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the rules of Modism, Mod living: clean living under difficult circumstances



"Modism, mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances". (Pete Meaden, The Who manager)

It’s a concept, right. An idea. A way of life, a way you feel, a mode of behaviour. Maybe even a walk, a talk a strut. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a strut, a swagger (very Oasis :). A soul swagger. With bravado.
You getting the picture mate? See me, sitting here, watching the world go by over the top of my Cappuccino, pulling on filter tips, blowing smoke rings into the air. Checking out this late Summer afternoon as the schemers stamp their way back into the dark, satanic corporate world. Gazing at them all, differentiating.
Give you a clue, right. I can see my reflection here and what do I see? A Fred Perry. Black. With white trim. A neat barnet, cropped. A pair of shades, dark ones, heavy. And look down and there’s Levis there, sitting well and 501 and the sort of thing that’s needed for a boy about town. Oh, yeah. The dessies as well.
So if you don’t know what I am now then you never will. If you do, you’re probably one too. And proud of it. We’ll have to meet up sometime and get talking and watching. And analysing those tunes that mean so much and those books that tell us how it is and could be and those films that give us the story and the look.
Pete Meadon described it as "clean living under difficult circumstances". How do you achieve that today? I sip my Cappuccino and watch it all go by. Let me tell you what its about. Not the 60's age of innocence. We have had mass unemployment since then and 9/11. But the principle still applies. Now. There are twelve rules you can apply that will guide you through a pretty sussed life. You have to stick to them, that's the main thing. Don't move off from what I'm saying. Are you sitting comfortably. Then I will begin.

Italian cappuccino as recently after the 'Wake up the nation' album the ModFather Paul Weller with Noel Gallagher in a bar. And as Liam in a bar in Brighton for his Quadrophenia-inspired video.
Recently I saw a woman who was a mod, and she was angry as fuck against BNP, the British National Party. The people are different, otherwise the world would be all the same, and the people are not all the same as a communist would think. I don't vote for them, but girl, it's so clear that modism is a nationalist culture, even in the symbol, and in fact the director of Quadrophenia said the protagonist would have voted BNP.

Rule 1 - You will be sharp sartorially, whatever the circumstances.
Rule 2 - You will maintain standards to which you have become accustomed.
Rule 3 - You will maintain your individual view of the world.
Rule 4 - You will listen to sharp tunes - look forward with one eye on the past.
Rule 5 - You will make the most of opportunities - but watch your step.
Rule 6 -You will never compromise, except when absolutely crucial.
Rule 7 - You will play the game to obtain what you need but will not get sucked into the corporate.
Rule 8 - You will keep your bullshit detector switched on.
Rule 9 - You will live every day as if it was your first.
Rule 10 - You will keep your eye on the ball - don't get distracted.
Rule 11 - You will be cool, clean and hard.
Rule 12 - You will keep your attitude young.

Oasis song Stay young :). In a few words, it means being different from all, not all the same. And keeping, not changing. Being conservative, not Mister Change. Oasis even keep all of the Beatles and their tradition.


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2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
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