Saturday, 11 September 2010

British Skinheads - Spirit Of 69 Trojan

Had this vid recommended. Whaddya reckon?

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Crombies and Haircuts

Look at this. I have to confess I am mightily biased as this is Loz when we first met. Is it wrong to still find this a turn-on?

Loved his hair - longer than it had been as a skin, but with dual tramlines and the tiniest mohican that teased forward to the most enticing point...

As did the sharpened brollie.

I wouldn't say Loz's grant for starting his Art Foundation Course at what was then Brighton Poly went on his Crombie... never. But, well, you know.

If you remember Loz, music, clothes and being around Eastbourne at that time - 77 onwards, then please contact me.


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Eastbourne Mods

Dedicating a whole new page now to Eastbourne Mods, as the project gets hotter and closer. I've got several interviews under me belt, with more booked in. The local press Eastbourne Herald is up for an article and my posts on Mod Forums are bringing in the memories. What are yours? Contact me to let me know.

In the meantime, what do you make of this spectacular April 1980 line drawing from Laurence Ranger?

Friday, 13 August 2010

Get Ready, Get Ready...

I'm putting together some articles about Eastbourne Mods, or Mods who came to Eastbourne - from the 60s to the 80s. I'd like to put a call out to anyone who remembers being in, or coming to Eastbourne during those times.

I'm looking for memories and info on places, faces, music, clothes, gear, transport and more. Parties, drinking, concerts, pubs, bands, scooters, fights... anything related. Photos would be particularly welcome.

If you have any info - please let me know.You can contact me at See the Eastbourne Mods page for updates.

Anyone who'd like to be notified when the articles are published can also contact me.



Tickled Pink

I entered this little ditty into last month's poetry comp over at gorgeous online jewellery store: Dotty Pig. It didn't win, but it was fun entering and I rather like it, so here it is.


Glittering in sequined glory
Polka dots beam round and bright.
Dotty’s got her party frock on.
Out she goes, into the night.

All her friends are playful piggies
Squealing loud and sharing hugs.
Taking seats they compare handbags,
Sipping cocktails served in jugs.

Dancing, dazzle, jewellery flashing
Dotty wows the party crowd.
Legs-akimbo, spinning, twirling.
All her friends applaud, so proud.

Home the girls go to their pillows,
Lovely memories to keep.
Dotty dreams in vibrant colour,
Happy in her beauty sleep.