Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A quick one.

Hi all, just a quick blog here, I stayed at Pete's and Rachel's last night, and am blogging from Rachel's computer. Pete has a gorgeous house, I'm inspired every time I visit, and I am made to feel very comfatable.
Had a good rehersal yesterday, everything went well except for the song called 'You', that me and Rachel performed on ' In the attic ', which I kept having problems remembering the guitar part, which I wrote many years ago. It is so weird how a song disapears from your mind. So were not playing that one anymore, I'm playing 'Plastercine','Tourist', 'Misery'(with Simon T) and 'A better me'.
I hope my set goes well, I'm a bit nervous, but that's a good thing, it puts me in the right place mentally. i hope everyone gets in ok, and has a brilliant night.
Looking forward to the ' In the attic ' show on wednesday, hope you can all make it, either live or looped.
Thanks for all my comments, i haven't replied yet, but will in time. Just for Kevin, keep on truckin'.
Give me a shout.
mikey

40 Comments:

Blogger Johanna in Vista said...

Bravo!! I am so excited for you Mikey!!

I looking forward to seeing the show on loop tomorrow.

This whole blogging, Whotv, "In the Attic" is so much fun.

I look forward to the day when you guys announce that you are coming to America to play!!

Sincerely,
Johanna :)

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

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

Mikey,
You ROCK!
Good Luck and know we are all sending positive vibes your way.
I can't wait to see the video of the concert. But better yet, I can't wait till you do a gig here, in NYC.
I look forward to in the attic (sometime) tomorrow.
I hope I won the boy prize. lol
All the best,
LG

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

Don't smash your Gibson... It only works if your in The Who.

:-)

Looking forward to hearing about a trip accross the pond, perhaps to Los Angeles.

Will be tuned in to In The Attic tomorrow from home, yeah!! Will have PG Tips and a plate of McVities on hand.

Good luck Mikey

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Hi Mikey,

Your right being nervous about the show puts the creative edge on. I think we all still get butterflies before a show. I know I still do. Have a kick butt time performing. Peace.

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

Mikeyyyyyyyyyy - have a blast, kick some ass!! I know I am one of about 200 people that is super sad that we can't come see you guys...

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

You all are going to rock! Hope you have a fabulous time!!!

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

Yeah Mikey hope it is/will be/was FUN!
just remember you have those pipes that sound so lovely and don't forget extra guitar pics!

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

Dear Mikey

Blogging from my computer at work. It's lunch time. I'll be able to watch the "In The Attic" loop here tomorrow (again at lunch).
I remember getting butterflies in my tummy before a ski race when I was young & before a class at an equestrian event during my 20's & 30's. Apparently it's supposed to happen & keeps you on your toes!

Have so much fun & poo tonight!
(re: "poo" - see my post on Rachel's blog...)

Dale

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

Mikey, the ever faithful blogger, play a spectacular show ! Oh, the misery of not hearing you and Simon play Misery. Til next time...in the attic.

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

Mikey!
It is is good to be nervous - it keeps us on our toes - and it shows you really care about your performance.
I'm sad to hear that you won't be performing "You" I love that song. Maybe it's because Pete said it was "sublime." It must have freaked you out or something.
I have to tell you that "Tourist" loops in my mind - I sing it alot! Just the beginning part. It's an awesome song too.
I'm glad you and Simon will be playing "Misery" together.
Have a wonderful time!
I just found out that I can get an instant ticket on any airline with my AEX gold card miles, so I just may make it to one of the London gigs one day! Yeah, in my dreams, my husband would say... ;)
Take care,
Sue

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

It would be very cool if we could somehow organize a group trip to the U.K. around the time of more Rachel & Mikey shows. How cool would that be.. Tourists listening to Mikey singing "Tourist". I haven't been home in ages, and a summer trip, with a weekend festival sounds great...

1:06 Pacific Time, wonder what they're singing right now... ???

