Episode 9

Published on:

22nd Jun 2020

Chapter 9. Estonia

The plan for this week had been to continue the story of Ice Cream Genius, but then I got an email asking about the back story to the lyric for Estonia and it seemed somehow apt. That took us on a journey that also covered the remix undertaken by the Positive Light boys and the their slightly unusual working methods.

The diary section this week focuses on the later stages of the HiE tour. I find myself reminiscing about support act The Violet Hour (or Violent Hour, as it turned out) and agonising over the fate of a porcelain owl - possibly possessed by satan!

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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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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.