A few months ago Justin Currie became involved with a Glasgow based charity offering to auction one of his songs to raise some cash. The Del Amitri fan page that I enjoy immensely under another of my on-line pseudonyms, picked up on this and a chain of events has unfolded that brings me to posting this notice here.
This week there is an album of Del Amitri covers being released from which money will be raised to go to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. https://www.sbhscotland.org.uk/del-amitri-cd All chosen from a vast selection of songs sent in by professional artists, amateurs and just fans of the band. Ricky Ross, The O’s, Tom Mcrae, Naomi Bedford and Travis to name just a few. “Nothing Ever Happens” by Travis is being released as a Christmas single.
Now I realise we can all become charity jaded but this album has come from a seed of an idea, developed by fans of the band, surpassed all expectations in sheer volume of songs recorded and quality and will give you a fine collections of songs “Pasted Beyond Recognition”. Of course I’m biased, I’m Dave Amitri but if you’re struggling for a gift for one of your music loving friends then this could be the very thing. In fact from my first waking hours this morning until now I have wanted to do my bit and try to change everything by purchasing this CD. Life can at times be twisted and the clouds can rain on some other suckers parade but every now and then you need to ask yourself, “Can You Do Me Good?