The Society of Cool!
Thought I would put this under the 'Novelty' category - say something stupid - here goes.
Maybe the Phoenix list was ultimately responsible for the demise of the scene mid to late 80s (maybe not) but it's aspirations were noble - the execution of those aspirations weren't so noble in the end.
The Phoenix list, despite the faults it later developed, was just what the mod scene needed at the time - it was a unifying force.
Do we need a web equivalent?
There are so many good mod related websites (and few piss poor ones too) but it's just so fractured.
Is there a need for a one-stop site where all events can be viewed? A site where it's just up to date events - no banter - there's plenty of that already.
Is there anybody man enough? I don't possess the skills (or motivation).
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I'm not sure what you mean about being fractured? I think we cover just about anything mod related here (modculture has also been doing so for years).
Feel terrible now - didn't mean to diminish the good work you do here. The events listings on this site is about the most comprehensive I've seen.
I suppose my angle was more of a pure events listing thing rather than an 'all things to all mods' that Modgeneration and modculture are - and that is not to be construed in any way as a negative comment - I applaud the effort you put in here and am the first to admit I wouldn't have the energy or motivation to do so myself.
I'll get me crombie..........
Cheers. Dont worry about it.
The events listing here is driven by what members themselves add so obviously it wont have everything that's out there - if your on facebook you'll know that different mod events are flagged all over the place almost incesantly - I'm not sure how all that could be captured...yet.
Mark Johnson? Heard a few stories about him!
Was that the bloke with a moustache that was in Frankie Goes to Hollywood ha ha
Jason,you pretty much summed it up there,his heart was in the right place,but ultimately he was a wrong un,was still sad to hear how he ended up/died.
I will have to get someone to fill me in here. I have honestly never heard of this guy never mind why he was a bit of a bad egg, or the circumstances in which he died.
Chris,I'll tell you about Mark Johnstone the next time i see you,i don't want to speak ill of the dead,so it's not something to be aired on the world wide web.I was attending mod do's in London in his time and his reputation was well known.
Sounds like he was known maybe around the mid to late 80s or something Harry but not a name I am familiar with.