You are so gracious, I knew you were really something when I 'met' & heard you, but please forgive me, I didn't know you were 'somebody' & you are so sweet & more special than those 'somebody specials' out there. THANK you for sharing your talent, your voice, your heart & SOUL!
July 1, 2009
Saw you perform in the late 70's at Fordham University. A performance I will never forget! I've played your album so often the grooves have worn out. Thanks for sending me the MP3's of those great songs like "still sane and Quote goodbye quote to name a few. I hope your "animal haus" gets enough support to keep going. It is such a worthy cause and I hope those who read this will be inspired to donate also.
July 1, 2009
I just heard your "Lovers from the Start" again on the radio - and I've always liked that song so much... :)
Now I'll check out some of your other songs...
Would love to feature your music (and/or YOU!) on our community podcast ( http://CastLine.ORG :)
Thank you for the music!
June 27, 2009
This whole darn website is an education in rock 'n' roll, and Ms. Mas is a master craftsman of same. Ho Lee Kaw.
June 27, 2009
Downloaded a bunch of mp3s. Your career is an education in rawknrawl. Some might say you write and rock as good as Springsteen, whome I love. But I might venture the following, that Springsteen is "the male Carolyne Mas". Sorry, that's how I feel. You have been the most overlooked talent in my musical history. In an alternate universe (and trust me, it's nice here ... ) Ms. Mas owns rock 'n' roll.
June 24, 2009
It's MUSIC!! What more is there to say?
June 23, 2009
So glad I found this site. Long live the Internet. I never quite understood why your 1st album was not a hit record. It should have been. But then again, it's a mystery for me too why Elliott Murphy never got through.
June 19, 2009
Keep on keepin' on. Love the music and your love for the animals. Many blessings.
June 6, 2009
thank you Carolyne!!!
May 28, 2009
May 27, 2009
Wow! I'm so happy I just found this site...I can't remember when I first heard you, 1981 maybe...Little Baby of Mine. I'm stoked that you've put your songs up and am blasting Modern Dreams right now. You are loved Carolyne!
cheers from Vancouver BC
John W. Edwards
May 26, 2009
Hi Carolyne, I am the president of Renaissance Records www.renaissancerecordsus.com
We are reissuing Hold On and Modern Dreams and wondered if you would like to participate with liner notes, photos, etc.
Please email or call me at 602-404-0810.
All the best from a longtime fan
Dr Wart Hoover
May 6, 2009
The first Carolyne Mas LP is still etched upon my life. Those songs are part of my formative years ... much reasonable stuff since, but she was there while I was growing up - and i am forever in the debt of a great singer / writer who has touched my soul.
May 6, 2009
May 6, 2009
My sister had your Hold On album when I was a teenager and I loved it!!! I've always been amazed that your career didn't take you further. I'd like to say it was the industry's loss, but it was ours too. Do you have the "Hold On" Lp on CD for sale? I can't find it anywhere!
May 2, 2009
Miss Mas! So very sorry to hear about your friend Larry!Now this is coming fro a Gay Boy, You look sooooo Happy Beautiful & Voluputuous in your pic!! A happy hottie!!! Did a couple E mails buts your Mailbox was full! I don't know why, cuz we all know you just sit on your Ass & eat bon-bons all day! In truth I know you give 110% 25 hours a day! You said you lost my phone #! It is 708-798-4310 !! Use it. I just turned 60 today & I was thinking about the GREAT day of my life, and right up there at the top was Rock Around the Dock Concert. It makes me so happy to know it was one of your best days,too!! Please call & tell me how I can help the beautiful Animal Lady! Keith
April 22, 2009
This is a miracle, finding this site. As an adolescent growing up in small country town Tasmania (the island at the bottom of Australia), your self titled album was my fave - nearly wore it out. Then, in 1981, I lost it...searched for a copy for years. Just downloaded the songs - and still remember every word. Your voice is still the BEST.
