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22 Dec 2009

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03 Jun 2009

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18 Jun 2008

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06 Jun 2008

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28 Apr 2008

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02 Apr 2008

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21May2007

Book Out!!



I went to Mackay’s the printers in Chatham today to see the awe inspiring sight of my book rolling off the presses. It’s a great thrill, some­what marred by a few mis­takes (Wrong or missing photo credits, bits of unwar­ranted punctuation…Grrr.. but what can you do?)
xx
Guy

59 comments

  1. johan ödmann - May 21, 2007 9:41 PM

    Not my photos I hope..:)

  2. Phoenix - May 22, 2007 9:51 AM

    Woohoo on the book rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ off the presses!

    Looking for­ward to reading it.

  3. george hartselle - May 22, 2007 3:49 PM

    Onwards and upwards right? Has Bass Player mag­a­zine con­tacted
    you about the book, maybe with a con­certed effort we could get you a review, how about it bass fans?

  4. Simon J - May 22, 2007 6:51 PM

    Might not be a spe­cial announce­ment for you guys, but here goes.

    Today, I com­pleted my Business Studies Degree at Cardiff. It was a great occa­sion, and hope­fully, by June 25th, I will know if I passed.

    It’s a great feeling being employed now, as a Marketing Advisor, and hope­fully, next time we all meet, drinks are on me!

    Thanks to everyone and Mr. Pratt.

    Simon J (Happy Days!)

  5. Ricardo Padua - May 22, 2007 7:07 PM

    Congrats Simon!

    🙂

  6. Guy Pratt - May 22, 2007 9:52 PM

    Congratulations to us all!!!
    Cheers
    Guy

  7. Simon J - May 23, 2007 12:59 AM

    Thank you Ricardo and Mr. Pratt. I must ask though, have you two ever indulged in fur­ther edu­ca­tion?

    Happy Days to us all,

    Simon J

  8. Phoenix - May 23, 2007 8:27 AM

    Huzzah, Simon J!

    I’ll cheer­fully break my usual ‘no drinking’ rule to vir­tu­ally share one with you (espe­cially since you’re buying). But the rest of my share of the booze, you’re wel­come to.

    I’ll cel­e­brate finally get­ting my bloody art­work gal­leries back online for the first time in at least 3 years, whee!

    (leans over to the next person in queue for The Book and queries, “What’re you cel­e­brating?”)

  9. Karen - May 24, 2007 1:27 AM

    I got a new job, started 2 weeks ago.

    Can we cel­e­brate that also.

    Karen.

  10. Karen - May 24, 2007 1:31 AM

    Oh, and this is my impres­sive new title, SAP Security Specialist.

    Karen.

  11. Cory - May 24, 2007 5:40 AM

    Guy,
    Congrats on the book! I am in Texas, USA and just ordered it on Amazon UK (not avail­able in US for now). I really hope you do a US tour. I saw the Pink Floyd Division Bell tour in San Antonio and the New York tour last year with David. I hope you do a tour in the US and if you do, I will be sure to go where ever you can do a show. Please let us know.

    Cory (and the rest of your American fans)

  12. Michèle (France) - May 24, 2007 11:00 AM

    Hi, Phoenix, tchin-​​tchin, mon amie!

  13. Stefano - May 24, 2007 11:30 AM

    Hy Guy,

    con­grat­u­la­tion for your book, I’m going to buy it soon!

    I hope you are not a fan of Liverpool…because my pre­ferred foot­ball team is MILAN…!!!!

    Cheers.

    Stefano

  14. Angelo Ortiz - May 24, 2007 2:30 PM

    Good luck Guy! And cheers to Simon and Pheonix…

  15. Simon J - May 24, 2007 6:17 PM

    Gag of the Month time again folks.

    A priest stripped off to his birthday suit to have a shower in a church, before his sermon. He had a quick shower, as people had started to arrive.

    However, when he got out, to his annoy­ance, there was no towels, and the closest towels were down the hallway in his pri­vate room. He sneaked out, and took the two bars of soap that he took with him orig­i­nally.

    As he sneaked down the hallway, two nuns were entering the hallway as well, so he stood to one side, and tried his best to look like one of the statues.

