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.



Blogger Michael said...

I love the pics. I hope my nephew and niece look up to me like yours do. I know people up in Boston that are 50 years old that still dont drive either. If you dont need to then why spend the money. But me being in the automotive business need people to drive.OOppps loop coming gotta go michael :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

oh yeah
Silver bells
Have a holly jolly christams
Ill be home for Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Cool Pics Mikey!

Guess What CD I Am Listening To?

That's right!! YOURS!

Let me know if you need help putting a page together on IAC like Rachel did. She is #6 already, and I know your music is really great also, so, why not put a page on there with one or two songs, not the whole EP.

I'm even thinking of doing it, not that my stuff is any good or anything, just to see what happens.

After driving in England for a week, I have no desire to ever do so again. It is the craziest traffic system in the world. My navigator (stephani) read the maps upside down, then yelled at me when we got lost. You're a wise man Mikey.

Want to see a beautiful and interesting photo - go to my blog and check out today's post. Now that is beau-tee-ful.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said... but you already knew that! How about Clever Girl too and Pidgeon Song.

You rock Mikey! Talented to the core!


Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

ello darlin, yes you can make your own descions my mum dont drive either, my dad finds it really stressful when he drives, infact he is up round southend today, i would love to go to the beach as well. congrats to luke! i cant wait to take mine, if you dont mind me sayin this, that your nephew is cute. good lucks must run in the family (sorry if i sounded wierd.
love the pictures. you must do an exhibition someday?.
take care& regards to rene tell her to get well soon!
love Lucy (Tammy girl)xxx
p.s. did rach get my adress for my prize (now im mithering)and im still angry with mum about my cd, i can sence something.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi Mikey!
I'd like to hear My Pigeon Friend again with Rachel chiming in on in on the chorus. It sounds so sweet that way.
I changed my profile photo, I'm wondering if it's going to work when I post at people's blogs.Trying for a softer edge.
Beautiful photos, might use one as wallpaper. xoLisa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Isn't it wonderful to be able to step out your door & see such sights & take amazing photos? I have that luxury, too! We are so lucky!

My older daughter will be getting her drivers license next year. Yikes!
I can't imagine living without a vehicle. We have both a truck & a minivan. We live in a remote area & there is no pulic transit. Everywhere we go is a distance to travel, so we really have no choice.

Again, lovely photos.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

pulic transit???


I meant public.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Shauns Amazing Journey project said...

Hi Mikey, you know im gagging to hear a finished version of "Matches" brilliant tune from the small bit i heard on in the attic. We'd really love to see you come up to Birmingham and play as we've been singing your praises to all our friends. Maybe in 2006 you could do something and tie it in with a gig with my band. We got some great venues up here. Best wishes for xmas to you and Rene.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Heh, Dale, don't feel bad, I came back in here to say that I was talking about Mikey's photos were beautiful, I was going to use one of Mikeys as wallpaper. But it sounded like I was going to use my own profile photo as wallpaper! :P
Whoops! I was talkign about the sunset photo! lollolol

But also I was going to mention specifically on the pigeon song, that chorus totally sounds as if it was made for multiple voices to sing it.
To the point where you yourself asked for a sing along during the chorus.
Does it have Rachel
singing on the original track? It sounds so right when she is harmonizing on the chorus.And why can't you sell your CD's from here, anyway? Is it against blog policy?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  
Blogger Tom Pratt said...

Your pictures are terrific Mikey, the sunset shots are especially beautiful. I think it's great that you don't drive - and that you live in a place where you don't have to. I actually enjoy driving in England and Wales better than I do in the U.S., but only out in the country side!

Really looking forward to the Christmas special. Play the song that you are most excited about right now. Also, I'd love to hear you collaborate with any of the others. Your voice is so good that it always adds to a song and never subtracts!



Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger Marietta said...

Multi-talented Mikey,

Are you
a musician?
a painter?
a photographer?
any more hidden talents?

The pictures are amazing! Those colours on the sunset, oh man!

The Christmas Special sounds so exciting... I'd love to listen to "My Way" again and "Pidgeon Friend". Beautiful!


Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger Britta Ruth said...

You should totally play "Waiting". I LOVE that song.

I actually am snowed in, but it's sort of nice. I have my coca and my puppy, I'm good. Hope you're all doing well there.

I'm really scared of driving, actually. I really hate it. So you're not crazy at all.

Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

Mikey!!! haven't posted here in a while, but you and your music are always in my head....Been quite busy getting ready for Christmas....
When I'm home, I have the "loop" running constantly! You were SO wonderful....when I hear the song "YOU" start, I drop whatever I am doing and run in to watch!

Your photos are magnificent. I love the seaside and live only about an hour away from the Eastern coastline here in the states. There isn't a place I love more in the world.

Love to Rene and hope she will be feeling better very soon!!

So looking forward to Saturday~

It is well below freezing here in Pennsylvania~ Please play "Feel My Heat" !!

Much Love~
Elizabeth A

Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger jillytee said...

Hi Mikey, lovely photos isn't nature just amazing to get all those colours so right.....
Look after Rene and make her stay indoors.

Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger ticharu said...

Cars will go the way of the dinasaur before Luke gets to be my age.

Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Hey Dale, at least you didn't type "pubic transportation"! I love typos!
When we were doing up the papers for our divorce, my ex's lawyer did a really bad typo. I caught it when I was reading the paperwork before it got legal. She wrote that one of my ex's jobs was with Pubic Radio as a part-time analyst! Pubic Radio! eeek! Because I'm a good girl, I pointed out the error.

Anyway, Mikey, the sunsets are amazing. Sunset or sunrise, if you are at the water, you will feel the magic and I love that you capture it so beautifully.

I second the motion for "Feel My Heat," I love that one and haven't heard it in a while.

Big hugs to Rene, sweetheart, rest up now.


Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Anonymous Holly said...

Hi Mikey,

I love your photos! You are lucky to live close to the sea; you could take a photograph of the same beach every day for a lifetime and there would never be two pictures alike.

I've enjoyed watching you on "In the Attic" and in person at The Basement Jam, which was a fantastic evening, thanks to everyone involved.

I'll miss this week's Christmas Special, but I'm sure you'll have a great time!


Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Anonymous Holly said...

PS I don't drive either - passed my test years ago but never felt happy behind the wheel. Love watching "Top Gear" though!


Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

I thought motorcycles were popular with the youth in England. Does Luke want a bike.
My favorite motorcyle mag is from England. It's called BIKE.

Motorcycles are cheaper on gas too.

Pictures are great!

Thursday, December 15, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

I hate to drive cars. I understand your view. Mass transit is not very big in Texas. The entire country has turned it's back on the Rail System pretty much. Glad
to see more of your family. Hope your ready for Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Mikey, I put the top sunset photo
as wallpaper, looks beautiful. Those oranges and pinks are so cheerful looking! As you know, there really is a
connection between color and mood. So when you can, after the christmas jam and everything, take some more sunset pics with the oranges and pinks? And blues?
lol. More sunset pics, period? Really enjoying the colors on my desktop.
Think I might go guitar shopping today.
Though I, too hate mass traffic and driving in it. Have a good pre-concert
day today. xoLisa

Friday, December 16, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Mikey!
I bought a couple of new(used) guitars,I've been playing them all weekend. hope you had a good weekend, no problems. One's a Peavey, and I just put coupleclipsup,improvisational stuff.
I'm just digging that Peavey, but I also bought a red acoustic/electric hohner that's really beautiful. I love it but that Peavey, I'm really playing the hell out of that thing. I actually posted detailed pics of them both, etc. That hohner has some pretty mother of pearl inlay on the word "hohner" and the doves on the neck.Heheh, I kinda want you to check out my blues jam cam improv It's really not that bad. :)
I figured out how to two track the webcam. :)
Hope you guys are doing ok, Rene was really beautiful on video, she popped!
Like, she's pretty in pictures, but WoW! In video she was gorgeous! Not kidding!:)

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

Thankyou everyone for all your brilliant comments, I'm sorry that I won't be able to answer these all individually, but I've read them all through, and thankyou so much. Take care everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2005  

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