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Thread #115584   Message #2575840
Posted By: GUEST,Old Green Bell
25-Feb-09 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Remember Colin Scot?
Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
Ah, Scottie. Funnily enough I was just putting together a show featuring "Lovers Carousel" by him & "Crazy Amsterdam" from Alan Taylor, partly inspired by the death of John Martyn, another lover of the cup that cheers. Scottie never wrote much, but some of it was great & I parody his "Missing Mr. Marley" sometimes.

We knew him & Leslie well in the seventies & eighties before we moved to the states in '86. I'd book him when he toured & they'd stay for a few days of fun and amnesia. He always filled the place, everyone left happily, but then it would all begin again....

Somehow he managed to exude love and good will more than anyone I've known, and in Leslie he had the perfect soul mate. I'm pleased they found each other, we stayed with them in Amsterdam a few times and he seemed to have found a great life there with the respect that he deserved. I don't know why he never really made it, I suspect because he had an in-built BS meter and didn't handle being told what to do well.

I'll always miss him and the big hugs, stories of Disneyland, "just one drink more" and love, rarely heard him say bad of anyone.

Thanks for thinking of him