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21Jan2008

Last night a DJ shaved my wife…



Hi all
Well last friday’s show was better than the one before, and hope­fully will con­tinue to get better..
Any com­ments and CONSTRUCTIVE crit­i­cism will be gladly received..
xxGuy

37 comments

  1. Thomas Robinson - January 21, 2008 5:36 PM

    The only crit­i­cism i would have is that of Planet Rocks web­site. It might just be my com­puter but i find it hard to actu­ally get to the listen again fea­ture, and then when i’m there i can’t fast for­ward and it has a habit of just stop­ping after a short while, so i have to start all over again. As a result i have only heard a bit of your show, it would be a lot easier if i could just down­load it but never mind, but what i heard of it was very good. By the way, i wasn’t crit­i­cising you, just the web­site.

    Could i just ask, how do you manage to do a radio show at that time of night? I’m not sure i’d be able to stay awake long enough.

  2. Phoenix - January 21, 2008 6:27 PM

    Thomas, I think they read the book first and real­ized it was easier giving him a night gig than a morning one. 😉

    Guy, it was much smoother this time around, to be expected with more prac­tice and all. I do kinda wonder who else was in the studio with you, because when­ever you were saying some­thing funny and started laughing, I heard someone else laughing as well.

    The only other thing that comes to mind is that every time you switch from the mic to the next song or advert, I hear the click of what­ever button does that before the song kicks in. Don’t know what kind of gear PR has you using, and it’s been ages since I’ve lis­tened to a tra­di­tional radio sta­tion (will­ingly, that is), so I don’t recall if that’s stan­dard or not.

    Nix.
    (Yes, I /​did/​ rearrange my work schedule on Fridays so I’d be able to listen to the show instead of being in the middle of the com­mute home…)

  3. karen - January 22, 2008 6:48 AM

    Um, Phoenix you did well to be able to rearrange your work schedule to listen to the show.

    I how­ever strug­gled to get out of bed at 10am Sydney time on Saturday, after get­ting mildly drunk cel­e­brating my 40th birthday the night before, to listen to the show live. Only to realise when show was over, the web­site allows you to listen to any show any­time up to 7 days after airing.

  4. Phoenix - January 22, 2008 9:25 AM

    Karen, it needed doing for other rea­sons entirely (mainly I am not a morning person either and work wanted me in later anyway, so it was a happy coin­ci­dence). Something like this, I prefer lis­tening to live instead of canned … and given how noto­rious I am about neglecting to do things imme­di­ately (hence why my DVR is always full of telly I haven’t got around to watching), I’d prob­ably forget (shame on me) and miss every­thing, so this arrange­ment works out well for me.

    And far more impor­tantly, happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great time with all your mates!

    Nix.

  5. Becky in Atlanta - January 22, 2008 12:58 PM

    Hey, Guy. I haven’t yet been able to catch your show live but I’m now hap­pily “lis­tening again” to Friday’s show. Feeling a little “Alice in Wonderland”…how can one listen again when one hasn’t lis­tened to being with? Anyhow, I’m glad that you’re back on the air­waves!!!

    The only com­ment I would make is it would be nice if there were a way for Mac folks to tune in. (Or is there a way and I missed it? That’s always a pos­si­bility!)

    Kive (that’s “love” with my fin­gers on the wrong keys),
    Becky

  6. Becky in Atlanta - January 24, 2008 2:51 AM

    Thank you kindly, Ricardo Padua! I’m rel­a­tively new to this Mac thing but I’m loving it.

    😀

    Becky

  7. karen - January 24, 2008 6:56 AM

    Ta, very much Phoenix.

  8. Genevieve - January 29, 2008 8:26 PM

    Hi,
    Just saw there will be a show in London in march, maybe the only oppur­tu­nity for us to be able to enjoy this great per­for­mance.
    I wonder when the tickets will be on sale, and if there will be tickets for ordi­nary people like us.We already check planes and we think we’ll make it.

