Another gem from Jonny.....
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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this. Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. Feel free to give me a shout : firstname.lastname@example.org Skamanc, City 'til I die, rainy Manchester M23, Jan 2010 For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the Mrs! Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!). "Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia). Acknowledgements to Manchester City Football Club, Ford Motor Co, Hollands Pies, Snap On Tools, Levis Jeans, Stella Breweries and Benson & Hedges. Also to all branches of our fantastic Armed Forces. Finally, sincere thanks to all the visitors who have made donations. The blog only continues thanks to your generosity.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
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Friday, 22 July 2011
Thanks to everyone who's recently mailed me congratulations on finding a job after 2 1/2 years jobless... It'd take ages replying individually so...
The old adage that its easier to find work when you're in a Job is true... 5 weeks into my current post, I've just been offered a permament Auto Electrician post with a large HGV Coachbuilding Firm just 4 miles from home. The money is approx 4x more than I'm on here, before overtime !! Obviously I've accepted, so from August, I'll have a lot less time for the blog. This will be continuing obviously, but I'll welcome more contributions to save my limited freetime.
To say I'm chuffed is an understatement - better money, less travel time & diesel used plus its my actual trade. I'm told they're a great firm to work for, though dead hard to get into, so that's a reflection on my electrical skills I reckon... Big, long term contracts (Royal Mail, Hovis, Argos, Morrisons trucks etc), loads of overtime & great money so I'm happy for once...
Posted by Skamanc at 14:38
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Here's the first post of the recent, excellent contributions from Jonny. More to follow... posted in Jonny's original MediaFire plus a Rapidshare back up. be sure to leave him a note or two about the material.
Posted by Skamanc at 08:23
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Well, here's a Detour fest this Sabbath, courtesy of Jonny's marvellous collection. All tracks from the 8x 7"s seen above - some great stuff here, so please be sure to leave a note or two of thanks for Jonny. Thanks.
All tracks & artwork are on this one file for ease of access...
& here's a re-up via Mediafire (22/9/11) as requested by Pete :
Posted by Skamanc at 00:04
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Decent compilation from Uncut Magazine August 2011. I've also got the "Roots Of Tommy" Who related cd from Uncut a coupla years ago somewhere - have to dig it out for the blog.
For Chris Hargreaves, ex N Manchester, now New Zealand.
Posted by Skamanc at 10:40
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Fantastic 1967 album, and probably my favourite by Aretha. This has it all - listen & see. She never sang better than this & the band are so tight behind her. Grreat production & track listing as well..
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Here's the first of a four parter...Absolutely superb Faces box set compiled by Mac himself. Album tracks, B Sides, live stuff, loads of unreleased material, early rehearsals, hotel room demos & more. Essential...
Dedicated to the ongoing support of Martin & Pauli.