I was hoping to highlight a different photo in the set – a beautiful one of Jim – and had contacted Angel for permission to use the photo to link to the set. He had granted permission for use but wanted to watermark the image in question first and asked me to send on a link to which photo I wanted to highlight.
From there I had no response. I’ve waited a few days, and was reluctant to badger the man, so will highlight his wonderful images via this route instead. And you’ll see the pic of Jim I was hoping to highlight in amongst the set anyway. You can view the full set by CLICKING HERE
What a wonderful story Rosanna shared…
Charlie’s solo! Ay caramba! 😃
And I never would. I never did. I asked what I knew was a rather rhetorical question. Trying to be light-hearted and upbeat for something that actually made me feel rather forlorn, but I never asked why it was. I was pretending to ask for clarity on something that was all too clear.
I would never ask why. He doesn’t have to explain his reasons to me. And although slightly upset by the reply…at least he wasn’t mincing his words, or about to promise something that would never happen. If it’s never to be, then it is never to be. That’s okay. There is always going to be a percentage of songs that will never be performed live by any artist.
I admit to listening to it shortly after, and it have me crying for the first time in quite a while. Perhaps because I felt that, within that monosylabic reply, I had stirred something? Or…perhaps not. I’m sure it is as straighforward as…it was tried once, it’s hard to replicate live. End of. Or…he feels it is “of its time”, perhaps? I am only left to ponder, and that is okay.
It’s the antithesis of my “open book” policy. My explanation of the song’s effect and emotional pull on me is rather detailed (and could have been so much longer in explanation, had I not stopped my rather long-winded tangent).
All’s I know is, it will mean the absolute world to me until I exhale my final breath. If we’re all meant to have our funeral song picked out…this will no doubt be mine. (Unless I decide to wake up the congregation with Boys From Brazil? Hmmm…perhaps not!)
And, as monosylabic as his response was to me, he had the good nature to reply…even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. Honesty will always be the best policy.
WHY I LOVE…WONDERFUL IN YOUNG LIFE (click to read)
All things New Gold Dream in the touring schedule. It’s 1982, and us antipodean types are still being deemed “colonial”. Lovely! Now, where’s my convict’s outfit? 🤔🤔🤔
Group photo clipping dated Nov 3rd, 1982 – NME
Lyceum gig ad – Nov 20th, 1982 – NME
“Return from the colonies” clipping date October 30th, 1982 – NME (someone’s about to have their 12th birthday!)
The tour is happening in September/October – (as of today) culminating in Vancouver on the 29th – just TWO DAYS before my birthday, OH, HOW I WISH! Although, the one four days prior to that in San Francisco would be the one I’d REALLY WANT to go to. But unless I win the lottery? Nope! Geez! I’ve been to Paris this year already, and will being going back to France in the summer, so I can hardly complain.
But you bloody lucky North Americans get bloody MEET AND GREET AND SOUNDCHECK opportunities! You jammy bloody sods!
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TIME TO ROB A BANK AND TICK OFF A BUCKET LIST WISH!