10 Thoughts on “2000 Element Of Chance

  1. This album I moved from lead guitar to rhythm guitar, and did some lead and backup vocals. I also wrote about half of the songs…Free, Somehow, I Will Tell, Don’t, Make This One Last, and Another Day…although on a few of those the lyrics we’re definitely more Scott Fickas’ than mine.

    Scott had this album recorded with his prize winnings from the lottery, and I definitely think this one came out better than the first Silvereign album, although it’s still pretty sophmoric. It was fun to see some of the ideas I came up with make it to press and the collaboration on the album from the rest of the gang was incredible.

    We played all of the songs on stage, but as the years progressed and the band structure changed, I “retired” just before the whole band broke up. Scott tried to do the singer/songwriter thing afterwards, but that pretty much went nowhere.

  2. Scott Fickas on 4/19/2005 at 12:58 pm said:

    Hey Jere,

    Nice sight dick. You’re a complete idiot. My singer/songwriter thing went nowhwere? I made it to the pinnacle, I had a spec deal in the works. I had twelve songs ready to go that I recorded accoustically. Mitch Marcouli was scheduled to produce. He worked on three of Garth Brook’s records. Peter Gabriel’s touring drummer was going to record. Carl Jah from Dread Zeppelin was scheduled to play guitar along with Dan Wistrom. Jeff Legore was scheduled to play Bass. You need to remember that you are the one that would be nowhere if it weren’t for me. The deal fell apart when John Barnes had to sell his studio over a a lawsuit he lost. I then decided to give up on the whole music career thing. You owe me an apology you shallow prick.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Fickas
    Barnes.

  3. Sorry you feel offended Scott…obviously you worked hard to get it somewhere, but in the end, it didn’t make it. That doesn’t make you any less of a person, and I certainly don’t deserve to be castigated for saying it.

    I do gratefully acknowledge your mentorship for getting me involved at all in the scene…I still think I’m “nowhere”, but playing is fun, and I enjoy it. I hope that even though you’ve given up on making a career of music, you still enjoy it as well.

  4. Brian Stillion on 9/12/2005 at 7:52 pm said:

    Wow! Yeah jere, If I were you I’d apologize to Scott. He’s all pro. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now either. I really learned a lot from that guy. Don’t forget where it all started. What was the name of that studio?
    B.S.

  5. I forget the studio, Scott may remember…

    But yeah, I made it clear to Scott no offense was intended…we kissed and made up a few weeks later :)

    Anyway, good to hear you’re still alive. Hope all is well with you and your family!

  6. Scott Fickas on 3/14/2006 at 12:16 pm said:

    Hey Jere,

    Long time no see or talk. How are you?

    The studio we recorded at is listed in the record. Audioworks and the album was recorded in Feb-May 1998 if I am not mistaken. Are you still playing? I am working on a new EP. “Reflections” I am having more fun now in music than I ever did before. No pressure to succeed. It’s now just a hobby. Checkout http://www.myspace.com/scottfickas to hear new recordings.

    Hope you and your family are doing well,

    Peace,

    Scott

  7. Lizette on 8/25/2006 at 10:35 am said:

    Wow, nice to see you guys are still alive! I really enjoyed your music when I lived in California back in the year 2000.

    I moved back to Florida and have not heard anything about you guys since.

    Would like to reconnect with Brian as we were good friends back then. Of course, that’s if he’ll let me. Alot has happened since we last saw each other, I’d like to think for the better, at least on my part.

    Wish you all well.

    Lizette

  8. Brian on 12/19/2006 at 12:03 pm said:

    Lizette? You must be off your fucking rocker. It’s too bad that you can’t get much further away than Florida. I hope you’re on medication now. Really.. I do.

  9. Lizette on 12/26/2006 at 1:07 pm said:

    Wow, Brian! From your response to my post you are the one that needs to get on medication. It’s been 6 years, almost 7, and I have moved on , but from the bitter tone of you comment, it is obvious that you haven’t. Too bad for you.

    Still wish you well, even if you don’t wish me the same. No bitterness on my part.

    Lizette

  10. Lizette on 2/16/2007 at 10:31 am said:

    Good things happen to good people. I am very happy, healthy, in great shape, and getting married in October to a great man. I have a great career that pays well, a condo on the beach, good family around and fabulous friends. I couldn’t ask for more. I’ve been truly blessed. :-)

    I wish you all the best in your life and your professional path. If you are good to yourselves and to others in every way, trust me, good things will come to you as well.

    Best wishes and be well.

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