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22 Dec 2009

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03 Jun 2009

Cooeeee!!!

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13 Apr 2009

Brazil!!

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21 Jan 2009

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24 Dec 2008

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20 Oct 2008

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15 Sep 2008

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19 Aug 2008

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30 Jun 2008

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18 Jun 2008

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28 Apr 2008

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02 Apr 2008

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30Jun2008

Glastonbury



Just back from Glasto, which was mer­ci­fully dry. Had a good show on sat­urday, but realise that it’s an old and tired rou­tine so I’m retiring it until I can write a new one…

18 comments

  1. Thomas Robinson - June 30, 2008 3:59 PM

    Good luck with the new show, not that i expect you’ll need it. You prob­ably have enough funny sto­ries that you could tell to write another ten books, so i guess the hard part will be picking which lucky ones to reveal to the public. You might find people start being very gen­erous to you in the hope you’ll keep quiet about them! 😆

    Do you think that you’ll per­form the new rou­tine in this country or are you going to tour aus­tralia or america with it?

  2. Phoenix - June 30, 2008 8:16 PM

    It’s a sign of what I con­sider to be a better artist/​performer/​creator. Instead of rehashing the same old stuff, you seek to keep things fresh and new. While I’m a faint touch sad it’s not likely I’d get to see the older stuff (which for American audi­ences would be pretty new despite having read the book — sev­eral times), I’m very glad there’s more where that came from, I’m sure. 🙂

    Getting ready to spend the evening watching my second most favorite bass player and his crew from the Great White North,
    Nix.

  3. suzie - June 30, 2008 10:41 PM

    Thank you for an unex­pected and enjoy­able set on the out­side comedy stage at Glastonbury on Sunday. I must admit I am igno­rant of most things musical, I have a lazy interest in music and like inter­esting things to present them­selves to me, rather than look for them myself. So it was so nice to dis­cover you and your musical his­tory. I will be checking your book out for sure and all the work that you have done that is so familiar. Thanks again hope to see you pre­form again soon. S x

  4. Stefano - July 1, 2008 5:08 PM

    Dear Guy,

    if you still haven’t found an inspi­ra­tion for your next book, an idea could be come in Italy, drink a good glass of wine (red), remember the fan­tastic gig in Venice, Florence, Milan ecc…, prob­ably you could take an inspi­ra­tion.

    If I could write for you, prob­ably I Will write In a chapter of your new book about the gran prix that I had in Milan (after the second show of David) from Teatro Arcimboldi To the Hotel Savoia.…to follow you Bus.…..my little Smart has been burning!

    The name of the chapter could be “A Monza GP to take an auto­graph from Guy”.….

    By the way, thank’s again for the auto­graph (that is not for sale! :-)) )

    Best best best regards.

    Stefano

  5. Sarah - July 1, 2008 9:07 PM

    Hello Guy,

    I am the co-​​administrator of rick​-wright​.org and I was won­dering if you might be able to give me some advice. We have wishes to make our site an offi­cial site because we would love to help pro­mote Richard in any way, but we’re not sure how to go about it exactly or if it’s even a pos­si­bility. So I was hoping that maybe you could offer me some advice. Where should I even begin? Would Richard even be inter­ested in having an offi­cial site? Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appre­ci­ated. 🙂 Thank you so much Guy!

    Cheers!
    Sarah
    xx

  6. Jason Bell - July 2, 2008 10:52 AM

    Guy,

    I think you and Tony Levin should trade sto­ries, pre­tend you were in King Crimson… try the Chapman Stick…

    With all this men­tion of credit crunch I’m resorting to reading the book in the local newsagent, I got some strange looks while I was howling out loud, then I blew my cover and had to leave.

    Pop over for a few Guiness any­time.

    Greetings from Northern Ireland
    Jase

  7. Caroline - July 4, 2008 5:23 PM

    Completely under­stand your wanting to retire ye olde rou­tine, Guy…as ‘Nix pointed out, great enter­tainers know when some­thing is get­ting tired and needs to be made fresh again. Like ‘Nix, I’ll hate missing the old rou­tine, but that’s what your (con­stantly read) book reme­dies. 🙂 That said, could your inkling towards even­tu­ally working on a new rou­tine pos­sibly mean a new book too? If it does, you can bet that I would be among the very first to nab a copy… 🙂

    - Caroline

  8. Thomas Robinson - July 8, 2008 7:46 PM

    I don’t think anyone minded too much that the show two weeks ago was pre-​​recorded did they? I bet there were one or two that com­plained though weren’t there? There are always a few.