April 15, 2009
I Like your songs!
April 14, 2009
I am going through 30+ years of B&W negatives, digitizing them. I found the ones from a show you did in some riverfront dive in St. Louis in 1979 to promote the self titled record. A few of the pics are in focus, but not a lot :/
April 9, 2009
Hello to all ! Great site. I am new here greetings to all from Poland.
April 5, 2009
Bought your first three albums asw they were released actually mutiple copies for friends...saw in NYC live in the village...Still listen to and love your music
Jeffrey Dean Foster
March 8, 2009
I was the student concert promoter at Appalachian St. University in '79 I think and I brought you and Steve Forbert in for a show. It changed my life meeting you guys and realizing that playing music and writing songs was a reality that I could shoot for. A few years later I signed a record deal with Clive Davis at Arista Records. many years later I still play and write songs. I'd love to send you some of my music just because you had such an impact on me at a important point in my life. I hope to hear from you and I wish you all the luck in the world with your animal rescue program. Take care,
Jeffrey Dean Foster www.jeffreydeanfoster.com www.myspace.com/jeffreydeanfoster
February 28, 2009
__$$$$$$___________________$$$$$$$ I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!
February 22, 2009
Your male box is full..ho hum.
Have you written the song yet? It's got all the elements - Love - Nostalgia - Mystery!
February 15, 2009
I love Carolyn's music and I always will. Hard to find her stuff though. Had her albums, but now trying to get her music on CD
February 5, 2009
Ms. Mas, I have tried to contact you for several weeks through your e-mail and phone to no avail. I would not keep trying except this is important. We have an FIV pos. cat at my work who is living outside and we have been feeding him. The others who were with him have disappeared,most likely from coyotes, whom are in this area. He is friendly and in otherwise good health. I was told you were a friend of these cats and he definitely needs a home and we all here have cats at home. I would appreciate a reply at your convience. Thank you very much. If we can't find a place for him I'm afraid he will get eaten or be euthanized.
February 5, 2009
I have to add my memories here. 1979, driving across the country and back, campgrounds, living out of a VW with boyfriend and 2 dogs. Box of cassette tapes played over and over. Stillsane and Sady Says my favorites. What a find here tonight! Now involved in Spay & Neuter. Feel a connection to you.
February 2, 2009
it's snowing here in the UK - beautiful - reminded me of being 18, looking out on a snow covered street and wanting to make love to the lady singing about it.
January 18, 2009
Hi Carolyn, I have been a fan since your first LP. I wish your early stuff was available on CD, however I found some tunes on Amazon and ITunes. I saw you in Bloomington, Indiana in the late 70s/early 80s at a local bar playing to a very enthusiastic college crowd. You even danced in the crowd and we loved it. It is GREAT to see that you are still around. Thanks for some incredible memories. All the best to you.
January 15, 2009
Sitting in the Dark is the best Song I had ever heard. It´s a SUPER, SUPER,SUPER Song!!!
Do you start a Tournee to Germany??
Best wishes to the future!!
We're going to do a AIDS benefit CD, and would like to have ' Still Sane ' as one of the track's, I'm working with cashboxmagaine.com
January 8, 2009
heard a crackin good song called quote goodbye quote and fell in love with it then the radio played stillsane and i was sold. never heard you on radio here in Australia again but chased the album up and wore it out. Hold on rocked and someone stole my modern dreams so i'm off to search the net for CD copies, if there out there.P.S. got an A in art class for painting your portrait - itwas supposed to be a made up person but i was the only one who knew who you were that was a bittersweet irony but I have turnede as many on to you as possible since. miss your work but saviour what we got. CHEERS
January 6, 2009
I saw you @ Massey Hall when you opened for Robert Palmer in Toronto, probably mid-80s. You were incredible! Distinctly remember you jumping off stage and sitting on the shoulders of some guy in row 2 or 3 singing, Midnight Confessions (I think)! Great show -- will never forget. Still have your first album, but, unforunately it's unplayable now -- so, *thanks* so much for your Music/downloads section. Thanks!!
