Monday, November 07, 2005

On a limb...


The weekend flew by, the evenings are getting dark so early now, and because I get up quite late, the days seem very short. Kept checking to see if the show was up on loop, but alas, I haven't seen it. Although I did watch it, that night back at Pete's, but Rene hasn't seen it yet I mean, and its just odd.
Anyway, I'm sure it will be up before the next show, so you may still have the chance to see it, if you thought you missed it. I'm confusing myself here.

Anyway, today was spent 20 feet up a tree in my Dad's garden, he's got this 30 ft standard conifer that needed the top 10 ft chopped off, not an easy job. Climbed a ladder up the 20 ft of just bare trunk, then had to cut my way into the centre of the ball area, then climb into the centre and then cut the tops off, once I was into the centre, it was relatively safe, but getting in there, I felt a bit scared.
After I'd been working for a while, I lost all fear and start harging out the tree holding on with one hand, my dad even brought me up a cup of tea, it was a great view of the sunset. My dad got a couple of pictures whilst I was up the tree, so I'll post them when I get them. I love helping my Dad in his garden, its a truly beautiful place, full of memories.

We sat in the garden and had some tea, I don't smoke in my dads house, then all the lights went out, not just my dads, but the whole area. It all came back on after about 5 minutes, but then it happened again, longer than before, hunting round for candles, I enjoyed it.

Back home, with Rene, I was planning on recording my new song today, but that will have to wait until tomorrow now.

The picture is of me, taken some time ago on Rene's old phone, which she is using again due to the recent theft, says HAPPY. I think this was a joke, but I am happy enough now, just wanted to show you it.

mikey

30 Comments:

Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

you are always happy mikey!!. i love the picture. to be honest before i read the text below i thought it was a cd cover for your new cd called "happy" and thought "he has a new cd out ". derr another blonde moment for me as usual my imaginations running away in front of me!.it is nice to know you were at youre dads house doing jobs and spending time with him! family is so important.even though your were cutting a giant tree!. im looking foward to hear some more material! take care darlin! regards to everyone including ren, nice to hear she has a phone at last and that she is ok!!
regards and love
Lucy (tammy girl)

Monday, November 07, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

oh i forgot what does the word "bastardize" mean?. on the first episode of who tv you said something and then said bastardize ! rachel said that is not a word but i just want to now what it means and is it true.

or is it mikey's useless fact!
ta love
always
Lucy (tammy girl)

Monday, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Glad you had a good day Mikey. Overcoming the fear of death while helping out one's father has always been a motivation for happiness to me as well.

Monday, November 07, 2005  
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Monday, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

There is a relatively new and unknown song called Trees by a guy named Marty Casey (he is the runner up in the INXS Rock Star show) I bet this song would pretty much capture your tree experience. In that picture, you actually look a bit sinister; dangerous I like that. Have a great time recording tomorrow, plugging along just like the rest of us! Take care.

Monday, November 07, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hi Lucy, I think thats a cool idea, I never thought of that, well maybe, it wasn't a blonde moment, it was a brilliant idea, thankyou blog buddy, and Basterdize, means to make illigitimate, like to say it isn't completely true, although I think I confuse the word with demonize, which means to make something evil. I hope I haven't confused you more, try looking it up, and explaining it to me, now I'm giving you homework, sorry.
Hi Justin, yeah mate, and while I was doing it, he was directing me, which couldn't have been more annoying. Don't get me started. Thanks mate.
mikey

Monday, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

How weird, the power went out today in my history class. It was a bit irritating because it was a movie about ghandi and I was really interested. I like the picture. Keep on truckin'!
-Kevin

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Ghandi is a bit of a hero to me Kevin, he explained karma really well, and alarma, he said that it was like a game of bridge(card game),karma was the hand you were delt, but alarma is the way you play your hand of cards. Brilliant. Power seems to be on the blink everywhere.GMAS
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

I keep checking loop too. What up? I wonder??
You are such a good son. Don't think I'd go up a tree for anyone. Come to think of it, I don't think my Dad would have gone up a tree either, so he would understand. I get sweaty palms just thinking of heights. I ski, so it is confusing when I'm on a chair lift, I'm like WHOA what am I doing??? But the only way down is to go for it. Torture in the modern world!
I'm so glad you are happy & letting us know. Your blog is always a bright spot.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Lzygrl, don't know what's going on with the loop. I have never had a problem with heights, it must be genetic, I reckon. I love snowboarding, but I'm still a learner, I've only been twice, but me and Rene are planning a trip. I'm really glad your enjoying the blog, hope you are enjoying my Indonesia journal as well. Thanks for your post.
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

My parents live out in the country. They have about 6 acres. From time to time they need my help. I like helping because it's so quiet and peaceful. Except when the farmers are fertilizing. Then it's loud and smells like dung.

Anyway, it makes me feel like a kid again when I had to cut the grass or rake leaves or help build a garden.

Best part now is I can sit down with my dad and share a stein of your favorite lager when we're done.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Auntie said...

As I was reading about you spending the day 20 feet in the tree I pictured you and an older gentleman in a tree house...why??? I guess I must need sleep.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Sorry Meg, I didn't forget you, thankyou for your post, I take it you are a fellow musician, well I'm glad you like the sinister look, it is very dangerous, if you ever see this face, run, as fast as you can, obviously. Cheers for the shout Meg, I hope tomorrow goes well for you too.
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Andy, my dad has nearly always shared a drink with me, but I think attitudes to drinking are more leanient here. Cheers mate.
Hey Stressedoutmanager, that's probably cause my dad has a little tree house in his garden, and we were considering doing it to the huge standard. Or maybe you do need some sleep. Who know's. Thanks for posting mate, I don't think I've seen you before, are you really a stressed out manager?
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Elaine said...

