The Possibilities Are Endless - Edwyn Collins documentary.

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The Possibilities Are Endless - Edwyn Collins documentary.

Post by Michael Quentin » Tue Nov 11, 2014 19:21

(Hope this is the right place for this - I'd be shocked if good old Edwyn wasn't considered to be indiepop, and I know it's a film, but it's Edwyn, isn't it?)

I'm off to the Dancehouse in Manchester on Friday night, to see this film followed by a QandA, followed by a short acoustic set. How fantastic. Best of all I'm going with my youngest son, Edwyn, aged 11. He was never deliberately named after Edwyn Collins. It was never said out loud or discussed, but it was one of the names on the list that we had drawn up and when we saw him after he was born he was always going to be Our Edwyn. Blighted by a name he's going to have to spell out for the rest of his life and surround by not-Edwyns and the occasional Edwin. So, we're having a boys' night out to see somebody with the exact same first name. The only other one we've found so far was Edwyn Jones Electrical Shop in Bala, Wales. Maybe one day we'll go there together.

So, my ramblings aside, anybody else going and has anybody seen it?

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Post by Jane » Wed Nov 12, 2014 18:53

The film is fantastic and very moving. My nephew has Edwyn as a middle name after the great man. Unfortunately, despite this, he has terrible music tastes!

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Post by mkgleeds » Wed Nov 12, 2014 20:15

I saw it last week with the same Q&A and acoustic gig set up. Its excellent.

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Post by islandhopper » Wed Nov 12, 2014 22:42

I sadly missed the acoustic bit in Glasgow but going to see the film tomorrow.

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Post by Yex » Wed Nov 12, 2014 23:45

I wish it was playing in the US somewhere other than Minneapolis. I guess I'll have to download it from itunes.
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Post by andyswapsie » Thu Nov 13, 2014 13:07

Me and Huw are going to the Manchester Q&A on Friday night. Really looking forward to it. The two times I've seen him play live have been a couple of the most life affirming shows I've ever been to. He just generally seems thrilled to be back doing what he does. And the pride with which he introduced his son onstage to play with him was really something. Just ace!

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Post by Michael Quentin » Sat Nov 15, 2014 00:02

andyswapsie wrote:Me and Huw are going to the Manchester Q&A on Friday night. Really looking forward to it. The two times I've seen him play live have been a couple of the most life affirming shows I've ever been to. He just generally seems thrilled to be back doing what he does. And the pride with which he introduced his son onstage to play with him was really something. Just ace!
Fantastic, wasn't it? Me and Ed accidentally ended up being first at the signing queue when we were waiting to pay for postcards so he ended up getting one autographed. Apologies for butting in if you were in the queue. ~smiley face~

It'll be 34 years next month since I first saw Orange Juice. Time flies.

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Post by andyswapsie » Sat Nov 15, 2014 14:37

Michael Quentin wrote:Fantastic, wasn't it? Me and Ed accidentally ended up being first at the signing queue when we were waiting to pay for postcards so he ended up getting one autographed. Apologies for butting in if you were in the queue. ~smiley face~

It'll be 34 years next month since I first saw Orange Juice. Time flies.
Brilliant! I could've watched Edwyn and Grace chatting away all night - they've become quite a double act. Give 'em a TV show I say!

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