    The two nuns saw the new statue and claimed that it was very life­like. So the first nun pulled his penis.

    Startled, the priest drops a bar of soap. The nun states “This must be one of these new soap dis­pensers.” So the second nun tugs his todger, and again the priest drops the second bar of soap.

    The first nun enjoyed it so much, she tugged it again, but this time there was no soap, so she tugged for a good while, until she siad out loud.….

    There’s hand­cream as well!!”

  16. Nick - May 24, 2007 9:41 PM

    Guy,

    Apologies for Chatham.…saying that you should have popped up the mine for a jam!

  17. Phoenix - May 24, 2007 10:50 PM

    Karen, way to go! Sounds very impor­tant! Good luck with that.

    Simon… you’re nuts. 😀

    Michele, mon amie, it’s good to hear from you. Click on my name, check out the pretty pic­tures, let me know what you think. There’s a link on there that will let you email me if you wanna. 🙂

  18. Ricardo Padua - May 25, 2007 4:36 AM

    Yes Simon i have a degree in Communication Design.

    And now for some­thing com­pletely dif­ferent
    (and since we are in Happy Days mood):

    The por­tuguese national channel made a story about my gen­eral works with a spe­cial higlight about this web­site where i talk a bit how it was made.
    It has been broad­casted all week on national channel and even you don’t under­stand you can watch it on sunday, 2 a.m. (GMT: London /​ Lisbon), at RTP International since it broad­casts world­wide.

    So, like Guy said, con­grat­u­la­tions to us all!!

    Cheers

  19. Phoenix - May 25, 2007 6:35 AM

    Well done indeed, Mr. Padua. Or, to borrow/​edit a Gooner phrase, ‘Didn’t he do well?’ 🙂

  20. george hartselle - May 25, 2007 3:59 PM

    How about this? I’m an 8th grade Social Studies teacher (secu­rity, insur­ance, retire­ment, unlike my bass playing job). Today is the last day for the next 2 1/​2 months. Summer vaca­tion. Will be playing with The Hi 5 and SpunktheCombo (we are Americans my friends, no con­no­ta­tions), my bands. Who said there was nothing rewarding about teaching?
    So.…once again, con­grats to us all. See you in August.
    Geo

  21. Mrmago67 - May 25, 2007 11:36 PM

    The sad fact is my daugh­ters boyfriend works at Mackays in chatham and the day after Guy went to see the books he asked me if i had heard of him, the least he could have done was asked him to sign one and give it to me, lol, ps im in the pic­ture in the book of guy standing in front of the crowd at Wembly in 88 in about middle right lol

  22. Daniel Werwolf - May 26, 2007 10:11 AM

    Congrats! 🙂 I hope it will be posi­ible to buy your book here in Israel 🙂

  23. Nate - May 26, 2007 12:27 PM

    Break a leg tonight Guy!

    I have been con­sid­ering making the trip to High Wycombe tonight to come and see your opening night. ‘Carpe diem’ and all that…

    2 hrs drive vs. 15 min­utes to get to Wimborne…

    A little bird tells me you like Margaritas… I know a great place for them in Bournemouth BUT I would have to buy you dinner as well! 😀

    I’ll have to do some pre­lim­i­nary market research in Wimborne to find the best place before you get here 😉

    What’s your favourite type?

  24. Nate - May 26, 2007 1:02 PM

    Tonight’s gig is can­celled! 🙁

    Guy, I hope that you are OK?

    Well that’s made my deci­sion for what I do tonight a little easier…
    … or has it?

    You wouldn’t have can­celled it to attend ‘Games for May’ would you?

    mmmmmm…

  25. Guy Pratt - May 26, 2007 1:15 PM

    Wycombe was can­celled a couple of days before­hand, sorry I didn’t have a chance to post…It’s been resched­uled for Oct 3.

  26. Nate - May 27, 2007 12:03 PM

    I went to ‘Games for May’ last night and it was superb 🙂

    There was no public involve­ment by any of Pink Floyd but that didn’t stop a great evening. There were pro­jec­tions of early Syd/​Floyd footage in the lobby and some people dressed up, the girls (and some guys) held daf­fodils and there were ‘flowers in the hair’.
    I over­heard someone say that Joe Boyd was there and I think Robyn Hitchcock did a fine job with the songs espe­cially with some of Syd’s solo work. Congrats to Graham Coxon for get­ting the right ‘noodle’ to start Interstellar Overdrive! There were about 5 guys oper­ating the array of oil pro­jec­tors and other ‘ana­logue’ lighting para­pher­nalia.

