Sir Has Resurfaced

For fear of looking like the most pathetic, sycophantic fangirl this side of the Clyde, I am going to express here just how happy I am to see this evening’s looooooooong overdue post…because HERE I *am* a sycophantic fangirl.

My blog, my rules! If people roll theirs eyes reading this here, they can frankly keep rolling them until they pop out. I make NO apologies for how I am here.

Welcome back, you beautiful man! You have been missed!

(Okay….yeah, I’m even sickening myself now! Lol)

Video Theft

Why? I don’t get why anyone would do this. My video of Hunter And The Hunted that I recorded at the Grandslam gig at Colchester Castle Park on August 26th last year was taken and embedded into someone’s personal FB timeline, like the video was their own.

They then shared the clip on various Simple Minds groups and were happy to accept credit for the clip as if it was their own.

I really don’t have a problem with people sharing clips. Sharing the love we have for Simple Minds. But this is different. This was someone taking a clip from YouTube. Copying it off the site, then uploading it on Facebook, on their own timeline, which then makes the clip appear to be theirs.

A decent and honest person would have shared the clip from YouTube by just posting it on their timeline through sharing the YT link. Why didn’t they do that? Why take the clip and embed it in a FB post? It is blatant theft!

If you need proof, here it is. The two clips side by side. My original clip is at the top left, and the clip taken and used on FB is at the bottom right. It is 100% my video.

I’m not very happy about it…but what can I do?

It’s Oh So Quiet

I have to say…things is quiet on the SM front, and I do miss Mr Kerr.

I hope things are okay. One can’t help but worry. I guess it isn’t our place to be concerned.

It’s one year to the day since the opening Grandslam gig at Maidstone in Kent. Mixed feelings still of the gig, only having been allowed back on to SMO the week prior. The cynic in me can never help but think it was just tactics (having my block from SMO revoked). I wish for more than anything in the world that it wasn’t.

My lasting memory of the day will be of meeting my beautiful friend, Ally, and us in an embrace singing along to Someone Somewhere In Summertime together. A magic memory. ❤️❤️❤️

I obviously didn’t film it at Maidstone. I was swept up enjoying the moment with Ally, but I recorded them doing it at Leeds the following weekend.

An Omen Of Impending News?

The Simple Minds Facebook page has updated its cover pic to a little animated video with a revolving crown on their claddagh symbol. It would seem some news of some sort must be coming…

Stay tuned! (Let’s not get our hopes up too much though. I think it may just be a new release of some kind…not tour news, yet).

Virginia Turbett Photography On Facebook

There is a new Facebook page that will be highlighting some of the amazing work of Virginia Turbett. It’s only just got up and running, but I think it will become a great showcase of her wonderful work. If the first photo shared on the page is anything to go by (and I am a BIT biased), it will be fab.

And, as a customer, I can attest to her work and quality of her photography and prints. I still plan to add to my small but amazing Simple Minds collection when I have more funds.

Check out the page. Of course you can also check out her website at www.virginiaturbett.com