    Geneviève, from Brittany

  9. Paul Sexton - January 30, 2008 9:50 PM

    A small ques­tion if i could be so bold, Guy. What is your opinion on boot­leg­ging, by this i dont mean people with them cr*ppy phones but minindisc, stereo mic etc. I have a friend (cough) who down­loads the odd con­cert now and again some of which are very good. I see some newer acts, Joe Bonamassa, Dave Matthews actu­ally encourage it.
    Hope your stand up shows con­tinue after next months gig!
    Thanks
    Paul

  10. Guy Pratt - February 1, 2008 1:49 AM

    Genevieve
    I will save you tickets if you come!!!!

    I like boot­leg­ging, the only alter­na­tive is for bands to make albums of every show they ever do!
    xxGuy

  11. Genevieve - February 1, 2008 6:39 PM

    Thanks, Guy, so I’ll book the plane and acco­mo­da­tion right now !

  12. Genevieve - February 1, 2008 6:43 PM

    How I forgot, Guy, I will pay for the tickets, just want to be sure there will still room for us.

  13. Thomas Robinson - February 1, 2008 9:41 PM

    I saw on one web­site that the 5th of March gig is a “farewell gala per­for­mance.” But this isn’t the last show that you are doing is it? I also saw on a dif­ferent web­site that was selling tickets that said that it was for over 18s only. Is this just some­thing that that one web­site are doing or is the entire event for adults only? Also, is this true of all per­for­mances or is it just because of the venue that this one per­for­mance is for adults only?

    Sort of linked to the boot­leg­ging ques­tion but are there any plans to record a live show and release that in some way?

    Final ques­tion, and sorry if this is sounding like the spanish inqui­si­tion but does the paper­back differ in anyway to the hard­back in terms of con­tent?

    Cheers.

    Thomas

  14. Phoenix - February 2, 2008 4:15 AM

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  15. Linda - February 2, 2008 12:41 PM

    our chief wepaon is fear and sur­prise sur­prise and fear

    o nix look what you have me doing . this is as bad as the rotten song that gets stuck on your head and you can’t get rid of it . nothing played on by guy or course !

    how are things by the way nix i haven’t heard for you in many the long day !

  16. Linda - February 2, 2008 12:42 PM

    o the joys of being dyslexic . that should read from you not for you . how come i can;y see my spelling errros until i send in the com­ment !

  17. Phoenix - February 2, 2008 6:10 PM

    Linda, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a Guy-​​played song stuck in your head. In fact, I’d rather have that than most of the crap on the air­waves now. 🙂

    I’ll drop you an email some­time soonish. As for not being able to see your com­ments, there should be a wee pre­view window below the place you type but above the ‘submit com­ment’ button. Magic let­ters appear in it whilst I’m typing now, scary!

    Good show again last night, Guy. I must say I approve of your typ­ical playlist. And the amusing com­men­tary when you’re reading through the Poke Pratts or whatnot. It sounds like you’re having fun, which is always the best part of being on-​​air.

    Much obliged, good sir.

    Nix.

  18. karen - February 4, 2008 6:54 AM

    Decided to listen to your show while at work today and only when you talk was it dis­tracting.

    Karen.

  19. Karen - February 4, 2008 11:30 AM

    For the Australians in the audi­ence,

    Coming up on Spicks and Specks — 6 February — 8:30pm — ABC

    EPISODE 2
    Our spe­cial guests this week are bassist extra­or­di­naire Guy Pratt, come­dian Dave O’Neil, soul singer Guy Sebastian with come­dian & stand-​​up queen Cal Wilson.

    The closing per­for­mance will fea­ture one of the best bass players in the world and one of the best bass players in his street, Guy Pratt and Dave O’Neil battle it out in a ‘Bass Off’.

  20. Guy Pratt - February 4, 2008 1:38 PM

    The show is for 18 and overs because of the venue..I do intend to release a dvd at some point.
    It’s the last time I’ll be per­forming this show in London, Although I may write a new one if I can be both­ered..
    Paperback the same as hard­back…

  21. Phoenix - February 4, 2008 9:33 PM

    A DVD would be splen­dif­erous!

