Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I have posted a link on this blog, and hope that loads of you will come and watch ' Basement Jam' on Sunday 4th December 2005, it's completely free and bandwidth has been increased to supply demand. View on WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER only.

It's going to be a great night, loads of bloggers are coming to the venue, and there will be performances by Rachel and her band, Pete, Foy Vance, Simon Townshend and me, I'm really looking forward to it. I hope you can all watch, and enjoy the spectacle.

To watch the show you will need to click here to view.

I'm having a relaxing week, I've been running through a few songs, mostly 'Matches' and 'You', but I think that I will definitely play 'Plasticine'. I don't quite know how many songs I'll play, but I know that it is going to be a fantastic night.

Well done to everyone who has already secured a 'live' seat in the venue, but if you couldn't get a flight, just watch on your computer at home. Have a great time everyone. GMAS.



Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

I am so envious of all of you who will be there to see you live!
Envious in a good way...
It is going to be so much fun for everyone.

I hope hope hope that I'll be able to find a computer to watch it on. I might just have to get creative in that department.

There is nothing I'd like better than curl up in my comfy chair by the fire & watch & listen to you play!
Alas, my dial-up is too slow.

Have a good evening.
All my best to Rene, too.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Wish I had a plane ticket, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Watching at home is better than nothing, I guess. can't wait to watch it! Break a leg (not literally)!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Wow, that pier is huge! Do you have a boat? If I lived that close to the coast, I know I would! Oh, and please play feel my heat. I think its my favorite. Makes me want to dance. KOT!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Dale, sorry to hear about your dial up problems, it would be great if you could watch, but don't worry, I'm sure that there will be a recording made of the event.Thanks for posting here, I hope you find a way, thanks Dale.

Hi Kevin,thanks mate, hope you get a good feed throughout.
About a boat, my Dad used to have one, he called it 'flipper'. I've never really wanted one, although I used to have a one man canoe, that was real fun, especially when your in the waves.
Hey the pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, at one and one third miles long, and that's how far the tide goes in and out each day. Thanks for commenting, I'm really glad you can watch mate, shame I can't meet ya. Keep on truckin'.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Sandman said...

Can't wait to see all you guys play live Mikey! I so wish I could attend but seeing it live on the net is indeed the next best thing. I also wanted to add I really enjoyed your videos on the show. Take care, break a leg ( you know there's a useless fact story behind that saying but it escapes me at the moment) Best of luck, Sandman

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi Mikey,
I'm sure you wouldn't know about this, but my fellow american bloggers would. There was a show on the 60's & 70s called Romper Room, it was for kids, the Hostess would hold up a "magic mirror" and pretend to see into the Tv to the kids at home, she would go around & say "I see Susan, hello susan," etc. It was such a kick, kids thought she was talking to them directly. So my big, mature, idea was you can kinda do "shout outs" to all the unfortunate bloggers who couldn't make it. Ala Romper Room. Or just wink at the camera, & I'll think you are winking to me haha.
Give a special hug to Debby C for me when you see her.
and Gary too.
I cannot wait for show. I look forward to the completion of "Matches" & to hearing" Plasticine" again.'

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

I've already staked my claim to the computer on Sunday.
No way I'm missing the show.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Carrie Pratt said...


Tom and I were actually on the list of the lucky few to attend this, but work commitments and the 6000 miles that separate us is going to prevent us from making it to the gig, unfortunately. I wish you and the other Atticers lot's of luck with the event, and we will be glued to the old computer during the live webcast, so we will be there with you in spirit. Hopefully this will be the first of many Attic gigs and that we will be able to see you in the flesh soon sometime in the New Year.

Best of luck, and break a leg!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger paul B said...

haha ive too booked dec 4th at my computer and looking foward to it !!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

I have been kayaking a few times, and I know what you mean. I was in San Diego and I was out when there were whitecaps, it was real fun.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (Tammy Girl) said...

cant wait, but which option to i click on as there is so many? also how long will the show last?
cant wait to see ya all i would be down there but twicks is a long long way away from me also my mocks are the next morning, damn.another time maybe!!
so i will be reading books on science as well as enjoying music from you guys that will calm me down.
love Lucy (Tammy girl)xxx
nice to hear your and everyone is ok and havin a nice week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hopefully there will be a DVD at some point that we can purchase that has all these wonderful events on it. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Thanks Mikey,
You have been very kind to us bloggers.
Much love and thanks. I will be watching.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger L.A. Gal said...

