Jim and Charlie will be on Virgin Radio UK at 9pm GMT tonight (Sunday, Nov. 17). Tune in for the patter. Jim and his bloody “la la las” – and there I am extolling the virtues of his amazing songwriting. Lol
Since I booked the gigs last night, I had in my head that I had 8 SM gigs booked for next year, convinced I had (without really thinking in those terms to begin with) fallen one short of this magical 9 figure I’d fallen upon these past couple of years.
But…obviously I was neglecting to tally my numbers right…perhaps mislead by the unexpected Bordeaux addition.
A recount and lo! Look where we are…
What is it with me and nine SM gigs a year? Lol
Where does this mysterious nine figure come from? How have I arrived at it? Jim’s shoe size? Erm…inches? Lol (I’m selling him too short by all accounts there!) Centimetres of Charlie’s Cuban heels? The number of plectrums Charlie has on stage with him? Number of Toblerones on the rider?
Answers on a postcard, sent on to Glasgow G22 – I’ll collect them in a couple of weeks 👍🏻
The Sweat In Bullet video….honestly…when it gets to this point, I’m like “Whip me. Just fucking whip me with that mic cord. Just do it. Break the skin. Just frigging hurt me!”
Man, I need help! (Been a long time since I spoke like this on the blog. I can feel a dark mood descending again…)
Jim talks extensively about his memories of a recording career spanning 40 years as Simple Minds frontman and lyricist and touches on his working partnership with Charlie Burchill, Live Aid and the Free Mandela concert in the summer of 1988, plus the first Simple Minds concert in Satellite City, Glasgow on January 17th, 1978.
Jim talks to Kat about Simple Minds’ 40 year recording career and next year’s arena tour of the UK, starting on April 14 in Cardiff.
Jim on Clyde 2 Breakfast Show with Ewen Cameron on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. Jim talks about Simple Minds’ 40 year recording career, and also joins in on a Hydro ticket give-away!
Jim talking with BBC Radio Scotland presenter (and Deacon Blues frontman) Ricky Ross on the Sunday Soundtrack on October 13th.