Monday, April 10, 2006

A COLD HOUSE...






I really enjoyed last week's show, it's alway's good to meet fellow artist's, and blogging legend's. This week's show will be on Tuesday, I presume at the normal time. You must let me know what you would like me to play. I'm also going to post some more t-shirt idea's, it's harder than I thought, but with all feed back I've been receiving, it's been made easier.
When I returned home last week from the show, I was shocked to walk into a cold house, the boiler had packed up, and it was freezing. Although very romantic, because of all the candles alight trying to raise the temperature. It turned our weekend into an exercise in keeping warm.
My father is a heating engineer, but has just left on holiday for two week's, isn't it alway's the way, but having some of my father's jean's, I gave it ago. After a few attempt's, over a couple of day's, the boiler was fixed, by my own gracious hand, and Rene was over the moon, me too actually.
So once again, please let me know if you want a particicular song played, or if you want a shout out live on the show, or if you have any useless fact's that I could use. I hope your all doing well and staying fit, let me know what you think of the t-shirt idea, take care, enjoy the show and GMaS.

mikey

35 Comments:

Blogger neilbymouth said...

Wotcha Mikey, i had a similar experience with my mother in law, i always said i was going to fix the boiler- one day i went round to do it, she wasnt having any of it and fought me off with a stick the old cow.

LOVE the heart images, be really cool if they were on the right side of the shirt as well wouldnt it? really works i think- id buy one.

I have to request we will fix it for the show because i love it,

Cheers Mikey !

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

wow, those are very cool. going to have to sit with them for a moment. I like 'em all!

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

The yellow one on a red Tshirt. Everyone has black Tshirts. Do something different than black.

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Good morning Mikey, thanks for posting new songs to your IAC page and MySpace. I have put them onto Attic Radio's listing, nice work, I like both songs, especially Matches. Will these be on your new EP?

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Hey Mikey! I love all of those pictures...I think my favorites are both the blue and red (things) on black...and I also like the upper right black scribbley on red. Makes me think of a broken down pier or boardwalk or something.

Our heater broke a few weeks ago as well, I feel your pain with that! Glad you got it fixed. I bet you are quite the handyman! :o)

You could give me a shout-out on Tuesday, that would be fun! :o) And I would really love to hear you play "Misery needs a friend" again at some point. Love that song.

Hope you're having a good day!

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Beautiful t-shirt ideas! I love them all! I don't have any school this week so I will be able to catch ITA live since the episode with pj's. I have a useless fact: A gozzard is a person who owns geese. Let's face it, how many people do you know own geese? It is completely useless. Can't wait for the show. GMAS!

-Kevin

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Fine In My Sky said...

Hi Mikey!

I dig the blue heart.

And my song request is "White Stripes"! I have such a yearning to sing that song myself. The chorus is beautiful.

:-)

Much Love,
-Natalie

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, I think the T shirt idea is great and about three different designs for fans to choose from. A useless fact is at two minutes and three seconds past one on the fourth of May 2006 it will be 01-02-03 04/05/06 this will never be repeated until the year 3006. Any song will be great for tomorrows show. I like all of them. Mark

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

Hi Mikey,

You are the boiler man! WOW!

Geez, do you have any songs about being dumped? My long-distance boyfriend broke up with me this weekend, in an e-mail. I suppose there are lots of Mikey songs that would be suitable! But I'm mostly in the mood to hear you sing "Tourist," I love when you do that one.

I'm a romantic at heart, and I love to hear you sing love songs for Rene.

Have a great time. I'll be tuned in.

Love, Brina
(keeping my chin up, he was a dope to treat me that way!)

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Hi Mikey,

I love the blue heart, really like it...but, I don't know why, I prefer the first one on your previous post.....

Poor you and Rene, I'm glad that it's fixed now.."Mikey will fix it" "Mikey will fix it"......It's incredible to see how the mind works to find a solution to keep warm..........I once spent a whole week without hot water and I remember that to have a shower was a kind of torture....

I would like you to play "Tourist" or "Cover you Up" if it's possible....pleaseeee!!

Thanks a lot,

Elena
XXXXXX

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Oh your Pretty Heart...i do like the blue on black..

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Lynsey said...

The tee-shirt idea is fab! I personally fancy the red on black. I would buy one...they're so hip looking!

