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Sunday, April 29th, 2012
10:29 pm
Mick Ronson Remembered

Mick Ronson. Remember a time when guitars were sex? And when no guitar was sexier than that of Mick Ronson, David Bowie’s great guitarist, who died far too soon, 19 years ago today, April 29. 
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
7:02 pm
Hi all, just wanted to share this video. It's fascinating how many other things (except Bowie stuff) Mick played on/produced, and what a versatile musician he was. The vid includes little interview of Mick and Lisa Dalbello and absolutely cool moment when Mick plays with a tea spoon. :-) I also have German TV performance of first song.

Friday, October 29th, 2010
1:58 pm
Some news...
Hi all, hopefully there's still someone here...

Ronno documentary - we're still waiting.
Promo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4hz0fsXA8w

Meanwhile, Ronno is featured in other doc, The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople, premiered last weekend at London Film Festival and due to be released on DVD next year.

Upcoming Visible Targets retrospective CD will contain some unreleased tracks produced by Mick, one of them - He's The Boy - you can hear here - http://dadastic.blogspot.com/2010/06/hes-boy-was-originally-recorded-in-1962.html (scroll down to see the player with the song)

The Mamas And The Papas' 4 track Mick played on were finally released on Many Mamas, Many Papas CD this year.

Also, I need your help - what do you think of this track? It's found as bonus to Bowie bootleg - and it certainly doesn't sound like Bowie.

P.S. If someone of you members of this community have Facebook account, I would gladly meet you there. Here's some of the gorgeous stuff you can find there... :-)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
4:20 pm
A little note for Ronno's birthday
Beautiful man born in a beautiful month of spring... We have wild roses starting to blossom exactly around this date. Here and there on my way to work. I feel their smell, and smell of cut grass and I think of Mick and his time as a gardener. /Also, wasn't white rose a symbol of Yorks? Far fetched but nice :)/ It's fascinating to read his bio. Gorgeous lad who could end up being landscape gardener... top-class chef... cello player... and became a Rock God. With his classical music background he would add enchanting details to songs, when his guitar sound would interlace with keys or sounded like a harpsichord, taking you far away in centuries. As far as times when court musicians would wear some glittering breeches, "girly" shoes and of course splendid long hair – in a word, just like him in Spiders times. :) He wrote amazing string arrangements, notably on “Life On Mars” where it sounds like fireworks of diamonds and on “Perfect Day” where it’s both tender and solemn, melancholic but inspiring. His guitar playing easily expressed full range of emotions, from rage to tenderness. Some people would say he wasn’t a “flashy” player – but he didn’t need that, he could be absolutely irresistible just playing chords. He didn’t only play – he had something else about him that charmed and attracted. It never looked like he posed as a star – he was one, not really trying to show that, not even being aware of that. It was natural – the more attractive. And his solo albums were amazing – just listen to his vocals on Empty Bed… superb. 
…In his solo tour in 1974 he performed “Page 43” and there was a line “Life is fine – even with the ups and downs”. Judging by all I read about him, he lived this way. We all should.
Happy Birthday, Ronno!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
5:58 pm
getting reorganised!
. . . . .

Hi Ronnola & others!

If you recall, I got this page going years ago with an email account I no longer remember the passwords for, etc... After a few drawn out traumatic years I'm getting my life back together though & will find out what to do. Ronnola, it's so lovely seeing you around the internet! hopefully will be back soon with the keys to this place... xxxxx
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
3:53 pm
Michael Picasso, goodnight...


On this day 16 years ago Mick passed away. Talented musician and shy lad, who said at 28 that some day, when he’s 50, he’ll be writing scores for movies, passed away at 46 – only 46! – after long and devastating fight with cancer. Almost two years he was face-to-face with death but took courage and hoped. Till the very end he hoped for better, believed with almost child’s belief (what GOD we’re talking about if He ignores such courage, belief and strength???) What helped him through those days filled with hope and despair, was friends’ support and his solo album that was released posthumously under the title Heaven and Hull. Artwork includes photo of Humber Bridge, that was Mick’s first association with his hometown Hull, Yorkshire. It has some other symbolic meaning as well. Throughout his career, Mick often preferred to add memorable and tasteful “bridge” to get song together and add a special charm to it, not drawing attention from song itself to some “ridiculous five-minute solo”. And, he spent his last months in Knightsbridge, London. Knight’s Bridge… True knight in music and life, he played and didn’t worry, avoided limelight and helped many young bands – doesn’t matter that commercial success rarely found him and his musical “wards” (doesn’t matter… but really unfair…). He was a real friend to Ian Hunter, and, indeed, Ian, “real friends don’t grow on trees”.  Hunter dedicated a song to his friend, “Michael Picasso”. He called him so because Mick could make something out of nothing. Line from “Pleasure Man”, song from Mick’s second solo album, faithfully described the performer – he really got magic in his finger tips. So many songs were touched with his magic wand of guitarist, keyboardist, producer and arranger. He made Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” one of the most beautiful songs EVER – enough said. And he recorded his last guitar work and vocals just five days before his death… It was Color Me, songs with lyrics inspired by color therapy, alternate cure for cancer.

