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spent most of my afternoon at work pondering, with an image not too dissimilar to the one above being most prevalent in my minds eye.

been asked a question today of which i have searched for an answer for such a long time. fair pained over it at times to be honest.

don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing serious like the answer to the ultimate question (which we all know is 42) but a question that has nonetheless stumped me for an age.  

 

and i think i have it beaten. maybe.

i have given an answer to the person that posited it this aft, and currently i eagerly await their considered view on my reply.

watch this space pop pickers!

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A YEAR LATE

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to start, an apology.

i didn’t do an xmas show last year. making up for it this year.

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so please join me HERE on friday 23rd from 8pm.

a show full of cracking tunes and whatever else we fancy. as usual, requests are welcomed, just mail them to sfrstudio@live.co.uk or tweet them to @sfrstudio #sfrxp

also looking at having a chat with folks live on air. so DOWNLOAD SKYPE HERE and add us as sfrstudioskype, TEXT me via skype and i shall call you back between songs.

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see you friday

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IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY?

I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER ME TALKING ABOUT THE ROCK & ROLL LOUNGE.

it’s something i became a part of last october/november time. since then i have played almost every gig they have done. to the extent that “they” are now “we”. the radio side of my dj-ing has taken a back seat whilst this has happened, something i keep promising MYSELF that i will return to in time, doing proper shows, not just replaying what i played at TR&RL gigs.

but i digress…

as the R&RL we have played sheffield, securing a monthly residency (to great acclaim) at The Frog And Parrot.

and anyone who knows me, knows how much sights like those below will bring a huge smile to my face!

rows of scooters outside a pub where i am playing? that alone is a dream come true! (thanks to the lads at the Trojan Drinking Club for that. you’ve a happy new member lads)

we’ve also played manchester’s northern quarter regularly, and even been as far as birkenhead. always on the look out for more gigs*, the boss man was asked if we were available do the following….

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of course, he said yes, then asked me along for the ride. what? was i going to turn it down? then a couple of weeks ago, he informed me that he was unable to attend, and would i do it alone? would i? hell yes!

so this weekend, i AM The Rock & Roll Lounge. and what am i doing?

well, take a look at this:

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yes, wherever it says R&RL on there, that’s me.

MAIN STAGE!

3 HOUR SET FRIDAY

BETWEEN BANDS SATURDAY

SAME STAGE AS

BAD MANNERS

THE SELECTER

THE CHORDS

NEVILLE STAPLES

AND MORE

ME!

how surreal? 14 months ago i was dj-ing online in my bedroom and at a friends birthday party (cheers Polly). now i am sharing the stage with some of my musical idols!

i am totally buzzing, cannot wait! guest tickets for the enemy and the boy, passes, tent in the staff section, hospitality, the full works!

details for tickets etc at http://www.backwithmods.co.uk

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but that isn’t the end of it.

i have also been asked to be part of this!

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QUADROPHENIA

NIGHT SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY

7th SEPTEMBER

i shall be doing a full vinyl ska/reggae/2tone set for the last hour.

two live bands, dj’s, the film, mod heaven!

tickets are available. £11.25 for the night, inc booking fees.

tickets and the dates of other nights on the tour:

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* anyone wanting to book The Rock And Roll Lounge, get in touch and i can pass you on to the main man.

(EVEN GOT EMILY INVOLVED)

I MUST END THIS POST AND THANK THE MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN GETTING ME THIS FAR:

firstly the enemy and the boy. without her telling me constantly i have the abilty to do it, i would still be sat here dreaming.

secondly to Polly who gave me my first gig. best birthday party ever!

i MUST include the R&RL boss man, as he gave me my chance when i was disheartened after failures to launch at a local bar. that 1st night at The Washington pub in sheffield where he duped me into playing full vinyl sets… and then took me under his wing. J.M. i owe you big time. we have had some ups and downs these last 10 months or so, but i have come out smiling every time. onwards and upwards. we will succeed.

to absent friends. thank you too. you may not be around any more, and i DO miss you, but one day we will be drunk together again.

and to all those that dance themselves crazy to the tunes i play. your smiles alone a reason to do what i do.

cheers folks.

see you out there

barnsley sime.

BRAND NEW START

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as of sunday evening, SFR, formerly scooter forums radio will now be SOLID FRONT RADIO.
we can be found at the same websites as previously, but we are changing slightly. we are returning to our Mod roots. the already established shows will continue as they already are, but we are looking to recruit new djs and have a couple lined up that are very mod influenced.

onwards. upwards.

cheers.

sime.

GOING DOWN TO LIVERPOOL TO DO NOTHING*

*well, THIS actually.

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yup, the third installment of Rock And Roll Lounge’s alldayers is happening on saturday.
this time we take over the Jam Bar in Birkenhead. from 3pm to 3am.
we’ve already been booked for two more. Good Friday back at The Frog And Parrot in Sheffield, then to Cord Bar in the northern quarter in Manchester.
good times.
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