I know I wax lyrical about Virginia Turbett’s photos – but this is why. Apart from every single photo she has ever taken of Mr James Kerr, esq. There are so many other photos of hers I love. And perhaps even above all the ones she has taken of Jim and Simple Minds – this is my very favourite. XTC’s Colin Moulding in a look of both concentration AND consternation.
Whenever Jim wants to do one of his “you think songwriting is easy?” posts? He should just show this photo of Colin Moulding for everyone to see. It’s stunning!
I received my own copy of it today and I am so very happy. One Kerr may just have to go! (For a temporary period of time anyway.)
A wonderfully worded piece from Iain Lee in the latest issue of Record Collector, talking to Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers on their new work and their imminent gigs as…well…near enough to XTC as anyone is ever to likely see on a stage…in Swindon, of course.
I must lose my sense of smell being round him or something. I’ve had the man have his arm around me, TWICE…one of those times I had my head rested on his chest! AND I DID NOT SMELL HIM!
Paris is the only time I ever thought I got a whiff. And…heady it was too.
I obviously need a new nose! Lol. The bizarre thing is…I’m usually super sensitive to this kind of stuff. Partly the reason I thought I fainted at the Franz Ferdinand gig last week…some ladies next to me had a quite strange and sickening mix of very sweet smelling perfume mixed with garlic…it wasn’t adding much to my wellbeing (or lack there of, more to the point), I gotta say…
Anyways…bloody good pic of him in that flamingo shirt…
I am slowly building up a collection of Virginia Turbett prints, in varying ways, either via buying prints directly from Virginia herself, or by investing in a copy of a Hanging Around photo book featuring her work.
Below are the latest editions…
Vintage hand print of Jim Kerr backstage at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh 27/8/1981
Scanned print of Bruce Findlay at after show party post gig at Tiffany’s, Glasgow 19/11/1982
The print of Bruce will be a wondefully prized possession now the man himself has signed it.
And I only have about…ooh, maybe another 100 or so photos of Jim that I want to get. Lol. I have said to Virginia several times, and I am not lying when I say it…if I had the funds, I would buy every single photo of Simple Minds she’s ever taken.
I first saw this print of Jim when I visited Virginia in January. I just knew then that it HAD to be the next one I got. It’s taken a while…but at last! 🙂
*gushing lovesick fangirl moment approaching…look away now* He is beautiful!
If you are interested in buying prints from Virginia (seriously cannot recommend this lady’s work enough!) then visit: virginiaturbett.con
The final part of the set is the new Hanging Around photo book about to be released in the next couple of days of XTC on tour in New York City in 1980. Click on the image of the photo book to be taken to the Hanging Around site for purchasing details. Really looking forward to perusing the book.
A new photozine booklet available to pre-order sees a collection of photos by Vrginia Turbett of XTC in New York new to the collection. Available from July 4th, but able to be pre-ordered as of now, this will sell FAST! Get in quick! A must for any XTC or VT fan!