Get It On Tony

Tony Visconti confirms piano player on Bang A Gong Get It On…


1988 – The Collector – Cerrone

This was a concert I had the pleasure of participating in. It was a once in a lifetime experience to be there with lasers shooting up from my feet to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Thank you Marc and apologies for being such a pain, I had a most terrible stomach pain that night after eating something dreadful that afternoon in the Tour Eiffel…


Worpswede Sessions

What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening.The sessions alternate between Sontag and the Village. Playing with great musicians and learning lots of things, like improvisation and stuff that I could never do onstage and never really had the time to learn. Love my little Hammond SK2 and Leslie 2101, both sound great.


Bee Gees Spirits 1979 Tour Rehearsals

Nice comments here from Maurice
The Bee Gees toured with their band, formed in 1975 and which consisted of Dennis Bryon on drums, Blue Weaver on various keyboards, and Alan Kendall on lead guitar.
This band was more than just a group of musicians playing together. As Maurice once said: “They’re part of the family. Having a band that knows how we play and sing and write has really been one of the keys to our sound.”
See full article here http://www.brothersgibb.org/memories.html


YouTube Videos

Check out some new videos I’ve uploaded to my YouTube account


Alice’s Bucket List

Alice

Alice

Please read Alice’s blog and help if you can.
Click here to see Alice’s blog & Bucket List…

Here’s a beautiful song for Alice by my friends


MSG – No not a new band but the food additive

I always thought I stayed away from MSG!!!!!! for allergies. Sure didn’t know it is in all this stuff.
The content of this article has links to substantiate its claims – Scary stuff! MSG (a slow poison)

The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as “Natural Flavoring.” MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbucks coffee shops!

I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America .

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.

The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.

When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked the cup-boards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything — the Campbell’s soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top RamenBetty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals andKraft salad dressings, especially the “healthy low-fat” ones.

The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called  “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein”, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.

It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don’t catch on. (Other names for MSG are “Accent, Ajinomoto,” “Natural Meat Tenderizer,” etc.)

But it didn’t stop there.


MPG Awards

MPG awards-Steve Levine (MPG Chairman,)David Bedford,Blue Weaver

MPG awards-Steve Levine (MPG Chairman,) David Arnold & Blue Weaver

 

What a great night!

See www.mpg.org.uk for results.

Saw my old friend Tony Visconti, who won the ‘Joe Meek Award’ for innovation and excellence in production. Talked to David Arnold, The Coral and Ben Drew (Plan B) amongst many others.

 


Speakeasy Membership

Original membership card from the great ‘Speak’ 48 Margaret Street, London.
Speakeasy Membership Card


PSB’s – OGWT – Later Tonight

First Whistle Test performance by the PSB’s see also the ‘Opportunities’ clip and you’ll see the 2 Fairlights we also used to program the tracks but appart from that all was live. I’d forgotten what a really great sound we created that night.