Monday, October 23, 2006


Great news blogger's, I will be joining Rachel and the Attic gang for the duration of the second leg of the American tour, I can't wait. Hope to meet loads of you on the road, I hope you have all bought my CD, if you have, please tell me what you think of it, also it would also make a great Christmas present for a loved one, ok that's enough of that. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Now back to the story so far...
We left New York and drove to Baltimore, for the V festival there. We set up in a large motorhome, which was similar to the size of the silver airstream which we performed the show's around Europe. The flamming Lip's and The Raconteurs joined Rachel, Pete and I, and they performed some amazing covers of Who song's, it was extremely hot in the motorhome, but the show was awesome. Rachel performed amazingly and I played Tourist and Misery with Rachel. I had a great time, it was lovely to see the Lip's again, and the Raconteurs were a great bunch of lad's. After the show, I was speaking with the Lip's manager and asked if me and Rene could dress up in santa's costumes and dance on stage with the band, now if you haven't seen the Lip's perform, you won't know what I'm talking about, and think that's a little bizarre, but anyway, he spoke to the band, and they agreed.
We had a brilliant time dancing around on stage, and they performed beautifully, and even gave us some t-shirts to remember the evening. We returned to the Who enclosure, which was next to The Chilli Pepper's, and we had some drinks in the hospitality area.
Rene and I had a wonderful evening, then got back on the bus and travelled to Chicago driving through the night...
Hope everyone is good, in answer to shout's on the previous post, I don't know where I will be at the moment, but when I find out, I'll let you know. Please give me a shout and let me know your still about. My post on Chigago will come very soon, so come back soon, take care all.
Also, it was my brother Shaun's and my newest nephew Jed's (1st)birthday the other day, they had a party and it was a wonderful day, Jed is amazing, I'm very proud.


Blogger Roland&Lisa said...

Hey Mikey! Awesome news about you coming back to the US!! Can't wait to see you again. Will Rene be joining you?...sure hope so!

We've been listening to your cd like crazy since it arrived. The music sounds great--excellent production. You are so talented!! I (Lisa) am partial to "Tourist" but love every song on it. I'm assuming you'll be performing again at the attic jam in Chicago..any chance you can sing "My Brother Shaun"? Another awesome tune by you. Of course, we'd love to hear you sing anything. Really looking forward to the show and anxiously awaiting the details from Rachel.

Thanks for the Baltimore notes and time! Will keep checking for the Chicago post.

Take care and have a good week!


Monday, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Aw, cool Mikey! That's such great news. Hope to see you again when you're on the east coast! Will you be at the NYC ITA show this time around?

Love your stories, hope you and Rene are doing well. x


Monday, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, great news that you are doing the next leg!! It really wasn't the same at Attic Jam in New York without you. I'm not just saying that, I mean it. I'm also pleased for all those Bloggers that have not met you yet. Is Rene flying out to be with you for a while? We are off to Vancouver on Friday for four days to visit an Aunt and then onto L.A. So I'll look forward to seeing you there. It doesn' seem like it was a year ago that Jed was born. Time goes so quickly these days. Anyway, take care and see you soon. Mark

Monday, October 23, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Awe MIKEY.....such great news......I second Sarah's question, will you be at Joe's Pub??? Would be fantastic to be able to say "hello".....
your fabulous cd gets regular play around here..I really love it!
good idea to buy more as gifts....

Monday, October 23, 2006  
Blogger CathFria said...

WOW Mikey what great news!!!!
When Rachel posted a possible ITA for Chicago, I was hoping you would be there too.Ausome. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
Check out the great picture of Rene, you and me at the HOB at

Hope you like it!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Looking forward to seeing you back here in a bit! Great post!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Mikey!! I'm so excited that you will be coming out to America again, and we will get to see you (Mark and Jill, Stephani and I have tickets to LA Attic Jam Yay!)

Thanks for reading what I'm up to musically. Have been taking a bit of a break, picking away at musical ideas, funny, you had posted right when I had updated a verse of that one. What we mentioned to Rene, the offer still stands.

Have you heard of James Carrington? His web site is
His song "Ache" was featured on an episode of SmallVille. He's currently in LA and I'm trying to find out where he's playing.

I'm really enjoying reading your road journal and the photo's are awesome! What a life ay. See you soon.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger LauraBZ said...

Hi Mikey!
Happy belated bday to Shaun and Jed.
Now that is fantastic news that you will be returning to the US! I hope to see you at Joe's Pub - woohoo!
thanks for the update. enjoy the rest of your time before you hit the road again!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger High Number said...

Nice pics overall...Hope you will take some more in the future. :)
I haven't had a chance to buy your album (yet!), but I shall buy it when I will have the opportunity. I know my English grammar is as bad as a three-year old child.

Anyway, good luck and take care.

--> Jen

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger bookworm said...

