Meeting Midge


Me and Midge, Johnny D's, Somerville, MA Feb 21, 2015.

Me and Midge, Johnny D's, Somerville, MA Feb 21, 2015.

My signed vinyl copy of Vienna!

My signed vinyl copy of Vienna!

Another childhood hero checked off my bucket list: Midge Ure. Who's that you say? I've loved this man since I was 11, first turned on to his band Ultravox via MTV. He's more known for penning and producing the 80's BAND-AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World)" with Bob Geldof. Ultravox was a great musical influence on me as well as graphical. They had some fantastic artsy, yet nicely designed covers for that time. I used to trace them, redrawing the typography, learning my future craft. So when I heard he was playing a small club in Somerville, MA, I couldn't resist. He was fantastic, great voice, engaging, funny as hell. I balled like a baby after he sung "Vienna", one of my all-time fave songs. He signed some of my vinyl and gave me a great big smile and said "my pleasure". He even let me rub in big bald beautiful Scottish head!