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Patrick Foisy
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Spending a Weekend in the Soul of Brooklyn
On a few rare occasions, opportunities cross your path that you simply can't let pass up or you'll end up regretting it for ever. When I learned that renown Soul DJ Jonathan Toubin was preparing something big to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his wide...

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Travel Across America With The Top 10 Northern Soul tracks about the USA
Every Mod, Soul or 60s DJ has their own style. I like to think that I have forged my own over the years. For one, I like to spin obscure ready for the dance floor covers of known hits. In Quebec, we have plenty of French covers of those. One thing I like to...

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The Search For Soul & RnB records in New York
When you only have 3 days to spend in New York, it's impossible to visit every record shop. And between radio shows, a DJ gig and visiting friends, that makes it a challenge. When you can combine hanging with mates and record digging, you're coming close to...

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Mod On The Road: The New York Adventure
I hadn't been to New York in years. To give you an idea, the last time I set foot in the Big Apple, the Twin Tower s were up an d I visited the Moon Records Ska label. I was long overdue for a visit. I don't know if any of you have a bucket list but I have ...

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Profiles Of The Best 60s / Mod DJs in North America: Special Edition - MODtreal 2016
The 2016 edition of MODtreal  has one impressive line-up of DJs. Aside from our official resident DJ, Mod Marty from the On Target radio show and yours truly, DJ Parka Pat, we are proud to welcome some of the best wax spinners on the continent. Every genres...

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The Dance Crazes of the Sixties - Mods & Rockers Unite!
If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love, there I said it! - Craig Ferguson Mods dancing at Ready, Steady, Go! I always loved to dance. At a club, if you want to find me, I'll either be behind the decks or on the floor dancing and...

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Profiles Of The Best 60s / Mod DJs in North America: Special Edition - East Coast Classic Rally
From June 3rd to the 5th, the East Coast Classic Scooter Rally will be held in Asbury Park, New Jersey. I was lucky enough to be asked to DJ the event and when I saw who I was sharing the decks with, that's when I started to really get excited.  But that's ...

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Shoes Are Not Your Thing? Are Your Sure You're A Mod?
Shoes are such an integral and important part of the Mod wardrobe that some are known by the Mod band that wore them. Yes, I'm refering to you Jam shoes! I don't know of any other subculture that obsesses as much about their footwear. We can maybe make a ca...

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Where does a Mod live?
Where does a Mod live? I've often asked myself that question. There's certainly more existential, meaningful and important questions that I could be asking myself but the readers of this blog are probably not looking at me for spiritual guidance. Back to th...

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When Mod Fashion Was Introduced To America
Some will say that the true spirit of Mod was dead by 1966. But if you stop and think about it, if it wasn't for an article published in May 1966, the Mod movement would probably not be the global phenomenon that we know today. There's no denying the impact...
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