A great set of fan photos here shared by kind permission from Gillian Spencer. Thank you!
To view full size images, click on the post from the home page, once at the post, click on the individual images for size viewing options on the lower right of the screen.
A happy 59th birthday to Minds musical maestro, Mr Charles Burchill!
Well, it seems like the Oz fans got an absolute treat tonight – and La Diva (aka Laird Dash Fandango – Mr Kerr) seemingly was showing off a new shirt. Suits you, Sir!
I can’t say how much I wished to have been there. I am absolutely GUTTED I couldn’t make ot out there! 💔😟
Next time is a certainty. No matter when it happens…2019, 2020. Some promoter out there, PLEASE WANT THEM BACK NEXT YEAR, PLEASE?!
In the meantime, here is a short video clip and some images of the show used by kind permission by the wonderful Ally Scott. Thanks for letting me post these here, Ally. Love you, beautiful lady! ❤️
Still on the tidying up process of my Flickr account (I underestimated the number of images I have in my account. 20k was not quite right…the figure is nearer 34k! That’s A LOT of images to be sifting through and sorting out!)
The image below was posted by Jim on January 3rd, 2016. Underneath it was my comment to the news about it.
Just on 25 months later, I got my first listen of it…and by heck was it worth the wait! What an incredible song! No wonder Jim was already excited by it! Romantic alright! It’s frigging BEAUTIFUL!
The only gripe I ever had was that…much like Liaison and Bittersweet, it ended up a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Walk Between Worlds. Jim gave an explanation as to why a few days after the album’s release.
But, unlike the aforementioned tracks on the deluxe Big Music album, Silent Kiss was destined (so far, at least – due to the nature in which WBW was to be showcased) never to get a live airing.
Will it ever? Highly doubt it. Will I love it any less because of that fact? NO WAY! It was absolute love upon first listen.
I could ogle photos ALL DAY…I really could (most days I do just that…at least for a bit of time anyway).
And, just to compound the fact this is a SIMPLE MINDS *cough* Jim Kerr *cough* blog…here are two photos of Jim from another wonderful set from Thursday’s Miami gig by 4Rio Photography, shared on the QRO Magazine website. Click HERE to view the full set. Thanks to Dino Rio for posting the link to SMO FB.
This is ssooo super cool. Having been posted on SMO FB by Jim, some fans pointed out that, indeed, EVERY DAY IS SIMPLE MINDS DAY! But…November 8th was also a Thursday…so it COULD have equally been declared “Miami Kerrsday Thursday”. Lol
And I had been wondering had the theatre been named after THE Jackie Gleason…and, well, yep! Going by the pictures, it is the very one! I still love watching clips from The Honeymooners all these years later.
Jonesy always goes off on tangents. “So, Richard Jobson…how’s he doing?” It’s like…”you’re Scottish. He’s Scottish”. Lol
Jim describing Roger Daltry as looking like a “condom full of walnuts” when he walked out on stage. Lol.
I read an interview with Daltry recently…he said he doesn’t even work out! It’s just how his body is! What a sod!