Monday, November 14, 2005


I'm posting this picture I found last week, it's of me when I was 23-24, and had just had all my hair cut off, I had returned to art college after a break for some years. It was only at this time really that the preverbial penny dropped for me, and I kind of understood conceptualism, and a lot more besides to do with art, a year later, I painted the Southend Pier painting, that I posted some time ago, you can see how much my hair has grown.

I got up quite late this morning, and had a walk along the beach, and buy some more fags. It was really cold and windy, but incredibly bright, my eye's were watering.
I came home and turned on the computer, posted my Indonesian blog, posted some answer's to comments, and then had a look at Rachel's blog, and saw that the show had been looped.

Well, once I turned it on, I found it very hard to turn off, I have been 'sucked in' and have watched it for most of the day, I should have been recording today, and only managed to turn on the equipment. I'll go back to it in a second. I've stopped watching 'In the Attic', and I'm getting back to work.

Rene will be home soon, and I'm cooking dinner tonight.
Best crack on, if I want to get anything done.

Give me a shout.



Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

hey mikey,
i know what you mean about being 'sucked in' as im meant to be writing an essay but haven't done any yet as ive been watching who tv since ive got in! :p
the photo of you looks great but strange to see you with no hair!!
charlotte x

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

oh my god. talk about a close shave mikey! you look so different with your hair shaved of (derrr, another blonde moment for me!)but hair or no hair you still look bootifull (again im not a stalker) nice to hear your ok and enjoying the repeat of your show!. dont worry if you cant reply back to everyone or put a new post up your a very busy person and im greatful you have the time to write back to all of us, your so kind.
nevermind about the recording it will still be there tomoz take your time sweetie!
regards and love
Lucy (tammy girl)
p.s. had a borring weekend at my dads, saw a tiny bit of spinal trap and thought what is this, afterall im a dizzy blonde!

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Now you know how the rest of us feel Mikey. Sure, I could be in the editing room, but it's more fun to watch the Attic.

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

You sound like the rest of us musicians always trying to get our stuff written, recorded, blah blah blah. I'm with you, do it when you're not rushed. Then you're more into it spiritually. You're not doing it just to get it done.

You may have blogged this before so indulge me if you could. What gear do you use for recording?

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, always wondered what you would look like with your hair short. Nice of you to cook dinner for Rene. Just looked on her Blog and it sounds like she needs cheering up. So coming home to a cooked dinner on a cold night will be just the thing. See ya! Mark

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

Ah, great picture Mikey!
I haven't been on for awhile, and this post was a great one to be welcomed back with on your blog. I haven't wathed this episode of "In The Attic" yet, don't have much time today to - about to run to guitar lessons!
Hope you have a great dinner (so sweet that you're cooking!)

- claire -

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Hi Mikey,
I've watched the loop several times, and am amazed by Pete's demo of Ableton Live. I had my eyes opened big time. Went down to Guitar Center yesterday and the pro audio manager gave me a Pro Tools Igniter pack for free, it had a bunch of updated plug-ins including Ableton Live and something called BFD, which has all sorts of accoustic drum sounds. I'm gradually figuring out how to make my own loops and use Ableton, thanks to Pete. What a wizard in the studio he is. There's also a comprehensive DVD on Pro Tools with all kinds of training.

So what did you think about Spinal Tap? We watched Hide & Seek with Robert DiNiro... Yawn.

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

oh mikey i forgot. when the lovely foy vance (who you kissed his face, im not sayin there is nothin wrong with that ha ha ha) sang on the video what song was he singin? it sounded like "the other side of town" it was so wicked. maybe you could sing it sometime. i would be gratefull if you could tell me who is the artist and the title of the song, its in my mind like plastacine (thats one of my fave songs!)
ta blog buddy
lucy (tammy girl)

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

What a great picture of you.

Now you see why we are all 'sucked in' with each and every show. It can be very addicting.


Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

I was wondering what you looked like!
Not a bad photo, at all.

Some things can become very addicting!
Like blogging...


Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

WOW you look hot! I LOVE you with short hair..but I guess it is not up to me eh ;)

Yes you sort of get sucked in don't you. Sadly I helped create a blog for my husband and best guy friend and I think they are getting sucked in too. My husband refuses to check it in the day...for now LOL

Monday, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Wow! Handsome!
But I like the long hair better, I must admit.Although You could probably have 20-inch tall purple mowhawk with green black and yellow streaks, and you'd still look good. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you look like an actor or a rock star in that photo.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Anonymous la gal said...

You look GREAT, sleek and sophisticated with short hair! You should do it again!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Hi Mikey,

What a handsome lad!

How did your dinner turn out?

I just read a review of the Rolling Stones' concert in San Francisco. Great review, and no mention of the two opening acts: Metallica and Everclear.

That's typical reviewer style, to completely ignore anyone but the headliner.

Again this week I will miss your live Attic show; I'm traveling up to Vancouver that day to visit family. I can't wait for my vacation, it's been a lot of work on my shoulders lately and I am sore need of a break.

Hope to catch you all on the loop, and in the meantime please take care and love to you and Rene.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

My goodness man you are totally hot with a close shaved head! And me the big fan of long hair saying that. I haven't gotten back to see the loop yet, I better get moving since it is almost Thursday! I only saw part of last weeks show live so I need to go and check it out again. Hope you have a nice dinner, wow a man that cooks, how refreshing!

Funny my word verification is byych (does that say what I think it says?!?!? Yikes, this blog must know me well!)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Hi Mikey,

My first post on your blog, but I have been watching Rachel's 'In the Attic' for a few weeks now and love your songs.

Pleased to say I will get to see you live on December 4th as Rachel has very kindly invited myself and my Wife and we are both looking forward to it very much.

Can't believe that photo you have put up is of the same Mikey, you look so different and if I may say you look rather 'hard' and not someone to be messed with, whereas your current 'look' with the longer hairstyle, makes you look much more approachable, more like the person you come across as on Who TV :-)

Thanks again for the great music, all the best.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Is it Mikey, or is it Mikey's Doppelganger? Hope all is well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

How's the recording coming?
I took your lead and used an old photo on my Blog.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

Great look Mikey!!! Kinda like Ewan Mcgowan in "Trainspotting" I watched the loop also and it was addicting to me too. I love the Platacine(spelling?) song. Whes can you put a cd together so we can buy it over your Blog site? michael :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Anonymous hp said...

cool picture Mikey! I wondered what you looked like with short hair...
re: last week's Attic, enjoyed it as always, "Inside", "Plasticine"--your voice sounded amazing! looking forward to hearing "Invisible"- maybe this week?
What do you like to cook for dinner?
cheers darlin'! Heather

Tuesday, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

I have a completely useless fact: The closest living relative of the t-rex is the chicken.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Hi Mikey,
as a fellow Attic Addict, I think the more you watch the it , the more you'll learn about yourself as a performer. I busked this past weekend outside the Stones show in SF and I can't wait to see the video. Every bit of insight is fascinating and helpful-even if hours seem to go like minutes when your at the computer/telly ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Dear Mikey,

Short or long, you're a handsome gentleman. Rene is a very lucky lady and it warms my heart to hear you speak of her, or even more, sing to her!

I'll be catching you on the loop this week. Traveling up north and west to Vancouver, B.C. where I'll spend a week with family. I honestly feel like I'm going home to my parents...they're both dead, this is my aunt and uncle, but they love me unconditionally and I already feel their warmth welcoming me.

I have a very small family left: just my sister, my teenage son, my aunt and uncle, my cousins (there are three in all) and their families, and then some more distant cousins. It's a bit hard to be in the world with both your parents gone; family means so much!

Anyway I adore my Vancouver family and can't wait to be there.

Bye for now, oh handsome one!

Love, Brina

Wednesday, November 16, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks everyone, I've slipped behind in answering again, AndyW, look up my post's, its in there titled 'my recording process'.
A couple of you asked what I was cooking for dinner, it was a prawn thai green curry, with noodles, we really loved it, I enjoy cooking Asian style food, and Italian.
Thankyou everyone for all the very kind things you have blogged about me, my hair and my songs.
Also thanks to all the new people posting on my blog, thankyou all.

Sunday, November 20, 2005  

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