The Keep The Faith edition

This is the name of an album by Bon Jovi, 1992

It’s also the motto of the Northern Soul movement…..

…..and on Saturday night the G-man got soul !

Northern Soul ! ! ! …..

…..At the Attic in the Hackney Picturehouse

This is as groovy as it gets

Not sure ?

Then youtube ‘One step at a time’ by Maxine Brown, 1965

Music rarely gets better than this

You liked that ?

Then try ‘Cashing in’ by The Voices of East Harlem, 1973

These are the obscure American soul recordings that spawned

the music and dance movement in late 1960s England now

referred to as Northern Soul

So we have soulful…..

…..but we also have soulless…..

…..A pal of the G-man’s received a 70th birthday invitation

by email from a little man who goes by the name of John Keet

Said friend decided to attend said birthday celebrations and duly

replied to the e-invitation


An automatic, computer-generated reply came back saying, ‘Sorry, I

invited you in error and you can’t come to my party’


Of course, if an error really had been made the usual response would

be to immediately send another email explaining the mistake

On the other hand, if the intention was to wound this was not a

bad effort…..


The birthday boy hadn’t figured on the withering riposte of our

sprightly heroine…..

…..She shot straight back with the following…..

“I have long since come to the opinion you are a pompous idiot and

this email has just confirmed it. Don’t call me, I’ll call you”


Which reminds me of another brilliant northern soul classic…..

‘The Snake’ by Al Wilson, 1969

Moving on from the reptilian septuagenarian to a veritable


A new micropub has opened in Whitstable, ‘The Handsome Sam’

‘Sam’ is, or rather was, a cat…..

Sadly, now deceased

But his spirit lives on in the drinkerie named after him

And very handsome it is too

So get thee thither and start imbibing…..

… know it’s your duty ! ! !

Keep the faith



One thought on “The Keep The Faith edition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s