    Congratulation Ricardo on get­ting on the TV, You do fine work 🙂

  27. Jessica - May 29, 2007 6:31 PM

    Hiyas Guy,
    Congratulations on your book again,
    I was just looking over your music credits and noticed you had worked with Iggy Pop in 05,
    Was just won­dering how you enjoyed that?

  28. Tony - May 29, 2007 8:10 PM

    Congrats!

    What a flash­back to Jr. High! The first day of school we were required to take our books home and jacket them for pro­tec­tion — usu­ally done with paper shop­ping bags.

    Looking at your book I’m reminded of how my books looked after a few weeks of “illus­trating” during lec­tures. Identical!

    Great nos­talgia.

    Tony

  29. Paul Sexton - May 30, 2007 11:26 PM

    Book on it’s way.……

  30. Karen - May 31, 2007 1:18 AM

    Book on it’s way also, just wait now.

  31. sonicfrog - June 1, 2007 6:44 AM

    Did my pic make it in the final cut??? 🙂

  32. Guy Pratt - June 1, 2007 10:34 AM

    What pic?

  33. Haris Varajic - June 2, 2007 3:11 AM

    Sorry for offtopic but…what hap­pened to Betsy’s boddy? I can se a huge deep wound/​scratch near the bridge pickup 🙁

    Just dont say it was always being there…or am i blind? 🙂

  34. Guy Pratt - June 2, 2007 9:59 AM

    Haris
    It was there when I got her..

  35. lorraine - June 2, 2007 11:57 AM

    Just to say I’m really enjoying the book. Yes, of course I read chapter 43 first, couldn’t help myself! Loved the glass clock story, you’re all very cheeky about that sweet man:)

  36. Karen - June 2, 2007 2:46 PM

    Hi,

    Apparently Mr Pratt, you were on an episode of Top Gear, we are a few series behind here, so I take it, it was a while ago for you.

    I how­ever missed it; I know you were involved in the theme music, is that why you were on ?

    Karen.

  37. sonicfrog - June 2, 2007 3:53 PM

    It was late at night; was tired, prob­ably had some wine, and was being silly. There would be no reason for me to be in the book. You don’t know who I am… Hell most of the time I don’t know who I am!!!. 🙂

    Anyway. Congrats on the book. If I don’t see it in the local book­store, I’ll get it on the net.

  38. Karen - June 4, 2007 6:10 AM

    Book has arrived, and is doing the rounds in the office.

    You will be happy to know it is bringing back a lot of mem­o­ries for people. And there is now a list of who is bor­rowing it next.

  39. Guy Pratt - June 4, 2007 1:20 PM

    Borrowing??? They should be buying!!!!

  40. Paul Sexton - June 4, 2007 5:47 PM

    Heading to Turkey in a couple of weeeks for a break, book going too!!!

    Looks good though..
    Paul

  41. Nate - June 4, 2007 11:07 PM

    I love the gloss var­nish and embossing on the cover.

    For those of you that haven’t seen it ‘in the flesh’ yet…

    It makes the colour photos look as though they have been cut from glossy mag­a­zines and have been stuck on with Sellotape…

    …and the white title of the book looks like it’s been written in Tipp-​​Ex which was a common type of toxic all pur­pose white paint for the school child 😉

    Great con­cept by Gala 🙂

  42. Karen - June 5, 2007 5:10 AM

    Hi,

    I am trying to push the buy rather than borrow (but I think I am too nice, can’t say no)

    I am enjoying the book very much, being a fan from way back, I loved the Icehouse stuff.

    You men­tioned an inter­view with Donny Sutherland from “Sounds”, I actu­ally have a copy on tape of an inter­view you, Andy and Iva did with him many years ago.

    It also brought back mem­o­ries of many Icehouse con­certs I went too, one being at Newcastle Workers club in NSW, where I actu­ally bumped you into out­side the club when I was at the tender age of 16.

