Extra T Rex

After I had done my post about Ride A White Swan last night – I did a thing I usually do not do and posted to SMOG before researching my topic and then proceeded to make a right tit of myself!

Well, I’ll blame being unwell for that because, normally, I’d go out on the web and search for info first. But last night I didn’t. So, I ended up posting to SMOG saying “does anyone know if SM have ever covered a T Rex song?”

Within a minute of the post being approved there was word back that, yes, they had and it was the song linked below.

I even have the Rejuvenation box set – IN BOTH FORMATS and I still forgot about it! I don’t even think I listened to their version until this morning. Or if I had I must have wiped it from memory.

I love that they do covers, I do. But, like in all things…some things work, others don’t. I know my “art” is not always best. I mean, geez, I probably have a “hit” rate of about one in thirty…if I’m lucky! Very much in dream land to think it’s as low as one in thirty – and to refer to it as “art”.

And right now, I couldn’t feel any more disliked by Jim so it hardly matters what I am about to say about their version of Children Of The Revolution – but I won’t slate it! Although, I feel it is a TAD rich that when I shared a link to the Violent Femmes version of it some years back, Jim replied with “Oh God, that’s rubbish!” Lol

UPDATE (Nov 6th): I found it! Looking for something else in Flickr, I found his reply.

All I’ll actually say is – some covers work and others don’t. Simple Minds have done some really stellar cover versions of other people’s songs. My fave of them all is All Tomorrow’s Parties. And with Jim being the massive Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan that he is, I know that will make him happy to hear that. Just…you know…stroke the old ego before…BAM!

Sorry! Maybe it was just the choice of song. Maybe you should have plumbed for 20th Century Boy or Jeepster? Or Hot Love? Who knows? I dunno.

Anyway, see what you guys think…

10 Years Ago – No Regrets?

Well, you’re not meant to have any regrets in life. And of course, I did try to get “into” SM fully in 2006…but here I am in 2009 professing my love for OUAT and well, if only I tried building on that again.

I’d have been around for the release of Graffiti Soul and Lostboy! and for the 5×5 tour and OMG! Just…

But a wise friend told me not to think on what I have missed, but what I had experienced since actually becoming the SM fan I am now. I mean…just yesterday…fulfilling the dream of taking the first step in learning to play the drums…and look who my teacher is?! Wow! Amazing!

So…no regrets, eh? Oh…but I’m still wishing for that TARDIS, at least to take me back to experience just ONE 5×5 gig!

Isle Of Wight Boy

One last one before bed…it’s like it’s turned into a Kerrsday Thursday…on a, well, technically Sunday.

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Mad Fans!

“And then she tugged at my jacket sleeve! So I stopped and she just…threw this bag at me.” Sorry, Sir…

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Glasgow Graffiti Soul Boy

Oh, Getty Images…you spoil us once again! Mr Kerr, you are beautiful. I really don’t care any more if it repels you to have me say that. It’s an affliction I am now unlikely to “get over”. Over three years in…it’s much too late. Never mind.

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