Sunday, October 23, 2005

Another Blog!

I've seen Rachel's new blog about quitting smoking, and in a coment on my blog, she asked if I wanted to join her.

Sorry Rachel, not this time, you must walk this path alone. Although I will regularly check up on your condition through your new blog.

This leads me on to the point of my blog here, I am going to start another blog. Just recently, I mentioned in passing that I had spent some time in Indonesia, and to my surprise, Karel blogged me on the matter. Karel is from Indonesia but now living in the US. Since this happened, I have been thinking of publishing my diary/journal of that time. Its very funny in places, and I think its well worth a look.

I started out on my journey to Indonesia, on the 24/10/1991. The coincedence that this is only two days away, cannot be ignored. So, some fourteen years later to the day, the journey will be re-lived day by day on my new blog. I've always wanted to publish my journal of that time, so I'll do it here, well, actually on the other blog, which I'll put a link to.

I was only 19 when I went travelling, and it was on my return that I started playing a guitar seriously. The things that happened to me then, changed my outlook on life.

I hope this doesn't sound like a terrible idea, I will maintain my current blog to it's high standard, so, let me know what you think bloggers. If you like the idea, give me a shout.



Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Kevin likey... Kevin likey likey. Are you posting pictures from your journey? I hope you do. Sounds like a good idea! Keep on truckin'!

By the way, thats a really funny picture...

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

Oh Mikey!! I missed the baby's birthday....:(
I am SO, So happy for your brother and his wife...and YOU!!! Will you please send my best to all, and give that precious gift from Heaven a kiss from me?

Thanks Mikey~ Sending you a big hug


Will you be telling THIS nephew you've had all your nerves removed?

Much Love~
Elizabeth A

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

i absolutley love the idea! i would very much be reading that blog, it sounds so interesting! i bet you're entries were great, please do it mikey. funny pic!

- claire -

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

That sounds interesting Mikey. I bet you were devestated by the Tsunami when it happened. It's always seemed like a far away, mysterious place, with very gentle people.

Looking forward to reading this.

I like that "Feel My Heat" number, it has a really cool drum sound, catchy little tune.

Bye for now.

Gary in Calif

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Hi Mikey,

Having a good weekend? Hangin' with Jed? Hope are are well. He is quite the little man. Sounds like a good idea to me, why not? Should be a hoot. I've never been to Indonesia so it would be interesting for me to read about your adventures.
I put up a couple of pictures of my friend Beverly's sculture work on my blog. I think you will like them. They are of a willow tree sculpted out of clay and set as a wall. Also hope you can make it to her show. Keep on rockin'. Peace.

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Fantastic idea Mikey. I know a man who own a company over there where they handcarve historic replicas of famous furniture. Some of their own traditional furniture are really such stunning masterpieces.

Beautiful country. I almost went to Bali 3 years ago with a friend of mine shooting a film there but our plans fell through Perhaps another time. I would love to hear all about it since I missed on going and I am a history/geography buff!

Great idea. I think I shall go start a blog about the making of a toe shoe now...Molly. (kidding)

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

I find it to be an excellent idea for a blog. I would love to read about your various journeys.

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

"Feel my heat" makes a guy with two size 14 left feet want to dance. Thought you should know. I cannot wait for an album. Keep on keeping on!


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Lin said...

Re: travel blog
Do It!

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Mikey, A blog in the past tense, of you discovering yourself in Indonesia, sounds very intriguing. Go for it!

Too bad I'm not there to type it for you. I type 140 wpm with almost perfect accuracy. It's the piano skills. I type faster than I think!

Good night now, to you and Rene.


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Carrie Pratt said...

Mikey, that is such a cool idea to publish your journal. Blogs are great for that. I bet a lot of people will really enjoy reading about it.


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

hiya mikey i know it must be so hard to give up smoking. my dad smokes hamlet cigars and there are really strong and really high. my tells him to stop as it is a "filthy hABIT" only because she is a nurse and has breast cancer and never smoked in her life. myself in school as peer presure i used to have drags from friends but im not a proper smoker!. my new friend i met here is a chain smoker and i think thats disgusting!. but its your to smoke choice and i will sulute you all the way my blog buddy!!
gotta go as i need to tan we go home on tuesday yippeeeeeee!!!!
dont tell that to my mum!
and i think the idea of another blog page is fab!!
regards honey to everyone including jed!!! aahhhhh
always love
Lucy (tammy girl)

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger jillytee said...

Hi Mikey, I think it's a fab idea I love to read about other peoples lives so will be looking forward to it.
Don't sweat on the smoking thing you'll know if and when you going to do it, everyone has to live their own life.
Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The timing is too good plus sounds like the majority vote is yes fo it!, we want to see it!. Can't wait til Monday to see first entry.
A fan x

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

A great idea Mikey. Set the blog up and get typing. But don't let the songwriting suffer!!

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Janey said...

I set up a separate area on my website a few years ago for my brother's travels (year backpacking in Australia and several years in South America) and people loved that they had this place to go read his adventures. I think having a spot for your journal is a great idea!

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

look forward to the adventures of Mikey In Indonesia.

Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Last summer my family (husband & 3 kids) took a journey to Fiji. What an indescribable experience!
Like you, I want to journalise it.

I did not keep a diary while we were away, so I will have to do it by memory, but sometimes retrospect can add a quirky perspective to the story.

What a great idea for your new blog!

I just read my second sentence - I call it "indescribable" yet I want to write about it, therefore describing it!
One or the other, Dale. Make up your mind...

Hope to see you "on the top floor".


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Heather said...

Hey, a travel blog is a great idea! I love reading travel stories (Michael Palin is a guily pleasure of mine). I myself went to Australia and New Zealand a couple summers ago. Indonesia sounds terribly fascinating, and I'd love to read about your journey.


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Karel said...

Hell yeah!! that's awesome, I will definitely come everyday and read your new blog. I'm sure there's a lot of exciting stuff in there. =) Oh Man, I'm very excited now...

Oh yeah, I was wondering, how much is a pack of smoke over there, Mikey? It's $4.50 here, and it's kicking my bum pretty hard. Worse, it's $7.00 for Kreteks; and that just makes me sad. I call my brother back home once in a while and he always teases me about the Gudang Garams.

Anyway, looking forward to the new blog, Mikey! Please say hi to Rene, Rachel, Pete, Simon, and Stuart (Rachel's bass player, I thought he was pretty awesome in 'The Attic')if you see them. I adore you all.


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger PompeyMod said...

Hey Mikey !

Im sure your travel diary would be worth a look it is a good thing ( memories ) and iam sure it would make you chuckle writing in the process. I watched your attic antics on The Who t.v iam just learning the Guitar and you play amazingly i was dragged into the idea of playing guitar from my Brother and of course i was inspired by Pete although Watching everyone on Who t.v iam more open to look at your work including simon's and rachel's ( i think she has an amazing voice ) Anyway good luck with your new blog site i will come back time and time again.

P.s I cant even remember the orignal " im one " i have rachel's simon's yours and Pete's voices rotating around my head you are going to make wonders of this country Your doing a good job.


Sunday, October 23, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Cheers Kev, keep on truckin', I will be posting pictures up, but my camera was stolen half way through the journey, so not all of them.
Thanks Elizebeth, maybe I'll tell him about the nerves thing, no I wont, I've learnt my lesson.
Will do Claire, thanks for saying.
Hey Gary, yes I was, I still don't know whether people that I call friends are alive. I have had nightmares about it.
Thanks Kid Ric, I'll take a look at those pictures, thanks mate.
Hi Molly, if you ever get the chance, you should visit, and there's so much of it to see.
Then you shall Storm, thankyou.
Thankyou Kevin, that's brilliant, keep on blowin'.
Will do Lin, thanks.
Hi Brina, that is amazing, I wish you could do that for me, thanks.
Cheers Carrie, blog on.
Thanks Lucy, my blog buddy, keep on tanning, thanks for the holiday messages, and your understanding.
Thanks Jill, you are very sweet.
No problem Mark, it won't be affected, I promise. Thanks mate.
Thankyou Janey, I am inspired to continue.
Cheers Justin, I love your blog mate.
I understand Dale,the irony of art. Thankyou very much.
Thanks for the shout Heather, I really like Michael Palin too, I just read his Saharha book.
Apa Kabar Karel, you inspired the new blog, thanks mate, I hope you like it. I could use one of those Gudang Gurams, now, I used to buy them if I had a cough, lovely. Salam.
Thanks PompeyMod, hope you continue to like the shows and the music, keep strummin'.

Monday, October 24, 2005  

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