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Hello, my name is Vickie, a Happy Rhodes fan from Kansas City (formerly Chicago). Welcome to my fan guestbook. It serves a few of my fan web sites: (for downloadable song Samples) (for downloadable Rarities) (live shows, unfinished) (links & Streaming)

are the main ones I maintain (among others), and I have the same Guestbook code on all of them. I can't tell from the Guestbook entries which site you entered the Guestbook from, which is why I ask when you leave a message.

Happy is living her life and is very content. She lives on a peaceful farm in upstate New York with her husband, musician Bob Muller. She has a "day job," one that she likes very much (she hand-builds pro-audio equipment for Dangerous Music, and is able to work at home). Though she hasn't made music for many years that will (we all hope) change at some point here.


Ectotrophia, a compilation from Numero Group, a reissue record label in Chicago. The album, released June 29, 2018, has songs from Happy's first four albums, out of the 11 albums she's released. Ectotrophia's songs date from 1986-1987 and come from the albums Rhodes Vol. I, Rhodes Vol. II, Rearmament and Ecto, often referred to as the "1st4" by some fans.

Also included is the song "When the Rain Came Down" which was an Ecto bonus track when, in 1992 the 1st4, previously only available on hand-made cassettes, were re-released on CD.

Ectotrophia is available on CD and, a first for Happy's music, LP. It can be found on Bandcamp.

The track listing and the albums they came from:

Oh The Drears - Rhodes I
I Cannot Go On - Ecto
Would That I Could - Ecto
Where Do I Go - Rhodes II
For We Believe - Rearmament
When The Rain Came Down - Ecto CD bonus track
If Love Is A Game, I Win - Ecto
I'm Not Awake, I'm Not Asleep - Rhodes I
Baby Don't Go - Rearmament
Come Here - Rhodes II
Don't Want To Hear It - Ecto
If So - Ecto
I'll Let You Go - Rhodes I
Because I Learn - Rearmament
I Am A Legend - Rearmament
Perfect Irony - Rearmament
Many Nights - Rhodes II
To Be E. Mortal - Ecto

As wonderful as the track listing of Ectotrophia is, it shouldn't be perceived as a "Best Of" compilation of songs from Happy's 1st4 albums. Many MANY great songs were left off due to time.

Happy has been performing with Security Project, a Peter Gabriel appreciation band. She sang lead for 11 live shows in 2016, and 19 shows in 2017. 8 more shows were performed in Spring 2018, and 12 in 2022..

"Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel�s original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Happy Rhodes. Her 4-octave range is the latest edition to this mesmerizing group."

A few live CDs with Happy on vocals have been released. They can be found at Security Project's Bandcamp page.

If you're a long-time fan, thank you for supporting Happy. If you've just discovered her, you have a lot of good music ahead of you. Enjoy! Please know that as a Happy Rhodes fan since 1988, your words of admiration and love of Happy's music thrill me and have been known to move me to tears. Happy Rhodes fans are so rare and it's wonderful to read the thoughts you leave.

I remind Happy to come here and check the Guestbook entries every now and then, so she will see what you've written. I know that she deeply appreciates your thoughts. Your support and interest in/love of her music means a lot to her, as you see from this:


"I wrote and recorded music for many years, thinking I was only pleasing myself. The fact that so many people have appreciated the music, makes my life incredibly rewarding and full. I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes and cannot express to you all how undeserving I feel. Nevertheless, I'm more grateful than you know. You've all made me feel accepted in this world and believe me, it's a cherished state of being.

Love to you all,


ALL OF HAPPY'S ALBUMS, song by song, are on YouTube as Audio-Only tracks. That channel is You can search for a specific song, or you can go to a playlist for a particular album.

After hearing them, please go buy them at

Almost all OF HAPPY'S ALBUMS can also be heard free via streaming audio. Go to

(These things are done with Happy's full permission and blessings)


Happy hasn't released anything herself since 2007's "Find Me" (her 11th and the first since 1998's Many Worlds Are Born Tonight) 

I do delete entries here not concerned with Happy's music or if I feel the entry isn't appropriate. Spammers may as well not even try. I keep a close eye on this Guestbook.

I'm sorry there's a length limit and that some entries have been cut off. I can't seem to change that. If you write something long, highlight and copy it before you send. If it cuts off, leave another message with the rest of it.

Please, if you have something you need me or Happy to get back to you on, leave your email address or send me a reply email when you receive the canned confirmation note (the one that eats apostrophes, sorry about that).

BTW, if you leave your e-mail address, it can only be seen by me, not by everybody.

Here are a few other links in case you didn't see them where you were. There are more links on the page.

There's both a Happy Rhodes fan GROUP and a Happy Rhodes fan PAGE on Facebook. (Btw, Happy herself does not do Social Networking)

There's a fan-run News account on Twitter.

