Thursday, February 09, 2006


Hey there people, I've recovered from my upset on the IAC Alternative chart, and I don't mean that my position on the chart has improved. What I mean, is that, through kind words on my blog, and an overview of all of this, I now realise that whatever charts say, they are just charts.
Great news, I was playing my Ukulele yesterday evening, and came up with a little song for Jed, my newest nephew. It is really lovely, and it choke's me up a bit when I play it. I went round my brother's house this evening and played the song so far to Jed, and may I say how well he's doing, and how beautiful he is, and well let's just say, he liked it, but not after I'd been playing it for ten minutes, I must remember to leave my audiences wanting.
So, thanks everyone for lifting my spirits, still no art today, I'll see what I can do...

Take care people, and GMaS.



Blogger greekzoe said...

Charts? Who needs charts? You will be #1 as far as I'm concerned. :)

Jed is a lucky little fellow getting songs played just for him. I'll bet he is a cutie!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You lifted my spirits also.

Take care,


Thursday, February 09, 2006  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

charts yeah whatever,dont worry blog buddy your kind words and songs are all number one to us, your a talented man, them charts are nothing your number one on your blog and on in the attic.
your doing fab blog buddy
lots of love and wishes to everybody including little jed (ahhhhh)
Lucy (tammy girl)xxxx
p.s. did you watch the end of big brother? im becoming sad again and a adiction to turkish delight is making me have a sweet tooth,and is also calming me down from pre exam depression ha ha ha!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Jed is very lucky, ha,ha...Hey,hey, here comes uncle Mikey again to play a song for you...,he,he
Don't worry about the charts..
Lots of love,

Thursday, February 09, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

My stuff has fluctuated too Mikey, I try not to pay to much attention to position, rather, the number of plays thats what's important as you mention. It would be so wonderful to see Plasticine get picked to be in the Big 50 where it belongs, I understand this chart is not driven by plays, but by the programming people at IAC.

Thanks for the word back on drums. Looking forward to March 1 and the return of In The Attic, lots to look forward to mate, trip to America with Rach and The Who, new songs. Soon enough you will TAKE OVER THE WORLD as Rachel says.

Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Hi Mikey...oh lots to catch up to on your blog with my reading. I have just been too busy to even breathe! So here I am commenting at long last!

Well IAC is fickle at times but yes it is just a chart. How competitive we all are as humans! All in good though!

Hope to catch you this Sunday. I am hosting a Valentines chat and all your loving fans will be there...well some lol. Would love if you could pop by for a quick hello.

About the IAC...I sent an email off via Rene.

Take care, hopefully chat Sunday (9pm YOUR time)


Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hey Mikey

Just added my name to you map at last - down in Londinium me.

Don't worry about no art today - these won't come until they're ready. That's what I tell myself when I stare at a blank sheet of paper. BTW, life drawing is my thing.

This week I discovered hypnotherapy and this morning has my first amazing massage - wow - booked her fortnightly!!!

Got to run to catch the news conference on this new tomb they're unearthed in Egypt.

Roll on March 1st and more ITA!!!

Have a great weekend


Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Zoe, your right of course, thanks for the shout here, any time sweetie. Take care.

Thanks Lucy my blog buddy, I did see the end of BB, the Essex girl done well, how ironic eh, hope your doing ok, I don't think a bit of turkish delight is going to do you any harm. Take care.

Thanks Elena, he is so lovely.

Hey Gary, thanks mate, I didn't know it wasn't based on play's, what's it based on then? Anyway, your right mate, how's the drum fill's coming along mate, I still haven't started. Take care mate.

Hey Molly, I'll do my best for Sunday, can't promise though. I'll catch up soon with you, thanks for thinking of me. Thanks for the shout and take care.

Alright Steve H, nice one mate, thankyou, I also love life drawing, I should post some of mine up soon. Your doing well getting them massage's mate, good for you, let me know about that new tomb in Eygpt mate, sounds interestingk, cheer's mate, see you on the first of march.

Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

it's not important, chart success, it's heart success with music that matters.

Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

If I made you laugh, that makes my day. You have the coolest laugh. I need to try and sample it off In The Attic.

Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Hi Mikey, I may have confused you there. What I meant to say was, I hope they pick Plasticine (I think one of your best) and put it on the Big 50 chart. This one chart I am told is hand picked by the people at IAC aand not driven purely on number of plays, all other charts are driven by number of plays strictly. Sorry about that.

On the drums, I did find a partial beat that I can use, its 16th notes on hi-hat with a single bass drum beat at 92bpm. I plan on adding more up-tempo fills for chorus and bridge, but at least I am off square one, just got to sit down and program the pattern for the song. The words are on my blog if you're curious.

Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

I agree with Justin.
It's heart that matters. You've got lots of it. And you crept into a lot of our hearts too!
Glad your spirit is uplifted. I hope it stays afloat for a long time.

Can't wait to hear the new song. I love the Ukulele. It is a happy sounding instrument.

Be well Mikey,


Friday, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

I guy from the New School Of The Arts in Philadelphia came to my jazz class today and said if you're in music for the money, do everyone a favor and get a different occupation. Music is not about success, it is about happiness. The money is just a plus. If you do what you love to do and get paid for it, that is two birds with one stone. I totally agree with him, and I believe your music comes from the soul, it is very genuine and pure. I am sure everyone, if not 99.99% of us here absoloutely love your music. Speaking of your music, I can't wait for somemore songs. Let the creative juices flow, KOT & GMAS.


P.S. thanks for the insparation. That is why I started recording in the first place. I am having a friend come over and we'll record something. When it will be done, I don't know.

Saturday, February 11, 2006  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


Ah, bugger the charts! It's a fun game to play, but it's only that, a game. If you are doing what you love and are able to make some money off it, then that's what is important.

Life is too short for something as petty as the charts.

(Remember, I did say it was a fun game. :) )


Saturday, February 11, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Just popped by to 'give you a shout'!

I am glad you feel better about the chart placings. It's just a matter of keeping things in perspective, I think.

Life has a way of becoming unbalanced at times. That's when we have to sit back, take stock & & readjust our priorities again.

Your music is lovely & that is it in a nutshell...

You are always so sweet, too.


Saturday, February 11, 2006  
Blogger paul B said...

Hey Mikey,

Long time no comment... Ive been neglecting my blog-life lately... I wanted to invite you to come over to m blog where Ive posted a video I compiled in tribute of In the Attic/ communicating with you all on the blogs. Its a neat little complication of stuff (including you) which I hope you will enjoy...


Paul B

Monday, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Carrie Pratt said...


I have been playing all of your songs on the IAC, and they are all so wonderful! You deserve to be number one! Of course you know that you are already the tops for all of your blogger friends.

Really nice production work on all of these tracks. I would love to put them all out on Long Live Rock. If your interested, give me a buzz!


Monday, February 13, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Spot on Justin, thankyou mate, take care.

Thankyou Joeboy, some people have said it's more like a witches cackle, so thankyou very much mate.

Hey Gary, thanks for clearing up the IAC thing, cheers. Good to hear that you started your drum track, I still haven't, I will soon. I'll go and check those lyric's out soon as well. Thanks mate, hope your good.

Hi Sue, I agree, thank's for your lovely as ever post here, the Uke song is sounding good, I'm trying to put words to it at the moment. Thanks again and take care.

Hey Kevin, hope your good mate, I agree as well, I have a very basic urge to create. Can't wait to hear how your recording goes, whenever, the time has to be right. KOKO & LAY (Look after yourself)

Thankyou Jack, your right of course, I just got caught up in the buzz of it all, you know, anyway, thanks for the shout mate.

Thanks Dale, you are so lovely, hope everything's going well for you, I haven't been over to your daughter's blog yet, sorry, I will soon. Thanks again, and good one with the GYAS.

Nice one Paul b, that is great mate, I've had a look, and I advise everyone else to do the same, your video homage is brilliant. Thanks for the shout mate, take care.

Hey, thankyou so much Carrie, I really appreciate that. You are very sweet to me, thankyou very much. I get to you real soon about the longliverock thingy, looks really cool. Take care, give my best to Tom.


Monday, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Carrie Pratt said...

That's cool Mikey! If you want to send me mail to chat about Long Live Rock, please do so at


Monday, February 13, 2006  

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