Here is a portfolio of posts since the website went live in 2006. I haven't had much time to add news articles lately, but I promise to write something new when I have the latest spectacular news & revelations!

Vlog 3 – My Story 😍

Vlog 3- My Story. The unique journey that brought me to YouTube. It’s about travel, family, music, and video. Please subscribe here

I’m addicted to life through the lens, it’s a type of meditation. Now in 2017 i’m gunna post it all.
For all the characters in this story, love you guys 💕

MUSIC :
SUDDENLY OTIS MCDONALD
LAGOS 2030 A.D. OTIS MCDONALD
FAR OUT MAN JINGLE PUNKS
THE KISSING GATE NICK HARPER
RUBBER NECKING TOPHER MOHR ALEX ELENA
TAKE THAT BACK SILENT PARTNER
ALRIGHT SILENT PARTNER
HIT MY SOUL SILENT PARTNER
SWITCH IT UP SILENT PARTNER
GO TO SLEEP MY LITTLE ONE DOUG MAXWELL
80S COP SHOW TWIN MUSICOM
RED DEAD MASQUE THE 129ERS
GREEN DAZE AUDIONAUTIX (Green Daze by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Thanks again to Casey Neistat for relentless inspiration. All the characters in this story, love you guys 💕

VLOG 2 : KOH PHANGAN : A QUICK ONE

From Koh Phangan, Thailand February 2017 (posted May 1st) A bit about me & my obsessive journalism and a bit of Niko & other assorted characters from Koh Phangan’s eclectic music scene. Includes one of those incredible sunsets, captured across the Gulf of Thailand from the Mavic drone in a single 2m 28s shot.

Music –
Far The Days Come by Letter Box
Fingers by Otis McDonald
Solo Cello Passion by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Producers
Seeger by John Deley and the 41 Players

Features: Niko, Stephen, Ghada, Na Naida, Douglas, Jenya, Robert, Rachel, Michal, Antonina. I recorded the vlog entries on February 7th two days after we all went on that hike in the morning – and Haadson Koh Raham was the week before.

My home in 4k

Crazy 4k Wild West Jungle Island Coast – Sri Thanu in Koh Phangan

Island town jungle coast. Everybody is in this but too small to see 🙈 exception Ignacio and the circus of pirates. Click for Higher Resolution. Home for hippies, built on crystals, yes folks it’s Koh Phangan, specifically SriThanu on the magical mystical west coast of the island seen from the sky in 4k. It’s only 5 shots and 3 minutes, using DJI Mavic 21st Jan 2017, learning to fly. Also Mojo II & FCP X. Thanks for watching, please subscribe ❤️ Click HD 2160 for 4k if your connection is fast 😀

Koh Phangan Back to the Future Vlog 1

Here’s that little film about my eccentric grandad Ken who passed away in 2010; and my beautiful granny Nina who left us in December 2016. 15 minutes of your time is a big ask on the wordwidewibblyweb where everything moves so quickly but I emphatically invite you to watch.

It was a remarkable and beautiful generation of human beings born in the early part of the 20th century- if Ken was alive now he would have just celebrated his 100th birthday, so it’s a kind of multiple significance for this moment in 2017. It marks my return to film making, at least in the sense that i am doing it for love and passion and for the creativity, not for a music project but to find my contemporary voice as a story teller. Nina has been so much in my mind lately so it was amazing to share this extra time with her. Blessed I am now, to share this time and video with you. Subtitles are for my non-english friends 🙂

Thanks to Su who was part of the family on that day 26th November 2003 when we captured this moment. It is from a home video that this short film is compiled- Ken was 86 then, the same age as Nina when she passed. Thanks also to my friend Hamsa for infinite reasons that helped guide me towards this new expression, and Casey Neistat.

It’s the first in a new collection of YouTube videos, which I hope will chronicle my weird and colourful experiences past, present and future. If you watch, please feel free to share, and I would love if you leave a comment and / or subscribe to my YouTube channel here youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mikeylast and ‘like’ the facebook page here facebook.com/mikelastfilm/. Most of my ‘crafty productions’ back catalogue is also there on the channel. Oh- apologies for the Lo-Fi old video tape footage, contrasting with the crisp shiny digital vlog sharing the same timeline! Thanks so much for stopping by 😃 Peace & love as always ❤️

Dedicated to my mum x

I need YOU!