Mikey, thanks for all the info. Tested the video streams, etc. It was super helpful. HAVE FUN ON SUNDAY!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger I am that I am said...

Glad you put that up Mikey, all this cookies and chips business, get hungry, the mega hurts stuff I leave that alone, giga hurts must be even more painful.
My speed is 600 cups of espresso apparently.
I did have plasticine in me pocket once then my mum washed my jeans and oew it were an awful mess, soap powder was bubbling up out in the back yard. I kept my gob shut they had the drains up for a week, I hid under the bed. It's okay now, I live in Brazil, carry a shovel around with me, scared of houses now I am. I live with a bunch of wee monkeys, they're handy for de-fleaing.
A jolly good time to you and I vish u velly vel (lived 3 yrs in Sweden), good vibes to you and the others in the jam, see that's another one jam, cookies, chips, must have been an English bloke invented all of that, he was starving at the time

dr tereth terrible

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Mikey, yourself, Rachel and Pete have been so good to your fans. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thankyou very much Sandman, I hope you get a good feed and really enjoy the show mate.

Hi Susie, I havent seen the show, but I can do the wink thing, and a couple of shouts, and I'll be meeting all them bloggers. Have a great time and let me know what you think. Thanks for posting.

Hey AndyW, well done mate, enjoy the show.


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks very much Carrie, its a shame that I won't meet you, yet, but I'm sure one day that time will come, I'm very grateful for your sincere wishes, hope you enjoy the show, take care to you and Tom.

Well done PaulB, see you there mate.


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Kevin, scary but fun, good exercise as well, I remember my chest and arms aching afterwards.
Thanks mate. GMAS.

Hi Lucy(blog buddy), I think that you should concentrate on your exam's, you can watch or listen while your doing it, don't worry about anything, you can watch what you can watch. About which one, just try some out, there free.
Thankyou very much, take care.

Hey Jessica, I'm sure that there will be a recording of this event. Does that mean that you are busy?
Never mind if you are, take care.


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thankyou very much Joeboy, it has all been my pleasure mate.

Will do La Gal, I hope you really enjoy it also, thanks for posting.

Hey Terry, I love your post's mate, you really make me laugh. Thanks very much, I hope you can watch the show mate, take it easy.

Hey Gary, I can't speak for them, but it has been an absolute pleasure for me, thankyou.

Thankyou everyone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

Sounds like such a great time will be had. I hope you will play "White Stripes" again.


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Shauns Amazing Journey project said...

Hi Mikey, if the opportunity arises on sunday i will say hello. Great to hear "matches" may make your setlist. Best wishes Shaun.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hi Cara, I may do, but it's quite tricky to play, and doesn't lend it's self well to live audiences. Maybe though, I won't rule it out though, thanks for posting here, hope you really enjoy Sunday.

Hey Shaun, make a point of it mate, it would be great to meet you. I hope matches makes the set list but its still quite new to me at the moment, although it's really old, so I don't know if I'm confident with it yet.
Thanks very much Shaun, hope you enjoy the show.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

oh sod my exams, i wanted to see you guys but thanks for your kind thoughts. there are only fake gcse's but still. what i was asking is do i click on the 300kp whatever below where it says something about the show!, im just checkin. i wonder if foy will be playin crosstown traffic i love that one it's even better than jimmi hendrix's version. as ever happy to see you and everyone else play. also sweets how long does it last for?
thanks babe
love and regards to everybody
Lucy (tammy girl)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Anonymous SK (tammy girl's mum) said...

hello mikey: i have sent the cd with a note and a sae, just thought i should let you know. also my daughter has wrote a xmas card adressed to everyone in the attic wishing you all a happy christmas, ahh bless her what is she like? she still has know idea about this so were still quiet!
thanks & good luck for sunday she will be watching!
SK xxx

Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Hey Mikey!

If you get a moment, please check out my blog!
The invite is still open!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005  
Blogger greekzoe said...

I won't be there and I cannot watch as I have to work. But I was wondering if you could play Tourist for me. I just love that song. I know I won't hear it but I'll know it is playing as I work. It will give me something to think about.

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Yay Mikey, we jammed together! You might have been playing the lead I already had in my mind for that blues song, lol.I'm actually with my back to the kitchen because
I have my whole computer setup in the dining room.
I live in a little cottage by the ocean,2 blocks away, anyway.
I just put another original song up tonight.
I have a 70's tape recorder that eats tapes.I've never even heard my own songs before, from just listening like this.The webcam is helping me so much!
I'm going to buy a new guitar, too. The one I have that I was playing, it's crap. Joe Boy and Gary and myself have been checking into a new guitar for me, what's the best deals, etc.Because I know what I want, but I don't know that much about guitars. I have a certain dollar amount I'm willing to go but that's it.Anyway, this is a series of my songs,I've been getting the greatest encouragement from everyone. Thanks Mikey! And everyone else, too!

