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About spikeybob

  • Birthday 08/10/1960

Profile Information

  • Public Real Name
    Bob Bird
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Following Pro International Cycling, Trying to ride a Road bike !!! Following F1 & Motorsport, Gadgets & Gizmos, Radio control cars, All sorts of music(old soul especially) but open to anything that sounds good !?! Japan & anything Japanese (my son lives there)Japanese food (cooking & eating), Lusting after Lambrettas ! Oh & being Daft !
  • Location
    Paignton _ Devon
  • Top Soul Sound
    Something Good -Sam & Kitty
  1. spikeybob

    Northern Soul Underground Still ?

    I can remember going to The Yate nighters in 80/81 with a couple of older guys who did go to Wigan, & hearing them bemoaning how the scene was no longer underground & had gone mainstream then !!!!!!
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    Goin' To A Happening

    Looks like it'll be a wet run, up & down but well worth the trip for this one, superb dancefloor, great venue. Looking forward to some great tunes from the residents as always plus super guest slot from Paul McKay. Bring it on ! Just hope it's a little cooler then the weekender !!!!!!!
  3. Thanx mate, I agree with you, all or nothing. Probably the distributors want to cut bits for cinema release then flog a directors cut blue ray with all of Elaines footage in. More ££££ for them ! I'm a cynical git but "money make the world go round" Big up to Elaine for sticking to her guns, good luck girl. It'll be all the better for the wait.
  4. As an aside, does anyone on here know exactly when Elaines film will be released ? Thought it might have said on the programme, not just "forthcoming film". Will it be a mainstream cinema thing, a pokey art house flea pit jobbie, or straight to DVD ? Sorry if this is covered on another thread.
  5. Speaking as a (dread I say it !)) returnee to the scene, very much like Paul Mason. Up till 12 months ago I had been out of the scene for 30 odd years but after dancing for the last year, I can agree with all he said at the end. The music feels the same & the way I feel when I'm dancing is the same, just like it did 30 years ago. It wasn't the whizz the made it the "best night ever" . It was the people, the music, & the passion involved & I think the program did translate that to an extent, although I dreaded my Mum finding out about the drug side of it ! As it happens, as I work nights, she had seen it before I. I dropped her off some milk on my way home & waited for the backlash !!!! She looked at me & said "now I understand why you go to these soul nights, it all makes sense" She's 82 bless her ! So imho the programme has done some good as it has explained to the uninitiated just why we do it !!!!!!! If I hadn't returned to the scene, this programme would have made me want to. Maybe we'll see some old/new faces around because of it ? What with Elaines film coming soon as well, dance floors may get a bit busy. I give it 4 outta 5, just 'cos nothings perfect ! Bob
  6. spikeybob


    A BIG thanx to Jon, the DJ's and all involved in putting on a terrific event. "The Paignton Posse" arrived back in the bay around 04.30 after sticking it out till the bitter end & again ending up in ruddy Newport !!!!! (Do all roads lead to Newport ?) Super venue, outstanding dance floor, lovely people & cracking tunes, can't ask for more. Can't wait till easter next year, if it comes off ? Once again thanx to everyone involved, from "The Paignton Posse". Cheers then, Bob.
  7. spikeybob

    Scooter Club Patches Circa early 80's

    All that's left of me Parka ! (Boo Hoo)
  8. Getting fitter, so I can dance better !

  9. Welcome to the forums spikeybob :)

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