Me too, but I can't remember what we said. I can't remember why I came into this room. Who are you? Who am I?
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Mod to Suedehead - Page 1479post #22171 of 2454210/17/15 at 2:06pmpost #22172 of 2454210/18/15 at 2:24amQuote:Originally Posted by roytonboy
I must admit con man that is how I have always viewed it. When I first stumbled across the site a little over two and a half years ago all the posts seemed to be about that era - photos of original skinhead girls from Bunty and Ed, the story of his youth from Gsvs5 and comments from others who had clearly been there at the time. When I started posting it was all in relation to that era and the responses I received were of a similar nature. Had that not been the case I doubt very much that I would have continued viewing and posting. After several months of posting, right out of the blue I had an invitation to a meet up of regular posters - when I got there most people were from that particular age group, those that weren't were very much 'into' that 67-72 period. From time to time new 'members' came along who were from, lets say, a 'different generation' and though they were made welcome most contributed for a few weeks then disappeared. I would say that it is really only over the last twelve months or less that the number of posters from different generations of skinhead have grown significantly and as their numbers have grown the older members have drifted away - or at least contribute less. I don't know if this is purely coincidence or not.
As can be seen from responses over the last 24 hours, there is now no one definitive reason why people view and contribute (apparently many more view than post). You clearly regard music as pretty fundamental - Covskin seems to regard it as pretty irrelevant or at least incidental. Some show interest only in the 'original' era, others want to talk about a different period, younger members want a look for now. (Some view it as a marketplace!). The nature of the forum has changed and that's probably why some 'differences of opinion' are starting to emerge.
In response to your question about great clubs up and down the country, they were many. You always hear of the 'legendary' clubs you have mentioned (and with good reason) but the majority of people went to the local club or venue in their town (you tended not to stray much off your own patch......) and if you were out with a hundred or so like minded people, many of whom you knew, you'd have a great night.
I believe that forums are on decline in general, due to Fakebook . Whilst any forum will evolve and change over a given time period the loss of some members isn't necessarily down to a dissatisfaction with the quality of posting on here but after nearly 1500 posts there obviously is less to be said about the past that hasn't already been written . .post #22173 of 2454210/18/15 at 3:43amI must confess, having never been a skin, I felt like something of a fraud when I joined the forum. I have however for many years been fascinated by all things skin- particularly it's evolvement from Mod, the social geography surrounding it, and the nuances between different skins from different districts.
In the archives, I found it fascinating from reading MoM and Lastylles posts, that there were variances in dress style between NW and SE London; NWs tendency towards tonic suits as opposed to a more casual Harrington approach in Catford for instance. Every query I had has been answered by posters, though most had already been covered in the back catalogue- apologies for the repeats.
I have a feeling that the book, which will be self published Im guessing, could go on to be a minor success. All the best to all.post #22174 of 2454210/18/15 at 8:53amThinking about some of the recent comments, like I said I was drawn to this thread as it had 'Mod' in the title and had no idea that it had originally been 'Skinhead' and subsequently altered. Discussion of Skin style is of some passing interest to me but the change in title explains why Mod content seems to be a such a smaller proportion. It got me wondering how come there has never been a thread dedicated specifically to Mod style? Mr. Knightley's 'The Look Goes On' thread touches on this. I dunno if there's enough interest to sustain such a thread. My attempts to shoulder in a bit of space by posting pics on CM are largely met with indifference and I've often despaired at the SF prejudice against 'hard three' jackets. It's a bit ironic as there is certainly a reverence on SF for Ivy Style which had a significant influence on the original Mod look (although not on me specifically) so I wonder if it's due to the American slant of this board, and that the majority just don't 'get' it?post #22175 of 2454210/18/15 at 10:15ampost #22176 of 2454210/18/15 at 12:27pmpost #22177 of 2454210/18/15 at 3:22pmQuote:Originally Posted by The Saint
I believe that forums are on decline in general, due to Fakebook . Whilst any forum will evolve and change over a given time period the loss of some members isn't necessarily down to a dissatisfaction with the quality of posting on here but after nearly 1500 posts there obviously is less to be said about the past that hasn't already been written . .
That is exactly right, there used to be quite an active one on the mod revival here (https://bmodrevivalforums.runboard.com/) but it is a shadow of its former self due to FB with 'tumbleweeds blowing through it' as one poster noted - still worth reading the old posts though if you are into that era. Anyway thus you have the choice to either broaden the thread out a bit more or get some more 'originals' to join in - I suspect most though are not so into talking about their youth beyond the odd 'pub chat'. BTW I think forums on FB are pretty crap, hard to read especially if people post more than a few lines...post #22178 of 2454210/19/15 at 1:35pm
It was 1968, it's my photo taken at school when we were just 14
I am back row, far right hand side.
Here are my pagespost #22179 of 2454210/19/15 at 1:50pmpost #22180 of 2454210/19/15 at 3:00pmpost #22181 of 2454210/19/15 at 4:29pmpost #22182 of 2454210/19/15 at 4:30pmpost #22183 of 2454210/19/15 at 10:12pmpost #22184 of 2454210/19/15 at 10:30pmpost #22185 of 2454210/19/15 at 11:26pm
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