Hi. I'm Jack Dawkins.
I'm studying at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. I have been looking into the world of Edwyn Collins for my current project which seems to be fascinating. An artist who changed the way alternative indie/ rock music was played and listened to. Suffered from two brain hemorrhages and survived. Reading up on Edwyn Collins' life has been truly inspiring and rather emotional to read his stories, of how he is recovering, learning how to draw again with a rather distinctive collection of british birds (currently available to view at the chelsea and westminster hospital) and of course how could i forget his range of music spanning from nu-sonics, orange juice and his solo work.
I was hoping to find a way of connecting with Edwyn to ask him a few questions about his history and where he stands now as a musicians. If thats is possible or if it is possible to pointed in the way of Edwyn i would be extremely grateful and much appreciate a little tweet or a reply to this discussion. If not maybe you could help me out a little bit.
How do you view Edwyn's music as a fan?
Where do you think Edwyns career will take him next? (ie. As an artist, musician, illustrator).
What are your views on Edwyn's personality? (Reading through Grace's book I get the idea that Edwyn may have become more "chilled out", as opposed to the stubborn, difficult perfectionist throughout his career in the 70/80's).
Thanks for your time.
If you would like to contact me about any of this best bet is Twitter at the moment under the name: System_6