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.



Blogger AndyW said...

You had a great show Mikey.
Thanks for playing Torture.
Jerry Hall has an amazing voice. Would love to hear more of it.

Monday, December 19, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Good to see Jerry is better, and all had a great time. I went to high school with Jerry. Great photos of Jerry and Rachel. Man I need a big Jumbo Gibson acoustic. I just bought a mini Jumbo Dean acoustic, so it will have to wait. I love your guitar. It sounds awesome.

Monday, December 19, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, glad the special went OK on Saturday. Like the photos you post. It gave me the idea to post a photo I took some time ago of a cloud. It's quite spooky. Hope that Rene is fully recovered from her cold. Keep strumming! Mark

Monday, December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey -

I thought the show went well. I had one of the shaky feeds but I still enjoyed it. It was nice that they offered refunds, but I wouldnt want one. THe show as I saw it was worth more than 4 bucks and, besides, it was for charity right? Happy to help.

You sounded really good - I was wondering who your influences are/were.

Anyway - looking forwards to listening to more of your work.


Monday, December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (Tammy girl) said...

hi mikey, i cant belive i missed it.are you ready for xmas? i have been doing plenty of work at my workplace for stuff for my mum... but she is so worth it. she gave birth to me and that is v.v.v hard especially for a child is me as expensive as me. you look gorgeous as i think the virgin mary ( is that what the tea towel is for?)and jerry looks amazing.
glad it went well, also i have a cold and im cothing sneezing and complaining all at the same time.
im such a drama queen.
love and regards
Lucy (tammy girl)xxx
p.s. who are you with at christmas?

Monday, December 19, 2005  
Blogger CaseSequence said...

Hey Mikey!

I just realized that I haven't been to your blog in a while. I have been posting occasionally on Rachel's, but I'm not sure if you read hers. Anyway, I am thoroughly impressed with your music. You've got some great stuff going on and I really enjoyed when you and Rachel played together. You guys always look like you are genuinely having such a good time together and playing your music that we can't help but enjoy it too.

Lucky for me, I had a great feed for the Christmas special and didn't miss a beat. One thing that I mentioned in the chat was imagining how it must be for you to play with Pete watching over your shoulder like that. I realize that it's probably like playing for family now, but I was wondering if you might share whether you were nervous the first time you played with him looking over your shoulder. I would guess that it's nothing short of fantastic because he really seems to enjoy what you do. It just seems like he's always watching you intently and he has a slightly different relationship with you than he does with Simon and Rachel.

Once again, great job. Also, great photos of the sunset. Merry Christmas to you and Rene and I look forward to hearing music from you in the new year. (Can't wait til Rachel gets a cd out of your In the Attic music!)


Monday, December 19, 2005  
Blogger Britta Ruth said...

I saw an hour or so of the show with no visual but perfect audio. As always, I loved you and Rach and Jerry was fantastic too!

Hope you and Rene have a wonderful holiday.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Well, another great show under your belt!
Not that I got to see it - dial-up & all, but I it to Molly's chat for a bit between engagements.
Skiing, hot springs, Christmas parties...
I so love this time of year!

All the best to Rene.
Keep up the great work.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Gees, I'd better learn to proof read...
Another typo & I'm such a stickler for the Queen's English & proper sentence structure!

"I it to Molly's chat..."

You get the jist!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi Mikey, cute photos!I love Jerry. :)
I would so love to talk to her about divorce issues. Ooops, thinking aloud.

Hey, the show was great, Teman (I swear, I miss Karel)!!!
I hope they do loop it so that we could see it, something. I regret giving so
much attention to the chat, it's hard to do both at the same time.
Ah, well. But I do hope they play it again.
I just set this new sunset photo as my wallpaper,it looks great!
Love that yellow on the water.
Thanks! xoLisa

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

Mikey~ the photo of you in the tea towel is now in my folder. It's priceless, that is.....I may have just woken up the whole house from laughing, thank you very much!

The show was a true event for me, in that it made my Christmas before it even got here! I felt as if I was there with all of you, and it was just magic.
Thank you for playing the acoustic "Feel My Heat". You were right; different sound than the CD, but still SO uplifting....
Another highlight for me was when you and Rachel sang together....made me realise that you don't do that often enough!! It was brilliant.
Always love Jerry~ she has such finesse.......Around This Table is one of my favorite songs of Rachel's , because it is such a poignant tribute to a friend. We always see Jerry looking so beautiful and pulled together , yet that song reminds us of the pain she must have endured...and the strength of her character through it all.

You are all an amazing bunch~

even with tea towels on your heads!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Wish I could've seen the show. It sounds like I really missed out. I'll watch it on dvd or something if it comes out. Hope you have a very nice christmas, I may not comment for a while. I'll be out of town after christmas.GMAS & KOT!


Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Great photos Mikey!! Love them! Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed what I could listen to and hope for the Loop so see it all again!

Merry Christmas, Happy New know...the works to you and Rene this week and next!

Keep on blogging!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Tausha71979 said...

Hi Mickey,

Though my feed wasn't great, the part of the show that I did see I thought was amazing! Really want to thank you all for sharing your music, lovely it is! Ooh love the photos, I am a big fan of Jerry's nice to see her there. Also I love the photo of the dish towel on your head, is that what it is? Well anyway, thank you again! I look forward to next year:) Happy Holidays to you & Rene!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Aaron in Orlando said...

Thank you very much for the posts and nice words Mikey. CSN&Y were awesome. They toured in 2000 and 2002. CSN (without Neil Young) still tours often. (2005 tour just eneded). Stephen Stills is a genius. Speaking of which, can you please sing "49 Bye Byes", a great CSN song penned by Stills. My next post, which I will write this weekend, will be a review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Springsteen's Born to Run. I will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Who By Numbers (in honor of Pete).

