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02Feb2007

Time for a new post!



But I can’t really think of any­thing. Still wrestling with this damn book.
Start rehearsing with Mr Ferry next week, show for the BBC on sat­urday, then hol­iday, then Ferry tour, then hope­fully I can write some­thing more inter­esting for ‘you lot’
xx
Guy

40 comments

  1. Nate - February 2, 2007 10:59 PM

    Well I can’t think of a com­ment then 😉

    What is the show that you are doing for the beeb?

    Have a great hol­iday!

  2. Phoenix - February 3, 2007 9:45 AM

    Writer’s block sucks (expe­ri­ence talking here, yup). Good luck get­ting past it.

    And no fair! Nate stole my ques­tion! (Must mock him on-​​air again…) 🙂

    I just turned on the Soccer Channel (don’t lookit me, I didn’t name it) and the Gunners are playing against Bolton in an older match… and I might have to start watching this… the announcers are hilar­ious. US announcers would get sacked for these guys’ lan­guage!

    Looking for­ward to ze book, ze tour, and what­ever else y’choose to offer us,

    Nix.

  3. Phoenix - February 3, 2007 10:09 AM

    Oh, now I under­stand… the show was called ‘Fan Zone’, and appar­ently , it’s a broad­cast where they allow two fans to do the announcing of a spe­cific match.

    That explains why one of them was singing the lyrics to The Time Warp. 🙂

    Weird, but they were funny. 🙂

    Nix.

  4. Nate - February 3, 2007 11:21 AM

    If I get ‘mocked’ on air but I don’t hear it, does it still count? 😉

  5. Paul Sexton - February 3, 2007 12:28 PM

    Hi Guy,working myself the night your in Dublin…hopefully i’ll get the chance to catch your stand up show, great reports on it.
    Have a nice hol­iday
    Cheers

  6. Guy Pratt - February 3, 2007 4:11 PM

    I like the heat, which appar­ently we’re going to see a lot more of if we don’t change our ways, but I do love to ski, although badly.
    x

  7. lorraine - February 3, 2007 10:29 PM

    I’m now left with the mental pic­ture of a man wearing indigo lin­gerie sliding down the side of a moun­tain clutching a bass guitar.
    Thanks Guy 🙂

  8. Phoenix - February 3, 2007 11:24 PM

    I nearly snorted soda out my nose when I read that, Lorraine. 🙂

  9. Nate - February 4, 2007 1:17 AM

    Arrrrrghhhhhhh.… My eyes… my eyes.…

    😉

    TMI lor­raine 😀

  10. Karen - February 4, 2007 6:08 AM

    [Still wrestling with this damn book]

    A tip, try changing the font colour you are using, it can trigger the brain to flow again.

    Karen.

  11. Tomasz - February 5, 2007 3:51 PM

    Thanks for an update, Guy
    Please for­ward warm greet­ings to the whole Mr. Ferry’s band,
    Can’t wait for 5 th and 27 th of March.
    All the best with the book and rehearsals

    Last week I heard Island Jam, great effort

    Tomasz

  12. Renee B. - February 5, 2007 7:36 PM

    Lorraine nice com­ment. Still trying to get that mental pic­ture out of my head LOL. I keep making a moun­tain with my masehd pota­toes. HAHA
    Well guy keep your head up and if anyone wants heat come to Fontana, Ca we are at 85 degrees today. Is it still winter? WTF??

    Well have a great week

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  13. George Gipe - February 5, 2007 9:27 PM

    Renee…11 degrees faren­heit here, thanks for the reminder 🙁

    Guy, it’s good to know you are still here. We were get­ting wor­ried that Mr. Ferry had you tied up in some rehearsal studio some­where.

  14. Guy Pratt - February 6, 2007 6:08 PM

    Not yet..
    xx

  15. george hartselle - February 7, 2007 6:07 PM

    Guy
    Couldn’t figure how to send mail straight to you so decided to try this. Just found your site and I am very curious about TOY MATINEE. It’s prob­ably old news to this site but I couldn’t find any­thing here about it. Have been lis­tening to the record for years and have always admired the bass playing. What was your involve­ment anyway. What bass did you play? I have a ’73 jazz I bought new. Gotta go.

