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From Justin: ‘Legends and Lyrics’

Posted on 05/01/2009

In February I went to Nashville to be part of a live show called ‘Legends and Lyrics’, at the invitation Rick Sanjeck and PBS television. The show is a bit like Austin City Limits – which I always really liked – but it’s set ‘in the round’ with three songwriters taking turns to sing their…

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From Justin: Tour Update

Posted on 02/01/2009

Justin will be appearing on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show this Friday the 27th of February @ 9:30pm. For more information, visit the RTÉ One’s web site… http://www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/index.html January 2009 How many cities and towns have we played since my last update? I think it’s around 23 or 24 and I can’t remember one…

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From Justin: The Winding Road

Posted on 09/01/2008

If you were driving around this past week on the winding roads that cross into Italy and a few metres later return to France and then back again, and you saw an old black Mercedes with a guy at the wheel singing (shouting sometimes even), at the top of his voice as he was driving…

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From Justin: ‘That’ll Be the Day’

Posted on 07/01/2008

One Saturday night in the autumn of 1957 the 45’ of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” (his second recording of the song, the one on the Brunswick label), was being played over and over again at a church hall that I sometimes went to in Swindon. We used to call these evenings ‘a social’….

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From Justin: Tour Update

Posted on 05/01/2008

The last two long Moodies tours, last summer’s and the one that finished a few weeks ago, were the most enjoyable I can remember in our long history together. When the combination of music and personalities is right it’s a joy for everyone, and it’s all we really want to do. Being together for our…

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From Justin: War of the Worlds Withdrawal

Posted on 02/01/2008

I’ve had ‘spectacular tour’ withdrawal symptoms since the ‘War of The Worlds’ tour finished at the O2 Arena in December. To be part of a team so professional as the WOTW touring company was a real pleasure. Every day I was astounded by how the crew actually did it. The logistics of the operation were…

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From Justin: My Cherry Red Gibson 335

Posted on 11/01/2007

I had my first cherry red Gibson 335 in 1963. It was the standard model with a stop tailpiece. I came up to London to buy it, on the train as I remember, on a day out with my best pals, the other guys in The Whispers (or were we called All Things Bright then?)….

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From Justin: War of the Worlds

Posted on 09/01/2007

Regarding the “War of the Worlds”; I’m now in New Zealand after completing the Australia ‘War of the Worlds’ tour. The tour is going really, really well, and all the shows have been brilliant. Because it’s such a big production, there are the occasional technical hitches, but most of the time things go very smoothly…

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From Justin: Writing & Recording

Posted on 07/01/2007

Been writing, and recording. Been mixing. And I still leave my guitars around the place so I can see every day how beautiful they are, marvelling at their sound, and inspirational qualities. Just like when I was a child. Trying to cope with the business of the music business business. Trying to decide if I…

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From Justin: My Favourite Places

Posted on 09/01/2006

I hesitate to say that Paris, Rome, London and New York are my favourite places, because places where you feel at home, or that you belong, are as much in the heart as in an exact location on a map. But, they are my favourite cities and I love spending time in each of them….

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