Minds Music Monday – Springsteen On Broadway


Yes, I know! “What does THIS have to do with Simple Minds?” I hear you ask. Well, let’s just say that, for one, Jim and Charlie are big fans…that could be enough, right? There’s the “Minds” part of it taken care of. “Music Monday”? Well, there’s music involved and I listened to it just this morning, the wee hours of Monday morning.

The thing is, I just had such a profound expereince listening to this album this morning, that I just had to write about it and share it. And it was on Jim’s recommendation after all, compounded by Billy Sloan playing a couple of tracks from it on his radio show on Saturday night.

I am here to tell you to give it a listen. A PROPER listen! Spare yourself the two and a half hours of undivided attention it will take you to listen to it. Find a nice quiet space (mine was snuggled up in bed in the early hours of this morning). A place where you won’t be distrubed from listening to it. Where you won’t suffer distractions…because you WILL be mesmerised. You’ll be enthralled. Find yourself laughing at times, in tears at others. In tears at the end.

Minds Music Monday – Waterfront

I wanted to share something that isn’t so obscure in the Simple Minds canon today because – one: it was pretty much the first song of theirs I fell in love with way, way back in 1984 – two: on a reflective note, as we come to the end of 2018, I still have to pinch myself that I actually saw them where this video was made. That not only have I now seen them twice in their home city…but got to see them give a full live debut airing of a new album in this hallowed turf – the Barrowland Ballroom.

Minds Music Monday – And The Mysterious Missing Vid…

I mean…what *did* happen to the video for Sense Of Discovery? And where’s Jim’s tour diary? And what dates will there be for Simple Minds gigs next year? And why has Cherisse not got back to me about drumming lessons yet?

Yes…my mind is full of pondering questions today.

How long is a piece of string? How soon is now? Do we actually celebrate Christmas at the correct time of year, seeing as some historians – with the theory of Jesus being a genuine figure in human history that actually existed, are mostly of the thinking he was more likely born in the summer, around August (given anecdotal evidence of astrological observations…positioning of planets, etc)?


Happy MMM