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June 12th, 2003

Free Advice to Sheryl Crow

Hey, Sheryl! Want to boost your sales? Name your next album Cheryl Crow. There’re plenty of people who can’t spell your name, so why not make it fun and exciting for those people?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2003 -- 9:22:13 am
She must have the same fan base as Brintnay Speers.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2003 -- 11:39:05 am
It still amazes me how so many people misspell others names frequently, and don't think twice until it's their own name that gets misspelled.

My name is fairly simple, right? Dave those things in your house. Can't mistake that.

Yet, I've had mail for Dave Wells, Dave Walz, Dave Wals, Dave Walsh, Dave Wallace, Dave Wallz, Dave Walash..and it never ends.

Here's the worst offender: I was at a baseball game a few years ago at the local Minor League Baseball Team. As my radio station was the sponsor of the night, and I organized it, I got the throw out the first pitch. Before the game, I verified that they had my name, Dave WALLS spelled correctly. Go onto the field to throw the First pitch, and the scoreboard reads (along with the PA Announcer reading off the board):

Throwing out tonight's first pitch:


I'm not that bitter.....really...

FROM: aharris [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2003 -- 5:03:18 pm
HA! that's nothing. My name is: Arquay. I think I would win the gold medal for name misspellings! People always misspell and they mispronouce it even more.

Feel free to stop by and see my many plaques/awards made out to "Arguay" :)

...damn shame...

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2003 -- 9:01:14 pm
My name is Joan, but people think I am saying Jen because they just can't fathom that anyone under 40 could be named Joan. That doesn't bother me as much as the people who look at my name, and then say "Joanne." That's just plain stupid. My last name is long and has extraneous letters in it, so I will make reservations under the name Jones. (Joan's?)

FROM: Huyen
DATE: Friday June 13, 2003 -- 12:44:06 pm
Hah, try my Vietnamese name Huyen. (pronounced "win" and/or "when"- at least that's as close to the pronunciation as the English speaking population can get when they get it right) How many ways can you slaughter that one? Gwen, Wendy, Hooyen, Hhhhwen, Hiyen are ways people have mispronounced it. Can't even tell you the ways people have misspelled it. I always dreaded substitute teachers but in 8th grade my entire class yelled the correct pronunciation at the sub. I don't blame a lot of Vietnamese Americans for taking on an American name for the American community. I just smile now and let people slaughter my name any way they choose. If I happen to see them again and actually like them, I might make the effort to correct them.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday June 13, 2003 -- 7:18:10 pm
I can't compete with that. :)

FROM: jk
DATE: Friday June 13, 2003 -- 11:53:31 pm
When I was in college, one of my friends who is Thai got a fake license with the name of a Vietnamese friend. Rest assured that no bouncer ever doubted that she was Bach Mai! (Mei?)

FROM: Marty Ruud
DATE: Thursday December 8, 2005 -- 11:46:09 pm
Hi Cheryl Crow, Always loved your message/music etc... Live up here in Nome, Alaska. Busy raising a family, currently have four and eleven year-old girls and happily married. Raising them on the loving the outdoors experience. Don't know if you'll every get this but at least I shot the idea out there. We would love to take you, your folks, or whoever you wanted to bring, (up to six) fishing for pike or salmon. Could promise you not being mobbed unless you like that sort of thing.

Best Regards,
Martin K. Ruud and family.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 4:50:09 am
I bet Sheryl doesn't like being called "Cheryl".

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday December 9, 2005 -- 10:00:19 am
Hi SCherl,

Don't like your music much, or the fact that you're a homewrecker, but would love you to come to Hartford and help me walk my dogs. You can even bring Lance, too. I need some help fixing my bike. Later, we can eat at McDonalds.

Joseph and dogs.

FROM: H. James Donovan, Jr.
DATE: Wednesday March 29, 2006 -- 5:16:44 pm
I have known Sheryl from high school in Kennett, MO... As a fellow musician, I have watched Sheryl advance from backup singer to Grammy Award recipient.... Sheryl , If you ever get a chance to read this, I would like a chance to let you hear what I've worked on for the last 30 years since leaving Kennett. Your mom and sisters knew me well from the "Old Man's Band" ( I played bari sax with your mom's band) and competed with Karen and Kathy at National Music Federation trials on piano and pipe organ...( the old pipe organ at the Methodist Church) Did you take lessons from Mrs Storey on the organ? I think your sisters did.... I'm recently divorced and ready to further my music career... It's been on hold since I got married and started raising kids... IT'S MY TURN NOW! HELP!!!! (i'm too embarrassed to call your mom or dad and ask them to get in touch with you for me, although I think they would ( especially your mom)... In the meantime, I'll hope and pray you'll get in touch with me... I think you would be pleasantly suprised..... I'm sorry for your breakup with Lance, but......... maybe.........

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan

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