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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

Even though there are a few younger people getting into the music, i dont think that enough are coming through to keep the scene going in years to come.

I for one dont want to see the death of northern soul but is there really anyway is can stay strong.

I know that a lot of people dont like youngsters turning up at all nighters and often moan whwn they aren't taking it seriously enough. But this cant go on. Without younger people coming through, it could all be over sooner than we think!

How can this be prevented?

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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

20 years time 50-60 ?

Average age now must be 40+

So in 20 years, the scene will be confined to residential homes.

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my opinion it will just shrink dramatically with an event once a month somewhere around the country. might be a good thing mate. I will be 51 then.

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Who will the live acts be, apart from possibley Little Carl Carlton and Little Stevie Wonder, both in their late sixties! Tribute act maybe? Tribute DJ's like Soul Sammy and Ritchie Sterling?!!

Now wonder the prices of records are getting hyped now as no one will want them / pay for them in 20 yeras time

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We will all be zooming round on zimmer frames, hepped up by legal speed to eleviate our heart murmers

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In the virtual record bar old men will gather to chinstroke...

OI MATE - I'VE AN ORIGINAL MP3/RA OF THAT ONE !

Hammy

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Tribute DJ's like Soul Sammy and Ritchie Sterling?!!

whistling.gif:rolleyes::huh:

Dave Evison will still be around I bet. Still opening with 'Cause Youre Mine !

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We will all be zooming round on zimmer frames, hepped up by legal speed to eleviate our heart murmers

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20 years time!!!! think the scene will go back to being "underground" like it's birth... only this time... 6 feet underground! whistling.gif There just aint enough interest from todays youth to maintain the scene as it is. and to be honnest why should there be? They have their own music, their own scene. In my opinion the resurgence in the scene over the last decade or more, has been fueled by "returnees" (like myself) folks who have had kids grow up, have the proverbial "disposable" and the time to get out more and relive their youth.

A point of interest Hippo made was with regard to the hyped prices asked for records!, as a collector I wont pay the ridiculous prices asked for what sometimes, is nothing more than "The Emporer's New Clothes". Today i might pull a record from the racks and think "So this is going for 500 quid now!" 20 years from now I might be pulling the same record, and think "Wonder what this sounds like?" Ah! Altziemers!!! I cant wait! think of all the new tunes am gonna hear! :rolleyes:

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20 years from now I might be pulling the same record, and think "Wonder what this sounds like?" Ah! Altziemers!!! I cant wait! think of all the new tunes am gonna hear!  :huh:

Steve

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In the virtual record bar old men will gather to chinstroke...

OI MATE - I'VE AN ORIGINAL MP3/RA OF THAT ONE !

Hammy

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whistling.gif Dave Rimmer's grandkids will be probably be setting up ODO (original download only) venues!! :rolleyes::huh:

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20 years time!!!! think the scene will go back to being "underground" like it's birth... only this time... 6 feet underground!  whistling.gif     There just aint enough interest from todays youth to maintain the scene as it is. and to be honnest why should there be? They have their own music, their own scene. In my opinion the resurgence in the scene over the last decade or more, has been fueled by "returnees" (like myself) folks who have had kids grow up, have the proverbial "disposable" and the time to get out more and relive their youth.

A point of interest Hippo made was with regard to the hyped prices asked for records!, as a collector I wont pay the ridiculous prices asked for what sometimes, is nothing more than "The Emporer's New Clothes". Today i might pull a record from the racks and think "So this is going for 500 quid now!" 20 years from now I might be pulling the same record, and think "Wonder what this sounds like?" Ah! Altziemers!!! I cant wait! think of all the new tunes am gonna hear!  :rolleyes:

Steve

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my opinion it will just shrink dramatically with an event once a month somewhere around the country. might be a good thing mate. I will be 51 then.

shane

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Think it'll happen sooner than 20 years time.. but yes agree there will be fewer events, and a much smaller dedicated crowd going to them... do you think we'll be reminiscing about the good old days, talking about "Lifeline tracks" and "New Century oldies" as people now do about Wigan/ Stafford/ Yate etc.... ? :rolleyes:

I'll be 45 whistling.gif

Rachel

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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

Even though there are a few younger people getting into the music, i dont think that enough are coming through to keep the scene going in years to come.

I for one dont want to see the death of northern soul but is there really anyway is can stay strong.

I know that a lot of people dont like youngsters turning up at all nighters and often moan whwn they aren't taking it seriously enough. But this cant go on. Without younger people coming through, it could all be over sooner than we think!

