Episode 6

Published on:

1st Jun 2020

Chapter 6. Gear and serial killers.

Monday morning 9:22am.

Ant and I are looking on, bleary-eyed, caffeine-lite, and at opposite ends of a zoom call. We are discussing the plan for this episode and Ant has just said, that after listening to Chapter 5, his wife (Ali) didn't seem to think I had much luck with musical equipment.

'So, shall we pick-up the Europeans story, just after the electricity was cut off and all your gear got stuck in the basement of that rehearsal studio'

'We can do, but if we are going to talk about the Europeans, remind me to talk about Denis Nilsen, the Serial Killer'

**Ant splutters and just about manages not to spit coffee everywhere**

So amongst the memories of Depeche Mode, Film Stars, Lemon Meringue Pie & Chip Shop backing vocals, danger is lurking.

Stay safe,


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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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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.