Welcome To My Blog

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. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex 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 (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Saturday, 30 October 2010


Well, it's that time of the month again... when by tradition Mrs Skamanc ignores the Virgin telephone Bill, so the Broadband (which I pay her for) is cut off again.

This, in turn, severely curtails the amount & quality of Broadband I receive (Plan B = a Tmobile dongle, that is, frankly, shite), and, as a result, limits my up and downloading capabilities. I go to the public library when possible, but : (a) Its closed at 4am on a Sunday morning, which, by sods law, is usually the time I enter a marathon spell of working & (b) A lot of uploading sites are forbidden by their server.

Without wishing to moan, even the Broadband payment is difficult, as I'm self-financing my Tech College Auto Electrics Course via E-bay sales (easier said than done), and I've reeived no benefits since July due to a wrangle over the Mrs' part-time earnings. (She's a test pilot in a broomstick factory lol).
As a result, I'm planning a fund raising raffle for the forthcoming month - the raffle will run through November & prizes distributed early December.

"Tickets" will be £1 each, and prizes will include a selection of music books, CDs and bootleg DVD's (I have a huge collection of 2Tone / related stuff etc).

Anyone interested can send a pound via the Paypal "donate" button (located just above the Visitors Web Counter) - please include your name & address details in case you win. As stated, I'll ship prizes out early December, and will post a full list of lucky winners. Anyone wishing to remain private / anonymous should let me know with their contact information.

As always, anything raised over the required running costs will be donated to the "Help For Heroes" charity in the UK, which assists disabled / injured current & ex service personnel.

Thanks & good luck...

PS If anyone can rcommend a decent Broadband service that I can  get without a mandatory phoneline then please give me a shout.


  1. Thanks for your enjoyment/efforts to share your music taste with the people out in WWW....I've been a music junkie for 35 years...and many of your uploads bring back good memories for me.....I sympathise with your situation financialy at the moment......Me too...but...even tough I am on my knuckles....I will see if....in a few weeks time I can make a contribution to your costs...not now....because the Condem govt are going to destroy me too. Chin Up.....and you have great taste in music

  2. hey anonymous hey skamanc,
    for me it`s the same situaton as anoymous.
    i will see what i can do for your skamanc. not now but maybe next month...

    i`m with you
    cheers yours PAULI

  3. I agree mate, we all r in same boat, but your loyal bloggers will try and help you, i will see what i can do in the next month, thanx for all your hard work