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[22 Mar 2011|02:58pm]

miss_upsetter
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the mysterious (yet exciting!) Legends of Ska trailers that have made the rounds on the internet since 2002. Many often wondered if the movie would ever come out and be available for release.

Now is the time!!!! Brad Klein (aka General Moses) has launched a kickstarter campaign to get this movie finished, released, and pressed on a dvd. He needs your help to get this nearly decade old project done for your enjoyment!

Think of this like pre-ordering the dvd - with the current amount that has been contributed, 1654 people would need to "pre-order" the dvd to get it pressed. Are you very passionate about ska? Contribute more! Look at what else you could get for supporting this project:

Pledge $1 or more

$1 will give you POSITIVE VIBRATIONS and film updates.

Pledge $10 or more

POSITIVE VIBRATIONS and a digital download of a song from the Legends of Ska soundtrack and behind-the-scenes footage.

Pledge $25 or more

All the above AND a Legends of Ska DVD once the film is released, plus a b/w oval SKA sticker.

Pledge $50 or more

All the above AND a Legends of Ska concert poster from the 2002 event, plus a "special thanks" credit in the film.

Pledge $100 or more

All the above AND a copy of the official Legends of Ska soundtrack (LP, CD or digital version), an 8" x 10" b/w print from the Legends of Ska concert weekend, plus a genuinely enthusiastic "Thank You!" phone call from the filmmaker.

Pledge $250 or more

All the above AND a sincerely appreciative "Thank You!" phone call from one of the actual musicians from the Legends of Ska All-Star Skatalite Orchestra.

Pledge $500 or more

All the above AND have one of the Legends of Ska artists make you a personalized message for your mobile phone or answering machine.

Pledge $1,000 or more

All the above AND an Associate Producer film credit to go with a hug & a hardy handshake.

Pledge $5,000 or more

All the above AND have dinner with at least one of the singers or musicians from the film, the filmmaker and an invitation to a film editing session.

Pledge $10,000 or more

All the above AND drumroll please...... travel to Kingston, Jamaica in early summer 2011. You get down there and I'll cover the rest. We will tour "Beat Street" and visit original Sound System Dancehall sites while lodging at the low key Prestige Hotel. You will meet Ska legends Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole and King Stitt as well as spend a night out in the country at the home of the great balladeer, Lord Creator. Cap off the week by chilling out in Negril for a couple days before returning to your home a changed person.

Please take a look at the new trailer,  contribute to this project, and be a part of getting this project completed!
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madness t-shirts for sale [21 Nov 2009|06:50pm]

hickwigger

i printed about 20 of these up, sizes ranging from small to xl. $10 shipped. any takers?
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[19 Nov 2009|01:28am]

wabadabada

It is a collection of Toots & the Maytals classics re-recorded with guest artists including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, No Doubt, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards and The Skatalites.
ARTIST: Toots & the Maytals
ALBUM: True Love
YEAR: 2004
Style: ska and reggae
BITRATE: 192
LINK: http://depositfiles.com/files/un27tfxlr
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It won the 2005 Grammy award for reggae.

old good reggae :)

1 Still Is Still Moving to Me (feat. Willie Nelson)
2 True Love Is Hard to Find (feat. Bonnie Ratt)
3 Pressure Drop (feat. Eric Clapton)
4 Time Tough (feat. Ryan Adams)
5 Bam Bam (feat. Shaggy & Rahzel)
6 54-46 Was My Number (feat. Jeff Beck)
7 Monkey Man (feat. No Doubt)
8 Sweet and Dandy (feat. Trey Anastasio)
9 Funky Kingston (feat. The Roots)
10 Reggae Got Soul (feat. Ken Boothe & Marcia Griffths)
11 Never Grow Old (feat. The Skatalites)
12 Take a Trip (feat. Bunny Wailer)
13 Love Gonna Walk Out on Me (feat. Ben Harper)
14 Careless Ethiopians (feat. Keith Richards)
15 Blame on Me (feat. Rachael Yamagata)
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Howdy! [04 Jul 2009|08:31pm]

loxiearcane
[ mood | hungry ]

Hi fellow rude girls and boys, just wanted to drop in and say howdy and thanks for being here!

