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  1. I have a suitcase of mainly 70s Blues & Soul... also copies of various soul magazines and odds and ends from the 80s.. 90s and early 2000s. Most are ok but theres a few rough editions.. I live near Bolton.. if interested drop me a line come look and if they are any good to you make me an offer... Big Mick, fat boy on tour. mikeowens4@msn.com
  2. Hands up if you think im a handsome S.O.B.

    1. Big Mick

      Big Mick

      Yep... i think you are by his mum.

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    Just learned today that disco DJ and one of the founder members of the Blackpool Casino Soul Club back in the 70s has passed away suddenly at his Yorkshire home... Zaney DJ Gary Wild best known for his resident spot in Diamond Lils on the Pleasure Beach was at home with family. Along with the late Baz Stanton and fellow DJ Poth.. Gary opened up the Blackpool Casino Soul Club in the Pleasure Beach building opposite the Noahs Ark attraction back around 1975... Along with the Mecca.. Lemon Tree and Lytham Football Cub soul nights Blackpool Casino was instremental in bringing Northen Soul to many of us who lived in and arround the Fylde area. Condolences go out to Garys family... To the soul crowd in Blackpool in the 70s Gary was a legend an a loveable character.... R.I.P. GARY WILD (aka Barry Johnston).
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    Big Mick

  5. Richard has ALWAYS been a gentleman and very professional in everything he undertakes. I have had a couple of opportunities to be on his radio show and many more visits to the studio when the Sunday shows were in full swing and made umpteen cups of tea/coffee for all parking their arses and Richards' 'guests' in the studio. It will be a damn shame if Jazz fm closed the door on his shows, and changing from Sunday to Saturday night was not a good move. The controller for Jazz fm must be a moron... Richard will be ok, he doesn't need Jazz fm But Jazz fm are loosing a very talented radio show host and it will be their loss... sod 'em.. BIG MICK
  6. yer write up is on the right page now.... B

  7. A venue which appears as a permenant fixture on Susan and my calender for quite some time now and one which is getting ever more popular each month. The gaff boasts a fairly large wooden dance floor, plenty of seating, friendly bar staff, floodlit car park and the bonus of Glen Brierley and his stall at the back of the room providing records and memories to suit all tastes... As Maxims just down the road in the Wigan town centre was gearing up to open the doors for an all-nighter promising to be the main event for the northwest this weekend Orrell soul club enjoyed a great turn out only about 5 miles away. After 5 years or so at Middleton Civic Hall, moving to Wigan seemed to be a very sensible move to Maxims. Soul Sam, Carl Fortnum, Neil Jones, Bob Hinsley and our own Carol McCarthy amongst the fine line up with Ginger Taylor as special guest made Wigan, once more the place to be tonight. Orrell served to be a very apt and qualified gaff for the all-nighter warm up. With the lights dimmed low and from the first tracks spinning on the decks the mood was set for an enjoyable evening. Djs Les Harrison, Nottinghams' Tony Clarke, Tony Mundey, Prestons' Andy Garside and Boltons' very own pocket sized wonder in the guise of the loveley Carol McCarhy selected and delivered the required sounds keeping the floor busy with much shuffling and spinning dancers including big Dino as usual spinning like a demented dervisher stuck on a fast spin cycle... The offering of tracks was as expected 'accross the board', a much over used term which quite simply means music to suit all. Wigan, Torch, Stafford and Wheel sounds with a splash of R&B and crossover helped keep the dance floor busy with dancers still arriving after 10.00pm.. Susan and I only left at about 12.45 as Saturday is also 'curry night'... yeah well old habits and all that, eh ? For more information of Saint James' social centre, St James Road, Orrell, Nr.Wigan, WN5,7AA... Contact Andy Garside, tel; 01772-426310....well worth a visit.. enjoy, Big Mick (Fat boy on tour)
  8. international git of mystery....

  9. A venue which appears as a permenant fixture on Susan and my calender for quite some time now and one which is getting ever more popular each month. The gaff boasts a fairly large wooden dance floor, plenty of seating, friendly bar staff, floodlit car park and the bonus of Glen Brierley and his stall at the back of the room providing records and memories to suit all tastes... As Maxims just down the road in the Wigan town centre was gearing up to open the doors for an all-nighter promising to be the main event for the northwest this weekend Orrell soul club enjoyed a great turn out only about 5 miles away. After 5 years or so at Middleton Civic Hall, moving to Wigan seemed to be a very sensible move to Maxims. Soul Sam, Carl Fortnum, Neil Jones, Bob Hinsley and our own Carol McCarthy amongst the fine line up with Ginger Taylor as special guest made Wigan, once more the place to be tonight. Orrell served to be a very apt and qualified gaff for the all-nighter warm up. With the lights dimmed low and from the first tracks spinning on the decks the mood was set for an enjoyable evening. Djs Les Harrison, Nottinghams' Tony Clarke, Tony Mundey, Prestons' Andy Garside and Boltons' very own pocket sized wonder in the guise of the loveley Carol McCarhy selected and delivered the required sounds keeping the floor busy with much shuffling and spinning dancers including big Dino as usual spinning like a demented dervisher stuck on a fast spin cycle... The offering of tracks was as expected 'accross the board', a much over used term which quite simply means music to suit all. Wigan, Torch, Stafford and Wheel sounds with a splash of R&B and crossover helped keep the dance floor busy with dancers still arriving after 10.00pm.. Susan and I only left at about 12.45 as Saturday is also 'curry night'... yeah well old habits and all that, eh ? For more information of Saint James' social centre, St James Road, Orrell, Nr.Wigan, WN5,7AA... Contact Andy Garside, tel; 01772-426310....well worth a visit.. enjoy, Big Mick (Fat boy on tour)
  10. same to you Davey boy.... all the best.... Big Mick
  11. ok, now you've paid the£10.00 into my pay pal account I'm gonna leave the comment you asked me to write... Yep that Decksie guy is one hellova solid dude... straight as a die and I believe every home should have a Decksie.... Jeeze the things I do for£10.00 lousey quid.. oh hum at least I don't have to sell my body tonite..........

