Big thanks to producer Gareth Parton for setting up my lecture/Q&A for the very enthusiastic students at SAE in Melbourne today.
Busy day - 4 meetings, lecture at Melbourne's SAE and 2 gigs in the evening...
Great evening with Sophia Brous & Shags Chamberlain at The Toff in Melbourne. Thanks, guys!
This is a "must listen" track by the fabulous Emily Barker
I've now moved on to Triple R radio - "community radio" - more indie than Triple J
Meeting Bill Page, A&R at Mushroom Music this morning
Good meetings in Sydney last week: Damian Trotter & Craig Hawker at Sony/ATV Music, Mark Coston & Glenn Dickie at EMI, Peter Karpin at Universal - all good music industry people, and very helpful.
I'm speaking at the MMF tonight in Melbourne:

Just back from visiting Sing Sing, Melbourne's major studio: 3 rooms, Neve, SSL G/J - my kind of recording place
Weather report from Melbourne: dull, rather cool, might rain - it can only get better...

Some nice reviews of Phil Odgers' new EP,"Sunday Morning Coming Down" on Amazon:

Landing at Melbourne 8:45pm-will I have time to get to the apartment,check in,then see Brous (Sophia/fabulous singer) at her gig tonight?
Relief as Virgin staff didn't weigh my hand's loaded down with CDs from the EMI Music store cupboard!
Ooops...standing in line at the Qantas check-in desk - I realised I was flying on Virgin! OK... plenty of time to stroll over to terminal 2
Another day, another flight, this time to Melbourne. Looking forward to the alleged fab music scene, great food, European cultural vibe (?)
Triple J radio
Lovin' OZ radio station, Triple J - a bit like a slightly more mainstream version of BBC 6 Music - good eclectic mix and no idiotic banter
Met some great music industry people this week; A&R, musicians, producers & managers - all v friendly & helpful
The Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge (awesome views), Hyde Park, Liverpool St, Oxford St.....sounds familiar...
After a hectic week in Sydney, today is "tourist day"...
On the plane to Sydney - only 25 hours to go...
Flight booked! I leave for Ausralia/New Zealand on Sunday night...looking forward to it (arriving that is, not the 23 hour journey....)
The Killers were bloody good, though...

For some strange reason, I find myself standing in the rain
in the middle of Hyde Park, waiting to see The Killers
At the AAA club in Kensington to see Ruby & The Vines
...and then....Ray Davies joins Ron Sexsmith on stage to perform "Misfits"! #meltdownfestival
At the #SBC #meltdownfestival listening to the amazing Anna Calvi - check the album
...planning my trip to Australia & NZ in July/Aug/Sept - really looking forward to it! any tips?
Check the Sparkydog & Friends "About" page for an account of how we started working together
Nice Tweet today from Phil Odgers: "I'm listening to the mixes for my new EP and it's enlightening! @mickglossop has done a fantastic job .. I actually sound like I can sing!"
Check the Geek Pop podcast featuring Ariel's "Mama Steel" (produced by me)

Click here (scroll down the page to the "Listen now" play button - scroll forward to 11:00)
Great day recording with Phil Odgers, whose alter-ego is Swill, of the seasoned punk/roots band, The Men They Couldn't Hang. We recorded 5 songs for his new EP in 7 hours - spontaneity is the key!
All Sparkydog mixes completed - now on to the final tweaks after receiving reactions from the band
Sparkydog mixing..."Life Of Comfort" and "Creepy Crawly" sounding great! - just a few tweaks, then on to "Lost Like You"...
Nearly completed Sparkydog mixes - just checking "Life Of Comfort" and "Creepy Crawly" on my home stereo
Working on Sparkydog vocals - loving #melodyne - shame it doesn't handle sibilance very well
At Ray's Jazz Stage, enjoying The Peter Edwards Trio

MPG Awards on-site at Cafe de Paris: were getting there!

Tech central at the Cafe de Paris/MPG Awards

Down at Cafe de Paris - setting up in progress for tonight's event
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