Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Me and Peter Gabriel backstage at the Massey Hall in Toronto. This was just before I went onstage with Simple Minds. Peter was a good friend to the band. I saw Peter frequently after leaving the band. When I worked at 'Tears for Fears' studio,(The Woolhall, in Beckington, near Bath) , with Propaganda. Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller and I would make visits to Peter's studio (Real World), in Box, near Bath. It's a fantastic place. It has a trout filled river running under a glass floor in the Drum recording room. He was anothe huge influence on me. The album, 'Foxtrot' by Genesis, was almost worn out on my turntable at home. Needless to say, Jim and Charlie were also big fans of Peter. We toured with him all over Europe in the early eighties, and also appeared onstage with him a few times on the tour.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

There's my old mate Ronno, (Mick Ronson).

If it wasn't for Ronno, I may never have followed

my dream of being a Rockstar.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Here's another young Simple Minded Chap for your quiz!

His pseudonym here is Nazareno Gabarelli.

Now living in Australia

Who is he?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Back row
Left to right
John Henry Forbes
my brother
John McLean Corson (Ian/Jock)
my cousin(with guitar)
Sixteen year old me
in my bedroom in
Brockburn Road, Pollok

Thursday, March 16, 2006

That's ma Boy

Kai Forbes



at Callander

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Who's this Simple Minded young chap?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Oran Mor hosts the beautiful people

Live onstage

and the Aftershow party

What a night that was.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

This is for the growing number of Jane Button fans out there.

That's Jim Prime of Deacon Blue in the background.

He played keyboards for our very first gig at Glasgow Green.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Fantastic Steve 'Smiley' Barnard

This was taken onstage at Port Patrick

Keep phoning King Tut's for tickets to

avoid disappointment.

The gig is on the 21st of April

The Management.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Few Good Men at Callander
Nice photograph, taken by our other drummer Malc Button. Classy , with a black and white feel.
I am still being accosted in the street by people who were at the gig.
Lawdy Mama that was a great night,
but so was Jaques de Molay.
More gigs are being discussed.
More songs have been written.
That Bruce Watson has inspired me.
Let's there's a song!

The redoubtable Mr. Steve Harris.

Bruce heaps praise on Steve after last shows

Steve and Smiley enjoyed their initiation

into 'Chewin the Fat' on our three day


Incidentally, Bruce must be related to the 'Unsinkable

Molly Brown', 'cos he's been on nearly every modern

day vessel that has sunk, luckily after he'd been on it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bear with me folks.
I can't seem to load any photographs onto my site.
Normal service will resume as soon as possible.

The Management