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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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    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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    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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    Xd

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

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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 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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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    The Ska revival of about 1980 was fabulous,

    but, more importantly, it introduced me to the world of Trojan Records and the like. I was at school with Dave Wakeling from the (English) Beat, although he would not remember me, and I love to see the Selecter and Ranking Roger still touring.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M a week ago

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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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    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 13 Responses Dec 15, 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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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Aug 29, 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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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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    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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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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    I've loved ska before I

    even knew what it was. My favorite song is keasby nights and my favorite band is the holophonics although reel big fish make amazing videos . The offsprings branch into ska isn't bad either. And just to tie the whole playlist together I put in some cage the elephant and some old...
    locoladel locoladel 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    Even though I don't skate any more I still love to watch vids and marvel at how these kids have upped their game from when I was doing it. I love lifting weights but nothing gives...
    manonthesilvermountain manonthesilvermountain 22-25, M Jan 15

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    January 07 it's my birtday and I have just ordered two new skating dresses. I can't wait to find them in my mail box! The two of them are made in lycra of course. The first have...
    Nadia1977 Nadia1977 36-40, M Jan 7

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    I just set up an 8.8 P2 creature deck and bought an 8.5 Blind deck. So awesome. Now it's time to destroy this body skating
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 13

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    my first day in this world i had a skateboard waiting for me and i will never stop
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M Jan 16

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    Just purchase my fisrt skating dress. Can't wait to try it on :-) http://www.amazon.ca/metallic-high-necked-long-sleeved-leotard-AR04/dp/B009YQ9WA0/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid...
    Uphilthis Uphilthis 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The cover image are the new boards
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Lad os gøre en forskel. Jeg har gjort efterforskningsmæssige rapportering på St. Cloud gange i de sidste mange år, sammen med omfattende county regering og miljøspørgsmål...
    kristinabarto kristinabarto 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have been skating for 9 years and I just have nothing but love and compassion for skateboarding. Yeah it sucks that I can't skateboard as much because of college but when I have...
    collegeboy123 collegeboy123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I try to go ice skating at least once a year. I don't know why I don't go more often. I really should. It's especially nice when you can go when the rink isn't as crowded, and...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    axelarsson axelarsson 26-30, F Jan 7

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    Yeah! It only took exactly one week from the moment I ordered them to the day I received them! Absolutly! It could certainly look strange for some people but for me and some other...
    Nadia1977 Nadia1977 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Just my skateboard and some tea is all I need.
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    A very clever and cute joke. A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said, 'You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I am really good at roller skating
    savannatappa savannatappa 18-21, F Jan 5

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    At hazard county skatepark. Getting pretty good too!
    Fishscaledreams Fishscaledreams 22-25, M Jan 9

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    What do I love? .. The bright lights and colourful decorations .. Christmas tunes and movies .. Playing Secret Santa .. The kindness of a gift wrapped up in thoughtfulness...
    WanderingxYingxYang WanderingxYingxYang 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    So I was walking home with a friend the other day in the rain. My friend spotted a flooded puddle in a patch of dirt about 10 feet off our route. She suggested we have a challenge...
    RebeccaSterling RebeccaSterling 22-25 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    IM DATING THE MOST SWEET AND SHY AND LOVING AND HOTEST GUY EVER I LOVE U ALEX IM EMO TOO AND I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT US EMOS
    Mikkitheemo Mikkitheemo 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can skate better than I walk. Although, I was just talking to somebody about getting old and rusty. That's a depressing thought.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I did get it. It's a grey skater skirt! I'm wearing it now with black tights. Thermal. Ha ha! I'm really pleased with it!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jan 4

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    A man walks into a bar, says "get me a triple". Downs it in one shot. Bartender says, "wow, man, you look rough, wanna talk?" Man says, "I just got home from work early, and...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 6