Yesterday my eldest and I got to talking about music. I mentioned Travis.
Him : Something about 17.
Me: Bad lyric singing – Is it because I lied when I was 17
Him (when he’d taken his fingers out of his ears) : That was on the radio when we drove in Salisbury before moving up here.
WOW. The lad has a great memory.
Then we got into Bob Marley/Reggae/Ska.
Him : Mother! You like Marley? The Specials? Madness?
Me : Two Tone, son. Two Tone.
The farther/further I run away from the NEO-mainstream BS, the more Madness I embrace.
“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.”
Ska came after punk and before the New Romantics in my life :o)