Episode 81

Published on:

15th Nov 2021

Chapter 81. I could have been a wrestler.

Chapter 81 is a bit of an exercise in tying up the loose ends. There has been a fair bit of information coming your way over the last couple of episodes and Ant wanted to follow up on a few bits.

So (and in no particular order) we had a crack at...;

  1. A little bit about John Helmer's band The Piranhas and their claim to fame.
  2. A bit of an update from Thomas Olsson regarding Isildurs Bane
  3. Some trivia about one of the lines from Three Minute Boy that got lost in the edit for 78
  4. The time I phoned John Helmer from an airport lounge to check it was OK to use some lyrics in a song we had already recorded
  5. A rummage around some of the flotsam & jetsam in my man-cave

The diary entry is also a bit of a belter, and allows me to indulge in some first class name dropping. What a shallow bastard!..

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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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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.