January 6, 2009
Happy New Year! Wghen are you coming to New Jersey again?
December 30, 2008
Met you in the late 70's on LI. Don't remember where. Glad to see you're still out there. Love.
December 27, 2008
WOW! 29 yrs ago my brother tapes a copy of Stillsane while visiting a fellow DJ at WSLU. I play it relentlessly on my Jeep's tape player, but never heard it on the local radios. I was 15 and never knew your name. The tape left me 13 yrs ago, but I could still remember the tune. I just found you tonight and it was amazing to hear it again. Thanks for the mp3's. I'm just stunned. Thank you, and I'm real glad to have you back again.
December 26, 2008
The year was 1979..Place: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla/Peaches Records n Tapes...I was a lowly cashier, yes back in the day when we had to search through booklets to confirm the validity of one's credit card...Imagine that...We had 18 Infinity speakers festooned throughout the store...When the last customer left, we'd jack the volume up to infinity...I remember the Cars Candy-0, Talking Heads-Take me to the River...Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door...Nobody compared to you dear...Loved playing your 1st album at Vol. 10 while I swept the floor..That album coincided with a lot of drama in my teenage life and I'll forever remember your songs in that context when I morphed from a wild eyed teen to a sober young man...Thanks for sharing your gift...
December 6, 2008
So glad I found your website. I "rediscovered" your music going thru my old vinyl albums deciding what I could pitch and trying to purchase replacement CDs for the LPs I REALLY love - including yours! Thanks for the MP3 downloads - wish I could buy "Hold On" and "Modern Dreams" on CD. I can't believe I remember all the lyrics after so many years! Thank you for creating your music.
November 30, 2008
I'm proud to say I was one of the original players, from the Tim Ryan Band.
November 30, 2008
So Sorry. I first want to write in English, but.... ich kann es auf Englisch nicht sagen. Carolyne Mas war ein ganzes Ende meiner Jugend und ich habe jetzt erst erfahren, was da alles passiert ist. Ich schäme mich für die Menschheit. Ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gute und viele, sehr viele gute Menschen um Sie herum.
November 27, 2008
Carolyne, So sorry to hear that you have quit the music business. I have so many fond memories of seeing you at J.B. Scotts in Albany and at the Mad Hatter. You were always one of my favorites in the 70's & 80's. Good luck with your new profession and the very best to you and your family. Hope you have the best of holidays. Sincerely, Ray Atwood
October 24, 2008
saw you at J.B.SCOTTS in albany during the stillsane tour. loved it - still wear that LP out. I am glad to have found you again. susan
September 22, 2008
Hy Carolyne.This is your mother family. Please contact us.Congratulations for your artistics and social life. Kisses for Gabriel. Waiting for you.
Eunice Lugo Frank
September 22, 2008
Hy,Carolyne.This is Eunice the daugther of yor mother family. I want to contact with yor mother.Please send the message toher. Thabks.
September 21, 2008
Hi Carolyne just found your web site very interesting bio and we loved many of your tracks especially When Love is Right...sorry to learn you are not playing any more but good luck with your work that you have decided to dedicate your time to...and thanks for your music..all the lads at Stone Motion www.stonemotion.ie
September 20, 2008
Nice to rediscover one great Lady of Rock of the eighties. Have got the first title-less, "Hold On" and "Modern Dreams" on vinyl and the double live on cd. But God - am I missing "Remember the night" - my favourite track on "Hold On" in the digital format ...!Is there any way to get this track in the 21st century format ...?
All the best & Love / Lars in Sweden
September 18, 2008
Back in the day, my old friend B.C. used to rave
about your playing
September 18, 2008
Glad you can keep your place open, but I couldn't afford to contribute - money is very tight right now.
