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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:53:15 AM »
Another album of unreleased John Coltrane music from '64 coming Sept 27
https://youtu.be/5m24Q78QeHA

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Anyone watching ‘Pennyworth’?
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:25:44 PM »
Anyone else think the lead character is doing a "Harry Palmer" era Michael Caine acting impersonation?

Yeah I get that a little bit. The Mac is in evidence too!

“As Michael Caine got older his voice got ... LET ME FINISH! ... his voice got much more nasal. She was only fifteen!”
;D ;D

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Anyone watching ‘Pennyworth’?
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:54:08 PM »
Anyone else think the lead character is doing a "Harry Palmer" era Michael Caine acting impersonation?

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Anyone watching ‘Pennyworth’?
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:42:45 PM »
Funnily enough I started watching this last night  - streaming on tinternet and I thought it was good enough to watch the 2nd episode later tonight.

I also found it interesting listening to some of the music choices during the first episode. If I'm not wrong Amy Whinehouse's "Back to Black" was playing in the nightclub Alfred was the doorman to and the brass band in the park scene was playing The Jam's "The Modern World". Interesting considering as Rod said it's set in the 1960's.
Thanks! That tune the brass band was playing was driving me crazy! couldn't place it! :)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »
Aforementioned 2 button suit:

The button stance I copied was from a RSAR 2 button jacket, when I had the suit made I told him to treat is as a 3 button, but leave the buttons/hole off. Then I had a local tailor do the buttons and holes. Also did a 2 button sleeve (a la Adam ;) )

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: August 04, 2019, 11:37:54 AM »
Cool suit, Adam!  That's the proof that 2 button jackets can look great!

Indeed, it's just that they have become the "default" jacket for every high street retailer; if you don't use internet (and search quite carefully, as a jacket is a pricey garment) it's pretty difficult to score a decent 3 button.
Right. The default look is a low 2 button and tapered trousers ( which most people wear too long, all that material gathered around the ankles) I had a suit made recently which is a "high button stance" 2 button and straight leg trousers just to mix it up with the DB and 3 buttons I have..you can make a 2 button jacket that stands apart, let's not be a "slave" to the 3 button!  ;D

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Short Sleeve Button Down
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:44:20 AM »
Have you looked at Art Gallery or JTG??

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Films / TV / Re: Seen any good films recently?
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:01:51 AM »
Just saw "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
I think this has to be one of Tarantino's best, 2hrs and 40 minutes and a "climax" that was over the top worth every minute...can't wait to see it again!
Soundtrack had some great 60's Nuggets, too...

First movie ever to get 10/10 on both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, apparently, can't wait to see it myself!

I'm going to give another chance to mr. Tarantino, if only cos' I'm curious about how he manages the 'Hollywood '69' setting of the movie.

From what I've read, Rafa, this film is, at least in part, semi-autobiographical for Tarantino, an homage to the Hollywood he grew up in. If that is indeed the case, then you'd hope he's gotten the details right. Maybe Mike can confirm, or otherwise?
It's definitely a "love letter" to that time period. QT was 6 years old in '69, so it's not like he was part of the scene but Hollywood of that era was in transition from the old studio system of movie making to a new, younger generation...w/o giving away anything, let's say,  it's his "fairy tale" about that year.

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General music chat / Re: Recent vinyl purchases
« on: July 29, 2019, 12:41:34 PM »
the last couple of weeks:
Somethin' Else: Cannonball Adderly (with Miles Davis)
Psychedelic Sounds of the13th Floor Elevators: Reissue 2 LP
 How Far: The Deadbeat Beat. (Detroit Garage guitar trio)

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