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Messages - DJ Penny Lane

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Each event is put on by whoever wants to take it on for that city on that date, so you get a mixture of people who are experienced at putting on events and those who maybe only have done a handful. Again, it's all for charity and everyone donates all their time. Every dime raised goes to Teenage Cancer Trust, which is fantastic. 2015 I believe is the third year that they have done this. I flew over this past March as we were asked to help out at the event in Reading and it was a great time. As said previously - the events usually aren't too expensive, usually are a good time and all the money goes to charity. Win/win in my books :)
They usually start to update the website and facebook page as March gets closer.

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Websites and Links / Re: Svengali Web Series
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:06:43 AM »
Due to the movie being made, the original series had to be removed from the net as it gave too much away about the plot of the movie. Hard to remove anything completely from the internet, but they are doing their best.

You can still find them, but it takes a lot of searching... (try Vimeo)

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Banter / Re: Other halves: what do they think about it all?
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:45:36 AM »
I'm lucky, for the most part. Partner was in a punk band in the 1980s, and due to the small scenes here in our city, the punks ran with the Mods, so he knew all about Mod before I met him. He actually was a fan of my show before we first met.

I do get the usual remarks about spending too much on clothes and shoes. And being as involved as I am in the scene here, I'm pretty busy with the radio show and setting up events and the like. It almost seems to never end. I know at times he gets sick of the 'Mod thing' as he calls it but he likes the music and he often tells me that he loves the way I dress and take care of myself. I don't think he's even seen me leave the house in anything but a perfectly put together outfit...

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Banter / Re: Twelve again....
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:30:32 AM »
I was 12 in the spring of 1991.

Believe it or not, thanks to my parents, I was listening to a lot of the music I was listening to today. They had a love of good rock music. I also had a growing obssession with U2, so that was filtering my stereo at all times.

Being a huge book worm, I was reading all the time and mostly classics like Alice in Wonderland and I had just seen The Beatles Help for the first time around my 12th birthday.

I grew up in the country, so TV variety was limited - Flintstones and the Jetsons were on after school, so I watched that often.

I didn't discover Mod or anything close to it until late in high school/University.

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Films / TV / Re: How accurate was Quadrophenia?
« on: May 20, 2013, 12:31:39 AM »
For anyone interested, the Quadrophenia 'debate' aired last night on my show. Was interesting to get three different views of the same movie from people who came into it under different reasons. There is myself, Hacker (living in the UK) and Warren Peace (host of We Are The Mods) talking about the Movie and the album for the whole show.

Wish I had more time as there was still other things we would have liked to discuss, but alas, the radio station only gives me an hour of air time!

You can get the podcast via PodOmatic - http://punksinparkas.podomatic.com/
or iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/punks-in-parkas/id607714950?mt=2

Anyway, have a listen if you'd like. Always something to discuss when it comes to this movie/album, isn't there? :)
Maybe I was expecting too much, but rarely have I heard such a puerile, inaccurate and frankly offensive "debate" as this. I found the whole thing toe-curlingly embarrassing, if this is a true representation of the subculture I have loved for over twenty five years, I seriously have to wonder what has gone wrong?
Bitterly disappointing, if you want to wind yourself up for fifty minutes, give it a listen - but don't say I didn't warn you >:(

How can three peoples individual opinions of something be 'inaccurate'? Never been told my opinion of something has been inaccurate before.

Quadrophenia is far from a true representation. I would never be so bold as to trust everything that was in that movie as it is just that - a movie. FICTION. None of us stated it was a 'true' representation of Mod, but in fact we all agreed that at points it is embarrassingly inaccurate.



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Films / TV / Re: How accurate was Quadrophenia?
« on: May 17, 2013, 09:30:19 PM »
For anyone interested, the Quadrophenia 'debate' aired last night on my show. Was interesting to get three different views of the same movie from people who came into it under different reasons. There is myself, Hacker (living in the UK) and Warren Peace (host of We Are The Mods) talking about the Movie and the album for the whole show.

Wish I had more time as there was still other things we would have liked to discuss, but alas, the radio station only gives me an hour of air time!

You can get the podcast via PodOmatic - http://punksinparkas.podomatic.com/
or iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/punks-in-parkas/id607714950?mt=2

Anyway, have a listen if you'd like. Always something to discuss when it comes to this movie/album, isn't there? :)

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Banter / Re: The 'What are you drinking' thread.
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:15:08 PM »
Its super warm here today and the roommate brought home a six of Cornoa and a lime! Yes!

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Banter / Re: Mod without a scene
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:13:47 PM »
Yeah, I know that's his stock phrase ('broad church'), but it's a decent one.

I can't imagine him saying mod revival bands are alien to him mind...,

I totally agree with everything you said. We have a small scene in our city and those of us involved in it range differently in our interpretation. We have the few who would never been scene without their parkas and skinny ties, the others who own a scooter and wear only jeans and desert boots and the few who know what a tailored suit is and then me, the lone girl it seems. But we're canadian, we're happy to have anyone interested in the scene and working to keep it going! But you (and Pillar) are right - it is a broad church and people are always going to grab on to what they want from it. When I first got involved, I would never been seen without my roundel purse. Now, you wouldn't catch me dead with it, but that's just how things are, I suppose. :)

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Banter / Re: Other Subcultures that are wrong
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:08:46 PM »
Depressingly accurate London "hipster" observations:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/types-of-hipster-you-encounter-in-london
All Scary but unfortunately, very true.

LOL, love that. Saw it on Facebook today.

I had an acquaintance call me a 'fancy hipster' the other day. Took all of my self control to not cuff him upside the head. I asked him if he had ever heard of the term Mod and the glazed over look in his eyes told me all I needed to know.. :)

Fancy hipster.. ye gods!

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Banter / Re: Other Subcultures that are wrong
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:37:40 PM »
Check out this

https://www.facebook.com/AwkwardGoths

I have realised that I was thinking about Rockabillies when I wrote Teddy boys in my first post. Sorry but I don't like them either.
The thing about rockabilly is that it seems to be about completely aping American fashion without much input from other cultures. Too much copying without interpretation.

PS: I checked out the 'Punks in Parkas' podcast and rather good it was too. An interesting window into stuff happening over there.  :)

Awe thank you so much! Everyone's scene is different, so I'm glad I can give you peeps in other countries a taste of what we are doing here. This week's episode is going to be pretty interesting, I think - a Debate on Quadrophenia.

Might be worth looking through the posts of'How accurate was Quadrophenia ? ' posts on this forum to gain people's experiences before recording that.

It was actually reading those posts that made me want to do the show on it!

Alright, enough of that, back on topic!

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