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I Love Ska

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    Streetlight Manifesto

    Streetlight Manifesto is back in town tonight! I haven't missed a Streetlight show in a few years, and every show is always awesome. Last time they covered Linoleum for their encore, and I think every kid in the mosh pit simultaneously shat themselves in joy.  My mom...
    AngelOfTheOdd AngelOfTheOdd 18-21 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    Hell Yeah!

    Ska baby! Great road trip music!The Suicide Machines, Big D And the Kids Table, The Partials, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Reel Big Fish, The Good Skamaritans, Ala Ska, Waxed Curbs, Streetlight Manifesto. Plus a lot of underground Ska bands.I just love Ska...
    ViolaDarling ViolaDarling 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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    Ska Is Perfect

    I grew up in a rap family so when i heard ska i was like "this is so f***ing smooth" since then i have been an avid ska listener
    donoortega donoortega 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Wow

    Honestly, I'm new to the ska world. I've been listening to it for about year now. I cant get enough of it. Could you share some bands with me? I want to listen to it all! thanks!
    houseninja houseninja 18-21 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Ska Resurgence?

    I've loved ska since I first heard Op Ivy and MMB back in the early 90's....but are the 90's back? I've notice a pickup of ska bands popping up and (even better!) there's 3 major shows here in around a month. Toasters/Ruder than You, Pietasters/Spring Heeled Jack/Pilfers and the...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Sep 25, 2012

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    First Intro To Ska

    I was dating a girl at the time who's older sister was dating the lead singer of a local Texas ska band named The Suspects. I'm fairly picky about my music tastes, but this particular band blew the doors off of any "suggested" or advised music other people had given me. After...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M Mar 1, 2012

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    Back In the Day...

    The coolest records when I was 16 were The English Beat "Just Can't Stop It" and the first Specials album.
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 14 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I love Pepper so so much.

    All of you must be updated, I suppose. I was given urBeats by Dre as a Christmas gift from my mother this year (although I never asked for any such thing) because she wanted to get me the "cool" "trendy" gift of the season. Well let me tell you, I was pretty skeptical. But after...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Dec 26, 2013

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    Alright!

    there's nothing better than the feeling of fast-paced trumpet and the sound of swagger in a voice shouting something you feel like you understans. ska is beautiful, quick, insane. it changes up my mood, it switches up my life. ska can make anything better.
    awkwardlighting awkwardlighting 16-17, F Aug 21, 2008

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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Aug 29, 2012

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    My New Favourite Genre

    I'm a 14 year old girl and I love ska and skapunk !! All my life, I've only liked rock music and punk rock, but recently, I discovered Ska !! My mom gave me her Specials album and I love it! But still loving punk and vowing to never let it go, I purchased an Operation Ivy...
    candy305 candy305 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Why I Love Ska

    I love all kinds of music. This summer I was in the middle of Northern Ontario, in a tiny-*** town, and somehow ended up witnessing one of the best ska shows of my life. I bought the CD and listened to it all the time while I was driving, or walking to work, or sitting around the...
    shayla shayla 19-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2007

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    Just What I Was Looking For

    Hi everyone, i love Ska, so its great to find this group on here, iv been to see The specials, Madness a few times, Squeeze. You cant beat abit of Ska, Im hoping to see The specials again in few months, they are playing in London next month i think. Cool for cats has to be 1 of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 9, 2011

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    I Love

    the english beat and mighty,mighty bosstone from the usa......music that makes wanna dance.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    One Step Beyond

    One step beyond (by Madness) is my all-time favourite ska song. I prefer ska that is medium paced with a really crisp brassy sound. The punk end of ska is not my favourite. I also try to mix ska with some other kinds of music like celtic dance music and worship songs at church...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2010

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    Skanked The Night Away The Other Night . . .

    I went and saw THE ENGLISH BEAT the other night at "The Waiting Room" a local music venue here in my hometown, Omaha, NE. Awe, it was fun, reliving the nostalgia, and hearing again, the tunes that I was listening to over twenty yers ago. My brother is 10 years younger than...
    SoulSearcherT402 SoulSearcherT402 36-40, M Apr 21, 2012

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    Guns of Navarone!! Doesn't make it alright!

