Jim’s August Spotify Playlist

I haven’t listened to it myself, yet. That will wait until later tonight as I settle to bed (it is usually when I do my listening to music. Haven’t been listening to much lately, in all honesty. I may just play one or two songs in a whole day). Some songs are unfamiliar to me and will be debut hearings for me personally. It’s great when someone can expose you to something entirely new to you. My friend, Michelle, has done that with a couple of songs of late. And great songs they have been too! I’m sure Jim’s will be great as well. It is rare for me not to like something he likes and recommends.

So, tonight I will listen and perhaps tomorrow I will share my responses. Adios.

(Jim’s reasons for his choices can be viewed via the various Simple Minds social media. Facebook is the best place to view it.)

All That Glisters…

….can be gold.

I wrote this about this one on my Priptona Art FB page…

Don’t know whether the “mojo” is back…but if not, well…I just love that clip and it usually ends up inspiring something in me. And I just love that little action he makes right at the point he says “gold of day” in that clip. Closes his eyes, his brow furrows, his lips purse, puts his arms together, closes his hands into a grasping fist and softly beats them to his chest and then delivers that line (albeit miming it).
It’s just a beautiful little nano second of time…

Outstanding Otto’s “Badge Of Honour”!

Now, I don’t normally name fellow SM fans commenting and sharing things on SM groups on my blog, especially when things are shared by fans on private groups – but the Simple Minds Official Group is a public group and Otto deserves a shoutout for such a brilliant thing.

In my wildest dreams I’d have loved to have replicated this artwork with real badges, but I was more than happy with a signed lithograph version framed on my wall.

Not good enough for Otto. He went one better! He collated all the still images used by Stuart Crouch for the design of the badges and went and had ALL 233 BADGES MADE AND PRINTED! How fucking amazing is that?!

I salute you, Otto! That’s fabulous work, my friend. Well done!

If I could have just ONE of those badges, it would be the one towards the top left of the heart – a still of Jim from Top Of The Pops – of their debut on it performing Promised You A Miracle. Jim’s in “the jaiket”. Delicious!

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In Other News – In Memory Of My Feelings – New Catherine Anne Davies/Bernard Butler Album

Now that we’ve gotten that crap “sycophancy Nancy” stuff out the way – drooling over 1982 Kerr aesthetic yet again! On with some proper business and serious music news.

Bernard Butler and Catherine Anne Davies have collaborated on an album together called “In Memory Of My Feelings”. It had been in the bag for some time and feared destined to languish and remain unreleased, but at last it is due to see the light of day.

The lead single from the album is called The Breakdown – rather fitting under current personal circumstances!

Further talk about the album’s imminent release can be seen on Catherine’s social media pages (as Catherine Anne Davie or under the moniker of The Anchoress).

This is not the follow up to The Anchoress’s debut album, Confessions Of A Romance Novelist. The follow up to that is set for release any day now – also some time in the bag and in the hands of the record label.

NME have a piece on In Memory Of My Feelings that you can read HERE.

The album is set for release on September 18th and is available to pre-order in various formats and bundles here – (I have already pre-order the vinyl signed version.) https://orcd.co/in_memory_of_my_feelings