    Guy can you remember which Neil Young song it was that you played on Sunday? I’m pretty sure it was just before you did the smack the baby bit and then played Black Dog. Or if anyone else knows i’ll be equally grateful. I’ll just try the listen again fea­ture but i dont think you said the name of the song.

    Cheers
    Thomas

  9. Phoenix - July 9, 2008 5:24 AM

    Thomas, Rocking in the Free World?

  10. Karen - July 9, 2008 9:09 AM

    [smack the baby bit] that’s funny

  11. Caroline - July 9, 2008 4:29 PM

    Yea…that’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”, off of Mr. Young’s Freedom. And for some reason, I swear a radio sta­tion I used to listen to in Raleigh, NC claimed that Pearl Jam joined Neil on the orig­inal. When, based on what I’ve looked up and have already known, Pearl Jam could have only per­formed “Rockin’…” with Neil when they were touring in sup­port of Mirror Ball (not counting any var­ious benefit-​​type concerts/​shows)…

    As much as I loved it growing up, that sta­tion could be a bit weird sometimes…and not to men­tion occa­sion­ally more than a little off on their band/​artist facts. o_​O

    - Caroline

  12. Mondo - July 23, 2008 8:04 PM

    Hello Guy!

    Just a quick per­sonal ques­tion.

    I have a woman friend who says she used to be very good friends with you. Her name is Leona Whitehead. Do you know or remember her?

    Cheers guy!! Love your work.

  13. Guy Pratt - July 24, 2008 8:32 PM

    Mondo
    Doesn’t ring a bell…But that doesn’t mean much..Any clues?

  14. mondo - July 24, 2008 10:39 PM

    She said she was good mates with you before Pulse tour days.

    But never mind. Cheers for the reply.

    And best of luck on writing your new mate­rial. I never got to see the old show. By the time I found out about it it was all too late. Will make your next one.

    Catch ya later mate.

  15. Thomas Robinson - July 30, 2008 7:45 PM

    Just a couple of quick ques­tions Guy if you’ve got a spare couple of min­utes.

    Firstly, you were just kid­ding when you said that you drive a prius weren’t you? I hope you were.

    Secondly, and a bit more impor­tantly, do you think that your show will be moved and have you got any ideas where it could end up? Is it going back to its old slot? I remember that you said some­thing like “in their infi­nite wisdom they’ve moved my show to a new slot” when it was moved to the sunday evening which sug­gested that you pref­ered the friday night timing.

    Cheers Guy,
    Thomas

  16. Karen - August 1, 2008 7:28 AM

    Umm, had to listen to your show via listen again option, but it cut off last few min­utes, you started to say some­thing about maybe not being there next week, but I missed the rest. 🙁

  17. Caroline - August 2, 2008 8:17 AM

    Well, according to the Planet Rock newsletter I got yes­terday, Guy’s show is still sched­uled to come on Sundays at 7PM GMT. Unless the poten­tial schedule change is to take place later this month, hope­fully that’s a sign that the show will stay put where it is…

    Before you men­tioned Nigel Slater on your show last Sunday, Guy, I had actu­ally heard of Nigel. But I don’t know how…given that BBC America nor the Food Network have not fea­tured him, at least as far as I know. *sighs* A shame, really, for in what I have read on and off about Mr. Slater, his cooking and recipes sound GREAT.

    Come to think of it, I don’t think FN and BBCA are even fea­turing any­thing with Jamie Oliver right now, and haven’t for some­time. *sighs again* If there was anyone else I would credit with really get­ting me into cooking besides Alton Brown and the Iron Chefs (the REAL ones from Japan…not that IC America slop), it is def­i­nitely Jamie.

    - Caroline

    P.S. Phoenix, you still here? If you are, you (along with anyone else here) may be inter­ested in one or more of a TON of comic books and related col­lectibles I am finally let­ting go of and selling after quit­ting col­lecting comics a little over five years ago. If you are indeed inter­ested, e-​​mail me (mandala4444​@​gmail.​com), be it with whichever superhero(es) or team(s) you col­lect or in gen­eral, and I’ll see what I can gather for you ASAP.

    And that said, I already apol­o­gize for the (very) shame­less AND geeky plug…I promise it will be the only one of its kind I post here.

  18. Phoenix - August 3, 2008 12:18 AM

    Oh, I’m always here.