    ! Pressure Drop!! When the Specials etc revived ska in 1979/80, I went back to the original Trojan Records. Wonderful sounds!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M May 28

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    Xd

    Ska is my feel good tunes XD
    ShalenaUndead ShalenaUndead 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F Aug 15

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    The Bastard Suns Have Amazing Ska Music

    I've always loved Ska, with some of my faves being Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish & Mad Caddies. But a few months ago I discovered Bastard Suns. They're like Irish Punk & Ska mixed together. Such a sweet sound & really fun party songs! They were supposed to come to my city...
    newsoulawakening2 newsoulawakening2 31-35, F Jan 30, 2013

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    Ska Changed My Life.

    When I was 14, I was going through a really hard time in my life. Someone started a rumor at my school that I was gay (not true), and no one would shut up about it. My life felt like crap.Then, I was watching Cold Case. One episode (Revenge) had The Impression That I Get as the...
    averageguy29 averageguy29 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17, 2012

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    The Word Ska

     The moment when the trumpet and brass mounts on the air, and climbs, and overtakes, and is, is amazing. It's powerful. I love it. I want the world to be overtaken with something like that, and everyone shivers, and everyone looks up and everything is better like ska. 
    PlanetEarthTurns PlanetEarthTurns 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    There's More to Life, There's More to You, There's More That Meets the Eye

     My favorite ska album, well not just ska, my favorite album of any genre of music, is Keasbey Nights as performed by Catch 22. I like Streetlight's version, the added horn sections/solos are great, I just think it sounds too produced (I'm not putting down Streetlight, they...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Ska Is Cool.

    Hence the name, I love ska. There is absolutely nothing else like it. I feel in love with it the first time I heard it. I didn't really know much about it until I saw Big D and The Kids Table a couple of years ago and from then on, the rest is history. I've been...
    skawesome skawesome 16-17 4 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I love skateboarding because I'm skateboarder and I have 10 board and I have 1 I love it to much I will pot it on the pic Ψ›) and my friend She love skateboard
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I love skateboarding so much i can just grab my board whenever and just go out and have fun. Its like no other sport you dont have people yelling at you telling you to get better...
    AnAlcoholicDuck AnAlcoholicDuck 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Skating is my release from all the stress in the world. When I skate it reminds me of the good in life and allows me a time to make peace with myself. Skating is literally...
    No1ne No1ne 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    here is a song that makes me want to skateboard. possessed to skate by suicidal tendencies (official vid) enjoy:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Jul 31

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    another song that makes me want to skateboard. sin control by Acidez:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Jul 31

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    Need a new skateboard!! :/ :)
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    my dad is one of the head people at our church, so he let me put on indoor wheels and skate all around the church gym. it was awesome so smooth too
    piercethemack piercethemack 13-15, M Aug 13

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    "i remember jay sitting on top of my car (looking for pools to skate in) and yelling no, no, no, WAIT yes !" - Stacy Peralta aw.. rest in peace jay boy!
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F Aug 15

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    Landed a fakie FS BigFlip :) still can't land 360flip :(
    uchihaskates uchihaskates 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    The noise of the wheels rolling along the road.
    brandontaylor brandontaylor 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes, It happened again. Yesterday night, the temperature was good and I proceeded to go roller skating wearing nothing else than one of my skating dresses. I choosed my very small...
    Nadia1977 Nadia1977 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    But I'm coming here to gripe again about the team I am on...I swear to god I get so jealous when I see how good and cohesive the team is from my home town compared to the crap we...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F Jul 29

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    So I was at an arcade last week and it had a skating rink.... I went over and sat down near the skating rink and started watching people skate. I then noticed there was 2 guys...
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Recently, I've been obsessed about Skateboarding. I've been watching movies and videos on YouTube by big skateboarding brands and magazines.I'm read all about how skateboards work...
    Sovitia Sovitia 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    (Not excluding guys who don't skate) I just love it. Message me if you skate πŸ˜‹
    ohlayla ohlayla 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I know how to skateboard but I don't do tricks, I just skate around
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Aug 6

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    Fun times...took the kids roller skating today...they convinced me to skate...yeah that was a bad move... Lol. I was doing ok till the races... The kids talked me in to doing a...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F Aug 9

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    ska is life, okay? Skankin' Pickle- Make A Change
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F Aug 15

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    It's like I can escape life just skateing and chilling
    alexlovesgirls alexlovesgirls 18-21, F Aug 21

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    if you skate talk to me 😍
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F Aug 6

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    If you skate talk to meπŸ’§
    apris apris 16-17, F Aug 6

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    guys with long hair & skate are hot as ****
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    hot skater guys message me
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F Aug 6

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    Any gay skateboarders I'm DTF
    TrippyHippy420 TrippyHippy420 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I saw a hot *** guy skating and he broke his leg and it bent backwards
    apris apris 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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