I grew up in southeast London and my family lived in Barnfield Gardens, a council estate in Plumstead that had a notorious reputation.
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Garry Bushell's 2012 publication "Time for Action" is a collection of reviews, articles and interviews penned by the author based on his coverage of the Mod Revival (or Renewal as Bushell called it) for the rock press between 1978-81.
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Crafty Cigarette is the powerful story of a teenager coming of age in the 70s, as seen through his eyes, who, on the on the cusp of adulthood discovers a band that is new to him, The Jam, which leads him into becoming a Mod.
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Sunday, 20 September 2015 14:38

Living Famously Keith Moon



Changing the face of rock drumming, Keith Moon exploded (quite literally) into the drumming world, finally bringing drumming to the forefront of the band. Like his style or not, his crazy antics paved the way for modern rock drumming.
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ZANI and are getting a few bands together, to play some cracking live music to celebrate the official Countdown release of ZANI editor Matteo Sedazzari's debut novel A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of A Teenage Mod.
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Unnoticed by many, lovingly appreciated by those who know, for men of a certain age, means or style, John Smedley knitwear can lay credible claim to being the Don of fine gauge knitwear.
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Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:32

Nick Churchill on Clarks Desert Boots

As cultural icons go, the Clarks Desert Boot (other brands are available, but don't be fooled, there's only one that matters)
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Monday, 13 July 2015 18:30

Just Who is The Comedy Mod ?

Like many, idling away on Facebook which is the adult equivalent of staring out of the classroom window at a cat in the playground, I am partial to doing the quizzes for fun; ‘
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The lord of all, the money-god,
Who rules us blood and hand and brain,
Who gives the roof that stops the wind,
And, giving, takes away again…
George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1936.
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Thinking, each one, “Here comes the winter!
Please God I keep my job this year!”
And bleakly, as the cold strikes through,
Their entrails like an icy spear,…
George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1936.
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