Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Manic Street Preachers in Chicago!!

Fantastic show and a brief meeting of the minds with Nicky Wire!

Monday, May 4, 2015

UK 2015 Pt 2!

...and off to Glasgow!

Unfortunately,my train from Manchester to Glasgow was cancelled...which meant a shuttle bus to Carlisle....which led to a train the rest of the way...so a 3 1/2 trip wound up taking almost 7 hours!...ah well,saw some of the countryside,anyway...

after arriving...my good buddy John Symon was there to show me to my hotel,and then see some sights...including the Cathedral...then met our bud Joe Baxter for some more wandering and pub!

The next day was recording day!....with John.Joe,Dave Trott and One-Take Jake....we got a great track out of it...and a celebratory band shot/drink at the pub...hear the results! .Come On Home (Glasgow)

And on to Birmingham!

My oldest Mojo buddy,Adrian,was there to fetch me at the Brum train station and head over to his
had a nice visit with his girl and her girls!

...followed by rehearsal/recording with the fantabulous Black Bombers!

The next day was....The Slade Convention!....Bus tour to Slade landmarks,pub quiz,chatting with other Slade freaks....and a visit with Slade drummer Don Powell!...thrill to meet and chat with him,and of course got my Slade In Flame album signed!

On my final day...A visit to Coventry to see the local music museum....and a meet up with Simon,visiting the original Mojo-meetup pub I first met many of the great folks you see and hear about on my travelogue...hard to fathom its been almost 10 years!....later we,like proper English gentlemen,kicked back and watched a football match...then off to dinner!

....and here's the record haul,such as it is....

Had such a great time,and still cant believe all the recording got done and went well!....Ta-da!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

UK 2015!! Pt.1

Yep...back I went....2 weeks of visiting,recording,and general tomfoolery!....here's what happened:

Met my buddy Nick (Fuzzy) and a lovely evening seeing the smash,multi- Olivier winning Kinks musical,"Sunny Afternoon"....great music and performances!!

Next,some shopping in Soho...which was great,except some asshole who liked like that hippy out of the Spin Doctors hits me full on at Oxford Street on his bike!....and was a jerk about it...i thought Americans were supposed to be the rude ones!!..haha!
No matter,wonderful day of record shopping...then off to the first recording session of the trip!

Hear the results!
Im Just Bad (London)

Also had a nice leisurely dinner (fine Italian!) with two old pals,Mark and Matthew!
 Had a wander to Camden Market to see the Amy (bless) statue and more record shoppin...and a trek to Halloway Road to see the great Joe Meek's digs/studio

Next up......Manchester!!

A fab 4 days in the fine,crazy company of Spenny,Dave and Paul....we named our band "No Loitering" for our recording project....which included a rollicking version of The Small Faces "Sorry,She's Mine" and an original Bo Diddley/Can/Stooges-inspired original track "No Y No"....

Also had a great time record shoppin and hanging out...and check out my prezzies from Spen and Dave!...even got a Fresh Prince sandwich!...haha!!

....and here's my record haul from London & Manchester!!

Coming up in part 2....Glasgow and Birmingham!!