By: Lis
Category: Miscellaneous

February 23, 2018

@Terri… Thanks so much! And good luck to you in finding a ticket — I hope you can get one soon, in order to make travel plans! Or, possibly make travel plans anyway, with the hopes that prices get reasonable again. 🙂 …We might get lucky!

By: Dennis Schulmeister-Zimolong
Category: General discussion

February 23, 2018

Hi Guy, thanks for the new studio diary, a real treat for us keyboard-lovers. And congratulations on the GS-1.

More importantly there seem some fake news circulating the web about a new MK live album. Even Amazon has them on sale, although it clearly looks like a hoax to me. I thought you might do something about it.

Kind regards and thanks for all you do, Dennis

» https://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Concert-Classic-Broa...

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

February 23, 2018

Dear Doc. Toto wasn’t the band in which Jeff Porcaro played. It was HIS band. There has been always a Porcaro in Toto, at a certain time there were three of them. Nowadays there is still one, probably the previous owner of that synth, Steve Porcaro, as sadly Jeff and Mike passed away :(. That synth, do you know if it was from Steve Porcaro or from David Paich? I bet for Steve, he was the main synth man in Toto, while Paich was more the one in charge of pianos and Hammonds …

No, I don't know

By: MD1968
Category: General discussion

February 23, 2018

Hi Guy, you can indicate when we get information about the new album of Mark. So what the title is and how many songs fit on the cd.
Greetings Marco

No

By: Cheney Coker
Category: Gear

February 23, 2018

This keyboard looks a little familiar. 🙂

» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY

True provenance.

By: pc0000002
Category: Gear

February 22, 2018

Hey Guy. Thanks for the informative diary entry on the GS1, great to see one of those still kicking, and with the voice expansion card booklet to boot! The one at BG wouldn’t happen to be Alan’s from his DS days would it? What’s it like to play, how does it stack up against your old DX1? Cheers Guy.

No, it's not the old one. This one used to belong to a well known American rock band for who Jeff Porcaro played. It's an absolute joy to play. The DX-1 is a very different animal, equally beautiful and just as nutty.

By: Wolfgang
Category: General discussion

February 22, 2018

I know it’s all long time gone but I always wondered how many songs have been recorded for Brothers in Arms at Montserrat. Always seemed like a very “isolated” session to me, no left-overs, no bonus tracks, nothing that got mentioned on later albums being from the BIA sessions or stuff like that. So indeed only those nine all time classic gems and nothing else? W.

There were a few other songs, nothing worthy on note.

By: qjamesfloyd
Category: General discussion

February 22, 2018

Hello Guy,

Can we expect the “smell of tape” on Mark’s new album?

» http://s7.zetaboards.com/Silvertown_Blues/index/

I can smell it now.

By: Terri Shawn
Category: General discussion

February 22, 2018

To Lis, regarding RRHOF tickets, I too am still holding out I just might get a ticket, that I can afford. I have found several sites that are reselling, and so far the cheapest seat I've found has been $3000+, but I have not looked lately. But as I have learned, don't give up hope. A few days before the concert, there may be tickets more affordable available online, as people begin to see they can't sell for these amounts. My problem is, I live in Texas, and how do I get there at short notice without spending a fortune on plane tickets? It is all so unfair. However, I have always wanted to visit the RRHOF museum, and even if I can't afford the scalper's ticket prices, I may just go to be on hand. Still trying to decide. Anyways, good luck!!

By: calibrit
Category: General discussion

February 21, 2018

Dear Doc,
So exciting about the Local hero project.
The great song from the original album The way it always starts was sung by the late great Gerry Rafferty of coarse.
Have you guys re recorded it,and if so can you disclose yet who sings it?

Sorry, can't really disclose song info

By: Erwin
Category: General discussion

February 21, 2018

Guy, is 2018 going to be a year with lots of time for you working in the studio on the new album and musical or is there also a chance that we get to see you on stage somewhere later this year? Let us say after the summer?

