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Seeing as childhood featured so high in most our best of 2017 lists , I add this link to singer ben's latest side project. Not sure I particularly like the tune but interesting video featuring a young modette looking like an extra from 'this is England'

Some great/interesting highlights of 2017, I will indulge (deezer) in many of those .
The no.1 album in my list goes to the hardest working musician of 2017 (worked with- Beck,Thomas Walsh,Noel Gallagher. etc)  =  Jason Falkner  (ex jellyfish) and his collaboration from earlier in the year , a masterpiece of lo fi power pop with great song writing and beatlesque harmonies (think- xtc/dukes of stratosphere) , they even add to the fun with a mid album change of tempo covering a late 50's rocker that sounds and swings like a tune from jungle book (original movie).  lend this 1 your ear and go check out there superb respective back catalogues .

make it be -  r stevie moore & Jason Falkner
Yesterday gone - loyle Carner
witness - Benjamin Booker
Universal high - childhood
Wild kingdom - cotton Mather
The underside of power - Algiers
Michael head - adios senor pussycat
as you were - Liam Gallagher
silver lake - pugwash
needles//pins - goodnight,tomorrow. (punk/new wave)
god first - mr jukes
how the west was won - Peter perrett

Art and illustration / Re: Any mod artists or art about?
« on: December 26, 2017, 01:22:39 PM »

Wife got me this basquiat canvas for Xmas ... to the man cave

Mod fashion and style / Re: Modern parka
« on: December 23, 2017, 09:23:47 PM »
Yes would have preferred without the chest pockets but the properties and assos price (132)
swung it , no badges ... (See below - pretty green Beatles monstrosity)$XXL$&wid=513&fit=constrain

Mod fashion and style / Re: Modern parka
« on: December 22, 2017, 07:41:40 PM »
Sorted thanx for all your input , went for jack wolfskin in khaki . Wife has spirited it away won't get to wear it til Xmas day now ! (hope it snows)'s-parka-green/p3307568

Mod fashion and style / Re: Modern parka
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:43:27 PM »
Big fan of the N3b parka from alpha industries,  which also comes in a slim fit. I wore my dad's until it died of old age and then bought a new one, and I still live it. Keeps you warm, great for scooters, comfy pockets , and a classic look, very Ice Station Zebra.

Great coat but trying to steer clear of the jet fighter look , plans to visit m/c. Outdoor stores this w/end. 

Mod fashion and style / Modern parka
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:51:17 PM »
Looking to buy a winter coat and would like to find a lightweight parka made of tech materials and detailing (waterproof,wind proof,breathable) not wanting to stray to far from the classic look but not necessarily military inspired , I do like the Levi's Davidson (long length) style but would like better properties. anything out there? (250 max)

General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:42:54 PM »
I know Rocketman posted this album up in the "Recent Vinyl Purchases" section but I have to reiterate what a superb 2nd album Benjamin Booker's "Witness" is!

Been listening to some of this. No huge surprise I like the Mavis Staples featured track but the others are pretty good too. Saw him live a couple of years back and didn't do much for me but I'm gradually getting it!

Benjamin has Just announced his Autumn tour , so chance to catch him playing small venues (gorilla Manchester ,tickets secured)  interested in where u saw him previous monkey, was it supporting jack white ?
The new album is definitely high in my end of year list , his debut album was also impressive had this track on constant repeat at the time, the ending where the guitars/band crash in is just sublime .

Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
 Fred Perry sale has some nice priced  merino wool  tops, also sperry type footwear.
(These being my pick)

Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: July 01, 2017, 10:25:27 AM »
Some brands that aren't targeted squarely to mods or 60s buffs offer in their sales some interesting pieces. Suitsupply, to begin with, don't even do sales, but their cotton and linen polos are reasonably priced (60 ) and they have the classic 3 button placket look:

Cotton polo...

.... & linen.

With Reiss sales (already mentioned by me & leeboy) you have to be patient, as the big discounts come late, but this polo collar cardi has already gone down from 130 to 50 and you can still find it in all sizes:

And 2 numbers from COS, a brand I like for their minimalist approach to clothing, shame their sizing is inconsistent (& often too big for my tiny frame):

This take on the hopped top is now 45 (from 95, if I'm not mistaken)

And even better this understated piped cotton top (just 35 from 70):

Awful neck line on the last item , looks like something they wear on muscle beach

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