    And seems you used to live in the area I now res­i­dent in Bondi/​Coogee/​Bondi Junction.

    Anyway it’s a great read and I’m having a great laugh, well done.

    Karen.

  43. Andy neale - June 5, 2007 9:54 AM

    Guy,

    How about bringing the show back to the Midlands…saw you in Birmingham last year (you signed my DG CD afterwards)…brilliant show , but now I have the book I want to see you do it live again!!

    AN

  44. Phoenix - June 5, 2007 7:42 PM

    Simon J, I fear you telling people how to make money. 😀

    Guy, I’m awaiting the postman. Shipping fees are nasty, but some things are worth the extra expense.

    Hope everyone’s having a good day/​week/​whatever. 🙂

  45. Johan Ödmann - June 7, 2007 11:32 AM

    Hi Guy

    Great fun reading the book and meeting you.

    If anyone of you out there are inter­ested to see more pics of Guy´s gig with Syl Sylvain And The Teardrops, click my name above. Guy even played guitar with Syl…

    Cheers

  46. Lesley - June 7, 2007 3:27 PM

    Hello Guy

    Just a line to say how much I am enjoying the book!! Some hilar­ious moments!! Great stuff!!

  47. Jon - June 11, 2007 8:26 PM

    Guy

    Caught the show in Brighton on Friday, (sorry we couldn’t arrange a dressing room or a decent heckler) and thought it was excel­lent.

    From now on, every time I see a Whitesnake video on VH1 a wry smile will cross my face.

    To those who haven’t seen it, make the journey. You don’t need to be a guitar afi­cionado to appre­ciate the humour as was proved by my wife on the drive home …“I thought he was very funny but who is Jimmy Page?”!!!

    All the best with the book.

  48. Phoenix - June 12, 2007 7:19 PM

    Sometimes things happen for a reason.

    The day I forget my laptop’s power cord at home is the day I got the book in the post. Now I have some­thing to enter­tain me at work, woohoo!

    Thank you, Guy!

  49. Chris Coleman - June 12, 2007 8:04 PM

    Guy

    ’twas The Guardian that rec­om­mended your book and as an avid reader of most con­tem­po­rary music mem­oirs — mainly to see if anyone I know gets men­tioned — called upon Amazon to supply me with an attrac­tively dis­counted copy. On hol­iday for a week, and having just fin­ished Tony Parsons’ “Stories We Could Tell” (£1.00 from Asda — and a mite dull — cheap aint every­thing) I sat down this morning to read yours. From your descrip­tion of “playing Comfortably Numb with Pink Floyd, or Kashmir with Jimmy Page…etc” and as the rice krispies went soggy, I was engrossed…

    Took a break at page 144 as I’d promised the GLW we’d go to Warwick Castle — we live 90 sec­onds (by foot) from the main entrance and had never been.…wandering through the Tussauds dummy dom­i­nated dis­play of a late 19th Century weekend royal party, there’s a room with sev­eral lesser royals sit­ting around lis­tening to.…Dame Clara Butt.…a name I’d first come across just eight pages ear­lier in your book, in a Tony Hancock related ref­er­ence!!!

    Needless to say my wife was fas­ci­nated when I pointed this out to her.…

    Anyway, your book deliv­ered with it’s ref­er­ence to my erst­while fanzine con­tem­po­rary Tony Fletcher and to Mr Stephen “Subterranean Hawks/​TV Eye” Duffy. (btw, has he told you the story of Andy Wickett’s “Stevie’s Radio Station/​aka Rio”???)

    Whilst I’m yet to “get” Pink Floyd, as a mid 40’s cove, I guess it’ll come soon. As for Icehouse, well.…

    Back when, I owned and loved (though sub­se­quently sold) the epony­mous “Icehouse”, and decided just a few weeks back I’d like to have it again. No joy on ebay, or iTunes, but thank god for Ausrock blog. Fond mem­o­ries drifted back, boosted just the other day by a fur­ther re-​​acquisition, this time of Doll By Doll’s “Caritas”. For me, two of very few 80’s tracks that still live up to my mem­o­ries.…

    So I loved the book. As someone whose auto­bi­og­raphy (should it ever be writ) is going to be called “My Vicarious Life”, it was cool to read the rem­i­nis­cences of someone actu­ally some­what more involved, if still on occa­sion a little periph­eral (no insult intended.…).

