Indeed, let’s do this! Let’s do this episode! Let’s start dancing! Let’s start doing everything! So get out, get up in it and have a great time! Start something and start it today! Come on, let’s do this! In the spirit of “Let’s Do This” me and two friends drove quite aways, braving some awful LA traffic to see the Bohunks, the second band on this episode, and it was damn magical! Their song is followed up by Jorge and the Landladies doing an excellent cover of a Who song (a fact I didn’t know until Jorge told me and I had to hang head in shame). It is another fine collection of music for you to enjoy listen to, that I had fun putting together, see, we’re all winning!
Oh yeah, back with the first new full music episode of 2012! We have a lot here! A bunch of newer songs and a bit of older stuff thrown in. I mean we go way back w/ some Desmond Dekker before speeding up to some late 90’s jams from Johnny Socko and the Agents. Then it is a quick stop from Monkey on the way up to the present with the Upsessions and Do It With Malice, two of my favorite more resent bands. And we also get smacked with A Guy Named Guy’s killer new song, that should be an anthem for the new year! Ska music’s not going to die, it just lost it’s direction, now that we have a plan of action, I just want to hear the music’s personality, give me action and some dancing! This is what it all about, new ska, old ska, traditional ska, punk ska, pop ska, super mind-bending hybrid ska! It gets me up in the morning and sets the day right! Hope it does the same for you. It is good to be back!
The great thing about ska is that it always survives. It has been what, 5 or 6 decades? That is pretty long lived. Nothing slows it down & it keeps us dancing. And us ska fans? We survive too, trends or not, it makes no difference, we just like ska. We survive, ska survives, long live ska! Yay!
Green Room Rockers – Twenty-Five (Green Room Rockers ’10)
Stretch Armstrong – Gladly Pay You Tuesday (Lollygag ’94)
Skankin’ Pickle – David Duke is Running for President (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
Too Rude – No Short Cuts (Re-Invention ’04) Deal’s Gone Bad – You Get the Keys (the Ramblers ’07) King Django Quintet – Rise to Find You (Brooklyn Hangover ’10) Moon – Running Back to You (the Landing ’11) Monkey – Attraction (Cruel Tutelage ’05)
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Most of the music in today’s podcast was purchased at Amoeba Records. If you’re ever in California be sure to visit an Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Berkley or San Francisco or just make sure to support your independent record store where ever you are.