I never thought I’d find her. I thought she was gone. Every fan of Simple Minds had seen her work – whether they were aware of it or not. Some of the most iconic images taken of the band during their early days are her work.
This one below (the image ON the bus, not OF the bus), used for a Spotify advert on buses around the UK, for example, is one of those iconic photos she took of them.
In the end it was she who found me.
Her work adorns every wall of my room…and then some.
I’m sure you’ve worked out who it is by now.
The photo above is of a 21 year old Virginia Turbett. Taken by fellow photographer, John Sturrock, in September, 1978.
Off topic… but honestly… what the hell else is there to talk about in the world of SM? Maybe that’s why Jim is so damn quiet? Pffft. Nah. He’s just fucking bored to death with us. Fine, Sir! We can take a hint… if you hint at it by throwing bricks directly at it. Lol
Sometimes you just have to get oot the hoose, ken. Today I planned to go out. Initially I was going to go to the Necropolis but soon decided that was a bit too cavalier a choice given the kind of restrictions in place on funerals at the moment. It just would have felt disrespectful to be there without a genuine reason (ie: visiting a loved one’s grave) so I decided on going somewhere else.
The choice became Ruchill Park. It was actually rather lovely there. And although there were some people around, it was easy enough to observe social distancing guidelines – it wasn’t swarming with hordes of people.
There were bluebells that were pink! Well, there were these pink flowers in amongst the bluebells anyway. Trees with rusty bark…as if they bleed Irn Bru. There were amazing views around the city and I saw my first thrush that wasn’t a blackbird. I am going to assume what I saw was a song thrush as they are in more abundance than the mistle thrush – but maybe mistle thrushes are more common in Scotland?
This one I especially adore as he almost seems embarrassed, trying to stifle his laughter and mask it by covering his face, which frankly makes it all the more adorable. God, this man is frigging cute!
Yep! Some days I even bore myself with how…obsessed…I am with this man.
The methodical work is just a distraction. I could choose another subject but it just allows me to lose myself and ogle. It probably really isn’t healthy for me. I don’t know. I need a fuck buddy or something. Lol