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#101 MikeyDee

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:14 PM


In our heart you live on here. we miss you already now


Kiss and hug



CHLOE & FELI


Awww love ya both too 😘
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:37 PM

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#103 SusanLouisa

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

Come talk to me please!!



#104 MikeyDee

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

Come talk to me please!!


Ooops, just saw but sent you a PM as you saw. Good to know I have my finger on the pulse huh 🤪
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#105 MikeyDee

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:49 AM

Well hello there :)

It’s a been a while and there has been a lot of change, upheaval and lesssons leaned by yours truly. I won’t go into details but demons are being faced, kicked in the bollocks and sent on their merry way.

So erm yeah I’m back for the time being. Seems I got my sums wrong with my leaving date and it’s actually something like 120 days left. Being a tight arse and hating seeing things go to waste I’ll hang around if that’s okay :D

You may have noticed I pullled the drum clip of me playing. I reviewed it and picked up on several mistakes. I’ll re record and re post. I might even include a tour of my studio and a whizz around the kits I play and all the bits involved. I might even do a Q+A session for shits and giggles

So here’s something that happened to me recently.

I got talking to a bass player (yeah they can do that you know lead singers and guitarists!) and I was asked who I thought was the best player of all time.

He says “Mcartney all the way. He changed the way bass was played in modern music and was a pioneer as far as making the bass a lead instrument. Not to Mention lead vocals on top.”

I thought about it and I recalled the bass line from Lou Reeds “Walk on he wild side” a tune that’s been referenced to describe 3dx a few times and for me is timeless work of art.

The guy in question is a chap by the name of Herbie Flowers. He was one of the unsung heroes of the U.K. session musicians bass playing world. When he recorded the track he played a double bass initially and it just wasn’t right so he took an electric bass, went 10 notes higher with an overlay and the rest is history. To come up with that bass line, perfect it so quickly and have it described by Lou Reed as “beautiful” ? Herbie was a true genius.

Want to know how much he got paid for it in total, bearing in mind he composed and performed it and then, have it sampled in songs like A tribe called quest’s “can I kick it” ?
In today’s money it’s about 200 GBP. That’s all he got. .

And I used to complain when I got paid with Beer.... lol

I’m also gonna shout out for Tina Weymouth from Talking heads and the undisputed underdog of the bass world, the guy that came up with bass line in “Blue Monday” Peter Hook.

I had a thing for Tina. I saw her with TH on a show called the old grey whistle test and they played “psycho killer” that bass hook is just magnificent. A true genius like her will just lock into song but make sure the passion of her playing can be heard.

maybe it’s a kink or a fetish but female bass players...... hubba hubba!

Now hookey is an overlooked genius and I don’t care what anyone says. The melodic sound of his playing, almost replacing lead guitar! Genius! Just listen to Joy Divisions “Love will tear us apart” and of course New Orders “Blue Monday”

Hookey will confess and will tell you that the bass line from Blue Monday is nicked or “borrowed”.from an Ennio Morricone sound track to a Clint Eastwood western film .
But what a bass line! A bass hook to a track that defined EDM to this day.

Okay It’s late I’m wiped out but I’m happy. What was going to be a weekend of me just chilling out and socialising in game in the evenings recovering from illness (I work an on call shift pattern so I can’t go anywhere for the duration) has turned out to be spectacular.

If you’re reading this, yes, I’m talking about you and how you totally rock my world. 😘

Tootles for now.

M 🙂
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#106 TamsinUK

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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Did you see the TV program with Tina Weymouth on BBC4? It was very interesting. I do not usually watch that sort of program but the drum one the week before caught my interest.



#107 MikeyDee

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Did you see the TV program with Tina Weymouth on BBC4? It was very interesting. I do not usually watch that sort of program but the drum one the week before caught my interest.


I did indeed, and the episode with Stewart Copeland on drums. Great series that keeps on educating me and introducing me to fantastic artists old and new :)

#108 MikeyDee

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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 PM

Shameless plug for an event I’ve been asked to spin at.
I’m DJing again folks ! Woo hoooooo! lol

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I hope you can make it. I’ve played the bunker before and had a great time! I’m blown away by the love these 2 show me. Couldn’t wish for better friends :)

Yup I’m back behind the wheels of steel. My decks are dust free and ready for action!

I’d like to offer thanks to some people if I may.

I’ve been humbled by what was said and I had forgotten the faith some had in me. I’m blown away to hear you like my work and it only serves to make me want to play at my very best and entertain to give something back.

So, last week.

I spun for SkylarJstar but had some technical issues. Settings don’t always stay set it seems ;). Happy to report it’s all fixed. If you read this, thankyou for your support and encouragement. It makes me appreciate a lot of what I took for granted.

Then, after a veiled threat to deploy the “neeps and tatties” song Maureeen graciously let me spin at her wonderful Pub “where every hour is happy hour!” I was more than happy to spin!
Mau, thank you. You don’t have to but you did and Despite the sheep jokes, lol (we all know the Scots have a sheep fetish too ya know ;) ) I had a fantastic time. I almost shouted out for last orders, that last how much I got into it!

Its just great to broadcasting again. I’d forgotten how much I missed it and how much fun it is! It’s a true labour of love and I can’t get enough!

I’ve had offers to play other rooms too and every time Im asked, I’m humbled by the generosity and graciousness.

I won’t go on because there’s a thread just for that but I wanted to convey thanks to those who’ve been so very helpful over the last 2 weeks. I can’t ever be thankful enough you guys have faith in me.

All going to plan I’ll host a few nights and if that goes well I’ll host and invite guest DJs in to my place to weave their magic.

Thank you again! You’re amazing!

If not before I hope to see at the bunker on the 1st of Feb!

Tootles for now,

Mikey 🙂
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#109 MikeyDee

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Posted Today, 09:34 AM

This just in.......
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For dramatic purposes imagine there’s a telex machine typing its tits off in the background, usually a daisywheel making a “chakkachakkachakkachakka” noise, or possibly dot matrix that made that “eeeeuuuuurrp eeuuuurp wooooeeeeee” noise.

What’s a telex machine?

There’s a pic on this post and a typed impersonation of 2 variants right there! I’m not doing all the work here okay? Sheeesh! :D

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I’ve been invited to play for the guys n gals of BDSMetal, the people that gave me my first break in 3DX DJing.

I’m just totally stoked to be asked and Id said yes before the question was finished !

I’ll be spinning for them for an hour on the 10th of Feb and I think some nostalgia in my set will be fitting.

I can’t believe it’s almost 2 years since that first gig and just over 2 since I signed my life away to 3dx.....

Blimey, time flies when you’re trying to have fun huh ;)

Right, as you were.

Have a great day and I’ll catch up with you all soon :)
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#110 MikeyDee

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Posted Today, 05:31 PM

Ha!

That moment when someone looks you up and down with that “lookin gooooooood” nod and you bust them doing it with a smile and a wink.

I seldom see or maybe just don’t want to see it. I don’t look down at my feet when I walk anymore. It’s true what they, go easy on yourself and the rest will follow”

Oh and for anyone who’s interested and even reading this, yeah I checked her out too, curves to die for and eyes you could dive into. Magnificent derrière by the way ;)

Where the hell did this come from ? lol!


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