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IRC CHATS

Artist Shop IRC Chats take place at the Talk City IRC server <morechat.talkcity.com> at port <7000> on channel <#@MusicArena>.  If you need IRC software, check below.  For those of you who are IRC impaired, Talk City also has a website interface that works beautifully.  I tested this myself and was able to join a Talk City chat through a Netscape browser, I.E. Explorer and even an AOL browser!  To join the chat through your web browser, just click the icon below!

Click here to get to the @MusicArena!

Set Dates

Keep and eye on this space for more chats to be scheduled!

Past Chats

Frank Wyatt, Stanley Whitaker and Rick Kennell of Happy the Man on Wednesday, November 10, 1999.  Chat log here.

Vocalist Steve Hogarth and guitarist Steve Rothery from the band Marillion on Sunday, November 7, 1999.  Chat log here.

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, a founding member of both King Crimson and Foreigner, on Wednesday, October 27, 1999.  Chat log here.

Dream Theater and Mullmuzzler vocalist James LaBrie on Wednesday, September 8, 1999.  Chat log here.

Steve Hackett, solo artist and former member of Genesis and GTR on Sunday, June 6, 1999.  Chat log here.

Peter Hammill Interview - not a chat log, but an e-mail interview with Peter Hammill with questions submitted by members of the PH7 Mailing List.  Interview here.

Solo artist and former Marillion Vocalist, Fish, on Sunday, May 2, 1999.  Chat log here.

Solo artist and former Rolling Stone guitarist, Mick Taylor, on Sunday, April 18, 1999. Chat log here.

Drummer Rod Morgenstein and keyboardist Derek Sherinian of the band Platypus on Sunday, March 28, '99.   Chat log here.

Vocalist/composer/multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and Matching Mole on Sunday, March 21, '99.  Chat log here.

Solo artist and King Crimson vocalist/guitarist Adrian Belew on Sunday, March 14, '99.  Chat log here.

Keyboard Wiz Jordan Rudess of Liquid Tension Experiment and the newest member of Dream Theater on Sunday, February 21, '99.  Chat log here.

Troubador Shawn Phillips on Wednesday, February 10, '99.  Chat log here.

Michael Manring, bassist extraordinaire, soloist and member of Attention Deficit, on Wednesday, December 9, '98.  Chat log here.

Peter Hammill, solo artist and formerly of Van der Graaf Generator, on Sunday, November 15, '98.  Chat log here.

Annie Haslam, soloist and lead singer for Renaissance, on Wednesday, November 11, '98.  Chat log here.

Bill Nelson, solo artist and formerly of Be Bop Deluxe, Red Noise, Channel Light Vessell, etc., on Sunday, November 8, '98.  Chat log here.

Micky Hart of Planet Drum and the Grateful Dead on Sunday, October 11 '98.  Chat log here.

Andy Latimer and Colin Bass of Camel on Sunday, October 4 '98.  Chat log here.

Adrian Belew of King Crimson & ProjeKct Two on Wednesday, September 9 '98.  Chat log here.

The California Guitar Trio on Sunday, September 6 '98.  Chat log here.

Kevin Moore, keyboardist and former member of Dream Theater on Wednesday, August 26 '98.   Chat log here.

Steve Hogarth of Marillion on Sunday, August 23rd '98.   Chat log here.

Larry "Synergy" Fast on Wednesday, July 29 '98.  Chat log here.

Ian McDonald of King Crimson and Foreigner on Sunday, May 3, '98.  Chat log here.

Doane Perry of Jethro Tull and Thread on Sunday, April 12, '98.  Chat log here.

Mike Keneally on Wednesday, April 8, '98.  Chat log here.

Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult on Sunday, April 5, '98.  Chat log here.

Tony Levin and David Torn on Sunday, March 29, '98.  Chat log here.

Bill Wyman on Sunday, March 22, '98.  Chat log here.

Mark Griffin, author of Vangelis - The Unknown Man on Sunday, February 22, '98.  Chat log here.

Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery and Mark Kelly of Marillion on Sunday, September 14, '97.  Chat log here.

