As a man who has served Queen and Country, his career strongly influences this life story told in music.
The longest time was spent actually choosing a track, I really really wanted to do motorhead, because hawkwind and motorhead were so influential in my own life story.
I also remember how deeply tragic it felt when Kirsty McColl was killed, and I remember her mother talking about the boys she left behind and the impact it had on their young lives. And as a child who lost my own mother I wondered what it might feel like to be able to hear your Mom's voice anytime you like?
Kirsty's cover of this epic Billy Bragg song about our ability to glaze over the awkward harsh truths with a veneer of make believe is a classic, for sure.
my fave line = 'when the phone didn't ring I knew it wasn't you' (Bragg you are a true poet)
The extra verses Billy wrote for Kirsty he now sings himself when he performs this song, in tribute.
So Kirsty won and Motorhead is still up for grabs,
I had fun adding to the other pages too:
Vienna - added to Pat's lovely colour palette with keys and bindings:
Tainted love - I was thinking boys and style and design and all the Marc Almond/Boy George stuff:
so I collaged in some extra's
Freebird, I just added a subtle echo of the cage:
Couldn't resist!!!! I regret not seeing Queen live....
And finally New England:
Card, wax paper, imagery, wax crayon, machine stitching, embossing, and trinket
I don't want to change the world,
I'm not looking for a New England
Are you looking for another girl?