How can this be prevented?

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dead and buried along with most of the people whistling.gif

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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

It will be a tiny scene perhaps just living on in patches of the country. Kinda like the mid / late 80's

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

I think the average age will be higher than that and probably it does I'm sorry to say

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What can be done to prevent it?

Nothing the scene then will be like the Rock and Roll scene now much as they want it to keep going without new blood the scene is bound to die out. I think there'll still be collectors much as there is with RnR but little else whistling.gif

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In 2025 I'll be to busy having cyber sex in my virtual reality machine to be bothered with listening to my antique singles collection. Then itll be out for a spin round the block on my jetcopter.

I'll be 57 and will have got my hair back by then I reckon

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The scene will still be arguing needlessly about what amounts to nothing more than fluff on the belly button of Souldom, that's where we will be. whistling.gif Altzimers in the future, I've got that now as there loads of stuff on the shelves I don't remember buying :rolleyes:

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In 2025 I'll be to busy having cyber sex in my virtual reality machine to be bothered with listening to my antique singles collection.  Then itll be out for a spin round the block on my jetcopter.

I'll be 57 and will have got my hair back by then I reckon

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Think you'll still look better with a fringe whistling.gif

I'll be 68 and still be dancing, hopefully won't need 4 or 5 shirts a venue then :-) Might need a spare pair of inconsistent pants :rolleyes:

Rev Spooner:-)

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inconsistent pants ?????????

You once accused me of being incontinent in my posts whistling.gif

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Interestingly, i can remember having this conversation with a group of fellow soulies. at a boozy soul night out 25 years ago.after getting thru numerous shots of vodka, we concluded our conversation by saying that it wouldn't matter to any of us because we would all be too old and too grown up to still be involved, result? all of us now in our mid-40s are still involved and still love the scene much more then we did :rolleyes::huh: don't know about being grown up though :lol::lol:wave.gif Del x

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The sad part is that whatever is left of the scene in 20 years time todays top tunes will be by then played out oldies.

Will there be a geriatric version of the soul police or will they have handed in their gun and badge like in the films.

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The sad part is that whatever is left of the scene in 20 years time todays top tunes will be by then played out oldies.

Yeah but there's always the forgotton, or re-discovered oldies syndrome.

On the subject of the records. All the time there is hundreds of thousands of pounds a year changing hands for these records, there should always be a scene. Ebay is relatively recent in the history of collecting desirable and rare vinyl and I'll bet the difference in turnover has dramatically increased for rare soul since it has been around. Imagine going back in time to the Torch and telling those people about how you got something nice on Smash from a guy in Maryland off the internet.

My point is we don't know what's round the corner. I want to believe that people will always want to own and hear rare soul records. I also think that if it did take a bit of a dramatic dip in years to come then some Ian Levine alike character could come along, re-hype it and cash in, a sort of Malcolm Maclaren moment.

Who knows, we need to keep the faith, tell yer kids, tell yer friends, tell anyone who'll listen. Keeps on burning . . . .

Edited by Ian Sims

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Our kids will have flogged off all those 7 inch bits of plastic because they won't work in their virtual reality hi tech world. Only tunes left will be on some old ipod from the year 2005 - "yea me dad had it on original mp3" wiill be discussed at your wake.

I just hoping to have enough money to buy a food blender (no solids allowed) & a bit of spare change to stock up on incontinence pants & actually use talc the way it was intended.

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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

Even though there are a few younger people getting into the music, i dont think that enough are coming through to keep the scene going in years to come.

I for one dont want to see the death of northern soul but is there really anyway is can stay strong.

I know that a lot of people dont like youngsters turning up at all nighters and often moan whwn they aren't taking it seriously enough. But this cant go on. Without younger people coming through, it could all be over sooner than we think!

How can this be prevented?

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Now then,soul sam can tell us soulsters,what its like bein` mega old on the "scene",me i think it will be the same,i just think the kid`s are waitin`to be35+

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Got 4 kids myself, 3 of the 4 are definately into it, the youngest 13 the oldest 25!

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Got two kids

One 17 the other 9

The 17 year old is into "Dance Music" and doesnt have much time for northern

The 9 year old moans when a cd goes on in the car and starts moaning about me playing "soul" rubbish

Bloody kids

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the young un's will say "i'm not going to that soul night again the whole place stunk of piss . . . couldn't smell the cabbage though, must be their medication putting them off their food!!!

