Construction offices are strange places, all those drawings, plans and schedules. So, there I am waiting to review an apprentice with the Site manager, Trevor, and he asks me about the book I am working on. I explain it’s set in the 70’s and basically about Skinheads and Rockers. (I tailor the synopsis to the audience, having not actually written a synopsis yet.) Trevor tells he was a Mod in the late 70’s early 80’s. We have a long discussion about how kids today don’t have an identity. The Rockers and the Teds had their motor bikes and Rock’n’Roll. The Mods had their scooters and the Who. The skinheadshad their Ska and Reggae. The Punks had Johnny Rotten. The New Romantics had their Duran Duran. The Goths had their Cure. There was a fashion that went with it all and of course the Mods and Rockers had their battles. Today their music is beep, beep boom, boom and eee, eee, trust me, my students played me some, try the link if you don’t believe me. 😂 Their fashion? Well, it’s is a pair of joggers and a hoodie. I think there is certain lack of imagination going on there.
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