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Books and other printed media / Re: The Suave Collective
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:01:40 AM »
Thanks Ian - glad you enjoyed reading Seven Day Fool. Its really nice seeing positive feedback.

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Books and other printed media / Runaway Soul!
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:34:37 PM »
My latest collection of Modernist Beat Poetry - Runaway Soul! is out now available from various online retailers. Celebrated Mod Fiction author Jason Brummell has also written a review which I wish to share as it is, in my opinion, a great review :D

Jason Disley's RUNAWAY SOUL review:
Jason's latest collection of poetry is centred around Soul; both musically and metaphysically. The playful modal and lyrical word-play swing of his previous Jazz and Blues inflected prose is replaced here by a more four-to-the-floor heart-beating rhythm and the rhymes are neater in their metre, immersed here in a Tamla feel.

There is both light and shade in this collection and the darker hues are heavy, (Heavy Soul anyone?) and are a harder read - an all too familiar recognition of the state of things in the World today and the depressing inevitability of it in the hands of Governments, their Media bedfellows (so just who is holding who to account these days) and those whose privilege seems to stop at their own front door leaves a bitter taste.

On the flip-side is the soaring joy of those fleeting perfect escapist moments of life and dance floor that make being in the moment (not so much trapped in the moment but free in that instant) the highest of highs. The uplifting and positive side of the coin is a true wonder to be a part of and an enjoyable read.

As ever with Jason's poetry there are some wonderfully evocative lines... A Different Life begins 'The streets of the city, wet with pleasure reveal amber reflections of squat ugly black cabs...' a poem that sees this scene from the eyes of those on a night out and a homeless man. The Gil Scott-Heron-esque line 'Circumstance can be a BITCH!' is particularly powerful.

I also particularly enjoyed the caffeine-fuelled fantasy of Words of Wisdom from an Absolute Beginner who is then snapped out of his escapist reverie by the finishing of his coffee and folding '... the paper and place it on the empty seat beside me...'

Another highlight is the Bobby Tarlton inspired Soul Believer with its marvellous ending 'Wear your hat the right way round and go LIVE your life...'

This collection is highly recommended and well worth adding to his other works - available via Lulu, Amazon or easier still via Jason himself

As expected there are a number of nods to Soul artists; James Brown, Mose Allison, Sharon Jones, Smokey, Rob Galliano (a very big influence) and also the socially conscious Marvin, Curtis and the aforementioned GSH.





Follow the link below if you'd like to purchase.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326925873/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488396414&sr=8-6&keywords=Runaway+Soul%21

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Over the last couple of years I have been getting back to one of my favourite creative past times - writing. This year has seen myself complete a novella which I hope to see published at some point. Called,  Seven Day Fool.  It is a private eye/ detective tale set in Manchester in 1965 with plenty of interest to mods, social historians and thriller fans alike. But, whilst I wait for a release date, I have returned to writing poetry, writing a book called, Jazz Poetry - Improvisations In Language   -
A collection of Jazz related poems - that was produced with an accompanying playlist of tunes that compliment the collection.
I was very enthused by its reception on its publication,  and soon set about  writing another collection to follow on from the last. This one - Beat, Blues and the Rhythm of Fools is a collection that I am especially pleased with. Commenting on life now, it uses The Blues, and other musical influences to help convey my spontaneous thoughts on life and society now as well as paying homages to blues artists, such as Slim Harpo and Howlin Wolf. Influenced by the original Beat Generation it is written in a style that is free flowing at times but also irregular at others - akin to Jazz, and Blues rhythm's.  Jason Brummell kindly delivers a foreword to the book and states it is Unashamed in its emotional nakedness.
I hope that it connects with people and felt that as it covers a wide range of topics and is typical of the Mod mindset I felt it only right to share it here. So forgive me for what seems like just a plug, but in true mod fashion I wish to show it off and look forward to hearing your comments on this endeavour and even comments on the books should you have read them.
Cheers Jason Disley.




Both Jazz Poetry - Improvisations In Language and Beat, Blues and the Rhythm of Fools are available from lulu.com and in the coming weeks will be available from Amazon.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:50:12 PM »




Wore this out to the pub recently, not to everyones taste I'm sure!
Vintage button down from Oliver at Fitzgerald's Closet
Hanes tee
Sperry CVO's
Pretty Green jeans - bought these 3-4 years back now and to my surprise they are still going. Didn't expect them to make a decent enough pair of jeans, rise isn't too bad and the fit is slim enough and far from loose fitting.
Got a few more pics to put on when I've got the time!

Great look -and totally agree with the Nick Waterhouse comparison.  :)

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Books and other printed media / Re: JOCKS AND NERDS
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:57:27 PM »
I do like this magazine. I've read them all on issuu and have even contacted tang@jocksandnerds and had a hard copy of one issue posted down here to the English Riviera. Just cost me postage -but well worth it.  8) Probably get more in the future.

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Books and other printed media / Re: Mods The New Religion
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:51:51 PM »
Picked  mine up from the local sorting  office yesterday as I was at work when they tried to deliver it. But you know - it doesn't matter that I had to wait another 24 hours to get it. Well worth the money spent - its a masterpiece and superbly tailored to my tastes. Been reading it most of today.  8)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:13:15 AM »
Cheers Jase, have we met? I know that many people that I lose track sorry.

Just taken delivery of some new trousers from Gill at Cock of the Walk. Also have 2" x 1" belt loops. Its a midnight blue barathea with paisley lining.

Wearing tomorrow at Pelican R&B club with check sports jackets (by Smithards Tailors Leeds), pink DNA shirt, knitted tie and tassle Weejuns. Those photos to follow.







Think im also going to pair them up with a seersuker jacket i'm having made.

As ever  impeccable taste Neil. Looking forward to seeing the full ensemble. You've always been a sharp cat. :0)

No Neil -we haven't actually  met but  I've  been a member  of  the Modculture forums for a long  long  time and have often seen your  posts  especially  in TWAYWT. Just a fan of impeccable style and a greatly  informed  knowledge of how to dress appropriately. I don't  post  much  -more of a lurker really.  :) (I hate  calling  myself a  lurker -it sounds  kind  of seedy -which I'm  not lol.)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:20:10 AM »
Just taken delivery of some new trousers from Gill at Cock of the Walk. Also have 2" x 1" belt loops. Its a midnight blue barathea with paisley lining.

Wearing tomorrow at Pelican R&B club with check sports jackets (by Smithards Tailors Leeds), pink DNA shirt, knitted tie and tassle Weejuns. Those photos to follow.







Think im also going to pair them up with a seersuker jacket i'm having made.

As ever  impeccable taste Neil. Looking forward to seeing the full ensemble. You've always been a sharp cat. :0)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:18:02 AM »
Here's a Wetherspoon's toilet 'selfie' for you all.



Looking smart Jonny. I like the large collars. Don't  know why but  I do. Always  like that shade  of green too.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: January 02, 2014, 02:19:55 PM »
I love the look at those, Jase!

How's the fit?

They are  lovely if just a bit higher wasted than what I'm used to. Tend to wear  braces with them so they sit right. Other than that I'm really chuffed with them.

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