Thursday, April 17, 2008

I've been performing for about 4 years now in total. It seems much longer than that, but there you have it.

It's taken me a very long time to understand the importance of image and appearance as a performing artist. People are interested in being engaged and entertained visually as well as through the music.

English rockers, however, seem to have an historically keen sense of fashion. In honor of my cousin's visit from London, I'd present a little lesson on two fashion trends still influencing British rock and fashion today.

Watch the footage from a Mod and Rocker Seaside clash in the mid-60s:

A new act which I quite favor, British grime/new rave act "Hadouken!" are inspiring new youth in England in a rave movement. The similarities are clear between this new, kerchief and day glo army and the mods of the 60s.

-Tunde Olaniran


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