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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: Today at 08:52:48 AM »
Stop it, pocket haters  ;D, I've taken a punt on that, now fingers crossed re. size, H&M size charts are a bit confusing (they recommended a Medium for me!  :o)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: eBay clothing finds
« on: Today at 08:50:20 AM »
Quite literally, Laird  ;D You should give it a try, it was in the cards

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A no uncommon scenario is havin' tae explain tae an aggrieved lawyer that the reason they cannae huv a personal copy ay a certain text is cos it costs 800+.  Certain journals in that field cost hundreds fur a yearly subscription ay 12 slim monthly issues.

So if ah find the content reasonably interestin' ah'll probably buy subsequent issues.

 :o


Hope that wee "shocked" face refers tae the cost ay law books rather than bein' astounded ah kin read.    ;D


Actually wi' less than a full quota comin' intae the office fur the foreseeable future ah cut yin ay oor annual purchases this week fae twa copies ay a particular book tae jist a single copy.

Earned some kudos fur savin' 395 by droppin' a copy!


As fur the Details magazine it is currently occupyin' the lavatorial bookshelf in Laird mansions.

Ah'm a man ay fairly regular bowel movements, so ah'm aboot halfway thru'.

Could've done withoot the Ye Ye article personally, but ah'm likely tae commit tae the second issue oan the strength ay whit ah've read so far.

Oh, you've got it in the honour room of the house, the throne so to speak, bravo!

And yes, the shocked face was a reply to the outrageous prices of law texts, not for a moment I doubted your reading skills  ;)

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Books and other printed media / Re: RSG
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:11:17 PM »
Just got my hands on it. First impression: heavy!  ;D


Gyms still closed in Spain?

Nae excuse - get liftin' the book.

I think I'll read it first, Laird, it also looks quite interesting  :)

This is another recent purchase that I've not got round to looking through yet, though it will have to join the queue behind the Stuart Cosgrove trilogy of soul-related books; Detroit 67, Memphis 68 and Harlem 69 which are waiting patiently on the bookshelf waiting to be read. 

Anyone read these; I'm hoping they're worth it, though they have had good reviews whenever I've seen any.

I've read the Detroit book, Chilli, and I have to say it lived up to expectations: a wonderful, thorough research work blended with an articulate narrative, which is the standard essays should aim to, IMO.

As you should expect, it's heavy on Motown but provides also a lot of context about the Motor City and the era, including the involvement of John Sinclair's White Panthers Party with black nationalist groups and the civil right struggles. In fact, I'm planning to read the rest of the trilogy some day soon.

As for the RSG tome, after savouring it for a couple of hours, I think the cover's claims to be the "definitive story" are quite accurate, with attention to detail very much to the fore (Andy Neill conducted literally hundreds of interviews during the 17 years that it took to ready -no pun intended- the book, and it shows), loads of great pictures of the show and its contributors, even pieces about the show by frequent guests as Mick Jagger. Probably the book of the year for people of our persuassion.

Thanks for your succinct summary of both books Rafa; as always, very helpful.

I seem to have been on a bit of buying binge this year and managed to read two of Tony Beesley's books over the summer; Sawdust Caesars and Mojo Talkin', both of which are fairly hefty reads.  The downside now is finding the time to fit in reading time for everything else, though I'm definitely going to prioritise the Cosgrove trilogy as I've had these the longest.

Take care.   

You're welcome, Chilli, a pleasure. Tony Beesley's tomes are a good addition to a mod bibliography, though I found them quite uneven tbh, not a patch on Smiler's book, that's for sure.

Take care you too, my friend.  :)

I've known Tony since the mid-80s; he only lives a couple of miles from me; and in fact there's a few photos of me included in what I think was his first book - Our Generation - so I've got a soft spot for his books  ;).  You're right though, whilst his research seems to have been painstaking, the quality of his writing isn't consistent across the piece.

Unfortunately, Smiler's book is one gap in my library that I've so far been unable to fill, so I'm still on the lookout for a reasonably priced copy. N.B. scrap that - I've just looked on Amazon and they've got copies so I've order one  ;D

God knows when I'll get round to reading that one though :o

Congrats, Chilli, you're in for a treat! Now you should sneak Smiler's book to the top of your list, it's that good. An often made comparison that's totally bang on, IMO, suggests that Richard Barnes' "Mods" is the Old Testament while Paul's book would be the New Testament on original mods.

