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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'M ONE OF THE CARDIE-GANG!
« Last post by Martin G on December 18, 2018, 01:02:18 PM »
Nice looking stuff of course. Can't fault for a cardigan enthusiast like me I guess.
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Banter / Re: The official Modculture football thread
« Last post by greenstreet on December 18, 2018, 11:48:42 AM »
Celtic qualify fur the Europa League knock oot stages after bein' totally ootclassed.  Madness.


I'm not that much into fitba, Laird, but it looks like our teams are going to compete in the EL. Well, may the best team win! Tho' TBH Valencia CF is not at its best currently, dragging painfully across our league.
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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by Simon Bond on December 18, 2018, 08:17:10 AM »

No really mod related, but if embdy likes thir crime fiction ah kin recommend "The Way of All Flesh" by Ambrose Parry.

"Ambrose Parry" bein' a pen name fur the joint efforts ay Christopher Brookmyre (author ay "Quite Ugly One Morning" n' aw the other Jack Parlabane novels n' also a St Mirren fan - so he probably shares pedallin' duties wi' Mr Bond ay this parish oan the Buddies supporters tandem travellin' tae away games) wha' has co-authored it wi' his missus (an anaesthetist by trade).

Set in Embra in 1847 when anaesthesia wis in it's experimental stages a young trainee doctor gets tae wonderin' aboot a series ay deaths involvin' young women.

Yin ay the characters always well dressed n' a bit ay a dandy - so there's yir (very tenuous) mod connection.

Ah'll say nae mair than that, but it's a good read.

Thanks for the heads up, Laird ... I just love Brookmyre's work (especially the Angelique de Xavia novels)

The performance art bank robbery sequence to the musical accompaniment of Madness' "One Step Beyond" and SAHB's "Faith Healer" in his "The Sacred Art of Stealing" is one of my favourite pieces of writing (about time someone made it into a film IMHO)

I have met Brookmyre a couple of times , usually when he was sitting on the back of the tandem going to away games . He is a man of few words l suppose because he has written all of his down , and I didn't know his wife was an anaesthetist , as far as l knew she still believed in God. .
" A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away " remains my personal Brookmyre favourite and for some reason the title always makes me think of the Laird. .
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'M ONE OF THE CARDIE-GANG!
« Last post by The Laird of Enfield on December 18, 2018, 12:46:10 AM »

Just a pity he doesnae make them in centre half sizes.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'M ONE OF THE CARDIE-GANG!
« Last post by Simon Bond on December 17, 2018, 07:41:50 PM »
More tasty knitwear from mr. Claudio de Rossi. These cardies come in a lot of colours, but here are my favourite ones. To the pocket-haters out there, you'll notice the master has incorporated two useful ones for carrying pipes, candies and the like:





They would most likely be my favourite colours too, very Mod and lovely collars.  .







. .just a pity about the pockets.  .
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'M ONE OF THE CARDIE-GANG!
« Last post by greenstreet on December 17, 2018, 06:17:21 PM »
More tasty knitwear from mr. Claudio de Rossi. These cardies come in a lot of colours, but here are my favourite ones. To the pocket-haters out there, you'll notice the master has incorporated two useful ones for carrying pipes, candies and the like:







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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by greenstreet on December 17, 2018, 05:07:13 PM »

I preordered it ages ago.
Also looking forward to the Mod Art book; I think it's due out in February.
I like his sleeve notes on the Soho Jazz album series as well.


+1 on the three accounts. The "Pocket Guide to Ska" was somewhat a disappointment (as I stated on an earlier post), but Smiler's got an insider's view and he's especially adept at conveying the passion and "cool" stance that lie beneath the modernist experience.


Knowing our Martin's been a contributor is of course another good reason to get the book.
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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by Ady C on December 17, 2018, 02:03:32 PM »
Not got my copy yet and contributed some time ago so quite looking forward to the book as a whole. Very excited about Smiler's MOD ART book too as well as his in the pipe-line Suede head book. He does some great stuff and is a lovely fella too.
I preordered it ages ago.
Also looking forward to the Mod Art book; I think it's due out in February.
I like his sleeve notes on the Soho Jazz album series as well.
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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by Woody 64 on December 17, 2018, 01:59:44 PM »
Pocket Guide to Mod by Smiler. Got this yesterday & read it already. Excellent read full of great reminiscences including forum member Martin G.

He's ubiquitous this guy...sure I just saw him on the Modcast Christmas cruise on youtube earlier!  ;)
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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by Martin G on December 17, 2018, 01:26:32 PM »
Not got my copy yet and contributed some time ago so quite looking forward to the book as a whole. Very excited about Smiler's MOD ART book too as well as his in the pipe-line Suede head book. He does some great stuff and is a lovely fella too.
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