    George Hartselle

  16. Guy Pratt - February 8, 2007 12:06 PM

    You can order the book on Amazon, it’s called My Bass and other ani­mals.
    Toy Matinée I was deeply involved in from the word go.
    I played bass and co-​​wrote a couple of the songs. It’s in the music sec­tion here.
    I played Betsy my 64 Jazz, a Spector NS2, Status Fretless, Musicman Stingray and a Kramer 5 string stereo bass on it.
    Cheers
    Guy

  17. Karen - February 8, 2007 1:04 PM

    Hey Sir,

    Earlier you asked for feed­back about your web site.

    A sug­ges­tion, how about a sep­a­rate tag for your book.

    Book name, when out, where to get, etc etc.

    Karen.

  18. Phoenix - February 8, 2007 8:47 PM

    Just a mild note here… the book is not listed on Amazon​.com (yet), but on Amazon​.co​.uk.

    And is pre­ordered. 🙂 I’ll prob­ably bundle it with other things only avail­able there to save on that nastybad transat­lantic ship­ping costs.

    Nix.

  19. Guy Pratt - February 9, 2007 11:39 AM

    Once I have art­work etc then I’ll be plug­ging the book, don’t you worry…

  20. Simon J - February 9, 2007 6:18 PM

    I’ve just had the worst day from hell. 7 ruddy hours get­ting back from Cardiff to Swansea. All this snow. No Buses, No Trains, No Taxi’s.

    However, the force will show me the way!

    Hows it going people? I’ve had hell of a lot of trouble accessing the Blog on this site, and I tried it today and.….…VOILA! So just here to say hey.

    Let’s hope England lose in Rugby this week, and COME ON WALES!!

    Cheers,
    A Worked Up Simon J!

  21. Phoenix - February 10, 2007 1:23 AM

    Simon J, my friend, be glad you don’t live in upstate NY. They got 100 inches of snow. Yes, eight /​feet/​ of the stuff. 🙂

    And what do the Gooners in the crowd think of the news about Arsenal part­nering up with the Colorado Rapids MLS team? It’s not a takeover like Liverpool’s was. Just idly curious.

    Nix.

  22. sonicfrog - February 10, 2007 6:10 PM

    Hey Guy:

    Mike the hack bass player here.

    So glad to see you blog­ging. Been a fan since TOY MATINEE. I’ve enjoyed that album so much that I bought the three dif­ferent ver­sions, the orig­inal release, the spe­cial edi­tion, and the audio DVD. I got luck and found the rare Icehouse M for M CD about ten years ago, and was quite sur­prised and happy you were on that album (love the bass on Spanish Gold and Mr. Big), and now that I’ve read your other credits, I find I have alot more GP bass work /​ song crafting in my CD col­lec­tion than I real­ized (hadn’t a clue you did the Orb stuff too). I should prob­ably just cat­e­go­rize my entire CD col­lec­tion based on bass players, so that I would have stacks for you, Tony Levin, Mike Picarro, Larry Klein, Sting, Mr. McCartney, Geddy and Nick Seymore.… but then how would I handle favorite drum­mers?

    Uh, Oh. I’m ram­bling…

    Anyway, I want to thank you for your work and am glad to find your blog.

    Mike a.k.a. Sonicfrog.

    PS. Did you play with Gilmore on “Later… with Jools Holland”? I hap­pened to catch the show last nigh, on the same night I found your blog. Coincidence or fate?

    PPS. I was won­dering if it would be OK to include you on my blogroll?

    PPPS. I just read my over-​​long com­ment and realize I come off as a stalker. But don’t worry. I won’t be don­ning dia­pers, mace, and a meat ten­der­izer, and drive from the states to England to stalk you. I’m far too lazy and that would require way, way too much effort. Plus, I don’t have a car that can drive across the Atlantic. 🙂

    Oh, Fresno, CA. 53* and rainy.