I've always loved old-school ska and was never too impressed with the newer punk-oriented stuff.  I hadn't really thought about it until today, when I was browsing deviantART for some ska-oriented artwork.  I came across one piece entitled "ska is depressing."  It pictured a cartoonish young rude boy, complete with natty suit, pork pie hat and checkerboard tie, blowing his brains out with a pistol.  As a firm believer in the sentiment expressed in my icon, my immediate response to this was "WTF?????"  Someone mentioned in the comments that "not all ska is depressing," much of the older stuff is happier and more fun, and the artist said "Yeah, I was commenting about the newer stuff with this piece."  Which was not immediately apparent in the piece or the way it was presented.  So I replied and said, "OK, I see, you're talking about the newer stuff.  Because my first thought was, Depressing?  Man, what kind of ska are you listening to??"

So that in a nutshell is the reason I'll remain trad until I pass!

Thanks again and carry on skanking! 

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Ska is NOT dead... [06 Feb 2009|03:01am]

smokinjones
I was just checking out the Phoenix New Times (local alt weekly) and noticed a brief promo spot for the "Ska Is Dead IV" tour. The writer compared ska to cockroaches. Now, usually I dont like cockroaches, but in this case, I applaud them! Its completely true that ska will not die for a long time. We've gone through almost fifty years of ever changing music, there will always be some die-hard band out there playing ska, promoting ska, and listening to ska.

In short, I'm proud to be considered a ska kid and rudeboy, and I want the world to know it!
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[11 Oct 2008|04:12am]

miss_upsetter

Alton Ellis performing in Los Angeles, 2006...Accepting a lifetime achievement award

http://djgreedyg.proboards77.com/index.cgi?board=music8&action=display&thread=13699
http://dancingmood.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1869
http://www.drumandbass-rec.com/event/event.html?c1_s=1&c2_s=1_1


A very reliable source....not the Jamaican Gleaner, but his own son Owen & Jim Obasa (close friend of the Ellis family) have confirmed that Alton Ellis passed away at 4:45AM on October 11, 2008.

Unbelievable.

Thank you, Alton. Thank you for all the music that you've performed that has changed the lives of more than you could ever fathom!


Why birds follow spring
Like the sun follows the rainbow
Now why some people sing
When others bow their heads in sorrow
But oh, why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small
Why's yesterday like today
It follows tomorrow


But oh whoah, lala ladada la
Lalala da dadada laaaa laaaa

Oh, why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small

Why some trees, oooohh, are so tall
While others they stay small
Why's yesterday like today
It follows tomorrow

Why, ladadadada, why, somebody please

Why some trees are so tall
While others they stay small
La ladada la la lala
Laa lalala la la lala
Ladadad la la lalala....

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[09 Oct 2008|03:00pm]

miss_upsetter
There is yet to be a confirmed news source on the passing of Mr. Alton Ellis. For now, I will only consider this a rumor until a reliable news source posts it to be fact. There have been many rumors of his passing before, but all i've heard that is confirmed to be true is that he is fighting complications of Myeloma in London.

Alton Ellis was supposed to tour Japan later on this year, and I checked the rock-a-shacka website to find this -



This pretty much states that Alton's shows in November of this year will be postponed until after the new year due to his health, and to please pray for him.

This statement had to be posted relatively recently (as in, the last week or so) since I frequent both the R-A-S and D&B sites for podcasts.

Alton Ellis is 64 years old. Please pray for him & his family.

****x-posted to miss_upsetter , get_up_edina , howrudeareyou , traditionalska ****
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records for sale [18 Apr 2008|12:50pm]

rudiegotsoul
help! I need to pay rent in May!


http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZheartbreakerfashion
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SOUL - sounds of underground london [07 Feb 2008|01:11pm]

bendog
there was a doco on ITV about underground movements in english music.
it was called "sounds of underground london" or S.O.U.L.

i have a bunch of these comps... they are awesome.
i really want to see the tv series.

if any of you can track this down, i'll be your biggest fans ever.


do any of you have a copy?
or know where i can get a copy?



episodes.

The Mod Revival Generation - "Time For Action"
The Mod Generation - "Clean Living In Difficult Circumstances"
The Skinhead Generation - "54, 46 Was My Number"
The Soul Boy Generation - "The Soul Patrol"
The Rare Groove Generation - "Get On The Wrong Foot"
The Acid Jazz Generation - "Thelonius Monk and Melodius Funk"
The Teddy Boy Generation - The Edwardian Connection
Northern Soul Generation - "Keep The Faith"
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ATTN: ALL SKA ENTHUSIASTS AND HOPEFULS! [04 Jan 2008|03:40pm]

dr_demonic
SKA EVENT TONIGHT IN CT!

