Episode 8

Published on:

15th Jun 2020

Chapter 8. Ice Cream Genius and "Have you got a gun under that coat?"

Ant keeps banging on about Ice Cream Genius.

Now don't get me wrong I am more than happy to bang on about it as well, the only slight challenge is that ICG is 23 years old and tbh the ol' instant recall isn't what it once was.

But, as seems to be the case when we record this podcast, it all came flooding back - so prepare yourself for the backstory to the making of the album - the genesis of genius, if you will.

On top of that we have more recollections of the Holidays in Eden tour in the diary extract, the continuing adventures of Texas Tim, NYPD, being followed by the fuzz on Brixton High Street and being taken behind Tie Rack in Gatwick. ('Twas the eyeliner wot did it...)

In other news please find links below for Requiem For A Soldier and also The British Podcasting awards and thanks in advance for any support you can offer.

Stay safe, be alert and don't do anything Mr Cummings wouldn't do. That should give you a bit of scope... :o]

h x

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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.

Stay safe,


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.