Guest post from Kirk in Pasadena So there was this film. It was Czech I'm sure, sometime in the 1960s likely, black & white definitely. It involved existentially dissatisfied bohemian youth, there was a gymnasium and coffee drinking and a fantastically bleak Eastern European flat and some zipping about on brilliant scooters through streets with old buildings and Soviet Brutalist architecture. Or at least I think it did, I'm beginning to wonder if it wasn't some sort of flashb
Our ex-pat Kiwi pal from Pasadena, Kirk Gee is here with an Off-Topic Sunday post.
It's always a grand time when the Sideburn Chief Executive decides to go off piste as it were, like with this rather wonderful video. One could consider it Off Topic as it's motorcycle-free although the aesthetic, a gorgeously chic blonde in a shearling vest driving a Mini past an abandoned float plane for her effortlessly cool Yé-Yé video sort of aesthetic, certainly seems like it would reso
It's been a while since we had an off-topic post, so we welcome this guest missive from Serge Fabergé This very photo appeared in the social media of Terry Farley, top Acid House spinner and apparently all-round good bloke, and the fact that it was the first female DJ at the Whiskey A-Go-Go warranted a bit of investigation. The superbly cool young lady is one Joanie Labine and it seems she basically invented go-go dancing and style. She was the DJ at the Hollywood club, start
Guest blog from Norm at Motorcycho magazine. In simpler days, it wasn't easy to access your favourite motorsport. If you weren't able to actually attend an event your only other option might be to read about it in a newspaper or find out months later in some magazine. One option that was sometimes available was to listen on a long play vinyl recording. For many years the Isle of Man TT races were available on record. Called Sound Stories, each year’s race was captured in soun