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Picture of Deer in Snowy Forssinard

Here's a few pics I took on Friday of some deer in Forssinard, Sutherland, a few miles from Helmsdale. Also a pic of the nearby mountains. Enjoy x…


Added by Tom Briscoe on March 6, 2010 at 20:48 — 2 Comments

Hello from the hot end of the earth

Hi Edwyn and Grace,

Reading your book at moment - best wishes on both your continuing recoveries, might see you on the beach at Sutherland someday - looking forward to the new cd.



Lismore NSW Australia

ps - my son Jess works at Northwick Park Hosp in Sainsbury Wing and Rafferty CCU

Added by jeff smith on February 26, 2010 at 4:35 — 1 Comment

Late entry from Latitude!!

Hi Edwyn and Grace,

Just want to say, “Thank you so much” for your book reading show at Latitude last year. I wanted to speak up at the session to praise your performances, but I didn’t try to, because I too suffer aphasia. Your story is so similar…


Added by Alan Jeffrey Moore on February 5, 2010 at 8:52 — No Comments

Great gig in Belfast

Just wanted to say how much everyone enjoyed the gig in the Black Box in Belfast, grown men were shedding tears! It was a very special night and will be one we will all remember. And it was great to listen to Edwyn and Grace at the book reading beforehand also, very funny and moving in equal measure. We hope you will come back to Belfast again soon!

Added by Sarah Jones on January 18, 2010 at 23:11 — No Comments

Big fan of OJ in the 80's, Rip It Up is the song that retains wonderful memories from those times. My partner, Dave and I were 'an item' back in the day at the tender age of 15 but went our separate …

Big fan of OJ in the 80's, Rip It Up is the song that retains wonderful memories from those times. My partner, Dave and I were 'an item' back in the day at the tender age of 15 but went our separate ways after school ended. However, 25 years later we are back together through the wonder of the internet(!) and still have fond memories of 'our song'. The children bought me 'Falling and Laughing' for Christmas and I have devoured every word. Massive respect to the wonderful Grace and of course to… Continue

Added by Lynn Richardson on January 2, 2010 at 16:41 — No Comments

a long time ago....

.... I bought the "Poor Boy" single that just came out then. It must have been the only one in Switzerland. I liked it a lot so from then on I bought all the Orange Juice singles and LPs (the happy dolphin is still my favourite cover - I put it in a frame).

Then - I think it was in 1987 - you, Edwyn, finally made it to Switzerland for a concert in Schaffhausen. You probably won't remember it as the venue was small (the Domino) and there were not more than 30 people there. But I loved it.… Continue

Added by Andreas Luethi on December 30, 2009 at 15:21 — 6 Comments

What is my Role?

Dear Edwyn,

I've been a fan of your music since hearing 'falling and laughing' - nearly thirty years ago! Well, if I say that listening to the little snatch of 'What is my role?' was as thrilling as hearing a new Orange juice song on the John Peel show way back then, then I hope you'll appreciate how great your song-writing still is! BTW I think that you like here is the king of it!…


Added by Bob on December 12, 2009 at 22:21 — 3 Comments

Who the heck....?

Dear Edwyn
How do I find the your booking agent? I want to try and secure your musical services for Liverpool Sound City in 2010 and the internet is throwing up zero clues.

Here's hoping I hear from you buddy
Big love
David J Pichilingi

Added by David J Pichilingi on December 1, 2009 at 21:12 — 5 Comments

A Night To Remember

I know it has been said by m*** of you already, but the gig at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on Saturday was very special. A night that my partner Josephine and I will never forget.

A Great venue & two great support bands in The Low Miffs with the wonderful Malcolm Ross and the delighful sounds of Colorama got the night of to a great start. I have seen Edwyn peform a couple times now since his comeback & for me this was his finest hour, truly in fine voice . A great set featuring m***… Continue

Added by shaun taylor on November 9, 2009 at 20:25 — No Comments

Bloomsbury - what a venue, what a night!

After most gigs I guess we all come out saying it's the best one we've ever been to. This time it really was right up there with the very best of them. The whole atmosphere, quality on stage and fantastic venue made this a night never to be forgotten. Topped off with the pleasure of a chat with Will after confusing the poor lad over the t-shirt I was buying (a bargain at a tenner!), and Grace ever present........I've not experienced anything quite like it before. Thanks to all for a brilliant,… Continue

Added by Andy Smith on November 8, 2009 at 20:26 — 1 Comment

Thanks for last night Edwyn

The night started in good fashion with Malcolm Ross's band and then got better with Colorama. What a great band and the lead singer then turns to playing bass for Edwyn.

Edwyn and the band were excellent last night, even better than Leeds last year. The trip was made worthwhile even just for hearing Home Again. Even showing great humour when forgetting the band names for a while. Top man.

Fantastic evening Edwyn, thank you.

Added by Paul Riddiford on November 8, 2009 at 17:28 — No Comments

Bloomsbury Ballroom 7/11/09

I had an amazing time last night! It was a nightmare travelling down from Norwich, rail replacement services were the order of the day. However, it was all worth it when I got down to Holborn! I met some interesting people, all excited about seeing Edwyn live, many had seen Orange Juice back in the early 1980s or had seen Edwyn live before on many occasions. For me though, this was the first time I had ever had the chance to see the man perform.

The support bands both put on really good… Continue

Added by Martyn Post on November 8, 2009 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

Blooming marvellous

I finally saw Edwyn for the first time last night after loving his music for nearly 30 years. It was sensational and emotional. I loved every minute and did not want it to end. Thanks to all who were there for helping to make it so, but most of all thank you Edwyn.

