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Banter / ... And today
« on: October 30, 2020, 06:30:36 PM »
To come full circle, Mo commissions me to post a couple recent pics of him. As you can see, his keen sartorial instincts haven't vanished, not to mention his music tastes  8):

Banter / Mod/Suedehead scene mid 80s...
« on: October 30, 2020, 06:21:10 PM »
On behalf of fellow forumee Mo, who obviously didn't attend my "Uploading Pics" course  ;), I'm posting here some photographs of his adventures as a young mod (and later, suede) from 1985 on, hoping he later comments on them:

General music chat / Elvis
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:43:10 PM »
Not easy to choose a favourite album by someone as talented and prolific as Elvis Costello, but if forced to do it it'd be "Armed Forces". If you agree with me and have some bucks to spend this could be an essential purchase:,1F24,DPRXE,6FI4,1

Mod fashion and style / Daisies dresses
« on: August 15, 2020, 06:08:43 PM »
A heads-up for Becky and the ladies' members(if there is any). I came across this seller in a Facebook 60s group and thought their dresses are quite classy (and affordable) Beck, I guess you know them, but just in case:

Books and other printed media / Stones photies
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:28:16 PM »
More 60s Rolling Stones images? Not an original concept, to put it mildly, but this one at least seems to be quite interesting on several grounds: there's a unifying idea behind (the Stones at their current homes), most pics have been unissued until now, '66 means the band at their youthful peak and Gered Mankowitz was possibly the best photographer the band had. One for the list:

General music chat / RIP Phil May
« on: May 15, 2020, 06:02:25 PM »
One of the truly greats of British R&B and psychedelia, rock music royalty, has left us. RIP, Phil May.

Websites and Links / Giro '62
« on: May 09, 2020, 03:50:19 PM »
Interesting initiative by cycling wear brand Rapha to commemorate the Italian race that should have begun this month. They go back to the 1962 Giro to do a day-to-day reprise of that race. Some nice trivia for cycling buffs (hey, mr. Bond), not least the pics of the riders wearing several stunning "maglias":

The feature is obviously related to the promotion of a Rapha-published book about Franco Balmamion, the guy that won that Giro's edition, a book that looks interesting too for fans of the Golden Age of cycling:

Books and other printed media / RSG
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:25:25 PM »
Just pre-ordered this one, after seeing it mentioned in Dave's MC site. It's going to be a long wait and it isn't cheap so I hope it's worthy:

General music chat / Britpop
« on: May 03, 2020, 09:43:14 AM »
Believe me, it's when I see things like this that I realize I'm a proper old fart. Who'd have thought as it was happening that it'd come a time ripe to anthologize/compilate the darkest side of  that new wave of the new wave, 90s-defining "Britpop", in one of those lavish 2CDs boxsets. Yes, that boxset is here, courtesy of Cherry Red of course.

Tbh, at the time Britpop left me in the main cold, some bands I liked and it meant a bit of fresh air into a stagnating British pop/rock scene and a much needed national pride injection for audiences and bands alike after years of US dominance. But my favourite bands kept coming mainly from America (the Jayhawks, Redd Kross, White Flag, Young Fresh Fellows, Velvet Crush) and I was too busy discovering jazz to bother with a faint rehash of the Golden Era of British rock (the 60s, babies!), including the contrived Blur/Oasis rivalry. It was like a 3rd hand jacket (mid-60s, new wave, britpop), a bit too much.

But I know quite a few guys/gals of our parish took (or retook) an interest in mod via Britpop, so it was positive in more than one way. It was time for a proper obscurities/rarities anthology too. That means: don't expect the usual suspects here (Oasis, Blur, Elastica, Supergrass, Pulp), but mostly singles of bands that didn't make the big time. All in all 40 tracks that will be the perfect complement to those Oasis/Blur LPs you treasure:

Websites and Links / Hammond magic
« on: May 01, 2020, 09:07:29 AM »
Another slice of righteous church-funk by my mates The Prototype Organ Jazz Trio:

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