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What time is it? SKAventure Time!!

(Adventure Time parodies of album covers from ska bands Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Sublime)

Now that I’ve partially recovered, had a day of work, and finally back at my own house, Riot Fest day 3 post! It was a really fantastic day to wrap up a wonderful weekend. Saw Hot Water Music, a bit of The Orwells, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Menzingers, The Flatliners (💜💜), Mad Caddies, and finished off the night eating cotton candy and watching Best Coast while the sun set. I gotta say, it really felt welcoming and accepting there, being around a bunch of other people who are into the same music, everyone just having fun at a big ol punk rock carnival. Tbh I’m pretty sad that it’s over, and I’m looking forward to next year!


If you are one of those ska elitists who yells at kids who are only just getting into ska and listening to Reel Big Fish then you honestly suck so much
You’re no better or worse than them because you listen to ‘traditional ska’ , all you’re doing is killing the ska scene which is kinda small enough already
You were young once, you didn’t come out of the womb with a pair of twotone suspenders and a flatcap. Give them a break and embrace young kids keeping the scene alive!

News: Riot Fest Announces 2nd Wave of 2017 Bands

Chicago’s Riot Fest which will take place on September 15-17, 2017 at Douglas Park have released another large list of additional artists for their second wave lineup announcement, highlights include At the Drive-In and Cap’n Jazz, Best Coast and Cockney Rejects.

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The Impression That I Get \m/ The Mighty Mighty Bostones 

Tagged by true frand@misshoneywheeler !

A song you like with a color on the title: Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello
A song you like with a number on the title: 3 Small Words - Josie & The Pussycats
A song that reminds you of summer time: Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (I feel like I should apologize for the obviousness but it’s true!)
A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget: So Much for the Afterglow- Everclear
A song that needs to be played LOUD: Someday I Suppose - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (really, ANY of their songs)
A song that makes you want to dance: Joy & Pain - Robb Base (I’m really old, don’t judge me)
A song to drive to: Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
A song about drugs or alcohol: Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
A song that makes you happy: I’ll Be You - The Replacements
A song that makes you sad: Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing - Magnetic Fields

I will tag @greengableslover, @alittlestardustcaught, @lydiia-martins, @cerseilanniser, @spazlady, @cacchieressa, @bedlamsbard, @weatherall, @ricewithfries, @lilydalexf, and anyone else who wants to do it!

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Rascal King

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get (1997)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are an American Ska / Punk / Rock band, that formed in Boston in 1983. They have had nine studio album over their career. They are still performing in 2016, the band having a 4 year break between 2003 - 2007.

The Impression That I Get is the lead single from their 1997 studio album Let’s Face It. It is the band’s most successful and popular song. It was released on 27th January, 1997. The album was released on 11th March, 1997.

Nice bouncy track to liven up your Sunday Reb!!!

Have you ever been close to tragedy
Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt a pain so powerful
So heavy you collapse?No?
Well I’ve never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if
I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high
You need a strength most don’t possess?
Or has it ever come down to do or die?
You’ve got to rise above the restNo?
Well I’ve never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
I’m not a coward I’ve just never been tested
I’d like to think that if I was I would pass
Look at the tested and think there but for the grace go I
Might be a coward
I’m afraid of what I might find out
Never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
Never had to but I’d better knock on wood
‘Cause I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I never had to but I’d better knock on wood
'Cause I’m sure it isn’t good
And Im glad I haven’t yet
That’s the impression that I get