all reet olga.
can you ask marty to get more toy dolls stuff in hotrats! i couldnt
get absurd ditties and he said he doesn't know when he'll get it. do
you have any tips for playing faster lead guitar? i can play some toy
How ya doin Chris! Best of contacting
Secret records or Sanctuary for back catologue Toy Dolls stuff. I havent
seen Marty for over year now, would like to for sure! will let him know
what said, when I meet up with him. As for speed playing, learn everythin
until you perfect it at a dead slow tempo, then gradually bulidl up
the speed each day from there, never try juat to learn it at break neck
speed from the start! I am always up for a beer mate! not sure when
I will be up at the moment though.
hey olga, u guys rock my
large novelty socks, ha, i cant find a tab for the solo to idle gossip,
please could you post a video on it?
|Hi Danny, Sorry we dont have
tabs for the songs yet, but one day I will get round to sitting down and
working it all out on tab!
Hi from France! Dear Olga, I have 1 suggestion for you... Can you change the name of the guitar lesson "Guitar Lesson 5 - Toccata Part 3. Download 5 min 40 sec (8.25MB)" It's Dougy Giro :) So if you have the Toccata Part 3 in your hard drive i will be happy to learn the last part of this tong :) Thanks, I had no other way to join you so I wrote here :p See ya in France (I hope)
|Hi From London! I will make
sure Ciaron sorts this ASAP! cheers for that! we will back in France for
Take care Olga
HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN??? All fixed now! Cheers Ciaron
hey olga! At first, its
so cool that you show your equipment and show how you play your guitar.
Lots of famouse guitarists put Boogies in Marshall cases so that nobody
can "copy" their sounds. But your fingers are unique. I play
guitar too and i have never seen a guy like you which take the chords
like you. Its amazing! Do you invent these chords? Today it was funny.
I read the lyrics from "lambrusco kid" and perhaps the melody
of this song was in my head. Is this a original toy dolls song or did
i listen the song anytimes before in the radio. I dont think so, because
i come from Germany (oh yes, I'm not a good english writer). Last year
I missed your concert in Nurnberg. I read it in the internet a day after
the show. I hope to see you in this year. I was so scared because: "Our
last tour?" and I didn't see the question mark. You and the other
two guys make really good music. Not only the 3 chords songs.
|Thank you Eddy, Actually the
melody on the chorus of Lambrusco kid is from a really old English Hymn,
dont tell anybody though! Nurnberg was a blast! sorry ya missed it. Cheers
for the compliments! we will be back in Germany thats certain!
Hi Olga, I'm not going
to dwell on the subject of UK gigs, that would be rubbish and very unoriginal!
My mate Ged (from Consett) came to see you at the aqualung in Spain
and had a chat with you he was telling me about and said that it would
be fairly unlikely you would come back to the UK and got the impression
that you didn't think people would turn up! So anyway we set up www.bringbackthetoydolls.co.uk
that has a petition, just out of curiosity(!) we want to see how many
people would come and see a UK gig. I could do with the promotion so
I hope you feature this question!! Would love to see your name on there!
Anyway the proper question is: if you are not coming to the UK where
is the nearest show in your coming dates (I have a free pass from the
wife to see you abroad so I'll be taking up the offer!)
|Roundy Hi. Cheers for your
question. I remember the Aqualung, we sucked! bring back the Toy Dolls
eh, it is flattering. ..I am not saying we would never play the UK! nothing
planned just yet though. Best to check the tour dates page for new dates,
I guess the nearest place we have recently played is Holland. A free pass
from the wife eh! sounds good!
Hi, Olga! I'm remember
you first (and last) show in Moscow, 1997 I'ts was Crazy Evening with
Toy Dollz !!! Now i'm siting near mu PC and wait a new concert, 3 june
at APELSINClub. Want ask you: Can i get you autograph before or after
concert? Se you in Moscow again!
|Hi Michael! I hope you ejoyed
The Apelsin gig!? we did for sure! wild! Hope you managed to get the aurograph?
we did meet loadsa peole after the show.
