Episode 11

Published on:

6th Jul 2020

Chapter 11. The Sound of Genius (in fancy dress)

After our little foray into the world of the six-string in Chapter 10, we are firmly back on plan this week as we delve further into the making of the Ice Cream Genius album.

Ant wanted to talk about the evolution of the musical ideas on the album, and how the creative process may have differed from that with my regular band. So I have tried to recollect to the best of my ability, including tipping a nod to those that contributed to the sound of the record.

The Diary section takes us to Italy, a great place to spend time, but heaven forbid you actually want to try and work there as a (professional) musician... 2 trucks, 2 tour-buses and a kettle lead...

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About the Podcast

The Corona Diaries
Steve Hogarth
Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

...and now podcaster.

Join me as I talk about my life and what is rambling around in my head.

Along the way I will focus on some of the stories that have shaped my career and my life, as well as reading from my diaries and offering my take on the wider world.

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P.S I began this journey just as CoVid-19 took hold and changed our lives, possibly forever, so it seems apt to reference that in the naming of the podcast.
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About your hosts

Steve Hogarth

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Lead singer/songwriter Marillion since 1989. 14 studio albums. Previously with How We Live and The Europeans in the 80's.
Teller of stories from an incident-prone life, citizen of the world, lover of all peoples, imperfect human being, voice of reason in a world gone crazy.

Anthony Short

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I have been tinkering with audio since my mid-teens, recording songs & producing content for friends.

Post university I embraced the world of retail, firstly in supermarkets and later in & around the music instrument industry.

After 20 years or so, I took a sideways step into podcasting and began a venture called ashortstories, which helps in the development & production of podcasts for anyone that has a story to tell.