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The Specials [30 Oct 2011|05:35pm]

I was watching Palladia today and the Specials came on and I noticed that they sound really good again. Last time I saw them, almost 10 years ago..they sucked! Anyways, they are on tour again in europe, hopefully they will come stateside. I got excited, because they sound how I always thought they would sound.

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Ska morons [09 Oct 2011|03:40pm]


Who wears braces and a belt? are you fucking kidding me?
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Chente and Justin chillin in St. Pete [03 Oct 2011|09:12am]

Im not sure if anyone still reads this community anymore, but if you do, I just want to say that I finally met Chente "Rudejetset" this past weekend at the Aggrolites show here in St. Petersburg Florida. After years of knowing him through Livejhournal we partied, and had a good time...
The show kicked ass, and I accidentally drank too much..the next day sucked at work..but it was worth it..

Cheers, hope to meet a few more of you as time goes on!
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[22 Mar 2011|02:57pm]

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the mysterious (yet exciting!) Legends of Ska trailers that have made the rounds on the internet since 2002. Many often wondered if the movie would ever come out and be available for release.

Now is the time!!!! Brad Klein (aka General Moses) has launched a kickstarter campaign to get this movie finished, released, and pressed on a dvd. He needs your help to get this nearly decade old project done for your enjoyment!

Think of this like pre-ordering the dvd - with the current amount that has been contributed, 1654 people would need to "pre-order" the dvd to get it pressed. Are you very passionate about ska? Contribute more! Look at what else you could get for supporting this project:

Pledge $1 or more

$1 will give you POSITIVE VIBRATIONS and film updates.

Pledge $10 or more

POSITIVE VIBRATIONS and a digital download of a song from the Legends of Ska soundtrack and behind-the-scenes footage.

Pledge $25 or more

All the above AND a Legends of Ska DVD once the film is released, plus a b/w oval SKA sticker.

Pledge $50 or more

All the above AND a Legends of Ska concert poster from the 2002 event, plus a "special thanks" credit in the film.

Pledge $100 or more

All the above AND a copy of the official Legends of Ska soundtrack (LP, CD or digital version), an 8" x 10" b/w print from the Legends of Ska concert weekend, plus a genuinely enthusiastic "Thank You!" phone call from the filmmaker.

Pledge $250 or more

All the above AND a sincerely appreciative "Thank You!" phone call from one of the actual musicians from the Legends of Ska All-Star Skatalite Orchestra.

Pledge $500 or more

All the above AND have one of the Legends of Ska artists make you a personalized message for your mobile phone or answering machine.

Pledge $1,000 or more

All the above AND an Associate Producer film credit to go with a hug & a hardy handshake.

Pledge $5,000 or more

All the above AND have dinner with at least one of the singers or musicians from the film, the filmmaker and an invitation to a film editing session.

Pledge $10,000 or more

All the above AND drumroll please...... travel to Kingston, Jamaica in early summer 2011. You get down there and I'll cover the rest. We will tour "Beat Street" and visit original Sound System Dancehall sites while lodging at the low key Prestige Hotel. You will meet Ska legends Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole and King Stitt as well as spend a night out in the country at the home of the great balladeer, Lord Creator. Cap off the week by chilling out in Negril for a couple days before returning to your home a changed person.

Please take a look at the new trailer,  contribute to this project, and be a part of getting this project completed!

The usuals reunion show [03 Jan 2011|09:44am]

Hey guys..Just a couple videos from the Usuals reunion show in Gainesville, FL last month.

x-posted in a few places
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[08 Nov 2010|03:09pm]

I just like to post here every now and then. How is everyone? I was thinking the other day and realized that I've probably met more of the original members of this community than I haven't. The internets are magic!
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[26 Jan 2010|05:51am]

what's up, dudes and dudettes? remember when this shit was crucial?
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[31 Aug 2009|06:47pm]

we're still the best of the best, don't forget that, fuckers.
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[05 Dec 2008|02:08pm]

TUK has a sale going on right now where everything on their site is 25% off until December 7th!

TUK not only carries shoes, they carry clothing & accessories from subcultural name brands like Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, EC star, adeline, Rock Steady and more!

enter code "hohoho" at the checkout to get your 25% off

Also, I don't think I've posted here about how I've been blogging on my livejournal now about things I would've covered on my former website, Get Up Edina! I'm posting sales like this, recipes, some product reviews and little things here and there that may be of interest. All of these topics will be public, whereas my personal journal will stay private. Please feel free to add me if you're interested in one or both. It's much more simple for me to post one thing on there than cross posting to communities. This sale just had to get out to everyone!
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[11 Oct 2008|04:11am]


Alton Ellis performing in Los Angeles, 2006...Accepting a lifetime achievement award


A very reliable source....not the Jamaican Gleaner, but his own son Owen & Jim Obasa (close friend of the Ellis family) have confirmed that Alton Ellis passed away at 4:45AM on October 11, 2008.


Thank you, Alton. Thank you for all the music that you've performed that has changed the lives of more than you could ever fathom!

