Aaaww! I miss this man more than…well…you all know. And I keep trying to shut the fuck up about it. And I’m getting on and doing okay, you know. But there are still just things that happen. Silly incidental things like…yesterday, being at Springburn Shopping Centre and seeing the fruit and veg stall inside the mall selling this variety of potatoes. Lol
This showing just how omnipresent he is in my thoughts.
I was trying to think of something to do for Kerrsday this morning and was thinking of sharing the silly spuds photo and then was just looking through Facebook, seeing what was what (getting increasingly disillusioned with all the crap that appears in one’s news feed) when I spies THIS – shared by Sardinya Simple Minds FB group.
I have no idea when they got it. Where it comes from. I think that might be Antonio Chemi sitting opposite Charlie, so….maybe he (Antonio) shared it somewhere? Or Jim has some private social media account they are savvy to. NO IDEA!
But my heart just fills with joy just seeing him. He used to share the odd selfie too, you know. Just to show us all he was still okay. Safe and well. Photographic proof.
ANYWAY! I WILL SHUT THE FUCK UP! Because I am obviously not allowed to miss him. Can’t talk to him. Can’t wish to see him. Nowt.
It is many a SM fan’s holy grail, to go to Taormina for a stay at Villa Angela.
I was mulling over the idea again tonight. Looking at what’s available at the hotel and checking plane fares from Luton to Catania around my birthday.
The idea of spending my 49th birthday there is mildly alluring. I’d rather much go for my 49th than make a hoo-ha about my 50th.
OH MY GOD! I AM TURNING 50 next year! I can’t! I’ve wasted too much of my life being an absolute useless waste of oxygen! And now I am going to be 50. WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE?! Absolutely fuck all is the answer for the vast majority of it!
I dunno. I don’t know if the place really appeals. I mean…Sicily looks lovely. The views of Mount Etna from Tao in general look stunning. But as for VA itself? I don’t feel the pull to it that others do. I feel more like I am being coerced into the notion of it, you know?
“REAL FANS” go to Villa Angela. Well, Kerr can blow it out his arse if that is something he actually thinks. I’d actually rather visit Toryglen in all honesty. See the humble beginnings rather than what the success has bought Mr Basil Fawlty.
But would I? Am I rebelling for the sake of rebellion? Am I kidding myself I don’t want to go? I certainly don’t want to go in the hight of summer! I have no desire to go in July or August. I’m not even sure I’d want to see a SM gig at the Teatro Greco.
MY “holy grail” of places to see Simple Minds perform is in Oz. Sydney highest of all, but Melbourne and Adelaide also would be wonderful to see.
And probably still a pipe dream, for who knows when they’ll be out there next? Other that? The other place to see them play that I really wanted was Barras and that’s been ticked off the list 🙂
Maybe I’ll do VA next April. The only months that appeal to me for going there are either April or October.
I was never sure I wanted to shatter the myth of the dream of meeting Jim and now…well, it’s been several encounters now (I bet he’s absolutely sick of the sight of me…stupid bint that I am). I kinda feel the same about VA.
Well, at least in local Taormina and Sicilian online press there is confirmation that a touted June 24th gig in Tao is a “no go”.
The gist of the translation of reports from Italian to English seems to indicate that no official word has come from SM as to the validity of this gig, or that they’ve confirmed they are not taking part in it. I’m a little sketchy on that. Either way, that June 24, 2018 reported/listed gig is not on.
Upset not just for Italian fans. Many other Minds fans from accross Europe enjoy the pilgrimage to Jim Kerr’s second home of Taormina. Perhaps it’ll be on for 2019? Only time will tell…