Good afternoon Guy. Nothing specific her, but are you still in the recording music phase of your projects or are you mixing now?……and how was the recording sessions with EC? That must be theory 126
I bet you've heard about the Formula 1 silly season, when everyone speculates on everything. That was just me kicking off the MK silly season lol man, I miss your diaries…
Doc, obviously you and Mark work with and get to meet some outstanding musicians, but it is probably not an overstatement to say that Tommy Emmanuel, as guitarist and entertainer, is quite special. I've seen him in concert, just a few feet away, and it is mindblowing. Just curious how you and Mark react when you're with someone like Tommy and he just let's it rip on the guitar. I mean, some of things he does are just out of this world. Take care.
and here is the link to another kind of diaries, but one i am sure you will all like…kudos to the original makers!!
Thank you Julio for the link to the diaries! I became disabled and had to quit my job as an ICU nurse 3 years ago, and that’s when I discovered the diaries. It sure helped me through the period, and I still very much enjoy going back to read about a particular YouTube performance I like from the tour. It adds a special personal understanding. So thank you Guy for the amount of time you obviously spend on compiling this stuff. It is certainly of interest to me! I also want to thank you for putting to rest the fleeting fantasy I had about MK and yourself doing a musical sound score. I have loved The Princess Bride and it’s soundtrack for 30 years, but I love MK’s solo music so much more!! If all this secrecy about the new project is a deliberate PR effort, may I say it is working!! I check your website at least every couple days for news. So keep up the good work!! Can’t wait for news. But I must. I have certainly enjoyed all the guesses about what the new project is all about, and I must say your security is Top Secret. So, what IS the new project??? LOL.
Hi Guy, I can’t feeling that it would help to end the fevered speculation if you would let drop a few tidbits about what is going on in the studio!
Many of you have asked Guy about the missing diaries… While he or his brother work on upload anything again, you can acces to the old version with ALL the diaries in the following link:
Are you allowed to tell us when the Chet Atkins tribute album will be released? Can’t blame me for trying… 🙂
Personally I doubt that Mark and Guy would have anything to do with a Princess Bride musical if and when it ever happens. The show was first announced in 2006 and went nowhere. The last big bit of news was when Disney put up a webpage for it (linked to earlier) back in 2014. To date, nothing has been done since. There is no creative team assigned as far as anyone knows and while the music for a musical may be under wraps, the existance of a musical usually isn’t. Add to this the fact that very few existing broadway composers have complete control over the music that ends up on stage. This doean’t mean that Jeffery Seller would have told Lin-Manuel Miranda to change some of the songs in Hamilton, but as the producer of the show he very well COULD have. Mark has reached that point where he can do what he wants, even if it is hitting the road in a bus to open for someone else. I can’t imagine him putting up with the years it would take to put on a broadway show only to have his songs picked apart and disected by producers other than himself. Why should he? If he isn’t interested in going back to revisit DS, why go back 30 years for Princess Bride? It makes no sense. And honestly, who would really want him to? Personally I would rather near new stuff than a rehash of old stuff. Let Robert Lopez write it.
Hi Guy, very exciting news that Tommy E was in Grove last week. Was this for the current MK project or something else ?
I see… You answered to my post like if you were answering markymark1985 question about you and MK writing music for The Princess Bride musical Disney is preparing.
It’s easy to connect the dots, Disney productions are known because of hiding details about what they are doing, and for the first time, a MK “project” is also surrounded by a mysterious secrecy that prevent you and MK to talk about it. Easy to connect the dots when that interview about TPB musical appeared.
I’m more or less happy that it’s not the project in which you are working. It would had been interesting but I have faith that is something else that one way or the other imply all of you going on tour!
A musical about The Princess Bride is a nonsense? Disney is working on it for years and they even put a site for the show… What part of it is a nonsense to you? That’s the faith you have in their professionals?
I know it would be weird to see it as a play after all this years but, calling it a nonsense?
With almost 70 years working in a Disney musical ?
We all expected more guitar and more Knopfler.
It’s possible to receive email alerts about if The Princess Bride jumps to the stage!
Hi Guy, wouldn’t it be great if you or Mark wrote a song dedicated to the late Bap Kennedy (maybe you have already), but not necessarily about him, well maybe about him, or about all our heroes lost – thinking about it I guess it’s been done or maybe a cliche by now. How do we remember them? Through tributes? How do we count the cost? Maybe it’s us who pay the cost for being their audience and having their music draw a line in our lives, across our souls. So over time we feel something special for them, and when they pass, we mourn, strangers mourning for strangers bound by music written in our souls. Guess this is my Sunday musing 🙂 in the link is my attempt at repayment from being bound (spellbound really) by the greats.
Hello Guy. Thank you very much for keeping us updated! Like everyone else very excited about the new project! Also great news that you’ve been working with Tommy Emmanuel. I would really recommend to watch the cover of Emmanuel’s “Lewis and Clark” by Paige Anderson (Fearless Kin). It’s exceptional! I hope all is well and wish you all the best!
Nice to see you finally getting to play with a fellow Chet admirer (and honest to goodness C.G.P.) Tommy Emmanuel. I’ve seen him live about a half dozen times. For people who would like a good intro to him, check out his “Live at Sheldon Concert Hall” DVD or maybe his CD “Only”. I think “Only” is one of his best and marked the beginning of his transition from a Fender playing jazzy guy to an accoustic playing fingerpicker. The photo I linked to is me with Tommy and another picker of note, Muriel Anderson.
I’ve juste read about Tommy Emmanuel in your last reply, and suddenly wondered if this long time project has anything to do with the great Chet Atkins ?
I’m sure you won’t be able to answer this question yet, but this is my bet so far.
Anyway, also I wanted to let you know about some good news.
You may not remember, but I told you in 2015 about my girlfriend asking me to marry her in paris, on the 2nd of june 2015, just before you took the stage. She knew that this was the best possible moment to ask !
You kindly told the news to the band, and transmitted back the band’s congratulations a few days after.
The big day is very near now, as we will be getting married on the 29th of April, and guess what, our opening waltz will be “Laughs and jokes and drinks and smokes” because it means so much to both of us.
Can’t wait !
For David Murdock.
Perhaps the Boothbay Harbor session MK did back in 2006 is something you might like…
Tommy Emmanuel – right?!?
I´m sooooo excited 🙂