Rest in peace, Sweet Dreamer…

Friday, April 24th, 2009
5:18 pm
Color me...

To be deeply impressed and touched by the track Color Me from Mick Ronson’s posthumous album, It would be enough to know that lyrics had been inspired by an alternative cure for cancer (color therapy). Not to mention BRILLIANT guitar work and bass line (also played by Mick) pulsing through the song like a beat of the heart in desperate hope. But there’s even more, if you read Goldmine article on Mick, you know that vocal and guitar were recordered April, 24, 1993, just 5 days before his death - !!! The more uneasy feeling gives me the changes in mix made later by his colleagues. It even led to the point when reviewers would write that Color Me sang by David Bowie. Yes, we really can hear his vocal, and in his most attractive tones, but we hear both David and Ronno. Was it really necessary to mix two vocals on such a personal and poignant song? I’m not sure. As well as about Play that guitar bit, that nearly break the spell of the terrific solo – if it’s possible to break Ronno spell at all.

Thankfully, we have alternative mix with Mick vocals only, with solo you can really enjoy and with additional vocal bit that touches even more.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
6:11 pm
'74 poster - scan needed - anyone???

Music Star - 1974

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, January 26th, 2009
6:25 pm
10 things to play like Mick Ronson
Guitar Player, December 2008

10 things you gotta do to play like Mick Ronson

Monday, December 1st, 2008
6:21 pm
Mellencamp interview
New issue of Classic Rock contains lengthy interview with John Mellencamp including his memories about work with Mick and Mainman. Did anyone bought this? Worth reading?
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
5:52 pm
Video Rarities - any info?

Does anybody have any info about these vids with Ronno? Some of them are presumably lost, but maybe...

Ronno – 4th Hour Of MySleep – at the Marquee

Bowie - Starman - "Lift Off With Ayshea" 
Jean Genie - "Top Of The Pops"
Santa Monica (that said to be filmed)

Mott The Hoople - Saturday Gigs -  "Top Of The Pops"

Old Grey Whistle Test - Bearsville program that is mentioned in Mick bio, filmed around 1977/78

The Boyzz show, Cleveland Agora - One Of The Boys with Ian and Mick and the song by Mick with the band
weren't on broadcast, and aren't on dvd available now, but maybe whole tape still exist? 

Van Morrisson – Wonderland concert 

Video of  Mick Ronson Band with Sham Morris 

Sandy Dillon concert  

Bo Diddley superjam (TV broadcast about 1976) 

“Sunday Rally” with Dylan etc 

Don’t Look Down promo
3:59 pm
Tribute, Trifle and Question
The band "Guvnor" with their "Requiem (for Mick Ronson)" 

(track 11)

Worn Free sells T-shirts rock stars wore

Rexfeatures.com has some excellent pics of Mick, but they only give access to professional, not private users. Does anyone has registration there???
Monday, November 17th, 2008
12:37 pm
Anybody there?

There are plenty of Mick fans all over LJ and all the world, so why is such a silence here? If this community has no future, then welcome to www.mickronson.com message board, add some new blood in there!
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
5:26 pm
Is anybody home???

And does anyone have any info about that long unofficial video footage that exists about this session (not those miserable bits on official DVD)  ???

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
8:27 pm
mickronson.com is the official Mick Ronson web site. Check out all the new updates!!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
5:58 pm
Texts of song
Hello everybody!
I try to find texts of Ronno's songs. But... it's very difficult!
Can anybody help me?
Thank you=)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
9:40 pm
thought i'd submit this juicy picture..eheheh....
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Current Mood: School Is Almost Over!!!
Monday, May 30th, 2005
6:36 pm
Like A Virgin....
Hello!! this is my first post!! let me introduce myself! I'm Angel Stardust..Ziggy's daughter..

I absolutely love Mick...he's my guitar god!!i just recently bought my first album of his, Play Don't Worry....i'm fascinated...i wanted Slaughter On 10th Avenue..but tower didn't have it!!! grrr...oh well...at least i got this one!!

Current Mood: Dance Recital is Over
Thursday, September 16th, 2004
6:10 pm
Soul Love? Mella? Anybody home?

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
7:08 pm
Scans from MOJOCollapse )

Current Mood: cheerful
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