I was there to introduce you 100s of times, until they had Jack Wagner record it. I took a stab at writing the book for your rock opera. I was there to see Bob Moog literally crawl across the TLT floor to get a better look at you. I saw you almost be electrucuted by that stupid lighted collar they made you wair...I hope you are well my friend.
Chris Love said:September 5, 2012 12:06 am PST
I am so glad I found this site and the Facebook Page. Mr. Iceberg is the best. A great musician and a wonderful person. I seriously doubt I will be remembered like Charlie; but, I use to attended every show I could of Michael's while I worked at Disney from 1976 thru late 1978. Often my attendance was by being break in the tunnels, where I always received a smile and kind greeting. Even once in the parking lot of a local grocery where I saw him on my way to collage. I loved his show and "Fanfare" has stuck with me to this day. When I left Disney to pursue my career in EMS my mother, Liz Love, (a prep-chef at Disney ) kept me informed of his shows. She tried many times to get me a copy of his show and music before her unexpected passing. Now that I have found the site I will be ordering soon, autographed of course. Mr. Iceberg also had a big influence in the course of the "Love" family genealogy because I named my son Michael. "Fanfare" is so beautiful and shows such hope and love in a child / parent relationship how could I not be influenced :-). Thank you so much for all you have done. Truly special memories.
Aurelio Alcazar said:August 30, 2012 10:31 pm PST
If the robots ever actually revolt, I implore them to spare Michael Iceberg, he is one of the premier pioneers of man-machine interface.
Michael is an ambassador who introduced the dawning era of electronic music. During the earliest days of samplers, Michael baptised audiences into the techno-musical revolution. Many innocent Disneyland guests lost their synthesizer virginity to Michael.
Audience members report that his concerts were one of the most memorable moments of their lives, that he provided profound musical inspiration. Few performers leave such a strong and lasting impression upon their guests. Audiences left his performances on a musical contact high.
Michael took listeners on a brief time warp into the future, filling them with wonder and hope. What made his shows so magical? Was it the mountain of technology? No, it was the humanity and emotions he expressed while using it. Michael's improvisational arrangements seem designed to please himself as much as his audience.
Was he a perfectionist? Not in a technical sense, he was too busy having fun, pushing boundaries, and experimenting artistically. Each mistake revealed there was flesh and blood inside that electronic contraption. Perfection would have made the show sterile and mechanical. Instead each glitch made the performance a celebration of humanity over robots. Michael proved "to err is human," and to feel is human. All hail the imperfection which is Michael Iceberg!!
Jerry Halasz said:August 23, 2012 12:47 pm PST
Hi Michael...hope you remember me from WJOL in Joliet where I was an announcer. We used to do remote shows from you piano & organ store. You are the best...regards from me and my wife--same one--Maxine. Jerry Halasz
Fred Preston said:August 16, 2012 3:09 pm PST
I just watched your last 2 video segments and am just amazed how things worked out. I believe I said elsewhere on the site that your music truly inspired me and still does to this day. I never got to see you perform and I really regret that. My parents saw your show at the Tomorrowland Terrace and brought me home your "Does It Live" LP. That was my prized record above all else, and it was played "often". It made even my homebrew sound system sound fantastic. I was disappointed that I wasn't with my parents to see the show, and thought it was a one time event. Most of my money had to go toward paying for college anyway. I wish I could say I followed in your footsteps, but alas, I can barely play piano at all. It is still a great facination for me though. Keep the music and stories coming.
ED MEYERS , PA said:August 3, 2012 6:18 pm PST
MICHAEL I WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THAT AUDIENCE IN 1977 IM 61 NOW AND I NEVER FORGOT THE SHOW YOU PUT ON . MY WIFE AND I CAN STILL REMEMBER YOU SHOW. IS THERE A SHOW SCHEDULE ANYWHERE WHERE YOU WILL BE PLAYING IN 2012
Ken Albin said:July 16, 2012 12:44 pm PST
I just watched the last "Ask Michael" and greatly enjoyed it. Keep them coming! Thanks, Charley, for your efforts here. Michael, I really wish you would think about making a new CD using your computer for recording. I would love to hear a medley of original tunes as well as some of the psychedelic synth rock you did so well. Consider it! It would be a fun project and your fans would love it.
Maggie Orzechowski said:July 12, 2012 11:13 am PST
How wonderful to find you after all of these years. I first saw you back in 1977-78 through 1980. Those were the best years of my life. You were so great and you made such an impact on my life. I am so happy to see you are still around and doing well. Back in the days of the "Iceburg Machine", I wanted so much to go up to you to let you know just how wonderful I thought you were but I was too scared. I never was able to get any of your recordings. Now, I too have retired from the music business. I became a singer in the '80's and had a great time. But I am disabled now and can't even leave my own home. So finding you here, has really meant a lot to me. I look forward to seeing more of you and hearing about you. God Bless you and all that you do. You are still the best in my eyes!!!
Roger Varland said:June 30, 2012 11:58 am PST
Great to stumble across your page after so many years. I was part of the Wheels crew that used to camp out in Tomorrowland for multiple concerts. (Snowball, Manganellos, etc.) Your music is still a rush for me. All the best!
Jon Robold said:June 22, 2012 10:54 am PST
I remember seeing Michael at Walt Disney World many times in the 80s, My family would go to the Magic Kingdom and I would stay in the Tomorrowland Terrace all day aand just sit and list and watch Michael. He was unbelievable. I wish he were still here playing! Thanks Michael.
