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Monday, 15 April 2013

Gansey Style

Did you know fishermen's jumpers (or ganseys to be accurate, more info at Gansey Nation) can be identified to their town of origin by the stitch? There's a Filey stitch, a Bridlington stitch, and so on.

This and many other things can be learnt at the Bridlington Harbour Museum, free entry, closed Thursdays. I don't know which stitch Weatherall is wearing in the picture above- any fishermen who are reading may be able to enlighten us.

I was listening to these two mixes recently- a pile of early Andrew Weatherall remixes, mixed together by Dr Rob. They both sounded great in the car, Part Two not a million miles from some of the recent ALFOS mixes he's done.

Part One
Primal Scream- Loaded
Primal Scream- Come Together (Weatherall Mix)
S'Express- Find 'Em, Fool 'Em, Forget 'Em (Eight Hour Mix)
The Impossibles- The Drum (Weatherall Remix)
Big Hard Excellent Fish- Imperfect List (Mix 1)
One Dove- Fallen (Nancy And Lee Mix)
Jah Wobble- Bomba (Miles Away Mix)
That Petrol Emotion- Abandon (Boys Own Mix)
St Etienne- Only Love Can break Your Heart (A Dub Mix In Two Halves)
The Orb- Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass One)
The Grid- Floatation (Sonic Swing Mix)

Part Two
Galliano- Skunk Funk (Cabin Fever Mix)
Deep Joy- Fall (Let There Be Drums)
Love Corporation- Give Me Some Love (Weatherall Mix)
Sly And Lovechild- The World According To... (Soul Of Europe Mix)
Meat Beat Manifesto- Psyche Out (Sex Skank Mix)
Airstream- Follow Through (9 O' Clock Drop Mix)
Primal Scream- Don't Fight It, Feel It (Scat Mix)
James- Come Home (Weatherall Mix)
Stereo MC's- Everything (Everything Grooves Part 1)
One Dove- Transient Truth (Sabres Squelch Mix)

There's something on very similar lines here (thanks to Colin D for the tip off). From more recent times there's an 'exclusive mix' for a French website here, which starts off with Rodelius and then goes into some funky, weird stuff. Meanwhile Faber have appointed Andrew as Artist in Residence. There was talk in an interview somewhere recently of Weatherall writing a book, stories with illustrations and such, which could be most entertaining.


drew said...

Although I think that Mr Weatherall is wearing an Arran knit there

drew said...

sorry Aran knit. Take it from me, my Aunty Betty knitted me enough of them!

Walter said...

Both mixes work also at home when you've a time for you own - especially with a drink by your side

Cynical Farmer said...

Then what is a guernsey? Is it a type of cow, and not a jumper?
What would I know, I'm Australian.

Swiss Adam said...

A Guernsey is a cow but also a jumper. Presumably a jumper worn by fishermen from Guernsey (one of the Channel Islands, long way from north Yorkshire).