Just heard some of my team spotted Mike Johnstone in the bar of our hotel after the Buxton concert. If true, wish I’d spotted him, too. I would have said hello. We’ve met a few times in the past. “Hello, Mike”.
Been mixing the DVD of Symphony Hall with Fay and Piotr (Polish, so a vowel or two appears to be missing) of Goodmedia (see him in the photo). It will be a really good film. Some tricks to add and credits etc. and we ought to get it boxed up and ready for sale within a month or two. Looking at the footage, I am glad, really glad I decided to go for it.
Noticed that backstage, in Jas Sansi’s photos of me in the wings, the Stetson was in perfect shape, but on-stage there’s a wee indentation on the right side. Must have happened because the audience was so generous with their welcome, hence I doffed it respectfully, crushing that side with my hand. If only we could see ourselves as others see us. And Lincoln actually caught it as I flung it away.
I need a shave (see recent photo). Will look for an old-fashioned barber to do the job, one not paranoid about AIDS and all that. I remember in the late 80s I wanted a professional cut-throat shave and the three barbers we tried all refused. “Don’t do shaving anymore…” due to fear of cutting the punter’s face and catching something deadly off it.
Manchester, Bridgewater Hall ticket sales got off to a brisk start, thankfully. I thank each and every one of those who have purchased. They’re not cheap, but the show is expensive. Well, I thought they were not cheap, until I noticed that it’ll cost you £47.50 (£2 more than for our 56-piece effort) just to see The Seekers, a four-piece folk group! Explain that to me. Maybe they’re travelling first-class at £10K a head from Sydney? I am being facetious, of course. They are worth every penny!!
written by Stella Day , June 04, 2013
Oh no Steve. Don't shave it off. I prefer the full Robinson Crusoe beard to the stubble any day. Keep it.x
written by Margaret Jones , June 04, 2013
Agreed, Stella. Love the Greybeard effect, Steve. You don't need a barber. Keep it! XXX - Maggie
written by Hans Peters , June 04, 2013
Tss, Christopher Marlowe keeps following you. You're getting historical Steve.
written by Jain Dalton , June 05, 2013
Hey Steve you can get a proper old fashioned cut-throat shave in my home town of Macclesfield, Cheshire (just over the hill from Buxton). I've lost count of how many times I've been to see you and have seen you at the Buxton Opera House before but you really seemed to be enjoying yourself last time you were there! Already got my tickets for the Bridgewater Hall - can't wait! :-)
written by Terry , June 05, 2013
The Seekers........ I hope Judith recovers after her cerebral hemorrhage to continue with the 50th anniversary tour.
Let's hope that 'The Carnival isn't over!'
written by Cheri Ives , June 05, 2013
Hi, Steve. The beard is interesting, but I think I prefer the clean-shaven look so we can see your handsome face! Looking forward to seeing you at The Stables and Bilston this coming November.
All the best, always,
written by Deborah , June 05, 2013
Brilliant news :-) can't wait for that :-) so looking forward to having that DVD sitting along side the IOW dvd , to keep me smiling ! guarantees ! never fails to lift the spirits .
what ever time of day or night , or time of year , " winter spring summer or fall " !
all I've got to do ! is call , on Mr Harley
you know ! when ever I want to share my joy of Music & Mr Harley's in particular . with those who will always recall " THAT SONG " that's the one DVD I call to task : -)
on a Saturday night that's not fair ! ( i.e. ! I'm stuck indoors ) I'll put on that DVD .
Ha! I say ! you think you know class acts ! ( I'm not even going to mention that talent show )
" CHECK THIS OUT "
:-). never fails , to captivate and impress even the un impressive :-) never let's me down . love it .
I hear a symphony :-) pulling me closer ! closer to excitement
I'm so looking forward to this DVD
this masterpiece will sit so well along side my IOW dvd .
together sat side by side they will be my pride & joy
can't wait to have and to hold :-)
oh and to show it off :-) to anyone and everyone :-)
hmmm! don't know about that beard !
that reminds me !
" how is Mr Creagan " ?
Dear Jim . hope he's fit & well and living life to the max still .
thank you for the updates , always look forward to a new diary
stay your way
hmm ! that beard ! ( looks nice n soft now though )
but it's been Hot ! the Suns been out !
surely it's a winter thing ! isn't it ?
to keep ya warm when the harsh winds and snows return ?
yes ! you need a shave :-)
don't listen to that Stella ! :-) ha !
here comes the Sun :-)
oh wow ! I just recalled ( tingled by the memory ) just how special last November actually was ! sat in that Symphony Hall
packed out with all those wonderful souls :-)
brilliant news :-) that's made my day
thank you thank you thank you :-) magic
why do I feel like a kid at Christmas again ?
written by Rob , June 05, 2013
Grown a full beard myself for the last year, living and working now in Germany in IT, as always. Great country, but wish Mr H would play here more often - being selfish aren't I!! I send my best wishes to all Rebel Fans everywhere.
Meant to ask Steve, has it stopped itching yet?? ROB
written by jo humphries , June 08, 2013
Many thanks for "The Diary"
For what it s worth?
A shave is definitely needed.... The Sun IS out down here..... it must be so hot and all itchy, and this is NO TIME to become a foot tapping " Folkie" you really are FAR too young for that scene Ha ha ..
ALSO Id just like to wish you Steve, and the team the best ever summer tour ahead .... lots of sunshine and smiles wherever you all go.... beginning with IOW !!!!! Oh Heck it s next week already.. best get packing.