Stuart Adamson memorial bench dedication ceremony

For those who are unaware, a Big Country fan from Wigan (Gwenda Matthews) has for some time now been coordinating a fundraising project and liaising with Fife Council to have a permanent memorial bench placed in Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline (known locally as The Glen) entirely financed by fans of Stuart Adamson and those bands with which he is synonymous.

The funds include those raised at the last major Skids Fans Gathering for a similar project at that time which was never completed.

The bench has now been manufactured and engraved with several sets of Stuart’s lyrics and fitted with a commemorative plaque.

Following a meeting between Gwenda Matthews and Colin Gourlay with two Council Reps in the Glen on Friday afternoon, they have now determined an agreed date for the unveiling of the bench on Saturday 24th September around 12:00 and a short dedication ceremony will take place at this time in a temporary location to the east of the pond until a permanent location is prepared on the west side of the pond following some new landscaping works to be completed before December 16th 2011 (the tenth anniversary of his passing).

Richard Jobson latest movie to premiere at BFI London Film Festival

 

The World Premiere of THE SOMNAMBULISTS is on Friday 14 October with additional screenings on Saturday 15 and Monday 17 October
Tickets go on sale to the public Monday 26 September via the BFI website (www.bfi.org.uk/lff)

Fri 14 | 21:00 | Vue Screen 3 PRIORITY BOOKING
Sat 15 | 15:30 | Vue Screen 3 PRIORITY BOOKING
Mon 17 | 13:00 | Vue Screen 3 PRIORITY BOOKING

Richard Jobson’s new film THE SOMNAMBULISTS surrounds 15 testimonies from British
servicemen and women who were involved in the Iraq conflict in Basra.
They have a ghostly presence as they talk about their experiences in a near documentary
style, after each testimony the camera glides into the lives that might have been and the
people they left behind.
Jobson says ‘Like many people I was angered by the Iraq war and like most people did
nothing about it. This is my response to that apathy. In the film although it appears that the
speakers are the ghostly presence, it is in fact we the audience who are the
Somnambulists, it is we who were sleep walking in the build up to the war and its tragic
aftermath.’
The story was heavily influenced by the work of photographer Joanna Kane who’s
exhibition The Somnambulists at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery left Jobson deeply
impressed by it’s haunting vision of the space between life and death.
The Somnambulists is produced by Richard Jobson and Alan McKenna for No Bad Films.
The Somnambulists was shot using the Canon 5Dmk2 and 7D


The Somnambulists on the BFI Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1808

Richard Jobson’s committed, imaginative response to our collective apathy to the war in Iraq.

Created as a response to our collective apathy to the war in Iraq, this new film marks something of an intriguing departure for Richard Jobson. Inspired by the photographs of Joanna Kane, whose haunting work explores the space between life and death, Jobson has gathered together the testimonies of servicemen and women participating in the conflict in Basra. Contributors are starkly but effectively filmed against a black backdrop, so we concentrate on their words, without distraction. Between these semi-documentary portraits are poetic fragments, glimpses of the lives they have left behind or might have had. Regular soldiers, a bomb disposal expert, a couple of medics and a commanding officer all bear witness to the recurring themes of the conflict: heat, dust, confusion, bravery, camaraderie, vulnerability, terror, loss. For the most part these are ordinary people sent to do an extraordinary job, and varied as their testimonies are, their cumulative effect leaves little doubt of the human cost and tragedy of this war. Jobson is a filmmaker who always works at the cutting edge of technology; here he uses that craft to powerful and memorable effect.

Sandra Hebron

The Singles Collection 1978-1981

Captain Oi! are to release the first official career round up of the Skids singles both A-sides and B-sides, this is scheduled for around October this year.

The release will be a double CD in a Deluxe Clamshell box with an excellent booklet with details and artwork from the original singles and also includes some foriegn sleeves.