Hi Olga!! I bought the
Dvd, its really good!! For a long time I'm trying to find toy dolls
t-shirts and I saw in the dvd some of them("wanted" for example)!
I'm livin in US now! Where can I find those t-shirts??? by internet?
by mail, anywhere!!! thank you!cheers!!
|Pedro Hey! At the moment the
merchandise is for sale only at the live shows, but, USA is planned for
later this year! please keep checking the NEW DATES list!
hey olga...Jordi/Buky from
Barcelona, Catalonia...I was in Palau st Jorbdi when you presented Orcastrated
in Barcelona...and I also was at Razzmatazz this year to watch your
madness, your power and your perfect chords!! you're the best band I've
ever seen!!! I only want to ask two questions: when would you come again
or where is the place nearer Catalonia where you'll play soon!!?? and
where can I find Toy Dolls glasses to keep like a treasure!!?? Best
wishes for your future and your band!!!
|Jordi Hi! The Razzmatazz is
a great venue! we have always enjoyed it there! not sure about perfect
chords though! cheers! We will be back! not sure exactly when yet though!
we done too many shows in Spain last year! We usually find glasses in
various Toy shops or markets throughout the world!
Hi, My name is Abel. I`m
from Cuba. I`m very interested to listen any record from TOY DOLLS....I`ve
tryed that for a long long time but the problem is that here in Cuba
is very difficult to find this kind of stuff and on the other hand I
don`t have financial support to get them through mailorders, etc. Do
you think would be very difficult for you to send me a CD of this classic
punk band for free? I will appreciate very much what you can do for
me at respect...and please don`t worry if it is used. The most important
for me is the music.
|Abel Hello! Sorry its so difficult
to get the records in Cuba, please try www.secretrecordslimited.com
There should be some way to get them on their site.
Did you write the song on the advert with the annoying little chav on it thats showin in the uk at the minute? Its a ska tune but the lyrics sound just like you wrote them.
| Hi! Sorry, not me! I havent
seen the ad, will look out for it though!
hello. my name is Don Stilwell
and im a dj on a southern oregon radio show called the Rogues of the
Night. we focus on punk rock and industrial music, but we dont have
the money to pay for the bmi or ascap liscense. so we have to beg bands
to let us play their music. so here it is. can we have your permission
to play music from the toy dolls on the show Rogues of the Night. our
show is streamed on the net at www.kskq.org.... also if you wanna see
what we are all about you can find us at www.myspace.com/roguesofthenight.
thank you for your consideration....
|Don Hi I am afraid the permission
would really have to come from our publisher/record company, best you
drop them a line and explain your situation www.secretrecordslimited.com
Hope eveything works out ok.
how the heck do you play
nellie the elephant???????????? Sorry if its already been asked but
all the internet has is chords and not the fingerpicking bit. Please
Hi! I shall endeavour to
put the fenger picking bit on a future lesson! Cheers. pleased you enjoed
Sziget, I thought we sucked That afternoon to be honest! cant wait to
get back to prove we can play well!
Moi Olga, We're gonna play
the song "The Devil went down to Scunthorpe", and now I like
to know the basstabs to the Devil's solo. The rest of the song we have
already figured out. This is what I've got : D F G G# A D A G# G F G#
A F G F (4 times). But what comes next ?
| Big Jumper Hi! Wow, you are
asking me! I aint played it for years, maybe we will include in a bass
lesson in the future, keep checking!
Thank you very much for
the wonderful liveshow in Stavanger, Norway 26.05.06. In my humble opinion
almost perfect, just missed "Dueling banjos" and "Blue
suede shoes", and shame to those beer throwing prats in the audience!
This was my second time seeing you live (first in Oslo 2004). Been a
fan since 1990, when a friend of mine played "Olga's def, but there's
no need to shout" at a party, and the very next day I went to a
local record shop to buy all albums. Couple of questions: - At the show
it seemed that your main axe was a red Telecaster with rosewood fretboard.
