Displaying items by tag: Paul Weller

The British brand most associated with Mod scarves, and Cravats can trace its roots back to 1799 and Robert Gardner, a textile merchant and quite possibly the most stylish man who lived in Manchester at that time. With the arrival of steam power and canals Manchester – or “Cottonopolis” as it was nicknamed in the 19th Century – thrived as the centre of the textile industry. In 1842, Edward Tootal, “a merchant in silks and fancy dress materials” joined the rapidly expanding successful business.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:41

The Classic Enduring Style of The Breton Top

Sea-faring history has always influenced fashion - and no object more so than the Breton Top. But where did the history of the famous stripes begin?

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:35

The Modcast

In these strange, unprecedented times, there has never been more of a need to escape the harsh realities of life. And for me, and many others, the world of podcasts is as good as any place to start. And for those of a modernist persuasion, or simply those who love a bit of culture, Eddie Piller’s Modcast is the place to be.

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1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

Published in Music
Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:21

Something Else, BBC2 Aired 15th September 1979.

A classic episode featuring The Jam, performing When You’re Young and Eton Rifles, John Cooper Clarke reciting Chickentown whilst walking through Manchester, and the last ever television performance of Joy Division,

Published in Video of the Week

There is one thing that shines through when you meet Stone Foundation’s lead singer and that is his undying love for the music that this band from the Midlands are producing at this point in their career.

Published in Music
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
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:24

Stone Foundation – ‘Keep On, Keepin On’

Do we ever arrive? Does the train, one day hit the buffers, and if so, what do we do once it has?
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