GLASS eyes continued. John Sword at Glasgow meat market remembers his father telling him about catching the no. 2 bus in Stockwell Street with a friend who had a glass eye.
She let them on.
CUP final fever in Edinburgh, where the Luath Press has re-released the book of fans’ memories entitled We Are Hibernian in which we learn that the Proclaimers have always kept the cup final date clear from any gigs every year just in case, despite the mocking of non Hibees. And singer Fish – remember the Hibs top is green with white sleeves, and the Arsenal top red with white sleeves– recalls: “I also loved Arsenal, because you could buy Arsenal videos, turn the colour down, and watch Hibs play really well in Europe.”
SAD to hear of the death of sculptor and all-round good guy George Wyllie. We well remember Mark MacLachlan recounting how he visited a Tramway exhibition years ago with his young son who touched an item with his soft toy, and was told off by an attendant for “destroying the artworks”.
Said Mark: “A sprightly older man emerged from nowhere and whispered, ‘Never you mind son, gie it laldy!’ It was none other than George Wyllie.”
HUSBAND and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, who perform as The Handsome Family, are playing at St Andrews in the Square in Glasgow tonight. Mike Ritchie tells us: “Their between-song chat is worth the ticket price alone. During a previous gig in the city, Mrs Sparks introduced one track with the explanation, ‘This is a song about insects. No, not incest, I’m not interested in that – you haven’t seen my side of the family’.”
A POLITICAL observer points out: “When Tommy Sheridan was arrested for perjury in his case against the News of the World, he announced, ‘I believe I am the victim of a political witch-hunt’. Then this week the husband of former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks now arrested, says the couple are ‘victims of a witch-hunt’.
“What goes around comes around as my granny used to say.”
TALKING of grannies, a chic, immaculately-dressed woman from Busby was showing her friends pictures of his first grand-child. “How does it feel to be a granny?” one of her friends slyly asked.
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