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Deaf Institute Manchester 16/06/2014 Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Thank you so much for a truly fantastic night was honoured to see the best show yet. Hurry up back to Manchester soon please 

Posted by nick whyte on June 18, 2014 at 15:34 0 Comments

Deaf Institute Manchester 16/06/2014

Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Thank you so much for a truly fantastic night

was honoured to see the best show yet. Hurry up back to Manchester

soon please 

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Edwyn and band live in Glasgow 15.06.2014

Posted by Alex McCulloch on June 15, 2014 at 21:30 1 Comment

Edwyn - Thank you so much for the songs old and new ...especially the new! ....keep them coming!

A great show ... Well done the band also.

Alex and Margaret McCulloch - Glasgow xxx

Radio shows

Posted by AndrewK on April 30, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

Uploaded a few radio shows with Edwyn to my page...

BBC Radio 1 Stuart Maconie ('95) (Parts 1 - 4)

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends with Ned Sherrin ('96) (Parts1 -…
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Orange Juice photos from '81

Posted by AndrewK on April 25, 2014 at 16:18 0 Comments

Beautiful photos from the Venue in London by Justin Thomas

http://fringeontop.com/2014/03/13/orange-juice-the-venue-1981-unseen-photos/

and by the same photographer a few of Aztec Camera…

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Orange Juice in Dundee 1979/80

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Can anyone out there help me. I heard "Rip it Up and Start Again" on Radio 2 today at lunchtime and it got me thinking about seeing posters advertising Orange Juice when I was a student in Dundee in…Continue

Record Store day release

Started by Philip Kret in General Discussion. Last reply by Philip Kret Apr 21. 2 Replies

Since I'm in the USA is there any way to snag a copy of the record store release day Edwyn item??

The Possibilities Are Endless at SXSW 2014

Started by AndrewK in General Discussion Mar 13. 0 Replies

5 star review of the film in the Guardian…Continue

Anyone know who was the music video director of the Coffee Table Song?

Started by Julia Nottingham in General Discussion. Last reply by AndrewK Feb 7. 1 Reply

We are making a documentary on Edwyn Collins and need to get a master of this video as the quality we have is very lowThanks Julia Continue

This is my first post as I only joined this morning, so hello to everyone and I'm really happy to be part of an online community that appreciates the work (and sheer grit) of Edwyn Collins.

This is also my first blog ever, so excuse me if I overstretch myself and end up talking bollox. It's a weird thing to do, expecting someone else to be remotely interested in your life. It's like doing a video journal/diary and having to talk into a camera. It can be awkward. I tried it earlier in the year when incubating some chickens and ducks,(for the purpose of showing the 3 kids who live in different parts of Britain). Anyway that project was abandoned due to my self consciousness. (some great footage of hatching though if anyone's interested)

I stumbled across Orange Juice in the early days having spent a number of years involved in the New Wave movement in '76 around Birmingham. I'm an old punk at heart and I still find it almost surreal to be aged 51 along with Lydon, Weller et al. The Birmingham scene at that time was always limited, and as a musician (guitarist) myself, there were very few venues for new wave, and very few bands, although punk was exploding at a rapid rate of knots nationally. Locally though, a few of my friends formed 'The Prefects' but never recorded anything apart from a couple of Peel sessions. (although Rough Trade I believe did piece together an album in 2004 called Amateur Wankers). Also, for those of you who have heard of the Prefects, may I just destroy the myth that had been circulated regarding a certain Frank Skinner. The Brummie comic has said on many occasions when interviewed that he was once a musician in the Prefects. The Prefects were formed by an old friend of mine called Alan Apperley and I believe that Skinner went along for an audition but was turned down (according to Alan, 'even then his comedy outweighed his singing talents!'). Sorry, I'm drifting off the point....nothing unusual there! Anyway, a few years later, after a brief flirtation with two tone (loved Terry Hall & The Specials), I was introduced to OJ by a friend and shortly after, caught Edwyn and the band on the 'Old Grey' doing 'Rip It Up'. Brilliant. (oh to be thin again me thinks!).

Anyway, I now live in John o' Groats with my camera shy chickens and ducks and I'm about a 45 minute drive from Edwyn's place in Helmsdale, so hopefully one day it would be nice to 'chew the cud' with the geezer.

I can see I'm gonna have to learn how to balance these blogs out. It might be worth thinking what I want to say before writing it.

Sorry to go on guys, not sure of the protocol on these things. Anyway, I'll leave you with a picture of 'Duncansby Stacks' in Groats and a kestrel which flew overhead a while ago.

Everyone have a good day.

Regards Tom

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Comment by paul shepherd on October 31, 2009 at 8:11
great post tom , great pics too . spaghetti junction !!! i do prefer the stacks you are lucky to live near ...
nice one mate ...
Comment by Edwyn Collins on October 9, 2009 at 23:18
Hello Tom. Helmsdale? Thurso? next week, I'm playing. If you come, say hello. The photso, wonderful, Love Edwyn
Comment by Rich Cundill on October 9, 2009 at 20:37
Nice post Tom. I loved the Prefects Peel sessions - a great "lost" band.

Rich

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