An interesting way for Mr Burchill to spend his 60th birthday…
Hanging out with an Aussie too 👍🏻😁
Jim talks extensively about his memories of a recording career spanning 40 years as Simple Minds frontman and lyricist and touches on his working partnership with Charlie Burchill, Live Aid and the Free Mandela concert in the summer of 1988, plus the first Simple Minds concert in Satellite City, Glasgow on January 17th, 1978.
Jim talks to Kat about Simple Minds’ 40 year recording career and next year’s arena tour of the UK, starting on April 14 in Cardiff.
Jim talking with BBC Radio Scotland presenter (and Deacon Blues frontman) Ricky Ross on the Sunday Soundtrack on October 13th.
This story is incredible and the corresponding podcast is one of the best produced podcasts I’ve heard.
Part docu-drama, part narrative by journalist Helena Merriman, it tells the story of Joachim Rudolph, a defector and refugee that escapes from East Berlin in the early months of the enforcement and communist DDR crackdown on the Berlin Wall on the east side in 1961.
Free from the east just a few months, he hatches a plan with some fellow students at university to build a tunnel from the west into the east to free family and friends divided by the wall.
It is a “must listen” piece of amazing true story audio drama.
Broken up into 10 parts and just over 3 hours long, I implore you to take the time to listen.
It’s an incredible story of brute strength, determination, and absolute unabashed heroism!
A link to the BBC Long Reads article on it can be found by clicking HERE
And you can find the podcast link HERE
Jim will be Billy Sloan’s featured guest on his show tonight. So tune in to the Billy Sloan Show on Radio Scotland from 10pm.
Here they are on the sofa this morning…