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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Get Smart: What do you think of New Soul?

    dont really know anything about it. I am stuck in the past [​IMG]

    Oh, and the contemporary ska kids have to be one of the most irritating subgroups still around. A fedora, checkered braces, pinstriped shorts, argyle socks, and wingtips should never... ever... go together. :shudder:

    yes, they all need the Dr Marten dental plan
     
  2. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    yes, they all need the Dr Marten dental plan

    ...And get this...

    They all skank in a circle pit... The whole time. I'm not sure if this is just a NY thing, but any show I've been to with a popular (non-local) band, they run in a circle the entire fucking show. Now I enjoy a circle pit as much as anyone else, but they need to be timed strategically. They should be saved for a really intense or popular song. I just wanted to stand along the edge and trip every single one of them.
     
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    People.. actually know how to do a circle pit these days?? WHERE? Seriously, I was at a DKM show in St Louis. Roger Miret & The Disasters opened and had to plead with people to run in a circle. Literally, they had to explain what to do, how to do it, then ask them to do it, say "Yeah! That's it!" and then play a song, but within about 10 seconds it always devolved into a push-pit. They stopped playing, asked them to do it again, then started up again.. All to no avail. I thought that it would be fun to get a bunch of those sticker footprints and run them around in a circle on the dance floor and see if people get the hint. The skank disturbs me. "So.. you swing your arms, move your hips and legs and stare at the floor? What?" I've been going to a bunch of Industrial/Powernoise shows lately. I've watched kids start a pit to electronic dance music, and not be ironic about it at all. It completely blows my mind, in the bad way. I mean, sure, starting a pit to "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, that's funny and fun, in moderation. But.. come on.. No. Just no.
    I don't wear Docs. But, one of my more proud moments was when a guy tried to put his hand down my pants when I was sitting at a bus stop in West Hollywood. I stood up and said "You put your fucking hands on me one more time and I'm going to put you on the Chuck Taylor dental plan, you fucking hear me?" He left me alone... [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know anything about mods or skinheads. But Louie Aitken is great. I have a compilation he made celebrating Ghana's independence and one of his greatest hits. I like him even though I do not like Ska much, my father is Jamaican and likes it, much of his is American Soul music over Ska beats.
     
  6. Spirit of 69

    Spirit of 69 Senior member

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    Thanks to our German friend for PMing me and reminding me about my own thread. I hadn't given up on it guys, I'd just lost it in all the traffic that gets generated on this site.

    Ok, being a bit older than most of you and having been in at the beginning I want to put a few things straight. Starting with the most trivial stuff first then ending on the serious stuff.

    1. Slade were NEVER skinheads, they had the look foisted on them by their record company to appeal to the youngsters in an attempt to sell more records. And nayway only Noddy adopted the full look, two members flat out refused to have anything to do with it, which is clear from the photos of the day, anyway the look didn't even last a year on them.

    2. Bleachers did exist back then, but they weren't very common. They were actually more common during later revivals.

    3. Ideologies? Nonsense! Back in the 70s the only thing a traditional skinhead was
    interested in was music, beer, his clobber, football and women. Politics and religion had no place in the original skinhead movement.

    In the mid 70s when the NF hijacked the movement on the football terraces of teamsl ike Chelsea and West Ham lots of kids adopted the skinhead look to go with their right wing aggro and "paki and queer-bashing"

    I've discussed this with quite a few older trads over the years, and we all always come to the same conclusion that politics held no interest for us at all back then.

    That said most skinheads in London in the 70s came from working class families. And if you ask them today about their personal politics you'll find that a large percentage are, like myself, left wing as a result of growing up in working class left wing families and areas.

    The myth that boys from working class Labour (left wing) families would suddenly become right wing once they became skinheads is simply that, a myth.

    4. NOW, when punks started dressing like skinheads in the early 80s and listneing to Oi! that's when a lot of skinheads started expressing right wing political views (The NF boys dressed like skinheads I don't consider as part of the movement, they were a short lived phenomena in the mid 70s, in low numbers, who mostly became punks a couple of years later anyway)

    Clean shaven head, US bomber jacket, punk T-shirt, and knee high boots is not a skinhead it's a punk.

    I don't listen to Oi! because I'm not a punk and I don't like Oi! music anyway.

    I listen to ska, reggae, soul, hard rock, heavy metal, synth, folk, New Wave, classical and lots of other styles of musc actually but Oi! isn't one of them

    Happy New Year you Skinheads[​IMG]
     
  7. freelance robotics

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    A fedora, checkered braces, pinstriped shorts, argyle socks, and wingtips should never... ever... go together. :shudder:

    quick, somebody go dig through thom browne's past collections on men.style...this one's gotta be somewhere in there
     
  8. dbtbandit67

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    so i imagine you are either in love with or annoyed by the slits! grapevine-grapevine, lol
     
  9. AntiHero84

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    quick, somebody go dig through thom browne's past collections on men.style...this one's gotta be somewhere in there
     
  10. soulstylist

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    ...my 2008 interpretation of the Spirit (not dogma) of 67' for grown ups.... [​IMG] [​IMG] MTM, Pringle, Dickies, Gallo, Dinkelacker
     
  11. Spirit of 69

    Spirit of 69 Senior member

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    Nice look there mein freund a bit like the Casuals look of the mid 80s (Farrahs trousers, button downs, pringles, brogues) mixed with a touch of late 60s soulboy, however not Mod thank God. By the late 60s the Mods were to all intents and purposes hippies, all long-hair, military tunics, tie-dye grandad shirts and striped trousers

    A pair of oxblood tassle loafers with those clothes would look great and even more in keeping with the soulboy style.
     
  12. soulstylist

    soulstylist Senior member

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    ...my avatar was originally a t-shirt design I did a few years ago - combined with "I'm not a fuckin' mod!" - though this was more to do with everyone riding scooters beeing labeld a mod. Or like I wrote elsewhere: I maybe mod but never was or will be A mod!

    I never liked loafers a lot, though I now own a few on city lasts (AEs, C+J). But just yesterday I was looking at the kiltie-tassel Sebagos they sell at OiPolloi. Hmmm, and the pound is so weak at the mo. Not really sure about the quality of Sebagos...
     
  13. dbtbandit67

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    soulstylist, your outfit is just missing one thing.. a big smile! turn that frown upside down lol... but really, nice clothes. it looks like you're going to go to a "wine and cheese" event
     
  14. soulstylist

    soulstylist Senior member

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    ...it took me years to get this stare right!

    You know - football is a dead serious thing. And wine and cheese events are even worse...
     
  15. soulstylist

    soulstylist Senior member

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    kiltie-tassel Sebagos they sell at OiPolloi. Hmmm, and the pound is so weak at the mo. Not really sure about the quality of Sebagos...

    ...oh shhhhit, me getting senile - just looked them up again and they are Bass Weejuns - but the question about quality remains...
     

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