February 12, 2005

With a little pet dog and a little pet mouse

Well blow me down and call me Willie. I've just learned that Dan Treacy, who is as "back" as I suppose anyone can ever be, has a blog.


i worked for swansong records..the led zepp dudes in 1977 after leaving school.

it was almost on my doorstep in the kings road,i lived at 355 they were at 484 i think..

next door of the site of the famous sixties boutique granny takes a trip.
it was a bizarre job cos there was little to do. the label was not very active but it was pleasant to meet some of th artistes.

The only one i knew was maggie bell who was singing solo. she used to be in stone the crows..

i knew her from her doing her laundry at mums laundry.. which i think was number 402 kings rd.

she was very sweet and friendly.i really did not have a clue about zeppelin or bad company...

There follows an anecdote about how Jimmy Page saw a copy of the "14th Floor" single, found out Dan Treacy was in a band, and invited him up to his office to "jam."

There's also a new TVPs mp3 floating around in the internet: "I Hope He's Everything You Wanted Me to Be." (It's at the bottom of this page.) Very cool song.

Posted by Dr. Frank at February 12, 2005 02:46 PM | TrackBack

Listened to the MP3 and I still stand by my opinion that your ode to Dan Treacy was better than anything Dan Treacy ever did himself. Ironic, isn't it?

Posted by: Zaphod at February 12, 2005 03:49 PM

What's a good TVPs "starter kit"? Recommended first album?

And will there be a "Now I Know Where Dan Treacy Lives"?

Posted by: Wes at February 14, 2005 04:15 AM


...and don't the kids just love it is generally regarded as the "best" album. The singles compilation "yes, darling, but is it art?" is perhaps a more balanced introduction.

I don't know about a "now I know..." but it's hard to read his blog without, well: there could well be a "Dan's Blog" song at some point. I'll let you know...

Posted by: Dr. Frank at February 14, 2005 05:50 PM

Favorite parts: "(which I naturally declined)"

Posted by: Chach at February 14, 2005 06:19 PM

Thanks Frank. I'd have to say it's one of the few blogs I've read all in one sitting.

Posted by: Wes at February 16, 2005 09:21 AM