"CHECKERED PAST" TONIGHT!!

Webster Theater Underground, Hartford CT

Doors at 9pm

18+ seven bucks
21+ fivebucks

Here's your chance to skank to the upbeats of ska's brilliant past and clandestine present in a dancehall setting courtesy of DJ Jefftingley!

Short notice, I know, but I figured any ska fan would want to hear about this! Hope to see you all there..

Pick it up Rudeboys and Rudegirls!!
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[29 Nov 2007|05:34pm]

miss_upsetter


Ben Sherman Polo
Ben Sherman Oxford
LONDSDALE polo
Gap Plaid Oxford

the current bid is at $21!! that's $5.25 per shirt!! INSANE!

Please bid or tell the ladies you know! OR! You could buy your little lady something cute to wear for christmas! she'll love you for having such good taste!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220176356188
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[24 Nov 2007|04:49pm]

alligatorgirl
[ mood | relaxed ]

hi, i'm stephanie. i am new to the community and sort of new to ska. but, i saw the slackers at asbury lanes in nj last weekend and the show was amazing! this was my first time seeing them and plan to see them in nyc in december. anyone else?

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Bad Reaction [26 Sep 2007|02:22pm]

misslola07
I'm a big fan of Culver City Dub Collective. They have a contest going on now- show your “bad reaction” and you could win a signed Yamaha snare drum, CDs and other cool stuff. They’re pretty funny, check out the reaction of the girl who gets hit w/ a fish lol http://www.brickfish.com/music/culvercity?tab=1&m_CulverCityBadReaction 
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DESC SCARVES [04 Sep 2007|07:50pm]

noradarno
Don't forget we are having a BBQ this saturday!


also


We only began pre-orders yesterday, and we are recieving a steady stream of orders. Don't miss this chance to get your scarves!

we are also fetured on the manufacturers website www.ruffneckwear.com as a product sample!



We are beginning our pre-order of scarves today. We expect them to go fast, there is a lot of interest and we have already several confirmed pre-orders.

This scarf will only be a run of 200.

You can purchase the scarf at our website: www.deadendsocialclub.com in the merch section.


$30 DOLLARS SHIPPING INCLUDED WITHIN THE USA, INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PLEASE EMAIL INFO@DEADENDSOCIALCLUB.COM FOR SHIPPING COSTS.



THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. WE ARE OFFERING A PRE-ORDER AS ONLY 200 SCARVES WILL BE MADE, WE EXPECT THEM TO GO VERY FAST. APPROXIMATE SHIPPING DATE WILL BE EARLY OCTOBER.


Description: Two sided jacquard scarf, red and black, DESC on one side, TAKE IT BACK on the reverse. DESC logo and Crucified at each end. The money made from the scarf (limited edition of 200) will go towards the TAKE IT BACK FEST held in Seattle, WA in August of 2008.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own this scarf. You’ll regret it.


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[22 Aug 2007|05:45pm]

miss_upsetter






This is what I've been workin on for a few months now - Get Up Edina is now more interactive with its readers! Go check it out, go comment, and most of all, ENJOY!!!!!!
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[22 Aug 2007|02:49pm]

miss_upsetter
My items are ending in less than 6 hours!

Please take a look at my items - I'm a single girl living on my own and being forced to wait until mid september to start my new job! This cash is help feeding me and my puppy, and pay my bills! Not to mention, this stuff is pretty nice and from a smoke free home!



TUK creepers - these are old creepers that have barely been used - THEY'RE THE TUK'S THAT ARE MADE IN ENGLAND!!! I wear a women's 7.5, and these fit me fine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220140792037&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=012


Phyllis dillon shirt up for grabs - a misprint from when I used to sell these off my site. This is a very lightweight ladies shirt. I'm not making these anymore, so this is your last chance!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Phyllis-Dillon-Shirt-Skinhead-Reggae-Rude-Girl-Ska-Mod_W0QQitemZ220140795265QQihZ012QQcategoryZ63887QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


ULTRA RARE! Ladies Blue Gingham Ben Sherman! I bought this and barely wore it - too small for my bust. I did however, sew in some hook & eyes so you won't get any sort of puckering, and you'll avoid playing "peek-a-boob".

