Thursday, December 08, 2005

SINCE BASEMENT JAM...







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.

mikey

50 Comments:

Blogger Kara said...

Great photos :)
I love the ocean, maybe it's the pisces in me. I'm originally from New Hampshire and I miss living near the beach.
I didn't get to see the Basement Jam but from reading other peoples blogs it sounds like it was a great show. I'll look forward to seeing the loop.
Too bad Rene had to work on her birthday, I think everyone should get to take off on their special day, but it sounds like you both had a great time:)

Hope you both are well,
--Kara

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Debby C said...

Hi Mikey - I just wanted to tell you it was great meeting you Sunday night you were great and my boyfriend Jim never watched in the attic so when he saw you perform he was totally blown away.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

hey Mikey,
you played amazingly on sunday! can't stop listening to your CD, keep playing it to every1 too so hopefully you'll have a lot more fans soon! thank you so much for signing my guitar strap (it looks great on my guitar!) and thanks to you and Rene for having your photo taken with me.
i'll definitely be watching 'In The Attic' on the 17th too! (haven't missed 1 yet!!)
charlotte x

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

p.s. love the photos! so beautiful as always.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Britta Ruth said...

Tell Rene we wish her a happy birthday.

I just went for a flu shot yesterday, and now I'm stuck at home with the flu. The photos are lovely, Mikey! Hope you are all well and happy.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Glad you didn't have the flu Mikey. I heard you did a fantastic set. I was away at a rehearsel for a charity show so I would have missed it anyway. The loop will be great. Thanks again.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Shauns Amazing Journey project said...

Hey Mikey, great to meet you on sunday, great sets by everyone, we had a brilliant time. Dont forget "matches" for me on the xmas special.
P.s i would like to buy a cd of yours, if you could advise me how i can do it. Cheers, Shaun.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Mikey, we were in our little red car going to Leeds Castle yesterday listening to your wonderful EP all the way. A lovely CD, thank you.

Hope you are doing fine. I haven't written any new songs while here, but have lots of imagery to call upon when I am home.

We are off to see The Vibrants with Mark and Jill tonight.

Talk to you soon.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Mikey! Nice pics!
Maybe you were psychically drained, from giving your all during the performance.From what I saw, it makes sense.
Never heard you sound better, man.
BTW, what the hell is that thing in the ocean pictures?lol
The tall pole thing,I can't figure it out! Unless its a buoy of a kind I've never seen?
And hey, we all have been having these horrible blog problesm, hopefully they'll get then all worked out.
Sucks that I missed wishing Lucy and
Rene Happy Birthday, but I literally couldn't get into about 90% of hte sites yesterday.
Happy Birthday Lucy! If you read this!
I'm going to go and see if I can get into Rene's blog....xoLisa

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Elaine said...

I'm eagerly awaiting the loop. Glad the show went so well. Is your CD going to be available online by any chance?






P.S. Love the photos. You have quite an eye.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Sandman said...

Mikey, you really performed beautifully! In the short time I have watched you , you have gained so much more confidence and it certainly shows in your performances lately! Big thumbs up, keep up the great work, Sandman

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

Mikey,
Are we going to be able to get our hands on the CD you were selling at the Basement Jam?
Cheers,
AndyW

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Bri said...

Hi Mikey! I really love the beach photos.

Sometimes after a big performance I've gotten really sick the next day or so. I believe our adrenaline works overtime at concert time, esp. if it's an important one for us, and then we just kind of have to regroup.

The last two years this has happened to me after our big chamber music concert weeks in Vermont. So I empathize with you. Glad you're back up to snuff now!

Love ya,
Brina

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

great shots. love working with god's lighting effects...len's flare from heaven.

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Mikey? What is this I've been hearing about a CD? How do I get one? Have I been living under a rock? I didn't know about it. Is it available anywhere? Please let me know!!
By the way, your pictures are just beautiful. The colors are awesome. Very nice indeed!
Will be waiting to see you on the Loop.
Take care,
Zoe

Thursday, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

I'm glad Rene had a great birthday. Too bad she had to work though. Did you like the HP movie? I thought it was fantastic.
Beautiful pictures! I like the bird on the buoy! (if that's what it is).
Anxious to see the loop. Come pop into Molly's chat on Sunday if you can!
Peace and all that jazz,
Sue

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger paul B said...

NOOOOOO!!!!! :( I was not only unable to attend Basement Jam but I couldnt get off work to see it live. I heard about the loop and I will definetly check it out. It would have been so awesome to see you Rachel live!! i am now eternally jealous towards every guest of Basement Jam!!! I hope all is well Mikey and I hope to one day eventualy see you guys live!! :)

have a good one!
Paul B

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

One more thing, R.I.P John Lennon...

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Hey there Mikey! I have not been commenting on anyones blog this week except mine off and on due to my Grandfather passing away. And even at that posting on it in the middle of the night!

