The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
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Everyone knows that ska was created in Jamaica, but ska’s second home was Britain. Again, a fact that most ska fans know. The fun part about Great Britain is that island still is producing some of the best ska around. Here’s a small sample of these great bands! Be they English, Scottish or Welsh, they are putting out some great, great sounds!
Ok, so I found a few awesome ska covers this week and I wanted to play them for you. Then one thing lead to another and this became an all ska cover show. Note: I’m a pretty damn hard sell on ska covers in general, so believe you me, this is the cream of the crop when it comes to covers! Now, press play and get ready to start dancing!
At one time this was to be the final regular episode of 23min of Ska. After this episode was posted the angels were going to come down from heaven, sing a glorious blue beat tune that was to be next week’s end cap to the entire podcast. Sorry, you don’t get angels. You get this episode, which is not a game changer. It is a normal, everyday, awesome-sauce fun time, get down, 23min of Ska episode that doesn’t herald the end of this podcast. In fact it shall go on for quite a bit longer. This is the end of another set of 23 episodes, so it has that going for it, which is nice. Thanks for sticking with me, get ready to stick w/ me some more, to the point where you get sick of me, but not ska. No never stop loving ska, keep listening to that, even if you kick me to the curb! Also, thanks for all the love lately, it means a lot, and it literally keeps the podcast going!
I hope all my fine listeners out there have been having a great week! I really do! It’s true, you’re all pretty great! Now, I’m not sure how much of you actually read these descriptions that I write, and I don’t blame you. Rarely do I impart some great blue beat wisdom, some ska secrets or the occasional rocksteady conspiracy, but it is a small outlet to contact all of you who take the time to read it. It’s like that liquid soap you buy at the hippie grocery mart that has writing all over the bottle that you never quite find yourself reading. You didn’t buy the soap or download this podcast for the reading, but isn’t it nice that it is still there anyway?
Bucking the trends and going against the grain. Doing what you want, without a worry about shame. I don’t care what people say and how they define ska music, I know what I know. There’s nothing missing in any of these great songs, even if some would have you believe that there is. If you guess what is missing easily, then you’ve been paying attention. If you never figure it out because it is all such awesome music, then you’re awesome too. If you are at pains to figure it out after repeating this episode time and time again, don’t worry so much, it was never a contest anyway.