New (Gold) Icon

I’ve done two previous posts I have labelled “icon”. One highlighting a piece of art I did incorporating Sir, and the other, once trying to capture this moment.

I love the way the sunlight filters through the break in the curtains and shines upon the pic. And to think I told this man he isn’t a messiah! (Sorry, Jim! I was an evil cow for saying that 😦 Love you ❤️)

Anyway…I couldn’t title the post “icon” AGAIN…hence the new title.

The first time I made an “icon” titled post, I was trying to capture the point that the sunlight through the break in the curtains reached the centre of the NME cover of Jim and lit up his face “icon style”. You can see from the previous post, I didn’t do that well. It never worked that well. But this morning, the sun was shining and I had my new phone to hand…and well…I took a few snaps and I like the contrast I caught between the first one (which failed in its objective) and the subsequent ones – playing with light levels on the phone’s camera settings. I’m sharing three of these as I like all three and couldn’t decide which one to post. (I posted one version on my FB timeline, another on the SMO visitor wall.)

I just find it a beautiful thing. Gonna have to hope I get a south-east facing bedroom in the new house to have any chance to replicate this. We’ll see…

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My Mate Is Looking Mighty Fine!

I got myself a serious new bit of mobile phone kit just before my birthday.

Huawei’s top-of-the-range Mate P20, with triple lens combined 40MP camera that records video in 4k. I was sssooo glad to be shot of my old iPhone 5. I Really needed an upgrade.

I looooove the Mate P20. No regrets splashing out on that kit AT ALL.

And…I get to make my lock screen (and my home screen too!) look MIGHTY FINE! Thank you for brightening up my phone, Mr Beautiful 😊

The Power Of Music

I really hope I can get this to work, because it is one of the most wonderful things you will ever see. The newspapers…the local Dundee ones…there is a young man pictured in the Evening Telegraph, dancing. His name is Paul and he was dancing his heart out at the gig last night. His mum Celia posted to SMO FB about what an amazing night Paul had and how Jim was his dance hero.

A video accompanied Celia’s comment, showing Paul dancing away, and it’s wonderful! I’m going to try to embed it here…but it may not work. Let’s try…

It’ll be optimised for viewing on mobile devices, rather than on desktop, but I hope it works. It seems to be appearing. Hopefully if you click on the details on the comment, you’ll be able to view the video.

An inspiration!

UPDATE:

I can’t embed the comment directly, sadly…but just look for the comment from Ceila Sweeney in the comments on this post and you’ll see the video and a proud mum’s wonderful words.

 

The Belted Beauty…

It is very rare for me to stumble upon a photo that had been previously unseen by me…but last night it happened with a couple of pics of The Mister whilst looking about Facebook.

This is the first of the two. The sharer says it’s from 1985…but I definitely disagree with that date. His hair cut is the biggest reveal that date is wrong. Secondly his clothing. Still in loose, tailored trousers and a jacket. Boots and a belt…I would definitely say it’s more 1983. Not that I’m any Jim Kerr photographic expert or anything(!)

But…def, 1983. Anyway…enjoy. It’s lovely! (I need some new content for this blog!)

The Boy In Blue

Looking…I gotta say it…BEAUTIFUL in blue…from Cherisse’s Instagram account.

Oh, you and me both, Cherisse…you and me both (in awe…Sunday…Colchester…rendered dumb…what’s a girl to do?!)