Monday, May 01, 2006

BIG FISH...


Me and Rene had a great time at my Mum's boat on the weekend, we travelled up on saturday afternoon and spent the night, as well as my brother Shaun and Lisa and Jed. All of us sleeping on the boat, which was a bit of a squeeze, but never the less a great time. It was made even greater when I saw my float go under the water, and I landed this fish, a beautiful male Bream. It is the biggest fish I have ever caught, I think I already explained by bad luck, but not this time. I was stunned, and felt like a small child, it was an amazing experience, am I mental or something.
Anyway, we got home late last night, and had a very lazy day today, Rene inform's me that the gig at Club Riga is under a week away, and I think there's a few of you blogger's coming, you will be in for a great night, I am only supporting the great 'Casbah Club', they are fantastic, so I want to do a great show.
Thankyou everyone for some great shout's and compliment's here, I am very lucky to receive such corespondance, I hope you all had a good weekend, take care all, and GMaS.
mikey

41 Comments:

Blogger patinmke said...

Mikey,

You know things are quite different fishing wise between the UK and the US. Nevertheless, nice fish.

So when are you going to start doing some club dates over here?

adios
pat

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Hey Mikey! That's a beautiful fish. It rivals the size of the biggest fish that I have ever caught... It was a large rock fish that I gaught at Catalina Island. It was a bit smaller though, I think. I normally catch small trout in lakes. Did you release him?

I wish I could go to the gig, but unfortuneately I live on the other side ofthe world. Poo.

GMaS!
-Kevin

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Storm said...

Hi Mikey!

What a lovely fish. While boating last weekend, some people near us caught several Mahi Mahi. They were some of the most brillantly colored fish I have ever seen. I could never, ever fish because I feel so sorry for them once they are caught.

~Cara

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Lynsey said...

Wow, nice fish! Sounds like you had some great fun! :D

I told Rachel that I'll probably have some more cartoons up by tomorrow, so perhaps you can show them on this week's ITA!

Take care, Mikey.
-L-

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Hi Mikey, that is a pretty fish. Did you throw it back? or did you...

Good luck on your gig supporting Casbah Club. I am sure you will be brilliant. I am sorry I will not be able to see you perform. Hopefully someday though.

See you on Wednesday.
Zoe

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Kara said...

Very nice fish!

Good luck with your gig. I'm sure you'll do great :)

Take Care

Monday, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Bblayla said...

Mikey
What a beautiful fish! Do you eat then?
It is so exciting catching fish--of any size really. We are going on vacation to Costa Rica this wednesday-we are planning on fishing a few times--hope we catch something.
I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your songs--so many times I wake up and your tunes are still in head. Makes me smile!

Have a great time at the gig--Wish I could be there to see you and Simon-How fun is that!
Take care

Belinda

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Elaine said...

That's a beautiful fish. Good on you for catching it.
Wishing the best for you when playing those upcoming gigs.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Jim Laughlan said...

Where I live Mikey (A village called Youngstown, north of Niagara Falls), it's where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Anyhoot, I guess the big delicacy is smelt fish. I never liked them, but many people eat them like candy.

Hey, if the tour ever gets to my area, We need to do a night at the local speed way on a Friday night (modified stock car on a dirt track). Beer and Wings afterwards!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
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Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger SeekingSanctuary said...

Do I even want to know how you could tell it was a MALE bream?? LOL!!
Nice catch Mikey!

K

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

I could tell it was a male because of the raised nodes's on his head, which the males get around breeding season, fish don't have willies.
Thankyou everyone, Pat, I plan to do some small club's in America where ever I can whilst on tour with 'The Who' this year, hope I can get near you.
Hey Kevin, yes I did release him, fit and healthy, it is very important to me, although I do enjoy eating the fish I catch. Cheer's mate.
Thank's Cara, you are a sweet soul.
I'll check'em out Lindsay, thank's.
Thank's Zoe, take care and thankyou. Cheer's Kara.
Thank's Belinda, have a great time in Costa Rica, I'm very jealous, thank's again, hope you catch a big one. Thankyou Elaine.
Sound's like a fine evening Jim, really cool, hope to be some place near, I bet the river fishing is good as well, thank's mate.
Nodules on the head K, thank's very much, I knew I shouldn't have said male Bream. LOL. Take care all and thankyou again.
mikey

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Your fish matches your outfit. Very well planned by the fish. Nice catch. I kayak fish, which is a blast. I always release the fish. Hope all is well and have a great show this week.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

Beauty!

