Well… Yesterday was exciting! The tour review I wrote with Jane Fate was Published in ISIS magazine!
We did think that it was very brave of Derek to print it with comments from Jack and it was fun to write as a dialogue.
Here’s a picture me (Liz), Jack & the article standing in a doorway.. as you do!
The article features some lovely colour pictures of the tour. All blogged here, too…
And this is my lovely friend Melanie who took the picture.
She’s marvelling at Jacks amazing flexibility (in the middle of Baker Street) !
More presents for Jack!
Today I was walking by a charity shop and spotted in the window this piano shaped phone…..
It needs a bit of a clean up and the leads removing but the scale is perfect for Jack!!
He also need s a piano stool, or some sort of table, as I’m sure he doesn’t want to sit on a Brian Wilson ‘Smile’ mug for his next tour!
Who’s in the Basement? Mixing up what?
Hmmm! Why have I gone Black and White? Is it 1964 again? Where am I?
Uh! Yeah Denmark Street..Tin Pan Alley…More guitars!
Still Black and White? Where am I now? Soho! Ugh-Ohhh.. Trouble??
Ugh..Where did the ladies go and why am I in a book store. Oh yeah I’m famous!
Jack Fate.. let loose in Camden Town
Hmm..Metal work. I betcha I can weld stuff like this!
Hmm Lemons! It must be lemon-time.
Guitar shop…who’s that guy on the wall, there?
“Right, you gang of young Jacks, There are a few things you need to know before you head out into the world”
“Listen to me…..”
“This is a lemon…if you are feeling a bit croaky this should sort you out”
“This is booze… You’ll like this, but it might get you trouble, so be careful you don’t end up in jail”
“One last thing… perhaps the most important of all…. you have to learn to get attention of your audience!”
“… and strike a pose….”
“Now you all have go!…. Looking good”
“Not bad. I think we probably all need a drink now…”
Yes…. We all deserve a drink.. Thanks Jack!
For the last couple on months I’ve been working on a number of Jack Fates…. now all finished. Here’s a few pictures from along the way…
These are the ‘skins’ before ant wire frame or stuffing.
Guitars… It’s not really possible to do proper “sunburst” so thee are various shades of brown.
Getting there…. faces and arms.
Finally finished today…Six Jack Fates! Unbelievably….. they all are spoken for!
Today was a good day! After work it was great to be able to personally hand deliver Jerry Garcia & Jack Fate…
To Tom who just happened to be over from the States to pick them & catch a couple of Phil Lesh shows at he O2. It was so good to able to experience ‘ecstatic’!
Great timing! I’d much rather meet up for a pint and a chat than go to the post office any day! This Jack and Jerry will hopefully keep in touch via the lovely Tom & Lisa. I would love to see them get home safely & having fun with you guys…..
Then I met up with the lovely Vicki from What The Butler Wore and we headed over to The Gladstone Arms, which is a lovely pub in Borough.
It was here that Jack Fate met Sid Griffin, who played a great show tonight. I liked the new songs a lot and I hope to catch a couple more shows in the next month or so. Thanks for the info on a new updated release of Million Dollar Bash in the works…
Jack wants in on the band, I think and now I’d love a mandolin, again. I though I’d got over it…but no!
I know it means learning a whole other set of chords… but they sound just gorgeous! Great show guys!
A very special request.. for Jane Fate. A Billy Parker. Here’s the real Billy Parker in Hearts of Fire. He has a couple more years, Baby, that’s all!
It was the Eighties!
I had to do the best I could for Jane F I hope she is happy with him… after building him a barn and buying a lot of eggs.
I did my best! He has a motor cycle t-shirt, and an earring!
Now to wake up Jane Fate with this in the morning!
Last night we were a little early for Burt Bacharah at the Royal Festival Hall, so… after a bite of sushi in Embankment Gardens we went to hang out in the Savoy alley with the new Jack Fate. He was a bit bewildered and he thought he’d been there before and was kidding us about time travelling…
He met a couple of fans in the alley who were also scouting Bob locations around London. Unfortunately they didn’t have a camera so I took a couple of pictures of them in the Bob/Ginsberg poses and had a chat…
Guys… leave your email in the comments here or get in touch (email@example.com) and I’ll email you the pictures. I took 2 for you.
We arrived at the Royal Festival Hall…. Jack thought he might have been there too but couldn’t quite remember ..possibly 1965? He was a bit far back..
Afterwards, Jack wanted to take a walk around the South Bank:
Jack and the Spirit on the Water. He liked Big Ben and thought he might like to go inside but he wasn’t too keen on the current government. He’d do better himself.
Shame the National Gallery was closed.. maybe next time?