Thursday, February 23, 2006

We Will Fix It...

I've been really busy today and yesterday recording my new song, I'm not completely sure about the title but I'm going with 'We will fix it' for now. I've done the drum's( in responce to the reason why I don't use a live kit; it's just not feasible within my tiny studio at home, and I probably couldn't record them as well as they have been recorded on the sample, as well as the noise aspect) the main guitar and a bass, as well as the vocal. There is a possibility of some string's in there as well, but they'll be staying small. I've just been over to brother Shaun's and been finishing off the greenhouse, it's like our new den.
I forgot to mention that I've started giving my newphew Indy guitar lesson's, we had our first lesson on monday evening. My sister Lorraine bought it for him for Christmas, but he's a great student and we are steaming ahead, I want to keep it fun for him though. Nothing worse than boring music.
I'll work some more on the song tomorrow, hopefully get the string part down. Hope everyone's doing good, In the Attic 2 will be upon us very soon and I'm very excited, I've got some great new useless fact's, the new song's to play, and some great new stories for you.
I've posted up another drawing from an old song book, hope you like it. Let me know what you think, take care all, and GMaS.



Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Ok, this picture is awesome. Love the purple. It's scary and angry and full of emotion. Nice.

Can't wait for more fun facts and jokes from you on ITA! Do you know what time it's supposed to start?

Thursday, February 23, 2006  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

i love the title, we will fix it , although you may sound like bob the bilder, thats the beauty of it though ha ha ha. i love the picture its very bohemien. wish you could give me guitar lesssons mikey, i did have a teacher but he is so rude and arrogant i had to finish it, so i need a new teacher lucky my uncle has agreed to teach me, he is ace on the guitar. indy (what a cool name that is )is a very very lucky boy.
lots of love and wishes, regards etc to everybody
love Lucy (tammy girl)xxxxxx
p.s. how come all your neices and nephews have cool names!

Thursday, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Elaine said...

If your nephew gets really good at the guitar will you bring him as a guest for In The Attic? I think that would be cool.
The drawing looks really intense. The torment of souls in hell?

Thursday, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Wow, I like this one. You should make a t-shirt out of it. Very psychadelic. It seems like I love every one of your pieces of art. KOKO


Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Hello!! I love this one, Mikey...Very psychadelic!!! It looks as if the main figure is divided in three, the man and his good and bad souls?? or the young and the old ones?? and he has the US flag in his hand...
The dog's face is very scary, and so is the snake...I love the drawing, thanks for sharing!!

I think "We will fix it" is a great title, I'm looking forward to hearing the song...:):):)

Tell Indy he's very lucky to have you as a teacher, he's going to be a very good guitar player, he,he

Can't wait to see In The Attic again


Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

Okay, tattoo me!

Looks as though hell is pretty crowded. Your own Bosch here. I love the dog, even tho it seems vicious. The lone limb and foot is pure mystery. I hope s/he is in ectasy...but I have a feeling, given the one chap's considerable agony, there's little "e" here.

I'm always intrigued, as you have done, how artists can fill an entire page.

I like the pun on the song title, by the way. Very funny. I don't doubt you are making guitar lessons fun for Indy. Neat name, too, which I am pretty sure he hears a lot.

Very good post. Looking forward to In The Attic II.


Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger I am that I am said...

well done Mikey,

I saw you bobbing uply and downly and uplywards in the IAC, was happy to see that for ya.

Hey Mikey, did you ever see that oriental looking white house there in Southend, (or was I dreaming) it was near that music store, Monkee BiZZ, along the main drag/highstreet I think, I bought a guitar there, and I love buildings like that white house.
Brighton too has an amazing oriental looking building, like being in Agra (Taj Mahal India) when you see it.
Okay, over n out, happy spring time to you and your family, you'll be off out down to the shorelines more then I expect, you are right living there, I've been realising since a few years that I need to be near the coast somewhere, it may be in Crete in Paleochora where I'm busy trying to find a way to stsy there, maybe as a chef, there's a few good things going on there now, like environmental friendly as well, people who have set up centre for meditation and ion trying to help our world realise that it isn't only words that make it but practical things too, the centre I know has been built and blended into the traditional Cretan architecture, with mud straw roofs, natural waste system with reed layers, lots of stuff like that, and, the guy who I'm talking to who set the place up had been someone who had studied then ran some kind of video business but on seeing Crete decided to sell everything to go and live there, it was a village actually on Crete where travellers from Asia stayed, so now there's quite a few cheap accomodation places, because the people who set the places up, were low budget travellers themselves in the past.
Whatever happened to those old hippies??
Well, they went to this place

Paleochora South west Crete Greece/>

Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi Mikey,
Commenting again, when I really have to leave for an appt.
I LOVE your drawings from your old songbooks. They are so vivid, and like Gina says, they fill up all the spaces. You can look at them for long periods, and see something else, that you hadn't noticed before. My favorite in this one, is the fat beach guy with the bathing cap and speedo! In the middle of all this HELL, he's just chillin!
Can't wait for ITA!

