I have been gathering together an archive of messages sent to Edwyn while he was ill. There were so many and I appreciated them so much. They are all mixed up with my other email, so as I have extracted them have found some that I missed at the time. Here is one I have just stumbled upon. Startled and amazed by the things the internet throws up, I thought I would share it with you:



'This was posted on www.metafilter.com last week - I thought I'd pass
it along just in case Edwyn hadn't heard about Al Green's appreciation
of his version of "L.O.V.E" before:

" I used to own a 45 of Orange Juice's cover of Al Green's Love
(L.O.V.E.)--man, it was one of my favoritest records in the world. I
don't know whether it was Collins or someone else in that band singing
it in that somewhat tuneless, Jonathan Richmanesque reedy voice but
man, it was so heartfelt and sincere--that was the sweetest and most
heartfelt cover of that song I have ever heard.

Years later I got to do a phone interview with Al Green for the Rocket
when he came to Bumbershoot here--which was one of the most fun things
I have ever done--and I asked him if he had heard it. Turns out he
had, he had a copy and he loved it. We both went on about it for about
ten minutes.

Man, oh, man, between us going on about Orange Juice and then Johnny
Mathis, Charles Cross, the Mr. Move The Product Editor of the paper,
got such a hair up his ass that he didn't run the interview. Lucky me,
however--I still got the tape."

I was very sorry to hear about his health problems and send my best
wishes for a speedy recovery.

Regards,
Ryan Shepard

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Comment by robert (bobby) walker on July 7, 2009 at 16:12
Grace,just finished your recent book,read it in two days ,what a compelling read.I was diagnosed as having a stroke 5 weeks ago mild at the time ,but I`ve lost power of sight on right hand side,quite a creepy sensation. Edwyn is certainly no slouch when dealing with a crisis .You both are to be admired for what you have achieved.
Comment by Fnarf on July 3, 2009 at 14:56
I'm always shocked to hear about other Orange Juice fans here in Seattle. Part of the magic of those pre-internet days was the feeling that you were the only one in the world lucky enough to have heard this stuff. Now, everybody's heard everything. Ah, well, The Rocket wasn't a very good magazine, but this article would have made it better. Ryan -- post the Al Green interview now!
Comment by Stephen T Grimes on June 20, 2009 at 11:52
Fantastic! L.O.V.E is a wonderful track and Orange Juice really put there stamp on it. Solstice blessings, Stephen
Comment by Ralph Dartford on June 7, 2009 at 10:31
Wonderful.
Comment by Matt on June 7, 2009 at 7:04
A lovely story Grace.

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