I visited my local library yesterday to return some books and Grace's book caught my eye as I was walking out.
I'm one of the people Grace describes in the book, someone who loved Edwyn's music but I wasn't a dedicated follower. I have often wondered why I hadn't heard any other records by Edwyn after the fantastic single 'Girl Like You' over the airwaves.
I'm halfway through the book today, much to the annoyance of my family as there is a mountain of housework… Continue
Added by Sharon Clephane on March 20, 2010 at 17:25 —
My husband Neil had a very severe stroke 1 year ago and he has been left with similar difficulties to Edwyn.I,Kathryn his wife,have nearly finished the book Grace wrote and can identify with so much she has written and I am now about to read it to Neil.We have both watched the documentary and have got a great deal of encouragement from it.Neil loved playing his many guitars with a group of amateur friends and has just been made an amazing one handed guitar by a great friend who makes… Continue
Added by Neil Charman on March 13, 2010 at 20:00 —
I just found this online. http://www.eccentricsleevenotes.com/page7.htm
some great photos on the page.
Added by Allan Kingdom on March 12, 2010 at 22:00 —
I wondered who best to speak to to have you come play our festival. we would be honoured to have you, and would really love to have you play. Do you have a booking agent?
We are the Chorlton Arts Festival in Manchester and looking for a headline act, and we want it to be you.
Saw you a couple of years back at the Deaf Institute in Manchester you were awesome.
Added by Philip Hannaway on March 11, 2010 at 17:37 —
Just back from the appearance of Grace and Edwyn at Aye Write. Great chat and a fantastic gig! So good to hear him in such fine voice. Emotional and just fantastic.
Added by Campbell Mitchell on March 10, 2010 at 23:01 —
grace i have just reaad the book and it was wonderful ,i have been a big fan of edwyns since i saw orange juice at the bristol berkley about 1981 edwyn had a terrible cold but they were great ,we spoke afterwards and i never forgot it
keep writing and playing xxxxxx
Added by neil palmer on March 6, 2010 at 22:20 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Alan Jeffrey Moore on February 5, 2010 at 8:52 —
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 —
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 —
.... 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 —
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 Syntax...so here is the king of it!…
Added by Bob on December 12, 2009 at 22:21 —
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
David J Pichilingi
Added by David J Pichilingi on December 1, 2009 at 21:12 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —