Monday, October 17, 2005

On location at brother Shauns...

Here's a painting that I done at the age of 2o, after returning from Indoneasia. Where I had been travelling and teaching English. The fabric I used to work with, is green velvet, my parents old curtains actually, its half paint, and half chalk. Its a picture of a Indoneasian forest spirit, or my idea of one. My brother bought it off me when I needed money to pay the bills, he has quite a collection.

I watched the grand prix today, the last one this season. I will miss it, and look forward to next years V8's.
Today, me and Rene went round to brother Shaun's house, and I recorded a movie of me singing a song I wrote in the New forest, called 'white stripes'. I thought it would be a great idea, just to have me playing and singing in the places that I love to hear the music, along with natures soundtrack playing along with me.
So the first film was shot in my brothers garden, in front of his lovely pond, you can see and hear the reeds swaying in the breeze, the sun was shining, and I hope you like the idea. Let me know?
I'm going up to the studio tomorrow to reherse for the 'Bedford Arms' gig, then the show, the next day, and then 'In the Attic' on wednesday. My lifes never been this interesting before, thanks all, give me a shout.


Blogger Gary said...

Hi Mikey, glad you enjoyed the races.. I'm really looking forward to Wednesday's show, will be taking a day off in fact.. Will be sure to get connected nice and early.

Take it easy mate.

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Wow, that is some picture you have. If you are selling any art, you let me know! There is a hill right next to my house that I like to climb up and listen to music at the top. There is a beautiful view of the santa monica mountains and eventually I would like to mave a music video there or something. Speaking of ponds, my mom and I are digging one in the back yard. Well we started it in July but it got too hot so we haven't worked on it since. It is more like a puddle. And to answer your question, that is a good idea. It is nice to see your life is good. I see you like to use "Give me a shout" now. :)
Keep on truckin'!

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Dear Mikey,

This green art is amazing!

Looking forward to your next movie, it sounds like a group effort and Rene sounds proud of it already.

Filming in the places where you wrote the song? That's brilliant.

In case I don't get to blog again before you go, have a wonderful show at the Bedford Arms.

I thought Rachel was skipping "In the Attic" this week. Is there a new webcast this week? Really?!

Meanwhile, thanks for all you are showing us. I'm knackered and to bed soon (did I use that British-y word right? dead tired?)...Hugs, Brina

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

as usual mikey the art is amazing!!
i love the funky painting wow youre so creative and gifted at art. im writing from school and havin my break. my holiday is tommoro and i have a cold i cant be botherd going i rather come to bedford arms gig! to be honest. i leave tonight at 3am i am so not a early riser. oh how was the racing, are you tired?. anyway gotta go sweetie regards to everybody take care and good luck at the gig on tuesday and who tv. i will catch up on a loop next week when i come back next tuesday. i will tell you all about it!
take care adios amigo
(i think i got that right)
love Lucy (tammy girl)
p.s. thanks for replying it cheers me up! you are truly an artiste and talented human being! keep up the good work!
mum sends her regards

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

Mikey...I've said it before, and I'll say it ROCK!! Have a blast at the Bedford Arms gig!

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Anonymous elizabeth A said...

It is so typical that in the UK, one has an event at a place with the lovely name of The Bedford Arms....and here in the states (in my neck of the woods, anyway) you go see shows at a place called "The TWEETER Center".......How embarrassing is THAT??? It sounds like some sort of cartoon character's house.
Anyway, Mikey Darlin'~ your artwork made me say "Wow".....OUT LOUD! (if you knew me, that's a GOOD thing!)
I wish you all the best for the show~ think of all of us poor "Yank" bloggers who can't attend, and dream of the day you can come play for us @ the "TWEETER"

Much love~
elizabeth A

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Kara said...

Indonesia? You really get around, Great painting, creepy looking, but I suppose an Indonesian forest spirit would be :)

Good luck at the gig !!

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

What an amazing painting. I like the fact that you did it on your parent's old curtains!

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

you should hold onto that one, it's truly amazing. I love the arm coming out of the mouth.. It would make quite a remarkable album cover (for the right band).

My interpretation is that it could resemble my lovely wife Stephani one of her bad days.. the arm is what's left of me..


Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Hi Nature Boy-
This is scary - but very cool. When I first looked at it, it looked like his tongue was moving! I kid you not. I'm perfectly sober too! oooooooooooh.
Painting on curtains- that's very Sound of Music of you! So did you make a pair of trousers with what was left?? hee hee hee(I'm very sarcastic today!).
I'd love to visit Indonesia one day...when things calm down a little (if that will ever happen).
Looking forward to your video of White Stripes - sounds beautiful.
Have a great gig!

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

I wish I could be as artistic. I can't draw to save my life. I could commission you to design a tattoo for me with Jills name in it. It would have to have a romantic feel to it though. looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening, as we are on the guest list. So excited.

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

I just wanted to wish you well tonight. I know your going to have a blast. The audience cannot help but respond to your entusiasm and talent. I wish I could be there.
Love this picture, you should copywright it..I could see it on skateboards, tatoos, surfboards....
Give hugs to Rachel and the rest.

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

hi mikey.. just saying goodbye as im goin on my jollies (as we call it up north) we leave soon. just saying regards to everybody and good luck for tomorro!!. im sorry i will miss who tv but i will see it next week. take care and all the best, lots of love from up north
regards,and good luck you will all be superb you always are! maybe another time i could see you lot perform!!
love from Lucy, Sandra, and oliver (my 12 year old bro who is a pain in the kneck but i love him)
p.s. i wonder if they have heard of cheesey egg over there?

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Mikey best of Luck at the Gig tomorrow! I WILL be able to watch on Wednesday so I am pretty excited to you your groovey moves!lol

My Family is recovering nicely thank you for your warm wishes I appreciate it!!

Take care,

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Rene said...

Night Michael Carmichael xx

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Have fun on Tuesday night Mikey and remember you 'get by with a little help from your friends AND you get etc...'
Cheers ;)

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hey Mikey! That's a wicked bit of art. Remember you promised me any piece of your art I wanted in return for all the love I put into your music production? Well if ever you feel inclined, this would be my choice. It's amazing. I didn't know you were quite such a dab hand. See you tomorrow at The Bedford - Great singing with you today at rehearsal. P.S. How was it crashing at Pete's tonight? Did you all kick back and watch Eastenders or Corrie together? Fish and Chips for tea or what? I want the inside scoop. Love Si

Monday, October 17, 2005  
Blogger Tom Pratt said...

Another great art work Mikey!

Green velvet, paint and chalk? Your use of different materials to get just the right look and feel is amazing. I love the fact that the Indonesian forest spirit looks so much like the Green Man.

I'm sure that the Bedford Arms gig tomorrow will be fantastic. I can't wait to see the video of it.

Play hard and give 'em a great show!


Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

" was it crashing at Pete's tonight?"

Mikey... most of us regular blokes would give a body part for that...

You lucky bugger.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

hey, pretty amazing picture mikey.
i won't be tuning in to WHO TV this week, because of seeing paul mccartney in chicago. of course im excited to see him, but i do wish i could see you guys...i'll see it on loop though. you're life is interesting, but it's only because you're so talented!!
hope you have a nice tuesday mikey!

- claire -

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow, wonderful piece! Maybe you should think of putting other pieces up for sale to did you put of loyal and talented helpers. I'm sure a bunch of people would love to own such amazing artwork. Those of us that aren't pennyless students, anyway.

Also, great video idea. Can't wait to see it!



Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

A sleepover with Rachel and Pete??? oh man - you are so luckeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
That must be fun!
I know, I sound 12. ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Seychelle said...

Thanks for the nice review Mikey. It was sweet. Your brother is one lucky guy to be buying up all of your artwork. I look forward to seeing what new work you'll be posting every time I visit. Have a super gig! Piggie says you rock!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger PTfan said...

I love the idea of you filming inthe forest while playing. I think that's wonderful! You are very talented with your music photography and fine art. Amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger ticharu said...

Interesting is good Mikey! Being busy is good and being happy is the best!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger ticharu said...

Hey, I'll tell ya how I got mp3s on my site. I got virtually my whole catalogue uploaded to my web site. Then I just paste the URL in the links column of my blog. I just started doing it, I put up a new one every Sunday. Check it out if you got time, I'd love to hear what you think. The song this week is 'She Follows Vibrations'

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad it didn't scare anyone, this picture really feels nice as well. Thanks again, sorry I'm not answering individually this time, but I've fallen behind. Cheers all.
mikey .

Thursday, October 20, 2005  

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