After show two I hung around the stage to see if a setlist might be on offer. After about 10 minutes I decided to give up. But before leaving the venue I thought “I’ll go over to GG and say goodnight.”
“How was it?”, he asked. “Amazing!”, I said. “Did you get to see both shows?” “Yes.”
“Ah!”, he says “wait”, and opens a drawer and hands me a setlist “I put this aside for you.” How lovely was that?!
Thank you, GG! You are a gentleman ❤️
But that wasn’t the only lovely thing to happen! Just before that…as the show ended, Charlie was handing out plectrums and although I was near, I missed out. After he walked off stage, there was a tap on my shoulder. A lady behind me handed me one. She showed me that she had two of them and offered one to me. So, so lovely! I thanked her profusely.
Due to the newly imposed public gathering restrictions as well as the continuing restrictions on travel, countries in lock-down, and general upheaval that the Corona Virus outbreak is causing around the world – the organisers of the Simple Minds convention, White Hot Day, have rescheduled the event from its original date of next Saturday, March 21st to the later date of October 17th.
Tickets already purchased will still be valid for the new date AND venue. The new venue is BAAD – Barras Art And Design. Right next to the famous Barrowland Ballroom. The venue has a larger capacity which will hopefully mean an even BIGGER convention than first anticipated.
Time for us all to stay healthy, isolate if we need to and get well, and just…breathe and recharge ready for an even bigger event than before. See you guys there!
This year’s RSD takes place on Saturday April 18th. There are some things that have piqued my interest, pictured below.
There is also a Steven Wilson mixes edition of Roxy Music’s eponymous debut album. For me, Field Music and kd Lang’s All You Can Eat and Drag would be lovely on vinyl. I used to play those and the Ingenue album SSSOO much. I absolutely ADORE her voice.
There is also the tenuous Simple Minds connected offering of Corporation Of One’s The Real Life – which as I understand it, oddly enough samples the title track from SM’s 1991 album.
Something for the purist, I guess. I can’t say I am that enthusiastic about it, but now I’ve said that, I’ll probably by it. Lol
Wow! It is looking GORGEOUS! And…I’m no expert (but by now I pretty much SHOULD be…) but I am certain some of Virginia’s photos have been used in it – she did tell me she was approached and was hoping some would be used.
VIOLA! (Well, I am awaiting confirmation, but I think I know her stuff well enough these days to detect it.)
Oh, but there are lovely images from Laurie Evans and Richard Coward in there besides.
The book looks STUNNING! (Just like the main man featured inside. OMG…Jim Kerr, you are sssooo frigging beautiful!)
Well played Ronnie Gurr for revealing this this evening. I’ve only ever seen a few of Richard Coward’s SM images. Obviously his photography was used for the Empires And Dance artwork and there’s an image of Jim he took in the Scottish Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, but these are the only things I have ever seen.
Got some prized memorabilia I want to share for Kerrsday Thursday. The pictures in this were available on Flickr for a time but the images inside are even better quality than I imagined – given it’s an amateur fanzine and the age of it now. I got it off eBay for under £5! Have been wanting a copy a good few years. So glad I finally got one.
I also got of copy of a Jackie magazine with His Kerrness as pin-up boy inside. And what a pin-up he is! DELICIOUS!
Lastly, we picked up a little battery operated light box for £1.50 yesterday and I have made it my Simple Minds gig countdown display!