    That “Eartha Kitt’s Left Tit” got the biggest laugh, says more about me than I’m proud of, but there you go. And finally, the proof reader in me (aka annoying little twat) points out that it’s GEOFF Travis and Nick HeyWARD. There you go then.…

    Literally A Literal Triumph” Chris 17

  50. Phoenix - June 13, 2007 12:31 AM

    As soon as it said ‘bassist’, I knew I had to share.

    http://​par​tial​ly​clips​.com/​i​n​d​e​x​.​p​h​p​?​i​d​=​1505

    🙂

  51. Simon J - June 15, 2007 6:09 PM

    That time has come again. Friday night. Hopefully end up with a nice bird between my legs tomorrow morning, not like the Malibu bottle I woke up next to last week.

    Stars in their Eyes tonight, so I’ll either make a twat out of myself doing Arnold Layne, or make a twat out of myself doing ‘I got a woman’ by R Charles!

    Otherwise, enjoy your weekend folks and Guy.

    Remember, Life is just an STD!

    Happy Days,
    Simon J

  52. Genevieve - June 15, 2007 9:15 PM

    I just fin­ished it, and wanted 200 pages more.
    Got it last week ( took its time to arrive in France)
    a great book
    Do you thinh it will be trans­late in French one of these days ?
    Thank again for the good time I spent with this book

  53. Phoenix - June 16, 2007 6:40 PM

    While I haven’t got through the book yet due to being hor­ridly busy, I thought I’d offer a com­ment on it so far. Sometimes things don’t trans­late well from one medium to another (in this case, spoken word to text), but so far, so good. The writing style here is con­ver­sa­tional and relaxed, and I think it will do well even in the hands of non-​​fans and the casual reader.

    In fact, I’ve a non-​​fan friend who would love reading this, so I’m about to patronize my favorite UK book­seller again for copy #2 to give to them for their upcoming birthday. They’ve been doing poorly of late, so this will be a much-​​needed laugh for them.

    Again, thanks for writing this. Good stuff. 🙂

  54. Guy Pratt - June 17, 2007 12:03 PM

    Simon J
    Take your lad­dish rant­ings else­where please.

  55. Spider - June 17, 2007 2:34 PM

    Hi every­body, hi Mr Pratt…

    Congratulations Mr Pratt for your book! I have a ques­tion: will it be pub­lished in french? Because I’m Belgian and I think that I can’t under­stand all the book in eng­lish… It would be great but if it’s not pos­sible I will try to read it in eng­lish…

    Thanks for answers…

    xx

    Spider (19-​​years-​​old, Belgium)

  56. Haris Varajic - June 19, 2007 12:23 AM

    At the moment i can only place order via American Amazon 🙁 …does any­body know when the book will be avail­able on it?

  57. Karen - June 19, 2007 2:23 AM

    I fin­ished your book last week, and I must say love it love it.

    It also reminded me of a ques­tion I was sup­posed to ask ages ago.

    A friend of mine who does a bit of online remixing, after lis­tening to Transit Kings – “ america is unavail­able “. He wanted to know where the spoken intro bit came from. After reading your book, I came across a bit in the Robert Palmer chapter, where you said you tried ringing him and got an oper­ator mes­sage — america is unavail­able, assume that is where you got it from? Hope you know what I am talking about here, tried to keep it short.

    Karen.

  58. Guy Pratt - June 19, 2007 9:23 AM

    Karen
    It was Nassau that was unavail­able, not America, but top marks for effort.
    That bit comes from an album of weird spoken things for DJs that Alex Paterson had…

  59. Rick Sheehan - July 26, 2007 4:42 PM

    I really enjoyed your book. It was very funny and honest. I played bass in a band in Sydney with Iva and Michael Hoste before Flowers/​Icehouse so I laughed about your very accu­rate obser­va­tions on Iva and par­tic­u­larly Michael-“cyborg like”. I am telling my mates in Sydney to buy the book, and I am sure they will love it.
    Thanks, Rick Sheehan
    p.s. I’m one of the tech heads who read the appendix “Train Sets” with interest.