Added by Franklin Barrett on November 8, 2009 at 9:47 — 2 Comments

Blooming in Bloomsbury

Just back from the Bloomsbury gig and what a great gig it was! Edwyn was on sparkling form and Colorama were brilliant in support! My view was obscured slightly by two rather tall young ladies, but i can't complain too much... as obscured views go, this one wasn't half bad! ;O) And what a lovely venue to boot! All in all, a great night!

Added by Brian McHugh on November 8, 2009 at 2:15 — No Comments

Watch this....

This incredible woman describes so eloquently her experience of a brain haemorrhage. Edwyn has often amazed me with his halting but very moving descriptions of how he felt in the aftermath of his stroke. It intrigues me. Dr Bolte Taylor takes you with her.

Added by Administrator on November 5, 2009 at 1:13 — 2 Comments


Dear Edwyn,Grace and Will,

Thanks so much for coming to the Isle of Skye.

Glad it turned out a calm and beautiful day for you.We thought the gig was outstanding; and we are still

tapping our feet to Losing Sleep!

We bought your book off Will and just could'nt put it down.A really inspiring read and very well written.

My neighbour said she saw a Golden Oriole in her garden this year, we missed it. But then ,we

did get to your gig.

Your songs are just to… Continue

Added by Sam Richards on November 3, 2009 at 12:36 — 2 Comments

Review from The Highland News, ah, bless 'em...

Audience loved Edwyn Collins

Published: 22 October, 2009

GLASGOW band The 1990s set the tone with enough chutzpah from Jackie McKeown to own up halfway through You're Supposed To Be My Friend: "I'm just going to tune. It'll be better for you, it'll be better for me!".

And stopping the song dead to do it, the band balanced it against a restart that tripped you straight back into the pleasure.

With echoes of Devo – and even glam rock soaking up through The Box, it… Continue

Added by Administrator on November 2, 2009 at 17:04 — No Comments

2 spare bloomsbury tickets

Hi Ive got two tickets for bloomsbury on 7 Nov and I cant now go so they are up for sale on ebay.

currently no bids - ends tonight - so if you can give them a good home the starting price is only £5 for both..Will send SD on Monday morning to make sure they get to you in… Continue

Added by Simon Flood on October 31, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

Deaf Institute Gig

Hi Edwyn, Grace and all who were there on tuesday night! Just to say thanks for a fantastic gig.
We had been looking forward to seeing you for so long and as ever you didn't disappoint.
Great venue, great, great tunes and great to meet you after as well. It was an absolute honour and thrill.
Photos and signings will be treasured.
Don't forget to come back to Cork someday soon. Drinks are on us.

Seán and Christine.

Added by Seán Beechinor on October 29, 2009 at 22:24 — No Comments

Bloomsbury tickets

Hi folks Ive got two tickets but sadly cant make the show. If anyone is interested they are on ebay going cheap.

ebay think ends on Sunday and I will post Special Delivery to make sure get to you… Continue

Added by Simon Flood on October 27, 2009 at 18:28 — No Comments

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Edwyn Collins Twitter Tunes

Posted by Jan Illes on August 3, 2015 at 12:18 0 Comments

Those of you who follow Edwyn on Twitter are probably already aware of his impeccable and very eclectic taste in music. For my own and your listening pleasure I've compiled playlists on Spotify of the "tweeted" songs. There are 14 playlists at the moment, each one covering 2-3 months worth of "tweets". Use the link below or search for Edwyn Collins-Twitter Tunes in Spotify. There might be problems with certain songs missing due to regional musical rights . I've only accessed Spotify…


Shareefa Energy Reasoning With Self - Review

Posted by ALAN HORNE on July 25, 2015 at 22:41 0 Comments

Shareefa Energy – ‘Reasoning With Self’ - Review

A few months ago the BBC offered a profile of new emerging female poets, ‘Women Who Spit’. Watching the short films by Jemima Foxtrot, Cecilia Knapp and Deanna Rodger, I noted with great relief that the art of poetry is alive and well. I have always been fascinated by the medium. The ability to express intricate thoughts and feelings in a few lines of words. It is the most empowering process. And empowerment through self-expression… Continue


Posted by steven brady on April 25, 2015 at 17:57 0 Comments

Dear Edwyn,

Can I just thank you for your contribution to my life. From that very first shiver I got listening to Felicity on the John Peel Show to the smile I still express today when you burst into laughter half way through Consolation Prize, it's important I let you know how much your music means to me before one of us croaks it.

I was hooked instantly and bought all the singles and albums, the ten inches, 12 inches and even ripped the flexi discs off Smash Hits and Melody…




Reading Festival 1991

Started by Robert Wittwer in General Discussion Aug 27. 0 Replies

I was part of the ‘soft’ Security at the Mean Fiddler Tent and my task on the Saturday was keeping the backstage ramp to the car-park clear for the Stage Crew moving gear in and out. The ramp was a…Continue

The possibilities are endless

Started by Linda M Main in Grace's Book Apr 30. 0 Replies

My Godson aged 37 suffered two catastrophic strokes over the weekend and they operated In the early hours of Monday. Ronnie is a talented and recorded musician, he was also an illustrator.When…Continue

Got tickets to Brian and Birmingham

Started by rosemary francis in General Discussion Apr 4. 0 Replies

Just bought tickets to Brian Wilson and Edwin for my husband and my brother at the Birmingham gig. My daughter suffered a major stroke 8 years ago aged 28 when she had a 1 year old daughter and 4…Continue

My husband had a stroke !!

Started by Cathy Johnston in General Discussion Mar 3. 0 Replies

Hi EdwynMy husband had a stroke at 54 years old in August 2014 and still recovering..we watched your brilliant film " The possibilities are Endless". This helped immensely but would love to share…Continue

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