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General music chat / Ian Shedden Jolt Drummer - deid
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:17:00 PM »

Films / TV / The Vietnam War - Ken Burns
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:37:24 PM »

Embdy else been watchin' this excellent series oan the BBC?

Very well made n' good tae get the various perspectives oan the conflict aw represented. (N Vietnam, S Vietnam, those servin' in the US forces n' yanks opposed tae the war).

As somebody that wis born in 1962 it's also made me depressingly realise that fur pretty much ma entire lifetime the yanks huv been carpet bombin' some third world country somewhaur oan the globe.

If only mair folk had listened tae Edwin Starr!

Books and other printed media / Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »
New Stuart Cosgrove book noo available tae pre-order oan Amazon.  Follow up tae his Detroit 67 Motown/MC5 book - which wis a great read.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil of the real world for many soul and blues musicians, with much of the music created there becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movements.

The book opens with the death of the city’s most famous recording artist, Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash in the final days of 1967, and then follows the fortunes of Redding’s label, Stax/Volt Records, as its fortunes fall and rise again. But, as the tense year unfolds, the city dominates world headlines for the worst of reasons: the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Stuart Cosgrove, originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. He is the author of Young Soul Rebels (Polygon, 2016).

Films / TV / Stax Proms oan BBC4
« on: September 01, 2017, 10:24:26 PM »

Whit a vile abortion ay a show this has turned oot tae be.

Tom Jones
Beverley Knight
James fcukin' Morrison

Aw hosted by that utter patronisin' cnut Jools Holland.

Sam Moore, Eddie Floyd & William Bell occasionally gettin' tae contribute by way ay an afterthought.

A terrible, terrible load ay pish.

Mod fashion and style / Bradley Wiggins in the new Skoda advert
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
Looks suspiciously like a tramp.

This mean the end ay his mod credentials?

Or is he jist deep undercover like Frank Serpico?

Films / TV / Week nights on the True Entertainment channel.
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:10:17 PM »

8pm The Avengers
9pm The Persuaders
10pm The Persuaders

A veritable feast ay 60s & 70s hocum.    8)

Mod fashion and style / Comin' soon - Hairy Desert Trek
« on: January 22, 2017, 05:39:57 PM »

No ma cup ay tea, but ah'm no a fan ay desert trek anyway.  Embdy fancy a pair?

Mod fashion and style / The Spanish brand "Scalpers"
« on: December 07, 2016, 07:31:43 PM »
Wandered doon Carnaby Street fur the first time in ages n' spotted a shop called Scalpers.

Never heard ay them before, n' a lot ay the stuff looked crap but they had some interestin' lookin' gloves.  Hink they ur a Spanish concern.

Ur they well known/regarded in Spain Mr Greenstreet?  Some ay the socks looked no bad n'aw.

Mod in the media / Couple ay exhibitions
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:41:22 AM »
Might be ay interest.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

31 March - 19 June 2016
"Subtle but powerful...there's a swooniningly handsome suit in the show...but the story is much more complex than swooningly handsome suits."
BBC Radio 3

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish takes you on a journey from tailoring workshops to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the swinging ‘60s.

Explore the changing male image and menswear revolution over a 150-year period; from the 19th century formal silhouette through to the post-war period when young men stopped dressing like their fathers, becoming detail-obsessed mods or flamboyant peacocks.

Discover more about menswear in the ‘60s; a time when swinging London was the most exciting fashion capital in the world. You can explore the emergence of the mod movement and the fashion revolution that made Carnaby Street famous.

See luxury clothes designed by Mr Fish, popular amongst young aristocrats and celebrities, including David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

Featuring fashion, photography and memorabilia including John Lennon’s Cecil Gee suede jacket, Moses, Mods and Mr Fish offers an unmissable opportunity to explore the menswear revolution and discover how it helped to create the high street we know today.

Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London

28 April – 29 August 2016

Explore the streets of 1960s London through the eyes of eminent photographer Dorothy Bohm.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London in the 1960s with photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from schoolchildren to fashion-conscious young adults to market traders.

Born in East Prussia in 1924, Dorothy Bohm moved to Lithuania in 1932 with her family to escape the threat of Nazism. Bohm was sent by her parents to safety in Britain in 1939, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father at the very last moment. London has been her home since the 1950s.

Dorothy Bohm has worked as a photographer all around the world, capturing ordinary lives from Europe to the Americas to the Far East. She was closely involved with the founding of the Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1971 and was its Associate Director for fifteen years. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009.

General music chat / John Bradbury RIP
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:38:07 AM »

Surprised nothin' has been posted oan here yet.

Great drummer wha' will be sadly missed.

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