Plus, I've been laid off, and the music-related thing I'm doing isn't official yet.
Is you r regular e-mail address
working yet?? The last few times
I've written you they bounced.
September 17, 2008
Carol, I wrote you a long post last week and it failed to show up. Bryan (my life partner of 37 years) and I sent you a good donation yesterday. I wish it could have been HUMONGOUS because years ago at "Rock Aound the Dock" in Chicago on a Perfect Summer's night gave us a Million $ thrill with your performance!! I am VERY sad tat you are giving up Music but I understand. If we were rich I know that we would spend our lives helping animals. You may remember that we have 18 cats and 428 cats came thru our house when we worked with Pet Adoption League. Good Luck, Stay in touch and let us all try to be "Still Sane" All my love, Keith
Carolyne... sorry I didn't respond to the "request" sooner but everything got so hectic up here with me going back to teaching and the kids starting school. Anyway... I put a small check in the mail this morning to help with the rescue. Best of luck... gregg
Keith Nuss aka Chicago Keith
September 12, 2008
Carol, I remember talking some time ago when you were talking about how you couldn't catch a break & you added "Some people SHIT luck!" well lady you have something they don't... Loving Fans! I got rather sad when you sad you were giving up music to work full time with the animals. Could you PLEASE change that to "I am putting music on hold for a while." A check will be on it's way from Bryan (my Partner for 37 years)and I today1 You might not remember but we have 14 cats & feed about 20 strays outsideGod Bless you. your music & your work with the animals! Seeing you at Rock Around the Dock at Navy Pier was worth a miiliom bucks anyway! Lovingly, Keith
September 8, 2008
re: A Humble Request
Sorry to hear about this, but I can't afford to contribute - money
is very tight right now.
Plus, I've been laid off, and the music-related thing I'm doing isn't
September 2, 2008
It has been my great privilege to know Carolyne since she was 15 years old. I might say that I've had the distinct pleasure of being her first singing partner! (or maybe not!) Her voice was always so much larger than her petite frame. I was always amazed that she generated so much power, grace and range. It's sad to think that she has given up performing but as a veteran of forty years in the business myself I can well understand why she feels the way she does. As a fellow animal lover I can only admire her mission to save as many unwanted critters as she can. She really does not owe her public any more of her soul. She has given us quite a legacy of music to cherish. When she asked me to sing with her on her last project I could not resist the joy of singing with her again, and that's what it was, a joy. Carolyne, I only wish you as much happiness as you have given to your many fans around the world.
With much love,
August 29, 2008
I still love your LP"HOLD ON" which I bought 28 years ago.
I strongly hope that it is become a CD or MP3.
And I purchased it immediately yesterday because I found "Stay True" in iTunes store.
I missed you very and was impressed.
And even youtube was impressed to watch your figure which moved for the first time.
I feel that your music is very splendid.
Please do its best from now on.
August 25, 2008
Great to see you are still out being creative.... it has been many years since I saw you live ( 1983 hotel isabella toronto)...
if you come to Vancouver that would be great or anywhere in NA..
August 25, 2008
There's a lot I could say, but for now: Be well, & where is your animal sanctuary? What kinds of animals do you take care of there?Are you needing/taking donations?
August 19, 2008
auf einer Platte von Carolyne welche Sie aus verständlichen Gründen nicht gern erwähnt ist die Rede von einer Radiostation.
Die Scheibe heisst "Mas Hysteria" unter anderem findest du auf dieser Scheibe:
Sittin in the dark und
Thomas Dungens Revenge
Bei evtl. Fragen:
August 14, 2008
I like This site!
August 11, 2008
Hallo grüsse euch
suche von das lied oder LP
Radio Station falles es das überhaupt gibt
August 11, 2008
Thought you might enjoy watching these videos of 'Super Fans' dancing at shows.
