I’m starting to go through the process of tidying up my Flickr account. With something like 20,000 photos in there, it is getting to be quite a trawl looking through them for a specific photo.
Yesterday I started with a folder of all the black and white SM pics up to 1984, today I started a folder of all the interactivity with Jim (either myself, or with other fans) that I’ve screengrabbed from FB.
My own interactivity with Jim started much earlier than I thought. This is from Friday, 13th (an omen!) March, 2015. Well over three and a half years ago! I don’t know why but in my head I didn’t feel the interactivity really kicked off with him until after I started sharing the art…but it actually was happening before that.
Aawww! It made me all warm and fuzzy inside! Lol! Look at him telling me to “calm down”! Little did he know. Little did he know…
Not long now before I can ask him again. Lol
Thank you, Sir. I treasure them all. Every single one ❤️😊
Their best ever “cover”? I put it in quotation marks, for, speaking about it at the time Jim was reticent to call it a cover…more a reinterpreting. Whatever you decide to call it, it was wonderfully done.
I used to watch the live clip from Roskilde a lot. I haven’t for a while…and instead playing safe and choosing that clip again…I decided to go with a different live version.
The best of today’s shared interviews – Jim’s words on Kirsty MacColl in particular are wonderful. He elaborated a little more on the SMO post.
You can view the whole interview on the SongFacts blog by CLICKING HERE
And, in case for some reason, it disappears from the comments, my response to a particular part of the interview that resonated for me…
It’s a cover, but I love it…and, well, if I am to make a piece for every track on every Simple Minds album…this must be included, for it is a track on Sparkle In The Rain.
Probably should have not used these particular lines, either…but in the context of the song, they hold the most resonance…and…are beautiful…bittersweet…sensual…painful (resonating on a personal level quite a bit right now too).
Lol. Jim makes so many dog-barking type “woof” noises during this performance. He gives me the giggles. He’s such a fantastic blend of cute/sexy/crazy/weird/funny – I adore him!
Once again, performing Street Hassle at Roskilde Festival, 1983.
Jim (in WCS) – performing Street Hassle at Roskilde Festival, 1983
“There’s nothing left to say” – Street Hassle, Simple Minds.
Jim – I wish you’d stop being so dismissive of recording this song for SITR. WAGGING YOUR FINGER AT YOSELF!!