Saturday, December 31, 2005


Happy New year blogger's, I'll soon get back on track to more regular blogging, but for now, it's great spending time with Rene, and also the family.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you again, for you warm and gracious words, I hope you all had a great Christmas. It snowed on Boxing day here, and there was even snow on the beach, but it's all gone now.
I have updated my Indonesian blog, about time, I keep slipping, especially around this time, but it's only got a couple of months to go.
I will also start posting up peices of my art work again, I think I've been overtaken by sunset's, but there's a new one everyday, and they are never the same, I love that.
I am also writing a new song, I've just begun, but I'll keep you updated.
Rene's been out today, and bought me a DVD burner, she is so lovely to me, at Christmas she got me a Ukulele and a Voilin, I am constantly spoilt by her, which I love also.
Anywho, this was just a quick blog to give a shout out to everyone on the blogosphere, take care you lot.

Give me a shout bloggers!

mikey x

Sunday, December 25, 2005


Thankyou everyone, you have made my year, I feel so grateful to Rachel and Pete for introducing me to you all, I have loved doing 'In the Attic', and am overwhelmed by your responce to me. You are all stars. Thankyou for making me feel very special.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and an even better New year. Take care you lot. All my love.

mikey x

Monday, December 19, 2005


Really enjoyed the ' In the Attic ' Christmas Special. Rachel, Pete, Simon and me all played a few songs, in fact the show was packed with music. I played some never before heard songs of mine, and also sang a duet with Rachel that went really well.

As always Pete and Simon played amazingly, and Rachel was in superb form.
It was a shame to hear that some people were getting a poor feed, the PPV was supposed to have cured that, but Rachel has said on her blog that she will try and loop the show for those people.
The evening was an experiment to see if the technology worked, it did for many, but not all unfortunately.
After the show ended, me and Rene drove back across London to our home by the sea, it was very late and we were both very tired.
It was great to meet Jerry, and I was really impressed with Rachel and Jerry's impromptu performance of 'Around this table', Jerry has got such a great voice.
I feel very lucky to be part of this great event, thanks to Rachel and Pete for making it happen.

Please go to Rachel's blog and check out the IAC chart, that Rachel and Pete have a number one, with 'Just Breath', a really great song. My congratulations go to Rachel and Pete, they truly deserve it.
Thankyou to everyone that commented on my blog, hope I played most of the songs that I was asked too, if I didn't play the one you wanted, I appologize.

Hope everyone is well, and getting reading for a great Christmas, take care all, and GMAS.


Friday, December 16, 2005


Really looking forward to tomorrow's show, it's crept up really quickly. I've hardly rehearsed enough, but it will have to do. I'm not quite sure what's going to happen, but I know it will be a great show.
I will be playing 'Matches' for the first time, and back by popular request 'Plasticine', I will also play 'Feel My Heat' for everyone that asked especially for it. I will play a few more tunes, but to be honest, I don't know which song's to play, so although I've said it before, I'll say it again, if you have any favorite's that you would like me to play, let me know, and I will consider them.

Thankyou to everyone that has posted on my blog, I hope your still enjoying the sunset's.
I've gone pretty sunset mad just recently, it's because at this time of year, the sun sets over the water, which creates daily stunning scenery.
I also find a lot of inspiration from just being out in the open. I love the constant ebb and flow of the tide, the constant change. The estuary is a beautiful place to live.

Hope everyone really enjoy's the show tomorrow, GMAS.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005


My newphew Luke visited me today, he's just passed his driving test, and came round in the car he's been working on with his Dad. He's mad about his car, just like my brother was at 17, it never affected me the same way, and I still don't drive to this day. I have always loved car design, and racing, but just driving from A to B doesn't excite me. I've made certain choices in my life, and I am completely happy with them. Luke probably thinks I'm mental, just like my brother Shaun thought I was.
I put the loop on of BASEMENT JAM, and Luke loved it, probably not as much as I did again. I saw the light fading outside the window, and grabbed my coat, and took Luke across to the beach with the camera. Got some lovely shot's, I've posted a few up here, I hope you like them.
So, I meant to practice some more songs for the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on December 17, but spent the day with Luke instead, and Rene did go to work today, but came home early, feeling under the weather. So she's going to take the day off tomorrow, I told her not to go into work today.

