former members..where are they....what are they doing... i heard that julian & john where sick for a bit is everyone all good?
paulie...huge charlie fan wrote:former members..where are they....what are they doing... i heard that julian & john where sick for a bit is everyone all good?
Julian is much better now, thanks! 2016 has been a bit of a challenging year it's true to say, yes.
Music has its challenges too. We are now at a time where recorded music is almost universally expected to be provided free of charge. People pay for its delivery, be that a subscription to a streaming service, ownership of a laptop or mobile device and an internet connection, or, in growing but still relatively minuscule numbers, on a vinyl record. But the music itself? Increasingly hard to 'monetize' as they say. The medium isn't just the message, now it's message with moolah.
Of course it's tempting to look back and muse 'what if?' Equally tempting to look back at what did happen and wonder 'why?' But I neither like nor subscribe to the notion that Charlie was somehow gipped, or even hard done-by, or somehow swindled out of a multi-platinum career and a seat in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We did what we did. We had many, many incredible experiences, got to commit our thoughts and talents to media that will allow it to be heard by those who wish to retain or discover it for years to come, and, basically, do and pursue exactly what we wanted to do. I'm okay with that. What 'ranking' all of that reached, or achieved, as judged by media corporations who never knew us, much less had or have any interest in us, is completely by-the-by. The point is, this music exists and it's great that any people, regardless of the actual number, enjoy it. So Happy Christmas to you guys (and gals?) here, and thanks! Julian.
Well said Julian. This post does you great credit. All the best.
HOW ABOUT THE REST OF CHARLIE.....WE KNOW ABOUT STEVE GOD REST HIS SOUL...
one runs a fish and chip shop i believe
A very brief/basic answer to the question:
TERRY THOMAS – lives in the Barnet area (North London)
In the process of creating the next CHARLIE release (wishful thinking on my part !!!!)
Gigs once/twice a year – ‘The Fabulous Lampshades’
MARTIN SMITH – lives Redhill area (South London)
Owner of Garage Studios Ltd (East Grinstead)
JOHN ANDERSON – lives in Stevenage area (North London)
Is/was International Technical Support Manager – Sonosite Ltd
JULIAN COLBECK – lives in Santa Monica area (California)
CEO of KeyFax NewMedia Inc
EUGENE ORGAN – lives in Laguna Niguel/Aliso Viejo area (California)
Does up old Cadillac’s – I think!!
SHEP LONSDALE – lives in the Santa Monica area (California)
Owner of Foundaround Sound
JOHN VERITY – lives in Bedfordshire
Gigs frequently – ‘John Verity Band’ (quite a number of gigs in 2017 – see JohnVerity.com)
BOB HENRIT – lives in Enfield (North London)
Gigs occasionally with John Verity
Writes articles for a number of ‘Drumming’ magazines
TERRY SLESSER – lives in the Sunderland area (North East England)
Gigs occasionally – ‘Kossoff -the band plays on’ & ‘Freeway’ (see 2017 gig list - terryslesser.webedan.co.uk)
thank you much peter...well said please stay in touch with me...and where can i get a copy of charlie's latest lp...and who is on it any one from charlie?
One or two quick updates to Peter's WATN post.
Julian - um, that would be me - is actually based in Santa Cruz, CA. I mainly work with Alan Parsons these days, on an educational recording entity called The Art & Science Of Sound Recording (www.assr.tv). We make videos, write books, write educational syllabi on music production and audio engineering, put on live masterclasses.
Another 'Anonymous' got wind of a radio interview I did recently. It wasn't me but it was very accurately posted so perhaps it was the DJ. Very kind, anyhow. J.