Thursday, May 25, 2006


Can I just say Goodbye to
Ian Copeland, (brother of Stewart and Miles Copeland), who died on Tuesday night
in Los Angeles. Ian was our Agent in America
with his company FBI, (Frontier Booking International),
He made Simple Minds in America along with countless other bands from these shores. I'll see you when I get there Ian. R.I.P.
Derek



Malc Button, Ian Donaldson
Yours Truly, Jane Button
Kirk Brandon.

after the gig in Campbelltown last year
That's the Isle of Arran you see in the
background.

16 Comments:

Blogger Spearbabe said...

I knew Ian Copeland had alot to do with the Mind's over in America... sad new's indeed.

10:17 pm  
Blogger Banny said...

Sad news indeed about Ian.

On a lighter note, it certainly looked a lovely day in that photo!

Derek,
any tips for a crap bass player on getting better? I'm getting there slowly but I want to get there faster!!!

Check out my KLOUT blog and leave us a message, the lads in KLOUT would be made up!!!

Cheers,

Banny.

7:28 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

Banny, what's the full address?

Derek

11:28 pm  
Blogger Banny said...

Hi Derek,

the full address is www.kloutwithak.blogspot.com

this should take you to it or you can always click on my name at the top where it says banny said, and that will take you to it too.

Thanks in advance if you do leave us a message, the lads will never believe that the world famous, best bass player in the world has viewed and left a message for us at KLOUT.

Big it up for "big dan yer man" and don't forget to shout KLOUT!

Cheers,
Banny.

8:37 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

Hi
Sorry to hear about Ian, the picture it's lovely (well the background) lol

Did you say how i can get your promo need it for 9th REM lol

Fun
x

11:14 am  
Blogger Lastgirlstanding said...

Sad to hear about Ian's passing. Nice photo - let's hope that the sun shines at the festivals that you are due to play this summer. Foxy is chomping at the bit to get the promo played at Clyde!!

3:12 pm  
Blogger Bruce said...

bloody hell Dirk, Last time I saw Kirk's pins was when I twinned up with him on the last DMW tour

6:41 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Very nice indeed!

11:39 pm  
Blogger Banny said...

Hi Big Dan,
thanks for leaving your comment and very good advice on my KLOUT blog, the boys in the band are made up.
I hope you enjoyed looking through our blog, maybe you'll keep checking up on us or even turn up at our first gig when we get sorted.

Once again Derek, thanks, and don't forget to shout KLOUT!

Banny.

9:50 am  
Blogger Banny said...

Hey, spearbabe, thanks for visiting the KLOUT site, your comments are very much appreciated. Tell all your mates and maybe we can get everybody into KLOUT.

All the best, Banny.

5:17 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

No prob's Banny, good luck with the band :)

9:46 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

Hi
No one blogging tonight

9:05 pm  
Blogger queen_of_the_mountain said...

HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY DEREK XXX

5:20 am  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

Thanx again Queenie

11:43 am  
Blogger Gunther said...

Hi Derek. We are two simple minds fans from Belgium. Derek, right now we're listening to your rolling bass intro to new gold dream from Werchter 84. It takes our breath away. Derek, do you ever think of joining the minds again? We've been joining the minds across europe recently. We missed your sound. Lotsa love! xxx ps: any chance of ever hearing you playing citizen dance of youth again? Derek, ma son warm lands, we miss you!

1:25 am  
Blogger Gunther said...

Hi Derek. We are two simple minds fans from Belgium. Derek, right now we're listening to your rolling bass intro to new gold dream from Werchter 84. It takes our breath away. Derek, do you ever think of joining the minds again? We've been joining the minds across europe recently. We missed your sound. Lotsa love! xxx ps: any chance of ever hearing you playing citizen dance of youth again? Derek, ma son warm lands, we miss you!

1:25 am  

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