Did you ever hear about the theory that when the sunspots on the Sun go nuts every 11 years that it has an effect on human culture? At one end of the cycle we, as a society are more manic, and at the other end we’re more mellow? And that at the zenith point of each there is an increase in creative activity that reflects the zeitgeist? It’s a fun theory, as far as theories go. Something to think about. Now enjoy a bunch of songs about the Sun.
Here it is at long last, the exciting conclusion to my journey into ska from the 1980s! I’ll admit, I myself can’t understand why I’ve never included “Ghost Town” on 23min of Ska before, but I’m glad I saved it, it’s a hell of a song to end this mix on! Looking at the downloads and page views I still can’t tell if doing all ’80s ska for a month was a hit or a flop, either way I had fun learning about a lot of bands I’d either never heard of before or had only heard of in passing. I feel I’ve grown my ska knowledge w/ this virtual 90min mix tape, and I hope that my listeners have too, either that or have had a fun jaunt down memory lane!