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Old 04-28-2005, 01:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Chill out, buy a silly hat, and skank till you cheer up

(1) BOWLER hats?
Shurely shome mishtake? Or you have been hanging with some very strange people.
Trad rude boy headgear would be the 'pork pie' hat - bowler hats are flat rimmed rigid dome topped affairs, once worn by city gents in the UK like about 50 years ago, or John Steed from 'The Avengers' only slightly more recently - it's more the look of 'Clockwork Orange' than Orange Street . . .

(2) Skank and Skankin' - as far as I know is just a piece of jamaican / rude boy / rasta slang for dancing . . . but if there is a specific ska dance move now known by that name, do it and enjoy it I say.

Sorry to hear you're deluded enough to believe some or other dance associated with ska will be it's 'downfall'. Keeping in mind this form of music must be about 40 years old or more, and it has ALWAYS involved some deranged version of running on the spot in sharp tailored but essentially silly clothing, I can't really see it being in any immediate danger.

Most ska is fun energetic dance music, you SHOULD run around like a loon to it, THAT IS WHAT IT IS FOR - and presumably also why it's still popular enough to be made and played today, even someplace where whiney pissy people who are too cool to dance might encounter it.

You would appear to be taking this (and possibly yourself) much too seriously soldier
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Skanking was nver about running in placce with silly clothes untill the "third wave". If you were to try that in 60s' kinsgton you probobly would have been shot or stabbed.
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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^hahaha. Well that's kind of a grim assessment. I'm sure they would have laughed and pointed first, then stabbed.
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nah, Dinah's probably right, some rudie would have taken offence and stabbed you pretty quicky.

'Third Wave'?

Do elaborate - where does the UK Ska and 'TwoTone' thing in the late 70s and early 80s fit into the scheme of 'waves'?

Believe me, that whole 'rock steady' jerking around thing was happening THEN, mostly popularised by the likes of Madness and Bad Manners . . .
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Old 04-29-2005, 07:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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2-tone/70s' UK is usually classified under the "2nd wave". Even then there wasnt running in place looking like a fool, people still had some sense of rythm. It wasnt untill the 90s that kids started flopping around like a fish out of water. You DEFFINETLY wouldnt be doing that to rock steady if you had ANY sense of hearing.
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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2-tone/70s' UK is usually classified under the "2nd wave". Even then there wasnt running in place looking like a fool, people still had some sense of rythm. It wasnt untill the 90s that kids started flopping around like a fish out of water. You DEFFINETLY wouldnt be doing that to rock steady if you had ANY sense of hearing.
That's what I thought - figure I've pretty much missed this 3rd wave altogether, but hey, there's a lot of music happened and happening, and we can't keep up with it all . . .

TRUST ME, there were PLENTY of people with absolutely no sense of rhythm around during the 70s and 80s revival too, and a lot of cheap and nasty two-tone style clothing made to cash in on it - and while I'm warmly nostalgic about that period, I saw PLENTY of atrocities committed against dance and style: not ever Nutty Boy could do that Madness walk, but it was as often hilarious as it was embarrassing to see them try.

Really good dancers - any style - are sadly no less rare now than they were then - hot wasted idiots will always move like spastics on the dance floor.
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Old 05-31-2005, 04:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I vastly prefer skanking to moshing.
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The two are hardly related
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What you talking about, foo'? Skanking is like, the only think I can do. And it's damn fun.
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Hee hee at the last ska show I went to I skanked like a crazy thing- you just can't help yourself! Its perfect for people like me who can't actually dance without looking like a flailing bird.
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