If you’re old enough to remember when Ray Bans and Reeboks were the hot fashion accessories, ties were thin, parachute pants were obligatory, and Square Pegs was the best show on television — then you probably remember the music trend called “Ska”.
A blend of Jamaican rhythms, screaming horns and punk attitude, Ska was cooler than pop, more sophisticated than punk, and rocked out large without the need for big hair. (Note: Yes, kids, that is a “chunky and spunky” Sarah Jessica Parker in the lower right of the photo!)
So what does all this have to do with Casual Friday on My Cool Job? Well, it turns out that Ska is apparently alive and well in Las Cruces, New Mexico and being performed on a regular basis by The Casual Fridays.
I’ve just spent a delightful 20 minutes listening to the music on their MySpace page, and if you miss the Ska days like I do, then I highly recommend that you give them a listen!
And if you’re too young to remember Ska the first time around:
a) You’re in for a treat, because it’s infectiously fun music; and
b) I’m jealous!
Have a great weekend, everyone!