I bought your debut album in 1980 on a visit to NYC and loved it, though long since lost it in the course of many house moves. Recently I unearthed a cassette tape (remember them) of a compilation I'd made for myself of all my favourite music of that era. Best track on the tape? "Never 2 without 3"... Keep well, from an admirer in the UK.
July 14, 2008
it is with a very heavy heart Ms. Mas that I tell you the following, John Noonan, brother of Willie Nile , passed away last year it seem's, you worked with John at the Cornelia street cafe, I feel so bad right now I could die.
and this is why i was so hard on you, Carolyn stop compaling and live.
July 14, 2008
Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.--H.L. Mencken (1880--1956), U.S. journalist
July 1, 2008
excuse me for popping this large piece of furniture in here, i thought you might like to see the whole thing--;-))
Telepolis-Musikcharts im Juli
Im Zeitalter der allgemeinen Verfügbarkeit von Musik via YouTube hier nicht ausschließlich Neuerscheinungen, sondern zehn Stücke, die unsere Autoren derzeit am meisten schätzen.
1. Barbara McNair – You´re Gonna Love My Baby
2. The Kooks – Ooh la
3. Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think (Live Version)
4. Motörhead – Ace of Spades (alternativ die Mad Max-Version)
5. Pete Doherty – Music When The Lights Go Out
6. Blossom Dearie - Rhode Island Is Famous For You (Gehört auf Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour)
7. Calle 13 – Atrevete-Te
8. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away (Video von Erik Huber)
9. Carolyne Mas - Reconsider My Love (Auf Disc 2 von "Live!")
10. David Bromberg - If You Don't Want Me Baby (Auf "Reckless Abandon")
zusammengestellt unter Mitwirkung von Tom Appleton, Reinhard Jellen, Rudolf Maresch, Peter Mühlbauer und Dirk Scheuring01.07.2008
June 27, 2008
I was pleased and proud to be the opening act for Carolyne in Lawrence, KS during her tour behind the first Mercury album. I have remained a fan all these years and still continue to turn people on to her music.
Alice Leon of "THE ALICE PROJECT" formerly Secret Lovers
June 23, 2008
Hey Carolyn... I heard you weren't playing anymore, but thought would understand what it felt like going back to Asbury Park yesterday...SO... I drove down to Asbury Park (just after my son's (Eli) first piano recital). I think I was more nervous than him. I held my breath thoughout his performance. Thankfully it wasn't a long number. Anyway... back to Asbury. I had mixed feelings on my way down. Asbury Park for me was from another lifetime entirely. I was playing the Stone Pony each Thursday night and lots of Saturdays as an opener in the mid to late 1980's and although I hardly remember specifics...I remember the butterflies and excitement I used to get. I remember the smell of the beach, the seediness of the town, the overrall energy and excitement about new music. I remember being in the eye of the storm when Bruce Springsteen would show up and take the stage after we'd finish our opening set. Seeing Ian Hunter, Mink DeVille, Gary US Bonds,. We even did a show with Jon Bon Jovi. I remember Glen Burtnik holding court and hanging on his every word after a Bar Anticipation gig. I remember being there yet always still feeling like an outsider. One of the very few girls to front or even be in a band. Felt like the "old boys" club. I was also alot younger than the others. I'm also very myopic (near sighted/legally blind) so my sense of the place was in blurred shapes, sounds and smells. Returning there last night filled me with a mix of emotions. I received an email from an emerging artist Christine Martucci who said "you were the shit back in the day", and it made me reflect a bit. I suppose when you're the "shit" you don't realize it. I feel that this is all one big continuum of one long day. Last night was beautiful...warm, clear and alive with music. Every single venue and shop was filled with music and music lovers. I felt real acceptance for the first time in Asbury Pk...and even comfort being part of such energy. I was alone with my guitar, singing my songs, telling my stories and the audience listened. I couldn't have played in a more beautiful spot. Inside the grand old Paramount Theater overlooking the ocean. I was surprised to see Glen Burtnik had come to say "hi" and hear me. My old/young friend Michelle Leone was with me and has been supportive of my music since the early days and there she was with her big bright smile, filming me and hanging. Some things never change...thankfully...
