Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:54

An Ode to Paul Weller

Paul Weller the King of Mod has reigned for 40 odd years,Since back in the days of stay-pressed trousers and a dodgy pair of flares.
From The Jam to The Style Council to the solo artist as He is right now,Maturing like a vintage wine the Guvnor shows the youngsters how. 

Published in Culture
Monday, 06 November 2017 17:33

An Ode to The Jam on ZANI

Paul Weller and Steve Brookes formed The Jam in 1972,
Rick and Bruce joined, Steve left and the three of em saw it through.

Published in Culture
Monday, 16 October 2017 17:49

Steve Brookes Hoodoo Zoo Reviewed

Hoodoo Zoo is the fourth album from Steve Brookes and features a new set of songs.
Published in Music
Do we ever arrive? Does the train, one day hit the buffers, and if so, what do we do once it has?
Published in Music
Sports themed films, particularly boxing movies, have evolved greatly since 1949’s seminal 'Champion' starring Kirk Douglas.
Published in Film
Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:14

Paul Weller - Behind A Kind Revolution



Shot & Edited by Lee Cogswell Interviews by John Wilson Additional camera - Daniel Thompson Additional Audio - John Wilson & Charles Rees Song title graphics - Alex Hutchinson Cover Animation - David Kitson
Published in Video of the Week
In the summer of 1991, I was running a fanzine entitled Positive Energy of Madness. Issues were sporadic as most fanzines were back in the day.
Published in Music

Matteo Sedazzari was part-way through his latest social networking drive when we spoke, spreading the word about debut novel A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of a Teenage Mod while getting to grips with the ever-changing world of new media. 

Published in Culture
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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“Tomorrow when we meet…..
jarring collisions on hostile street”
(Dave Waller, front endpaper, Notes From Hostile Street, 1979).
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