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I Love Ska

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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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    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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    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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    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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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I want to start my 2-tone ska project up again,

    but no one around here even knows what ska is. Smh...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 4 days ago

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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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    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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    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 18-21, F Aug 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have always wanted to try skateboarding I am 5 foot 10 inches tall and wear a size 10 shoe, what size board should I get. I mostly just want to skate street not really that into...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm trying to put together a ska punk band in my area, but this is definately not the area to find musicians, let alone ska fans. Where is there a pretty decent ska punk scene...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I actually suck at it. It took me forever to learn to go on for a while without falling. The first time I tried it, it was because of a lesson in my school. I fell like 38579824...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F Sep 4

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    We moved to the UK a week ago, and isn't it typical that the boys wanted to, 'test' the Tarmac on the road in our estate on their skateboards? Well Anton and Layton came running in...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F Sep 20

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    As long as I can walk I will skate :)
    khewster khewster 31-35, F Sep 22

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      The Obsession Continues When I was a child my father played music on Sunday mornings. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - ...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I love this dress, the skater style is a beautiful style and looks gorgeous. Love a red dress :)
    LisaTG LisaTG 26-30, T 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me I can't help it... I just love songs that take me back to the days of the skating rink! =)
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 5

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    Several months ago, I happened to be at my local library, and I saw one of my ice skating trainers there studying for her college finals. We chatted a while regarding what was...
    countingtoesisfun countingtoesisfun 26-30, M Sep 2

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    The best sissy boy panties I have found are Bali Skimp Skamp and Olga Without a Stitch. Great fit, great feel.
    letmespoo4u letmespoo4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Its kinda lame that I try to look emo... But well girls freaking love them so I try my best! Still wish I had more emo friends, for some fun ya know *coughs* xD
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Man. Where to start. I've been clean since the end of January. Came off skag and have regretted it ever since. I wish I had never OD'd and ended up in that ******* hospital. My...
    PrincessPayton PrincessPayton 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Actually wanna write some more... I miss him. I miss him so much that I see him in my dreams. And sometimes suddenly think if he would stand nearby... I just miss him. Alright. I...
    feelthu feelthu 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    My friend and I have been best friends for 5 years now. Back in January he asked me to go out with him. I said "Yes!" and told him he was my 1st boyfriend to which he said "I am...
    LoveIsAConfusingThing LoveIsAConfusingThing 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Cute Without the "E" - Taking Back Sunday _ http://youtu.be/ap0mqwvf7H0 _ skating down my neighborhood, listening to this awesome song
    Rasengxn Rasengxn 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    The movies I'll be watching this week are Veld -1987 Until the end of the world -1991 All summer in a day -1982 World on a wire -1973 Beyond the black rainbow- 2010 (this one looks...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I always come off as an innocent and naive person, but I love punk boys :O
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It makes no sense because I don't like punk or metal music, but I love the way punk/emo guys look, they are so damn attractive, is there any punk guys looking for a preppy...
    biboy97 biboy97 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I don't know the color but I can tell what temperature it is. Its below 0 degrees. Cold and icy. You could ice skate on it if you wanted to. Depends on my mood really.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Skated nearby my work after a long day to catch an awesome sunset.
    ebolarama ebolarama 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    A lot of the greatest views and ideal for a sizable group planning to holiday break previously mentioned one of the prettiest bays in Greece. The Outdated Vineyard is often a stone...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If you should go skating on the thin ice of modern life Dragging behind you a silent reproach of a million tear stained eyes Dont be surprised if a crack in the ice appears under...
    zuese zuese 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Love, love me do You know I love you I'll always be true So ple-e-e-ease Love me do Whoa-oh-oh love me do Love, love me do You know I love you I'll always be true So ple-e-e-ease...
    Marisa85 Marisa85 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    " I Will Always Love You" If I should stay I would only be in your way So I'll go but I know I'll think of you every step of the way And I... will always love you, ooh Will...
    IwillalwaysloveyouJ IwillalwaysloveyouJ 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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