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Books and other printed media / Re: RSG
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:04:55 PM »
I enjoyed Beesley`s books, but they would have benifited from better editing, especially Sawdust Caesars. Cosgroves books are superb.

Totally agree, Matt. Kudos to Tony for the research and the obvious painstaking effort it surely took to put together all those testimonies, but a bit of editing and organizing would have improved the books.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:12:57 AM »
Pocket looks lovely, Laird  8)

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Books and other printed media / Re: RSG
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:11:32 AM »
Just got my hands on it. First impression: heavy!  ;D


Gyms still closed in Spain?

Nae excuse - get liftin' the book.

I think I'll read it first, Laird, it also looks quite interesting  :)

This is another recent purchase that I've not got round to looking through yet, though it will have to join the queue behind the Stuart Cosgrove trilogy of soul-related books; Detroit 67, Memphis 68 and Harlem 69 which are waiting patiently on the bookshelf waiting to be read. 

Anyone read these; I'm hoping they're worth it, though they have had good reviews whenever I've seen any.

I've read the Detroit book, Chilli, and I have to say it lived up to expectations: a wonderful, thorough research work blended with an articulate narrative, which is the standard essays should aim to, IMO.

As you should expect, it's heavy on Motown but provides also a lot of context about the Motor City and the era, including the involvement of John Sinclair's White Panthers Party with black nationalist groups and the civil right struggles. In fact, I'm planning to read the rest of the trilogy some day soon.

As for the RSG tome, after savouring it for a couple of hours, I think the cover's claims to be the "definitive story" are quite accurate, with attention to detail very much to the fore (Andy Neill conducted literally hundreds of interviews during the 17 years that it took to ready -no pun intended- the book, and it shows), loads of great pictures of the show and its contributors, even pieces about the show by frequent guests as Mick Jagger. Probably the book of the year for people of our persuassion.

Thanks for your succinct summary of both books Rafa; as always, very helpful.

I seem to have been on a bit of buying binge this year and managed to read two of Tony Beesley's books over the summer; Sawdust Caesars and Mojo Talkin', both of which are fairly hefty reads.  The downside now is finding the time to fit in reading time for everything else, though I'm definitely going to prioritise the Cosgrove trilogy as I've had these the longest.

Take care.   

You're welcome, Chilli, a pleasure. Tony Beesley's tomes are a good addition to a mod bibliography, though I found them quite uneven tbh, not a patch on Smiler's book, that's for sure.

Take care you too, my friend.  :)

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Design and technology / Re: RIP Sir Terence Conran
« on: September 22, 2020, 04:21:30 PM »
Everyone forgot "Inside Llewyn Davis"!

Not on purpose, Mike, I can't discuss it as I haven't watched it
It's well worth it, although not a typical Coen Bros. film...

One for the list then, Mike

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Books and other printed media / Re: RSG
« on: September 22, 2020, 04:17:14 PM »
Just got my hands on it. First impression: heavy!  ;D


Gyms still closed in Spain?

Nae excuse - get liftin' the book.

I think I'll read it first, Laird, it also looks quite interesting  :)

This is another recent purchase that I've not got round to looking through yet, though it will have to join the queue behind the Stuart Cosgrove trilogy of soul-related books; Detroit 67, Memphis 68 and Harlem 69 which are waiting patiently on the bookshelf waiting to be read. 

Anyone read these; I'm hoping they're worth it, though they have had good reviews whenever I've seen any.

I've read the Detroit book, Chilli, and I have to say it lived up to expectations: a wonderful, thorough research work blended with an articulate narrative, which is the standard essays should aim to, IMO.

As you should expect, it's heavy on Motown but provides also a lot of context about the Motor City and the era, including the involvement of John Sinclair's White Panthers Party with black nationalist groups and the civil right struggles. In fact, I'm planning to read the rest of the trilogy some day soon.

As for the RSG tome, after savouring it for a couple of hours, I think the cover's claims to be the "definitive story" are quite accurate, with attention to detail very much to the fore (Andy Neill conducted literally hundreds of interviews during the 17 years that it took to ready -no pun intended- the book, and it shows), loads of great pictures of the show and its contributors, even pieces about the show by frequent guests as Mick Jagger. Probably the book of the year for people of our persuassion.

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You Weller fans are spoilt for choice, there seems to be a current rage to vindicate The Style Council in print, which is OK by me because I too think that's one of the more appealing PW enterprises. A pity the mid-to-late 80s pop landscape was so full of style (no pun intended) traps sound-wise, as the aesthetic evolution of Weller and Talbot was for the most part interesting.

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