1. What is written on Richey's shirt in the "4 REAL" pictures?
"Spectators of Suicide"
2. Why do you have things on this site that have nothing to do with Richey's disappearance, like the games and E - Friends?
I admit those things are fluff. But, you should remember that even the most serious newspaper or magazine, usually has a bit of fluff, like a crossword puzzle or a personals section. And, this is only a fan's web site - not The Times, (London or New York)!
Also, it's good to remember that Richey himself, wasn't always serious, or all gloom and doom. He enjoyed playing golf with Nicky, when they were at university. Richey had a good time - despite himself - at Disneyland, in 1992. Someone told me about seeing him dancing in a club in Cardiff. There's pictures and video clips of him when he's smiling or even laughing. And he obviously enjoyed being with his friends and family. (Remember also Nicky's comments about Richey in the sound file on my "Sounds" page.) So, why should a web site about Richey be entirely sad or stuffy - when he wasn't?
In short, I have the fluffy things on my site, because I want them there, and I think they're nice little additions to the site. If you don't like them, don't go into those sections!
3. May I use some of the things on your site for my site?
Sure, if you're making your own little corner of the cyberuniverse, feel free to take any article or picture (except any picture of me, which you probably don't want, anyway). I don't own the copyrights to them. (But remember, someone else does!)
But there are some things that are off limits for you to use without prior permission. Any page with a copyright at the bottom - "Chronology Of Events", "A Richey Edwards Quiz", the pages of this FAQ, "A Response To Critics Of This Website", and everything in the "My Writings" section. And "Anna's View" is not to be used without her permission.
If I find my (or Anna's) material on your site, (and I do surf around and look at other Manic sites), and I didn't tell you you could use it, I will first send you a warning and ask you to remove the offending material. If you don't, I will contact your web site host. If need be, I will prosecute you in a court of law. I have already had to involve someone's web site host twice, and both times, the offending material was removed, (once, the entire site was taken down by the host!)
4. Why have you removed (some of the pictures, Sex Q&A, etc.) from your site?
They never should have been on the site to begin with!
I've gotten seriously carried away sometimes. Some of the things I've put on this site have been very far removed from the theme of this site, which is Richey's disappearance. This is not a tribute site to Richey. This is not an all-inclusive site about him. This is just about what happened on 1 February 1995, and after.
Also, I've restricted this site to late-1993 and after. Many of the pictures were from earlier, so they didn't belong here.
5. Are there any books written about only Richey?
Until recently, there hadn't been any. Most of the biographies of the band had significant amounts of material about him, though. (You can see my reviews of these books on this site, in the "My Writings" section.)
However, on 18 June 2009, A Version of Reason: The Search for Richey Edwards, by Rob Jovanovic, was released.
6. Where can I buy videos of Manics concerts and the documentaries?
Sadly, the website where I got my copies, First Republic, is no longer around.
However, occasionally, a concert video will pop up on ebay.
There's information on the This Is Yesterday website about videos for sale. I've never dealt with this source, so I can't tell you anything more about it.
I don't know of any other place to buy copies of Manics concerts and the documentaries.
However, there are many videos of the Manics on YouTube. I have the concert of 2 March 1994 at the London Clapham Grand, and the "Close-Up" and "Vanishing Of Richey Manic" documentaries, also on this site, from YouTube. Go to the "Videos" page.
BTW, I can't make copies of my videos for anyone. I don't have the equipment to do it, and my videos are in the NTSC format anyway.
7. Could you send me a picture of the cover of Melody Maker in 1995, that had both Richey and Kurt Cobain?
Sorry, all I can give you is a small black and white picture of the cover of Melody Maker, from 1995. () It's really a scan of a page from the book, Sweet Venom.
I do have the actual Melody Maker cover, but, I can't scan it for you. It's too big for my scanner, and, I'm not exactly sure where it is, anyway!
8. Could you put my picture / poem or other writing / link to my site / notice about my school project, on your site?
I'm answering these together, because they're all asking for space on my site.
If you have a picture that would be appropriate, (for instance, it's from September 1993 or later), I'll certainly consider it.
If you had some kind of personal experience with Richey that you'd like to write about, and it would be appropriate for this site, I'd really like to talk to you. I might give you a section of this site, ala "Anna's View".
Otherwise, poems and other writings about Richey should be submitted to the "Fans' Pages". Unless it's especially offensive, or totally goes against the rules I've set up, I'll approve it. I've approved almost everything since I started this section in February 2002.
Sorry, I don't take requests for links to other web sites.
I've had some bad experiences with helping people with school projects. But, since the last time someone asked for my help was a very good experience for me, I'm willing to try again.
To contact me, please use my Contact Me form.
9. Where can I get something with Richey's voice?
The best place is right on this site! I have an mp3 of most of an interview Richey did in 1994, that you can download, or listen to from this site. The mp3 is linked from the written version of the interview. Go to the "Articles" section, then the "1993 - 1994" page. You want this one: "(Radio interview with Richey) - November 1994".
There's also his last interview, from YouTube, on the "Videos" page, and more interview videos on YouTube.
10. There's a woman, Angie Kruger, who claims Richey is her "spirit guide"!
Yes, I know. I think she's either mentally ill, delusional, or a huge fraud who's exploiting the situation for money and/or attention for herself. Whichever, I certainly don't believe her at all.
I have 2 very good articles about her on this site. Go to the "Articles" section, then the "2009 - " page. You want these: "Would He Tolerate This?" - from-the-gutter.blogspot.com, 27 July 2010, and "Richey Edwards Psychic Cash-in Outrage" from Wales On Sunday, 15 August 2010.
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