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  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 5:14 AM

    Gee whiz..who doesn't like music ? And I get it (understand). Almost. We have developed slick little names to describe the genres'. "Blue Grass", Kentucky hick tunes. "Hip - Hop", catchy, ethnic, no brain yet, lasts a second type noise that a spastic can dance to. Classical, that's easy. Rock and Roll, we all know. Country, Nashville corn-ball...my Pop claims he fell in love with it the first time he heard Homer and Jethro as a child. Punk, Heavy Metal, Opera....I get it (understand). Here is my problem...what I don't get (don't understand) ----SKA...come again...SKA.....what the "F" does it identify? Describe? Someone, the other day, said Gwen Stefani was the Queen of SKA...which sounded like the thing Quasimodo was awarded.  Please help me get it (understand)    ~ Lily ~

  • PaulTon
    10,730 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 5:27 AM

    Ska is 1950's Jamaican music, a forerunner to reggae.

    Gwen Steffani is a skank.

     

  • nanstar
    4,914 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 5:50 AM

    Is this Ska?

    Or this?

    Or this?

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 6:57 AM

    PaulTon:
    Ska is 1950's Jamaican music, a forerunner to reggae.

    Oh...so one could go up to anyone and ask "what is Ska ?" and most would answer "Ska?hmm...I'm not a music nut but the word "Ska" sounds as if it may be from Jamaica ? you know, say from 60 years ago? and is somewhat responsible for inspiring Bob Marley to alter it a little bit to invent that lazy bones, indolent producing ruse called reggae?" Paul, are you saying that most people would get it just by hearing the word Ska?

    PaulTon:

    Gwen Steffani is a skank.

    nah...Lady GaGa is a skank...Madonna is a Skank. Your own Lula (God rest her soul) was a skank. As skanks go, they have all done pretty well  ~ SP ~

     

     

     

     

    Lady GaGa is a sc

  • MULLZA
    946 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 7:19 AM

    ska  

  • JFidanza
    1,674 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 9:14 AM

    'The song's instrumental bridge is the Beatles' first attempt at ska.'

    Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions. New York

  • PaulTon
    10,730 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 11:37 AM

    Lulu is not dead Lily, she was/is a skank though.

    I didn't  mention 70/80's UK Ska, I  wanted to keep the focus on my skank joke.

    Punk/NewWave/Ska/Dub - the soundtrack of my youth.

     

  • 1enigma1
    486 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 12:14 PM

    its good to be a skank in this sense :)  "skankin to the beat "                                                      

                                                        i preferred the 70s 80s style "ska"                                                                                                       
                                                       Gwen was & is still a hottie!                                                                                                                
                                                            

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 3:18 PM

    These are all helpers, no doubt. But all these wonderful vids yet no one bit for the "Homer and Jethro" groove...odd ;-}

  • ct690911
    6,335 Posts
    Fri, Oct 9 2015 3:43 PM

    aww c'mon guys...next you be calling the Kardashians skanks, porn stars skanks, playboy bunnies skanks, hookers skanks, strippers skanks.....and they don't even sing !!

    where will it end?

    ........sigh

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