Hi Mikey,
I love to read your story from the USA. Hope you feel good. I wrote a post of a young lady called Ira. She make good electronic music. Please visit my blog and tell me what you think.
All the best
Love and peace

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger CrazyCharly said...

Hey Mikey!
You must have a great time in USA! You are so lucky!!! All the nice people and you can see so many new things!!!
I always wait for a new post at you blog, so I'm happy to hear from you soon.
Love, Charly

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger paul B said...

Hey Mikey,

I just ordered your CD! Can't wait to hear it. Looks like you all had fun in NYC!

Wishing you the best!

Paul B

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Vendelascity said...

Hola, Mikey... enjoyed your set at Chicago's House of Blues. Loved your hat, too! Will you be back in December when The Who roll through town again?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

Really, Mikey, you're coming to Minneapolis, then!? Yeah!

Jessica and Elaine and other Minnesota area bloggers will be there with bells on, I'm sure!

I'm delighted. I know that Rachel is doing a bookstore appearance earlier that evening before the Who concert (Dec. 8th, a Friday) so we will just plan on seeing you there. Hurrah!

Lots of love,
Brina (writing to you from California)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006  
Blogger colleen m said...

Cool!!! Cant wait to see you again! Hope you will get to do more then you did in Chicago!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it means a lot to me. 2 of my friends went to a flaming lips concert once. This guy had spare front row tickets and gave them to my pals- what luck! They said it was amazing. I wish I had went with them...
It seems like all is well in your world, and I hope your Amerifcan expirience gets better as it progresses, Peace and Love


Wednesday, October 25, 2006  
Blogger CathFria said...

Thanks for stopping by. How lucky am I, another ITA in Chicago(the museum invitation stands)!!!
This fan connection thing really works because now I will get off my duf and order your CD!!!!


Thursday, October 26, 2006  
Blogger Suesjoy said...

Rachel has kept her promise and has given me 2 Meet and Greet tix to the Attic Jam in LA so...hurrah!
I'm taking Molly, btw.
We'll be a stunning couple! lol
Couple of floozies...hee hee.
See you SOON!
I still have to buy your cd...but can I buy it at the Attic Jam?
Would love to have you sign one, and I don't know how quickly I'll receive it from eel pie.
Lemme know, ok?

Friday, October 27, 2006  
Blogger Dan L. said...


Mikey, Mikey, Mikey...

You will be in LA afterall???

Look us up, me and Allen, from the GARAGE. We have Meet and greet tix. I would enjoy meeting you.

Remember my "stupid fact" on IN THE ATTIC about "time", several months ago? About how your feet are in a different time zone and all?...You said it on the show, but boy you mangled it, not quite what it was meant to be, but you MIKEYED it!...That was funny though.

--Dan L.

Friday, October 27, 2006  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Damn fine shoes, in the photo, you too. Only a Brit would wear 'em here, though.

Looking forward to seeing you. I was wondering about if you were coming just this afternoon. Just think, you may want my autograph...or Allen's.

--Dan L.

Friday, October 27, 2006  
Blogger Delbut said...

Hi Mikey. Hope you have a good one, mate. We miss not seeing much of you on ITA live. Boohoo.

Friday, October 27, 2006  
Blogger Metalchick said...

Hi Mikey,
Are you going to the Hotel Cafe with Rachel? I got a ticket so I will be there! Unfortunately I only got general admission, so I won't be at the meet & greet. :(
Anyways, I hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 28, 2006  
Blogger Neil from Chicago said...

I got your EP about a week or so ago. It's rare when I listen to something and I immediately like it. Your EP was no exception. Just kidding! :). Actually, I could'nt get 'Plasticine' out of my head before I even had the EP. I'm now having the same experience with 'Misery' and 'Invisible'. Maybe it's my current state of mind but I'm latching on to these songs... Great to hear that you're going to be back in the U.S. with the gang. I'm planning a long weekend in LA with some friends to see the 2nd Who show. Maybe I will bump in to you at Pub somewhere. Good luck and thanks! Neil

Saturday, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't have it yet but I'll check it out.


Saturday, October 28, 2006  
Blogger Tom Pratt said...


It's great news that you're coming to America again! I hope that you play at the Hotel Cafe in L.A so that I can finally see you perform live! New York and Chicago are all right, but the west coast is the place that you really need to see. I'm sorry you didn't tag along with the Who for their gigs in the northwest (Vancouver, B.C.-Portland-Seattle) the shows were incredible and the autumn weather was amazing. I really think your music would go over great here. Have a fantastic trip, and I hope to see you in L.A.


Saturday, October 28, 2006  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

OMG Suesjoy said it all...I guess I am the other half of the floozie LOL. At least we will be a pair to mingle with one another if we get too mental lol.

Looking forward to meeting you in LA! So happy you are going and looking forward to hopefully hearing you play!!! I am hosting another get together for dinner and if anyone wants drinks after. See you at the Meet and Greet and perhaps buy you a drink later on!

Hi to Rene!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006  

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