New row of 10.
New row of 10.
FURTHER UPDATE – MARCH 4th: The crowdfunder campaign has been extended for two weeks – which I think also extends the time of the prize draw. The announcement of the winners won’t happen until April, so one can assume the prize draw is still active right now. If you’d like to make a donation and be in the prize draw, check with Carlton for certainty.
UPDATE – MARCH 2nd: Prize draw donations will be closing in a couple of days from now, so if you want to be in with a chance, be sure to make a donation ASAP!
Carlton Studios in Glasgow is a rehearsal space and professional recording hub for local bands within the city. As far as I am aware, Kenny Hyslop was involved in the set up of the studio.
Due to the lockdown restrictions that have gone on over this past year, the studio is in real danger of permanent closure. It needs funds to stay afloat. It needs our help.
Virginia Turbett has donated eight A3 sized prints to Carlton Studios to help raise funds. The prints are being auctioned off. The prints centre around the Scottish music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s and include images of Simple Minds, Bruce’s Records, The Skids, Alex Harvey and The Rezillos.
Please take a look at Dennis Ramone’s video in the Facebook link below….
You can donate by clicking HERE – please consider donating anything you can to this. Rehearsal and recording space such as these are vital for cities like Glasgow, where music is one of the major driving forces of the community.
Images used by very kind permission from Virginia Turbett. Please visit her website virginiaturbett.com if you are interested in buying prints.
Received these in the mail this morning from Virginia.
Merry Kerr-istmas 🎄🎄🥰🥰🥰
I think I excelled in my stupidity this time…
P.S. Surprised to see a number of people thinking that the photo is of Joe Strummer. WTF? Lol
I changed my photos on display today. Details in the video below…
I’ll link to the interview when it appears. In the meantime, here’s a link to Chris Leslie’s website – all will become obvious with the watching of the video.
I did this bit of editing work on one of Virginia’s photos of Jim. I asked her permission to share it on my blog and social media. She granted me permission – so please, I ask if you do share, give credit or link back to the blog or social media pages. Either to mine or to Virginia’s pages. You’ll find her at www.virginiaturbett.com or on Facebook and Instagram as Virginia Turbett Photography.
“Don’t you have enough images of Jim?” I hear you ask? Erm…NO! Obviously not! Lol
And with the number of images Virginia Turbett has of Jim ALONE, that is unlikely to change soon. I have only a few on my STRICT “shopping list” to go. Which will then have brought my collection of Virginia Turbett prints to (I think) 150.
Again, if money was no object, I’d keep going. I’m sure I will still buy one here and there, when funds allow. I love them all too much!
I think we can safely say that I have the biggest collection of Virginia Turbett Simple Minds/Jim Kerr photos in the entire universe now. Well, apart from Virginia herself, that is.
The one that is in the middle of the three? It accompanies the old “fiddle merchant” one that you guys know is a favourite. Now “fiddle merchant” gets joined with “holy shit! If I had been Virginia taking this photo I’d have MELTED/ sultry, brooding, down-the-camera-lens/excuse me while I rock back and forth on the spot while cradling myself/he’s just so goddamn fucking beautiful!“ photo sitting on the chair…with the boots and the white t-shirt and the jeans and the slick back hair.
Imma gonna die! Or my eyes are gonna fall out. One or the other.
Three more for the collection.
Is that what he’s wearing in those Edinburgh photos? ….
And, this is one of the ones I am waiting on. Oh, you smouldering Adonis, you! Goddamn you, Kerr! You sex god! Stop being beautiful!!
I adore you! ❤️