I GOT INVOLVED IN THE GLASGOW MOD SCENE AS A VERY YOUNG LAD WHILST STILL AT SCHOOL AROUND 1979 the moment...A BLOKE DRIVES PAST ON A SCOOTER COVERED IN LAMPS AND MIRRORS AS I STOOD IN THE PLAYGROUND HE HAD A SCARF COVERING HIS FACE....THAT IMAGE JUST STUCK.. THEN OLDER BROTHER BECAME SCOOTER RIDING MOD ,HE INTRODUCED ME TO MOD THE SAME WAY AS EVERYONE ELSE ( HE SNEAKED ME INTO LOCAL UNI TO SEE SHOWING OF QUADROPHENIA,GOT INTO THE JAM,LOVE OF 60S MUSIC E,T.C) BOUGHT MY FIRST SCOOTER A YEAR LATER EVEN THOUGH I WAS YEARS AWAY FROM LEGALLY RIDING IT ! (LAMBRETTA J125 COST ME £20 STILL NOT SURE IF I OVER PAID ?) HIGHLIGHTS FROM THAT TIME... MEETING A CERTAIN MR WELLER (VERY GRUMPY AND RUDE ?) AND RIDING MY SCOOTER (VESPA 90 REGISTERED AS A 50 WELL I WAS 16..SWAPPED THE LAMBRETTA J FOR IT) LEGALLY AT LAST, MANY OF THE LADS AND LASSIES FROM THAT TIME ARE STILL INVOLVED TODAY...ONCE A MOD..AND ALL THAT !
THESE DAYS IM A SOCIAL WORKER FOR LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL BY DAY AND STILL HAVE A SERIOUS OBSESSION WITH RICHARD BARNES "MODS" BOOK, 60S MUSIC, NORTHERN SOUL, LAMBRETTAS, 60S CARS, RICKENBACKERS AND COFFEE ?
Top 5 Tunes at the Moment
ANYTHING WITH JANGLY RICKENBACKER,HAMMOND ORGAN OR HORN SECTION...CLASS.
THE ACTION....I LL KEEP ON HOLDING ON.
TWISTED WHEEL...YOU STOLE THE SUN.
DEXYS...THE TEAMS THAT MEET IN CAFFS.
EVIE SANDS...PICTURE ME GONE.
Favourite Types of Clothing
VINTAGE BIG E LEVI, PAISLEY SHIRTS,SCARF, CORDS, CANDY STRIPE SHIRTS, CHISEL TOE, CORD SHOES,CLASSIC CASUAL MOD LOOK...OH AND A NICE BESPOKE PINSTRIPE SUIT..DOUBLE BREASTED.
MR BENS IN GLASGOW...CHARITY SHOPS AND OF COURSE FLEABAY.
Favourite Club Night
FRIDAY ST, GOODFOOT, GLASGOW MOD NIGHTS. ANYTHING WITH A BIT OF A BIT OF NORTHERN.
QUINNY, PAUL, MIKEY.
DONT HAVE ONE.
EURO LAMBRETTA, MILAN 1997 ALL THE WAY ON MY SX200.
Fave things about ‘The Scene’
FOR ME..RIDING MY LAMBRETTA, LOOKING SMART (OR JUST LOOKING...MOD GIRLS EH !) THE MUSIC.
cheers ralph got a tv seriers 2 my self with lots of accesories vigano jag light fryed eggs comit flashes chrome front mudgard what im picking up on is what u sead in scootering every think is twice the price im doing a series 1 jag lights 2000 i payed 800 for mine at rimini 4 years a go front mudgard 600 ulma d legshilds 1700 so no what your saying just got a outrigger exhaust from nigel cox did u have to make the down pipe for your one ? and a sat torino seat which im haveing coverd by andy nixon any way mate think your scooter one of the best tv iv seen cheers for adding me as a friend
I thought this was a private message Ralph, just realised the title 'Comment wall' which I guess means anyone can read it, and here am I, singing like a canary. haha. I thought you and the missus might of been at 'a little mixed up' yesterday. the bands were good. we didnt do the after show thing at the admiral, I was knackered by then. I'll try and send my phone numbers on the private message section.