Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of updates of the site the past few months. As is often the case real life gets in the way or there are not enough hours in the day or feel free to insert any other cliché excuses for not doing something [here].
Despite me being Guy Incognito on here and on social media in actuality quite a lot has been going on. The book is coming along surprisingly well, and I am probably only a few chapters away from having the first draft complete once I have done a bit of editing etc.
One of the things I have been doing as promised is recording the Podcasts and they are now good to go, I will be posting them up over the next few weeks hopefully they will be a good companion to the book for people to get a better grasp of life behind the scenes with a large scale international touring band.
I’d like to thank Keith Minter from the band Capdown for writing the music for the Podcast Series and everyone who has gone above and beyond in helping me or making time to be a part of them.
The first episode is one I am really excited about and was recorded earlier this year with James Jonah. James was the Motörhead band bus driver for many years and someone Lemmy, and all who ever rolled with him, considered family.
Being a tour bus driver is not an easy job in the slightest. It takes a certain type of person to not only be able to maintain composure when everything around you is total fucking bedlam but to enjoy it. Jonah is exactly that type of person, which is why he is regarded as one of the best.
In this episode Jonah and myself discuss how he got into the industry and some of the people he has driven over the years, from DeadMau5, Haim, Fall Out Boy and others to being the family bus driver for one of Lemmy’s very good friends, Dave Grohl of Nirvana (I don’t care what you say he will always be Dave Grohl of Nirvana to me). Along the way we chat out some old Motörhead tour stories also, some of which I had forgot, some of which I have tried to forget and some of which I unfortunately do remember very well.
We also go over just what happened to the Octopus, why Lemmy was sometimes known as the Ice Man, what not to do with mannequins and what exactly is the best way to eat crisps when off your chops.
Anyway, I’ll keep this short and sweet but thanks to James Jonah for being a part of this project and for generally being a total legend. I hope you enjoy the ride.
If you would like to subscribe to the podcast series you can via all the usual outlets, Apple, Spotify etc or via the link on the main page.
Recorded 3rd February 2019 in Canberra Australia.
Motörhead roadie turned venue owner turned Dad turned Student turned writer turned upside down.