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AllIn All It's Not So Bad
01-26-2010, 07:40 PM
Really. I've never been able to figure out why this genre lifts people's mood.

So if anybody has the answer please explain why ska is so uplifting.

Little_Miss_1565
01-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Syncopated stuff in bright happy major keys.

Smash punker
01-27-2010, 01:39 AM
Ska Ska Ska....Jamaican Ska :D;)

Oxygene
01-27-2010, 01:53 AM
I love ska :)

Llamas
01-27-2010, 04:08 AM
Really? Always seemed pretty obvious to me. It's fast, it's almost always in major keys, it's got a lot of pizazz with the horns... plus the whole fact that the "ands" of the beats are stressed generally gives people the feeling of lift.

Unfortunately, 90% of ska is trash. Very few bands end up pulling off something that isn't generic and boring.

Little_Miss_1565
01-27-2010, 08:06 AM
Really? Always seemed pretty obvious to me. It's fast, it's almost always in major keys, it's got a lot of pizazz with the horns... plus the whole fact that the "ands" of the beats are stressed generally gives people the feeling of lift.


Syncopated stuff in bright happy major keys.

So do you mean to say that when you accent things that are not usually accented in a measure, like the upbeats, and play it in a major key that it makes people feel happy?

nieh
01-27-2010, 08:56 AM
It's uplifing because it's upbeat.

jacknife737
01-27-2010, 09:05 AM
Even ska band's names always make me smile, especially the one's that are really bad puns.

I've always secretly wanted to start a band called the skashank redemption.

Edit: upon a quick google search, my hopes have been dashed, it already exists.

Little_Miss_1565
01-27-2010, 09:41 AM
I'm pretty sure ska related puns are sort of lilke Rule 34. Call it rule 35? If you can drop "ska" into the name of something, there is a ska band that exists under that name. See also: Skalostomy Bag, Skalapenos, Skaskank Redemption, Flux Skapacitors, Skancentration Camp

Llamas
01-27-2010, 02:11 PM
So do you mean to say that when you accent things that are not usually accented in a measure, like the upbeats, and play it in a major key that it makes people feel happy?

Erm, so so sorry I didn't read your post. ;) But I had more to say beyond what had apparently already been said, anyway, so whatevsss

Lizardus
01-27-2010, 02:21 PM
I'm pretty sure ska related puns are sort of lilke Rule 34. Call it rule 35? If you can drop "ska" into the name of something, there is a ska band that exists under that name. See also: Skalostomy Bag, Skalapenos, Skaskank Redemption, Flux Skapacitors, Skancentration Camp

A skank on the corner.

chicapowerpunk
01-27-2010, 03:58 PM
Really. I've never been able to figure out why this genre lifts people's mood.

So if anybody has the answer please explain why ska is so uplifting.


Is logic,ska may make you happy!!!!!energy out!!!!!you let it out all:);)

wheelchairman
01-27-2010, 04:55 PM
I would really appreciate a band named 'Beam Me Up, Ska-ti'

JohnnyNemesis
01-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Sarah, forgetting to list Skatalites was a glaring omission. BEGONE FROM MY LIFE, WOMAN!

On the subject of ska and uplifting lyrics, I should mention Treephort's classic "Eat Blazing Electric Death Bitch":

Eat Blazing Electric death bitch, eat blazing electric death
As I stand up and watch you die, keeping all my hopes alive.
Like Dmitri Shostakovich, when they forced him to the gulag.
He just kept composing, anti-Stalin songs.

And I know, why you won't go out with me, cause I'm a white honky
And I got no skills on the microphone and turntables, but please.
Don't make fun of my karate uniform, my karate uniform.
Cobra Kai, do or die! John Kreese is my air supply

You! Stupid Nazi slut ho bag. You stole my Braves bookbag
Containing my graphing calculator...MY graphing calculator
Now you must, prepare to die, as our two worlds collide.
I'm failing math, I'm failing math, I'm failing algebra

I'm failing math because of you!
I'm failing math because of you!
I'm failing math because of you!
I'm failing math because of you!
I'm failing math because of you!
I'm failing math, because of you!
Eat electric death, eat electric death.
Eat electric death...you BITCH!

If anyone wants the mp3, I'll share it. It's a bonafide masterpiece, but maybe not as good as their all-time classic "Why Do Fat Kids Like Metallica?"

Homer
01-27-2010, 07:26 PM
It's probably uplifting because it just knows how to pick you up after a bad day.

It just knows how to pick it up; pick it up; pick it up.

7Seconds
01-27-2010, 07:49 PM
Ska is like happy beams of sunshine that beam down on you when your feelin' blue.

mrconeman
01-27-2010, 08:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do0iB79mgBk

Thats why.