Cheers Mikey,
-Linds-

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger paul B said...

Hey Mikey,

Thanks for comenting on my video.. I tried to send it in the mail to rachel and pete but who knows if it made it across the pond...

I happen to love the yellow heart with the red back... alittle irony in that painting... Cant think of any useless facts right now... I liked Marks... If I thiknk of something I will post..


Thanks

Paul

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Love the heart design t-shirts. My favorite is the blue heart too.

If you will, I would love to hear you play "Tourist" also. That I think is my favorite.

Thanks!!

Zoe

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Mikey:

I am always full of useless facts, but I will instead first of all offer a comment made by my daughter, Rachel, a few years ago when she was NOT sixteen, as she is now:

Rachel:
"Dad, I want to be a whale trainer when I grow up."

Dan L.:
"Why is that, Rachel?. Why whales?"

Rachel:
"Dad, there are just SO MANY whales to be trained!"

Ok, now a useless fact:
Our feet are in a different time zone then our head is. How is this so? A number of years ago, a study was conducted to determine if the theory of gravity affecting time was valid. A large tower was constructed with a clock on the top, a clock on the bottom. If gravity was to affect time, then the clock on the bottom should run slower than the one on top (because the higher clock is farther from the gravity source...Earth). It was determined that the theory is correct...the clocks were determined to function just as predicted, but it took an extremely accurate system of measurement to determine a difference so incredibly minute, but oh, so real. Therefore, Mikey, as the experiment demonstrated the theory to be correct, we can apply it to my opening statement...if time moves more slowly as it is more affected by gravity, then your head is actually in a slightly different space of time then your feet!

Mikey, there is more that can be derived and illuminated from more elaboration on this subject, but I tried to keep it simple.

If you wish, I can go on. I once expounded on this subject while on Pete's Blog, and it must have seemed like Coo-Coo talk from a Coo-Coo bird.

You may notice our invite to The Attic on Rachel's Blog. It would likely involve you, so think on it as well, won't you? You can be our ally! I always say, "If you don't ask for a yes, the answer is almost always no, because you never tried". We are trying.

Lastly,
You are welcome to shout out to us in the garage of "Sunrise Studios", the actual garage without a studio, where we make nothing but noise, and love it just the same. It's all on my blog, and in the archives too. You may otherwise shout out to Rachel (our daughter) who wants to purchase Rachel Fuller stuff. I, for myself, also enjoy your musical style...from the heart, your heart.

Peace,

--Dan L.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

Mikey,

The heart design now reminds me of the logo for Never the Bride. Hmm.

A friend of mine wore a t-shirt the other night with a dragon-monster-like face (similar to your creature with the limb), The design spread to the shoulders. Oddly, I thought a lot about your designs!

My question I suppose is whether t-shirts will include authentic language? Spanish for the concerts in Barcelona (I am going!!!) and in Madrid, for instance?

You know I like Plastecine (sp).

See you manana!

-g+bb

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

PS: bravo on the boiler! I think you have your dad in your genes. lol.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger jillytee said...

Hi Mikey, how clever is that mending your own boiler, and just in time for the snow!
Useless fact issued by the Met office -- Statistically it is more likely for this country to have a White Easter than a White Christmas
Request - TOURIST pleeeeease!
jillytee

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

Thank you, Mikey. I can't believe you made the effort to talk about my being dumped. It was some kind of sweet. You, Rachel, and Pete helped me, well, Layla too with her amazing beautiful songs, and now Simon is making me cry with his song.

Love you guys. Hugs, Brina

P.S. It's pronounced Breeeeeena, short for Sabrina.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Thanks so much for playing Tourist again! It's such a beautiful song. And thanks for the shoutout! :o)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger psychedelic butterfly said...

hiya mikey
you were great on ITA tonight! thanks for playing 'Tourist'!
i havn't blogged for ages, so i've decided now that i have more time i will come leave you more comments!
can't wait to see you perform in southend too!
x

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Good show Mikey, as usual! Loved seeing Rene actually there while you played Tourist! And of course she looked great, I like how her hair is longer lately.
Oh yeah, and I thanks fr the shout out- threw me because I looked up and said "Did I just hear my name? (Nab-Lisa)???"
And I did! It was my name alright!
That was neat- :D Thanks! xoxoLisa

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Mikey,

Love the designs! You need a pigeon design, though, don't you? To promote your song... subliminal messages and all.

Actually got to see ITA today, Tuesdays are better days for me than Wednesdays. Nice playing once again! Could you do me a favour, next time Simon is on ITA? Can you steal that #$%^ing hat, and tell him you did that from me? *grin*

He knows how I feel about the hat.

Jack
(shamelessly promoting the interview I did on Jazzblog with the beautiful and talented up-and-coming songstress Seka, please check it out)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Michael said...

I really think the picture of you on the EEL Pie site (under the Boardwalk?) is a good picture if you put your name on the left breast and the picture on the back it would sell. Dont get it too confusing. Who fans are like black and white nothing fancy. Remember they are older now. I really think a baseball hat would be good too with your name or "Plasticine" embroidered on it......michael :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Thanks a lot for the show, Mikey!!! and thanks again for singing "Tourist", nice story, hehe..Loved seeing Rene there..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Mikey, you were fabulous today. Thanks so much for playing "Tourist".

Zoe

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Lynsey said...

Mikey...lovely job today on ITA! I was wondering...how about getting a bit of better sound on the show? I always have to turn my volume up so loud..!

Terrific show..I'm a big fan. :D

Cheers,
-L-

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Elaine said...

I've got you right at the top of my station this week. Love Matches and We Will Fix It. I keep playing them every chance to try and get you higher up charts.
I like the black and white pier picture and the red and yellow
Vitriol Ventricle.
Had to look at you past blog entry to remember how to spell that. ;-)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Hi Mikey,
And it is always a blast to meet Art/guitar legends too!
I think I passed your art school just off of the high street when I visited Southend on Sunday. Sorry that I did not get your contact info in time to have a visit with you in Rene but will do in the future. Southend is a very sweet and mysterious place and folks are kind..you must have had fun tearing up the Victoria Mall back in the day-I know I would have! Your art and Rachel's music has a new meaning to me now.
All your t-shirt ideas are great. i'm really looking forward to a major retrospective exhibit ;)
Cheers and fresh donoughts (.60p each 6 for 1.80,
Amanda

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Sorry I diddin't post during the show, my computer was freezing up. Just got it fixed. Thanks for the shout man, you're a good one.

-Kevin

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

By the way, I have 2 new pics up. Check 'em out. I'll put some up of strawberry hill tomorrow. Keep on truckin'!

-Kevin

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

WOW very cool art Mikey!!! I am so sad you didn't mention my birthday but Brina being dumped by her boyfriend via email balances things out. LOL

Middle of the night here listening to the podcast...watching actually. Been in busy hell...sometimes heaven. Hope you are well and have a great rest of your week. Sorry to not be around on your blog as I usually am. I am been so busy I can't even remember doing what half the time :)

XX-Molly

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Alecia said...

...sorry way too many typos in that!

Hi Mikey,

Great show yesterday, it was great to see Rene as well with you playing Tourist! As far as the tees as a Graphic Designer I lean towards the pig - if you want to be controversial and probably sell a few of em you could add the word Tourist under it! Or find an image that would work well for Feel my Heat to be less offensive - but still clever.

I got his in an email today - thought you may want to add it to your mind as one of your more USEFUL facts...
Cheers!

Subject:
Two-way mirrors. . .

I thought this was quite interesting! And I know in about thirty seconds, you're going to do what I did, and find the nearest mirror. Often heard about the two-way mirror but could never tell, so I thought you might be interested.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is two-way or not? This is not to scare you, but to make you aware. A policewoman, who travels all over the U. S. and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen, passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them)?

There have been many cases of people installing two-way mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror; however, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, FOR IT IS A TWO-WAY MIRROR!

"No Space, Leave the Place."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  
Blogger brojo said...

Hey Mikey
Great show as usual. Tourist was fantastattic, good podcast preview as well. What about Mikeys Plunder the Covers segment. Who were you playing when you first started to play guitar?
Nice work on the heater
You can fix it!
I am sticking with the hand out of the mouth piece for a t-shirt
I am getting totally jazzed for tour. This should be an off the hook experience for you all. You all deserve it.


See ya next week

John

Wednesday, April 12, 2006  

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