The look on your face IS the little kid face. We all make it when we catch a whopper fish like that one! I have some great photos of my son A.J. at various ages with his Big Fish of the summer.

Pretty appropriate with this week being Life Aquattic week!!!!

Smiling,
Brina (back from California, I blogged photos every day I was there, hope you get a chance to take a peek)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger blue said...

Hi Mikey!!

Nice CATCH and SMILE!!Glad to hear you had a great time. When we catch a biiiiig one, we PRINT it with indian ink and soft paper before we eat.What we call FISH PRINT.We frame it and hang on the wall.Unique way isn't it?

Good luck for the gig at the club.
See you at ITA. I'll be there as usual.

Love and luck, Tomoko xx

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Joeboy, yes mate, I should do a fishing fashion tip's, like 'when Bream fishing, wear Hamnet green top'. I think I should leave the fashion tip's to Rachel.
I'd love to hear about your kayak fishing some more, and what you fish for, sound's cool, thank's mate, take care.
Thankyou Brina, but it isn't The Life Aquattic, this week, it's next week, tomorrow's show is just a normal IN THE ATTIC, if there has ever been a normal show that is, I think not, I'll check your blog out now.
mikey

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

That's brilliant Tomoko, what a brilliant way to capture the unique pattern's and size of the fish, thank's for that information, I didn't eat this one, but I'm not opposed to eating fish I catch, in fact there is nothing better.
Take care and see you on the show.
mikey

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Ok I'm psychic fer sure because I KNEW you'd call this post "Big Fish!"
ok it was on HBO here last week...anyway - that one sure is purdy.
You look so proud. I don't think you're mental at all!
Did you throw him back???
Oh I wish I could see you open for Casbah Club. That's great news. Yeah - you need to do lots of gigs!
I'm sure it's tough to get booked, but your demo is so good.
I hope you get lots more.
Take care and see you Wednesday.
Lots of love,
Sue D.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

sorry Mikey - I should have read your comments first!!
I'm glad you didn't eat him... he's so pretty.
I have seen GORGEOUS fishprints in San Diego...it's a very cool idea!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Punk Boy returns.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Marietta said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!
The gig is under a week ago! Me and mummy are coming and Mark and Jill as well. Hurray!
Hope we see you and Rene at Southend before or/and after the show.

I have four days off and I'm staying overnight, so we're going to explore Southend. Hurray again!

Can't wait to see the show!!!!
And the Attic tomorrow!!!

xoxoxo
M

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Wow!That's huge! And all the questions I was going to ask were answered!
This is a great pic, too.
I'm glad that you let the fish go, but I would've understood if you'd kept him.:)
And btw I bet sleeping on a boat would be good, the lull of the water. Cramped or not.
I'm sure you're going to have such a great show with CC, I wish I could be there. Anyway, have a good one you guys!xoxoLisa:)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, a nice looking fish and you look really happy. Yes, get practising for The Riga, we'll be there to support you. Not that you need it as you'll do great. Mark

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Hola Mikey,

Wow, what a fish!!! Congratulations!! You look great in the photo, very happy..:):)

I'm sure that the gig at Club Riga is going to be fantastic, have fun!!!

Love,

Elena
XXXXXX

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

MIKEY:

"My 'Fishin' Friend......"

*laugh*

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, you are so sweet.


EA

Tuesday, May 02, 2006  
Blogger premierludwig said...

A belated thank-you for the shout out on ITA... it was very sweet of you, thanks.