Is this the same guitar that you mentioned in "Olga talkin - january
06" that at that time had a maple fretboard? What would you reccomend
for me (being a guitar novice, wanting to buy a telecaster and practise
on your excellent guitar instruction videos) - maple or rosewood fretboard?
Your secondary axe at this show (the black Telecaster), you spinned
around several times i circles. How on earth is this possible and still
have signals from the guitar to the amp? - Registered that you used
a regular pick when playing at this show. Have you stopped using the
|Torbjorn hi! Yeah, we had
a great night in Stavanger, thank you. Not keen on the beer throwing either,
nice to have a beer after the gig though! I am pleased ya like the instruction
vids! ta! I actually prefer a maple neck, it has more sustain. The red
guitar I used in Norway was a different one from the one mentioned in
Jan 06. its an older one, an the older the better for me! As for the spinning
guitar, well, I leave you wondering about that one! I always use the gaffatape
plec at shows, though it looks like a regular pick from a distance! I
cant hold regular picks, I just drop em!
Hi Olga.. I missed the
date when you was in stavanger, so i was not at your consert :( Sad
but true.. I must say you are one of the best rock band in the world..
And I just worship your _COOL_ voice man.. I listen to your songs every
day.. But I would be extreamly happy if you are comming to stavanger
again? I have to see you guys live, thats a dream.. I know you are very
busy but I am just wondering..
|Magne Hi, Sorry you didnt
make the Stavanger show. Thank you for the compliments on my, er, cool!
voice! I guess we will be back, but I am not sure when, we usually leave
it a few years before visiting the same town. But please keep checking
the new dates list, there may be shows in towns close by.
Hey! I've been a fan of
the Toy Dolls since I was 6 yrs old and I haven't got the chance to
see you until last Friday, and it was GREAT! And it seemed like the
whole band was in a very good mood, and The Amazing Mr.Duncan was....amazing!
Did you enjoy it as much as you seemed to? I know I enjoyed it! Cheers!
|Hello Matzy! Cheers for coming
to the gig! We always enjoy the shows! even more so this year! I agree
with you, Mr Duncan is rather amazing! take care
Hello Olga!! I'm writing only to say
we are look foward to you!!! I wish all your gigs are the best ones
and you come soon for us to see you!!!! Take care! All of you!
|Rosi Hello! Thats very nice of you! Obrigado!
Hopefully we will have some Brazil news SOOOOOOOON!
hey olga If you come to
Aus (which you really gotta) look up www.blackmarketrecords.com.au brisbane
based punk indie lable they run shows all up the east coast plus they
can help get you decent places to stay and all that, im mates with em
and we all love ya
|Jack Hi cheers for that info.
Hope we will get there, REALLY!
|Hi Roger, Great to know you
liked the Stavanger gig! Thank you! Yeah, Tommy keeps getting better and
better! Will be back for sure!
Hey Olga! The Toy Dolls
are a sweet band! Um, when your singing, do you try to be funny? Is
your voice natrually such a high pitch?, or do you make it like that
on purpose? If so why? Do you know a guy named Corey Duffel? He is a
pro skateboarder....what are some of his favorite songs or albums from
you guys? You are an awsome guy man...
Phil Hi! my singing voice
isnt my speaking voice! it is actually produced by squeaking fom my
throat! not as a proper singer would do! I started singing like that
just to cut above the volume of the drums and guitars!
You said that you will not play the u.k. till you are good enough does this mean that you are no good when you play elsewhere. Please can you show some loyalty for the many fans that made you what you are today and followed you in the early days, lets see some dates in the u.k. especially the north east as a reward to the fans that followed you in the early days. You were quite happy to to play at small venues when you were starting off but now the people who supported you have been totally ignored lets have some real answers not just pathetic excuses. Its about time you came back to your roots in the north east (england) its no good saying you are not good enough we will not accept that as an excuse any more, why will you not show some loyalty to the fans up here, remember if they had not supported you in the early days you would have been nothing now. Lets have some honest answers as to why you will not play up here, I don't expect you will reply to this but it would be nice if I recieved an honest answer.
