do so much,
That you don’t know.
And I know now
Who I am."
~ lyrics from "Dream Catch
written by Crispin Hunt,
& Newton Faulkner
to JABB 238 which celebrates John's 45th birthday! Not
only do we
have some letters to John himself prepared but also a special
play list! But before we get to that, here's your final
for the Dye Day chats:
Friday, February 1st at 7 PM
February 2nd at noon
may attend either or both chats. The url is:
you're planning on attending,
please let me know so I can inform you should unforeseen
force us to reschedule or relocate.
Finally, you're all
welcome to add
onto this special Dye Day newsletter! Notes about
both sections. Please note that in order to add your
to this page I will need to have it by midnight February
the newsletter and help us
wish John a very happy 45th birthday!
Letters to Mr. John Dye on His Birthday
just wanted to say thank
you for all of the wonderful work you've
done. You've brought a certain something to all of the
you've played over the years. I'm sure you'll be
for your role as Andrew but I'm also sure in time that your
accomplishments will be found out by more people.
you'll return to
do more acting but if not, just know that I
appreciate all that you have done.
just wanted to mark the
occasion of your 45th birthday by thanking
you. I'm not sure where to begin. Your words as
brought me an amazing amount of comfort when my Grandpa
death was the first big loss of my life. So thank you
helping me through that. Actually, you've helped me
death and trauma
since. Your work on Touched
that of Charles Rocket and Bruce
Altman radically changed how I view death. I never gave
thought to the concept of the angel of death. The few
times I did
it was only to think of them as terrifying creatures in black
hoods. But with Adam and Henry and your Andrew that all
away. After Touched
that concept to my attention, I
realized how much sense it made and how perfect it was.
it's a great comfort to know God will be with me when I die
also a comfort in believing that another person will be there,
too. Someone who, like us, was fashioned by God and
divine love. The idea of the angel of death, for me,
furthered the idea that God created all His children to love
respect each other. I'll always be grateful to you and
involved with Touched
the years for repeatedly reminding us of
the importance of God's love and our love for each other.
the risk of this sounding
like a Thanksgiving-themed JABB, I'd also
like to thank you for all of the following: introducing us to
deliciousness of ginger ale and orange juice mixed together,
my fondness for flannel shirts, helping me to remember to take
the beauty of a sunset, getting the song "Paint It Black"
stuck in my
head for pretty much a full week, reminding me of the
is brightly colored Converses, teaching me that if I ever have
and my son wants a red and black teddy bear then I should get
him a red
and black teddy bear (I still tear up every time
I watch that final
scene in "Mother, Mother," by the way), and countless other
I'll kick myself later for not mentioning. But there's
I can't forget and that's that I want to thank you for giving
great group a reason to come together. I know for a fact
couldn't have got people to join the Jennifer Ann Bucket
But the John/Andrew Bucket Brigade was another story.
and compassion that you've brought to your roles have touched
inspired us all just as I'm sure your off screen life has
inspired those blessed to know you. These people here
mean a lot
and with out you I probably wouldn't know a one of them.
you, thank you, thank you for making it possible for me to get
I wish for you a 45th
birthday filled with blessings. I
hope your life is everything you want it to be. And I
you always know that you've meant a great deal to so many
never really know what to
say in these kinds of letters. I
could say that I think you’re a dynamite actor, that I think
portrayal of Andrew was wonderful and touched so many lives,
included. I could say that I cannot count the number of
I had felt rather blah, and then saw an episode that
everything around. What can I say except thanks for all
for thought, thanks for the fun, thanks for giving this group
to come together and life-long friendships to be founded.
really what you
did. You catalyzed all of this…as insane
as it may seem. You gave us a wonderful playground in
explore our fantasies, but also to act serious and talk about
that are important to us, all the while showing that Classic
concepts are still alive and kicking.
thanks for that.
today, with your
forty-fifth birthday now here, I can only wish you
all the best for a new year of success and joy! May you
least forty-five more years of good coming your way.
first I suppose I want
to tell you that I think that you are a
really great actor and that you have a lot of talent. I have
that my favorite of the roles you've played would be Andrew
Hock. They are both really interesting characters and I am
very glad I
have had the opportunity to see them.
have only been a member of
JABB for about a year now, but the time I
have had here has been great. I have made some good friends
this fandom and have had a lot of fun. Touched By an Angel
five years ago now, but as you can see, the character and your
portrayal of Andrew still lives strong here and has brought
many people which has caused quite a few new friends to be
over the years.
