Minds Music Monday – The Tube, December, 1983

Just over 12 months from their previous appearance on The Tube, Simple Minds return. It’s not the best quality footage…but it expresses the dynamism of the band.

My favourite part is when Jim’s mic is obviously starting to give him problems. Instead of stopping proceedings like a lot of other performers would, he just throws his mic to the floor, grabs Derek’s from the stand and carries on. Good on ya, boy! 🙂

Rewind To The Waterfront 

Well, as it happened…I wouldn’t have had to “behave” too much…as I’d have got some safe ogling in from him being on the stage after all! Too bad I was skint to f***. Could hardly have justified it for ONE song (although I’m sure I would have enjoyed more than that). Oh well. I shouldn’t really be down for missing out…I mean, I’ve only been to 13 gigs so far this year…nine of which were Simple Minds ones! 

Oh, the pain…the agony! Lol


(Photo by Martin Bone…see Facebook link below)

Christmas Dreams

As you may know (you may not…but you soon will!), I rarely dream of Sir. The current statistic would be about 4 times a year. Lol. (Two dreams in one night! – The link might show at the bottom of the page if the metadata matches them up.)

I have also, for the past 3 Christmases, asked Santa to deliver me Sir under my Christmas tree 🙂

Anyway…Santa delivered this year! In my dreams, at least. The locations in my dreams are not always easy to pinpoint (a lot tend to be composite blends of several locations), but I think this one might have been on the Renfrew ferry, and around December, 1983. The filming of the Waterfront video. Jim and the other Minds bhoys all (d)rugged (sorry, just his corny and perhaps deliberately playful reply to my comment about keeping warm in Glasgow when I went there in early November) up against the cold.

Well, in this dream, I seemingly was on the ferry with them, sitting next to Jim, on his left. At some point I must have appeared particularly cold, or he just fancied it…but he reached over with his left arm, pulled me in close and hugged me. He just held me there against his left side. I, in turn, wrapped my arms around his middle and snuggled in close.

It felt wonderful! There was absolutely nothing sexual about it (more’s the pity!!), just a warming embrace…but it felt magical. 

In my dream, he kept me there in that embrace for a good 10 to 15 minutes…I was then roused awake from my dream by Wonderful In Young Life playing in my ears on my iPod.

It felt like the most beautiful Christmas morning! A happy “Jimbo Crimbo”. 


Shove over, Mel! You’re hogging mae spot! Lol