Sunday, 21 December 2014
The MA 1 bomber jacket seems to be having a fashion moment- I've seen a few young people in them recently and Gallagher Senior wore one on stage with Johnny Marr last month (it's on Youtube, they're doing Lust For Life). It got me wishing I still had mine (from donkey's years ago). I had a black MA 2 in the mid-90s as well, which I loved (which went missing/was borrowed). This pair of photographs were from a fashion shoot in the 100th issue of The Face (September 1988). I think the model was called Alex. You can run the risk of looking like either you're on your way to a neo-Nazi meeting or you're a bouncer, but they are a great jacket.
Ultramarine's Stella was posted at another blog this week, the 12" with the Stella Breathes and Stella Connects versions. Ultramarine made acid house inspired music, with a dash of something English and pastoral. Stella, from 1991, is tailor made for listening to while enjoying a lazy afternoon in the sun, lying in long grass. Unfortunately it is late December but that shouldn't take away the beauty of this.
Stella (Album Version)