Today’s Favorite Song

One of my favorite bands of the 90’s was Reel Big Fish and they continue to jam in the twenty-first century.  They are a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, CA consisting of six current members and fourteen past members.  The music is rich and fun and the lyrics are hilarious and clever.  I’ve included some videos for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy and Happy Hump Day!

4 thoughts on “Today’s Favorite Song

  1. Hey Care ~ Sorry this is so late.
    “Ska (pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was a precursor to rocksteady and reggae.[1]

    Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line, accented guitar or piano rhythms on the offbeat. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant musical genre of Jamaica, and it was also popular with British mods. Many skinheads, in various decades, have also enjoyed ska (along with reggae, rocksteady and other genres).[2][3][4][5] Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican ska scene of the 1960s, the 2 Tone ska revival that started in England in the late 1970s, and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s.”

    All I know is that I absolutely love this style of music and the joy and stories it has brought me is great. in college I managed a ska band consisting of nine extremely talented guys called The Unity Project. Managing them was fun while it lasted a few short months. This was while I was attending Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.

  2. Hi Karen! and THANK YOU. this was very informative and I appreciate you giving me the scoop. I only remember that No Doubt was always called SKA but I never ever heard the term and (lazily) never got around to looking it up. I had no idea it was from the 60s!

    I guess it’s like trying to tie books to genres – so much overlap and often, it’s either you like it or not regardless.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s