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Name: Stephanie, Stephy, Steph, yunno.
Age: 22
Location (including country): Sydney, Australia.

Favourite music genres/bands/record labels, etc:
Mainly traditional ska, 2tone ska, northern soul, rockabilly, oi!, garage, punk rock, reggae, rocksteady, swing, post-punk, soul/motown, indie.Despite this, my favourite band would probably be Demented Are Go, I will say though that my current fixation is 60s girl groups/girl fronted groups/female singers (think Shangri Las to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, to The Adorables and The Crescendoes to Betty Everett) and 60s RnB, garage and beat (early Rolling Stones, Small Faces and The Eyes and the like... speaking of which I also like The Like). Favourite record label is definitely Tamla Motown records but right now I'm really digging Daptone and Soul Jazz records.

I do three things mainly; dance, create and collect. I swing dance, rock n roll/rockabilly dance (kind of like the jive, but not really) and I do a lot of Northern Soul dancing. Basically, I like to dance and I love retro dance fads from go-go dancing to the stroll to the twist and the stomp. I'm also a big fan of dancing to records in the bedroom and dancing in the kitchen while cooking or preparing food. I create zines and I do a lot of hand sewing too. And things I collect are records, aprons, dresses ('40s to '60s), brooches and pulp art. Essentially, I'm into retro/vintage/old shit.

What kind of pals are you seeking?:
I actually found this community via interests search as I was looking for active communities who listed Northern Soul as an interest, so I guess I'm hoping to find someone else who also loves Northern Soul? The thing is, the people who do love Northern Soul here in Sydney are pretty much all at least 45 years old, British ex-pats and most likely danced at Wigan, Blackpool Mecca, Golden torch etc back in the 70s and while they are awesome people, I guess I'd like to meet someone my age who listens to Northern Soul/rare soul/early motown. But y'know, it's not so much about liking the same shit, it's moreso sharing the same love for discovering new music and really immersing yourself in it through dance, it's history, culture etc and not just plugging in your earphones and hitting shuffle.

What kind of letters/packages are you hoping to swap?:
Any kind of letter, i'm not fussed, I just know I'm over shitty status updates and I miss finding something in my mailbox that isn't a bill or something equally unwelcome. I also make a lot of perzines and so you can totally expect a zine. Probably also one of my little felt pins. Maybe even a mix tape (can't do mix CDs as my disc drive thingy is fucked). Or perhaps a badly drawn picture of a dinosaur. I'm not going to ask for 'creative types' because everyone's creative and I'd dig anything that anyone took the time to send me.



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Aug. 5th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
i dont listen to northern soul but i will write you!
i want a penpal from a different country (i'm from the states)
we can swap mix cds :)
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