||Human Drama Live / The Final Year
Letter from Johnny Indovina of Human Drama
I know that most people remember Human Drama arriving on the scene in Los Angeles around 1985, 1986. But to me, Human Drama's beginning came in 1979 when myself, Michael Ciravolo, Charlie Bouis, Steve Fuxan and Chuck Jung got together in a Metairie, Louisiana rehearsal warehouse and decided to start a new band very different from the cover band projects we had been doing. We named the project The Models. We started on a path that led us to all the southern states, many tours of the northeast, and finally to relocating in Los Angeles in 1985. Shortly thereafter we changed the name to Human Drama. A couple of years later the scene exploded and our career "officially" started when we becamepopular at a club, or weekly event, called Scream. Because of that popularity were subsequently signed to RCA Records. But anyway, you can understand how I feel that 1979 was the true beginning.
Having established that, the reason for this letter is to announce to all of our fans and supporters that 2004, which is our 25th anniversary, will be the final year for Human Drama.
My plan, which will be very difficult, will be to do a final show in as many cities as possible, culminating with a final show in Los Angeles in December. We are discussing a European tour which I hope happens, and will also travel to Mexico for a few good-bye shows.
Cause And Effect was not intended to be our last album. But I feel pretty certain it will be.
I would like to ask all fans to spread the word, and all club promoters to get in touch with us regarding a final show at firstname.lastname@example.org). If you know the perfect club for us to do in your city, please get us a contact number and we will do the rest. We will do all we can to make the shows happen. I am sending this letter out so far in advance so that all possibilities are achieved. Lots of time to plan. I really want to do this right, and I really want to see in person as many of our fans as possible.
All I ever wanted to do in music was to give others an album that had to always be in their record collection for it to be complete. Because of all the letters I have gotten from you and all the conversations I have had with you over the years, I think we gave you that with The World Inside . Maybe we gave you more than just the one. I hope so.
I am so proud of what we accomplished. And I am so happy it mattered. That can never be taken away. Thank you for going out of your way to let us know.
Human Drama existed and became important because of the fans, and because you told others about us. You were our best promotion, and sometimes the only promotion we ever got. Human Drama will live on forever for the same reason.
Over the next year I will continue to communicate through the website. There are a lot of people to thank by name, which I will attempt to do with out leaving someone out. I will also keep everyone updated of future musical endeavors of myself and all of the band members.
Thanks for reading this, and thanks in advance for any help you all can offer in making the last year another to remember.
I will now extend the first and very special personal thanks to Michael Ciravolo, Steve Fuxan and Charlie Bouis who made all that happened for me in the last 24 years possible. Mark Balderas for coming aboard in Los Angeles and becoming one of my best friends, Dave Wallin-Eddy and Megan Ducker AND Lance Davis for never leaving our side, Peter Huer and Dean Nalway at Triple X Records for giving us the second chance and creative freedom we needed to make The World Inside, Sam Rosenthal at Projekt Records for the great exposure he brought us with his label, Jeanette Sheridan for bringing us to RCA Records, Dayle Gloria for bringing us into Scream, C.J. Eiriksson for years of dedication and friendship, Barbara Mitchell for getting The World Inside the exposure it deserved, Tom Sweeney for the Troubadour years, Edward Donato for stepping in and making it seem as though he had always been a part of the family, and Christian Serpas for making me understand that I mattered during the tough times and for making sure I remembered to enjoy all that was happening during the good times.