By: Gary Whits
Category: General discussion

April 11, 2017

Hi Guy. Not contributed in a while the forum. Been watching heaps of stuff surrounding Angus Young from his early days to later stuff. Would you agree that he’s one hell of a showman and rather a good blues guitarist or do I have it wrong ? He always gives it 100% and makes playing that SG look easy. Opinion please

Yes, he's what I would classify as a nutter. A nice one.

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

April 11, 2017

I saw yesterday a video of Path Metheny “playing” with the synclavier, with animal sounds with his guitar, and then I remember that I read somewhere that MK had a guitar specially made to play it with the synclavier and that it was used to record violin sounds and some other sounds generated by the synclavier playing MK his guitar for a film score… I´m not sure if that´s true or something I musunderstood, do you remember using the guitar to record that kind of sounds in any project in the past?

Yes, we used a Synclavier extensively, although Mark didn't enjoy the guitar system as much as Pat did. Mark had a Pensa that was modified, of course things have moved on now and there are various midi guitar systems available that do the same thing better.

By: Icelander
Category: General discussion

April 10, 2017

Way to go Sergio – definitely a sentimental favorite and congrats to Guy and Mike for calling it. Great finish to the tourney with Sergio and Justin. I would have been happy to see either win but it was so special for Sergio and I believe Justin has already won a major. Can’t wait for the British Open and see one from your side of the pond. Cheers!

Agreed

By: The String Taylor
Category: Miscellaneous

April 10, 2017

Dear Guy, do you know the music of Mark Abis? He’s an english songwriter, I’m astonished why his music is not widely known.

» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0NYiMAN78U

No, I don't

By: Albertofburgos
Category: Miscellaneous

April 10, 2017

Go Sergio GO!!!

Congrats to Sergio, finally a major. I think everyone in golf would agree.

By: elliott hodges
Category: Miscellaneous

April 10, 2017

Tom, I was sat in the audience of the Radio 2 folk awards. Ry Cooder was awesome as was everyone else. Great night. Didn’t see Mark or Guy though. Pretty exciting to see Sir Rey Davies from the kinks present an award.

Sounds like a great night

By: Mike Child
Category: Miscellaneous

April 8, 2017

Agreed re: Sergio Garcia. I would love to see him winning a major. He’s been knocking on the door for many years. Tee to green, he is among the very best out there, but I think the thing that has let him down up to now is his putting. Hopefully he can put that right this weekend. And perhaps I am a little biased here as he is a fellow Hampshire man, but my other pick would be Justin Rose. I was delighted for him when he won gold at the Olympics last year. He has a superb temperament and in my opinion the tidiest and best-timed swing since Nick Faldo. I would love to see him pick up some more majors to add to his 2013 US Open win at Merion.

Agreed...plus Justin doesn't harp on about himself all the time like Faldo does. Come on Sergio.

By: belljon1
Category: General discussion

April 8, 2017

Delays/problems?

Reverbs / solutions!

By: Julio
Category: General discussion

April 7, 2017

I read recently that the collaboration of Eric Clapton with The Rolling Stones happened because The Stones were recording at BG Studio 1 and at the same time Clapton was at BG Studio 2 so they invited Clapton to join them and that made me think, as it looks that Studio 2, which is the one where MK and you work together before the band joins, when both studios are booked while you are working, what do you do, take a break for some days or weeks, or do you continue working in MK’s home studio and later resume in Studio 2?

When Studio 1 is booked, we carry on. Studio 2 is booked out to us.

By: Icelander
Category: General discussion

April 7, 2017

Guy, assume you are going to be watching The Masters this week-end. Who are you cheering for? I’m going to go with Rory or Phil Mickelson who at age 46 would tie Jack Nicklaus as the oldest winner of this prestigious tournament. We get it early morning on the telly here so you should see it mid-afternoon on. Leader at -7 as I type this. Cheers!

My money is on Rahm and Pieters but I'd LOVE for Sergio to win. All Europeans naturally!

By: Dmac
Category: General discussion

April 6, 2017

Hi Guy been listening to your new album over a couple of malts tonight, really like it esp the last few songs. Who sings on the song Gale blows? Great song by the way

Thanks very much, I appreciate it. It's Bruce Molsky.

By: Tom
Category: Miscellaneous

April 5, 2017

Hi Doc, Listening now to the live BBC2 broadcast from the Folk Awards 2017 (are you and Mark in the audience, perhaps?). Lots of interesting music and brilliant musicians. BUT – Ry Cooder will be perform later on. I am stoked. I would so wish that you and Mark would grab hold of him and bring him to BG and just let magic happen. Oh, boy.

By: Apreisi2
Category: General discussion

April 5, 2017

Hi Guy, regarding the new exciting MK project – can you reveal at what stage it currently is? Still recording or already mixing/post-production? THANKS!

ongoing

By: Apreisi2
Category: Guy Fletcher

April 5, 2017

Hi Guy, practical question on songwriting: I can understand when 2 artists sit down and write lyrics of a song together and then get both credit for it, but what about co-writing the MUSIC of a given song. What defines “co-writing” in that respect as I guess one person still had the initial idea first. Does it depend on how the idea was then practically further developed together? Where do you draw the line? THANKS!

It all depends on what is agreed at the time

By: melcuer
Category: General discussion

April 4, 2017

Hi Doc. How come the Mk’s catalogue in Apple Music is so outrageously limited? Can we expect for succesive extensions? Thx!

Do you know, I have absolutely no idea

By: Icelander
Category: Miscellaneous

April 4, 2017

Guy, you wouldn’t happen to be touring with Bryan Ferry this summer would you? I see he is in Vancouver I’m mid August. If you are bring your sticks!!

I'm afraid not

By: Elin
Category: Competition

April 3, 2017

To Dolatin: Dylan has just been to Stockholm to recieve the prize. Alfred Nobel was Swedish, and the Nobel prizes in litterature, physics, medicine and chemistry is awarded by the Nobel prize institute in Stockholm. Nobel gave Norway the honor of awarding the peace prize, and therefore the peace prize winners come to Oslo. I'm sure you will find more, and a better explanation, in the link below

» https://www.nobelprize.org/

By: dolatin
Category: General discussion

April 3, 2017

Hello Guy, I am not one to ask you questions about other people and their motivation. That said, since you “toured” with him I must ask; Why did Bob Dylan choose not to go to Oslo when the award was first granted. I get genius and privacy…yada,yada, yada, but songwriters rarely, oh, never get this prize? Thoughts??

Bob is Bob, 'the weird and wonderful world of Bob'. We saw it.

By: Ednardo Raposo
Category: General discussion

April 3, 2017

I agree with you, Rob, I'm sure the band is great and worth the check but I'll pass that. I won't lie to you, I'm not happy with Mark's absence, he hasn't toured in my country in 16 years – and doesn't look like he's going to anytime soon – but what those men are doing is outrageous and I won't be part of it. If they were presenting themselves as a cover band I'd be the first one to buy a ticket but the promo side of it has been disgusting on so many levels that I simply cannot get over it. So that you can have an idea, I've read that Alan Clark is a founding member (joined the band after the third album), Phil Palmer, Mel Collins and Danny Cummings were official members (touring band members), this is Dire Straits with a new lineup… sorry, but they're not gonna get my money.

By: Echowolf_77
Category: General discussion

April 2, 2017

Rob reynolds is right – i think… but ther's another band – see link below. Terrible Voice but very nice lead guitar! dire strats – cheers Arne

» https://youtu.be/dThgBCLjMSw