- First off, tune in to the latest We Are the Mods modcast to get your day going!
- For the San Francisco fans out there, jump on Facebook and LIKE this page featuring photos of vintage San Francisco photos. (Then, come back to this blog post for more great reads!)
- I thought this was an awesome slice of skinhead history right here. A short feature on a young girl making the transition from Mod to Skinhead back in the '60s. Although this isn't a culture I'm super involved with, it does bug me a little when I hear women calling themselves 'trad' skinheads and walking around in that weird punk-skinhead hair cut (y'know, the shaved head and fringe... the 'skinbyrd' look, ugh). I think this article showcases what actual 'trad' skinhead girls looked and dressed like.
- A sixties-influenced graphic designer I can get behind!
- A feature on Connexions, a late '60s/early '70s publication, which includes some great layout and design. (Personal fave photo is the 'The Clothes' feature.)
- Here's a great piece on Mark Powell, the 'in' tailor for some Mod-influenced celebrities.
- Always a fan of wild psychedelic art styles, so here's some more over at Sweet Jane.
- Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World podcast is back, featuring a bunch of newer acts you may dig on.
- Just finished the Bobby Keys autobiography, filled with great stories of his life as a rock'n'roll sax man. Don't know this guy? Get a taste with this interview.
- Very much looking forward to this upcoming book on Mods. (Wow! What a crazy time for books on the subject!)
- I completely agree with the spirit of this article, but could care less about Ralph Lauren. Still, some good words on why you should strive to be smart, and not just in the clothing department.
- Parka Avenue highlights its Top 10 Soul/R&B 45 finds of last year. Now clap your hands!
- Here's a nice shot of a young David Hockney for you to dig on.
- Muscle Shoals fans, get ready... get ready...
- The Carried Away blog is back with some Jamaican-influenced cocktails!
- San Francisco lost one of the iconic Brown Twins recently, but yesterday the City got together to show its love for the surviving Marion Brown on her 86th birthday.
- A little Darrow Fletcher grooviness over at Derek's Daily 45!
- Playlist Watch #1 (in alphabetical order): The Anorak Thing includes some greats by The Radiants, The Graham Bond Organization, and Ronnie Lane.
- Playlist Watch #2: Monkey Picks hits a good mix with some greats by The Louvin Brothers, Os Mutantes, and Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Weekly Blog Roundup: 1/26/2013
Alright, a little late in the day, but when you get back in from weekend frolicking, check out these sweet finds: