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  The Facebook release / launch / Magic Moments Revival event runs from the initial availability of the download versions, Friday 20th July 2018, right through the release date of the CD on Friday 24th August, then on to Sunday 9th September. I really enjoyed doing the Release Weekend Event for "The United World Underground Collection", so I thought why not develop it even longer into a serious multi week fiestatron! During that time, there'll be music, words and pictures, competitions, giveaways and just about anything else that seems like a fun idea, including several online chats with many well known names from MMATT history, including the legendary Miss Shona Moments. There'll be something posted on there every day, but the more significant happenings will also have their highlights republished over here (which is also kind of handy for those of you that think Mark Zuckerberg is the antichrist), in which case you'll see them added to the index below as they appear. Enjoy muchly!
 
 

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH MARC BELL

On Friday 20th, my guest was the owner of Brain Dead Studio, original recording engineer and remastering genius main man at TMR Records, Marc Bell. Facebook doesn't make things like this easy in the first place (because you're not paying), but it gets to be even more fun when the guy you're talking to is not only celebrating his birthday, but imbibing even more alcohol than usual because he's trying to numb the pain of a stress fractured ankle! And can STILL master an album better than me!

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH SHONA MOMENTS

On Saturday 21st, I got to swap memories with the band's original vocalist and Mrs. Magic no.2, the delightful Shona Moments. We waxed lyrical about the beginnings of MMATT, played a few tunes, and if you never thought you could imagine she and I singing "Come Outside", you won't have to any more, it's all there. Also included are a couple of Sho's faves, "Acidic Heaven" and "Pandora", plus a rarely heard 12 minute epic called "R.E.M." that she and Kate did as an ATT project in 1987.

 
 

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH JULIE WHITE HAWK

The once shy 16 year old whose anonymous letter inspired a song, two albums, and ultimately lead to my marriage to Sam and the birth of our daughter, you couldn't make it up! Now Councillor Julie Howell, the first ever Green Party Councillor in Peterborough, winner of several significant awards for her "Jooly's Joint" website, even making the "Top 50 Most Influential People In New Media" list in 2003! She remains one of the most remarkable women I have ever had the honour to know.

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH MAL FOSTER

Mal and I have been friends from our teens, going all the way back to the heady daze spent in Galinis coffee bar in the early 70's. We met up again at MMATT's second gig, by which time he had become poet, Mal Cieslak, and a member of electronic music duo, Leviathan. We worked together during the At Twilight Time Sessions in the Fall of 1987, Mal also performing with us at The Grain Festival the same year. Now an accomplished author, we had more to talk about than time available to talk about it!

 
 

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH NICK 'MORGAN' LEWIS

The Exocet Kid himself (no, you don't want to know how he got that nickname!), the one with the red mohican at my wedding to Shona Moments, poster boy (we'd sneak round the town and he'd help us put them up) and Billy Idol lookalike of the earliest MMATT promo pix, and the bloke whose dulcet tones deliver the vocals on "The Eddie Irwin Song". Amazingly, Nick never pursued a career in singing, although he has now managed to become a huge star on German radio anyway. Honest...

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH THAYEN RICH

We first came into contact with Thayen when he was producing the Guilfin newsletter, did a few benefit tapes for them on M&E and ended up earning ourselves some of the most fantastic cover art I've ever seen. This is the talented man that brought the inner recesses of my mind into reality for "Creavolution", as well as putting together a few visions of a dystopian future for the iconic cult comic, '2000 AD'. Today working as a storyboard artist, I caught up with him on the evening of Sunday 5th August.

 
 

AN ONLINE CHAT WITH JERRY KRANITZ

Long time editor of Aural Innovations until its demise in 2016, Jerry had said of "Creavolution" in a review that it was "the best damn spacerock and roll dance party sci fi concept album" he'd ever heard. On repeating that claim on social media a few months back, he inspired first a free online second edition to mark its 22nd anniversary, then secondly, a complete remaster a couple of months later on TMR Records. If you think about it, had he not done that, there would be nothing here for you to read!