?|
|Comments:||Sarah I just had to say hi after chatting with you at the Rolnick's.|
|Comments:||Caught "All I Wanna Do/Hairy Bird" on On Demand. Hadn't heard of it but loved it. A lot of fun. But the closisng credit song floored me. It came on, I started reading something thinking, " oh a nice period piece of girl-group song for the credit role...how fitting..I love it...then as the lyrics began to seep through my reading...I think, "wait just a minute here, this can't be from the early 60's. Sounds like the Shang Ra Las, but it can't be." I listened more closing and I was cracking up. What a great song. Luckily I could rewind and listen from the start. Great job! Now I gotta check out your other work. Thanks for the fun and laughs.|
Good to see you and Susie are still close. I have fond memories of you both. I loved Impromptu and will attempt to see The Hairy Bird if it can still be found here in New Zealand. Should stoke the nostalgia. Say hi to Susie for me and keep up the good work.
|Comments:||Glad to reconnect.|
|Comments:||Looking forward to seeing your docs this Monday at Lighthouse Theatre.|
|Comments:||What happened to the All I Wanna Do website? I absolutely adored it, and now it's gone!|
|Comments:||What happened to the All I Wanna Do website? I absolutely adored it, and now it's gone!|
|Comments:||Quite the couch potato tonight and playing on the internet, I somehow wound my way from American Graffiti to Candy Clark (where is she now?) and so forth until I at last stumbled on the documentary, "Marjoe". I really am going to have to get ahold of that film. Having spent 25 of my best years to charismatic ministries, only to see them all yield to showmanship over substance, and things much worse, "Marjoe" strikes me as welcome comic relief to what has thus far been considered a sad tale for myself and so many others. It seems the Marjoes are winning and the true seekers are being cast aside. I'm doing what I can to expose it (website, writing a novel, etc.) but now I find a friend in Majoe. Sweet!|
|Name:||Isaac Aka. Zac500|
|Comments:||Hi again sarah, thankyou ever so much for your reply, you really dont know how much it means to me, iam a huge fan of rachael leigh cook so thats why i wanted to find your film, thanks ever so much for the information you gave me. i did happen to see a short clip from youtube when abby is telling oddie that she should wear the blazer. iam hoping to go into a future career with acting and directing and have done alittle of my own as shown on my website. if we could chat regularly it would be an honour as you could help me with a few of my projects, just to give me a little path... i have given my email adress so you can keep intouch and i hope to hear from you soon.
Once again, Thankyou!
|Comments:||Hi sarah, i know You have a great cast for "all i wanna do" and in england where i live people have never seemed to of heared of the film, i really want to see it and i hope you can get back to me as i have been trying to find it for 5 years!
please leave me a message on my website thx
ps exellent website (if only there were clips from all i wanna do!):)
|Name:||William E. Coleman, MD|
Marjoe was one of my favorite films of the 70's. I've been looking for it for years on DVD and I'm glad it is now available. I read your retrospective on the making of Marjoe and disagree with one point. I saw the film on it's release in the heart of the Deep South in the middle of the Bible Belt--Macon, Georgia. Thanks for making my second favorite "preacher film" --Elmer Gantry being my fav.
|Comments:||Thanks for the Web Page. It took me years to find it. I remember hearing "Can I Get On Top This Time" on WBEU in 1974 and I was never able to find out who sang that song, much less, hear your other songs until I did a search and your webpage turned up.
Great music! Thanks for the listen!
|Name:||Hilary D. Lawrence|
I am a big fan of your documentary "Marjoe". I was brought up Episcopalian and now I'm Catholic, so therefore, I think "Marjoe" is hysterical. I was not exposed to evangelism much as a child, and only briefly as an adult (I went to a Protestant college in West Texas).
It must've been wild filming Marjoe. Are you still in contact with him? I would like to contact him myself but can't locate him online.
I really like the soundtrack to Marjoe; I have heard it is available on LP.
|Comments:||Hairy Bird was great fun to watch and I'm delighted to find the MP3 here. The 'dry-hustle' concept for the novel is fantastic, make the film in France and you'll easily find financing.
