I’ve lost my way with this blog, partly due to … someone being much quieter this year, for one. And now my muse has escaped me.
The past several weeks has been all change, on a personal note.
I fly out to Sydney in two weeks time. We move to Glasgow on Friday. And if I don’t have enough with those two things going on, I’m still conscious of the blog just…lagging.
I don’t really have any kind of regular thing happening with it. In the past I’d have something going on, be it Kerrsday Thursday, the Weekend WhirliGIG, the “Why I Love…” special posts, Lyric Of the Day – when the art was happening on a regular basis. There was also some kind of weekly or regular post. I’ve even let my weekly Spotify listening stats (posted under Tweekly FM) slip by at times lately.
So, I might find it a little awkward until the New Year to commit to something fully regularly, I will at least commit to putting a little more life into the blog at least in the next couple of weeks.
As I say, as if I haven’t enough to be getting on with!
I do want this blog to be an interesting thing. I had such plans for it at the beginning of the year. And it really started well with my interviews with Jaine Henderson and Bruce Findlay, and then it kind of fizzled. All the best laid plans, eh?
Let’s see what I can salvage to end 2019 with a bang!
(P.S. He isn’t convinced 👇🏻)
My collection of Virginia Turbett prints of Simple Minds grows slowly yet strongly. A new batch arrived last week and I wanted to show what is in it without comprising the copyright of Virginia’s images. This is still just a small taster, and probably now the last you will see.
The prints are of stunning quality. Trust me, if you decide to buy, you will NOT be disappointed. This video doesn’t do them full justice (I have to be careful not to show them at optimum resolution as they’ll just end up being taken and used) but I hope you can get some sense of how wonderful they are. Some are just truly iconic. The ones taken at Tavistock Square in 1980…the whole photo session is gorgeous.
If you are interested in prints, contact Virginia via her website at: www.virginiaturbett.com
And…just to take the forlorn “woe is me” self-pity to maximum amplitude…
Something I completed in the early hours of this morning.
I saw this video on Daily Motion back in the early days of my fandom and it was up there in appalling quality. But now there is a clearer version that has surfaced on YouTube.
OMG! Jim Kerr…you beautiful, beautiful man! I adore you!
I think I have a final tally and “want” list with Virginia. I visited her on Saturday and came away with 13 original vintage prints and a big old list of digital prints to be done. It’ll be some collection at the end of it all….
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