Hello, cheers for your
question. I shall do me best to answer it! Everywhere is important to
us. The UK is the most important place however, we live here! so to
be good is just not good enough. especially the more time passes, the
more people are excpecting. We played the UK in 1993, with Marty and
Kcee, the best line up, up to that point, I was well proud of that line
up, and we were ready to start doing more UK shows within a few years
after that gig. However, Kcee left and was replaced by Gary, though
he tried his best, the band was just sub standard, unfortunately. We
tried to make it work with that line up, but after about a year of touring,
I couldnt face putting on shows of this poor quality. Least of all play
in our own home country with a poor line up!
Hello Olga, I'm french and i'm thirty six years old and I follow the story of the toy dolls since your first album. I'm very surprise to listen "Nelly The Elephant" in publicity on the TV for a famous french carbonated watter. Hope it's help you to be more famous and "rich" I've seen the toy dolls for the last time at the Elysee montmartre in Paris and it was a very good show. Please, never stop the story. See you in your next last tour
|Thank you! We always enjoy
the Elysee Montmarte, a great venue indeed. Unfortunately we didnt actually
write Nellie, so theres no money for us from the ad! Still, we will be
back in France for sure! Hope to see you there!
Hi! This is not a "ask
olga" thing, but a "thank olga and the toy dolls" thing...
THANK U for the great concert in Lillehammer! I can't describe what
i my head was like when u "jumped" out from the box... Oh
my god, its Olga. Finally, I'm standing there and listen to the most
wonderful band i know, jupp, toy dolls ;) And Olga...you are a wonderful
man! The only thing i was sad about is that is didn't get to say hi
or hello to you. I had to get home right after the concert because i
had a long day at work the day after. I hope i see you later.
|Hi Mona. Lillehammer was a
blast, though we were far from perfect! Shame we couldnt meet ya, maybe
next time, I am sure we will be back in Norway!
Hi Olga, I just wanted
to tell you that you are a legend. A The Toy Doll religion would be
great. If I ever have kids I'll call one of them Olga. Keep up the tours.
|Nick Hi! CHEERS! THANK YOU!
We shall keep up the tours, no worries!
hello olga thank u 4 a
great great show in bergen on the garage. my best consert ever i had
to drive 50 miles 2 get ther it was al whirt it. i was the gay whit
no t-shirt standing on the left side of u. and i was taking meny pictures
that was no good, bad camera my ? is are u one of the world fastest
playing guitarist?? i hope u are comming back to norway next year. sorry
my bad english. god bay so long....
| Jon Hey, Thank you for coming
to the Garage, we really had a great time there! and YES, we will be back!
Sorry about ya camera. Not sure about being one the fastest guitar players!
thank you though!
hello olga.....when were you goin back here in italy? please let me know when, so i can see you guys before you totally farted...uhurm...parted!! more health for you guyz....till nxt time...tnx
|HI! We havent actually done
many shows in Italy, hopefully more can be arranged in the near future,
its a greeeeat country. Please check the tour dates for shows!
Hope to see ya soon.
Hello dear Olga!!! I am
from Moscow and i was on the toy dolls show in "Apelsin Club"
and a little talked with you on the press conference before the show.
(It was 3 june). It was GREATEST concert in my live!!!! And i want to
ask: What are you think about our country and your russian fans? Like
you play in Russia? I'll wait the answer!:) P.S. WELCOME TO MOSCOW!!!
Always we wait "The Toy Dolls" show!!!!!
|Rodion Hello I am pleased
you enjoyed the Moscow show, what a wild night! we loved it! Everyone
we met in Russia was extremely kind and helpful, we cant wait to get back!
Hi olga what type of strings/gauge
do you use ? also you mention that you changed your stock tele pickup
for a seymour duncan alnico pickup is this wired into the guitar the
same way as the original ?
| Hi Spaz The strings I use
are from gauge 10, Ernie Ball. regular. Yeah, the Seymour duncan is wired
in the normal way. I think!
