Here are some dodgy geezers that you might recognise.
What they lack in beauty they make up for in ...errr... ugliness. Oh yeh, and talent.
They send their best wishes to everyone on Planet GHPG, and if you would like me to pass a message to them I'll be seeing them again tonight, so... let me know!
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Yes, I agree with everything Wolfy said - he was splendid. Looking and listening to him on Saturday it was hard to believe all that stuff last summer ever happened.
Great to meet you at last Wolfy - and no, I was never trapped in a lift with you in Northampton... I'm sure I'd have remembered that, haha. (It must have been some other skinny young redhead!)
Not sure if this link will work by the time you click on it but the Rugeley Travelodge now has the Friday night available at £29
Nice one Wolfy. See ya there!
... the word's certainly getting around
I can understand how ya feel, (I've met Ken a few times and he seemed harmless) but I actually thought Ken came out of it quite well in the newspaper article, and that it's the kinda thing that he might frame and put in his shrine.
I don't think they made him out to be a monster, and the photo with him and Mel on the front page is something he might be very proud of. So maybe this was the kindest and most humane way to try to put a stop to it (if it has).
It must have been very unnerving for Mel when Ken persisted in living the lie even after he'd been outed - and yeh, I think we can all sympathise with Ken cos mental illness is one of the hardest things to understand.
And yeh, I fully agree about being happy to be ourselves! Not everybody can feel that way though, which is a very sad thing for those people.
Front page colour photo and a two-page report on pages 4&5, with photos. A really good in-depth article.
Well done to Wolfy and friends for the detection, and for turning this negative thing into something that seems to have turned out quite positive.
As Wolfy knows, I had a few encounters with this fella about five years ago, and even though at that time he never claimed to be Mel, (he called himself by his real name at that time) everything he said about Trapeze, Whitesnake and the Rich Bitch recording sessions would have led anyone who knows anything about Mel's career to think that he actually was/is Mel.
Added to which, I've spent quite a lot of time with patients on the psychiatric wards at Derby City Hospital - and their families - over the last ten years. Many of the patients are there through an imbalance of chemicals in their brain that could happen to any of us - and just as many are there through personal traumas (self-induced or externally-induced) that have contributed to their problem.
There's definitely something going sadly wrong inside this fella's head, so ... Ken, if you're reading this.... I hope ya get treatment soon.
Can't remember if this is already linked from here (apologies if so!) but there is a short interview
with Adrenaline 101 at:
A mention here too for the supporting band at the three Spanish shows - ADRENALINE 101
Have a sneak preview/pre-listen at http://www.myspace.com/adrenalineone0one
I scanned the whole page for you so you could see what else is on locally. Graham Bonnet at a pub in walking distance for example!
There are some great photos of the Graham Bonnet/Taz Taylor gig at Stourbridge Rock Cafe on Saturday 23rd June over at:
If you get the chance to see any of the remaining UK shows http://www.taztaylor.com/taztaylorband/tourdates.htm and take any photos or write a review, please send them to email@example.com. Thanks!
Can't remember if I ever posted this link here, but it's an interview with Jeff from back in June 2005, just when he was about to stand in for Pete Way on the American leg of the UFO tour.
If I remember rightly, he ended up doing the American leg with his American foot in plaster. And no, it was nothing Batttttty did to him, you be pleased to hear.
The Uppsala Progressive Rock Festival is with Tomas Bodin, and there will be other shows announced soon at http://www.jj-marsh.com/tourdates.htm
Glenn and JJ in the same town, same country. on same date!
Are they playing together ?
That's the plan!
Hi Iain, yes, he's playing in Glenn's band. There will be more updates soon with news of other gigs including a festival.
Only just seen this thread cos I've been away, but want to pay tribute to the interviewer, Christopher Maloney - a lovely fella and a good pal of mine. He's somebody who has a good sense of humour and also takes this whole music thannng very seriously whilst at the same time taking himself not very seriously at all. I like that!
I have attached some pics of pre gig, after the sound check!
Lovely to see a pic of my pal Michael there. Mike darlin, if you're reading this, it was great to meet up with you and Dan again at the UFO gig in Dublin, and sorry that it was all such a hdghsdghwgeeiweuwhedudhajq at the Merch Desk and beyond. But the good news is.... I didn't actually end up killing anyone, and the t-shirts *almost* balanced.
Gail sends her love to ya both, and says if you have any photos from Dublin, please can you share them with her as she lost her camera somewhere between the gig and the plane.
Stay in touch, ok!
Many thanks on Jocke's behalf for all the birthday emails and messages received today - feel free to partake of the party ambience over at http://jj-marsh.com/happybirthday.htm (For the man who has everything!)
And don't worry, I have it on good authority that in Sweden, the sound of a raspberry being squashed is a traditional term of endearment, a kind of greeting. At least... that's what he tells me every time he makes that sound....
Hi! And happy new year to David and everyone - hello again all!
There will also be some more photos during the next few weeks, so get ready!
Big respect too for all the mentions of Planet Marsh in the 'best albums of 2006' listings. He can certainly write a catchy tune, that fella!
All the best for a happy and healthy new year