The rude pressures - ska city / last resort


"Formed in Nagoya in 1990, this 10 piece band's pure love of Jamaican music comes through in every note they play. Their sound is the essence of cool original ska, rough & tough, dropping heavy on your head. Since their first release, they have followed-up with other releases at a furious pace, picking up many fans along the way. They have appeared with Rico Rodriguez at Fuji Rock Festival in 2006, wowing the crowds with their powerful performance of ska & rocksteady." - from official website Read more on . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

I would not presume to tell someone who is convinced they are making a meaningful contribution to the world that, really, they are not. But what about those people who are themselves convinced their jobs are meaningless? Not long ago I got back in touch with a school friend who I hadn’t seen since I was 12. I was amazed to discover that in the interim, he had become first a poet, then the front man in an indie rock band. I’d heard some of his songs on the radio having no idea the singer was someone I actually knew. He was obviously brilliant, innovative, and his work had unquestionably brightened and improved the lives of people all over the world. Yet, after a couple of unsuccessful albums, he’d lost his contract, and plagued with debts and a newborn daughter, ended up, as he put it, “taking the default choice of so many directionless folk: law school.” Now he’s a corporate lawyer working in a prominent New York firm. He was the first to admit that his job was utterly meaningless, contributed nothing to the world, and, in his own estimation, should not really exist.

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…to rock conventions meant that reggae became a new tool for rock musicians, whether established stars such as Clapton and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards or young punks like the Clash, and played a significant role (via New York City’s Jamaican sound-system deejays) in the emergence of hip-hop.

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