Quite possibly the most sensual Bowie song there is. It just…expresses desire like no other song can. It isn’t about sex…other Bowie songs do that (She Shook Me Cold, for example…that’s about nothing else)…it’s about love-making, physical contact, the senses, foreplay. And it’s musically exotic…Spanish guitars…there’s a heat and sultriness to it musically because of those sounds.
I always visualise a “scene” taking place in a low lit room. I see the canasta game, eye contact, a chaise longe over in the corner, a mix of heavy velvet curtains and wispy muslin ones…a hand touching a full, ample yet pert breast…
I would love to make videos of the things I see with some songs. It’s like my own videos play out in my mind. I know some people experience synesthesia when listening to music. A good friend of mine does…to the extreme that she has to be careful when going to concerts as a strong synesthesia episode can cause her to be physically sick. At times I wish to experience this synesthesia but perhaps when not as strong as her episodes can be.
I do wonder if people see their own…music videos…shall we say, like I do.
Anyway….I made this one several months back because I love the song so…and because I was trying to get away from being “Kerr-sed” and doing so many SM pieces. One day I’ll run out of songs and inspiration…and then there’ll be David. Dear, sweet, David ❤️
Yes, I know, Jim. I already make you scream…for ALL the wrong reasons!
“OH, PLEASE…LEAVE ME ALONE”
A visual one for this week. Their Friday night appearance on The Tube. It went out live. There’s an audience there. We can call that a gig, not merely a TV appearance. (It’s also where the pic for the “whirliGIG” artwork came from). Enjoy…
I wish I could still share them on the wall. To just hope he’d like one last one. I keep telling myself that *I* love doing them…and that’s all that matters…
Ah, but it was a thrill when he liked one…or better still, SHARED one. I never thought my heart was going to beat at a normal pace ever again after that Hunter And The Hunted one. I don’t think I’ve ever had an adrenaline hit like it before or since (and that actually includes meeting him). I truly did think my chest was going to implode.
Sorry…I’m oversharing…and being maudlin and nostalgic.
They say good things come to those who wait..
But they also come to an end too :,(
Still…he knows where I am…and they are…if he’s interested.
I just HAD to buy this for myself. I tell you…the day I get to “pass the baton on” to someone else will be ACE!
JIM? MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR ME?! Lol….
Oh, well…the cat really *is* out the bag now…
Though to be fair, like Schrodinger’s cat…I’m not sure the cat was ever IN the bag in the first place. Lol
On the quest to create a lyric piece for every track on every SM studio album (minus Neon Lights as it’s a covers album and contains not a single Kerr lyric – doing something like Street Hassle is a different affair…one cover in an otherwise full Kerr lyric written SM album is a different kettle of fish)…the very early stuff is getting hard to source non-copyright images for.
I know, it’s a little pointless in me worrying as these all contain song lyrics that I have not sought permission to use, so why worry about the photo source too? But I do. I worry about it all.
But at the end of it is just…
The simple expression of wanting to highlight a) What a fabulous lyricist Jim Kerr is, b) What particular lyrics in Simple Minds songs mean to me, and c) To just…generally be creative and show the love I have for this band through…”artistic endeavour”, shall we say?
Anyways…the early stuff. The sources for early images are drying up. I’ve used the Hurrah’s footage several times. The Old Grey Whistle Test footage a few times. Hear Here – though that’s going into 1980. There just isn’t much for ‘79…and I’ve had all of Life In A Day and Real To Real Cacophony to cater for in that year.
I still have some tracks for Life In A Day to do…including the title track.
I have had to cheat for and there. And I have used the odd copyright image because I think that image fits best…but I try so hard not to do it…but to complete the stuff for 1979, I may have to. I need a TARDIS to get me back to 1979 so I can take my own pics of Jim to use. Lol. I wish!
I haven’t taken a tally of where I am at with what I’ve worked through, but I think I may have reached the peak and now have fewer left to do than what I have done so far.
I shall tally it up.
Onwards and upwards…