I've cleaned my dads house and even helped to trim the hedges but I haven't had to climb up a tree to cut any branches. I'd do it though. Who am I kidding? He'd never let me. He'd get my brother or my sister's husband to do it. I haven't climbed a tree since I was a girl. Some of the fondest memories of my childhood were of my sitting in those upper branches. I can proudly state I never once fell. Love your "happy" picture.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
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Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Tom Pratt said...

Spending the day up in a tree...

Sounds like an excellent subject for a new song, what do you think?

I say that because I've actually been working on a song about someone who climbs up a tree.

Sounds like a fun, hard working sort of day. Looking forward to Thursdays show, I wonder what you've got in store for us this week.

Cheers,

Tom

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Stuee said...

Oh bum, I forgot to say - I think there may have been a problem with the DVD recorder last week, so it might take a bit of jiggery-pokery to get the loop up and running.
Hopefully someone's on the case, 'cause I'd love to see it too! ;-)

P.S. I thought you were gonna put a link up to my blog x hehe

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Always nice to be with Dad I'm sure. Mine passed 9 years ago. But I still think about him a lot.

Wow, tree trimming. I love climbing trees. I worked for awhile in Colorado topping the big pines. Way cool views for sure.

Yea, you really do look happy in that picture. Not!

Can't wait to hear your new song.

Peace, love and light my friend.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi Mikey,
It's funny, but that picture of you looks kind of scary, when you seem to be such a sweet person. The other photos don't look at all like that, just this one.
The fact that it has "happy" written across it made me laugh.It really IS funny.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Mikey dear, I just love your HAPPY face. I like that you have some shadowy whiskers too. It adds to your gruff demeanor. Very handsome!

Your face in this photo reminds me of the man who was my first love and who is someone I still enjoy, who has Sicilian and Mafia heritage. Call him J. When he's unhappy, he looks a bit like this photo. When he's neutral, he looks like this photo. When he's happy, a near-smile interferes with his normal Sicilian grimace, and he looks only partially like this photo.

And I know him so well that I can "read" all of those nuances. Other people look at him and think, "Is that Robert deNiro?" People never approach him for directions or help because he is so formidable looking. But if they knew him, they'd know he has a soft side.

Rachel would of course love my friend J., with her Mafia fetish (just kidding, Rachel!).

And the other funny thing about him is that Pete T. sat in my Mafia-looking friend's lap at one of Pete's solo shows years ago. Apparently everyone in the audience was standing and dancing to Pete's music except my friend J., who was sitting in the front row enjoying the music but not standing up. Pete did a little leap into my his lap and whispered in his ear, with a well-placed cuss word issuing a strong request for my friend to get up and on his feet!

Love it. I only just heard that story recently for the first time. I can so picture that!

Hugs,
Brina

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Yeah Mikey, Dad's are funny people too. Speaking of Dad's, mine is a musician who also does art.

ocean-spirit.net

Check it out if you like. Like to see more of yours.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Now you need to add Tree Climber to the list of talents lol!

I light lots of votives...ok honesty here..votive overload I mean, in our house and turn out the lights almost on a daily basis. I swear I was born in the wrong century! I like modern plumbing but somthing about the candlelight and romance of it all makes me giddy.

My Dad likes to sit on the sidelines and let me do my thing. Then he pipes in and directs me, letting me know that is not what he is doing. Did that make sense? LOL now I am confused. I think I need some direction now..

Thursdays work better for me this week so I will be able to watch live and host the chat as well! ALL ARE WELCOME! We have a blast every time! I would love to know if you would please ask (I have emailed Rachel without reply as of yet) if it is ok to send in my CD's of her (this goes for you too when yours comes out) and have them signed? I promise a token of
appreciation!.

Thank you! Have a great Tuesday I know I will! I posted a little clip over on my blog...watch it until the end for sure when the cop makes the guy do a little jig!

Molly

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

hi mikey; bastardize means declare a child illegitamate and change something so that it's values declines! just thought you should know! even though you already know what it means!!

wow your well talented and clever!!
take care blog buddy
love and regards
Lucy (tammy girl)

there my homework is done ha ha ha

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Very well done, you are my star pupil Lucy, and my very best blog buddy. I'm glad you looked it up for me, it wasn't even in my silly dictonary, although it is the same dictonary I was given when I was ten. Maybe its out of date. Thanks again, you won't be getting any homework tonight, what am I like, thanks Lucy, your a star.
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Useless Fact
The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Another
1961 was the most recent year that could be written both upside-down and rightside-up and appear the same. The next year that this will be possible will be 6009!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Hi Mikey,
Hope all is happy days, you will want to buy Jed copy of "They Might Be Giants ABCs', there is a great tune on there called 'C is For Conifers' Youb will end up loving the disc as much as the kids in your life will.
Cheers
Amanda

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Brilliant useless fact's Joeboy, I must admit, I've lost the urge to find more out, since everyone keeps saying there a load of rubbish. Thankyou mate, I love yours.
Thanks Amanda, where do I get this book/disc thingy from, although I'm sure Jed's in no rush at the moment. I think he's still learning to focus and move. Thankyou very much you super girl, let me know where I can get it, thanks.
mikey

Tuesday, November 08, 2005  

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