Here we are. Another week older. Another week wiser. Another week with an episode of 23min of Ska for all of you! This episode seems like a throwback to the early episodes of this show. Hope that it isn’t too “third wave-y” for anyone. But yeah, just like every week, I’m glad you are there to listen. It means a lot that you keep “podcasting” in, checking the facebook or the website each week. So thanks! This episode is for all the supporters out there, present, future, and past!
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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!
It’s May, that means it is time for another 90min digital mix tape, broken into 4 parts, with a decade spanning theme, this time it is the 1970s! Not gonna lie, this’ll be an odd month. Ska was really winding down in Jamaica in the early ’70s and wouldn’t pick up in a big way until the late ’70s in the UK. So it’ll be an odd mix, but an important one in representing some ska history.
…and here we are, at the final episode of the seventh set of 23 episodes. So yeah, sevens, if you haven’t noticed, was kind of a theme for this batch. I got some good episodes out of it I think. I hope you agree and I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as you have the last 22… hell, the last 160!
If you’re ever stuck in life, just go, escape, especially if you’re mentally trapped. Life is too damn short to feel boxed in anywhere! You’d be surprised how simple it is to leave things that suck behind once you commit to ridding yourself of them. The first step in the hardest, it feels like trying to escape a black hole, but you can do it, and it gets easier once you start. Now, you won’t always get off scot-free, there is always a bit of pain, but in the end you’ll be all the better for it.
And here we are, kicking off the second side of this virtual 90min ’80s ska mix tape. Here’s a lot more familiar bands for current ska listeners, heck some of these bands are still together and out there playing great music to anyone who cares to listen! On that note, I’d like to thank you for listening as well, all ya’ll are the best!