June 20, 2008
Die Herkunft des Koi
In der heutigen Zeit gezüchtete Kois kommen hauptsächlich aus
Surprise The Wife
After a few years of married life, this guy finds that he is unable to get it up anymore. He goes to his doctor, his doctor tries a few things but nothing works.
Finally the doctor says to him this is all in your mind, and refers him to a psychiatrist.
After a few visits to the shrink, the shrink confesses I am at a loss as to how you could possibly be cured.
Finally the psychiatrist refers him to a witch doctor.
The witch doctor tells him, I can cure this, and throws some powder on a flame, and there is a flash with billowing blue smoke....
The witch doctor says This is powerful healing but you can only use it once a year All you have to do is say 1 2 3 and it shall rise for as long as you wish
The guy then asks the witch doctor What happens after when its over?.
The witch doctor says all you have to say is 1 2 3 4 and it will go down. But be warned it will not work again for 3 months
This guy goes home and that night is ready to surprise his wife with the good news... So he is lying in bed with her and says 1 2 3, and suddenly he gets a hard-on.
His wife turns over and says What did you say 1 2 3 for ?
June 19, 2008
I was a huge fan of yours in the early 80´s and even drove a few hundred miles just to see you live on stage in Mannheim/Germany. Ten years ago I rediscovered your music when I bought your first two albums second hand. Frankly, I don´t know why I sold them anyway. I still love these albums and regularly checked whether they´re available on cd or as mp3s in the internet.
Today I came across your homepage and read about your bad luck music career. It really is a shame but I´m very glad to read that you´ve found a new way to make you (and others) happy. Hats off to what you do today and I wish you all the best and good luck for your new life without music.
Carl W. Ambridge
June 4, 2008
I just came across the albums of yours that I still have and decided to look you up. How's it going? I was a big fan of yours in the early 80's. Love your stuff, I'm going to play some vinyl this weekend and you are on the playlist.
June 2, 2008
You've made my year - finally found your stuff! Loved hearing Still Sane again.. and Snow.. All the greatest, you've given me brilliant memories and great songs. Love your work... take care out there.
May 18, 2008
CAROLYNE, i totally understand why you quit everything for saving animals, my 12 year-old newfoundland dog is heartsick and i decided to be there for him as long as I can and put everything else behind.All the best for you!
jens and Dino
May 4, 2008
We used to play these albums over and over until our parents screamed to stop. Carolyne Mas defined our summers. It's so great to hear it again!!
May 2, 2008
I remember an article in 1979 where you, Ellen Shipley and Ellen Foley were compared together. I discussed that article in ernest with dear friend of mine who was a cute female singer (I was a very bad bassist in a very bad band). We both agreed that you were the best new artist we had heard in quite some time and didn't deserve to be lumped into a lot of "new women artists". I still have the vinyl album that included your kindergarten report card. It's funny the things you remember from parts of life as time goes by.
I just wanted to say thank you. Your first two albums gave me so much enjoyment and confort. I can remember the solice I got from "snow" and I can remember to jump up and down joy I got from "Hold On".
I'm glad I found you on the web and I'm delighted to see that you are still alive and kicking.
I wish you much joy and happiness in your coming years.
April 30, 2008
While I am saddened to hear of your departure from music,know that to your fans your music is timeless and that it sounds as good today as when you wrote it. May PEACE be with you in all your future endevers
April 25, 2008
I had your original major label release ("Carolyne Mas" on Mercury Records released July 1979) many years ago. It was great. I don't know what happened to my copy of that album. Unfortunately it is out of print now. Next time I'm in NYC I'll check the Calendar link on your website to see if you have any upcoming shows. This website is very well put together ... congrats. Try not to sweat it too much when stupid crap gets put into your guestbook. Just delete it. It is put in there by automated web surfing robot programs. Just like SPAM it is going to happen. -- Love your music Carolyn!
