Friday, July 31, 2009

IF - Modify

This is probably the most tenuous link yet, yesterday I modified my picture to this on Edwyn Collins website .... oh please stop the groaning.

The background is in reference to the band Orange Juice, which he formed in the early 80's and belonged to the influential Postcard Record roster. This is them below, they released four albums and had a big hit single in the UK with Rip It Up, before splitting in 1985.
Edwyn went solo producing some critically acclaimed albums, but didn't really hit pay dirt until A Girl Like You in 1994. Sadly in February 2005 he suffered a major cerebal hemorrhage, he underwent an operation, reportedly after suffering a second hemorrhage. The procedure was successful, miraciously he toured last year and I was luck enough to see him play twice. His partner and managerGrace Maxwell has written a book about his illness and rehabilitation - Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins. I was lucky enough to meet them both at a book reading and signing in Manchester earlier this week.

3 comments:

Nothinglikeit said...

Nice story and I like the illustration!

Owl Eng said...

Cool illo! love you matched the sliced orange with the cool character here! enjoy reading your sharing too ;)

theartofpuro said...

Lovely illo and so in summer style:)