The CDs will have 33 tracks

TRACK LISTING:

 

DISC 1

1. CHARLES 
 2. REASONS
 3. TEST-TUBE BABIES
 4. SWEET SUBURBIA 
 5. OPEN SOUND
 6. THE SAINTS ARE COMING 
 7. OF ONE SKIN
 8. NIGHT AND DAY
 9. CONTUSION
 10. INTO THE VALLEY 
 11. T.V.STARS (Live)
 12. MASQUERADE 
 13. OUT OF TOWN
 14. ANOTHER EMOTION
 15. AFTERMATH DUB
 16. CHARADE 
 17. GREY PARADE

DISC 2
 
 1. WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR 
 2. VANGUARD’S CRUSADE
 3. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
 4. HYMNS FROM A HAUNTED BALLROOM
 5. ANIMATION 
 6. PROS AND CONS
 7. CIRCUS GAMES 
 8. ONE DECREE
 9. GOODBYE CIVILIAN 
 10. MONKEY McGUIRE MEETS SPECKY POTTER
 BEHIND LOCHORE INSTITUTE
 11. WOMAN IN WINTER 
 12. WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR (Live)
 13. FIELDS 
 14. BRAVE MEN
 15. IONA 
 16. BLOOD AND SOIL 

Click the banner above to visit www.captainoi.com for more Skids releases and purchase other great music from their website.

 

 

TITLE: The Singles Collection 1978-1981
CATALOGUE NUMBER: AHOY DCD 313
FORMAT: DOUBLE CD in Deluxe Clamshell Box with Booklet which includes liner notes for each track plus the original sleeve.
PRICE: £12.99 INCLUDING delivery in the UK
£13.99 inc delivery to Europe
£14.99 inc delivery to Rest Of World

 

The Skids - Masquerade (PSST Remix 2011)

The Skids - Masquerade (PSST Remix 2011) by oddydoodle Crunching extended remix of the Skids classic single 'Masquerade'. Digitally enhanced for 2011 this new version features a beautifully crafted celtic styled ending. "Music to move mountains" - Stuart Adamson (RIP). This version was produced by Paul Hammond, with fellow punkrocker 'Dusty Moonan adding the 'Live' Orgasmic Funker style guitar sound. The recording was done simeltaneously online with Paul programming the track in Prestatyn North Wales whilst Dusty was recording guitars in Glasgow..........the power of the internet! Overall this a heavier & longer version than the original - a great tune by a great band! This track is also available as a download please CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THIS MP3

Location for The Stuart Adamson Memorial Bench has been decided

The location of the Stuart Adamson memorial bench has been decided by Dunfermline Council the bench will be situated near the Lilly Pond in Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline.
For those who are on facebook a photograph is shown.
The bench is still in the process of being made it has been 4 wks already! It was stated it would be 4-6 weeks so it should be soon. Will give you two weeks notice for fans to arrange to attend the unveiling.
If you need anymore info you can email me direct at :- gwenda.matthews265@btinternet.com
many thanks everyone for making this happen.
Gwenda Matthews

Colin Gourlay wrote "There are other memorial benches around and to the north of the pond. For those who don't know 'The Glen' (as we locals like to call it) the lilypond is pretty much in the centre of the park. It's within sight of the Pavilion (with several historic connections for both Skids and Big Country) and within sight of a public toilet block (which is manned a lot of the day so there will be someone to watch over it). The pond has many flowering lilies and is populated with goldfish. It's both in a central and busy area of the Glen while at the same time it can be kinda secluded and quiet. Ideal in my opinion. The installation date and arrangements will follow. Hope you all approve. Best, Ghoulz

4 guest passes available to see Russell Webb on Friday 22nd July

Russell Webb will be they special guest to Harripaul on Friday July 22nd at The Hat Factory in Luton, we have 4 guest passes available up for grabs.
To enter simply email cob@the-skids.co.uk and ask for 2 guest passes!
Entry is limited to 2 passes per entry
The winners will be notified by email :)

 

Skids lyrics for Stuart Adamson Memorial bench

 

Skids lyrics have now been chosen for the Stuart Adamson Memorial Bench in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

The chosen lyrics are taken from the Skids first Album, Scared To Dance, from the song titled Scared To Dance, originally released in 1979.

The lyrics will read as follows, “I want you to walk home, I want you to hold but I’m Scared to Dance” these lyrics are some of the few written by Stuart during his time with the Skids, a fitting tribute to mark on the memorial bench.

Update on Stuart Adamson memorial bench fund

 

UPDATE ON MEMORIAL FUND...........

4 sets of lyrics have been choosen for the Stuart Adamson memorial bench. These have been choosen from a poll voted for by facebook bc fans. These are as follows:

1) Here is strength for us to find, to turn the old to new and wipe our eyes of misty years and see the future through

2) Your name will never die; this time will be forever

3) In a big country dreams stay with you like a lover's vioce fires the mountainside Stay Alive !

4) Some days will stay a thousand years some pass like the flash of a spark who knows where all our days go !

This fund is less than £100 short of its mark, please help by making a donation by following the link below

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MFJ3DF6MQXX94

 

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