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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 03:35

Hi Everyone.
Do we all remember Caroline Monk? She was Mikes P.A. for a while a few years back. For those of you attending the "Guitars" tour she was the one in the stetson hat who came on stage during the show, dancing and playing the tubular bells.
As a quick update Caroline is still in the music business and is also the agony aunt for "Closer" magazine based in London.
She tells me she hasn't spoken to Mike directly for some time now, but does still keep in touch with his family.
Caroline is also well known for her charity work for the breast cancer appeal after she was diagnosed herself, and I enclose a picture link of her after she dyed her hair bright pink! (not the shy and retiring sort then)!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k135/Bellecasa/Caroline.jpg

(I hope the link works - this is my first attempt at this).

Caroline says if she gets chance she will have a look at our website here and add a few words.

Wonder if anyone has any pictures of Caroline that they could add here?

I trust everyone is with me when I wish Caroline all the very best for the future and I look forward to maybe seeing some great pictures of her here.

Keep your tongues out
David

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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 05:44

Hey I hate that photo! Ahhhh if you go to http://www.myspace.com/cheekypinkymonkey there are some much nicer pics. I dreamt about Mike last night. It was a very long and weird dream so thanks for putting him back in my head again ha. Great site by the way!

Monkey x
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 06:37

Did she not also play Guitar in Mikes band?  She looks like the short haired Guitarist on Mike Oldfields VH1 uncut session.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 07:00

No that was Claire. We are still good friends now.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 07:55

Hi Caroline,

so, any intersesting stories from your time with Mike that you can share? Nothing that happened in confidence obviously!


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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 08:14

Every day was interesting with Mike. We were best friends for years. I lived with him and it was never boring ha
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 08:42

Glad to hear some great news from Caroline,and that's just ab fab that she's alive and kickin' around!!

But...why "mad cow",just guessing in here!!

All the best and see ya on My Space!


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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 09:11

Mad Cow was Mike's nick name for me. Got no idea why ha
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 10:16

Hi Caroline,

Welcome to the site! Nice to see you here!


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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 10:27

Quote (mad cow @ Nov. 24 2006, 07:00)
No that was Claire. We are still good friends now.

Excellent!  Welcome to Tubular.net
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 13:57

Thank you it's nice to be on here.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 17:45

Awesome, WELCOME CAROLINE. You are just gorgeous and don't look any older than 25, how long ago was your association with Mike? I hope your Cancer scare is long behind you and you are fighting fit, you certainly look extremely well. And they say, Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll is bad for you, he he! Not implying anything there, just a joke!

I didn't have time to look at all your pics as I am off to work but is Mike in there at all?, with ALL the wonderfully cool, eccentric and funny people you have met, I hope you are still proud of and not embarrassed by your association with the wonderfully cool, eccentric and funny Mike. He has endured some bad media press over the years and we are all here to try and fix that and return Mike to the uber cool status that he so rightly deserves.

HOPE YOU STICK AROUND FOR A LONG WHILE, IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US AND THANKS DAVE FOR YOUR PART IN INTRODUCING CAROLINE TO US.

Tracy.

Off to work happy now :) Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go.


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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 18:02

wow realy nice to see a new Member who was so close to mike!


I think ill stick with mike and call you "Mad Cow" too caroline!

Jus kidding, I wish all the best for you and will look forward to hearing your opinions on things to do with Mikey on the forum here!


Hope to talk to you soon


Jonny :)


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Reed and pipe organ.
Glockenspeil.
Bass guitar.
Vocal chords.
Two slightly sampled electric guitars.
The venitian effect.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 19:58

Ha well that's so nice of you all. I was with Mike for five years. I actually help design two or three albums and tried to re design him too by dying his hair blond. Poor guy I made him look like Spartacus on one album. I was his pa in Ibiza and then moved to his house in Bucks. I actually lived in his attic then his garage. The last show I did with Mike was The Millenium Bell in Berlin 2000. Had so much fun with him and we were very close but I left just after as I had to live my own life.  I see Molly and her Mum from time to time and have heard from his kids in Norway. I do miss him and will never regret the crazy time we had.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 20:25

Quote (mad cow @ Nov. 24 2006, 21:58)
Poor guy I made him look like Spartacus on one album.

So you were the person who gave the idea of dressing Mike for the Voyager cover? That was just ab fab,wanna more details on the subject,I've always guessed who had the idea...


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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 20:27

Quote (mad cow @ Nov. 25 2006, 00:58)
The last show I did with Mike was The Millenium Bell in Berlin 2000.

Can you tell us anything about that please, Caroline? When you think back to it, does it seem like an event of great significance, being there? Did it seem so at the time? (Every time I watch the recording of the show, I so wish I could have been there.)

I'd like to add my welcome to all those others; and I applaud your historical pink hair moment.
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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 20:53

And how was to deal with Mike since his personality is IMO completely opposite from yours(you very outgoing and Mike the shy boy)?

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Posted: Nov. 24 2006, 22:41

Welcome here and so pleasure to have you here!
:D  enjoy and  :cool:

kay


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Posted: Nov. 25 2006, 14:27

Hello & welcome madcow...actually I'm sorry, I really can't call you that! Hope you soon feel at home here. Thankyou for telling us about your time when you worked with Mike.

Best wishes to you anyway. It would be interesting to hear what your initial impressions are of this site. I think we are all very happy to be a part of the discussions because there's a friendly atmosphere with people from very diverse backgrounds that share a real love for the music of Mike & who show a great respect for him as a person.

It's not just run of the mill stuff here, the characters are colourful!

bee :)


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Posted: Nov. 25 2006, 15:59

Yep I've noticed already. It seems a great site, Mike would love it. Am sure he has a look from time to time. It's weird but I haven't really thought back to my life with Mike until David wrote to me. It did seem a long time ago but after looking on this site it's brought back so many memories. It was the best, craziest, maddest time of my life. We actually went out together before I worked for him. Normally it's the other way round but we were such good friends in the end. I really do hope he is very happy now x :D
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