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

BTW, Mikey, I wanted to mention the pigeon song again. I really do think that is one of your stronger songs, even though it's not a love song, the music is great. The feeling of it is great, that's what I'm trying to say. I love that song! So please consider it for the basement, I want to hear Plasticine,of course. But I want to hear the pigeon song again, too. :)
Sorry for being so lengthy.

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

The Pigeon Song rocks Mikey!! I love White Stripes and of course, Plasticine. Someday I'll audioblog my version...but I need the first few notes...I'll pay close attention on Sunday. That's such a feel good song! But it's funny how Rachel wrote the antithesis - "I'm only happy when I'm free" which is about NOT being molded by a lover...

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Yippie you are playing Plasticine live! LOVE it. OK AND I love all the other songs or any you play!

BTW Hosting another chat for those of us who can't be there so wave to us for sure!

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Lucy, don't sod your exam's please, and I'm really going to let you down here, I don't know, any of the questions you asked, you should ask someone else, that is such a coppout isn't it, sorry darlin. Take care, say hello to your brother and Mum and Dad for me.

Thanks SK, I just hope its there on time.

Hi Dale, I'll be over to check your blog out real soon, thanks.

Hey Zoe, I'll do that for you, it's a real shame that you have to work, but that's life I suppose.
Thanks for letting me know.


Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hi Lisa, glad to hear your getting yourself recorded, it's the only way we can trace our improvements, and grow in confidence. I'm sure Gary and Joeboy will give you excellent advice, if I can help ever, let me know.
Apparently 'Pigeon' is Rene's favorite as well, great minds.
Take it easy, hope your recording goes well.

Hi Sue,can't wait for your audioblog of plasticine, hope you have a great time watching the show, take care.

Hey Molly, I'll make sure you get a wave, I've said I'll do some shouts, and wink's and now a wave, I wonder if I'll have any time to do my set, only joking. Have a great night, hope your feelin better.

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

hey Mikey,
truly beautiful photo! (just reminded me i need to get some more up)
can't wait until sunday! really looking forward to seeing you all again!
see ya sunday

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger I am that I am said...

cheers ears
I will be watching, in the jungle where I live (just kidding live in Holland)

glad u have a sense of humour Mikey
here's one for u

You Are Old, Father William

"You are old, father William," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very white:
And yet you incessantly stand on your head--
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"

"In my youth," father William replied to his son,
"I feared it might injure the brain:
But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again"

Lewis Carroll

never drink water fishes make love in that stuff (WC Fields)

tat tar

Tereth T

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Charlotte, glad your coming to the show, see you there.
The picture was taken with our new camera, it's got great clarity, so I'm hoping all my pictures will turn out better, I havent been over to your blog for ages, I pop over now, thanks.

Hi Terry, love the poem mate, that sounds like the bloke who wrote Alison in Wonderland, great stuff, I really appreciate your sense of humour and I'm glad you are going to watch the show on Sunday.
Always love reading your off the wall comments, keep them comming mate.

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger I am that I am said...

Hello Rachel

well, I stopped with meat and fish and eating anything with artifial colouring or flavouring and or preservatives in it when I was 16. It was hard because I couldn't cook. But, i really didn't want to take part in the whole industry which it is, with the cruelty to animals and all of the added stuff to those animals food to make them grow quickly. Food used to be satyurated with hormones before it was made illegal but still if you buy meat at some places it might not be what you think it is. As is the case of a companuy in Germany rooling chicken fillets in a centrifuge with a mixture of water and proteins, like proteins taken from cows, chickens or pork, so you get pork protein that way in chicken. The reason they did it, was to make the meat weigh heavier. When this was looked into this company found a way of messing with the DNA so that the protein would not be taceable.
I think you do well to consider stopping with eating meat.
If you are going to eat it eat organically farmed meat, it's more expensive, but you can eat less meat.
What you need if you stop eating meat are a certain amount of *wholefoods, so brown rice and proper whole bread, it doesn't mean you have to eat only that bread because like wholemeal bread isn't that nice witha fried egg (if u eat thiose for instance).
If you make brown rice then you need to make an Italian risotto, or a pilaf.
And very importantly you need to eat all kinds of split peas like lentils, green, red, black mung beans, red beans, black beans, aduki beans, white beans, big ones little ones, it is in the beans that you get wjhat you miss from meat, it is a mistake to eat loads of cheese and milk products or nuts as these are just fat and protein.
If we didn't eat milk products after weaning or drink milk we become lactose deficient, and get diarrhoea, because we are supposed to stop using these things when we can manage solid foods, the image of a healthy red cheeked farm girl on a packet of milk is quite a fallacy.
I use milk, I know it isn't really necessary or good because it is constituted by a cow's body for its young as every mother's milk is made for her young.
It is yet another addiction to know that it isn't good but not be able to stop using it.
I feel bad when I eat meat, even organic, it is only laziness that I eat it sometimes but I can say if you know how to cook and know what to use you definitely do not need meat, as saw in India hardly anyone ate it, and they were healthy people.
Poverty is a different story.
I am going to put up pages about nutrition, I have more than 30 years experience in nutritional things, so I will be putting up recipes and information about all of that.