I am glad to see you well and sounds like you truly enjoyed yourself at the show. I caught only a few songs so I hope to see the Loop on Sunday! What I did see was wonderful and I was enjoying it so much I got so frusteraed it failed on everyone!

Please share the info on your CD for all of us. I would love to add this to my Christmas list if it can be shipped in time or even for New Years gifts!

SHOUT!!!-Molly

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, nice meeting you again last Sunday and we had a great time. Nice to hear that you and Rene enjoyed yourselves on her birthday. I'm pissed off 'cos I'll miss the ITA Christmas special as we are going for a meal for a friends 40th. That will be the first one we've missed one. Hopefully it will be looped. Take care and keep the songwriting going. Mark

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks everyone,you are great to me, it was amazing to meet loads of you at the BASEMENT JAM, I was very lucky, what a line up, what an event, it felt like a family reunion, people you now your related to, but don't recognise.
I'm going to watch the show now on loop, I can't wait.
I'll post again later, thanks everyone, you are special.
Take care all,
mikey

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Mikey-Lovely for you to visit and post! I am holding up fine. Still a bit in shock because it doesn't seem like he is gone yet. Bet I will loose it a little tomorrow and maybe tonight at the viewing but hopfully only a cry and nothing mental (jk). I am singing so I think I am more nervous about that!

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

You will be great, be brave little Molly.
Take care.
mikey

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi Mikey,
Where's the loop????
Did I miss it again?
Hey,
Can somebody from the gig bootleg that Mikey CD? (JK)
Really, I hope it becomes available soon. I will gladly PAY for it.
Much luck to you Mikey. You deserve it.

xx
Susie

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Susie, trying to sort out a way of getting CD's out in any form, stay glued.
Don't know anything about the loop, I've been watching 'LIFEHOUSE'on TOWSER TV, it was amazing, I went and saw it live, but it was great to see again. Maybe it will come on later, I don't know much about anything technical.
I know what you mean though, I can't wait to see it.
mikey

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Little Molly? ROFL I am YOUR age Mikey!! but hey that was worth the wrinkle cream and the pampering I give myself to hear that. Thank you!

Just nervous because I may start to cry as I have to sing in front of a large crowd and usualy when I do it is not because it is MY grandpa! Thanks for the support though!

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

I am never scared to cry....just want the song to be flawless for him! Thanks for the support. I also answered you over on mine :)

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Marietta said...

This CD is a gem, Mikey!
I love listening to it! So happy to have your songs on CD...:-)

I'm waiting fot the loop too.
I nearly got run over by a taxi outside Victoria, I was running to get home,LOL, but still nothing. Let's see...

Take care,
:o)
xxM

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Anonymous lucy (tammy girl) said...

hi mikey just got back from london, had a brill time shop shop shop also had a wicked birthday too. yippee the loop is back i can watch it without interruptions. bad thing about xmas special as i cant watch it, my email aint working never mind there is always next time.
take care blog buddy
love Lucy (tammy girl)xxxxx
p.s.can i be nosey and ask what ren got 4 her birthday? (or do i sound like a stalker)

Friday, December 09, 2005  
Blogger premierludwig said...

Mikey, just wanted to say it was worth travelling down to Twickenham from Yorkshire just so that I could own Plasticine on a CD, LOVE it!

...and my friend who came with me *loves* the song about the pigeon (she missed it on The Attic), we were talking about it on the train back home.

You were *so* brave going on first, especially after Pete winding you up, and you did fabulously! Can't wait to sit and watch the show all over again from start to finish on the loop.

Hope you enjoyed Harry Potter too, I'm addicted to those films (and the books). The new one is *such* a long film but still cuts loads of important bits out from the book, I'm baffled how anyone who doesn't know the books will understand what's going on!

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Mikey and everyone else!
I just posted a brand new vid post,
I figured out the other night that I knew some of the chords for Bargain!
So I'm teaching myself Bargain, and I had a breakthrough tonight!LOL
I'm all jazzed about it. :D
Part of the breakthrough tonight was seeing Pete do it on the Basement Jam.
I'm watching you guys on the loop right now.lol That's what made me think of
saying hello.You just did Plastecine. So come check it out,Mikey, please?
And everyone else,too! I'm pleased because there's been real progress with it, from the first video!KOR
xoLisa

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

So sorry Rene had to work on her birthday and very happy she had a good birthday evening. Happy Birthday Rene.

Cool pictures. Thanks.

Just caught the loop. You kicked butt. Excellent performance.

Peace, love and light.

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Kara said...

The loop is up :)
I'm really enjoying the show,you sounded great!

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Mike S said...

Mikey,
Finally got to watch the Basement
feed after all these days! You
are smashing mate,a star of stars!!
Simon mentions that you have CD's,
I had no idea! Can I purchase them
somewhere? Please oh please!!
Love ya man!

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Before I say anything - Happy Birthday, Rene!!

I haven't seen any of the BJ yet. Old computer, etc. You know.
I hear it's going up for a week, so I'll be able to watch it on the computer at work. Yay!
I hear it was a tremendous success. Congratulations!

