Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Finally, the double CD and DVD of singer Jimmy Somerville's singles and pop promos with Bronski Beat and The Communards - the groups he fronted in the 80s and 90s, and also his solo work. I loved his versin of "Hurts So Good" in 1995 and had both CD singles, including the Sly & Robbie mixes, funky or what! The UK video (below) has him in muscle mary mode. Then there is the original "Smalltown Boy" which we related to back in 1985 - and that 2014 stripped down new version, where the older Jimmy, still with that piercing voice, gets one all over again. He is still here ! I must dig out that album of his "Dare to Love". Good too to see him and Boy George working together this year, as per previous post- music label.