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Tracker
Franco Furcone
Palermo, Sicily

22nd November 2014

Hello Guy, growing anticipation for tracker ... What can you say about ?? We will have it in January ?? Hello good job I'm not certain of the release date but it is now finished
HGM?
CT
WA

22nd November 2014

Have you heard of Hiss Golden Messenger, Doc? Folk rock duo from the States. Came across them after reading HMV staff suggestions. Released an album recently called "Lateness of Dancers". Its absolutely brilliant, one of my fav for a while. A collection of both fast and slow paced tunes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...] nice
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Mixing and playing?
Dominique
Antwerp

22nd November 2014

Hey Doc, …. The mixing for the well known artist …… errrrr is there also playing for you involved on it? All the best, Dom Yes
How Many Strats?
jim muller
New York

22nd November 2014

I was wondering how many strats that you own besides the MK model? I collects strats and have quite a few already. I would love to get hold of a nice red MK model but I'm not a big fan of the Texas Special pickups. What's your opinion of the pickups and do you have any other models? I have just one other, a sunburst Mex. It's really nice.
Rehased bands
Gord
Vancouver

20th November 2014

Guy, I did go last night to see a "rehashed band" Fleetwood Mac but that was because I had never seen them before. They were here last year as well but without Christine Mcvie and I didn't go. Now that she is back in the fold after 16 years of English countryside I wanted to see the original group and it was a good show. Eric Clapton would be on that list as well as have never seen him. I completely understand MK's thinking and really enjoy his new music. Apparently FM are supposed to go back into the studio after this current tour is finished. The Who are returning to the road but I saw the original group with Keith Moon so will pass on them. Cheers.
amy winehouse
suzy
losangeles

20th November 2014

Hello Guy, Have you heard this? Amy Winehouse 'To Know Him Is To Love Him'. Thanks, Suzy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v[...]
Sturgill Simpson
Mike B
NC USA

19th November 2014

Y'all familiar with Sturgill Simpson? No? Ya outta be... ;) Had the pleasure of seeing him open for Jason Isbell- great singer and a, well, unique songwriter. His guitarist, Laur Joamets (from Estonia!) is a killer player in his own right. Readers familiar with "The Promise" by When in Rome might be well served to hear Sturgill's cover of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
today's music
jullian mercier
Lyon

19th November 2014

Hello Doc, Eric Clapton, in his autobiography, points out the fact that today's music industry is pretty much the same that the one of his youth. He says and I quote: "95% rubbish, 5% pure". Would you agree with him? I find it so hard to believe considering all the crap we've got today and all the good stuff we had yesterday. Thank you. I agree with Eric. I suppose the slight difference is that todays crap is even more mainstream and if we want to find the good, we need to go and find it. There's plenty of it out there.
The Stray Birds
Lars
The Netherlands

19th November 2014

Hey Doc, Did you ever listen to The Stray Birds? They're great I think, worth to pay a listen. Cheers, Lars Definitely
Tea
Christian Twigg-Flesner
Hull

18th November 2014

Aldi Gold teabags are the best tea-bags available right now. Discuss... (seriously, nice strong cuppas!!) And whilst you're brewing a cuppa, take time to check out JJ Rosa, who's debut single "Feel Loved" is out today. She's a fab guitarist and has some excellent songs in her portfolio. Definitely one to watch! https://soundcloud.com/jjrosao[...]
Longest recording project?
Cheney Coker
Dallas

18th November 2014

From the looks of it, STP took three years to complete. Tracker has now passed the one year milestone. Any insight as to what makes some records come together quicker or slower than others? Just curious. Best of wishes and good luck as always. Time and it's ready availability.
I have a problem. My daughter!! ;)
Miquel Strato
Barcelona

18th November 2014

Hi Doc. I went to all the MK and DS shows in Barcelona along the years, except the Privateering Tour that I couldn't afford to buy a ticket. I have already bought my ticket for the oncoming show in Barcelona for the next 31th july and my 10 years old daughter wants to come with me only to listen Postcards from Paraguay. She thinks that is the funniest song (she doesn't understand the lyrics) Should I buy her a ticket? Thx for The Diaries. Absolutely, you're never too young to take in a good tune.
How many instruments...
peter
In the gear shop