We started skiing yesterday!
It's all on my blog, if you have a moment to check it out. I'm writing about it today, photo & all!

Take care & looking forward to seeing you at work.

Dale

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Aaron in Orlando said...

Mikey,
You sounded great. Awesome!

Happy Holidays,
-Aaron from Orlando, Florida

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Aaron in Orlando said...

Hi Mikey,
One more thing (or request). Years ago, Roger Daltrey did a song (on a solo album) called "One Man Band" - it was written by Leo Sayer and David Courtney. I think you could do a great version of that song (just you and the guitar). Both Daltrey and Sayer recorded the song on differnt occasions, both great versions.

Thanks again!
-Aaron in Orlando

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Mikey,

The Basement Jam loop is up and running smoothly. Three cheers for Rachel, Pete and the team at eelpie!!

I don't know about you but I'm ready for a party! I will hosting the "In the Basement" loop chat and will be in Ballerina Gurl's chat - http://pub6.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/456044885 - around 5:15 pm eastern time Sunday December 11. I tried to base this time around the majority. I have invited a special guest co-host, who has excepted. We all would appreciate if you would honor us with your presence. The loop will start at approx. 5:30 pm. eastern time. You and Rene are cordially invited to stop by and join us.

Peace, love and light.

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

lzygrl said...
watching or rather listening to you on the loop.
I am so happy!!!
You sound GREAT!!!
Staying glued for info on that CD.
Oh the crowd LOVES you!!!

10:59 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
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Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Gigi NYC said...

Dear Mikey,

My second post to you.....I've just watched the loop of the show, I've been watching in bits and bits. your set was fantastic really. You have a great gift of gab and make everyone feel as though we've known you all our lives. your music is so personal and heart felt. You sing with so much passion. I truly enjoyed watching and listening and hope your CD will be available soon. Please visit my blog, there is a lot of Who history you might enjoy seeing.

All the best to you,
Gigi (NYC)

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Anonymous 'sawyainthebasement' said...

Hi Mikey,

just watched the basement jam and I want to let you know that I did love your set a lot. You're music is fantastic, it's full of true emotion and really great to enjoy.
Encourage you to keep writing and keep the lovely, nice chap you've always been.

Take care !

PS: I'll buy your CD asap available.

Saturday, December 10, 2005  
Blogger Marietta said...

I see KidRic has beaten me on every blog I visited, LOL!

Mikey, come to the chat tomorrow we'll have fun!!!
We'd love to have you over.

I'm going to Rene's blog now, but I bet ya KidRic would already be there.

xoxoxo
M

Sunday, December 11, 2005  
Blogger Alecia said...

Hi Mikey!,

I've just seen you a few times on the Attic and now on Basement Jam.
I am the graphic designer who has been working with Rachel on The Attic, Basement Jam and Atttic Jam logos. I have to tell you I love PLASTICINE! Now after hearing it a few times I just belt it out along with you. Just wanted to let you know. Great song, best to you.

Sunday, December 11, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

Mikey;

I didn't want to make a comment until I saw your performance in it's entirety. You were wonderful, a great set. From what I have seen so far I have to say Basement Jam was a huge success! Thanks for being a part of it. I think we should all get together and lobby for an American version of the show, what do you think?

* Once I had a word verification here that said BYTCH, I can accept that sometimes I can be but this time it is GYEEK. Unacceptable, I'm not a geek, well maybe every once in a while........... This word verification system reads directly into my soul! ha ha ha

Sunday, December 11, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Mikey you really shined that night in the basemant. Your vocals were super. Best of all you looked like you really enjoyed it. That my friend is what it is really all about.

Monday, December 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that your CD was for sale at the Basement Jam. For those of us who couldn't attend, where can we buy it?

Your photos are stunning. Never thought Southend could look so beautiful (sorry!)

Monday, December 12, 2005  
Blogger Janey said...

Finally watching the loop - fantastic performance!

Love your seaside shots as well - your photos are always so peaceful. Thanks for sharing them.

Monday, December 12, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi Again, Mikey, I just did something funny, I wrote this local music show called foxrox, it's a cool show except they have a blogging segment and it sucks!!!Some local blogger guy from here in San Diego.It's a music show, but the blog isn't even music- related, and it's boring! So I emailed them, lol :
To: foxrox@fox6.com
Subject: My blog is better than yours....

http://spewspot.blogspot.com/2005/12/not-too-displeased-with-this-one.html

My blog is the most naked, horribly honest, musically inspiring blog of
all time.
Please Troy! Someone! Come check out my blog! Thanks!
xoxoLisa Miller aka Nabonidus

We'll see if I get a response beyond a form letter.But what the hell.
I'll let you guys know if they ever actually notice:)

Monday, December 12, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey thanks everyone, hope you have all been enjoying the loop, I've been loving it, thanks for all your great complements and encouragement, it means a great deal to me, and I thank Rachel for welcoming me into blogland. All of you are very special, thankyou.
mikey

Monday, December 12, 2005  

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