Jim Kerr Interview: Record Mirror – May 1st, 1982

I never shared this one properly before, so here it is fully scanned. God I love those Sheila Rock photos. Jim is utterly lickable! Him being photographed without a shirt on (not that you can tell it much from the way it’s printed in the magazine) is ALWAYS a bonus! 🤤🤤😛😛😛

And so you can use the zoom feature better, I will add the pages again in a gallery – then you can click on the thumbnails and use the feature on the bottom right of the page to see the full scan.

Simple Minds – A Gift From Heaven – Record Mirror 1982 (May/June?)

Not exactly sure of the date. It just came to me as a clipping. I got it because of that Shelia Rock photo of Jim. God, that is such a wonderful photoshoot. There are some beautiful images of Jim in that white outfit – the jaiket and the “jodpurs” as he called them once. I think he was having a shot at my obvious penchant for him in that suit with those boots, with his dyed black hair and all that guyliner and make up. I guess I am pretty overt with that love of the 1982 Kerr aesthetic.

I’ll find the reply I got asking him about him namechecking Philip K Dick when posting about Theme For Great Cities a few years back.

Oh, but just look at him! A THOUSAND TIMES – YES! I love that jaiket. Without the jaiket though?! ERRRRRRRMAGEEEEERRRRRRD!!!! You are sex on legs, Kerr!

I’ve spent sssooo much time delaying this post trying to find that reply from Jim about sci-fi, Philip K Dick and his 1982 aesthetic that I will add it WHEN I find it!

UPDATE: The little FB tete-a-tete in question…

C6292BDB-54BC-48A8-A83B-350047B4B57E

The Tantrum Trail

Tantrum Doughnuts opened their doors back up yesterday so today I was on a mission to walk into the city down to the West End to the original shop on the Old Dumbarton Rd for “open doors” at 10am.

They are running to a limited capacity. Making small batches of doughnuts and only having their West End shop open as a strictly take away only affair.

Social distancing rules were observed. Only one customer in the store at one time.

I arrived around 10.20am and there was a queue six deep. Not too bad. It was about a 10 min wait to be served. Well worth it!

It was a very long walk through parts of Maryhill and on to St George’s Cross and into Charing Cross and down to “Sausage Hole” Street and along Kelvingrove Park.

The weather is STUNNING today! Gloriously sunny and 24 degrees. Fabulous!

It was a LOOOOONG walk. I’m bloody knackered! Lol. But I have doughnuts!

 

Warm Digits Tour Dates

5A020C5A-3109-4C55-AAC1-4154957F13E5

The boys hit the road at the end of April and into early May to headline a tour showcasing the forthcoming album, Flight Of Ideas. I had already mentioned the album launch and signing happening at Rough Trade East in London on April 4th – beyond that are dates as listed below.

I would DEARLY LOVE to go to the Purcell Room in London but now I’m here living in Glasgow, I can’t really justify it. I looked into going, seeing how much it would be logistically but couldn’t really do it.

But I have already planned my logistics to see them in Newcastle and Manchester. Tickets for Newcastle went on sale this morning and Manchester tickets will be on sale tomorrow. And…Steve did say to me there will be an Edinburgh date too, so I will definitely be going to that one as well.

This band is ssooo stellar live (well, not just live). And they will be sure to have some special guests playing with them. If you can, go see them! Only Simple Minds and The Stranglers do I hold in as much esteem as these guys.

If you love your motorik beat “kraut rock” with a blend of electronica, you’ll LOVE Warm Digits! Check them out and go see them!

WARM DIGITS TOUR:
Sat April 4th 2020 – London, Rough Trade East
Thu April 30th 2020 – Newcastle, The Cluny
Fri May 1st – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Sat May 9th 2020 – London, Purcell Room (South Bank)
Tickets/Info: https://www.songkick.com/artists/3015481-warm-digits

40k In May? Hey Ma, I’m On The Telly, Again!

Now that’s a spoiler! (Though, given how much I have been talking about how skint I am, I don’t think I’d be giving much away to say I didn’t win the final and the £40k prize).

But…how far did I get? Well…tune in next week to Channel 4 on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th and you can see for yourself!

One Wish – Reimagined?

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Street Fighting Years…and I think I just ended up exhausting myself with having interviews for Life In A Day to try with more.

I couldn’t bring myself to ask Bruce for more time. As it was he started to worry I wanted to go though every single Simple Minds album with him. Lol. So…I just couldn’t bring myself to ask for one last interview session for a SFY retrospective.

The only others really relevant to it are Mick, Jim and Charlie…Mel too, I guess…and there are a few others. Trevor Horn…

And on that note! Minus any post Jim may do about the anniversary of SFY (I’ve got to say, I am actually STUNNED there is no box set release to coincide with the anniversary….but perhaps along with the Rejuvenation sets and RSD ltd ed. Graffiti Soul release, it was all deemed too much?) – I would DREAM of a reveal of he and Charlie being Trevor Horn’s special guests at the “Reimagines” gigs in July. At least the Glasgow one.

One can but keep dreaming, I guess…

But Where Would I Hang It?

Somebody is selling these on eBay (the banners…not the people in the pic…though I am open to offers!) …the band banner is being modelled by Yours Truly and Mr Dave Kramer, esq. just to give a sense of scale, I’m 5′ 4″, Dave is…a tall bugger! Lol. And Jim crouching must be at least 8 feet. Where the HELL would anyone put it? I mean…it would be faaaaab but….

Billy Sloan…if you ever look at my blog…this could be one for the SM “vault”. A bit of history.

I’m tempted, I have to say. Certainly would be a talking point…if I could actually hang it. Maybe I’d just lay it out on the lawn in the summer? Lol

Imagine it being viewable from the planes taking off and landing at the airport. Lol

www.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123161564392

Fave Pics From Split

The first was shared by Simple Minds Chile on Twitter with no link r credit as to where they got it…but it’s such a great shot of Jim and Cherisse – I had to share it! The others should link to source, hopefully. These are my faves…