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Why I Like Being Medicated Sometimes

"So.. Ralph and I passed a car with a Bob Marley sticker on it and he commented that he really liked reggae. I said I liked Ska better. Then he asked what the difference was, but I couldn't remember that or rock steady, so I said it was the difference between Bob Marley and what people do with trumpets."


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Oct. 25th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
Dear God woman!!
Ska is the reggae beat taken to tempos heretofore undreamed of with the addition of an entire horn section. Ska is to reggae as accelerando or better, presto is to largo. While both ska and reggae have tendencies to give "messages" reggae has tended to political while ska has tended to social - Think "legalize it" on the reggae side and "a message to you Rudie" on the ska side. I myself really like ska, but can't really listen to reggae for very long as I get bored with it. Did I mention the dancing. Ska uses a modified swing step called skanking, while reggae uses a more earthy, grounded step. Okay, feel better now.
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: Dear God woman!!
I knew you would be able to make it all clear and wonderful
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