Episode 44

Published on:

1st Mar 2021

Chapter 44. We will always have Paris.

Ant & I did a interview this week with the lovely Anne Bond of the Web Magazine to talk about TCD.

During the chat she asked about the amount of planning that went into each episode. Now clearly Anne was being a bit generous, but in the spirit of honesty we owned up to the fact that in many instances, really not a lot.

Take this week. Prior to recording on Monday both of us had read the diary and Ant had proclaimed that he had an idea for a title and possibly a couple of questions.

And TBH that is normally all we need. Cue the red light, adjust the pop shield and see where we end up after the caffeine runs dry.

Tom McGread probably called it right when he exclaimed on receiving TCD43 ‘what a way to start a weekend, 1 hr & 21 mins of Gold Drivel’.

A point well made Tom, and another contender for the tee shirt.

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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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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.