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Mod fashion and style / Connection knits & clothing
« on: September 10, 2018, 06:46:51 PM »
Looks like the guys at Connection (remember that italian luxury knitwear and outerwear brand aimed mainly at the mod market?) have got at last a proper webstore, with a lot of new designs (or at least, not known by yours truly).

TBH, excepting some classic pieces, I find their garments a bit over the top for me (it's the same with Mendoza's), but they look terrific and I'm sure they'll suit to a T younger gentlemen and those with dandier leanings. But as expected for made in Italy clobber, it's not cheap.


https://www.connectionknitwear.com/

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Scoots and scootering / Electric Quazzar
« on: September 02, 2018, 11:29:33 AM »
Well, I know this will be anathema for you lovers of the 2-stroke engine, but for the green minded gentlemen here this spanish-made electric scoot could be an acceptable alternative to the classics:


http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=32515



 

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Mod fashion and style / WTF?!?!
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:00:56 PM »
I wonder if someone here can explain what this abomination is supposed to be  :o And they've got the nerve to charge 1.000 € + for it!!!




On first sight it looks like they've dressed the fella with a car's airbag.

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General music chat / Stax
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:01:48 PM »
Good news for soul lovers (after the tragic loss of Aretha Franklin, DEP, that oddly no one mentioned here):

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/stax-68-memphis-story-marks-momentous-year-stax-records/

A perfect companion to Stuart Cosgrove's book (Why am I obsessed lately with Xmas and gifts?!?!)

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General music chat / Munsters
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:07:18 PM »

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Books and other printed media / Trojan Records
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:23:27 PM »
I'm not sure if I've posted something about this, but be that as it may the book is finally at GS's place, and looks like essential purchase for those interested in the arrival, and reception, of blue beat and its offshots to Britain.

A gorgeous hardcover coffee table book with a stunning graphic display -memorabilia, records' covers, you know the stuff. Besides, first-hand account from the movers and shakers of the genre and of course from the people behind Trojan itself. Given the scarcity of good reference books on 60s-70s west indian music, this one is a most welcome addition to them. An outstanding jamaican gift coupled with the LVC polo cardigan!


https://www.trojanrecords.com/the-story-of-trojan-records/

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General music chat / Bobbie Gentry
« on: July 27, 2018, 06:19:17 PM »
I have a soft spot for this lady, so I think it's fair that she gets the Deluxe reissue treatment. In fact, she's not just "Ode to Billie Joe" and the club classic "Mississippi Delta". That said, maybe 8 cds for 77 € is a bit too much, but...


https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/box-set-celebrates-bobbie-gentry-girl-chickasaw-county/


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Books and other printed media / mod clobber book
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:07:17 AM »
It's been a surprise, this one, as the mod-related bibliography in spanish isn't something to write home about, except from the delightful Alex Copper's books devoted to 60s 45s, some mainly poor translations and the odd reference tome, with usually a wide, strictly-for-beginners, approach.

Besides, the co-author, Dani Llabrés (https://danillabres.wordpress.com/), is a well-respected member of the scene and he wrote one of the best, if not the best, spanish essays on the subject: "Mods. Guía para una vida elegante", very much our version of Paolo Hewitt's "A to Z of mod". I mean, he doesn't only writes well, but knows the topic inside out.

What gives the edge to this new DL effort is that it focuses squarely in the clothes, reviewing through new illustrations (over 70 if I'm not mistaken) the origins and evolution of mod clobber across the first golden era, from 1962 to 1966.

With the main focus in the graphic side, thus, it might appeal even those of our parish that can't speak two words in spanish. Not cheap, though, as it's a hardback edition (30 €):







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