Message to ALL my Facebook and YouTube friends! PLEASE READ 😍  I need your support for my youtube channel youtube.com/mikeylast and please please click the big subscribe button! Or this link should subscribe you: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mikeylast

This is NOT for commercial or business reasons, it’s art. I found my creative voice again, I am returning to making short films but this time- for fun, for thrills, to create, to explore, to connect, to reach out, to be a storyteller, good reasons! I will shortly post the first from a series of short films, hopefully they will tickle you in some small way, and I hope they might be curious and interesting to you – like they were for me to produce and shoot. About life here in South East Asia. About life back there in England. About family. About love. About yoga. About people. About my friends. About places. About change, evolution, reversing the aging process. My thoughts and philosophies. The world around and about. Why I have so much energy, passion, and happiness.

I am going to make films about all these things, and the first of them is a 15 minute Op-Doc, its an introduction from me about why i’m doing what i’m doing, and a time-stamped memory from a beautiful day captured on video 13 years ago with my granny & grandad, who are now in a different place. Its finished. It’s ready.

But first I am reaching out to all you beautiful friends to subscribe to my channel. You can watch the back catalogue of music video already uploaded but really I just would LOVE to have your support for my new projects because – well I am just so excited to share this stuff. I used to make these long-form music documentaries and while they look a little old to me now – there’s still some neat work- Nick Harper, Ten to Never, Melody Shaiken. But now It really feels that I found a new voice- my voice. I currently have 64 subscribers, of course if only one person is inspired by tuning in then that is just a blessing. But my aim, my dream is to have 500 subscribers, PLEASE HELP! (You can even mute the channel feed / new emails so you never hear a peep from me afterwards) 😁

❤️

Oh and P.S. if you fancy to maybe you can also ‘like’ my Mike Last artist page facebook.com/mikelastfilm/ here on facebook – it is for this new video channel 😘

Melody Shaiken – New Talent!

Hey you beautiful people, check out this amazingly talented, fun, beautiful and awesome hippy artist chick BFF MELODY SHAIKEN – we had such fun doing this song.

This is Melody. Melody is brand new. She didn’t show her songs to anyone before, except a few lucky friends like me. So one night we got trashed and made this video, it’s the worldwide premiere of ‘Srithanu’- please support with your comments and likes because the little Melon is shy and this performance took a lot of encouragement and vodka. Click HD, go fullscreen!

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>> well you make a little lotus with a twist in your hips
preach about your crystals, open love, and something…
tantricks! you’re dying to be it.
in your holy house with six walls
school me coz I’m doing it wrong
you’re so guru could you be my muse?

coz it’s easy to figure out
why you boil when i twist and shout
because without me
you can’t look so good.
no it ain’t hard to figure out
why you’re rowing in your round about
because without me
you can’t look so good.

coz you don’t smoke and you don’t drink
but you don’t wanna know
what i think about you, man. what i think about you.
oh your conscious community is like a television show to me
but i still love you I’m talkin to you srithanu.
with your special attitude and all the special things you do
i still love you I’m talkin to you srithanu

well you run a burning stick from your head to your arm
he said that someone told him it’ll keep him from harm
but he goes careless in his walk

so robotic in all his work
but his mirror says mother earth and I’m unlightened
guess i should learn how to fly

well could you lighten up your E-G-O
and leave your people ratings at home I’m just living
you could be living too …
chrous solo fin <<
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Posted by Mike Last on Friday, 29 July 2016

Bloom

This is a track taken from the feature length documentary of Nick Harper – Love is Music. I made this film in 2007 and came across it today while browsing the tube. Also features my daughter Brooke, if you look closely. Love is Music has had almost 60,000 hits now on youtube – amazing. Check out the full movie here

Choose Evolution

Here is a curious little video from 2015 – not one of mine, but I was asked to record the voice-over narrative for those lovely hippies at Agama. You may have seen it on the Lomproyah ferries if you have visited here. Choose Evolution, people ❤️

iPhone Blues

I’m gunna start posting lots more stuff on here. Check this out, shot on the latest iPhone, extraordinary performance for a smart phone and it’s built in microphone 🙂

The awesome Dust Me Down Blues Band – shot on my iPhone couple days ago. Click HD. Davide Mazzantini on guitar.