HAPPY VIDEOS (well, live clips, since she's never made any actual videos)

That link above is out of date. There are lots of great links, so I'm not going to delete it, but really, there's SO much more on YouTube now. Just search for Happy and you'll find either

k8fan's channel

xenussister's channel (there are several full-length concerts there now)

happyrhodesalbums's channel

The Ecto Home Page (this is THE place for lyrics. Note, the original Ecto page no longer exists. This is a mirror at my site.)

Thank you again for discovering, listening to, and supporting Happy!


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Message Number: 717 - Sun, Apr 23, 2023 19:36:44
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Name:  Michael Daugherty
How did you hear about Happy?:  A friend
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:
How did you hear about this site?:  Google
Where are you located?:  Thailand

Hi Vicki and Happy Hope you guys are doing well. I left for Bangkok about 18 years ago from L.A. The last CD I fell in love with before I left was yours. Just incredible talent. Entertainment biz is horrible and Booby trapped. That why I left Hollywood. It's been great ever since. Will you be making any new albums?


Message Number: 716 - Sat, Apr 8, 2023 10:07:07
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Name:  Nellie
How did you hear about Happy?:  Her cover of "And Dream of Sheep"!
How did you hear about this site?:  When I googled her name
Where are you located?:  Sweden

Hi Happy! I'm a 21 year old girl from Sweden and I hope you read this! I just want you to know how much your music means to me! I became a fan a bit more than a year ago and your music helps me a lot. It's so beautiful and calming. My favorite song is "Save Our Souls". A new album would be such a wonderful gift. You deserve so many more fans, but the fans you do have are so dedicated and I try to spread the word about you as much as I can! I hope you're doing well!


Message Number: 715 - Fri, Apr 7, 2023 15:17:49
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Name:  Scott Neison
How did you hear about Happy?:  I think I stumbled upon Many Worlds are Born Tonight on Amazon. I was blown away by the reviews.
Where are you located?:  Cincinnati, Ohio

Hi and I'm writing because thanks to Vickie and her amazing relationship with Happy Rhodes, I'm leaving tomorrow for Kansas City to meet Vickie in person and hear Happy perform, an absolute once in a lifetime opportunity. I'm beside myself. It's odd that my first exposure to Happy's music was Many Worlds are Born Tonight... at least that's the way I remember it. I also remember Warpaint as being a very early listen. We have an eight hour drive and we'll be listening to Happy the whole way or until Mark says he needs to listen to something else! LOL Looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing Happy perform live, in person.


Message Number: 714 - Wed, Jan 18, 2023 17:35:00
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Name:  Cynthia Harper
How did you hear about Happy?:  Long ago a friend turned me onto her.
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Not sure
How did you hear about this site?:  FB fan group
Where are you located?:  Nokomis., FL.

I have been in awe of Happy Rhodes’ voice and her lyrics since the moment I heard her. I love the fact that she did not pursue fame and fortune by the traditional professional musician route. It is wonderful that as a fan you (Vickie) have promoted her music. I’ve never seen her perform and may never experience that , but I will always be deeply moved by her music. She is “otherworldly” as many of us are. All of us empathic “sensitives” roaming the earth and in our unique ways finding one another. Her music and words are a bridge to one another. Thank you for doing what you do.


Message Number: 713 - Fri, Jan 13, 2023 19:20:52
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Name:  Sam Smith
How did you hear about Happy?:  looked for you
How did you hear about this site?:  found it
Where are you located?:  Lehi Utah

Dearest Happy, I was introduced to you amazing talent back in 1994 the Building The Colossus CD. Wow what a voice!!! Not since my love of Kate Bush's library have I been wowed like that. So my late friend David died of AIDS I was looking for music to play at his funeral and your song ""You never told me" hit me with so much emotion I had to share it his family. I'm so glad I did it touched everyone's soul that day. Every time I play that song it brings such "Happy" thoughts. thank you again for sharing you talents with us all. Your life time friend Sam Smith


Message Number: 712 - Sun, Oct 9, 2022 10:41:47
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Name:  Mitch Pravatiner
How did you hear about Happy?:  Reading Vickie"s posts in the Kate Bush newsgroup back in that wonderful year, 1991
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:
How did you hear about this site?:  Ecto mailing list
Where are you located?:  Chicago

A much belated Happy Birthday greeting, Happy


Message Number: 711 - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 13:26:30
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Name:  Renee DiNuzzo
How did you hear about Happy?:  WXPN April, 1995
Which Happy Rhodes site did you visit?:  Facebook Page
How did you hear about this site?:  Facebook
Where are you located?:  Pittsburgh, PA

Happy birthday!!!