Can't say

By: Lis
Category: Miscellaneous

February 21, 2018

Hi Guy! My travel arrangements are now finalized; I hear Cleveland is lovely in April. 🙂
I am really looking forward to seeing you at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. There is a slight hitch; I don’t have a ticket to the event. Hope it’s OK that I post here that I am looking for a ticket, and if anyone here has an extra ticket for sale, would they please contact me?
Guy, would you please be so kind to share my email address with your forum member, should anyone reply?
Thanks so much!!
Lis

» lisaguedes@yahoo.com

Of course, it's in the link

By: Ednardo Raposo
Category: General discussion

February 21, 2018

Hello Guy. Good to hear the news on the upcoming projects, they all sound very promissing and now that we know more about them it’s easier to get excited again. My question is about eventual guests on the new album. I’m assuming Tommy is on it since he said he recorded some stuff for Mark after recording their duet for his album. I also remember you saying something about some familiar faces dropping by. Should we assume that by saying that you meant the regular band plus, for example, Ruth and Nigel or can we expect something different like James Taylor and Van Morrison on STP? Thanks!

I wouldn't read so much into things. Patience is after all a virtue.

By: DGS
Category: Gear

February 21, 2018

I have to say I have mixed feelings about the Gibson situation. It has more to do with bad marketing than with degrading quality (although those automatic tuning mechanisms proved to be a trainwreck). I personally know a bunch of music store owners and Gibson makes ridiculous demands if you want to sell their guitars. For example, 40 % of your shop has to be covered by Gibson stuff with specific dimension requirements and you aren’t allowed to sell stuf from certain (competing) brands. For instance, it’s not very unlikely that they’re still pissed at PRS for “stealing” their single cut designs. So basically, I don’t think it started with degrading sales, but more with management becoming overconfident of their stuff. Still a shame though. Just my $ 0.02.

Yes, I heard this. Ridiculous.

By: Icelander
Category: Miscellaneous

February 21, 2018

Got an opportunity tonight to see Jake Shimabukuro , the worlds best ukulele player – great concert, incredible musician. Have you ever seen him Guy? For those of you who don’t know of him go to the link below for a sample of his playing ability. He’s currently touring in the U.S. I’ve seen many great musicians in my day, including MK and his band and Jake is right up there.

» https://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/home/

Yes I have seen him many times. He is amazing but give me Sol Hoopii any day.

By: Noclaimtofame
Category: General discussion

February 21, 2018

Good morning Doc. In regards to the Local Hero musical for which Mark has provided the music, will this actually be released as a sound track by you all, or will it exist as purely a live stage performance, performed by the cast? I guess along those lines, if it is released by Mark will the songs be sung by him or did the “thespians” come in and record their vocal parts? Further to that, were the songs a band performance or as was the case of the Princess Bride sound track, the music was mostly atmospheric performed by your good self?
….I’m rambling!

I can tell you there will be an album, which I have the enviable task of producing. I can guarantee it will certainly not be a theatrical style cast album, for sure.

By: MD1968
Category: General discussion

February 20, 2018

Hi Guy, today I sat listening to laughs and jokes from the album tracker and kingdom of gold of privateering. Because I also have the live performances I find live the pensa guitar better to prevent than on the album. Is it possible to create a studio album with Marks guitar a little bid louder then the other instruments. Greeting Marco

Yes it is possible.

By: Palfrey
Category: General discussion

February 20, 2018

@
Both amazing events but the one that sticks in the memory in terms of looking out…was Live Aid.
I think that must have held a personal reason due to the event. Then you unplugged and nipped next door to continue that great tour … must be a lovely feeling.

That's right.

By: Mike Child
Category: Gear

February 19, 2018

Hi Guy. Have you seen this rather worrying news on the seriousness of Gibson’s financial situation? Expensive as they might be, a world without Gibson guitars seems inconceivable to me. It’ll be an incredibly sad day if they do end up going out of business. I hope they can find a way to survive.

On a brighter note, thanks again for the new studio diary entry and the excellent photos. It’s all looking very exciting and no doubt sounding fabulous too. Can’t wait to hear the results.

» http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/gi...

Yes, Mark and I read that yesterday. Hope they pull through.

By: Palfrey
Category: Miscellaneous

February 19, 2018

Oh another little one. Have you as an artist ever performed at the Milton Keynes “Bowl”? I am thinking not. But correct me if I am wrong. Actually, does that venue still exisit????

Good question. I'm not sure about either.