  23. Renee B. - February 10, 2007 9:19 PM

    Okay I had to com­ment.….. on the above one. It is spelled Gilmour not Gilmore. Please homie don’t make me drive up to Fresno. LOL Anywho, Simon don’t fret to much on the weather, if I could I would give you some of Sunny Califronia weather. .
    Guy have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  24. Laurence Parmenter - February 11, 2007 7:21 PM

    Hi Guy you used to come & jam in my front room in not­ting hill many moons ago Hope all is well with you, All the best, I am still busy painting ! Laurence

  25. Karen - February 12, 2007 12:08 PM

    Morning Mr.

    Just been reading someone your skills include accents and dialects, among others there were Australian and New Zealand, now that I have to hear.

    Also under your voice char­acter it had ’ enthu­si­astic ‘.

    Love it.

    Karen.

  26. Tomasz - February 12, 2007 3:05 PM

    I hope that BBC Session was great, have a great hol­iday

    Tomasz

  27. sonicfrog - February 12, 2007 7:08 PM

    It is spelled Gilmour not Gilmore.

    Grrrrrrrr!!! Stupid Head!!! Get it wright next time!!!

  28. Chris - February 13, 2007 6:36 PM

    Looking for­ward to see a well-​​in-​​shape Guy Pratt for the Ferry tour, and the book, right, now waiting for the Gilmour DVD(s), keep playing that mean bass.

  29. sonicfrog - February 14, 2007 6:53 AM

    I forgot to men­tion:

    Bass Players Rule!!!

  30. lorraine - February 23, 2007 3:11 PM

    Will you be on This Morning with Mr Ferry next week?

  31. Nate - February 23, 2007 9:33 PM

    If it’s not out yet, how come it’s dis­counted? 😉

    Spotted on Amazon​.co​.uk:
    ’Please note that the price of My Bass and Other Animals has decreased from £12.99 to £8.57 since you placed it in your Shopping Basket. Items in your cart will always reflect the most recent price dis­played on their product detail pages.’

  32. Paul Sexton - February 24, 2007 2:05 AM

    Hi Guy,

    Just watched the Roxy Music BBC1 ses­sion which was very good!.
    Did that young man on guitar steal the show?.……YES

  33. Thomas O'Connell - February 24, 2007 12:37 PM

    Guy, I was won­dering how you felt about playing the upright bass. I have been into the blues since 1967 and we always used the upright bass when we played. The sound is so much greater and not just for the blues, but also when we would play a jazz tune. Oh! how it sounded. I know that you have alot going on, But if you get a chance? Please let me know what your thoughts are on this ques­tion. Thom
    PS. If you do own a upright please let me know what make and model you have. Again thank you and I hope that you’ll have a good Weekend

  34. alternate (ag) gilmour - February 24, 2007 6:44 PM

    Hey, I heard the book is out now?!
    Good deal mate.

  35. Guy Pratt - February 24, 2007 8:34 PM

    Thomas
    I played upright on the Gilmour tour, a Framus from the 50’s I’ve had for years. I absolutely loved it, so much I went out and got a Ned Steinberger as well..
    Cheers
    Guy

  36. Nate - February 24, 2007 8:47 PM

    Just found some clips of the show along with an inter­view with Bryan on the BBC web­site:

    http://​www​.bbc​.co​.uk/​m​u​s​i​c​/​b​b​c​o​n​e​s​e​s​s​i​o​ns/

  37. Karen - February 25, 2007 2:59 AM

    Cool Nate,

    Thanks for the link, I enjoyed.

    Karen.

  38. Greg - February 25, 2007 12:00 PM

    I saw you play with David Gilmour Both nights in Chicago and would love to see you come to the US!!!
    Hope to see you on the road again with Gilmour soon again, i know that must be a blast.
    I plan to check out your site some, i found it on Gilmours and kinda like it here!

  39. Tomasz - February 26, 2007 1:48 PM

    Nate,

    Thank you for link. Very much appre­ci­ated.

    Tomasz

  40. Tomasz - March 1, 2007 6:27 PM

    Good luck on tour, Have a great fun,
    Cannot wait for Amsterdam,

    Tomasz