About two thirds of the way through this one, I decided I wanted to make it look a little pop art. I do like to give quite a bit of my work that pop art edge.
It was srating to go a bit Lichtenstein and I thought “why stop there? Let’s make it a bit Warhol too”.
And so, I present to you…The Lichtenhol – title needs a bit of work. Lol. I thought seeing as we like to make portmanteau words out of names these days… Warstein doesn’t sound right.
Lichtenhol? Well, it sounds a little suggestive, so…RIGHT UP MY STREET! Lol
The Small Steps Project showed a full list of the money raised from each pair of celebrity shoes auctioned. Jim came in 23rd place with his Prada boots. That’s not bad! Well done, Sir! Had I had the money to have placed a bid, we may have raised a little more.
I will certainly make sure that I donate to the project generously once I do have sufficient funds to do so.
Well done Small Steps Project. You guys are doing wonderful work.
I saw this photo of Jim wearing flip flops (what we Aussies call “thongs”) some years back.
I thought…”Well, he’s in the thongs…so he’s already in the right footwear. Let’s ‘accessorise’ him a bit.”
So, here we are! Jim’s ready for Oz!
Wish I was! Short of some miracle…it ain’t happening 😦
So, here’s the distraction and fun. Tarting up the mister to be an Aussie bloke. Lol
Even dressed in thongs, budgie smugglers and a cork hat…I would. Lol. I would no matter what he was wearing! Wearing nothing at all would be ideal! 🤤😉
(Maybe you can keep the cork hat on. Lol)
I kept quiet about this on here…ever wishful I could place a bid. I was ssooo hoping that I would have the funds by now. But, alas, no. I watched the final minutes tick by. They have spent the past 24 hours on £325, and the thought they were going to go for that price was unbearable to me! With less than one minute to go, they were still on £325. I was nearly in tears at the thought they were going to end on that price!
Then, with 35 seconds to go they started to climb.
With just seconds to go, two final higher bids of £410 and then £460. I breathed a sigh that at that point, it probably would have gone out of my price range had I felt I could bid. I would have chased them to £500 had the funds been available to me.
I’ll never know if I’d have won them for £500. And perhaps when I do have funds some other amazing piece of SM memorabilia will come along? Jim’s leather boots from 1982! Now THEY would be the boots I’d REALLY want!
Whoever won them…I hope you cherish them! And…we all know Jim’s a Size 9 shoe now 😉 (Same size as my OH…rather worryingly – now THERE’S a story to tell there! That you will NEVER hear from me…)
You can see the auction details by clicking here.
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.
I love seeing all these lovely photos of the meet and greets the American fans have had. It’s been such an amazing tour for band and fans alike.
Would have loved to have gone to Vancouver for a bithday gig…but well, maybe next year there’ll be a birthday gig opportunity? Who knows what the future holds?
Anyway, enjoy the pics. Thanks to “jmachonis” for sharing such wonderful pics.
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.