40 Years In Ink

Now, you guys know I have a couple of SM tattoos…but nothing on the scale of THIS! This leg of amazing tattoos belongs to Russ Field and what an amazing job his tattooist has done! Forty years of the Simple Minds journey in one big multi tattoo display. Wow!

Thank you to Russ for allowing me to share the photos of his tattooed leg here on the blog.

 

 

Getting Twiggy With It!

These guys really have been my new find and love over the summer. If it had not been for the Green Man festival and seeing some of their set there, I may not have discovered them. But, boy, am I glad I did!

Sadly, at the moment, Brian is off the tour with Arctic Monkeys, as he has taken ill. But hopefully he will be fully recovered for February’s headline tour of the UK. I’ve already booked myself for their London gig at the Roundhouse, and I am now seriously considering adding Glasgow to that list…but I’ll have to check how many days they are apart, and whether there are actually any tickets for Glasgow left! I’ll let you know…

(Magazine article from this month’s Classic Rock)

 

PppppPick Up A PpppPenguin

Well, it would appear Sir’s boots are not the ONLY thing Simple Minds related up for auction! So is this penguin sculpture, co designed and created by Fiona Sutherland.

Can’t imagine it is going to be cheap!

What The Small Steps Project Does

Another reply tweet from the Small Steps Project wishing me luck on my bid for Jim’s boots (even if I lose out on the boots, whatever I bid, I will still donate). They also sent me this link to a YouTube clip to show what the charity does.

Wouldn’t it be great to help?

There are many ways to donate…from small, regular monthly donations to one off “justgiving” donations, donating by credit card and PayPal, even using “Give As You Live” – an online shopping affiliate link which means when you shop online with certain brands via the “Give As You Live” affiliate link, the brands will donate 10% of the cost of your purchase for you. It all helps.

Try Walking In My Shoes…

This is wonderful! Not only a great cause, but an absolutely wonderful piece of memorabilia anyone would love to have in their collection.

I’m worried it will be an obvious “highest bidder wins” traditional style auction. Oh, but I have money coming my way and I would hope to be able to place a SERIOUS BID!

To help an amazing cause…and to have something I know I will absolutely TREASURE!

UPDATE: I’ve had word back from the Small Steps Project, see images below…

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Click here to read the post on the Small Steps Project blog.