What's on your turntable right now?

Hi guys,I am curious to know what your playing right now or any songs that seems to be always hanging around your turntable.I am sure I'm going to discover some cool tracks.So... don't be shy and let me know.As far as I am concerned this one since to be always around and playing at the moment: Cheers,Laurent,Les BOF!

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    • Oh I can't believe that. I am sure you are a very good DJ Ian, and I wish you every success.

    • I think you would do okay if it was a second job and you were not travelling John. Some of the DJs spend incredible amounts on a single 45 right enough so it would take a long time to recoup such outlays.
    • Well as I say Chris I am completely in the dark on this subject. The way it is being explained, would suggest that Mod gigs are reliant upon a dedicated group of enthusiasts who double up as DJ's.

      Off the point a bit, but I watched a TV series in which a family,two parents with teenagers, relived living  through the fifties to the nineties. Insofar as they could,dedicating an hour to each decade. What they all concluded was that as social media and consumerism increased, family life and socialising decreased. The teenagers said they were not teenagers anymore like teenagers used to be, and felt they had missed out on so much enjoyment. They really loved going to gigs and dancing etc.

      This is why I bang on about social history, Mod and everything else if affected by these changes. THAT is why older people wibble on about the old days. My son and daughter are in their forties. The difference between their social experience when young and mine, is not the gulf that exists between them and kids today The eighties were not the sixties, but there were many similarities.

    • First paragraph is pretty much spot on, John :)

    • Thank you mate very nice of you to say so. There is much to admire about the sacrifices and efforts you make.

    • Yeah i totally agree that many of these things that we take for granted and enjoy a lot has negative sides. Kids now are totally immersed in the IT world wether it be ipads or the latest phone that does everything aside from teach the kids to spell properly. They recon many of the already depleted high street shops will disappear due to being unable to compete with these massive multi nationals that sell online and pay negligible taxes. I thought the programme on the 1960s was funny when the girls had to use a public phone and their money ran out after a few minutes. It certainly would do away with unnecessary phone calls if that was to happen again.
      I do not really think it would be possible for someone to make a real living from being a DJ on the Mod scene, but if you are a collector anyway and did not travel for gigs you could make a few quid to augment your wage.
    • In the Mod scene I believe it's nearly impossible to make a living from DJing. Apart from very few exceptions maybe; recently I read an Interview with Rob Bailey, claiming he'd be the first to make a living of being a mod alone. Well, Eddie Piller maybe, but then DJing isn't his only occupation..
    • I do make a living from my job, Frames - I work in I.T. ;)
      I can't think of anyone who makes a full time living out of the music/social side of the mod scene apart from the aforementioned Messrs Bailey & Piller.
      For most of DJs on the mod scene it's a labour of love/expensive hobby, any proceeds of which go towards purchasing more vinyl (it's an addiction you know ;) ).

    • And hats off to them/you, Ian!
    • Thanks Kai - We do it cos we enjoy it mate :)

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