This week, we read the Evening News with Lord Creator, hung with Mango Jones his band down on Coffee Street, and got in some Fishbone and English Beat (live together at The Cabooze 3/4), while Sherwood listened to the Call of the Space Siren with Combustible Edison and Danced Uptown to the sounds of Stephane Grappelli, and watched Shorty Rogers morph into Boots Brown under the influence of some Cerveza… but the real highlight was the myska hour, the twin themes of which were bands we’d never played before, and the still-thriving ska party going on in in myspace (we’d been reading online that ska had gone extinct there, but the evidence we’ve unearthed strongly suggests otherwise)! Lollipop-in-reruns: Live Bad Manners.
Something special kicks off the oldies set this week, and we really mean Something Special, by Roland Alphonso! Other evergreens include the one by Don Drummond his Evergreens, and a little Ska in the Vienna Woods_ there’s green for ya! Cross over into Sherwood’s joint in hour 2 for some pinball, Yello style! Then hang around for the sounds of Tommy T, The Ventures, New Cool Collective, Sun Ra and more ‘til we ska our way back home to a mix of oldies and relatively-newies including stompers by The Silvertones, The Mexicano, Toots Roots Boots, Smoke Like A Fish and Tracey Dey, as well as some more laid-back ska from The Specials, New York Ska-Jazz, Marty Gold(!) and Bad Manners.