April 17, 2008
Hi, I got to you site via an Ebay ad. Wow, I think your videos and music are pretty cool. You have wonderful taste in guitars too. I think you have came to far in music to quit all together. I think you should continue to share your gifts with the world- you are that good. I am a drummer who is switching to piano and guitar due to illness.
I have COPD and I can't drum very well. In stead of being bummed out about what I can't do...I am looking at what I still can do. I too had a lot of disappointments in the music business. My experience is somewhat different than your. My journey has taken me to experience the best and the worst. I think there is more good than bad. I wouldn't recommend the life of a musician to a kid though. But if that is on'e calling, why not make the best of it? I learned the hard way, that I am best off keeping the focus off of my expectations and focus on doing a good job; while having the most fun that I can. Wow, did things change. You are a really great musician, just find the fun stuff and do that, don't quit all together. DON'T QUIT BEFORE A MIRACLE HAPPENS. Your dedication to animal resuce is really super. We need more people in the world like you! I don't know if you are spiritual or not. But all things are possible through faith. God Bless you in all your efforts- a fan always.
Shuggy/ Menasha, Wisconsin
April 16, 2008
I have had to delete so much Spam from the Guestbook lately. To all of you creeps who think it is right to post links to porn sites and the like here, please have some respect for this Guestbook, and seek your jollies elsewhere.
April 8, 2008
Bernd...the "conditional" love that I refer to is the one that the music business bestows upon artists only as long as they see fit...as long as you are "hot" and they feel that they can profit the most from you...or the accolades that journalists shower upon artists whom they want to be credited with "discovering", or when they want to be part of a trend and not appear to be un-hip, or to get into the right circles and the right shows for free. It is precisely this kind of love that I despise, because it is disingenuous and comes at a price, and can make or break the livelihood of an artist. No-one should have that kind of control...and look what hoops artists have to jump through just to be noticed, to get a few crumbs of respect...it's like something out of a circus...it's undignified. Why should anyone have to stoop so low just for a bit of attention and gratitude? When did doing a good job stop being enough?
I have always loved my audiences...they are the people that the record companies I was signed to knew the least about...there was always a huge gap between how the record companies perceived me as an artist, and how the audiences did. They were always trying to look at a house from the inside so to speak, never stepping outside to get the big picture. I had little respect from them as an artist because of this. I have actually been signed to labels where the people working there had never been to a show. How is this possible, especially since my live shows were so well received? How could they have been making life and death decisions about my music for me without ever having seen me play?
One has only to look at the tabloids to see what this business does to artists, how they are created and disposed of all in the turn of a page. I can't even begin to list the ways in which this environment is harmful and so completely unhealthy for any person to be around. It makes the love of a dog or cat seem like something holy, which in fact, it is. It took me a while to realize this, after I was done examining myself over and over again, thinking that the problem was with me...I realized that it was the "life"....and that it really had so little to do with reality, and the things that are truly important.
April 7, 2008
I'm sorry to hear that the joy you once found in your music has all gone. However you feel about the music business now - I never had the impression the energy and love you gave us in your songs and records was in any way "conditional". I will appreciate it as long a I live. And I'm sure you'll do a great job in whatever you do now.
Always a big fan
April 3, 2008
"AWESOME!" said one female friend who recently listened to one of your live CDs. "Terrific woman, how come I've never heard of her before? Terrific backing band, too." Well, so it goes. I make CD copies and give them to people as birthday presents and such. Then they come back wanting more. Well, what does it mean? Hold on to your guitars...
March 28, 2008
The Mas Hysteria album has always been one of my favourite vinyls over the years (and I've got too many my wife claims). Too bad you quit music.
