Hackney chitter-chatter &tc

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by 5t3IIa, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    This was the event page

    "NuDown" who created it seemed to be at the centre of things so maybe follow them.
     
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  2. rich!

    rich! stalin tache

    it was the Well St Traders Association who have a very boring web presence :)
     
  3. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    was gonna go, but then didn't (thinking it wasn't worth it). bit gutted now.
     
  4. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    RIP Peter L. Simons aka Penny Reel, hackney reggae legend... first white writer to take reggae seriously in the UK, he was an encyclopedia of reggae and local history amongst many other things. I wasn't close by any means but it was always a pleasure to bump into him on dalston lane and exchange a few words. I've seen the respect in which he is held by loads of people in reggae over the last day.

    This interview at Hackney Museum is well worth a read
    Penny Reel - Oral History Interview
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    rip - met him a few times, he sold me a couple of his books. i very much enjoyed them, well worth it if you can get hold of them.
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    did meet him once (also bought a book of him!) - seemed like a nice man

    gutted i lost my copy of this before reading it (after a house move)
    i think it was based on him knocking around pentonville road in his youth (written under a pseudonym) and musical memories from his youth. Cant have been many published as seemingly none second hand floating about

    Is that his real name?
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    tagging ringo
     
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  7. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    He was a very good writer... need to track down his Dennis Brown book in particular... hopefully hackney library has them, they certainly should do!
     
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    yeh, that's one of them, and monkey business... can't recall the full title off the top of my head.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    yeh i've that too.
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Deep Down With Dennis Brown is fairly available. Ive got a spare if you want it!
     
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  11. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I'd never heard of that specific book (up the dreary slop), or heard of him using that pseudonym...but I reckon there is lots of stuff he has done that I am unaware of yet!
     
  12. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Maybe hackney library could have it if they don't already?
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    PM
     
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    it's available for loan in shoreditch library
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  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Sad news about Mr Reel. He was a one off. Started writing about music for Oz Magazine iirc? Then NME and many many others. He had a flat full of killer tunes and a brain full of amazing knowledge.

    ringo knew him much better than I did.
     
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  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    ska invita his birth name was Peter Simons I believe.
     
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  17. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Would be nice if all his books were available there... they might well be! I don't have his bibliography to check tho... and these pseudonyms don't help.
     
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  18. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

  19. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

  20. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

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  21. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Can't take credit... ringo posted it elsewhere. I hope he makes it over here and feels up to sharing his personal memories. It seems they were very close.
     
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I like "keen" too ;)
     
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  23. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Sad news, he was a great friend and mentor. Deserving of a new thread I think for his musical and literary contributions. Tomorrow maybe when I can manage it a bit better.
     
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  24. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Great idea and a fitting tribute. :)
     
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  25. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Anyone know where !HGGHaggerston is? :confused:

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  26. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Fuck the police, pt 674:

     
  27. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Filth.
     
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  28. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    More positively:

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    Roots, Rhythms & Records: The sounds and stories of African and Caribbean music in Hackney

    Hackney Museum: 4 October 2018 – 16 March 2019


    “From making beats in bedrooms to performing on stage, enjoying sounds in shebeens to looking sharp for the club, this exhibition explores the history of African and Caribbean music in Hackney.

    Through stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment, this exhibition celebrates the impact of African and Caribbean music in Hackney and beyond.

    Join us for the exhibition launch on Thursday 4th October, from 6pm. Free, please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2Cg0a2H

    FREE

    Hackney Museum
    Ground Floor
    Technology and Learning Centre
    1 Reading Lane
    E8 1GQ

    Visiting the museum | Hackney Council

    I've helped a bit with this and it should be great.
     
  29. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    The carnival was wonderful. Ridley Road was actually at capacity at the end apparently! 100% good vibez. Great to finally meet ska invita and catch up with Rutita1 again and 1 more person off here who sorry I couldn't quite catch the name of as we were standing directly in front of the bass bin and I didn't want to keep asking over and over. Some of those MCs on Solution were astonishing. Best day out of the year, again.
     
  30. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    ;)
    it was great
    :thumbs:
     
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