I’d like to say something enlightening or inspiring to go along with this episode, but I got nothing. All I want to say is enjoy some good ska, because this, right here, this is some good stuff. Well, I think so, taste is subjective and all that, but I hope, I really hope that you find several songs to dig in this episode.
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This week seemed like the perfect week to dedicate an episode to one of the greatest movies from the ’80s, that’s right “Sixteen Candles!” What other movie would apropos to reference this week? There’s not a single one that I can come up with. I hope you enjoy it, it’s another one that was going one way and then at the last minute there was a sudden shift that made more sense song wise, but took me back the drawing board!
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?
When getting into new ska bands, it is always a gamble. They could be good, they could be great, or they could outright suck. In this case, each of these albums I got with little to no knowledge of the songs on them, and everything turned out awesome! Totally awesome! I’m more than extremely pleased to share all these songs with all the listeners. Pay attention to the 3rd track by Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia, if you like it, check out the kickstarter campaign to re-release the album this track comes from on vinyl. All the proceeds go to charity, so not only are you rocking out, you’re rocking out for a good cause. Time to do some good and dance, let’s roll!