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger I am that I am said...

Pilaf Rice with peas

250 gm basmati rice
85 grams oil or ghee (clarified butter),
1 & 1/2 teaspoon salt
15 gm fresh grated ginger
6 cloves (whole)
2 to 3 green chillies (optinional)
1 teaspoonsful garam masala
450 til 540 milliliters water (pint is 600 mls)
170 gm peas (fresh or frozen not tinned)
60 gm onions sliced
12 cloves of garlic
2 green cardomon pods whole
1 inch bit of cinnamon
1 teaspoon black cimin seed (kala zeera in Indian shops)

fresh parsley or coriander leaves chopped fine
slices boiled egg
60 gram onion rings fried
slices tomato and cucumber
roasted cashew nuts or almonds

Wash then soak the ricehalf an hour in 450 mls water

1/ In a pan large enough to cook the rice, heat the oil or ghee fry the onions and nuts which will be for the garnish, keep aside save the oil you used.
2/ Fry the chopped onions, garlic for last minute or two watching it as you go, to prevent it getting brown, add cardomons, cloves, cinnamon, fry a few mins, add drained rice, salt, red pepper powder, black cumin seeds, garam masala fry 5 mins, add heated water (450 mls), grated ginger, green chillies.
Cover bring to boil reduce heat as low as possible or use a heat dealer plate thing underneath, fold a clean tea clother double place it between the lid and the pan to stop steam escaping.

fry leek, carrots thinly sliced lengthways, kidney beans, some courgette, paprikas red, yellow, fresh green blanched beans, add fresh thyme and sald, if yyou reduce the heat low enough you will not have top add water, so slice the carrots thin because they take far longer than other vegetables.

You can eat a samosa with it.
Yoghurt with grated cucumber or carrot or banana in it to cool anything hot down.
And a dal sort

get cleaned orange slit lentils
wash them very well til the water gets a bit clear whilst rinsing.
1/ In a pan gently fry, a few fennel seeds, a few slices of garlic (not brown)
2/ Add the lentils about two handfuls for two people, and warmed water to cover but then a half inch above the lentils, not too much, the lentils will cook til they dissolve in about 20 minutes to make a thick sauce.
Fry 15 gms ginger, a clove of garlic sliced and then put the dal on top whilst it is hot from frying which will give a small sort of exlosion but that is the technique.
Add salf, lime or lemon juice a dash.
Eat pappadums, and a salde
1/ three sorts of lettuce middle of plate build upwards
2/ take red tomatoes slice a cross into the end where the stalk didn't come out of into the skin, take out the pit, dark bit, place a half a min in boiled water
put into ice water, take the skin off
3/ put a slice of tomato, a slice of cucumber round the edge of the plate, alternately.
4/ roast red paprikas (pepper) on an open gas flame tiil completely black run under tap take the skin off, dress this over the lettuce
5/ add advocado pear over the lettuce

Raspberry vinegar
sunflower of peanut oil
salt pepper a small small onion
dressings are most ly 3 to 1 so three amounts of oil to 1 amount of vinegar, mix til emulsion.
add at very last moment before serving

bon appetit


Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger I am that I am said...

sorry Mikey I seem to have given u all that recipe stuff instead of Rachel ahaha
well u a bonna appetito no (Italian bloke, you a avva nice a dinner just a like a my mama make a)

poor Rachel I can't write that all over again maybe u can show hewr it she was ill from stopping meat

sorry bout that Mikey

Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Janey said...

I also really liked Come On, Ryan.

Friday, December 02, 2005  

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