Great British Music & Culture return to the rejuvenated seaside town of Margate on the Kent coast. The fantastic Westcoast venue houses three areas including a top Live Music & DJ Venue, Restaurant & the Black Cat Club room. Situated opposite the new Turner Arts centre in the heart of the old town surrounded by vintage shops, boutique hotels, family run cafes, restaurants, tea rooms and even an old sweet shop. Other attractions include the UK’s first ever fun fair, Dreamland which…See More
"Good morning Phil and Ros.
Great to hear from you, many thanks for the 'friend' request - gleefully accepted!
Thanks again for a great weekend in Margate and for your valued company; t'was a real joy! Trying to find the piece of paper…"
"What a well written and insightful post from James Thomas yesterday; a man who has clearly 'been there' and has a good knowledge of the subject.
John; drifters will come and go - some may have a positive influence as they always have.
"Will be at Scarborough John; my local venue since moving from Staffordshire to Leeds; can't wait - can't hold same credance as London but will be 'fab' just the same!
Weather's looking good; great promonade - all set!
Just wanted to give you a 'huge pat on the back' for creating the most incredible Modstock weekend'.
On behalf of myself, my partner Claire and everyone who attended, a massive 'thanks and well done' - awesome,…"
On behalf of myself, my partner Claire and every single person who attended Modstock this weekend, I would like to 'shake you by the hand' and give you a massive 'thanks' from us all for a breath-taking weekend that we…"
Thanks for the best wishes; something about this scooter - she feels lovely!
Been offered 'daft money' for the registration plate and times are hard at the minute but you know what, I'm going to leave her exactly as she…"
50 year old Mod with 'engrained Modernism' thanks to a parentage of two former scooterists who loved the culture and music of the day. Fed a diet of Small Faces and Stax from birth, which combined with an inherant and inherited sense of good style, has resulted in the man I am today. Seeing messers Weller, Foxton and Buckler for the first and memorable time from the front of the legendary Wolverhampton Civic Hall and watching Quadrophenia every night for a week at the local cinema in 1979 only served to crystalise my passion.
My steed of choice is a maticulously restored Lambretta LI 125 Special called 'Crazy Banana'.
Top 5 Tunes at the Moment
Rainbow Valley- The Love Affair.
Jesamine - The Casuals.
Keep on Keepin' On - Nolan Porter.
Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - Ike and Tina Turner.
Happy Days Toy Town - The Small Faces.
Favourite Types of Clothing
Anything from Huckleberrys mens wear (Wolverhampton).
Jump the Gun.
Excellent a man after my own heart that really knows what he is talking about not like a load of the idiots that I come into contact with. It is so good to talk to you Adrian.
As for John he is pretty good on the site he is a great bloke and very diplomatic.
Don't get me wrong I am nothing special just an old guy with lots of great memories. I found something in the 60 and loved every minute of it never wanted it to end and after 50 years it still has not ended and I hope it never does well not for a long time anyway. Look forward to meeting you. Moose.
Wow Adrian I do enjoy reading your comments and your thoughts. You are so right about many things. Yes lots of mods did turn into suede heads and skin heads I was a suede head, skin heads were a little to radical and violent for me, don't get me wrong i am no softy but would never want to waste money on clothes and end up fighting in them.
As for the 80s Mod revival , It never happened. What happened was a SCOOTER BOY REVIVAL. they are not Mods they are scooter boys. Big difference. and far play to them they kept scooter riding in fashion.
Have you been on the Mod generation site ? It's a great site and some great mods on there but I had to leave that site I upset so many people who thought they were Mods seemed to me if you said anything they did not want to hear then you were ganged up on by the Mod generation wolves, The only thing they know about Mod is watching Quadraphenia and trying to copy everything. There idea of Mod was anything that they said it was. Why call yourself a mod if your not. Made me so angry.
Hi Adrian thanks for the kind words. Well I was born in Boston Lincs grew up in Putney London become a Mod when I was 13 saw that through untill the early 70s drifted into the skinhead stage untill I was 21 then moved to Northampton where I live now.
After the skinhead stage things went a bit gay ( no disrespect to any guy people ) fashion changed to New Romantics, punk etc was not at all for me. I was a Mod through and through so decided what the hell bugger fashion I was going to stay a Mod so I did and now 50 years later I am still a Mod, I live the life wear the threads and still ride the same scooter I rode in 1964. The old girl will be 50 next year. I call her Mrs Jones.
I have seen lots of things come and go but there are still many of us old original mods still about. But getting fewer every year. But no one seems to care about old original Mods anymore and there is no respect in the new Mod world for us old uns,
Also have read and seen lots of things some people call Mod and to be honest most of them are not Mod and have nothing to do with mod and I have upset many people with what I believe is Mod. It's like I have said before, Just because you wear a parka and ride a scooter does not make you a Mod. Mod is a way of life what you wear how you wear it how you act it's in everything you do.
You seem to have to right attitude to be a Mod and don't let the fact that where you are there are not many like you, there are still plenty of Mods about in fact it's now one of the biggest fashions in the world, Even though some of it I do not agree with.
Anyway Adrian sorry to go on.
All the best Arthur Moose Cuthbert.