M W Messinger said:June 8, 2012 2:14 pm PST
Just wanted to give you my story and thank you. It was the early 80's and I took spring break with my family. I was very interested in electronic music. When I went to your show at Disney EPCOT, I was just blown away! I saw just about every show you did for the 3 days we were there. In fact you even noticed me after I had sat through 3 shows and took a few minutes to show me your set up. That really meant a lot to me. Like others I have held a strong interest in keyboards and electronic music, I have a small studio where can go 'Iceberg' from time to time! So again thank you Michael!
Loran Grant said:June 8, 2012 8:23 am PST
Gary Farrall, from McFarland, CA said two words to me the other day when seeing him....."Michael Iceberg". You are one of a kind.
Ken Albin said:June 5, 2012 9:51 pm PST
I love the "Ask Michael" segments. It is great seeing him so happy and healthy. I've also gone through all of the Iceberg CDs I purchased and I can tell you that his later material sounds even better than his Disney era stuff. Very impressive and I hope he considers putting out new CD material in small runs using his computer. There is nothing like hearing new Iceberg! The magic is still there.
Nils Warren said:May 27, 2012 12:36 pm PST
Hello, Michael, good to see the new website. I finally located my photo archives, and have found a hundred or so photos from "back in the day" 1980-1984 ish. , and better yet, the original negatives, which i will be digitising shortly.
Brent Williams said:May 18, 2012 10:26 pm PST
I first saw you perform in the late 70's -- 1977 in think -- at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. I was also at the 1983 Stetson University concert. My best friend's brother-in-law was David Hannah, whom you may or may not remember. Today, my family and I visit WDW frequently and each time we pass by Cosmic Ray's, I think wistfully of the few times I was able to see you perform. I think I still have a post card you sent in response to a letter I mailed to you. Thanks for some very fond memories!!
Lisa DelCasale said:May 18, 2012 4:03 pm PST
Hi, Michael. I can't tell you how honored I feel to be able to communicate with you. After having seen you in Walt Disney World in the 70's, I was lucky enough to catch your show six times overall. I was just a young girl then. When my son was born in 1996, I sang "Fanfare" to him as a lullaby. I sing this and have sung this to myself, to him ever since. Could I please email you confidentially regarding something? I assure you it is all on the up and up, nothing to do with me specifically. Thanks for reading.
James Roth said:May 17, 2012 7:59 am PST
I know you get a lot of fan mail. But i really hope you read this..
I grew up with only a little magnus reed organ little tiny thing in my room. Never really had piano lessons but I played on that little organ every day.
When I was about 11 or 12 dont really remember how old. You played a show in Hillsboro Missouri at Jefferson Country College. I remember going in and seeing that big pyrimid in the middle of the room and when you burst out of it and the mirror came up. I was so over whelmed with excitement. I cried listening to you play. You see music has been the only solace I had growing up. I didn't fit in with the other kids and I didnt always listen to all the regular music. Your music stuck to me like glue. My parents bought the tape of your show and I listened to it every day for years. I still get it out and I can tell you. I can almost recite word for word the entire show even now that I am 41 years old.
I now own my own little iceberg machine at home. 14 synths and growing. Oh how I wish I could play like you. I write music, not main stream. I like to use sounds like you used. I always feel like a big kid when I am sitting in my studio writing and playing.
You have touched my life in so many ways I cant even tell you.. I never met you personally but you have shaped my life more then you will ever know. I am very greatfull to have had you as a musical friend my whole life. you have been a true gift to me growing up when I needed to laugh. Little piggy hoedown worked.. and when I needed a good cry. I would listen to you sing. "Dont look now but love is at my door step". It always gave me hope to move forward in my life.
Thank you for the music, the joy, the INSPIRATION, the hope and the reason to write my own music.
I wish I could meet you one day. Would love to play music in Old Snowmass Colorado with you someday!
Tom Bradford said:May 16, 2012 10:52 pm PST
Hello Michael, I want to thank you for your music. Being an Orlando, Florida native, I had to wait for Walt Disney World to be built in 1971. My parents took my brother and our friends to Walt Disney World pretty much every New Year's Eve since the park opened. When you came to Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland Terrace and I saw your show for the first time. I knew each time that I came to the Magic Kingdom, lunches and dinners had to be at Tomorrowland Terrace so I could be entertained by Michael Iceberg and the Iceberg machine. I bought the 3 cd's so I can enjoy your music from the Iceberg machine forever. Once again, thank you for your music.
Jim Christian said:May 3, 2012 9:18 am PST
Michael, You were one of our consistent rituals at every Disney visit. At one point, you were scheduled to open for Kool and the Gang at Eastern Kentucky University. WE WERE STOKED BEYOND BELIEF! When we arrived and settled into our seats, it was announced that you were unable to attend and that there would be a different opening act. WE DEMANDED OUR MONEY BACK! After that, we went back to my apartment and listened to "Does It Live" instead. Thank you for countless cherished memories. (p.s. I have a signed copy of the sheet music of "Fanfare" which I used to sing to my own daughter.)
Don Goss said:April 10, 2012 5:00 am PST
I grew up in Fort Myers and my parents used to take me to WDW at teh spur of the monent many times a year to visit. I alway enjoyed your show and have many fond memories that I will never forget. Thank you for you inspiring performance. I wish you and yours the best.
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