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    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
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    You finally made it.

    A slandreth style thread.

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    What an era to revisit, time machine anyone..



    Check out the bands and clubs.
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    Illustrated Hardback
    King Mod provides a unique insight into a British subculture (mod) and the way in which it was hitched to rock ‘n’ roll (The Who) to spread the word. The conscious lashing of music to teenage lifestyle had already happened with the Rolling Stones and would later happen with the Sex Pistols but the successful experiment with The Who established the perfect template. What makes the interview with Peter Meaden so great is not just what he said, but the way he said it. He was almost like a saxophone player blowing words into the ether. High on medication of some kind he followed word associations to the bitter end and in doing so unlocked fresh parts of his imagination.
    Contents of the book: Foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham
    Section One: Biography: The biography fills out Peter Meaden's life and sets the interview in context
    Section Two: The Interview The interview with Peter Meaden focuses on his life after discovering The Who up until around 1967-1968 when he was managing Jimmy James and The Vagabonds and then bringing Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band to the UK. He speaks of his times visiting the Ready Steady Go! programme, the legendary Scene Club in Ham Yard, the mod v rocker fights in Brighton and Hastings and clothes stores such as Austin’s. He mentions his friendships with people such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Chuck Berry (who he brought home to meet his parents in Edmonton).
    Peter is at his best in the interview when extolling the virtues of modism which he viewed practically as his religion. At one point he describes modism as “an aphorism for free living” going on to say; “You’re free. You’re free of time and space inasmuch as the only space involved is the space in your head and that’s really spaced when you’re on speed.” He says he was “the fellow who saw the potential in modism, which is the greatest form of lifestyle you can imagine.”
    Section Three: Postscript: More information about Peter and the context of the interview
    The author, Steve Turner, has written extensively about music for national press and music papers including: Melody Maker, NME and Rolling Stone. He has written many best-selling books including: A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song; Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now; Jack Kerouac: Angelheaded Hipster; and Amazing Grace: John Newton, Slavery and the World's Most Enduring Song
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    I hate Vespas, and other such homosexual vehicles, yet I have somehow found myself with one in my home workshop.

    Basically a neglected non-starter. If I can get it running and sell it, my mate (now repatriated to USoA) only wants 1,000 USD for it and I can keep the rest.

    I've opened it up and had a nosey. Run some fuel system cleaner through it. Charged the battery. The bastard will not start.

    I still can't figure out how to open the hatch between the knees. The idling crew will require me to buy a tool.

    Spark plug will be a cvnt.

    Can't see a fuel filter anywhere.

    I hate these things even more now.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I still can't figure out how to open the hatch between the knees.
    Turn ignition on, push on the key as if it is a push button. It is.

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    Cheers Molle, I did try something similar.

    This one is a Sprint 125 3vie. Year unknown.

    Cranks but wont start. Almost tries to, sometimes.

    IT originally did start when I picked it up, but as soon as I gave it some gas It would die. I managed to be so gentle with the throttle that I managed to ride it about 5 houses to the end of a soi, then had to push it back.

    Now it's just not interested. Online searches seem to point at carbs.

    I hate carbs.

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    Sent you a PM.

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    I have replied, also to your PM from March 2023

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