The Society of Cool!
Well done to Wiggo winnin Gold today! Mod article sorry if its been posted beforehttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/bradley-wiggins-i...
well done Bradley top mod
I ask myself is it good that MOD gets such a lot of additional publicity right now!? I don´t have to worry because I´m out of reach, but isn´t there a risk in the UK that Mod again gets exploited in the media and hence encourages a lot of "wannabe´s" and Cash-ins!? I for one am happy if it´s kept small and elitist, but then again, all that fuzz about Wiggo, though registered, barely palpable over here and the german media have completely forgotten about Mod since the 80´s (that´s not strictly true, there was a short lived hype in the mid-90´s). I personally like it to stay that way.
It's hardly underground at the moment, we have hairdressers actors and sportsman all saying they have mod connections, we have a revived curiosity from 40 somethings who have been very unmod since 86 and have suddenly modded up for a couple of years spurting out claims of being mods since 79 and until they die! And we have groups of sixties mods all riding round on Lambrettas again and attending a huge surge of new mod nights all competing with each other. Nothing elite here! Nice to have a few youngsters popping their heads round the corner but will flee within a couple of years if the oldies don't allow new young bands. Was nice when it was elite and only a handful about .
Come over here, Andy, this must be paradise then, hahaha! (Though sometimes I´m tired of travelling at least an hour to events with like-minded people)
yeah but I haven't found any like minded people yet haha
Fair enough, it contradicts the definition of the purely individual being!