18th November 2014

When you fiddle with new instrument what is the hardest part for you? Find chords and scales? Get the fingers to do what you want, you need strength in positions they are not used too etc? Find out the pros and cons with the new instrument, where it sounds good and tune in to its response? New instruments are always demanding, frustrating yet strangely compelling. I don't always see it through!
John Mayall
Sally Keyworth
Cambs

18th November 2014

We saw John Mayall last week, he was very good. Great concert. He is 80 and still in good form. Plenty of years ahead for you guys! Sally Sounds good
whoops
GP
Ascot

18th November 2014

Sorry Doc, I meant based on your response to me, you may want to look at the answer you gave to us in FAQ on Question 6 .... I'll never say never
Agree with Mark
Aleman
Italy

18th November 2014

Hi Doc. As everybody, we look forward to the new album. Thank you! I have just to say that I fully agree with Mark decision not to agree to a Mega tour for a mercenary reasons...this is highly admirable! I am really annoyed with these old and great band coming out with same tour as they performed 30-40 years ago. Even if I'd love these bands, I have honestly to say that this is just after money and nostalgic. The world and the music has gone far away from that and it doesn't make any sense to go back again, particularly at the age of 70-80. The best honesty and respect to himself and to the fans is to carry own with his own music, enjoying playing and creating his own new work, with his "face" and name ....like Mark is doing. Keep on doing, please! I get the tributes and reformations but nostalgia has limited real value compared to 'new' music. I certainly get excited by new things, not old. I wish the time and obscene investment on rehashes (mentioning no names U2) were more wisely directed toward the many new and exciting young artists of today.
First Aid Kit
David Lehman
Canada

18th November 2014

Hey Guy; You guys like First Aid Kit? I've been quite into them lately. Cheers Yes, for a few years now
DS
GP
Ascot

16th November 2014

Thanks for clearing that up. You had better change your response to question 1 on your FAQ....lol All the best, I am so excited about hearing all your new work. Thanks, I'll leave the faqs as it's kinda correct
How many instruments do you play.
Rick McKee
Texas, USA

15th November 2014

Hi Guy, I have followed you for years and I am finally going to ask. How many instruments do you play? rickmckee2001@yahoo.com The question should read 'how many instruments do you play WELL'? The answer, not that many but I dabble with all stringed instruments. In particular, Bass and Ukulele. As you know, I love a challenge.
DS
GP
Ascot

15th November 2014

You said many times that the only ever chance of Mark getting the men back together would be for a one off charity event or a special reason. Actually its a bit like what Nick Mason says about David doing a show with PF. My question is, what kind of event would it take considering there are so many reasons to raise money these days? Do remaining band members just say this as a "Smoke Screen" for the fans, because deep down you know it would never happen....???? It won't happen. As for Mark and I, our working relationship has never been better and there is so much to look forward to with the new album, tour, my album and other exciting things, I shamefully admit that I would probably agree to a mega tour for the same mercenary reasons many other bands have gone back out. Mark's reasons for adamantly NOT doing so are highly admirable.
The Who at BG !!!!
Borja
Galicia (Spain)

13th November 2014

It seems that The Who and other special guests did their rehearsals for the 50th anniversary at British Grove Studios last sunday. are you or Mark involved in this event or maybe one (or both) of you had the opportunity to come and say "hi"? it would be cool! see you in Santiago next year!! http://classicrock.teamrock.co[...] No, we are not involved in that gig.
Joe brown
Elliott Hodges
Bedfordshire

