Hi Edwyn... I've just signed up today so thought I'd drop you a quick note... For many many moons now, you've been a great source of inspiration, happiness, and excitement, not only to myself, but first and foremost to my mother and stepfather, Pauline and Robin... We've listened to your music collectively as a family and had many a great time listening to 'Gorgeous George' (amongst others) whilst driving over the sprawling hills into deepest most gorgeous Donegal on our annual family trips...… Continue
Added by Sarah K on August 21, 2009 at 8:06 —
I was moved to make contact after seeing and hearing the film on the radio 4 website. I love Orange Juice, Postcard records....your voice - all seems like yesterday, and hearing the snippet of footage brings memories flooding back. Then we grow older and shit life turbulence follows. Your progression is inspirational; how persistant the creative spirit can be when the body can't cooperate.
Added by Philippa Münstermann Edwards on August 20, 2009 at 19:41 —
Heard the interview this morning and watched it on the web tonight; the improvement, even since Celtic Connections in January, is really startling! Have a great birthday at the week-end!
Gerry & Kathleen Maguire
Added by Gerry Maguire on August 20, 2009 at 19:14 —
Having first seen OJ supporting The Undertones on 8th Dec, 1978 at Tiffany's, and having subsequently see Edwyn at the Pavilion and The Garage then, more recently, the emotional homecomings at Oran Mor and ABC, I thoroughly enjoyed "Falling and Laughing", which I read on holiday.....well done, Grace and Edwyn!
Gerry and Kathleen Maguire
Added by Gerry Maguire on August 18, 2009 at 17:15 —
Had this La Belle poster for years but still can't figure out what this is over your head. Does anyone have any ideas??
Added by Robert D on August 17, 2009 at 14:30 —
Hey there Edwyn,
I have only really got into your music over the past few years...and rate Doctor Syntax as the best $ 2 I have ever spent on an album. (ok so , this was only maybe 80 pence...and it was in the bargin bin at a local store...but still I LOVE IT!)
But was annoyed with myself for actually finding out the correct lyrics to your big hit.."girl like you".
For soooo long i thought you were singing..
Too many buddhist singers
Not enough… Continue
Added by Mark Catley on August 15, 2009 at 4:30 —
Hi...Hope you are well, I have just read Graces Book and it is an incredible read, both emotional and very powerful. Also went to see your Art Exibition at the CCA in Glasgow in May and was very impressed. I was at the Celtic Connections Gig at the ABC and it was great to see you back at your very best. I still remember the QM gig in 1986 and Renfew Ferry Gig in 1991 when you got your Mum up on stage and sang Rip it up for a very close family friend.
Good luck for the future Edwyn and… Continue
Added by gorgeous george on August 5, 2009 at 20:41 —
I am looking for an email contact address or telephone number to contact Edwyn Collins regarding personal appearances. All help will be gratefully appreciated.
Added by Peter Mercer on August 4, 2009 at 11:32 —
Hi Edwyn and Grace,
I am just back from Piccadilly Waterstone's. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into the book after the earlier reading and it was wonderful to hear you sing a mix of old and new songs! What a treat!
They say you shouldn't meet your hero's, but i dunno...!!
Wishing you lots of success with the book & looking forward to that Bloomsbury gig!
PS Very nearly walked out of Waterstone's forgetting to pay for… Continue
Added by Brian McHugh on August 3, 2009 at 23:11 —
Funny how some things go hand in hand but I introduced Edwyn's music to my lovely wife Deanna early last year. We went to the Shepherd's Bush gig - will never forget the brilliant music and soulful singing, the emotion, the suit and those yellow shoes. A few days later the best just became better and I became the luckiest man alive when she said 'yes' when I asked her to marry me in the gardens at Wisley!… Continue
Added by Simon Wroe on August 3, 2009 at 13:37 —
Dear Edwyn I follow your recovery and exploits through the national press and am pleased to hear you are back on the road again with projected gigs in Embra. Hot new band in Edinburgh is "the Bum Clocks" (the Scottish beatles) featuring Tam Dean Burns and Russell on drums and Malcom Ross and I trust you have already lined them up as your support act. Of course I am busy on the domestic front as Iris (18 months) is now a toddler. Delighted Grace has finished her account of your illness and… Continue
Added by Helen Montgomery on July 29, 2009 at 12:29 —
I hope nobody minds a little bit of self-promotion, but hopefuliy it is of some interest.
I've shoved my own review of Grace's book over at the music blog I look after.
If Edwyn has made any sort of impact on your life, then this book falls into the… Continue
Added by the vinyl villain on July 28, 2009 at 19:44 —
Added by silverline komas on July 25, 2009 at 8:42 —
hi, I'm the woman who went off on one about my mum and her head injury, thank you so much for the book, i'm really enjoying it. Would love to send you my mum's book, can I get an address to send it too. Also, as a poet I have found writing about my mums condition one of the best ways to deal with it and celebrate her as a person and how she inspires others by being such a positive loving person despite all the difficulties she faces. Heres two poems I have written about her, hope you enjoy and… Continue
Added by CatRose on July 22, 2009 at 17:04 —
way way way back long ago we pretended to interview edwyn for the first horrific go at a rubbish fanzine. sat upstairs in the cambridge in soho with a whopping great radio/cassette with a comedy built in microphone we forgot everything we were going to ask him and tried to keep up with his trips to the bar. on the way home i had to get off the tube to be sick. being the considerate kind soul what i am i tried to be sick in a bin (there used to be bins on platforms children where could put… Continue
Added by dustysevens on July 20, 2009 at 10:41 —
Title: Edwyn and Grace do litrachur at Latitude dontcha know...
This was rather fun. A first for us both. Grace was quite scared, but we pulled it off. A lovely crowd in the literature tent, just before the thunder storm began. We got a tremendous soaking trying to get back to the car. I'm not keen on camping, you see! We stayed in Lavenham, an hour away, in a charming B&B, as we… Continue
Added by Edwyn Collins on July 19, 2009 at 13:26 —
Not being sure where to post this 'Comment' I am posting it everywhere. I have to admit how this stuff all works, and fits together, flummoxes me sometimes. I just have to grin and post it, and hope for the best.
Anyway, my comment to you went like this:
"Every time I play "The Glasgow School" I remember sitting on a park bench in Islay reading the news of your illness. It was a shocking moment, but I am glad to see that you are getting on with it all, and Moving On Up.
I am… Continue
Added by Neil MacAlpine on July 17, 2009 at 14:49 —
Back home in Kilburn after a tremendous weekend. T in the Park was crazy. I loved it. Alex and Nick from Franz Ferdinand joined Malcolm and I, we did Sorry for Laughing, the Josef K song, which Malcolm wrote. It was for BBC 3, you can still see it on the i Player. I met so many people, did sessions, interviews. The show was wonderful for me, a great crowd who gave us such a reception. Singing along, all that. Love to the Maccabees, they were telling me that they were listening to Orange Juice… Continue
Added by Edwyn Collins on July 13, 2009 at 22:33 —
Hi just to let you know there is a new web page for all things Paul Quinn which has plenty of Edwyn in there too as you'd expect!
Added by Frankie on July 4, 2009 at 20:00 —
Look at this, lovely thing.
Added by Edwyn Collins on June 29, 2009 at 0:50 —