😱😱😱😱 Bowie before SM? That rarely happens these days…
I was looking through the latest edition of Classic Rock magazine, saw this little interview with Steve Hillage and my eyes were drawn to the last paragraph. Wasn’t expecting him to be name-checking Jim. Very nice.
Now that’s a spoiler! (Though, given how much I have been talking about how skint I am, I don’t think I’d be giving much away to say I didn’t win the final and the £40k prize).
But…how far did I get? Well…tune in next week to Channel 4 on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th and you can see for yourself!
I’m still regularly checking out BBC Radio for drama. Radio plays and book readings, etc.
Earlier in the week, I listened to this on…well, what is now BBC Sounds app (I’m still using the iPlayer radio app at the moment).
“Burning Both Ends: When Oliver Reed Met Keith Moon”. Originally broadcast in 2011, it had recently been repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
I enjoyed it and thought I’d highlight it. Check it out. Just click on the image to go to the page to listen to it.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Street Fighting Years…and I think I just ended up exhausting myself with having interviews for Life In A Day to try with more.
I couldn’t bring myself to ask Bruce for more time. As it was he started to worry I wanted to go though every single Simple Minds album with him. Lol. So…I just couldn’t bring myself to ask for one last interview session for a SFY retrospective.
The only others really relevant to it are Mick, Jim and Charlie…Mel too, I guess…and there are a few others. Trevor Horn…
And on that note! Minus any post Jim may do about the anniversary of SFY (I’ve got to say, I am actually STUNNED there is no box set release to coincide with the anniversary….but perhaps along with the Rejuvenation sets and RSD ltd ed. Graffiti Soul release, it was all deemed too much?) – I would DREAM of a reveal of he and Charlie being Trevor Horn’s special guests at the “Reimagines” gigs in July. At least the Glasgow one.
One can but keep dreaming, I guess…