Looking forward to your next film!
|Comments:||We met when you're first album was released on RCA Victor Records & Tapes. I played "It's Alright,It Won't Bite" along w/several other cuts on WRNW-FM in Briarcliff Manor, NY. You drove from Greenwich, CT for a visit and interview. You had your pet rabbit "Rab" w/you. Think you drove a V.W. bug. You were gorgeous then and time has made you even more beautiful. I think I still owe you a cup of coffee....or was it tea?|
|Comments:||I am so excited to find this webpage filled with your wonderful music! About ten years ago I was scouring record bins looking for interesting music to play on my radio show (on WFMU in New York) when the cover and lyric sheet to House Of Pain caught my eye. That album really connected with something inside of me- it was one of those albums that you need to hear and feel like it is a really close friend who understands things that hurt but can also laugh at all the drama and pain and in doing so make it alot better. Later I found the other record and was enraptured by that as well- and I would play them on the radio and people would call, with that excited voice of someone who discovered something they loved, and ask me questions about the music. I've since moved to the country in MN, and ocassional do radio in NY (I'm about to in June and maybe will bring the records with me...or perhaps burn an mp3 and not risk a hernia). Now, I'm going to look into all the other projects you have been a part of, I can't wait. Anyway, I give you my appreciation and thanks for the tremendous records you made that meant so much to me. I wish you all the best! Cheers, Andy|
|Comments:||Hi Sarah, great website, Bo|
|Comments:||I'm so glad to have found you again. I came across your music in the early 70's and was blown away. You were so out in front of everyone else and I shared my opinion with anybody who'd stand still long enough. You seemed to embrace the entire spectrum of awakening freedom for women and gave it a voice with humor and elan. Thanks for making your music available and congratulations on your continuing success.|
|Comments:||I love your site and have been listening to your music for days now someone visited you by accident and told me about it. anyway I love your music I'm a musician also not as good as you but I hope i'll get near your level someday.
Anyway thank you for sharing your music otherwise I would have never discover your beautiful voice and art.
Today (Feb. 4, 2006) I stumbled unto an article about "Marjoe" in Alternet. Following different links I arrived at your website. Beautiful.
I will certainly buy the double DVD set of "Marjoe" and "Toth". Both seem truly interesting.
A big greeting from the bottom of the world...
R. Román L.
|Comments:||Hi! I became a big fan of yours as soon as I saw Strike! in highschool. It became an instant favorite with not only me, but my mom, and most of my friends. I ended up buying the film from someone in Canada since it was taking forever to become available in the U.S. After that, Strike! became a regular in movie night line-ups. I also loved Sommersby, by the way. I grew up primarily in Washington, but attended UCLA for my BA in American Literature and Culture after transferring in from Santa Monica College, where I obtained an AA in Cinema and an AA in Liberal Arts Studies. I am currently studying in England for an MA in Feature Film Screenwriting at Royal Holloway University of London. Part of my course requires me to select, contact, and interview (informally) someone I respect in "the industry." I was wondering if you would be willing to let me interview you for this project. The focus of the interview is supposed to be the process of getting a film from the "page to screen." If willing, we could conduct the interview via e-mail or we could set up a time for me to call you. I would really appreciate your participation in this, although, if you do not have time, I completely understand. Thank you!|
|Name:||Robert La Vigne|
|Comments:||Tonight is my first encounter with your songs and works, and I guess it won't be the last. Pretty songs ; I only listened to three of them thus far. Fascinating, deep yet "evident" lyrics. I'm really glad that my random web navigation dropped me on your beautiful site.
chaamba, from Paris (France)
I have been a fan since I saw you perform on TV around 1975 - I think it was on the Merv Griffin Show. I bought both your albums and love them both. I was thrilled to discover your website about a year ago and downloaded all the available MP3s. I listen to them constantly.
I love your piano playing - at times it reminds me of Randy Newman. Other times it reminds me of Tom Lehrer (obscure?). Mostly, I just love listening. I was thrilled again a few months ago when I 'discovered' "Biology and You".
I don't know if you really read these messages, but if there is any way I can buy and/or download your complete albums, I would love to know. I have the vinyl of both but have not as yet digitized them. Not sure how they'll come out.
I know you're into other things, but thanks for the music.
A longtime fan,
I just wanted to say how much I love "The Hairy Bird". Really, it's awesome! :)
What a delight to find your website!I have been researching an article on Marjoe Gortner and finally tracked down a copy of your amazing documentary MARJOE (not easy here in Australia!). It was an incredible viewing experience, and still retains its power....You seem to have had a varied and interesting career, I look forward to discovering more of your work.
I first "met" you as a teenager, when I bought your RCA albums. A few years later I saw Marjoe on TV. Many years later I watched All I Wanna Do (My wife and I love that flick). I think of you as my cool big sister, the talented one. Thanks for everything.
PS: How'd they get that horse to perform on cue in Impromptu ???