Flicking through the latest copy of Record Collector when I see this. Nice one, Ricky! See you on Saturday. 😊❤️ 👍🏻
Oh, just…how I wish.
I just want to be able to talk to him! I know a ton of other fans do too. But A lot of them have had that opportunity. And…YES…it makes me absolutely fucking EVERGREEN with envy. It really does.
He just sounds so convivial and chatty and just…you know.
Above ALL the other stuff! All the rest of it…adoring him, fancying the pants off him, being in awe of him…there is the overriding thing of…he’s just genial. Warm and humorous … and… a bit of an embellisher – but, he’s great at it.
Yes…I had heard the stories before. Us diehards all have. But…what a story it is…and he tells it so good.
To my dying day I will wish to talk to him for more than a few minutes. Also will dream I mean something more to him than “just another fan” and also pray to whatever god will listen that he actually at least tolerates me and sees something amiable in me and doesn’t see me as a pest and a bore and just…a stupid woman. (That final look in Copenhagen.)
And now I will go and cry in a corner.
And maybe alter this post later.
And then get the audio posted here as soon as I have copied it off and downloaded it.
And seemingly asks him the same old questions everyone else does. So let’s hear the story about “Don’t You” for the fifty gazillionth time! *rolls eyes*
I mean…YES, I’ll tune in and listen. Probably even record the thing so it stays here on the blog. Who knows? There might be a surprise or two? But…well, if Jim gets asked the same questions, he’s happy to respond with the his usual “stand-up routine” replies. You know…he’s a story-teller and he DEFINITELY embellishes things, that’s for sure!
Geez, it would be nice to be taken seriously sometimes though. I know I would die of cardiac arrest and would be a complete nervous wreck – just the thought of it!
But imagine the coup it would be if *I* could interview Jim for this blog? I was told in no uncertain terms that, when I asked and was brazen enough to try – the one time I did that “Jim and Charlie ‘don’t do’ blogs.” Which is crap – as Jim has been interviewed for PLENTY of music blogs.
I *HAVE* conducted interviews! Jaine Henderson, Bruce Findlay, Steve Jefferis of Warm Digits – I’d like to hope that these people would attest to my professionalism when conducting interviews.
YES, I’m not Billy Sloan or Conan O’Brien, but I can string a sentence together. And I think my questions that I’d pose to Jim could and would be interesting to fans.
But I know I will never be given the opportunity. Which sucks ass.
Oh, just me contemplating the notion makes me feel like a brazen and delusional idiot! But if you don’t have these kind of dreams and notions then…well, he’d say it…you might as well pack up and go home!
These bouts of delusion don’t last long with me and I end up coming to my senses. Oh, but just for today…let me dream I could be in Ricky’s shoes.
Anyway…details for the interview are below…
Jim talking with BBC Radio Scotland presenter (and Deacon Blues frontman) Ricky Ross on the Sunday Soundtrack on October 13th.