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 Maker. I told my schoolmates all about these cool Jocks playing jangly riffs and wearing silly haircuts. So I cut my hair like you and wore those daft shirts and scribbled the group's name on my rucksack.

I watched you live whenever you were in Liverpool or Manchester, taking a variety of girlfriends who never did get exactly what you were singing about (it was definitely a boy thing)  but danced along because the music was so infectious.

I wore the records out because I loved them so much and knew every word of every song. At a time when music could be angry and political you put some fun back into it alongside some fantastic melodies, serious soul searching and lyrics which could only be appreciated by soppy young men chasing the love of their lives.

Of course, life took over, career, marriage(s), children, grandchildren now, and the Juice took a back seat. I bought a couple of your solos and was fiercely proud of my musical heritage. The dignity and honesty you have shown in your lyrics since you "bruised your head" (I still get a chill when I listen to the Barbecue Song) is truly amazing. But I have to admit I lost track a little.

Then, a couple of years ago the kids bought me the Coals box set and it all came flooding back. Mate, you are pretty special. Your songs are on loop in the car now, even the grandkids are singing along.

So it's just a thanks Edwyn. Long after we shuffle off, your music will continue to make people smile, laugh and long for the love in life. It's ludicress but it's a legacy. What a privilege to be able to appreciate it.

Steven Brady, Wigan

Views: 185

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Edwyn Collins to add comments!

Join Edwyn Collins

THE AED BOUTIQUE

All things EDWYN and AED, NOW ON SALE:

BADBEA, THE NEW LONG PLAYER BY EDWYN COLLINS

ENTER THE ART DEPARTMENT, 

COALS TO NEWCASTLE

and much, much more. . . 

TWITTER

Music

Loading…

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Blog Posts

How to Write a Book Review?

Posted by monica jesvina on July 24, 2019 at 10:00 0 Comments

Composing a book review is not equivalent to composing a book report or a synopsis. A book review is a basic examination of a published work that surveys the work's qualities and shortcomings. An unmistakable commentator can majorly affect a book's gathering. Numerous writers endeavor to have their books assessed by an expert in light…
Continue

Art Work and Bum Fuzz

Posted by scott owen on May 5, 2017 at 17:15 0 Comments

My Bum Fuzz unit just arrived in California along with some plectrums with Edwin art. It took me along time to order this unit, but the twenty five year gestation period for it to be built surely eclipses my lack of urgency. Best regards all...

Thank you for the music

Posted by Carran Waterfield on August 2, 2016 at 13:56 0 Comments

A while back I asked Edwyn if he would let me use his music on a little film I made.  Here is the result: Mill Mechanics

Thanks for that.

Events

Forum

Tips To Overcome Your Assignment Writing Problems

Started by Keira Tayor in General Discussion Jul 30. 0 Replies

“Please do my assignment” is one of the most common phrases used by students during…Continue

Tags: buy, online, australia, writers, my

Last TrAin to Helmsdale and Ill meat you In the Morning

Started by Dr. R Daft in General Discussion Jul 2. 0 Replies

Eh up Eddie.  Are they messages getin through to ya? Couple a thongs on my mind. First like, could i get a proper for street address for you're gaff in Helmsdalee? Would be great to seize you againn.…Continue

THIS TOWN IS COMING LIKE A GOATSTOWN

Started by Dr. R Daft in General Discussion Jun 28. 0 Replies

What am ah even botherin to post on this RUBBISH board for???  Nae cunt posts here!!  nae cunt atall.  ahm on mah Jack Jones here, askin for a bit of financial kindness and have goat F***CK ALL. (Wiz…Continue

Eddie? You UP?

Started by Dr. R Daft in General Discussion Jun 28. 0 Replies

so... no answer Recieved yet.Eddie???  Nice way to treat a Mate .  any road, Can youj let us know when ah might exxpect a few quid or just generalised benefit, be it housing or otherwise?  \\Must…Continue

© 2019   Created by Administrator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service