Larry "Synergy" Fast on Wednesday, September 3, '97.  Chat log here.

Tony Levin on Wednesday, July 30, '97.  Chat log here

The California Guitar Trio on Wednesday, May 28, '97. This chat log is posted at the California Guitar Trio Homepage

Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult on April 2, '97. This chat log is posted at the Blue Öyster Cult Online site. 

David Torn on March 26, '97. Chat log here

Mike Keneally on February 26, '97. Chat log here

Suzanne Ciani on February 19, '97. Chat log here

Gary Willis of Tribal Tech on January 22, '97. Chat log here

Adrian Belew of King Crimson on December 10, '96. You'll find the log of this chat at Rob Murphree's Adrian Belew Site and also at the Elephant Talk site. 

Mike Pinder formerly of the Moody Blues on December 4, '96. At Gypsy Doug's One Step site you'll find the log of the Pinder Chat

Larry "Synergy" Fast on November 25, '96. At Larry's own Synergy site you'll find the log of the Synergy Chat

Trey Gunn of King Crimson on October 23, '96. At the Elephant Talk website you will find the log of Trey's Chat.

Please note - The above chat logs are copyrighted by The Artist Shop and Talk City.   Copying of these chat logs to post to another website, newsgroup, mailing list, or publication in any form is permissable provided you give appropriate credit to The Artist Shop and Talk City - including mention of our web addresses which are http://www.artist-shop.com and http://www.talkcity.com/atmusic respectively.

Need IRC software?

The most popular for veteran IRC users is mIRC. This is a fairly powerful tool and highly recommended by the IRC community. But it can take some getting used to.  Another I've not tried, but has been highly recommended is Pirch.   There is also a version of Pirch developed escpecially for Talk City for those using I.E. browsers.  You'll find that here.   For those of you with Macs, you might check out Snak (and let me know how it works for you).  And there are many more to be found on the 'net.

Time Zones

Frequently our chats are held on Sunday afternoons at 3pm eastern time.   Since these chats are of interest to fans all over the world, here are the equivalents for a few other time zones.

6:00 am Monday  in Sidney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra
5:00 am Monday in Tokyo, Seoul
4:00 am Monday in Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore, Taipei
11:00 pm Sunday in Moscow, St. Petersburg
10:00 pm Sunday in Eastern Europe, Israel, Praetoria, Cairo, Athens, Helsinki, Istanbul
9:00 pm Sunday in Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Prague
8:00 pm Sunday in Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Lisbon
5:00 pm Sunday in Buenos Aires, Georgetown, Brasilia
4:00 pm Sunday in Caracas, La Paz
3:00 pm Sunday in Eastern Time US & Canada, Bogata, Lima
2:00 pm Sunday in Central Time US & Canada, Mexico City, Saskatchewan
1:00 pm Sunday in Mountain Time US & Canada
12:00 noon Sunday in Pacific Time US & Canada, Tijuana
11:00 am Sunday in Alaska
10:00 am Sunday in Hawaii

For chats held at 9pm on Wednesday evenings, please check this table.

12:00 noon Thursday in Sidney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra
11:00 am Thursday in Tokyo, Seoul
10:00 am Thursday in Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore, Taipei
5:00 am Thursday in Moscow, St. Petersburg
4:00 am Thursday in Eastern Europe, Israel, Praetoria, Cairo, Athens, Helsinki, Istanbul
3:00 am Thursday in Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Prague
2:00 am Thursday in Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Lisbon
11:00 pm Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Georgetown, Brasilia
10:00 pm Wednesday in Caracas, La Paz
9:00 pm Wednesday in Eastern Time US & Canada, Bogata, Lima
8:00 pm Wednesday in Central Time US & Canada, Mexico City, Saskatchewan
7:00 pm Wednesday in Mountain Time US & Canada
6:00 pm Wednesday in Pacific Time US & Canada, Tijuana
5:00 pm Wednesday in Alaska
4:00 pm Wednesday in Hawaii

Be sure to visit our friends at @Music

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And definitely check out their new Progressive Music chat room at <chat.talkcity.com> on channel <#Music-Progressive>!  It's also a great place to hang out after our chats with musicians!


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