Had a go at tidying up the image of Jim in the SSIS fold-out poster with the 7” vinyl. Don’t know if any of you guys have a crease proof copy, but I don’t…and I have three of them! Lol.
30+ years of being folded up will do that.
The crease stubbornly would fall all down the left side of his face across his eye (and when I say the left side…I mean from his perspective). I tried tidying it up years ago, but thought I’d have a fresh go…and just added a few other “improvements”. (Not so much with him…it’s impossible to improve upon perfection…)
The fresh attempt was spurred on by someone viewing my original attempt of “improvement” a couple of days ago.
Well, he *would* have been.
Time heals, they say. But it doesn’t. It gets harder. Well, it gets harder for me. With every passing year I miss him more and more.
And maybe now…just maybe…with me finally trying to do all the things I’m doing and having some kind of (still meaningless) purpose. Trying not to make my life a TOTAL waste of oxygen, he’d have not been so disappointed in me.
I’m sorry I let the bullies win for so long, David. I love you more than you will ever know and I miss you so, so much.
Sorry for the personal post. I post about him here because I don’t want my family to see how much it hurts me still (they never come to this blog).
I find this picture of him most curious because I could never imagine for the life of me David giving a speech…or even being remotely conformable doing so…or having more than five words to say. Lol. You must have given the shortest speech in history, bro.
A very refined and tasteful photo of Mr Osterberg Jr from back in the day…
Just for the hell of it, I decided on a revamped Sweat In Bullet. Though, to be honest, the original is still one of the best ones I made…
Yesterday I was out-anoraked.
Jim had posted about it being the anniversary of Life In A Day and smuggins here felt a little bit pleased with herself that he was acknowledging the correct date of release. Well, so I had deluded myself. (And obviously he had thought so too…)
The holy bible that is Dream Giver Redux had a Zoom press release from the time showing that the album had been set for release for April 13th. Well, obviously Bruce and Brian had done what I did months back investing in my Mott The Hoople ticket, and neglected to take in that it was Easter weekend.
And as my anorak friend had pointed out on SMO FB, it was indeed Easter weekend on April 13th, 1979. He had said in his comment that in the New Gold Dream tour program it showed the release date to be 20/4/1979. I admit to looking at my scanned copy of my signed version of the program, and there it was! He also said he had seen a subsequent Zoom press release showing the revised date.
I am happy to declare I have been well and truly outdone in the anorak stakes. Lol
It’s the 1981 aesthetic. Jim wearing collared shirts and tailored trousers. All very Great Gatsby and just oozing sophistication and sex appeal. He looks like a 1940s film star. So I coined the nickname “Laird Dash Fandango” for him, to sum up the look and his stage presence at the time.
Stills from the Sweat In Bullet video.
What a divine creature you are, Mr Kerr…ahem, I mean LDF 😉🥰😘