Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKAugust

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Riot on Broad Street" from Pay Attention (Rude Boy Mike Papa Whiskey)

Skammentary: The titular "Riot on Broad Street" occurred on 11 June 1837, between nativist Yankee firefighters & immigrant Irish mourners: Wikipedia-link. At its best, ska has always had a social conscience, urging in particular non-violence & racial harmony. Ska can also be educational.

I thank ye for accompanying me this SKAugust. The highlight was seeing The Bosstones on stage in Royal Oak, but I enjoyed the whole journey most thoroughly. There will be plenty more ska throughout the year, & without taking the present for granted I'm already looking forward to SKApril 2020, should the world perdure.

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