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guitars for edwin

hi there i recently came across some midi guitar controllers that allow you to play with just your left hand when the string is pressed. might be worth looking into?

Added by gareth on September 17, 2012 at 7:51 — No Comments

Recovery is Ongoing

Hello, I really want to write about recovery,, and how important it is to take care of the things that are important in life.  There is no uncertain term when discovering new ground, but what's for sure is that it is really important to have people around you that are in for the ride, regardless of how weathered the storm becomes.  My story is long and varied, and full of loss mainly, but within that I have always held onto some faith that we will all meet up again, in the next life.   It is…


Added by lizzie on June 13, 2012 at 17:06 — No Comments

Hello everyone!

I'm Becks from Christchurch NZ and a week after our first earthquake in Sept 2010 I fell down the stairs and landed on my cut things short...I was in a coma for 10 days, had half my skull out and out into a freezer for 2 months and when I became conscious again I was put in a ward and then to a rehab centre. I damaged the right side of my brain and the left side ear can't really hear, i can't feel anything in my left hand and i have Epilepsy. When the put my…


Added by Rebecca Martin on May 8, 2012 at 2:12 — 2 Comments



I have just finished your book Grace, and your story and what you went through as a family and somehow managed to survive  has given me renewed hope for the future.  My husband suffered a similar brain hemorrhage to Edwyn on 4 November 2011 and spent 16 weeks in the Southern General Hospital Glasgow. He has severe aphasia both…


Added by Ann Reid on May 3, 2012 at 19:43 — No Comments

Judas in Blue Jeans

Does anyone have a recording of this song that they could post?  

I'm sure I used to have in on cassette somewhere but I can't find it.  It was a b side around the time of 50 shades of blue.  I love it and only have it in my head now :(



Added by Lisl Richard on April 15, 2012 at 0:24 — 2 Comments

Goodbye indie, hello chooglin'

Thanks to @ jamiemoir for establishing that the night my life changed was:


A life changing event for me, aged about 13 or so, I can tell you. My tunes, my clothes, my understanding of pop culture, my hair (that one never worked: a curlytop lad can never really win the struggle for a decent quiff, though god knows I tried) were never the same…


Added by Lindo on March 24, 2012 at 11:04 — No Comments

Gorgeous George, le poisson rouge écossé cum eminence grise et tyrant's chum?

The identity of this mysterious confiture-y sod would be blindingly obvious had Edwyn written this song 15-20 years later than he did. But of course en ceux early jours, il était un grande pike dans un (relatively) small pond.

N'est-ce pas Dada?


PS Vote Gorge!

Added by Lindo on March 20, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The beauty of "The Black Session" (si that's the correct English translation)

For many years, if held at gunpoint by rock fascists compiling The Ultimate Top 20,000 Best Albums Ever, I would have had to declare a preference for The Orange Juice as the fullest expression of our boy's genius on a single record. Listening to a lot of the Collins/Juice canon at the moment, and I think if this dangerous critical menace were to burst in on me and my collection and require a choice, I'd have to declare a preference for The Black Session.

If nothing else, this…


Added by Lindo on March 18, 2012 at 5:27 — No Comments

Accoustic Version of ´Losing Sleep`

Hey there,

I´ve just found this version of ´Losing Sleep` good! And please: More videos and versions and tracks like that:-)

Added by Sara Keane on February 5, 2012 at 13:26 — No Comments

'tis the season...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Added by Robin Stevens on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 — No Comments

Albums everyone should own/Yahoo list

One of the front page headline articles on yahoo had a link to Albums Everyone Should Own In The First Half of 2011.  Edwyn was featured.;_ylt=AgE6tJQrnQ8ddsiLb2d5ymLLwSUv

Added by Christian Overfield on September 30, 2011 at 2:32 — No Comments


Hi Grace and Edwyn,


Just finished reading your book "The Restoration..." and wanted to congratulate you on an amazing acievement both literay and endurance wise. An incredible journey which touched me greatly. Your prose ensured that the reader was in those hospital wards and waiting rooms and mouths were absently caught smiling when you and Edwyn achieved another milestone or success.

You spoke of the amazing forsight with regard to Edwyn's prophecy in his lyrics to…


Added by ANTHONY HUTCHINSON on September 12, 2011 at 19:35 — 1 Comment


Hi Edwyn


I hope you read this blog. I just wanted to say how blown away I was by your set at Latitude on Friday, both musically and emotionally. The journey you've made to making great music again left me feeling tremendously uplifted.


Cheers fella.



Added by Michael Bassett on July 19, 2011 at 11:24 — No Comments

Re Scam email on your site?

Hello Edwyn


Sorry I didn't know how to contact you apart from your blog but just to say, you sent me a scam email which I just wanted to worn (spelt wrong, I'm sure?!) I have aphasia too!


On a different subject, I got your 'Home Again ' CD last year which is fab!


Take care, Cressida  

Added by Cressida Melanie Laywood on May 30, 2011 at 9:04 — 1 Comment

Edwyn at Pure Groove Records, July 1st, 2008 with Roddy Frame

Here are some photos from the performance at Pure Groove Records 6-7 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JX at 6.30 pm on Tuesday July 1st. This was to launch Pure Grooves exhibition of the customised Home Again sleeves.




Added by DerMischa on April 26, 2011 at 7:42 — No Comments

Live gig recordings????

Hi All

I am wondering if there is anyone out there with live gig recordings of Orange Juice / Edwyn Collins?

and dare I say it on this site, Josef K ones as well.


Hope to hear soon


Added by Craig Fryatt on April 15, 2011 at 11:20 — No Comments

What a great gig!

For all of you who think about going to one of his shows: DO IT!


What a great evening with an extraordinary band and a wonderful singer. Thank you for showing the young ones how to rock'n'roll!

Added by Mario Mazakarini on February 27, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

Schorndorf !


After waiting 30 odd years to see Edwyn live I eventually managed it last night in Germany,after driving up from Zurich what can I say apart from Genius......

the band was tight and Edwyns voice was just about perfect, I felt 17 again. Thanks also to Will for the excellent service in the shop even if I was a well lubricated difficult customer, the guest vocal spot was pretty good too..

So anyone who has the chance to catch up with the upcoming shows in…


Added by Derek Hyslop on February 23, 2011 at 21:03 — No Comments

Shepherds Bush EMpire Feb 16th - set list anyone?

Hi - could someone kindly post the set-list for the recent Shepherds Bush Empire gig please.


There were a couple of great tracks played that I didn't know...ashamed to admit!


Many thanks



Added by Steve W on February 22, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments

concert at shepherds bush empire - guitar?



Saw edwyn play las wednesday night and it was wonderful.  Great energy and the band were terrific. 

Question - the bass player played an acoustic guitar for one number - does anyone know what guitar it was?? Had a wonderful sound - i guess it was  gibson bit couldn't tell for sure.....cheers Paul 

Added by Wilko on February 20, 2011 at 18:43 — No Comments

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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.

Shareefa Energy Reasoning With Self - Review

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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…




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Edwyn Collins Discography

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Hi allDoes anyone a complete discography of Edwyn's solo career?I couldn't find one on the net.I am sure between us we could create it, but if someone had already written it up, I would like to see…Continue

How To Find Your Audience For A Blog Post?

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