I heard this song in the 70's without knowing anything about Carolyne. It was a miracle: how could one so little known be able to play such great music? The personality that shined out of this and other songs only through her voice & music (I saw Carolyne first on the website) had more appeal than many others.
March 18, 2008
some days ago we were wallowing in old times and remembered a disc jockey who was our favourite one. There were three special songs which run every time without ever getting boring and one of them was Sitting In The Dark.
Now I looked for it and found this page and the comment "I still cannot understand or explain its immense popularity". Maybe I can try to explain a bit. As a German I cannot speak for all Europeans (not even for all Germans) but I'd say this song was a kind of In A Gadda Davida for the next generation. So full of music. Fascinating what can be made out of only two chords. And then this guitar solo. Not a boring appending of any Chuck Berry riffs but a song in the song touching from the very beginning, leading one blindly through a climax.
It all gives you the feeling that this song wasn't made but that it -so to say- happened.
March 15, 2008
I first heard "Snow" when it came out at the end of the seventies, when I was in Troy, NY. I immediately loved the song, and as far as I'm concerned it's a classic. Then came "Still Sane", also wonderful, which I'd forgotten was a Carolyne Mas tune. "It's No Secret" must not have been given a lot of airplay, so it's a recent discovery, now one of my favorites.
It's a shame that you couldn't make money from the music - those songs from the late seventies/eighties still sound as vibrant now as they did then. There'd have to be a strong demand for them.
No matter, I think "Living well is the best revenge" is the best operative principle.
March 15, 2008
You´re great !
March 9, 2008
I have Carolyn Mas on vinyl...I found it in like 1996 and wore that album out!
I am very glad to have found your site!
You are awesome!
March 6, 2008
Always loved your voice. Best of luck in your new endeavors.
February 23, 2008
I had to drive a couple of hours this weekend and was searching my cd's because i couldn't get 'stillsane' out of my head. i couldn't find it, and was going to have to dig out my LP, but thanks for having it online.
good luck with your animal rescue efforts!
February 20, 2008
I caught your show back in 79 or 80 at a niteclub in Greenville, NC called the Attic. I remember that it was a hot show and I had a good time.
Best wishes caring for your mother and your aunt, a truly more noble calling than entertaining the masses.
February 10, 2008
coming from new zealand this time. never say die, carolyne. i'll have you over here yet, playing with the greatest. remember victoria spivey? (i mean: keep a uke.) at least. a little flea. lots of love ---
Karsten Linic (Germany)
February 1, 2008
I´m solly to hear that you are not doing any music - no more. But this is your decision.
So I wish that your new life will bring you the fulfillment that you deserve.
After all the ups and downs in your colerful musicial life I think that you did the right decision - at least I think that you never came to a decision without allowing all possibilities.
I wish you luck ang hope that you are doing fine reachimg the next step.
Thank you for your music and the moments and memorys that are going along.
I hope that you will keep your website alive so that I can still take a look what is going on.
Greedings from Germany,
January 13, 2008
Hello jour song ist very grandious
i love it.
January 10, 2008
Thanks for the reconfirmation!
January 10, 2008
It is plans up, which does rhyme with hands up.
January 8, 2008
Maybe funny: As we plan to cover your in Germany so famous song "Sittin...." I transcribed chords and lyrics and arranged it for my band www.groovin-stew.de. Last week we tried out the song for the first time and our singer came up to me and asked if I found the lyrics in the net or if wrote down what I understood from what you sang. It was the latter. She convinced me that "Come on out with your plans up" is more correct that my version "Come on out with your pants up"
No offens, best regards.
January 6, 2008
I remember the best concert Ihave ever been to: Carolyne MAs at York University in Toronto in 1981. I will never forget being at the front of the stage with a dozen others and we are all singing "Quote goodbye quote that's all he wrote" repeatedly into the mic with Carolyne as she sang the lead. To this day I cannot think of this without smiling and getting a shiver down my spine. Thanks for the memory.