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

Have fun, and don't forget chromatic scales will always be your friend when your lost.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Hahaha... I will keep on truckin'! I am finally recording, thought you'd like to know. My friend is letting me record at his house on friday. If the session goes as planned, and if the music sounds any good I'll post it. I must warn you, the acousitcs are crap but thats ok I guess. I can't wait to see the show. Here's a tip: Use the adrenalin and convert it into energy on stage, thats what I do when I have trombone solos at jazz concerts. Well, best luck to you and Rachel, etc.
Keep on truckin'! hahaha...
-Kevin

Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Britta Ruth said...

You'll perform fabulously. You sound awesome on the show, so I know you'll do just fine. I really wish I could be there, but I'l lsee it eventually. You guys inspire me! Best of luck, Mikey.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Don't smash your guitar, but have a smashing time performing! My thoughts are with you for a fantastic night!

-Molly

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger James Casey said...

Mikey, you were great last night! MISERY in particular was a joy to hear. Couples around the room were visibly hugging more during the song, and one girl on her own started plaiting her hair rather wistfully!

Great stuff! Well done! And thank-you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Ben R said...

Mikey,

You played fantastic last night, and I particularly enjoyed 'Plastercine' and 'Misery'.

Cheers for a great show!

Ben

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Pete Johns said...

Mikey,

Thank you so much for an excellent set last night. I particulary enjoyed 'Tourist' and 'Misery'. I don't know if you were nervouse when you were actually on stage, but if you wree, it really didn't show.

Until next time;

--paj

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Pete Johns said...

[Must learn to check spelling before submitting]

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Mikey! Rene wrote that you signed autographs last night after the show (or maybe she wrote autograph, as in one, but still)> this is great. You are a star as well as a brilliant talent and a kind, generous soul.

I am spilling over today. Happy.

Congratulations!

See you on WHO TV in a bit?

Love, Brina

P.S. Just remembered that after our chamber music concert in Vermont last year, a young girl came up to ask Cindy and me to autograph the program. I was thrilled. She was a piano student and asked me, "How many hours a day do you practice?" I answered her honestly, which was funny because there are days I don't play at all, and days I play four hours.
So I do know how exciting it is to be asked for an autograph!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

hi mikey, you were amazing last night! so pleased that i got to meet you and rene! & that i got your first autograph :D
great you recognised me from my tattoo aswell! lol
charlotte x

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Delbut said...

Yeah, well done Mikey, you had the hardest bit-opening-but you did it well. No. better than well. You were great and your voice sounded spot on. look forward to seeing you again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Mike S said...

Mikey,I heard your song 'Feel the
Heat'.Nice voice,nice tune,very tropical drink like song,I loved the mandolin.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Due to Rachel's encouragement in New York I finally am able to watch WHO TV. Big fun. Nice hanging out with you guys in the cyber studio.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Kara said...

Great show today!!I especially liked the attic jam of I'm One.

You are a brave man, I wouldn't have let her cut my hair :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

Excellent show today. I especially loved 'White Stripes' and 'Clever Girl'. Great songs.

And, also loved the fact that you were brave enough to have Rachel cut your hair!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

It was really nice to meet you and Rene at the gig. The gig was excellent and In The Attic today was brilliant. Thanks for giving Jill and myself a mention. Some photos are on my Blog and also my website. Hope to meet you again one day. Blog on!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Karel said...

Mikey,
You were once living in Indonesia?!? Awesome! I'm from Indonesia. I was born in the jungles of Irian Jaya. Where did you exactly teached? Man, I would really like to know more about this...

Karel

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Mikey,
great show today. I am listening to Clever Girl right now, excellent song. Your voice has such an awesome soul sound and shows off your range.

I updated the little tune I wrote for In The Attic and posted it on my blog. Added a verse for your girl.

Thoroughly enjoyed myselft today.

Gary in California

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Seychelle said...

