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Don't know the song title and / or artist?  Record and release the song yourself, and wait for the ensuing breach of copyright.  All the information you need will be on the writ.

DJ's - Avoid clearing the floor by sticking to the top 500.

- Make that copy of Frank Wilson last twice as long by only playing it every other week.

- Avoid repetition by listening to the previous DJ spots.

Dancers - cover the whole dance floor with talc by emptying a whole bottle of the stuff in the bar area, thus allowing your mates to transfer it to the floor when they carry their drinks across it.

 

 

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Place a cloche on a small table outside your front door then when the attractive postwoman brings your next recorded delivery look rejected, upset and kind of relieved like they do on dinner date, you never know?

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Lacking style to your dapper attire?  Get to the bar and grab as many different coloured beer mats as possible.  Fix with sellotape to your shirt /trousers/ skirt, and viola! Instant soul badge patches.

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5 hours ago, dave2 said:

Lacking style to your dapper attire?  Get to the bar and grab as many different coloured beer mats as possible.  Fix with sellotape to your shirt /trousers/ skirt, and viola! Instant soul badge patches.

I think you'll find there's a subtle difference between viola, and voila!  One is a pansy, or maybe the Freudian slip was meant?:wicked:

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When selling a record and are trying to squeeze as much money as possible from the buyer that you refuse to say how much you'd be happy to accept, please refrain from using the phrase "sensible offers only",  because what's "sensible" for one, usually isn't for the other! 

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If using a photo of yourself DJing for your avatar on soul source, it's best to take the photo from the front of the decks.

That way people won't know that no one is dancing, or you sneaked up there after the event had finished, or you simply painted a big number 100 on your bedroom wall.

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On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 07:16, woolie mark said:

If using a photo of yourself DJing for your avatar on soul source, it's best to take the photo from the front of the decks.

That way people won't know that no one is dancing, or you sneaked up there after the event had finished, or you simply painted a big number 100 on your bedroom wall.

or what dodgy bootlegs you might be playing.

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DJ's should give consideration to swearing at punters who don't dance to their ultra obscure tuneless R&B tune

in fact everyone should get there early to occupy the tables all night and not dance

and then that large lady really should give consideration to bouncing around the dance floor even more, maybe take up fifty feet of dance floor space rather than forty

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Dancers, had one pint too many?   When falling on your arse whilst ‘spinning’, use this momentum to gain circular motion on the ground on your hands and knees.  Voila!  Viola!  -an unorthodox but stylish ‘floor routine’. 

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1 hour ago, dave2 said:

Dancers, had one pint too many?   When falling on your arse whilst ‘spinning’, use this momentum to gain circular motion on the ground on your hands and knees.  Voila!  Viola!  -an unorthodox but stylish ‘floor routine’. 

Another Freudian slip? 

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Also would be great if you could have a sign language person up on the the side of the stage like they do on the telly so that the deaf and hard of hearing like me know what is being played as we would not like to miss out. And a wheel chair ramp and a person to push me round the dance floor would be gratefuly appreciated.

Merry Christmas from Mr. & Mrs. Toungincheak (wigan)

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18 hours ago, Zed1 said:

Dj's.  An old Sock fitted over your Mic gives that authentic muffled sound meaning no one can understand a word you say next time you repeat '....and here's another from the Windy City'.

Dancers - a pair of old socks fitted over the top of your shoes will allow you to slip and slide around the floor till your heart's content, thus negating the use of copious amounts of talcum powder.  They also have the added bonus of mopping up any spilt drink, and can then be wrung out into a pint glass at the end of the evening for a tasty nightcap.

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Are you a bit of a narcissistic attention seeker?

If so, youtube is the place for you.

Simply download an mp3 of a record you've never owned and steal lots of other people's photographs from the 1970s.  Knock up a crap video with effects such as the photos you have nicked spinning around in concentric circles and things like that and, hey presto, you have instantly become an internet northern soul godfather of legendary proportions!

All despite the fact that everyone knows you are from Essex and came onto the scene in the 1990s via the arse-end of your local mod revival nights.

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On 12/15/2017 at 11:56, RICK SCOTT said:

Also would be great if you could have a sign language person up on the the side of the stage like they do on the telly so that the deaf and hard of hearing like me know what is being played as we would not like to miss out. And a wheel chair ramp and a person to push me round the dance floor would be gratefuly appreciated.

Merry Christmas from Mr. & Mrs. Toungincheak (wigan)

I think they already have something similar to this at some venues Rick.  They have big video screens showing what record is playing for those of us who have become too frail to walk all the way to the decks to find out.

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6 hours ago, woolie mark said:

I think they already have something similar to this at some venues Rick.  They have big video screens showing what record is playing for those of us who have become too frail to walk all the way to the decks to find out.

Or for those suffering with dementia who can't remember the record, despite it being played several times every weekend.

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42 minutes ago, Steve S 60 said:

Or for those suffering with dementia who can't remember the record, despite it being played several times every weekend.

