Sunday, August 13, 2006


I flew out to Berlin, jumped in a taxi at the airport and headed straight for the gig, I was dropped off outside a park. I don't really speak any German, but understood the taxi driver's gesture into the park, thanked and paid he drove off. I wandered into the park, thinking that it was very quite, I was at the wrong place, well to cut a long story short, and with the brilliant help of some local people, I jumped into another cab and found my way to the gig.
Right outside where our bus's were parked, there was a man made beach next to the river, where there was a pool in a boat, moored to the beach. It was weird, but really cool, the place was filled with people swimming and sun bathing, completely surrounded by the industrial area of the city.
The IN THE ATTIC show went really well, and then I watched The Cashah Club and The Who from the side of the stage, they where both great, and met some blogger's as well, it was a brilliant begining to the European tour, after The Who came off, I went with the band to an amazing hotel. I had lunch with Simon the following day, just up the road from the hotel. Then travelled to the airport with Gordon, who is one of the management team, and a completely genuine lovely bloke. Our flight was cancelled, but we caught another, and flew to Milan...
To be continued...
GMaS, mikey.


Blogger bookworm said...

Hi Mikey,
Berlin was a fantastic gig from THE WHO and the CASHBAH CLUB, but to hot. It was very good I could meet you and Rachel, but first I lost all my english words. Sorry!
Charlotte is so proud you wrote on her blog. Thank you for this.
Wish you and Rene all the best.

Sunday, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Hi Mikey,
Agreed with Stefan, too hot indeed, but great gig in terms of being up close and enjoying the intimate setting, plus meeting you and Rachel was an added bonus. I posted a photo on my blog, in the July archives, if you want to see how fabulous you all looked.

Did it feel strange to be dropped off in a place without knowing the language? I guess English is a bit of a saviour in most parts, but still...

Looking forward to reading more of your reminiscing! Enjoy your break in the meantime.


Sunday, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Ahva Rahn said...

Mikey - I love this narrative; you have me eagerly waiting for further installments. That mad photograph from the venue is perfectly mysterious. Take care chum – hope to see you in Joe’s.

Be lucky - Paul.

Sunday, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Looking forward to hearing more! I bet it was an amazing time traveling all over Europe. (I'm jealous!) I can't wait to see you in NYC!

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger KennyAberdeen said...

Lost you for a while Mikey - great story about Berlin - you sound so laid back about it all - anyway best regards from Scotland - kenny Anderson

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Jeffreyjjj said...

Hey Mikey let me introduce myself my name is Jeff and my blog is
People are having trouble finding you because Rachels link needs to fixed that directs them to your blog it has the word "help" at the begining of your URL Address. Anyway I figured it out and can now blog you since I will be meeting you in New yYork at Joes Hope I can find a hard copy of your CD's for you to sign.
You threw me with your berlin blog thought I got a old Post but now see your catching up. You are living my dream to to tour with The Who and Rachel of course.

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger MaryMoo said...

I haven't been able to get to your blog for ages; with the link down and everything! The Euoropean leg was fab; i bet you're really looking forward to the USA! I know i can't wait and I'll be just sitting in my living room watching it all on the PC! :)


Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger LauraBZ said...

oh your blog is back! I enjoyed your account of the amazing Berlin journey. can't wait till you get to NYC. see you at Joe's!

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger colleen m said...

Glad I found your blog again! Nice Berlin story and pics. I can not wait to meet you and Rachel at Joe's!!

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

ahhh.. there you are. Thank's Stefan for pointing me over to Mikey's new blog location.

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

For some reason Rachel's link from her blog to yours is broken. The link to you on my blog works. Hope all is good with you Mikey. I just regained vision in my left eye thanks to a brilliant surgeon. I am a happy JoeBoy.

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Alecia said...

I also had a broken link to your blog - thanks to bookworm for the url. Love reading your accounts - Can't wait for Attic I.V. - I need an infusion!

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Bblayla said...

Here you are....

Strange things happening in the blog world-Glad that I have found you again. Love hearing about your travel experiences. I hope you took lots of notes. When will your CD be ready? I haven't heard much about it lately.... Hope to see/meet you in Chicago!

Stay cool and Take care
Belinda in HOT HOT Texas

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger High Number said...

Happy belated birthday! Actually I was the one who asked when your birthday was. I totally forgot...It's on the 31st of July. *hits head with facepalm*

Nice to see you blogging again. I wish I could have been to Berlin (or any other place where the ITA crew/The Who went).
Hope to read more from you.

Take care!
--> Jen

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Wukk said...


I got tickets to the Joe's Pub gig, and I can't wait to see you perform with the gang. I'm very excited to see it all, I'm a huge WHo fan, and have watched about every eposide of ITA. I hope you have some CD's for sale at the gig.


"the Wukk"

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Mikey, World Traveler.

Thanks for the pictures you send out to the blog!

--Dan L.

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Metalchick said...

Hi Mikey,
Good to have you back again! For some reason, your link didn't work on Rachel's blog or mine.
Thank you Bookworm for the new link.
Great story about Berlin, how nice of the local people to help you out.

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, I was a little concerned when I could not find your Blog. Thanks to Rene for posting a link on her Blog. Looking forward to future installments of your exploits on the road. Mark

Monday, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Piera said...

Hey Mikey, I just wanted to tell you that you and Rach were really on your game with ITA! Not only that, but what an amazing list of guests you had on!

Looking forward to reading more about your whirlwind trip. Take care, Mikey!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006  
Blogger SeekingSanctuary said...

YEA!!!!! Mikey's back!! Good to see you...
I too love hearing about your adventures. Definitely looking forward to more. :)
Hope you and Rene get to spend some wonderful quality time together and you get lots of good rest before you guys all head this way. Can't wait to see if ITA will be making a stop in Denver!
Stay safe and happy Mikey...

K x

Thursday, August 17, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

Good to hear/read you. Berlin. Must have seemed magical. Do you remember seeing any angels in the architecture? Just curious.

Glad to be home?


Thursday, August 17, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi Mikey,
There you are, thanks to Rene!!!!

Hope you are well, and feeling fit and ready to take on America. I hope you find The USA, and warm and hospitable place. We all love you ATTICKERS.


Thursday, August 17, 2006  
Blogger elena said...

Hola Mikey!! Thanks a lot for telling us about Berlin, it sounds that you had a great time...


Thursday, August 17, 2006  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey mikey....sounds like your having a fantastic time...loving the photos!
Hope you have a great weekend and that the weather holds out for you. it cant be any worse than sunny wales is right now :D

Saturday, August 19, 2006  

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