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ben-Sherman-Blue-Gingham-Top-Skinhead-Mod-Rude-Girl-60s_W0QQitemZ220140799735QQihZ012QQcategoryZ63868QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


This needs to be ironed, so sorry for the wrinkles! Awesome tonic skirt - fits better and is longer than Merc! I've had a merc skirt and this is much better quality! I never wore this out - this was in my sewing pile and I never got around
to it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-TONIC-skirt-Skinhead-Rude-Girl-Mod-60s-LIKE-MERC_W0QQitemZ220140802065QQihZ012QQcategoryZ63864QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



Lots of random cds - I keep finding all these damn cds that have been given to me over the years from bands, promoters, etc. Most of these have not been listened to,or have been lightly listened to...or they came to me without shrinkwrap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/HUGE-ska-2-tone-reggae-lot-Madness-Trojan-Inciters-oi_W0QQitemZ220140827485QQihZ012QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I also have a ton of other stuff including VINTAGE PATTERNS, NUTRISYSTEM, A VINTAGE LEATHER PURSE, CREEPERS, A DYLAN MCKAY PILLOW, (you know you want it) KANZASHI AND MORE!!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZmissupsetter
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INTERNATIONAL SKA CIRCUS, SEPT 8TH 2007 [21 Aug 2007|02:08pm]

rudejeff


SEPTEMBER 8TH – IN LESS THAN 3 WEEKS, OUR 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SKA CIRCUS WILL TAKE PLACE IN SUNNY LAS VEGAS FOR AN ALL DAY EVENT OF AWESOME SKA!

CHEAP HOTEL ROOMS AT 65$ A NIGHT (FRI & SAT. ONLY) PLUS GROOVY MUSIC DURING ALL DAY SATURDAY, WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?

CLICK ON THE FLYER ABOVE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

QUESTIONS? E-MAIL PBC.VEGAS@GMAIL.COM WITH YOUR QUESTION TODAY! (PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING CODE IN YOUR E-MAIL)

CODE: LJSKA

PROJECT BLUEBEAT CONNECTION, LAS VEGAS
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[17 Aug 2007|02:03pm]

miss_upsetter


CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE MY AUCTIONS!

I'm tightening my belt a few notches while I wait to start my new job, so I'm selling off more stuff on ebay at super duper low prices!!

* Nutrisystem stuff - interested in trying nutrisystem? I'm selling off a few snacks n stuff. My mom & nana have been doing this and has lost a ton of weight - seriously. The food is surprisingly good, too!

* ORIGINAL MADE IN ENGLAND TUK creepers! You cannot find these ANYWHERE anymore.

* Phyllis Dillon shirt - small little blip on this shirt - I used to sell these on my site.

* DYLAN MCKAY PILLOW! Totally awesome. Cuddle with the 90210 hunk at night. awwww....

* ULTRA RARE Women's BLUE GINGHAM ben sherman oxford! Stop wearing men's ben shermans already!

* Red tonic skirt!!! Better than merc!!

* Ultra awesome vintage aqua leather purse - closes by magnets! AMAZING!

* Green Tonic 60's Shell Jacket - so Jackie O.

* Kanzashi! Can't be a Geisha or Maiko? This'll get you close. Handmade in traditional tsumami fashion by yours truely!

* 10 vintage patterns - all in great condition!!

* 14 Ska & reggae cds! Trojan, 2Tone, Ska, Reggae, you name it!!
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[28 Jun 2007|11:19pm]

miss_upsetter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq7o0wH8ggo

I've been waiting to get this on video since november - and I finally got part of it today!! This is part of my interview with Doreen - mainly her describing her career as a singer.

I know the sound quality is bad, and I'm hoping to transcribe it very soon - i'm moving this weekend, so hopefully when I get a little time, I'll write it up and put it on Get Up Edina for ya'll.

PS - excuse all my "mm'hmm"'s. There's a lot more said later on in the interview!! She even bad mouths Kramer!!!!! If that isn't awesome, I don't know what is.
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Robustos June 22nd [09 Jun 2007|10:13pm]

flunky76
The Robustos will be playing a couple reunion shows in Atlanta on June 22nd and June 23rd. If you dont know about them, check them out on Myspace:

Robustos

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