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Lucy-Atlanta-Host: let me see if I can ask simon to drop in
SIMON KIRKE: enters the chatroom.
SIMON KIRKE: hallo everyone
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Magic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sd: hi simon
LAM17: Hi Simon
LAM17: Lori from Toledo
SIMON KIRKE: just had a late lunch...nice 2 be here
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Thank you Simon for stopping in . Nice surprise for everyone.
Ennio: Hi Simon
sd: thanks for UK gigs
sd: it's been too long
SIMON KIRKE: we a had a great time
SIMON KIRKE: every show was great although london was a bit nereve racking
LAM17: tell us about it
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: It was amazing how many fans that went to one show decieded to go to one or two more
SIMON KIRKE: well we had to accomodate mick and that meant changing the set around and then there were 150 people on the guest list..that sort of thing
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: You see I told you it was EXTRA sold out !!!!!
SIMON KIRKE: yeah we had 2 super fans following us...Gordon from Glasgow and Greg from Minnesota...
SIMON KIRKE: plus your good self Lucy and Lori amazing
sd: Simon, are there any plans for a new studio album?
DEBANDFRED: Thanks for the great U.Kgigs-we were lucky enough to meet you after the York show.- at the hotel.You were lovely to our kids-thankyou
SIMON KIRKE: yes we are going into the studio next year..we are putting sings together right now
LAM17: super mega
SIMON KIRKE: york was a GREAt gig
LAM17: what will this new cd be like?
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Top of the pops was interesting too eh Simon. With the kids jumping to Joe Fab
sd: hey, do you need to ask
SIMON KIRKE: dunno we havent thought about it!
SIMON KIRKE: totop was a revelation...we have never had a receptipn for Feel Like ever...those kids were fantastic
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: You will see Gordon at the Ohio show - if I can go I will
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Simon your drumming was the ultimate at TOTP2
SIMON KIRKE: yes that will be a moving experience..its for the port authority
sd: Simon, how do you think this line-up compares to others/
SIMON KIRKE: thank you Lucy...well we were in the middle of the tour and so we were warmed up nicely
SIMON KIRKE: sd...its the best since the original
LAM17: It's very good
DEBANDFRED: Simon,how did Blackpool go?
SIMON KIRKE: Jaz is a terrific bass player and Bucket is...well...he's Bucket!
sd: I could not believe the power of the York gig
SIMON KIRKE: Blackpool was OK cos we met the prime minister but he didnt get up to play
sd: awesome is the only word to describe it
LAM17: and you know what they say about power
SIMON KIRKE: I think he felt with all the Iraq business it would have been inappropriate
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Wasn't Billy there too ?
SIMON KIRKE: Yes York was special
SIMON KIRKE: yes clinto was there
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: how cool !
SIMON KIRKE: we played for all these hoorays...bit like a club gig really
Yves: enters the chatroom.
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: I suppose they all wore black business suits too eh
SIMON KIRKE: we had our pic taken with Blair...Brad has it so it should be on the web site soon
SIMON KIRKE: no they were all a bit pissed actually...a very straight crowd but er---merry shall we say
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: too funny
sd: UK in safe hands, lol
LAM17: there's somrthing to be said about the black suits
DEBANDFRED: Wish we all could've come.How many numbers did you play?
SIMON KIRKE: yeah I kind of like Blair...he is smart and although there is talk of military action I think it will remain just that
SIMON KIRKE: we did all the songs except the piano numbers..Allright now was the hit of the night
Art: enters the chatroom.
SIMON KIRKE: yeah some of the ladies were in black suis.......very sexy
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Hallo Art -
SIMON KIRKE: suits
LAM17: that's right
Yves: Glad I came back! Simon I'd like to say thank you for being the glue that kept Free and BadCo together
Art: Hi Lucy, hi Simon, sorry I'm late just back from my drum lesson coincidently, fabulous show at Hammersmith
SIMON KIRKE: well thank you Yves..is tha a French name?
SIMON KIRKE: Thanks Art
Yves: I'm in Belgium, saw you in 1969 in Londerzeel
SIMON KIRKE: a bit hazy that far back but welcome anyway
Yves: yeah, I can imagine!
LAM17: Some suits have a head for business and a body for .......
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Did I read that you did a cd recently with Eric Clapton?
Art: Without sounding too naff, I'm a great fan of your drumming, I'm just starting to learn this year at the ripe old age of 42, hopefully its never too late, any tips??
SIMON KIRKE: anyway listen guys I am being summoned for a family walk on the beach so you will have to excuse me...and I did fill in the blank Lam
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Thanks Simon for popping in
SIMON KIRKE: Er---listen to lots of James Brown and stax and Motown and play along with it...keep it simple...
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Always great to see you
SIMON KIRKE: bye 4 now everyone and thanks for all your support....
Art: Cheers, have a good walk
sd: thank you!!!!
SIMON KIRKE: I will pass on your wishes to Paul
SIMON KIRKE: bye
Yves: bye for now simon
DEBANDFRED: Bye,Simon-hope to see you on tour in the U.K.next year
LAM17: bye bye
Lucy-Atlanta-Host: Well what a great surprise eh?
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