I’m just going to show my dedication here…(and this has been while going through a period of not listening to you as much as I normally do! Just…bear that one in mind!)
A song that needs to be played loud –
There surely must be some kind of data anomaly because I really would have expected to see Wonderful In Young Life and This Earth That You Walk Upon in the top tracks…as well as Spirited Away being in the Top 100 playlist…but, hey, there you go.
Oh, it has just been in my head today. I so wish they would do this live…if ANYONE could play those drums like that, it is Cherisse Osei! Let her have a go at it, Jim! PLEASE?!
I was shouting out in my head “Boys From Brazil! IT’S BLOODY BOYS FROM BRAZIL!!!!”
Your “cock blocking” has won out.
The campaign has fizzled out and ground to a halt.
If you were testing me to see how long I would persevere. This is your answer. This long.
I just wanted a word back. Just a consideration. An acknowledgement you had taken my request on board and would consider it.
I’ll leave the video on YouTube…just on the off chance you didn’t see it…not that I actually WANT you to see it…but I do want you to see how much the song means to me.
I mean, hell, I know you are busy! It’s not like I want exclusivity. But you have been around FB…admin have been around, posting things.
Oh, well. Anyway…
Tried to take my time more with this Brazilian themed bird. It’s found in the tropics of South America appropriately enough, Brazil being one of the countries in which you can see it. This one is predominantly blue and yellow, but has some green too. Think I’m going to quickly run out of yellow/green/blue birds to do.
Starting to think I’ll have to pack it in. He’s just not interested in hearing me out, methinks. :-((
Ah, well. Can’t say I didn’t try. Time to actually BE disheartened now.
I won’t give up! I might be a little less “in your face” – but I am not going to give up entirely until he responds.
Mr James Kerr, esq., Lead singer and head lyricist for the best band in the entire universe (because, frankly, you are at the healm!)…
If you are reading this (as if!), please do consider Boys From Brazil being on the setlist for the 40th anniversary tour.
I know other people are now throwing other songs into the ring. But most (if not all) of the others being mentioned have had a live airing. Boys From Brazil has not.
Why is this? Is there something partcularly difficult to reproduce soundwise live? Are you too concerned that it’s too political, Jim? What is it? It’s such an amazing song. Such fabulous lyrics, and such a great vocal. I have NO DOUBT you could still do it justice live.
I can’t have been the only one through all these years to have wanted to see it live? In fact, I know I’m not from the support I’m getting from other fans. I’m asking as much for them as I am for myself.
As if I don’t love you enough already, if you would even agree to just CONSIDER it, I will love you until my dying breath! (OK, not much of a pledge, granted, seeing as I’ll probably do this regardless.)
There are so many Minds songs I love…but from very early on, both Wonderful In Young Life and Boys From Brazil have meant so much to me. Go look at my Spotify stats on my blog for 2015. You’ll see just how heavily BFB features.
So, just a consideration, please? You, big, beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous man, you!
Yours most sincerely,
Urgh! Desperate Times and all that…