Hope you like the photo's, if anyone's got any special request's for to play at the Christmas Special 'In the Attic', let me know, I'll see what I can do.


Poorly Rene...

Rene didn't feel too good today, and took the day off work. I took care of her, and we had a lovely day together. A friend of mine visited, and asked us to mind his dog for the afternoon, while he got some Christmas shopping done. This is the same dog that I looked after a couple of weeks ago, he's a big Japanese Akita. He is a lovely dog, and always a pleasure, I got some photo's while he was laying down in the kitchen, I'll post them another day.
I ran through a couple of songs that I may play at the Christmas special 'In the Attic', then my friend returned and I showed him BASEMENT JAM on the loop. He loved it, which made me really proud.

Thanks to everyone that left me a comment, I'll try and reply as soon as possible, I really appreciate all of the positive feedback I get on this blog, thankyou. I'm going to post some more photo's of the beach here, I hope you like them.
Give me a shout.


Monday, December 12, 2005


I'm sorry for not posting in a while, no excuses. I keep going to blog, and then watching the BASEMENT JAM LOOP, I have been updating my Indonesian blog, although I've been a bit sloppy with that as well.
I will get things back on track, and post my frequently, well that's my intention.
Since last I posted, me and Rene went shopping at IKEA, it seem's that we havent learnt our lesson yet there, and had our trolley stolen half way round, fully loaded, how annoying. Next day having dinner at Rene's families house, and then trying to watch the loop whenever I get a minute.

I've also been out a few times with the camera at sunset, and caught some amazing shots over on the beach, I've posted up a few of my favorites, and hope you all enjoy them.

Looking forward to the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 'In the Attic', on the 17 December, go to Rachel's blog if you want to watch, I don't think this event is going to be advertised on Pete's website, so that more blogger's get a chance to watch. It is going to be a great show, I will be playing some never before heard songs, and there will be some special things happening. Hope you can watch, go and sign up on Rachel's blog as soon as possible.

Hope you like the pictures, GMAS.


Thursday, December 08, 2005


I apologize for letting this blog slip, since BASEMENT JAM on Sunday night, which I should say, went very well, enjoyed by everyone, and considered a great success.
Me and Rene returned home very late, Rene drove and then had to get up for work really early the next morning. I woke up, feeling like I had the flu or something, and didn't do anything all day, we both had an early night.
The next day, I felt completely fine, so it can't of been the flu, but I must of just been exhaustion. I went out and bought Rene's birthday present's, and actually gave them to her that night, because of our plan's for Rene's birthday evening.
Rene had to work on her birthday, and during the day, I went for a long walk on the beach with the camera, and got some great photo's.

Rene got home from work, and we left almost imeadiately for the cinema to watch the new Harry Potter movie, after the film we went to Rene's favorite resturant and had a great dinner.
Rene had a great birthday, and I was very happy.
Hope everyone enjoyed the show, I've heard that there is a loop going up for everyone that didn't get a good feed, I can't wait.
Anyway, take care bloggers.
Give me a shout.


Saturday, December 03, 2005


Hope everyone gets a good feed for the show tomorrow, it all starts at 7:45pm LONDON TIME, and runs for around two and a half hours.
There will be performances by Rachel and her band, me, Simon Towshend, Foy Vance and Pete Towshend. It is an incredible line up, and I am honoured and privileged to be sharing a stage with such amazing artists.

BASEMENT JAM is completely FREE!

A special page on the Eelpie site has been set up for anyone who wants to see it live, to watch the show you will need to click here to view.

I went for a walk today on the beach, and took some more photo's with the new camera, this one was my favorite of the day, I hope you like it. Hope everyone who can, watches the show, and has a great time.
Give me a shout.


Thursday, December 01, 2005


Here's another 'Pig head' painting, it has a little more humour, but comes from the same place. Just like the pig images used to sell there flesh.

I used to be a vegan, and said at that time, that if animal's were not treated like products, and given space and a decent life, I probably would eat meat. That has turned out to be the case, I only eat organic and free range animals and vegatables. Although, I'm no saint, and stuff does slip through the net, like take aways and such.

Only 3 days to go until the BASEMENT JAM, and I still haven't committed to a set list, maybe I should. Anyway, I hope everyone who can watch the show, does watch the show, it's going to be amazing.

I'll put the link up again tomorrow, let me know of your favorite songs(that I have written) and I'll consider adding them to my set, give me a shout.