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« on: August 08, 2012, 12:01:10 AM »
Hello all!

Right... finally back from the G3 thing. Huge gigs, great fun. Am now proud to count Steve Morse and Dave LaRue as my friends, indeed  I shall be going to the Flying Colours gig in London in Sept to catch up with them so I'll no doubt see some of you there?

Mr Vai was a gentleman. Playing "For The Love Of God" in the grounds of a 14th century Italian castle on a summer's evening just as the sun was setting is a memory I shall take with me to my grave. It was awesome.

Satch was, as last time, both a joy to work with and an inspiration. He also had me in stitches regularly. He was intrigued by Frost, mainly as a result of watching a few of the Frost Reports and that he completely got the humour and then built on it with a variety of glorious (but sadly unrepeatable) ideas for the future of the band, I think, speaks volumes. He's completely aces.

All the members of the G3 bands - Dave W, Eric Valentine, Phil Bynoe, Allen Whitman, Jeff C, Drew, (PLUS the fabulous crew who bust their arses night after night on our behalf) were also fantastic company and very welcoming to the Brit with no track record on the road. It was a very happy tour throughout and that I both miss it and and am glad to be home in equal measure I think is the perfect result.

However, that's in the past now and we've got the Frost*Bites gig to sort out plus finally finally getting cracking on F***. It's our turn now!!  :D  :D

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Re: So...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 12:37:35 AM »
Well sir, sounds like your summer hols went well  ;)  Excellent news ... (that you're back and ready to F***  :lol: )

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 12:54:04 AM »
Jeez, it's the gaffer, better whiz round with the Hoover then. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 03:00:33 AM »
Good to have you back, guv. Looking forward to F***

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 07:47:14 AM »
Great to hear the little Euro jaunt went well, and very nice to have you back too! But, of course, F*** progress is the best news of all! Crack on there old bean!

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 08:56:31 AM »
Glad you enjoyed yourself, looking forward to Frost*Bites and F***!

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 12:33:42 PM »
Awesome. Looked like you were having fun. How cool would a Morse/Satch/Vai guest spot on F*** be ?   :D
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 01:27:26 PM »
Good to hear it went so well and you're back in one piece.  If these guys can't help inspire you for F***, no-one can!

@ Bert - I'd had the same thought but rather disregarded the possibility after the previous blog comments:-
"And no, that doesn't include sneakily recording Joe or the Steves while they're soundchecking I'm afraid. I've seen their lawyer, he can crush a Coke can using just his mind."
Still, they might be willing to contribute officially. Would be great and would help sell some extra copies to a non-Frost* audience too...  8-)
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 01:33:20 PM »
Quote from: "Pedro"
better whiz round with the Hoover then. ;)
Never mind the Hoover, who's scoffed all the biccies?

(probably me, I'll get some in)


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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 02:09:38 PM »
Did you do much sampling? Not those 3 obviously but pigeons in Rome or something? Does JM know he's got to up his game :D  :D

Ps loved the radio 2 stuff you did.

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 03:04:08 PM »
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Did you do much sampling? Not those 3 obviously but pigeons in Rome or something? Does JM know he's got to up his game :D  :D

Ps loved the radio 2 stuff you did.

Yes, sure it has been covered elsewhere on the forum, but I've just enjoyed looking at the BBC's blog on this and watching the short film on the new jingles at:

http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio/posts/New-Jingles-for-BBC-Radio-2

Good to see Craig on many occasions and The Boss making a brief appearance near the end  8-) A thoroughly professional job well done, even if (or perhaps because) there's precious little Godfreyness/Frost*iness sneaking in.

The only moment where the latter threatened to burst out was in the "Pop Master" one at 02:09-02:26, although I suspect that owes as much to Jem's love of Doctor Who as anything else: very Murray Gold-ish and none the worse for it  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 04:49:09 PM »
great to have you back where you belong jem (frosting it up in the cube) see you at frostbites and hope to see you at the flying colours gig.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 05:50:11 PM »
I wonder where Jem could have honed his orchestrational skills  ;)


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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 10:20:25 PM »
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Quote from: "owen"
Did you do much sampling? Not those 3 obviously but pigeons in Rome or something? Does JM know he's got to up his game :D  :D

Ps loved the radio 2 stuff you did.

Yes, sure it has been covered elsewhere on the forum, but I've just enjoyed looking at the BBC's blog on this and watching the short film on the new jingles at:

http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio/posts/New-Jingles-for-BBC-Radio-2

Good to see Craig on many occasions and The Boss making a brief appearance near the end  8-) A thoroughly professional job well done, even if (or perhaps because) there's precious little Godfreyness/Frost*iness sneaking in.

The only moment where the latter threatened to burst out was in the "Pop Master" one at 02:09-02:26, although I suspect that owes as much to Jem's love of Doctor Who as anything else: very Murray Gold-ish and none the worse for it  ;)

I'm such a nerd, I listened to the whole of the Earshot audio review of the new jingles and swear that Jem is singing on some of them. Tiny sparkles of Frost* in the mix, most definitely ...  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2012, 10:58:26 PM »
Very good to see you here, Sir. Glad to hear G3 went well. <insert something madly witty here to maintain (establish?) my forum cred>
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