So, I checked out of the hotel I had spent the past three nights in this morning.
I then went to the local shopping mall – Westfield, Liverpool… just to kill some time before heading up to Gosford and spending a few days with my friend, Gillian.
I wandered about Westfield for a while, that is where I spotted the travel agency photographed below.
When I left the mall and was making my way to the train station, to my utter amazement, I saw an advertising billboard for SM. I really never expected to see such a thing in my home town. Lol. It blew my tiny (and Simple) mind.
It was a nice surprise.
He is just too beautiful…
I miss all my photos from Virginia. My shrine. I know how absolutely pathetic I sound! I’m not going to apologise.
Hate me all you like, Sir… but I love you 💕
This was the only way I had available to me to copyright protect it and share. My iPad Mini was taken from the rental van and that’s all my photo editing stuff gone ☹️
My family are nuts… but I wouldn’t swap them for the world 💜💕
Well, we might as well have nice round figures, eh?
But THIS IS IT! Ten is enough! Done!
My Spotify stats for the year (and the decade!) are in… Quelle surprise!
I only just got round to listening to this last night (listened to the podcast rather than watching the YouTube video). It’s 2 hours long and I started listening to it late last night. I expected to eventually drift off to sleep as tiredness came upon me… but I was riveted. Enthralled. Bruce’s life story is fascinating and he went into quite some detail into his formative years. How he started out with the record shops and all the different jobs he had apart from buying the records, the travel he did as a young man (and I could see how there would have been in instant kinship between he and Jim with those hitchhiking travelling stories). It was absolutely fascinating. Not without its more sombre parts too, it has to be said.
It all leading on to Bruce’s Records, and to the Zoom label and, of course, managing Simple Minds.
If you have a spare two hours, give it a watch (or listen to the podcast). Bruce doesn’t have legendary status among us Minds fans for nowt, you know!
A lovely man. Always so warm and gregarious.