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Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

...and now podcaster.

Join me as I talk about my life and what is rambling around in my head.

Along the way I will focus on some of the stories that have shaped my career and my life, as well as reading from my diaries and offering my take on the wider world.

Stay safe,

h

P.S I began this journey just as CoVid-19 took hold and changed our lives, possibly forever, so it seems apt to reference that in the naming of the podcast.

The Corona Diaries Steve Hogarth

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    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

...and now podcaster.

Join me as I talk about my life and what is rambling around in my head.

Along the way I will focus on some of the stories that have shaped my career and my life, as well as reading from my diaries and offering my take on the wider world.

Stay safe,

h

P.S I began this journey just as CoVid-19 took hold and changed our lives, possibly forever, so it seems apt to reference that in the naming of the podcast.

    Chapter 65. A Chastity Belt of solid Gaffa tape.

    Chapter 65. A Chastity Belt of solid Gaffa tape.

    It would be fair to say it took us a little while to find our collective oeuvre this week. What with the heat, and the excitement of ‘freedom day’ getting down to the business of recording a public service podcast was a little protracted.
    But like the pair of old pros that we are, we settled into a discussion about 1996. That particular year turned out to be quite a full-on period for the band, both individually and collectively. What with label changes, live albums, aborted musicals and moments of genius (well, ice-cream genius) it was quite a ride.
    On top of that, it was a fun-packed few days of diary as well - talc, top hats, bath robes, insomnia and meeting the son of THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD.
    By the time the tape had been rolling for nearly an hour I am not sure we had made much actual progress, but Ant reckons I had digressed beautifully. Hmm...
    Hugs 'til you're purple,
    h x

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chapter 64. Books, Drugs & Manhattan

    Chapter 64. Books, Drugs & Manhattan

    So we finally got around to talking about Books.
    "Why books?" I hear you cry....
    Well, Ant has had it in his head that he wanted to chat about books ever since Leo Tolstoy kept coming up in the diary sections. I had been working my way through War and Peace on the tour bus and it took him back to a conversation we had had about the first few pages of Peter Pan.
    So for 64 we have tried to uncover literary references in my work, as well as books that I have enjoyed and that have made an impression. We have even included a couple of recommendations (see the links below).
    We tried to keep it high-brow, you will have to judge for yourself whether we managed it or not.
    By the time the diary section comes around we are back on solid ground, with drugs and dysentery in the big apple.
    Love'n'Bookmarks (purple ones still available in the TCD Merch Store)
    h
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40.Cooking_with_Fernet_Branca (Cooking with Fernet Branca)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Gentleman_in_Moscow (A Gentleman in Moscow)
    https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store)
    https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014)
    https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram)
    http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chapter 63. How do you think the Skunk would feel about that?

    Chapter 63. How do you think the Skunk would feel about that?

    Before you say anything, yes I did say that we would be talking about Books this week.
    But we weren't feeling it and anyway the diary entries for this week were jam-packed with potential for follow-up questions. So instead of a balanced literary debate we get to the heart of the topics you really want to know about;
    Why do I seem to spend so much time looking for Shower Gel?
    At what point did the rest of the Band tell me they thought my AOS set-list was a bit s**t? Would talc have made it easier to swallow?
    And how do I feel about putting my name on some blokes big chopper?
    And you can probably begin to see why it took less than a nano-second to make a decision about this weeks chapter.
    Love'n'bumps in the road,
    h
    https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store)
    https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014)
    https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram)
    http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)

    • 55 min
    Chapter 62. One Solitary Crouton

    Chapter 62. One Solitary Crouton

    In our pre-show meeting Ant offered me two topics for discussion…
    ‘Books or Clothes’
    Now that is a conundrum for first thing on a Tuesday morning after a birthday "do", but it ended up being a fairly straightforward choice as immediate power of recall rendered much of literature somewhat submerged in my brain-soup.
    So here we go with the ‘wardrobe secrets of Steve H’ and I can almost hear the strains of the Pet Shop Boys and the opening credits of The Clothes Show.
    The diary whisks us to Washington, and I experience a citrus high, an equine first and a last-minute trouser dash all before the first curtain-up.
    The French designer I couldn't remember came to me in the night. She is Agnes B.
    Hugs, h
    https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store)
    https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014)
    https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram)
    http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chapter 61. Riffling through me skip.

    Chapter 61. Riffling through me skip.

    You might want to take a moment to centre before you start reading this, because it's a little confusing.
    Ready? OK here goes...
    So, todays episode is Chapter 61, even though it started out life as Chapter 60, I have checked and double-checked and it is without question Chapter 61.
    It doesn't matter that it was recorded before Chapter 60, you kind of need to forget about that...because it has been released after Chapter 60 (of course you know that because you have already listened to Chapter 60 - and wasn't it great to hear from Dave M btw)
    And when you listen to it you are going to realise that it even refers to things that happened in Chapter 59, but you are just going to have to take that with a pinch of salt.
    For these are all but minor details and all you need remember is that this is Chapter 61, and that is final.
    Love, golf bats, and regards from Real World x
    h
    https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store)
    https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014)
    https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram)
    http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)

    • 1 hr
    Chapter 60. If they could finish Apocalypse Now, then we can finish this...

    Chapter 60. If they could finish Apocalypse Now, then we can finish this...

    There is a little TCD tradition about trying to do special things around landmark episodes, and so it continues with Chapter 60.
    And that is because this week Dave Meegan popped along for a chinwag.
    Clearly it was great to see him, and we spent a very pleasant hour looking back over the Brave and AOS years, unearthing a few hidden gems about the recording of Brave and discovering that literally NOBODY involved can remember much about writing or recording AOS. It seems it fell from heaven.
    It's quite a relief when you find out its not just you that hasn't got a clue.
    Love, Chateauneuf du Pape and McFlurrys
    h
    https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store)
    https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997)
    http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014)
    https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram)
    http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website)

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Mycarsatardis ,

Super Insight into h

This podcast is fantastic. You get a true insight into h and his personality. He has a great recollection into the past and fantastic stories added to diary readings.
Anthony is a great host and keeps the topics rolling.
It is truly good to be purple.

cuimapple ,

I know what I like

The best podcast to listen to whilst mowing the lawn. Cheers!

Rich Hendricks ,

For More than just Marillion Fans

Full disclosure - I am a longtime Steve Hogarth and Marillion fan. That being said, this podcast is a great listen regardless of how well you know Hogarth’s music career. It really offers a great deal of insight into the twists and turns of the music business on the whole. Episode after episode, host Anthony Short steers the conversation artfully through Hogarth’s career, from the beginning up to present day. Attempts to focus the conversation often get sidetracked - frankly, this is where the magic usually happens. Tangents and much humour ensue. Hogarth and Short come off very conversational, much like two mates down at the pub. Each episode also features Hogarth reading from his published diaries, which offer glimpses into life on the road as a rock musician, as well as as a husband and father who makes the connection back home as best as possible. The Corona Diaries on the whole are a weekly must-listen for fans of rock music. This is a warts and all accounting of the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of a respected veteran rock musician. Long on sincerity, honesty, and humour, TCD is a consistently highly-rewarding listen.

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