Martin :rolleyes::rolleyes::sweatingbullets:

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Where do people see the scene being in 20 years time?

The avg age will then be 50-60, does this spell the end?

Even though there are a few younger people getting into the music, i dont think that enough are coming through to keep the scene going in years to come.

I for one dont want to see the death of northern soul but is there really anyway is can stay strong.

I know that a lot of people dont like youngsters turning up at all nighters and often moan whwn they aren't taking it seriously enough. But this cant go on. Without younger people coming through, it could all be over sooner than we think!

How can this be prevented?

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In 20 years time.... wherever the person "has" to be dependent on age.... anything from nursing or residential home to still being in "their" home :) ....

Average age.... doesn't matter.... except the "do's" still (if at all) happening will be afternoon "tea dances".... so there's no worries there then about he/she "lasting through the whole niter" :D ....

Younger people.... can't see it "going on" through them because of "their own scene(s)" today.... which may be like how ours is to us now.... who would have thought that 20-30 years on we'd all be still "doing it" today.... I didn't if I'm honest.... thought it'd be a "few tapes to remember" getting played in the car :rolleyes: ....

Death of Northern Soul.... if being realistic then it will happen "as we know it" today, at some stage :):D ....

But (in line with this thread) to all you "DJ's and collectors".... what you "have to decide" is WHEN this is going to happen.... because you know you'll have to make sure you put all your "big money 45's" on eBay to get rid of them for a decent pension fund before "every one of them" becomes a "can't give it away tune".... never mind being a £200, £500, £2000 or "name your price" piece of 7" vinyl as they are now....

WHAT I'LL DO IS SAVE YOU THE "WHEN" AND THE "EFFORT" INVOLVED and take them off you now for £10-20 a each.... that's GOTTA be a FAIR DEAL if you've got a 500 box.... that's a "pension" of £5000-10000 NOW rather than just having to "wheely bin" them later when you "can't" sell them :thumbsup::rolleyes: .... Go on.... you know it makes sense :D:sweatingbullets: ....

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"OLD SOULJERS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY"

General Franklin......2005

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"OLD SOULJERS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY"

General Franklin......2005

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"OLD MODS NEVER RETIRE THEY JUST GETT FATTER AND CROSS OVER ONTO THE NORTHERN SCENE "

Some bloke I spoke to at a niter once 1999

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But you keep coming back for more don't you General :rolleyes:   :sweatingbullets: ....

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Still in all honesty, can't quite nail what it is about this music (life) that just rings my bell, 25 years and i still get giddy over chasing records, dancing, socialising and the whole bloody lot............. :rolleyes:

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"OLD MODS NEVER RETIRE THEY JUST GETT FATTER AND CROSS OVER ONTO THE NORTHERN SCENE "

Some bloke I spoke to at a niter once  1999

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Or were "always fat" and used to hide themselves away in a "Parker" until they discovered the "Atkins Diet" and now call themselves "soulies" :rolleyes::thumbsup: ....

some mod on a rally that wanted to hear "proper" music being played :rolleyes::sweatingbullets:

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Still in all honesty, can't quite nail what it is about this music (life) that just rings my bell, 25 years and i still get giddy over chasing records, dancing, socialising and the whole bloody lot............. :rolleyes:

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Not to mention your more prized past-time.... eh Brett.... :rolleyes::sweatingbullets: ....

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Still in all honesty, can't quite nail what it is about this music (life) that just rings my bell, 25 years and i still get giddy over chasing records, dancing, socialising and the whole bloody lot............. :rolleyes:

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Cos your honest to yourself and your addicted I'm afraid Brett no ESCAPE

Your Personal Stalker 2005

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Cos your honest  to yourself and your addicted I'm afraid Brett no ESCAPE

Your Personal Stalker 2005

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Good men like you Mr Evans, just keep this rollercoaster thundering along those worn wooden rails. :rolleyes:

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Not to mention your more prized past-time.... eh Brett.... :rolleyes:   :sweatingbullets: ....

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Brassrubbing .........

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If that's you you now call it :sweatingbullets: .... then YES :rolleyes: ....

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Soon as i wrote that.......i knew i dropped a bollock......

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"OLD MODS NEVER RETIRE THEY JUST GETT FATTER AND CROSS OVER ONTO THE NORTHERN SCENE "

Some bloke I spoke to at a niter once  1999

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:rolleyes:

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All wrong. It'll just keep going.

Thankfully. :rolleyes:

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