The Corona Diaries
The Corona Diaries
Steve Hogarth
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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, h 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.
Chapter 37. Nostra-Hogarth (Pt.1)
I need to start the New Year by giving a shout-out to Pete Whitcher. Now Pete lives in Christchurch, Dorset (UK) and back on the 16th November he posted in the Guest Book over at http://www.stevehogarth.info/guestbook.php?page=4 (stevehogath.com) and this is what he had to say... Entry No. 1316: Good evening to you, Mr H, Following the latest TCD podcast (#30) and listening to your Nostra-Hogarth predictions how’s about another episode with your predictions for the next 20 years? Thank you, I’ll wait... Well Ant spotted this and the rest, as the saying goes, is history. We were hoping to get it all into one episode, but there was a good deal of meandering (who would have imagined that were possible) and so buckle up for the first of a double-header. Keep it purple, peeps. h https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Jan 10
1 hr 18 min
Chapter 36. One hand in the Quality Street tin at all times.
This is the chapter that we riffed our way through. You see, what normally happens is that Ant arrives with a plan, well maybe not a plan in the purest sense of the word, but at least some sort of sketch of a plan. Now you could blame it on the time of year, or the sherry, or even the boogie - but the fact is he showed up for 36 with nothing. Empty-handed. Nada. He had zip. His only excuse was something to do with plumbing (I thought it wise not to pursue). Faced with this scenario, and being ever the professional, I suggested we hit record and let the fates steer us to the podcasting horizon. I think we may just have got away with it. But then I have had that suspicion all along... So that's it for 2020. Thank you for listening, contributing, responding and being with me in spirit. My floating club-gig often felt like an arena! So, here’s to parties on sunny afternoons in verdant gardens, being allowed to hug, to go to shows and to feel free again. Until then, you’re always welcome to join me in the headphones. Happy New Year, bugger the last one and stay safe. Love, h https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Jan 3
59 min
Chapter 35. It's only natural.
Depending on when you hear this, you could be buzzing from excitement about the upcoming h Natural Livestream or basking in the warm fuzzy purple glow of the event itself and all the bum notes I played. ("Surely he was wearing mittens?") Either way, Ant thought it might be fun to end the year with a chat about the whole concept behind the h Natural shows, how they came about, how I pick the songs and why trimming the tree has become a big part of the Christmas shows. And just before you think that sounds remarkably structured and planned for an episode of TCD, normal service is resumed after the diary reading as we delve into the world of 'dubbin'. Love and Baubles, h https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubbin (Dubbin) http://www.marillion.com/news/newsitem.htm?id=493 (h Natural Livestream) https://www.facebook.com/groups/230667805148780/ (h Natural Livestream Facebook Group) https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Dec 20, 2020
1 hr 3 min
Chapter 34. The Invited Guest
You may recall that we said we were going to talk about the Hogarth/Barbieri project this week. So unbeknown to Ant I made a call or two and arranged for Richard B to join us for the recording, and if I say so myself I thought it all turned out rather well. We took a (slightly) meandering turn around our various collaborations; Ice Cream Genius, Not The Weapon But The Hand and the Arc Light EP finishing off with a hint of things to come. Enjoy. http://www.marillion.com/news/newsitem.htm?id=493 (h Natural Livestream) https://www.facebook.com/groups/230667805148780/ (h Natural Livestream Facebook Group) https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Dec 13, 2020
1 hr 5 min
Chapter 33. Brave, it certainly is...
Well that was a little bit of a shock... I was doing a little bit of prep for todays chapter (no, honestly we do put a little bit of thought into TCD before the red light goes on) and it as it turns out the entries for ALL of 1993 are spread over 4 and-a-bit pages! Mmm, I seem to recall quite a lot went on in 1993. Undaunted, (and being the true old pros we are) Ant and I powered on to backfill some of the story around the journey that would take the band and myself to the Brave album. And as you will see it was the catalyst for a lot of things that still happen to this day. So strap in for for tales of arrow slits, flummoxed Abbey Road engineers, tanning salons, loose change in Lime Street and making a Racket for the first time. Love and livestreams.. h http://www.marillion.com/news/newsitem.htm?id=493 (h Natural Livestream) https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Dec 6, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Chapter 32. Does my bum look small in this?
You are probably wondering about the title for Chapter 32? All I can say is it went a bit wrong when I happened to say something a tad left field in a break in the recording of this weeks episode. It will all become clear as you work your way through... For the main order of business we pick up the h Band story, and we just about get to a conclusion whilst detouring slightly (you know the kind of thing, revelations of recordings, the renaming of bass players and Mr B's dark and fearsome aura). It's also a monstrous bit of diary this week, including an entry from one of my favourite places on the planet. And I started by exclusively announcing something that by now you are already aware of, and so isn't exclusive at all... ...well it made sense at the time. Love and implants, h http://www.marillion.com/news/newsitem.htm?id=493 (h Natural Livestream) https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Nov 29, 2020
1 hr 6 min
Chapter 31. Do you fancy going out on the road, Dave?
Well after the gin-fuelled, after-hours antics of Chapter 30 normal service resumed for this weeks episode. A lot of you have been asking for more information about the h Band, and whilst it’s a little hazy (it was a bloody long time ago) I have tried my bestest to recall some of the backstory. The diary entry this week takes me to South America, and includes one very memorable day that Ant thinks is possibly the most entertaining so far. Oh, almost forgot, the TCD Merch Store is up and running - check out the link below Plinky, plinky. Plinky, plinky h https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Nov 22, 2020
1 hr 11 min
Chapter 30. This is the 21st Century (as predicted by Steve H)
After everything that 2020 has thrown at us, we've only gone and made it to Chapter 30 of The Corona Diaries. To celebrate, Ant and I decided to abandon the traditional restrictions of the TCD regime (namely, cold stone sobriety and working to some sort of a plan) and go off-piste. So with charged glasses, and a chanced upon article I wrote in December 1999 we bounded on, undaunted, into our first night-time recording session. I was to discover that in 1999 I had a mental age of 17. It hasn't progressed much since, to be honest... Whatever you can say about TCD, there really is nothing 'quite' like it. Thanks for getting us to 30, you crazy kids, it really is a thing of loveliness. Mildly sloshed loveliness on this occasion. Stay purple, stay safe. h https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Nov 15, 2020
1 hr 12 min
Bonus Content: Odds n'Sodcast
If you have been paying attention, you will know that we have nearly made it to Chapter 30 of TCD. In fact it has been recorded and edited and is all ready for publishing this coming Monday. You may also recall that to celebrate that little milestone, we promised to bring you a little bonus episode that built on one of the stories I covered in Chapter 29. Well here it is. The story in question concerns a certain gentleman called Pascal Chuvet... It was first broadcast as part of an Odds’n Sodcast, one of the extra bits of content Ant and I record as a thank you to the Patrons that support the show - details below if you want to know more I hope you enjoy this little purple extra, and thanks for being a part of the TCD family. Love and 30 handstands, h
Nov 13, 2020
33 min
Chapter 29. The ten weirdest things, that have happened to me (Part 2).
The counting is over. The results are in. I know it's been a tough few days, nobody enjoys the hanging around and the waiting, but you are here now and it's all going to be alright So, here it is. The top five weirdest things that have ever happened to me... (I was eating toast and marmalade during this one so apologies for the squelching and iffy articulation. At least my juices were flowing...) Love'n' legal action, h https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)
Nov 8, 2020
1 hr 7 min
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