have been endless
jokes made here over the past few years about
all sorts of crazy things; everywhere from hair to completely
ridiculous Top Tens, but they have been a lot of fun. So I
guess I just
wanna say “thanks”. Whether you ever realize this or
really made a difference and I hope you know that we really
all you have done.
hope you have a wonderful
you're a JABB member and would like
an open letter to John added here, please contact
must, of course, be respectful, not include any information
make it easy to identify you (keeping in mind anyone and
read these), and should not involve an attempt to get John
to meet with
you (yes, we have been asked to post things of that nature
The Ultimate Dye
Day is, sadly, not a
recognized holiday. Well, may be this is a
good thing. I'm sure John would be pretty
overwhelmed by such an
idea. Plus, then we'd all have to put up with the
hawking Dye Day decorations to us from around October
post-Dye Day sales starting February 1st. However, I
do happen to
think that if Dye Day were a real holiday, it'd have some
awesome "carols." Since your local radio station will probably
be playing "Dye Day carols," here are my suggestions for
your own Dye
Day sing-alongs. Just don't write me and complain if
door-to-door singing these and get strange looks.
since they aren't all exactly cheery.
I Will Walk with You-
tell me I don't have to
explain why you would want to include
San Francisco- Scott
that's where John
lives. Or at least that's where he lived
when we last heard of him. So listen to this as you
hope for a
beautiful birthday for John!
Seasons of Love- The
Original Broadway Cast of RENT
one's for Jeff, the character
John played in "Mother,
Mother." Ideally you'd be able to get your hands on
of the song "Mother, Mother." I snagged one years
I believe it's
out of print so the theme song from Jonathan Larson's
is a good stand-in to represent my second favorite John
Mother, Mother- Cris
lied. Right after I typed
the above I thought I'd check iTunes
for the song "Mother, Mother" one more time. I'd
done it before
to no avail but
now it's there. So you can listen to this
lovely song and think about Jeff and pray for all those
AIDS as well
as those we have sadly lost to this disease.
Medley: Aquarius/Let the
Sunshine In- The 5th Dimension
a hippie song! You
might need this to cheer you up after
the last two. Put this on, grab a peace sign and/or
shirt, and sing along as you think about Doc Hock.
Forrest, Helen O'Connell & Margaret
iTunes grab. Try not
to think of a certain set of green
eyes as ya give this one a listen! Impossible!
What Are You Doing the
Rest of Your Life?- Della Reese
known as the song Kate
and Andrew danced to in "My Dinner
with Andrew." It just seems like a good birthday
Here's hoping John gets everything he needs outta the rest
Wedding Bell Blues- The
song makes me think of Bill
from those Christmas movies. I
wanted to include him and the only other thought I had was
carols which may be a lot of us need a bit of a break from
Boy on TV- Keren
listen. I laughed the
first time I heard this cause the
chorus was so hysterically us. Okay, so may be we
didn't fall in
love with the boy on TV but developed a strong attachment
Sinnerman- Nina Simone
Manion song. But,
seriously, I love this song. It's also
good to work out to, IMO. You can imagine you're
Manion. I should probly not say that in the
hoping John will read, huh? Oops. But, hey,
good on him for
making us despise a person so much! It takes talent
to have us go
from absolutely adoring someone you played to wanting to
punch the next
11. Woodstock- Joni
love hippie songs! Another
one in honor of Doc Hock.
Speaking of him...
Paint It Black- The
"Tour of Duty" theme
Don’t Fear the Reaper-
Blue Oyster Cult
fear the AOD, either.
While the AOD Band may have been our
own invention, I still think their theme song deserves a
here. So just think of Andrew rocking out to this.
The Future's So Bright, I
Gotta Wear Shades- Timbuk 3
"Campus Man." Gotta
love Todd. Or at least his awesome
My Immortal- Evanescence
this got played incessantly
on the radio or attached to a
certain attractive vampire from L.A., this song reminded
Dream Catch Me- Newton
is the song that the opening
lyrics came from. It reminds me
tons of Dyeland which, I suppose, is in some way the end
result of our
appreciation for John Dye's work as Andrew. And so I
this play list with this song. Happy birthday, John!
Got more to add to make the ultimate Dye Day play
Jenni to make additions!
Happy birthday and thanks, John!!!
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