  22. Caroline - February 5, 2008 7:27 PM

    “The only crit­i­cism i would have is that of Planet Rocks web­site. It might just be my com­puter but i find it hard to actu­ally get to the listen again fea­ture, and then when i’m there i can’t fast for­ward and it has a habit of just stop­ping after a short while, so i have to start all over again.”

    First off, sorry for being quite late to the party…I just hap­pened upon this place a day or two (I know, I know…what took this long-​​time Floydian so long?), and finally got brave enough to post here.

    Anyway, count me in as one who too has trouble with the Planet Rock web­player some­times. My main prob­lems with it are…

    1. Most of the times I’ve paused it for a minute or so (mostly to finish writing com­men­tary for a song in one of my MySpace blog­gings about Guy’s show), the show will play for a few sec­onds to a minute after being started again, and then stop and not start up again!! The two or three times that has hap­pened to me have been highly infu­ri­ating, no thanks to…

    2. …not being able to rewind or espe­cially fast-​​forward!! With all due respect to Planet Rock, why does their player fea­ture rewind and fast-​​forward but­tons if you cannot even do that? I wish one could…it would be a lot nicer than having to wait through an hour of show all over again like I did TWICE on the show’s second week. Though, at the same time, I really cannot com­plain about having to do that, because it gave me the oppor­tu­nity to hear “This Flight Tonight” and “Back Street Luv” for the second and third time ever in my life (we Americans are so deprived when it comes to awe­somely unique classic rock radio… *sighs*).

    Other than all of that, at the risk of repeating myself, I love the show…if I didn’t, I would not have been brave enough to send in a ‘Poke Pratt’ query. 😉

    Also, I too will be looking for­ward to the DVD of your “My Bass and Other Animals” show…I have really enjoyed what I have seen of that on the site, Guy.

    In closing, fetch…THE COMFY CHAIR!!

    No, it doesn’t make a lick of sense, but I just had to get in on the Spanish Inquisition train… >;)

    Caroline

  23. karen - February 7, 2008 4:25 AM

    Hello Guy,

    Your episode of ‘Spicks and Specks’ was aired last night.

    I must say you were def­i­nitely the star of the show; it was very enter­taining, very funny. You seemed to do well with most of the ques­tions, so not knowing the ‘Flowers ‘song is for­given.

    And you seemed to get a fair bit of air time com­pared to the others, so think you did very well to get a few sto­ries from book in.

    Did you enjoy it? You seemed pretty relaxed. I assume you have seen it somehow.

    Karen.

  24. Jerzy Mike - February 7, 2008 8:38 PM

    A DJ shaved your wife? Was that yours I heard on Howard Stern??

  25. Phoenix - February 7, 2008 11:26 PM

    You know you’ve won a bass-​​off when the other guy has to yank your cable in des­per­a­tion to stop you from kicking his butt.

    Well done indeed. 🙂

  26. Thomas Robinson - February 8, 2008 9:56 PM

    is there any way of watching the episode online? does the net­work that shows spicks and specks have an internet player thingy like the bbc has started? what channel/​network is spicks and specks shown on? i don’t think it’s ever been shown in eng­land has it?

  27. Caroline - February 8, 2008 11:25 PM

    I too would love to see this Spicks and Specks episode, be it through an online player or a copy of sorts. Especially that ‘bass-​​off’ after what Phoenix said… 😀

    - Caroline

  28. karen - February 12, 2008 4:51 AM

    Unfortunately the net­work that airs ‘Spicks and Specks’ – ABC Australia does not appear to have an internet access play back.

    http://​www​.abc​.net​.au/​t​v​/​s​p​i​c​k​s​a​n​d​s​p​e​c​ks/

  29. Alex Paterson - February 12, 2008 4:17 PM

    Hi Guy,

    Thank you sir, a very nice web­site, I see some names I’m familiar with in the blog.

