"I do not mind for one second if people are looking at what I am wearing Derek, as you say that was the whole point. But if you look like a closset people would be looking at you with derision rather than admiration. I am not sure tbh if bow ties (no…"
"Good on you John. I had just assumed you had passed the full test hence the reason why you had scooters such as a 200 Rally. My one regret from my early Mod days is that I never got my full license before all these crackpot regulations were brought…"
"In my humble opionion the guy looks like a complete tosser. A mixture of a Kenny Rogers white beard with a tash that turns up at the end like a poor man's Jimmy Edwards, a mid 80s Morrisey hairdo, and to complete the set an…"
"Cheers John. I am well pleased with it although its not quite in the same class as some of your gems. I have added a Conti white wall with chrome rims as the spare too so that looks good. I sometimes take the L plates off which is not a great idea.…"
"Utterly horrendous things. The minute you see some joker wearing one at a wedding or something you can be pretty sure that person is pompous arse. Either that or they are wearing it for a joke. The obvious exception is with a dinner jacket but even…"
I first got into the Mod scene around October 1980. By April of the following year I had my own scooter bought from Mickey Oates in Glasgow.
The best times undoubtedly came when I met up with a crowd of guys and girls and started to go to the lindella and Scene Club. Glasgow in 1981 was a fantastic place to be a Mod in, incredibly vibrant. Some times it was possible to witness more than 100 scooters gathering at the one time, and on one ocassion for a Scene Club shoot there must have been more than 200. A great scene, fantastic music, and as cool as it is possible to get on this earth.
Top 5 tunes at the moment:
Helpless - Kim Weston
Ain't it Baby - The Miracles
One Eyed Jacks - Jimmy Cliff
Chills and Fever - Ronnie Love
If You Ever Walk Out of my Life - Dena Barnes
Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells
Chris......it must be seriously 30 or so years since i last seen you, Station Cafe on a Friday night and all, after the Lindella....many a scrap in the cafe happening with punks and greasers,and sometimes, unfortunately mods with each other, pies and chips flying everywhere to the sound of "To cut a long story short" from a passing new romantic with a radio or cassette player! (Jeez, that sounds old!!)
Sorry for not chatting with you today. I wasn't ignoring you. I was on the phone to a colleague from work discussing some procedural things I am compiling. Hope you can forgive me?! All psyched up for the Ringo Starr gig on Sunday! LOL! ;-) Chat soon!