I'm Joe and I'm a Ska Kid
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Ska kid

[scar] [kid] noun, Skankous Kidiem, Latin – A Ska-Kid is a person who listens to the music genre Ska: a fusion of Blues, Reggae, Rock and Soul. Two-Tone fashion, a penchant for brass instruments and the tribal dance of Skanking also define a Ska-kid.

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If I were a...Ska Kid

What would I wear?

  • By day I appear to be your average teenager, by night I become Ska-kid!
  • You can never have too many black and white chequered accessories.
  • I would wear a suit, but whatever happens, the shirt remains untucked.
  • A hat and tie for every different occasion and mood I'm feeling.
  • Baggy trousers… (Ska joke)

What about music?

  • Ska music is a genre of its own, but is inspired by Blues, Reggae, Soul, Punk, Rock and even Salsa.
  • Think Reel Big Fish, Madness, Less than Jake, The Specials etc.
  • My music taste mixes the 2-tone genre and third wave Ska movement.
  • Being in a Ska band helps to truly appreciate Ska… but just being able to Skank* would suffice.

What do I think?

  • Ska is not just about the music, its about the lifestyle.
  • Even though I am a Ska-kid, I get on with everyone from Moshers' to Techies (Maybe not Emos).
  • Skanking is about not caring how much of an idiot you look like, it's about having fun.

What do I do?

  • * Skank - the ultimate dance of the Ska-kid.
  • Being Ska is just about having a good time.
  • I go to as many Ska gigs and Ska fests as possible.
More Grin, Less Fringe Link to Playlist
  1. Baggy Trousers - Madness
  2. Ska Boss - The Aquabats
  3. Ghost Town - The Specials
  4. Fight For Your Right To Skank - Forces of Evil
  5. Weirs Beard - Mad Caddies
  6. Everything Went Numb - Streetlight Manifesto
  7. Ska Wars - Capdown
  8. Ninja - 7 Seconds of Love
  9. Dimitri - Once Over
  10. Superman - Goldfinger
  11. El Gato Lopez - Ska-P
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