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Films / TV / Re: Talking Pictures TV
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:02:21 PM »

General music chat / Re: Recent vinyl purchases
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:34:34 PM »
Dexys. "Let the record show: Dexys do Irish and country soul" ....... from 2016. Bought it on the strength of Grazing in the Grass. Hated the rest at first ....... now love it.

General music chat / Re: Britpop
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:29:37 PM »
Even though it wasn't really "my era", late '70s and early '80s punk was really ..... I liked a lot of the britpop era stuff. I used to DJ at a club night called modernworld around 1996 and we got sent loads of singles to play out. I thought Oasis were great at the start ...... Supersonic I thought was superb. I got to see them at a little venue in Southampton called The Joiners (held about 150) on a co-headline tour with a band called Whiteout who I thought were really good.

I think the Britpop era threw up some great singles although I can't in all honesty say that the albums I have are packed with similar quality, although similar to the mod revival bands of the "79 era maybe? For me OCS had some decent quality, Shed 7 too. The club I DJ-ed had a band called Santa Cruz who played a couple of times, from Bristol ..... they were great i thought although not sure they wanted to be pigeonholed as Britpop.

I also liked the stuff coming out under the Acid Jazz banner ....... Corduroy I got to see around "91 in Nottingham, at the University bar and there was only a handful of other people there. I'd seen Boys Wonder previously too, some people say they're the original Britpop band.

I thought the Weller early stuff was great too ..... The Paul Weller Movement tour gave a hint but the first album, Wild Wood and Stanley Road I though were excellent. These days I still like his more acoustic stuff.

Mod fashion and style / Re: New Baracutas
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:08:18 PM »
anyone know what the fit is like compared to the ones from a few years ago?

General music chat / Re: Recent vinyl purchases
« on: January 19, 2020, 09:15:20 PM »
The new PP Arnold LP ...... really like it.

Banter / Re: Isle Of White
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:15:14 PM »
Fantastic, thanks for that hipshaker. My brother brought our tickets, but he's lying in the sun in Zante atm, he's home on Saturday so will find out about the refund then.

No worries, still plenty on I think.

As for the refund, we were told they were all processed. The hotel set the online payment system up so we're at the mercy of the info they give us. They're straight up people so should all be sorted.

Banter / Re: Isle Of White
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:58:56 PM »
These might be suitable,  taken from the Isle of Wight Rally Facebook group (I edited others that might not suit out), hence the format ..... hopefully you got a refund sorted ok?

Venue: Blacksheep Bar, Ryde
Event: Three Button Heroes
Nights: Friday - Sunday
Bands: n/a
DJs: Kev Lock & Soulful Sally

Venue: Coburgs, Ryde
Event: Ricky Tick
Nights: Thursday - Saturday
Bands: n/a
DJs: Ricky Tick DJs plus Karl Morgan

Venue: The Crown, Ryde
Event: Northern Soul at The Crown
Nights: Thursday - Sunday
Bands: n/a
DJs: Pete Kelross, Kev Johansen, Lindsay Jobling, The Major, Jimmy Drake, Scouse, Bernie Francy

Venue: The Falcon, Ryde
Event: Soulville Sounds
Nights: Friday
Bands: No
DJs: Soulville Sounds DJs

Venue: The Marine Bar, Ryde
Event: Rhythm & Soul Party including The LJB Alldayer on Saturday and Southampton Soul Club Alldayer on Sunday
Nights: Thursday - Monday
Bands: n/a
Alfie Linney, Johnny Weston, Tobias Hermanns, Fiona Shelton, Wigan Brian, mtbc, Pat Murphy, Tim Smithers, Rod Forder, Remy Soul, Mitch, Ray & Tara

Venue: Riverside, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR
Event: 'BREAKAWAY" Northern Soul All Dayer
Nights: Saturday (12 Noon to 12 Midnight)
Bands: NO
Ann Taylor, John Herbert, Steve Price, David Ryan Mitch Drake, Les Csonge, Vicky Sanders, Ian Gregory, Mark Davis + Guests

Venue: Royal Esplanade Hotel
Nights: Friday - Sunday
Bands: n/a
DJs: Soul on the Square DJs, Mickee Edwards, Miss Chelle plus friends

Venue: Ryde Castle Hotel, Ryde
Event: The Happening
Nights: Friday - Sunday, including Saturday and Sunday midday until 5pm outside in the beer garden
Bands: n/a
DJs: Danny Peach, Rob Messer, Jon Drake, Ann Taylor, Mark Bale, Ian Stebbings, Kev Mahony

Scoots and scootering / Re: Lambretta Vendetta
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:30:40 AM »
After all the PX chat I must admit that I have heard reasonable reports about the Scomadi and excellent things about the Vespa GTS but still the PX is best choice as a true classic.
Meanwhile I am about to shoehorn a modern vespa 125 engine (auto) into a 1952 Lambretta LD ( very early French one) .  Should be a laugh, don't tell the purists. Photo later in the year if it works out.

I don't mind the look of the new Lambretta ...... there's been loads of criticism about the loss and how it won't appeal to scooterists here, however I imagine that will be just a small part of their market.
I've got a GTS 300 and I have to say it is excellent for work. Very quick away from the lights, agile enough to filter in most situations and comfortable on the motorway. The only downside is i miss the smell and sound of 2 stroke. I like the look too ...... but then i also like the ET and LX models. I'm not a fan of the boxy PX shape, although i had a T5. I keep the Lambrettta for Sundays.

Upcoming mod events / Re: Hipshaker - IOW Scooter Rally 2016
« on: August 23, 2016, 10:07:09 PM »
As expected Friday has sold out too ......... we released an extra 50 tickets for each night but they went fairly quickly. Still a few left for Sunday and a couple of hotel B7B packages left too.

Upcoming mod events / Re: Hipshaker - IOW Scooter Rally 2016
« on: July 03, 2016, 07:59:55 PM »
ha ha ...... yes, I don't blame you. I did it on theThursday night and was very close to vomiting. Much longer and more twisty than I expected. We're glad to be back in Ryde.

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