And I'm jealous you've been hanging out on the houseboat. My father sold his narrowboat a few years back and I miss it so much. Fresh air, easy going lifestyle, mooring up for a pub lunch, spending too long opening the lock gates as I'd done a slight detour to go blackberry picking on the sly, gentle excercise with the walks and the locks, and then being rocked to sleep everytime another flamin boat went past in the middle of the night, LOL!

I don't really miss the day my dad fell in the canal and then we tried to moor up by driving a stake directly into a bees nest on the banking though. Not one of our best days.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Mikey:

...and you said you don't have much luck with the fish!

I have memories of many fishing trips, but not all had fish in them!

Take care, stay good,

--Dan L.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger brojo said...

Hey Mikey, nice fish, did it put up a fight or did it come in easy?
Love it if you could give me a shout tomorrow In the Attic? love to hear the song of why you explain things, sorry, do not know the title.
Also, when you and Rachel do anything together the energy is fantastic. I love the song Because your love (I think thats the name)

Anyways Have a great show

John

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Have fun tonight.
I'm glad you threw the fishy back. Nice catch though!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger neilbymouth said...

Hi Mikey- have a good show mate- Give us a shout out pleeeeeeaaaase mate!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger High Number said...

Useless facts:

If you still read this, this is what mark_t said:
"At two minutes and three seconds past one on 4th May 2006 it will be 01:02:03 04/05/06."

I've got another one:
At 6 minutes and 6 seconds past 6 on 6th of June 2006 it will be 06:06:06 06/06/06

Creepy.

Anyway, lots of hugs and kisses!

Jen

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Hola Mikey,

Tonight show's been great!!! Thanks a lot!!! I had a lot of fun..One question: When is your birthday????

High number, that's a good one, hehe

Love,

Elena
XXXXXX

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger brojo said...

Mikey
Thanks a lot for the shout and for playing, why I explain. What a great song.
Hope you catch the loop tonight.
You all must be getting giddy for this tour to start. Cant wait to hear your tales from the road.

Once again thanks

John

Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Hi Mikey,

Now that is a catch. Good go.

Excellent Attic performance.

Peace, love and light to you and yours,
Ric

Thursday, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Lynsey said...

Great show! Your new song (I can't remember the name of it...) was terrific, I really liked it. Can't wait for next week... and I *will* have cartoons up!

Cheers,
-L-

Thursday, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

what a beautiful fish!
great show today.

Thursday, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Cheryl Ann said...

Hiya Mikey,
Just wanted to drop a belated word about the video you showed last week at the end of ITA. It was smashing! I want to see (or hear)it more! I thought the background "noises" (birds singing,wind blowing) made a wonderful addition to your song, your voice and your guitar.
Have a great show this weekend (break a leg,thats for good luck!?!) you will be terrific and HAVE FUN!
Wish i were there. Please share some stories.
cherylann

Thursday, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

Hi Mikey,

What a great show you all did this week! Thanks so much.

Rachel was cute talking about you and fish. Did I hear her say that you were known to catch a small fish and then kiss it before tossing it back? I've done that!

I've also been known to talk to the fish, both before catching and once I've hooked 'em. My whole family makes fun of me. The worst is if the hook is in the fish in such a way that it's not possible to save it and toss it back. Then I am really quite upset.

Anyway, there's a little kid in each of us. Some of us just show it more easily than others. You and Rachel, Pete and Simon show yours very often, and that's part of why I love you guys. Mr. E-mail Break-Up guy (who wants me back) showed me his little kid side often in the last year or two, and I fell in love with him partly 'cause of that...sigh.

Hugs,
Brina

Thursday, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Lipstick Addiction said...

Fantastic show Mikey! Love the fish...you are beaming :)

Friday, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Ola amigo!
That's about all the espanol i know...
Loved the show this week.
I hope you have an awesome gig this weekend. Sending you lots of positive vibrations, mon!
Have fun, and wear the pink kimono!
Take care,
Sue D.

Friday, May 05, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

see, you caught the big one and, as I'd said, I knew you would!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006  

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