'Feel The Heat' and 'White Stripes' were unbelieveably awesome...and your Hair is just Bee-Yute-a-Full! Too mod a rocker now are you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

You can feel my heat.......FABULOUS!
You were a great today (understated)
I read your rene's post...gave out your first autograph eh?
This is soooo cool, i feel like a kid at the cavern club.
Rachel and Pete are truly generous muscians, that finale was so awesome, i cried....i really did!
One could say you are lucky to be part of it, but I will say you made it a complete circle!
Please stay on for more then 5 episodes.......I'll pout!
Be well!

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Anonymous Bblayla said...

Mikey--I am so happy the show went so well last night...I knew it would. I can't wait to see the entire show--you all teased us with Im' One. THANK YOU !
You were in great form today I loved "White Stripes". I hope Rachel will release a CD of just the music performances of "In the Attic" I think it would be really big--don't get me wrong I want the DVD of the shows too!!But I keep watching the loop of the show for the music.
Oh by the way--Stewart was hysterical-- and very talented.

Well it is late here in Texas so I guess I will say goodnight.
Belinda

p.s. I hope all is well with Shaun and the new baby and of course Mama.
Details.....



Hope

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Dear Lord of the Dance Mikey,

YES you DID make my day! I was having a great day until both myself and my daughter were taken to the Hospital with super high fevers. She has Strep Throat for sure (her first illness ever) and I am in the beginning stages without the positive throat test. Just the lousey feeling bit!

Watching the whole thing when I got home here just made a crap day great and now I can go to bed with a smile!

Loved the dance and yes you did the Plie proper. Rachel has great arches on her insteps and legs to die for so I deem you both Ballerina and Ballerino! I think you two should have "Ballet in the Attic" ever week where you demonstrate one quick move or at least do a little jig for me! I truly felt like a guest on your show.

I laughed pretty hard at the dance to Feel My Heart. It looked like you two were churning butter! LOL Perhaps the "Churning Boogie" can be the theme dance and you can put that to the theme song of In the Attic.

Looking forward to next week. This time YOU can wear the tutu. Thanks again for looping it. I really DO have a life besides this blogging and get so busy I can't sit around all morning and watch even though I would love to. This blogging really sucks you in sometimes.

Have a fantastic week. I am off to bed and perhaps rest for a few days to recover.

Molly

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Blogger PTfan said...

Mikey...so excellent!I'm so glad we have all met you on WHO TV. I love White Stripes. I can not wait until teh film is complete! That Evil song is GREAT! Womderful. Rene must just melt all over the place with everything you write for her. I'm so glad you guys make each other happy.

I understand what you are talking about with the naked thing. I feel like I put myself out there when I do a painting. It's true. If someone does not like the painting, it's like they are criticizing you personally since you have put yourself so much into th epainting. The painting is a reflection of you. Just like with you talented people and your songs. My son is only 7 years old and he feels like that already with his drawings. He's a talented little fellow!

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Blogger Delbut said...

By the way Mikey. Just watched the re-run of last night's in the attic. rachel was going on about the noisy fella behind her. You said, yeah the guy in the red top. I was the guy in the red top and it wasn't me!! The other guy by me was the noisy one!! I was very quiet, i'll have you know.

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

greetings from mallorca. hiya mikey im writting from internet cafe from holliday im avin a great time. i have a tan and have met some lovely friends. im thinking of you and the gang yesterday im glad everthing went 0k for the gig ect.
just saying hi and i will be back for who tv next week i cant wait.
greetings amegos
regards love Lucy (tamnmy Girl)

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks everyone, from the bottom of my heart, I'm really tired but massively happy at the moment. Sorry I haven't answered individually again, but I'll get back on track soon.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Bedford, what a night!
Thanks to my ever faithful bloggers across the pond and all over the world. You give me strength, thanks again you beautiful people.
mikey

Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

Mikey, there are some shoutouts to you in my blog...take a peek!

Thursday, October 20, 2005  

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