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Mod fashion and style / Black Fred Perry polos wi' yellow piping.
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:18:30 PM »
Readin' an article oan whit passes fur politics n' the USA these days.

Seems like these shirts huv been adopted as some kinda uniform by the "Proud Boys".  Fred Perry themsel's no happy aboot the association.

Had yin back in the days when ah wis a skinny teenager, but that colour option wid seem tae be oot the question noo.     :-[

Hopefully these pr1cks dinnae expand thir fashion palette.

The only time ah went tae the states ah wis quizzed aboot a Celtic t shirt ah wis wearin' which had a badge wi' a Celtic cross markin' the club's 125th anniversary.  Seemingly the Celtic cross kin huv right wing associations there n'aw.  (Aw a bit sad n' ironic considerin' Celtic FC wur founded by immigrants).  Everyhing wis fine once ah'd explained the badge but jist goes tae show how assumptions kin be easily made.

Any ay oor stateside posters had tae burn thir black polo shirts tae avoid bein' branded "alt right"?  Whit colour alternatives ur yese wearin'  tae identify yirsel' as a open minded modernist?

Fashion over Fascism  8)

General music chat / Stone Foundation touring Spain in April
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:01:05 PM »

Mainly postin' this fur the attention ay Senor Greenstreet.  They will be playin' Valencia on the 13th.

Good band.  (Could be a great band if they found a new singer).

General music chat / Peter Tork RIP
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »

Lassie at my work told me yesterday that Peter Tork had died.  I didnae believe her at first.

Then I saw her face........

Aw jokin' aside ah'm really sorry tae hear this news as ah huv very fond memories ay watchin' the Monkees oan telly growin' up.  Peter wis ma favourite member ay the band.

Head is an amazin' film tae watch under the influence ay nefarious substances n'aw.

RIP Peter.

Films / TV / Albert Finney RIP
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:09:47 PM »

A tremendous actor.

General music chat / The !!! Beat
« on: December 22, 2018, 01:44:16 PM »

Bargains tae be had here.  Bear Family ur closin' doon thir DVD department.

Once THE !!! BEAT was only a legend. Fans and collectors heard that there was a television show in the mid-1960s that captured the absolute very best of the soul and R&B singers of the day. Some said it was made in Nashville and some said that it was made in Dallas. Musicians remembered working on the show and a few people remembered seeing it, but no one seemed to know what had happened to it. Did the tapes still exist? How many shows were there? Who exactly was on it?

Now, nearly forty years later Bear Family answers all the questions. All the episodes still exist! It really was a fabulous show! It really was in color! It really did feature the absolute best of the soul and R&B acts of the day! And whereas once just fragments of the shows made their way onto bootlegs, now the entire series is available in first-generation quality. It has been a long time coming, but now THE !!! BEAT is back!

Soul music is bigger than ever now, just as the original practitioners are dying off or performing way past their prime. Revivalists like Joss Stone often only emphasize how great the originals were in their day, so here is a reminder of what REAL soul music was like from the absolute original masters.

There were 26 THE !!! BEAT shows, and many of the performances were live in the studio with a backup band led by the terrific Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown. Here are just a few of the original soul and R&B stars captured in their prime: Otis Redding; Little Milton, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Etta James, Lattimore Brown, Rosco Shelton, Carla Thomas, Freddie King, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Taylor, Maurice & The Radiants, Louis Jordan, Mighty Hannibal, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Robert Parker, Joe Simon, Mitty Collier, Jamo Thomas, Zz Hill, Lou Rawls, Bobby Hebb, Willie Mitchell, Don Bryant, Ovations, Bar-Kays, Percy Sledge, Garnett Mimms, and Sam & Dave.

When you’re talking about soul music, it truly comes no better than this!

Fans in the UK can expect a treat in 2005 in the shape of a multi-part series on SOUL MUSIC, so SOUL is officially back.

Go get every episode of the THE !!! BEAT. Exclusively from Bear Family….the new Soul City!

Mod fashion and style / Fair Isle jumpers
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:53:42 AM »

Yin ay them garments ah sometimes hink look good oan other folk, but ah fear the Val Doonican effect takin' place if ah wis tae buy yin masel'.

Ah've seen a fair isle crew neck  in very muted colours. so mibbe ah'll check back n' take a gamble if it's reduced in the sales.

Embdy oan here brave enough tae sport them?

No really interested in the tank top option, which seemed mair popular back in the day.

Banter / A wee joke
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:54:28 PM »

The Pope comes to Belfast and asks "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar."

With that, Jimmy got in line, and when it was his turn, the Pope asked, "My son, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Jimmy replied, "Your Holiness, I need you to pray for help with my hearing."

The Pope put one finger of one hand in Jimmy's ear, placed his other hand on top of his head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a great prayer for Jimmy, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.

After a few minutes, the Pope removed his hands, stood back and asked, "James, how is your hearing now?"

Jimmy answered, "I don't know, yer Holiness. It's not 'til next week....."

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