It Was Just A Silly Joke

Not meant to be taken seriously.

Let me explain.

As I was travelling back home to the UK I posted to the SMO FB visitor wall about having Jim greet me at Glasgow Airport.

I can’t remember what I wrote exactly. I was on the plane at the time and hadn’t slept for some time so I can’t recall exactly how I worded it. But I had joked in the comments of a post written a few days before about him greeting me at the airport.

This post to the visitor wall was a “reminder” – you know “tomorrow, 3pm, be there or be square” kind of thing. Just a silly thing. Light hearted.

So why was it deleted? Who got offended by it? Was it the mention of a certain Glasgow doughnut shop? I don’t work on commission for them!!! Simple Minds have no trouble with me mentioning the band everywhere else… or running this blog as a massive advert for them.

I know I am being oversensitive worrying about why it was removed but I just get miffed about this crap.

It was just starting to feel nice again. Jim was starting to post a bit more and those months of feeling persona non grata were going away… and now this!?

I dunno. Why do I bother?

As petty as a post like that is… you just do it for a bit of fun. When it gets deleted, it feels like a kick in the guts. Like, “Oh FFS, what have I done wrong now?!” Are you just trying to tell me to fuck off? Well… just tell me to fuck off then.

Meh. Never mind, eh?

Let’s just count the days until Copenhagen and delude myself he still likes me. If he ever did.

The Doughnut Dinner 4 Four

I was listening in to Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London and he brought up the topic of musical dinner guests. You could invite four guests, dead or alive, to dine with. You could also share what you’d make or serve them to eat.

Gary’s own choice for guests were Nina Simone, John Lennon, Sly Stone and Siouxsie Sioux and he said he’d serve Italian and Japanese food.

He was asking listeners to submit their choices. I thought I’d fire off a quick email and send it in, never thinking he’d actually read it out!

Here he is reading out my choice of dinner guests and what I’d serve them. It is audio only, of course, hence the black screen but just click it to hear the audio.

Tantrum Doughnuts ALL THE WAY, BABY! Lol.


Tantrum’s Gone Apeshit!

Tantrum Doughnuts, you cruel, cruel bastards! FOR ONE WEEKEND?! WHEN I’M SKINT TO FUCK – AND CAN’T FLY UP TO GLASGOW JUST FOR A DOUGHNUT?!!!

Evil! EVIL!

Going Tandem For A Tantrum?

Dear Jim Kerr, esq.

Here is an open invitation to Tantrum Doughnuts at Yorkhill, at a date and time of your convenience. I would very much love to discuss something with you (well, several things, but one in particular…if I can actually conjure up the ability of speech in your presence!). And this place seems handy to you. And LOOK AT THOSE DOUGHNUTS! What do you say? Of course, I’ll buy (that goes without saying. Those moths need shelter from the daylight).

Elaine has my address (I hope) if you would like to reply. Or, just leave a comment here. I’m sure you’ll find a way to contact me with a response.

I look forward to (never) hearing from you,

Yours most sincerely, 

Larelle Read