Posted by Mike Last on Friday, 25 March 2016

Backpackers Paradise

Its now 3 months since taking this giant leap, head first into a new world – so maybe time for a quick blog 😎

Here is a backpackers paradise offering just about everything you could ever need or wish for, all of us that have passed through Thailand know this. The particular place that I chose to make home is however- very special. True it has palm trees, white beaches, sunshine almost all year, and the cost of living here is almost the same for a year as it would be for one month in the UK. Almost.

But hidden in the east coast of this little Island, is a community filled with the most beautiful souls I have ever encountered. To live your life in such peace, and surrounded by love and kindness in abundance is.. to be free, and this is why I decided to come. Almost everyday you can make a new best friend, if you want to. And I do want. Almost everyone you meet with subtext- a knowing smile, an irrepressible spirit, familiar dreams and the sense that you kinda know each other already. Beauty is redefined. All those super-stunning amazingly fit people out there in magazines and movies – they are all here. And i’m not even joking. But unlike our western world, so full of superficiality and consumer culture – here the beauty comes from inside (its a cliche i know). But you can feel that. Its in the air. Its almost inescapable.

Of course you will say that such peace, love and beauty is everywhere. It is true. If we look, we will find it. Right? Well, for my part at least, i tried. Every time i went home after backpacking through the East, I tried to share my inspiring adventures and integrate what i had learned into UK life. But it was impossible to avoid all the distractions facing me through every day in the UK. I tried to live a conscious life in Exeter but kept being pulled into a super-demanding lifestyle of work-eat-sleep.. rinse and repeat. And even close friends, people i love dearly – they are just not into that. Westerners are preoccupied with routine, bills, hobbies, gadgets, social media, TV, you know- stuff.

Things had to change for me, so here I am.

It takes a while to settle into a new country and this is an ongoing process. In Thailand we are just visitors- guests – not residents, not really. I can’t sell up and move my whole life here, it doesn’t really work that way. Visa runs every 2 or 3 months are a permanent fixture in all of our daIly lives, and to make a business or a home here is really just a temporary solution to maintain the lifestyle, rather than a solid investment into your future. So for me – i’m a visitor. So how is my visit so far?

Found my home in the sand – its not quite the space and comfort i would prefer but its on the beach. So thats good. I have a scooter and a bicycle, didn’t yet get a car but working on that. This I need purely for music – I have already all the necessary equipment for live music so at some point I will take the show on the road – at the moment its just local places and the One Love Bar jam night (twice weekly) and still looking for the exact right people for my funk/ r&b/ pop/ rock super-band. (Apply here!) Koh Phangan is unsurprisingly full of bars and restaurants – and they are all crying out for a super hot rock & roll band. So i’m working on that. Thanks to Thomas, Artem, Igor, Niko, Robert and Stephen I have been pretty busy with music – sometimes all day and all of the night, and even every day and every night. That was awesome! But I gotta run the UK business too so still trying to find the perfect balance – its very easy to be distracted in paradise.

Business is ticking over, but demands a commitment here which is at least equal to when I was in the UK, so i’m working full time to support this beach life, which is as it should be I guess. I didn’t quite find my flow yet, the UK time difference means that late nights are needed here (5pm UK is 11pm Asia) and the clocks will change soon. Its low season so the island is now fairly quiet (if thats possible), temperature is milder – 32° today and evenings are starting to seem a bit nippy – but thats mostly because i’m on a scooter in shorts and a t-shirt. If i’m with friends the beach is often exclusively ours and the sunset is always (at least) spectacular. High Season comes Nov/Dec so then the island is much busier. But don’t forget the crazy tourists are mostly down south for the full moon experience; Sri Thanu can get busy but still- it always seems that this town is just for us, and everybody knows your name, mostly.

I miss my beautiful family, thankfully we are experienced in extended travel and very supportive of each other. My amazing sister is in Torquay (but i think she is planning to escape), My nuts dad lives in about 3 towns (and 2 countries) already and my mum and granny are up north. So we are all proactive in building our own perfect communities. Granny has an accident before i left- which was my first and biggest fear before moving away, but thankfully she has made an excellent recovery for which I am so thankful. It is her 85th birthday in just over a week!

The universe has been so very kind this last 3 months. I am healthy, slim, happy and my life is full of love. I work every day to find peace and balance from inside this crazy brain – as you all know – i’m a bit sideways – the best choices don’t always come easily but i thank my close friends for their support and guidance (you know who you are!) and all things considered, its a good start to a new life. Totes emosh. Love love love xxx