Firstly, sorry for my recent absence from the blog, both in terms of posts and also general presence / comments & c-box.
I am, yet again, off - line, seemingly this time for the long term. As I type, I'm using a mate's laptop in the local McDonalds (free wi-fi), as I'm helping him with a college electrical assignment.
Thanks for all the comments & the c-box activity from Pauli, Martin, Jonny & Ian, my most loyal visitors. I was heartened to see the huge download figures for the John Cooper Clarke & Adverts posts, presumably after the excellent Friday Punk themed night on BBC4 last week. This was one of the original reasons for my starting the blog, in effect to act as a resource for cool, interesting & / or hard to fund material of all kinds.
I hope that I've introduced a few faces to some new acts and artists, and, in the process, pulled down some musical divisions. A recent visitor post thanked me for introducing him to The Ruts - job done !
Sadly, as things stand currently, I'm in a deep hole, and can't see a way forward for the blog in the immediate term. I am curtailed by several factors, including lack of cash, lack of Internet access & a dearth of new material to upload & then post.
Any help from the faithful, semi - regulars and even newbies is, as always more than welcome, especially as things stand just now. New files would be a godsend, either electronically or on CD-R, as would any thing else I could post, just to keep the blog going forward. I hate to sound like I'm begging, but small donations, via the paypal donate button would be much appreciated too.
New ideas are also welcomed, as my imagination is a bit lacklustre currently.
I will obviously do my best to keep the blog viable and running, and will log on as often as possible.
Thanks to everyone who has logged on to the blog for your loyalty and support over the past 2 1/2 years.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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).