Saturday, November 12, 2005

:: Edwyn Collins :: UPDATE

I've been so lax as of late...but here's the latest on Edwynn

:: Edwyn Collins ::: "News of Edwyn: 4 October 2005-09-23

As most of you know, Edwyn suffered a brain haemorrhage in February of this
year. Following neurosurgery and a long stay in hospital, he came in August,
where he continues his daily fight for recovery.

This fight is on many fronts, but his progress is such that today finds him
back at work in his studio for the first time. He is continuing to mix his
new album with the wonderful assistance of Sebastian Lewsley, his right hand
man and sparring partner for the last 12 years. They take up today where
they left off in February.

A day to remember.

Our Flash site is about to have a makeover, courtesy of Chris from
Fruity Interactive, another of our key men! The bulletin board will get a
much needed facelift. We will, of course, keep the old one available to
view. Your messages over these past months are very precious. Thank you to
all for the wishes thoughts and prayers either via the board or by e-mail
and card. We hope to be able to give you a bit in return in terms of content
and information when we have the new site up and running. Meanwhile our
continued love and thanks for your steadfastness.

If you wish, you can send cards to him at:
West Heath Studios,
West Heath Yard,
174 Mill Lane,
London, NW6 1TB."

And then, on November 8th, Grace wrote:

"Edwyn is doing fine...and dandy. Better all the time. He and Seb have finished rough mixes of all his album tracks and he's taking time for a listen and to familiarise himself with them again. It's a very good record, in my humble opinion. It's hard to explain this, but Edwyn feels quite cut off from his former self . Hence why he doesn't come on here in person. That and also the fact of his communication problems which include learning to speak and read again, use a computer, etc. He is very focused and making gains all the time but mostly this is a very difficult and lonely journey. Hard to know how he copes as well as he does. There is a lot about aphasia on the web which will give you some idea of what he's dealing with. I have to admit to total ignorance before all this, which seems ridiculous when you realise how many people are affected. But be of good cheer. This is an extraordinary man. Thank you for keeping him in your thoughts and for giving me a laugh with your nuttier threads."

It looks like it will be a hard struggle, but it's all up hill from here on out.
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