I love this story Ronnie Gurr shared of how Charlie ended up with the toy saxophone that Ronnie pictured him with and is printed in the first “Hanging Around” book.
Many happy returns, Mr Burchill – 61 years young, today!
Went in and collected my birthday doughnuts this morning. A day early, yes! But tomorrow the weather is going to PISH doon (and with it being actual Halloween, I thought Tantrum would be UBER busy) so I thought I’d get them today.
David. I miss you more and more with each passing year. You were meant to grow old with me!
I hope mum is with you now. She missed you as much as I did (do).
I’m playing a favourite of yours.
Love you bro!
My mum is 81 today – and tomorrow I finally go to That London (to The Strand – yes, I think of Roxy Music EVERY TIME I say it or think of it) to get my new passport sorted.
Bon Scott. Might not be what you would call “classically” good looking…but geez I think you’d have yourself a good time in his presence! Certainly a night you wouldn’t forget in a hurry! Always just…with that glint in his eye, you know? Those Cancerians….ya gotta watch them! Lol
He’d have been 73 today (today already being July 9th in Australia – Bon’s adopted home). Happy birthday, Bon! You are missed. AC/DC was never the same without you.
Hmmm. It would appear I overstepped the boundaries in what is deemed “off topic” or perhaps “advertising” on SMO FB.
In my defence – one: it was very much ON TOPIC as far as I was concerned, for I was merely theorising what Jim may do to celebrate his 60th birthday this July.
Secondly – I don’t advertise anything. Nothing on my blog is monetise and I don’t have advertising here. Perhaps I should have obscured or cropped out the ticket buying info of the screengrab of the Van Morrison gig I was referring to that he could go to for his birthday. But I would have thought it obvious that I was not intending to advertise anything.
I mean, yeah, Van’s giving me kickbacks. Geez! *rolls eyes*
Anyway…I shall discuss my non-endorsement, non-kickback, non-advertisement SUGGESTION of what Jim may be able to do to celebrate his birthday.
The Who play Wembley Stadium on July 6th – there’s one SUGGESTION…
Van Morrison plays The Roundhouse in London on July 6th & 7th – there’s another SUGGESTION…
Jim could indeed enjoy BOTH shows that weekend. Or indeed (as I alternatively SUGGESTED), Simple Minds could throw a gig around that time and we as fans could celebrate his birthday with him…unlikely as that option will be.
Anyway…no matter what he decides to do for his birthday, I hope he celebrates it well, and has many more to come.
Sorry to go “off topic” SMO FB. Heaven forbid someone should talk about music on a music page (albeit a specific band page…can we not talk about their influences? Did Jim not talk of Van Morrison within his most recent post?).
A happy 59th birthday to Minds musical maestro, Mr Charles Burchill!
Please excuse the rather appalling voice at the end “singing” Queen Of Denmark…I was swept up in it…