Loverly thoughts for you today!

Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Have a great weekend Mikey.

Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Wow Mikey, stunning drawing. I wish I could draw, this is spectacular.

Know what you mean on the drum loops and having space. I can't wait to hear a sample of your new song and I hope things continue to go well for you on IAC. I'm holding position, but I think it could be time for a new release. The doctor has me on steroids and muscle relaxers for my back ailment so I can at least sit, so I am hoping I can finish recording two new songs over the weekend.

Please say hello to Rene for us.

Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Hi Mikey!

I think this is my favorite one so far! It looks like the Concert posters my cousin used to draw back in the late 60's early 70's. It keeps the eye moving around. Very vivid and very nice!

That is so nice of you to give guitar lessons to your nephew. I always wanted to learn but didn't. I do have a guitar though. It is a Fender Stratocaster. All white, very pretty. Couldn't play it to save my life though. It really isn't mine, it belongs to my son. I am just baby sitting it until he can get it to Sweden.

Have a great weekend. Can't wait to here the new song. I like the title.

5 more days...'till ITA2


Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

Hey Mikey
Really love the drawing! It’s such a strong piece in the way that you have only used two colours to create it and it’s so detailed. So many emotions floating round in it too. I love pen drawings , I find pen easier to work with as it gives you bolder line and also doesn’t give you an option to rub it out like a pencil does. Wish I was as good as you at life drawing too! that’s one thing I am useless at :P
Can’t wait for ‘In the Attic 2’, really looking forward to hearing your new song 'We will fix it'!
I also agree with ‘Ginab’, your artwork would make great tattoos!

Friday, February 24, 2006  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


Glad to hear you have some new useless facts, a person can never have too many of those!

As far as drums are concerned, if you hang a thick blanket/quilt about 1" away from each wall, it'll deaden the noise. Don't put mic's IN the drums, it always sounds like crap... Instead, a couple overhead and one about a foot IN FRONT OF the bass drum will work. (Put a stryofoam cup with the bottom punched out on the mic in front of the kick.) Recording drums on a shoestring!

Now dealing with your neighbours is a totally different ball of wax... lol

Keep at it Mikey, and good luck!

(Still opposed to electronic drums, but understanding your situation.)

Saturday, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Fine In My Sky said...

I just don't know what this picture is about yet. I see torment (lots of it) and a rhino head.

I shall think on it s'more . . .

Saturday, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Like Zoe, I think this is one of my favourites.
It reminds me of the doodles my mum does while she's talking on the phone...
She doesn't do human figures, though.

Looking forward to seeing you under the rafters.


Saturday, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

really looking forward to the New Attic. REALLY looking forward to the Attic on the road.

Sunday, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Hi Mikey!
I've been away from Blogland for awhile.
Lots of catching up to do...looks like I missed lots of your cool artwork.
I like this one- it's pretty trippy!
I am REALLY looking forward to In the Attic 2! Yee haw!! New songs and stories, more useless facts...ah, something to look forward to!
I'm living in Taipei for 6 months - it feels strange... ITA will help relieve my homesickness! I'm a big baby. ;)
See ya soon.
(I have to make sure I tune in at the right time. Wish me luck).
The other Sue

Sunday, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Aaron in Orlando said...

Hi Mikey,

I hope you are going great mate!

How about possibly peforming Pete's "Keep Me Turning" solo with your guitar on an episode of "In the Attic"?

Keep Me Turning = great song from the album Pete did with Ronnie Lane called Rough Mix (1976).

Thanks! (as always),
-Aaron in Orlando

Sunday, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Drum loops are fun! can't wait for the new tune! GMAS


Monday, February 27, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Everyone, I'm sorry that I won't answer you all individually, but I'm really busy, thankyou everyone, I promise that I will get back to answer's very soon, hope you are all well, take care, and thank's again for the lovely words here.

Monday, February 27, 2006  
Blogger ernie said...

this one is absolutely fantastic!

you're great in doing art!

grtz Elke

Tuesday, February 28, 2006  

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