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I Love Ska

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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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    Xd

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    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, F Dec 26, 2013

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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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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Aug 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I fractured a bone in my right foot awhile back, and haven't picked up a skateboard since. I love them though. started at the age of ten and had to put it down at thirty. I used to...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 a week ago

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    I mostly longboard, but I'm trying to learn how to pennyboard. It's a great way to meet friends, and it's fun. Just about any guy who skates is cute too 😆 I remember being at...
    httpKelly httpKelly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm still a noob but I love learning haha. I hope I become a pro just like the guys at the skate park ye boi
    kath12321 kath12321 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Am I the only lesbian that skateboards? XD
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    skating all night :) had to buy food at food4less because we don't have a car man 😝 it blows not having a car
    uchihaskates uchihaskates 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I've skated all of my life and there's not a day when I'm not on my board it's like my stress relief
    lifesowavey lifesowavey 16-17, M Jul 14

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    It's so calming to skate. It's just my board, my music, and I. That's just how I like it.
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I do, but it doesn't love me back. I already broke two boards, I feel like I killed them :3
    TheKDoomsday TheKDoomsday 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    For those of you who are not aware of this catchy, beach like genre, then here you go! I don't know many people who are into it. For those of you who are familiar, who's your top 3...
    newgirl52 newgirl52 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need some new grip tape!
    Skaech Skaech 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Damn I need to get out on the board it's been a couple days too long she looks lonely 😏
    JamesHuff JamesHuff 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I finally landed my fs 180 heelflip 👍💪 and I'm working on my fakie bs big flip
    uchihaskates uchihaskates 18-21, M Jul 12

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    It was something I use to do everyday lol. The homies usually got working and stopped. Over here in Dallas gets pretty ******* hot during the summer which usually wears me out. I...
    DiegoKishimoto DiegoKishimoto 16-17, M Jul 18

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    Tre-flip and noseslide enthusiast here.
    Deprivation Deprivation 16-17, F a week ago

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    Madness ... kings of ska music ! remember listening to them when i was very young with my dad. Good music never dies. Still love ska, 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave !
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I am a roller skater for life I have owned three pairs of skates it is so my life
    asd05150515 asd05150515 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M Jul 20

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is why I'm single. I should really stop night skating...
    masonishere masonishere 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I treat my skateboard like a baby .no wonder it doesn't look as ruined as my friends.I swear I love this thing so much
    prankqueen prankqueen 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    More like rad cool. They're really good and I really want a friend who's a skater who'll help me out because I bought my board a week ago and I can get on it and cruise but meh
    kath12321 kath12321 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I went skateboarding yesterday and was at the park from 9:00am-6:00pm practicing only 5 tricks but I got them all down perfect and clean
    lifesowavey lifesowavey 16-17, M Jul 20

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