13th November 2014

Hi Guy, hope you are well. I went to see Joe Brown last Saturday in Milton Keynes. I thought he did a fantastic show and he is far more varied in his songs than he's often cracked up to be. Is he someone you and Mark see much of? He stood aside for a couple of songs to let his band don their alter egos as "the new-grass cutters," an alternative bluegrass band. They have a couple of CDs out which are worth watching out for. We love Joe Brown. He gave me a ukulele lesson, thought me the 'scissor' technique!
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Questions.....
patrick vincent(the tennisman)
Nice

13th November 2014

Hey Guy ,2 questions: Are you producing the forthcoming album of Dave GILMOUR ????? What about YOUR album? We're still waiting for it... Welcome to NICE (Finally !!!!!!!)i'll be on the first row to see you on the 29th of May. Yours. Patrick My album is coming along nicely. It's been difficult to find the time to work on it but i aim to finish it this year. No, I'm not working with David Gilmour.
In the beginning
NRH
Brussels

13th November 2014

Hi Guy, can't wait to hear the new MK CD and yours as well and to see you on the upcoming tour. Just wanted to let you know that we admire your productivity and creativity, which encourages and stimulates many folks out there to continue their own stuff. Sometimes I wonder how you felt when you started your music career, i mean really back then, in the beginning. Or DS, when they humbly started with a first demo. You may have felt like us amateurs nowadays - recording in a cheap shabby underground studio and doing gigs in front of a handful of people, but but just feeling great with the simple objective to have fun and invent and produce original own stuff which is hoped to please someone, somewhere. http://www.reverbnation.com/nashvillerathunters Cheers http://www.reverbnation.com/na[...] In the last 30 years nothing really has changed for me in terms of the desire and excitement in music. I'm just as driven as I was when I was 15.
The Who
David Lehman
Canada

13th November 2014

Hi Guy; Hope you're doing well. I saw pictures on Facebook of The Who rehearsing with a number of guests for the TCT concert. It looked liked British Grove. Am I correct? Cheers Yes, they are in at the moment
Lyricists
Christophe Durchateau
Caldicot

13th November 2014

Hey Doc, how are you? Hope you're well. I read the forum religiously and you're often asked what you think of this musician or that band but I wondered who are among your favourite lyricists. A friend once made a very valid point when I poo-pooed a popular song of the moment for being musically lacking; he told me that sometimes a song is just a vehicle for a good lyric. That has always stuck with me. Of course we all know Mark has the ability to write some great lyrics and he's in my top ten of great lyric writers. Neil Peart also knocks a few out of the ball park but I think my favourite lyricist has to be Justin Currie from Del Amitri, time and time again he just comes out with the most poetic and beautiful words ever put to music, I find the man quite incredible. He's doing a solo mini-tour at the moment and he's sort of doing his own tour diary on Facebook. Even his prose is beautifully and eloquently poetic even if he is a miserable sod. Damn I wish I had that talent! I don't really have favourites as I admire so many writers.
Sand of Nevada
sofiane cheklat
Montreal

11th November 2014

Hi Doc, just to share with you this video, you should like it. thank you https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
Thanks Peter
suzy
los angeles

11th November 2014

Hi Guy, Just wanted to thank Peter for the link to the San Antonio Tunnel of Love. Wow! For me, it has always been about Mark's guitar.Thanks again, Suzy
TER
Maarten Van Pottelberghe

10th November 2014

the endless River. some say this, some say that. i say it is a brilliant guitar/piano/organ/drums album, representing Pink Floyd as good as they ever were. have you had a chance to listen to it? listen for Ricks' playing, it is beautiful. listening to it this very moment, and getting goosebumps as i write it. sure as hell hope Mark will one day use his guitar again to wail like hell with all volume knobs on 11 on his albums. as much as i love all his work, it was the guitar playing, the touch if i may, that got me started, and it is not as onboard as it used to be. Gilmour is god....for the monent... Yes, it's nothing if not nostalgic.
strange
Dermot O'Reilly
Home

10th November 2014

Hey Guy Going off the rails here a bit, but was always so impressed with the stability of Dire Straits given their massive success, however I guess there were a few moments to say the least ..forget the question feel free to delete even though it was so inspired J There were indeed.

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