Alright, let’s do this, it’s time to kick it into gear with this session of 23min of Ska! We’ve started strong 2 weeks ago, then we hit the 10yr anniversary last week and now it’s time to power through with some killer ska! Oddly enough, it is apparently ska show season where I live. I saw a bunch of bands a week ago, and I’m seeing another huge group of bands this weekend. And this isn’t so unusual, to be honest! This happens most years, bands tour the South West in order to beat the chill from touring a lot of the rest of the country I guess. It doesn’t matter much because, well, damn, I get to go see some live ska, and there’s nothing wrong with any of that!
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Brock: You have some dangerous machinery for sale here. I think you’re begging for trouble on this one. Dr. Venture: I thought you handled all that. And I don’t hear any big ideas from you on how to get some quick cash. C’mon, most of this stuff is old crap my dad left behind. Brock:(exasperated) DOC! You have a table over there with a sign that says “laser death ray bargain bin”! Dr. Venture:(dismissively) Well, that’s why you have your little ska band there, to keep the oddballs in costumes from raising Cain.
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Every year around this time the wife and I pack up a bunch of food and clothes and head down to San Diego for the big Comic Convention. We go down there, geek out about comics, movies, tv and hang out w/ a bunch of our friends from LA as if we didn’t all live near each other before this weekend. And every year, whether you notice it or not, the week of SDCC episode alwas has a slight comic geek nod in it. This year I may’ve went overboard, who knows. I hope you dig it, I know that I’ll be dancing to this one while I’m waiting in long ass lines!
Here’s a fat bunch of ska, rocksteady and ska/punk to fill your ears with! A bunch of great songs! Kicked off with a lost-ish/obscure-ish tune from Goldfinger followed by a song that I’ve never been able to shake out of my head from the Forthrights that I was shocked to find I hadn’t previously played on the podcast. Then there’s an older song from the Amphetatmeanies while I wait for their latest album to finally come out! Speaking of new albums, I’ve included a song from the Georgetown Orbits’ new album that should be coming soon! Then we have the Screw-Ups, who are a great band, so check out their EP, every song on it is great! The Boss Beats were a local act out of L.A. that I got to see and I loved them, but they are no longer together, still the music lives on in my heart and on this podcast. We wrap up w/ a song that I’ve had for a while, but misplaced, so thanks to the A-OKS for being so patient, a great group of guys and providing a killer song to boot! I haven’t done a song breakdown like this in a while. I usually refrain from it, as I find it a little dry in some respects, but I understand that not everyone wants to read my take on the philosophies of life like I usually put up.
Time runs out for the best of us. The most we can do is get out into the world and enjoy it! Some of the bands in this episode are long gone, other have held on for a crazy amount of time! Go see the latter as soon as you can before they become the former. Seriously, everyone, stop complaining about the world and get out in it, it is rewarding, and think of all the stories you can tell later on in life. No one looks back in life and wishes they would’ve done less.
Step up to play! Life is a game, so have fun before the board gets folded up and put away. Somedays I can get so pretentious about life and music, but I just need to step back and remember how everything is supposed to be. Don’t get so hung up on things, remember life is what you make of it, don’t get hung up on things, play the game.
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Woah, a lot of great and awesome music came out this year! Seriously! Here’s a small selection of it! This is not a highlights reel, heck, a lot of great music that came out in 2011 that’s not even represented here! This is just a reminder that even in 2011, ska is still well and good and very much vibrantly alive! Keep it up, I love doing these episodes!
Ska music, ever over flowing with happiness and mirth. It is not music for wallowing in a bad mood. It is music for cheering up or just keeping your happy going. It is music for dancing, celebrating and generally having a good time. That’s what we have here, a bunch of songs about throwing parties, having a great night out and the joys of mysterious ladies. Seriously listeners when you’re out this weekend may your fun and drinks be over flowing as well.