    Any plans for another visit to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008?

    I’m the father of the 7 year old boy who you got your photo taken with at the Brixton Ritzy last September. Nice one mate, thanks again for your time.

    Received your book from Amazon at the weekend, cheers.

  30. Phoenix - February 12, 2008 8:09 PM

    Hey, I remember you, Alex! 🙂 Nice to ‘see’ you again.

  31. Alex Paterson - February 13, 2008 5:19 PM

    I did a quick back­track over pre­vious blogs and saw your Xmas video mes­sage. I remember you from both nights in London.

    Guy signed your book and wee Alex took your photo. Nice to see you again too!

    Read the first 15 chap­ters of “My bass …” last night. Good so far, will post again after I’ve read it all.

  32. Phoenix - February 13, 2008 7:56 PM

    So, the news about Planet Rock’s going around… such a shame. Most people are talking in terms of it being a done deal that it’ll go away, but I wonder if there’s any real hope they’ll secure a new buyer.

    If not, I will cer­tainly miss your show, Guy. It’s been a real treat get­ting to listen to you. If my sta­tion could afford you (and you wouldn’t totally destroy our admit­tedly amateur-​​level band­width), I’d ask them if they’d give you a timeslot.

    (And for our random com­ment of the day for no reason at all: Michèle! Il neige ici encore!)

    Nix.

  33. Caroline - February 13, 2008 8:37 PM

    Oh, wow…I had no idea about Planet Rock until I came over here and then went to over to PR’s site and caught the news on the front page.

    I really hate that, and not just ’cause of Guy’s show, but also, Planet Rock is easily the best classic rock sta­tion I’ve hap­pened upon in some­time. I par­tic­u­larly love the fact that they play huge favorites of mine that you hardly ever hear here in the States, like Hawkwind and Budgie, to name a couple.

    Between this and my coming down with the flu, it has not been a good day. 🙁

    - Caroline

  34. Graham Knight - February 15, 2008 1:38 PM

    Planet Rock.….Rocks?. I have lis­tened for a number of years I thought it was THE rock sta­tion, it is my Ipod on the Air waves, Sad news.

    how­ever i still keep missing Guys shows, i will put that right this week end. Guy can you play a request for…ALL PLANET ROCK LISTENERS

  35. Thomas Robinson - February 15, 2008 4:14 PM

    Planet Rock might still be saved if they can find a buyer, aparently Brian May has asked if he can buy it!

  36. Alex Paterson - February 15, 2008 4:27 PM

    Yeah Guy, a humdinger of a book, thor­oughly enjoyed it. Laughed my arse off at the Tokyo-​​Heathrow flight which took me down my own memory lane regarding a close friend of mine. haha

    Read it over 2 nights. Good stuff. If only you had been 80 years old, I’d still be reading it 😉 I look for­ward to seeing you head­lining your own show for the first time soon, wher­ever that may be?

    A great CV, you’re one of the most tal­ented bass gui­tarists on the planet mate.

    Next time you’re in Scotland and looking for night out, gimme a.….….….….….…… on second thoughts, better not as I’ve got kids now, and dont think I could keep up with you either.

    If pos­sible can I request an appro­priate track on Planet Rock tonight?

    Beer drinkers and Hellraisers by ZZ Top (or Motorhead).

    Cheers

  37. Graham Knight - March 3, 2008 10:20 AM

    Guy, i finally man­aged to catch your show on Planet rock excel­lent just the sort of show to var­nish my dining room floor by!

    i could n’t sleep so i got up & decided to get it out the way (the var­nishing, not your show) the only trouble being i had to keep reminding myself the rest of the house­hold was asleep, the volume slowly increased throughout the show & buy the end of your show i was wide awake & i had painted myself into a corner in the kitchen just as your show had fin­ished so i had to sit on the floor in the kitchen lit­eraly watching paint dry, luckily it was quick drying but i lost momentum i & found my head nod­ding as i strug­gled to keep awake. Next week its painting the fences by moon­light!!