  12. one last point before I go oft and stick my head down the toilet.... I want it on record (whatever the label) that I think that there Dave Rimmer geezer is a hellova fine guy.. he's been put down somewhat on here over the last day or so and unduely too.. please stick to the topic of conversation... respectfully, to everyone on this forum...BIG MICK....
  13. in the nude she did a good inpersonation of a spider..........
  14. by the great Godess, you must be related to my ex-wife.... can you drag your tits too ...?
  15. Thing is though... would you get a plumber making a film about cooking in a top notch resturaunt or a political activist / suicide bomber maiking a film on the Nobel Peace Prize...? So why are some usless tossers who think 'Duffy' is the epitome of northern soul doing a film about something as sensative as Wigan Casino.... Did their mam sing 'love bandit' or some other light ditty to them as she rocked them to sleep before dropping them on their heads.... Hang on though... just had a thought thingie... wouldn't all this debate and bitching just create more interest for the film.. and wouldn't it make more money for the backers.... jeeze me finks we shud just ignore the whole fing and pretend it doesn't exist......
  16. Jeeze... look at all the dust in the air...... reckon it's coming off all the handbags being pulled out storage... Grab yer tin hats and dive for cover... he he he he
  17. I refer to the one they're shooting about Wigan Casino.... isn't what this discussion is all about...? If I'm on the wrong track then please accept my appologises... I'll just blame it on old age... BIG MICK
  18. Steve Penn at Wigan Town Hall is unofficially quoted as saying that Russ Winstanley is the main point of contact for the production company, suggest someone should ask him....
  19. Damn interesting point..... lots of credability in that one..
  20. well done mate... at last there's someone out there who beleives in the 'scene' and wants to give people a chance... you get my vote. Gonna buy you a pint when I bump into you....
  21. Just saying Mr D lets put it to the public in a light-hearted fashion and in a manner where everyone who wants to dj gets a chance to 'showcase' themselves.. aiming for the 'top' is healthy.... I don't want to see torch carrying lynch mobs baying for the blood of so-called big djs... no.. but lesser named(?) djs could one day reach that height possibly and lets face it, one day we're gonna need them when 'big names' hang up their record box padlocks and dust rags.... who's gonna play to the crowd then? I'm not attacking you Mr D, you put some valid points across, I just wanted to see if anybody else thought this addition to a weekender, possibly, was worth thinking about like the dj dance offs Adey puts on at Cleethorpes...brill idea and people get entertainment too. This goes one step further where all djs who partisipate have some fun too AND the 'lower' ranks get 'shocased' which could result in bookings so everyones' happy......
  22. yer know.. I'm fed up of hearing Butch this and Butch that.... if you like the guy so much get a bloody room together and get it out of your system... Don't get me wrong, I've nothing against him but too many people seem to idol worship him... he's just a guy who may have a passion for music and may be a really good dj but there's many more like that out there and don't get the same 'breaks' as he does. Maybe my idea of this topic wasn't a good idea after all but I think you're missing the point. I just wanted to say that it could be possible to help all the other up and coming 'Butchs' out there and put some of the 'prima-donnas' in their place. Ok some "big djs" have all the "big" tunes but that does not make them Gods.... many other djs work just as hard if not infinate more because they have to in order to get bookings and to try and search through the left overs that the 'priviledged' Gods leave behind in order to put a good selection together... It's like saying Bill Gates is a fantastic bloke coz he has so much money..... bollocks... Oh here's another example.. just becasue a record is uber rare it must be the best track that would ever whisper it's golden melody down the lugholes of man... bollocks.. it' depends on the quaity of the music.. lyrics etc.. get it? I just want to see hard working djs and djs who should get some of the breaks given a hand and some recognition for putting their heart and soul into what we pay them for whilst so called Gods who think they own the scene and the scene would crumble without them shaken back to reality.... As for some person oppening their own "doo", isn't that their choice? If it didn't work and their "doo" flops should we say at least they tried instead of sitting on their arses and bleeting like sheep because they are not one of the 'chosen' few who should be allowed to open their own "doos"..... No one owns our scene that's why it's OUR SCENE... everyone should be able to contribute in what-ever way they choose. It was just an idea to also lighten the mood and bring some of the human element back to the scene and glamour.. humour... ENTERTAINMENT if a national dj competition could be feasable... Think outside the 'box'... the interest, advertising, the partissipation, the passion........ Jeeze, Im gonna have to lie down after this..... The idea is not to insult anyone but to help those who could do with a hand and to add some thing to the thing we are supposed to love THE SOUL SCENE................................ Mam fetch me hotwater bottle and an asprin... I think I've got one of me 'heads' coming on.... nite nite....


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