Wow! Listen to this! How absolutely amazing is Sarah Brown? Move over, Kerr! Lol (Just kidding, mister.) Sarah is phenomenal though.,I’m not kidding on that point!
His Master’s Voice informed me that I had one itty bitty bit of the lyrics to Vision Thing incorrect…so, I have altered it.
Thought I was in a Covid fug when I saw the correction there for me. Lol. I received no notification of it.
This is my medicine. This gorgeous creature. These rare ones from the Mojo spread are wonderful. I have a lot to thank Tom Sheehan for. Tom capturing Jim in front of a Canadian flag back in 1982 changed my life immeasurably some 34 years later. I will be forever thankful.
The other by Peter Anderson is a great action photo.
On the morning I was travelling down to England, I had this thought in the shower (I tend to have a number of thoughts in the shower…not all of them clean. Lol). I was thinking about how Graeme Thomson had referred to Jim (and his performing style back in the day) at the reading/conversation with John Dingwall at the Mitchell Library as “feline”. And I had these images in my head…
And then these words came to my head. And I kept saying them over and over so I wouldn’t forget them and then, once I was out of the shower, I could write them down. Of course I forgot and only remembered once I had got to England and had nearly arrived at my friend Ruth’s house. Lucky my phone has a little notepad app. I quickly typed it out…
That photo by Peter Anderson….that’s the cobra coiled in the wicker basket, the music working its magic to have him swaying out of the metaphorical basket to hypnotise the crowd. Jesus! He’s divine…
I’ll enjoy my Covid induced fantasy. Thank you! 😜😉
I’m grappling with whether I should just put the whole Mojo article up but I think I better wait until the next issue is available. In the meantime, apart from the article itself, and the piece on the new album (and Jim calling his dad a count – minus the ‘o’ – I love it when it’s used as a term of endearment. Lol) these photos, along with Jill’s magnificent cover photo, are my faves.
Oh…there’s a point. I’ll post Jill’s words from within the opening pages of the mag. She said a very lovely thing. Read below.
Sorry it’s a video review but it was the only quick way for me to do it. Needs must and all that. Hope you enjoy my waffling and moaning. Lol
WARNING: You’ll see my hagged old face and have to endure my croaky voice and dripping nose. Sorry! To make up for it, there are some musical snippets…
So much to tell, so little time. Back safe and sound in Glasgow but now assignment number four looms large. I have a week to get to grips with Plato, Socrates, Laches and Nicias – but just for tonight, I’ll think about “ArKERRmedes” and baths and being dripping wet.
I’ll try and make time for a review of the gig tomorrow but I have much study to do. No promises. Until then….a tantalising glimpse of the latest Mojo magazine. EUREKA!
My flight home this evening was cancelled and my very gracious host is keeping me accommodated for another night.
All the breakdown of the gig will come soon. It might be a short review when I got to it.
The very short review is – myself and my gig buddy, Ruth, got absolutely DRENCHED and it took about 2.5 hours to drive back to her house afterwards.
All three bands were amazing.
A few pics for now.
On the train from Gatwick Airport to get to ma pal’s at Reading. Left Glasgow in the pishing rain at 16 degrees. It’s now 30 degrees where I am.
Minds, Deacon Blue and Caezar at Blenheim Palace tomorrow. Meant to have brought the weather with me for it. Yay!
More to come!
Flicking through the latest copy of Record Collector when I see this. Nice one, Ricky! See you on Saturday. 😊❤️ 👍🏻
I’m meant to be writing an essay on philosophy – Instead I deciphered some lyrics and was inspired to present them with some Priptona Art.
I present to you… Vision Thing!
I hope Lily doesn’t sue me! But her image was perfect. I added my own flare…as much as time and inclination allowed. I’ve not been keeping up the practice with my visual art of late. I do like what I did though.
I’ve been able to make out a few of the words of one of the song lyrics printed in the booklet for the new album. OMG, they’re beautiful!
“Did I dream or/oh (not sure which) did I dream you spoke to me
You woke me with a solstice kiss
Did I dream or/oh did I dream that my whole world it turned to bliss
He’s determined to make me cry!
There’s a line that seems to say “You woke me up in the worst place”…that’s just….bloody hell! I need to hear this song!! I can’t wait until October! GODDAMNIT!