OLGAAAAAAAAAA i hope you
still answer the question. WELL the question is: We have heard from
a friend that you have a song called the Nazi Song, and that the lyrics
are some what racist - leaning towards neo skinheads sort. We looked
everywhere for that song but failed to find it. WE HOPE within our hearts
DEEPLY that this is not true. SAY IT ISNT SO, OLGA> COMON OLGA! SAY
IT OLGA! WE LOVE YOU! DONT BREAK OUR YOUNG DARLING INNOCENT HEARTS!
THEY ARE FRAGILE!!! PS do you want to go on a lucheon picnic with us
someday? We aint so bad lookin sir LOVE (i said LOVE)
|Hey, I am pleased to tell
you that we dont have any song with that title, or any songs with that
content! The luncheon picnic sounds inviting!
Hi Olga, When you came
to Bristol last September to present me with the guitar case, do you
remember we went to a pub for a bite to eat? Well on Saturday just gone
I went out for a ride on my motorbike and ended up in the same pub.
I was at the bar ordering a drink when who should walk past but Johnny
Briggs AKA Mike Baldwin, it turns out he lives about a mile down the
road. Shame he wasn't there the night we were eh? Not really a question
just a bit of useless Corrie trivia that I thought you as a huge fan
might appreciate, so I don't expect a reply. Glad to hear the first
few dates of the tour went so well. I will keep watching the updates
for more gig confirmations and hopefully one I can get to will appear.
|Dom Hi! Yeah, I remember the
pub! Wow, Johnny Briggs, wicked! would have loved to meet him! Yeah, the
first few dates have been very nice, thank you. I am very happy! Hope
theres gonna be some shows you can get along to!
take care mate.
good morning, night, afternoon or whatever you like to call it. MR.OLGA: i just wonder if you ever have met John lydon? since you both are mad and brilliant, it would be great! anyway, thanks for being one of the wierdest people in the world, and for the gigs in norway... cheers.
|Good Morning! Thank you! I
havent met John yet, the only Pistols member I have met is Glen Matlock,
who lives 1 mile from me. John is a hero of mine for sure! Thank YOU for
Good time of a day! Olga! It's from russiA again. Thanks alot for THAT! It was VERY .... (a'm lost for words:)), so it was amazing. I hope you've enjoyed too. So I think, I'd voice your russian fans, if ask you to come again as soon as you can ! Thanks again, and wish to see Dolls again ! /P.S : sorry my grammar(?)
| Hello Russia! We loved every
minute of it, thank you! Your English is a whole load better than my Russian,
I tell ya!
Hi Olga, I am a Hungarian
fan working in Edinburgh and I'd like to know if there is any chance
to see you in the next couple of month. Thanks for your answer in advance,
|Zsolt Hi Good luck working
in Edinburgh, its a beautiful city. Gigs over the next two months are
on the NEW DATES list. Nothing close to Scotland though! But please keep
take care up there!
Hello, Olga. Greetings
from Russia! First of all thank you so much for the great show in St.
Petersburg. It was the best concert ever for me and many of my friends
and it was full of fun and pure positive energy. We miss you already!
Besides you and The Toy Dolls road crew lads are very pleasant and amazing
people, the only bad thing is that you haven't got enough time to see
over our city. And finally I'd like to ask you a couple of questions:
1) Why "The Death Of The Roofer With Vertigo" was the one
and only song in your playlist from "Our Last Album?" (except
for "The Final Countdown" intro)? and 2) I know that you took
part in Peter And The Test Tube Babies World Cup anthem recording 'cause
you're the big fan of this game. Do you have the plans to go to the
Football World Cup and support your national team? Besides have you
heard Jimmy Pursey's "Hurry Up England" and what do you think
of it? Thanks for messing with the answers.
Hi Dmitry Great English!
We loved St Petersburg! glad you enjoyed the show! 1) this tour we decided
to try and include many songs from lots of different albums, from the
whole 27 years we have been playing. Next year we will probably include
a couple more from the latest album. 2) No plans to go to see the football,
but I will be watchin the matches on the telly for sure! I heard Hurry
Up England! yeah, its ok, of course I loved the original Hurry up Harry,