..... or for DJ's with dementia a visual and audible warning so every time they go to take Ruby Andrews or Moses Smith from their Box a red Warning beacon Flashes along with a recorded message in their headphones saying "It's already been played 17 times you soft Tw@t". 

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On 14/12/2017 at 19:01, Zed1 said:

Dj's.  An old Sock fitted over your Mic gives that authentic muffled sound meaning no one can understand a word you say next time you repeat '....and here's another from the Windy City'.

Poke did that naturally (Sound Muffled) when he DJ'd at The Cleethorpes Pier All Niters, So Many People used to say, "can anyone understand a word he's saying', Sounds like he has a brick in his Mouth" But he was a thoroughly Nice Guy. :yes:

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Posted (edited)

Fancy a little flutter?

If you're in the bookies don't waste your money betting on which country will be hosting the International Northern Soul Dancing World Championships 2018, because it will probably be held in Blackpool again.

Edited by woolie mark

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Posted (edited)
On 8/31/2017 at 19:59, Zed1 said:

Promoters - Make sure your Flyers contain the IMPORTANT info that todays Northern Soul fan needs to know about your event, ie Cheap Bar Prices, Friendly atmosphere and Large car park.

.....and don't forget to do a LARGE PRINT version

Edited by woolie mark

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13 minutes ago, Spain pete said:

Mystify your black work mate's by showing them the page at the back of echo's  with the northern soul information 🎶🎶😱

...and when they ask you where this strange "northern soul" music came from, tell them from a Scottish man in Kings Lynn

Edited by woolie mark

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Thought it was a guy from kings Lynn with a welsh sounding name, max  something or other. 

11 hours ago, woolie mark said:

...and when they ask you where this strange "northern soul" music came from, tell them from a Scottish man in Kings Lynn

 

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If you ever build the LEGO kit of the Wigan Casino Club with the grandchildren, make sure you don't lose the instructions.  On the reverse you will find further instructions on how to knock it down and then use the same pieces to build a crappy indoor shopping centre. 

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1 hour ago, woolie mark said:

If you ever build the LEGO kit of the Wigan Casino Club with the grandchildren, make sure you don't lose the instructions.  On the reverse you will find further instructions on how to knock it down and then use the same pieces to build a crappy indoor shopping centre. 

Sadly I followed my instructions to the letter and once finished I doused it in petrol and set fire to it.

On the plus side though I manged to save the model Piano as well as the actual piece of Stage where Duffy stood when she played there live in 1984.

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9 minutes ago, Zed1 said:

Sadly I followed my instructions to the letter and once finished I doused it in petrol and set fire to it.

On the plus side though I manged to save the model Piano as well as the actual piece of Stage where Duffy stood when she played there live in 1984.

You might have trouble selling the piece of the stage.  After the Casino was demolished I broke up a load of old pallets and sold them on ebay as original pieces of the stage from the Wigan Casino.  I regret that I may have flooded the market.

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4 hours ago, Zed1 said:

Sadly I followed my instructions to the letter and once finished I doused it in petrol and set fire to it.

On the plus side though I manged to save the model Piano as well as the actual piece of Stage where Duffy stood when she played there live in 1984.

Hahahaha

Epic..:lol:

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6 hours ago, woolie mark said:

If you ever build the LEGO kit of the Wigan Casino Club with the grandchildren, make sure you don't lose the instructions.  On the reverse you will find further instructions on how to knock it down and then use the same pieces to build a crappy indoor shopping centre. 

Sadly I opted for the cheaper "LEVO" kit of the Blackpool Mecca.  Unfortunately you can't knock it down and build something else as it's tailor made.

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10 hours ago, woolie mark said:

You might have trouble selling the piece of the stage.  After the Casino was demolished I broke up a load of old pallets and sold them on ebay as original pieces of the stage from the Wigan Casino.  I regret that I may have flooded the market.

I did the same, however for the full effect I spent hours chewing up packets of Wrigley's and sticking bits to each board before pi55ing on them to get the patina just right.

Also, I sold the actual piece of Carpet from Mr M's where Louie Spence Stood in 1970 when he received his award for winning the over 35's World Northern Soul Dance competition presented by Pharrell Williams.

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9 hours ago, Zed1 said:

I did the same, however for the full effect I spent hours chewing up packets of Wrigley's and sticking bits to each board before pi55ing on them to get the patina just right.

Also, I sold the actual piece of Carpet from Mr M's where Louie Spence Stood in 1970 when he received his award for winning the over 35's World Northern Soul Dance competition presented by Pharrell Williams.

Brilliant, really made me laugh mate :thumbsup:

The most money I ever made was selling the red carpet they used to roll out after Cockney Norman's helicopter had landed on the other side of the road. It still had the rose petals on it which the northerners used to throw in front of him as he walked along it.  Credit to the BBC for the provenance on this item.

Edited by woolie mark

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