Why birds follow spring
Like the sun follows the rainbow
Now why some people sing
When others bow their heads in sorrow
But oh, why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small
Why's yesterday like today
It follows tomorrow

But oh whoah, lala ladada la
Lalala da dadada laaaa laaaa

Oh, why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small

Why some trees, oooohh, are so tall
While others they stay small
Why's yesterday like today
It follows tomorrow

Why, ladadadada, why, somebody please

Why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small
La ladada la la lala
Laa lalala la la lala
Ladadad la la lalala....

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[09 Oct 2008|02:59pm]

There is yet to be a confirmed news source on the passing of Mr. Alton Ellis. For now, I will only consider this a rumor until a reliable news source posts it to be fact. There have been many rumors of his passing before, but all i've heard that is confirmed to be true is that he is fighting complications of Myeloma in London.

Alton Ellis was supposed to tour Japan later on this year, and I checked the rock-a-shacka website to find this -

This pretty much states that Alton's shows in November of this year will be postponed until after the new year due to his health, and to please pray for him.

This statement had to be posted relatively recently (as in, the last week or so) since I frequent both the R-A-S and D&B sites for podcasts.

Alton Ellis is 64 years old. Please pray for him & his family.

****x-posted to miss_upsetter , get_up_edina , howrudeareyou , traditionalska ****
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records for sale [18 Apr 2008|12:52pm]

help! I need to pay rent in May!
I've got 13 reggae/rocksteady/ska LPs for sale
fatten up your rack and help me pay the rent

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[08 Feb 2008|09:14am]

[ mood | i have to peee ]

I just thought I'd make a note if any of you ladies are interested. It's at 10 bones at the moment. Thanks
and sorry for the x-posting

here's the link:


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SOUL - sounds of underground london [07 Feb 2008|01:06pm]

there was a doco on ITV about underground movements in english music.
it was called "sounds of underground london" or S.O.U.L.

i have a bunch of these comps... they are awesome.
i really want to see the tv series.

if any of you can track this down, i'll be your biggest fans ever.

do any of you have a copy?
or know where i can get a copy?


The Mod Revival Generation - "Time For Action"
The Mod Generation - "Clean Living In Difficult Circumstances"
The Skinhead Generation - "54, 46 Was My Number"
The Soul Boy Generation - "The Soul Patrol"
The Rare Groove Generation - "Get On The Wrong Foot"
The Acid Jazz Generation - "Thelonius Monk and Melodius Funk"
The Teddy Boy Generation - The Edwardian Connection
Northern Soul Generation - "Keep The Faith"
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The return of Magadog [04 Feb 2008|09:00pm]

I don't know if anyone knows this, but Magadog just got back together and have been playing some shows in Florida recently. They played a show at the Skatepark of Tampa this past weekend, and somebody filmed a couple songs. So enjoy:

Monkey in the Whitehouse

Less Baltimore

They are talking about doing a small southern tour soon, probably in the summer. I'll keep y'all posted.
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[01 Dec 2007|04:16pm]




Current bids are at $40, which is a measly $10 PER SHIRT!!!

Please bid!
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[29 Nov 2007|05:33pm]


Ben Sherman Polo
Ben Sherman Oxford
Gap Plaid Oxford

the current bid is at $21!! that's $5.25 per shirt!! INSANE!

Please bid or tell the ladies you know! OR! You could buy your little lady something cute to wear for christmas! she'll love you for having such good taste!!!

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[09 Nov 2007|01:56pm]


Ending in 4 hours!!!!

* Tonic Ben Sherman oxford
* Ben Sherman Polo
* Lonsdale Polo
* Plaid Gap Shirt

Current price is only USD$31!!! What a steal!

Please bid and help me pay my taxes!!!


I also have a selling journal with some great deals - vintage stuff, accessories, ska & reggae...lots of stuff! Please take a look! Shipping prices are included on this one, too! style_for_sale
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[02 Oct 2007|12:58pm]

hey everyone -

more auctions!!

Ben Sherman Polo
Coldwater Creek Dress
The Flower & Willow World by A.C. Scott (published 1960)
Three Geishas by Kikou Yamata (published 1956)
XOXO mandarin bolero / Blazer
Vintage Green Tonic Dress & Jacket Set
Vintage Green Working Gal Dress
Vintage Champagne & Yellow Brocade Shift Dress
Vintage Black Funnel neck dress
Alkaline Trio/Blue Meanies split 45 - Bye Bye Love / The Corpse
Blue Meanies 33 - "Smother Me", "Happy together", "Pave the world (cake mix)", "Pave the world", and "F.O.R.D"

You can see my auctions here:


Thanks for your time everyone - help me pay off my taxes!!
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music for sale [01 Sep 2007|04:00pm]

It is a very sad day for me
I am selling part of my record collection to keep my head above water
I'm keeping my cool albums and rarities
I've decided to sell these off (mostly compolations) because I know I'll be able to find them again more easily than some of the other records that I own.
So I wanted to post these on livejournal to my friends and people that may care FIRST rather than tossing them up on ebay and paying all sorts of fees.
Some of my first records are in this mix. As you know, compilations are the best way to hear new and different tunes that you wouldn't normally hear if you just got single artist albums. Not to mention all the classics

If you're interested in purchasing, please inquire and I'll get you a deal. First come first serve kinda thing. If I get more than one inquiry, you'll have to duke it out....or make me an offer I can't refuse. I always ship out priority mail. Depending on weight- you'll be looking at about 4.50-7 bones for shipping.

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