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Old 05-04-2006, 10:24 PM
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Stevie Nicks moved up a notch in my book.

I spoke with my brother who is a guest at Walter Reed and he said Stevie Nicks was there today talking to soldiers and giving them autographed Ipods loaded with tunes. He said she was very sweet and spent 20 minutes talking to the troops in his ward.

I think thats pretty cool.

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Old 05-04-2006, 10:39 PM
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I think that's fantastic!
It really doesn't matter if she supports the war or not. The point is she recognizes the hardship those soldiers are experiencing and wants them to know somebody cares.
I wish more celebrities would quietly do things like this. I don't suppose Kanye West was there...
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:44 PM
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I think that's fantastic!
It really doesn't matter if she supports the war or not. The point is she recognizes the hardship those soldiers are experiencing and wants them to know somebody cares.
I wish more celebrities would quietly do things like this. I don't suppose Kanye West was there...
Yep! He said it made a huge impact.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:00 PM
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My goodness, that girl was hot in her time. She's a local kid, and doesn't live too far from here... BTW, our number one do-gooder around here is Alice Cooper, without a doubt...
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:25 PM
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Not her first trip to Reed.

And - That’s not the first time for her to do that at Reed. I’d also bet Brian Wilson was somewhere close by. The two of them have been known to hook up with the USO for things like that.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:37 PM
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Nuther'un that does that is Lootenint Dayan.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:48 AM
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stevie had the sexiest singing voice...til it changed.

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:36 AM
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Apparently she is a regular at Walter Reed, she has journals from visits every few months:

To all the troops around the world~ I send you all my energy in this, the New Year. I thought you might like to hear about my last visit to Walter Reed and Bethesda hospitals, so here is my journal entry that begins my new journal.

Thank you for what you do~
Dance whenever you can~
I love you
Stevie Nicks



January 14th, 2006

I haven’t written in my journal for weeks. That is very unlike me…I think it is because my last 3-day trip to Bethesda, Walter Reed and Arlington National Cemetery deeply affected me. It happens every time I go~

It actually leaves me speechless…

Each time I go I find out more about the war thru these young peoples’ eyes. One boy said – “Don’t idolize us~ at the point of battle we are just fighting to keep our friends alive~ Iraqi and American… I guess that is what we would all do. You are on a team~ and the Iraqi people are lovely~ and you bond. You are emotionally touched by something every day and in simple terms, you feel that you are helping. That is what freedom means to them and they are willing, everyday, to risk their lives for it.

So, as Mick and I went from room to room delivering their tiny iPod~ they told us their stories. Mick became his tall, loving, father figure, English self~ taking in every word they said~ remaining calm (at least on the outside) inspiring them. We floated from room to room down thru the halls of the 2 hospitals over a three-day period. We gave out all our iPods. Right before I left for D.C., Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry dug into their pockets and came up with $10,000 for me. In my eyes they went from the coolest rock stars to generous great men~ as my press agent Liz Rosenberg said~ every returning wounded soldier should be given an iPod. It will be an integral part of their recovery.

The morning of the second day, Mick and I went to Arlington National Cemetery. We had no idea what to expect that day. We walked among the graves and stood together in the exact place where John Kennedy had stood two weeks before his death. He is buried there~ overlooking Washington, D.C. He has the best view in the city. He is everywhere there and you can feel it.

We went then to lay a wreath upon the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony takes place in a great white stone structure~ an amphitheatre. It was very grand. We visited a moment in the display room where specific medals and flags are housed~ beautiful folded blue flags like the one I have that was my fathers. And then, as only heads of state are usually allowed to do, we walked thru the doors of history and down the many steps to the great white tomb of the unknown soldiers~

The tomb guard says….
“Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood are here to represent the 90,000 men and women that did not return.” We laid our hands on the wreath and walked 4 steps. Then the tomb guard took the wreath and laid it down. Then, out of nowhere came a soldier with a trumpet. Softly~ and delicately~ he played Taps~ the saddest song of all~ and he played it beautifully. As Mick and I went back up the stairs, it occurred to me that I would never forget this moment~ and what it might mean to die for one’s country. Then I cried. You can’t not cry. It is all so terribly serious. Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks have never stood so straight. My only regret is that my father, who died at the end of last summer, was not there with us. He would have been so proud.

Then we went on to visit the graves of the 7 astronauts who did not make it back. Christa McAuliffe and I shared the same birthday, May 26th. I definitely had a moment with her. She would do it all again. Christa wanted to fly.

So all that said, what we try to do on our visits, is to use our power to call back that charmed, childlike innocence~ and the answer to that, in my opinion~ is music. Music gives you the strength to keep moving. Music inspires you. Inspired people don’t stay down.

So, in closing, it was awesome. I have never seen so many beautiful long eyelashes in one place. One can’t help but fall in love with each one of them. And Dr. Wagner and Ellen and Mike and Joe and Elaine, you are….
My heroes~

Thank you to the USO of Metropolitan Washington for letting us come to your hospitals~

You are awesome.
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:57 AM
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Wow a class act all the way.

She was a Hottie back in the day. President Clinton really enjoyed

She needs to convince Kelly Clarkson and people like that to come with her to the hospital to see the guys.
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We were so close to getting her to play at my high school prom, uintil all the girls on the committee decided they didn't want their dates staring at the stage all night.
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Really nice to hear

Rock stars and movie stars often seem to get a bad rap because of a few celebrities that do negative things or just meaningless, outrageous things. It's nice to be reminded that they are all individuals and some of them really do have kind hearts.
Bravo, Stevie and Mick!
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Rock stars and movie stars often seem to get a bad rap because of a few celebrities that do negative things or just meaningless, outrageous things. It's nice to be reminded that they are all individuals and some of them really do have kind hearts.
Bravo, Stevie and Mick!

Agreed.

Fleetwood Mac made some amazing music, and it's nice to see that after all the insanity and turmoil that they enjoyed and endured, it seems that they still have their heads on fairly straight. Bravo, indeed.

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Agreed.

Fleetwood Mac made some amazing music, and it's nice to see that after all the insanity and turmoil that they enjoyed and endured, it seems that they still have their heads on fairly straight. Bravo, indeed.

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Wow.....class acts all the way.
I had such a crush on Stevie man was she hot!

I think Mick Fleetwood is probably one of the most talented guitarists alive today. I heard him play acoustic once and I was just dumbfounded.
Him and Danny chauncey, excellent guitarists.

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Old 05-06-2006, 09:44 PM
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I think Mick Fleetwood is probably one of the most talented guitarists alive today. I heard him play acoustic once and I was just dumbfounded.
Him and Danny chauncey, excellent guitarists.

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Wow, that's strange...

...because Mick Fleetwood is the DRUMMER!!

Lindsay Buckingham is the guitarist.

...And yes, he is amazing, and had a very unique style.

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