Have a great day my friend,
-Aaron in Orlando

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Hi Mikey,

I post way too little here. I just wanted to thank you for the Christmas Special, it was a real present for everyone, and it looked like you and everyone else really enjoyed yourself. Have great holidays and merry Christmas! Skål!


Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Tausha71979 said...

I'm sorry, my above post says "Mickey"..must have been drunk when posting...Sorry bout that Mikey:)

Kind Regards

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

Mikey you have a wonderful Christmas as well, thank you so much for making 2005 such a memorable year for all of us. I can hardly wait to see what 2006 has in store for us! Thanks again!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger zepher said...

Mikey you dear,

thank you for posting on my blog!! It made my day. (wondering to self: "let's check if I have any comments-yeah right!" you should've seen my expression :O (kind of like that-). yours (1st one-I'm honoured) and Elizabeth A.
I'm inspired to keep on bloggin

will take your advice on the honey, and hope you're enjoying your day. So glad Rachel and Pete introduced you and your music to us!
xo Heather

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Ho Ho Ho Mikey
great photo's of you there. Hope you are enjoying the hols. I'm slaving my little english arse off back in california. sob.

I'm writing a really cool new song, will let you know the minute I have a recording of it.

check out the sunrise photo from this morning on my blog.

ho ho ho

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Marietta said...

Hi Mikey,

You were fantastic on the show!!!I loved your songs and your performance, keep on astonishing me!
I was one of the lucky ones with perfect feed through and through, I really enjoyed it!

I have transferred your CD on my MP3 player and they keep me company to and from work, they make me happy...

Mikey, all the best for a great Christmas week, do something that you really really like and enjoy the festivities!


Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Hi Mikey!
You look like you had a good time at the Xmas special. Hopefully the show will be looped at a later date and I will be able to see it.
As I write this I am listening to your performance on the Basement Jam. An excellent set. I really do love your music. Love the Pidgeon song. Very nice.
Have a beautiful day tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

so sorry I missed the live Christmas broadcast.
Sounds like it went really well.
These days are full of new music as they were in the past.
It's the best gift anyone could get.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hey Mikey - A very happy Christmas to you! Bought your CD at Basement Jam (didn't get a chance to say hi) and it's great. Thanks for the music and looking forward to more of the same in 2006. If you get a chance, stop by at my blog and say hi!
Best wishes

Wednesday, December 21, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

BTW, loved the Xmas special, especially the nativity scene!!! How's the ipod video?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
You have charmed us all!


Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Dan L. said...

You folks did a good job of trying to put that show together. I gather it was a big, giant cool event. I cannot see that stuff with my connection, but that is just life, I know that.

Yay for you guys! Never, ever, stop!


--Dan L.

Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

"Without Your Love" is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for singing sound fucking FANTASTIC!

Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Seychelle said...

Hi Mikey, Missed the show due to bad feed, hope Rachel runs it again. I never miss you though! Love the babushka pic. Without Your Love is nice. We better get you on the IAC charts where you belong! Hi to you and Rene, who loves rocket.

oxo Seychelle

Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Mike S said...

Mikey & Rene,

Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for being wonderful
as you are! :O)

Friday, December 23, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Merry Christmas!! <-- I posted it early, just so I diddin't forget

Friday, December 23, 2005  
Blogger paul B said...

Mikey I just read about the Who tour online and posted on my blog... Any chance we could catch alittle Mikey/Rachel action next year opening for The Who!!!???

Friday, December 23, 2005  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Bummed I missed you all. May Mikey and Company have an electric/acoustic Christmas.
With love from California,

Friday, December 23, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Merry Christmas Mikey and Rene!

I had a terrible feed. Still really loved what I did get a chance to see and hear. We had a tremendous time at BallerinaGurls' chat non the less.

Happiest of happy holidays to you and your family!

I am writing a story called "The Journey". Chapter one - Day one, two and three are up. I would apreciate it if you would read it and give me your honest opinion? Thanks. Click on "The Journey" just above "about me" for a compilation.

After New Year chat at BallerinaGurls'. Check her blog or mine for the date and time. We would all like to invite you and Rene to stop by.

Peace, love and light

Friday, December 23, 2005  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Merry Christmas to you Mikey and your Rene, Hope you have a beautiful day!

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger A Silent Wish said...

Hello Mikey,
Just popped in for a bit, what beautiful photos you have on your blog. Well I must be getting on now, Happy Holidays.

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger ticharu said...

Wishing you a happy Christmas Mikey, remarkably poor choice of trousers but i loved the headpiece! I hope you're not stuck in such a rut next year!

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger Delbut said...

Love the headgear Mikey. Have a good xmas and to Rene too.

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hey Mikey - Thanks for being part of my life recently - been loadsafun!! I can't wait for next year now. Have a great Xmas and New Year - give Rene a big hug for me. You guys ROCK!

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

Mikey, have a good one!! Your a star!! Mark

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

The Merriest Christmas to you, Mikey~ such a wonderful and talented man........I will treasure this past year for the good fortune it has brought in "meeting" you and having your music become part of my life.
And I welcome in the New Year to watch your star rise even higher into the heavens......

As always~ Love to Rene.

Elizabeth A.

Saturday, December 24, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

merry christmas blog buddy! i wish you all the best. and also merry xmas to all the thoughtful bloggers on this blog and every other blog.
love always Lucy (tammy girl) and sandra, michael (my daddy) and oliver and co!xxx

Sunday, December 25, 2005  
Blogger Elaine said...

Hope you and Rene have a wonderful Christmas and joyous New Year. Thanks for all the beautiful music you've brought into The Attic. ;-)

Sunday, December 25, 2005  

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