Westbound Train has been-done-already played Ska’s The Limit

Posted on May 25th, 2009 by JJ Loy

Oh, am I ever late in posting these links… It’s been two weeks since Westbound Train came thru St. Louis, and here’s the result:

Westbound Train live on Ska’s The Limit – 88.1 KDHX – St. Louis

Comments (0) May 25 2009

Westbound Train to be on Ska’s The Limit

Posted on May 7th, 2009 by JJ Loy

Westbound Train has been one of my favorite Ska/Reggae bands for a long time… and I have high hopes for their new album Come and Get It on HellCat records.   As many of you already know, Westbound has already started a massive tour to support Come and Get It- which will bring them to St. Louis on Mon, May 11… and more specifically to the Firebird at 7:30.

I am proud to announce that right before they head to the venue that night, the Westbound Boys will be swinging by KDHX studios for a little Live-in-Session action.  This performance will be aired the following Sat night, on my show, Ska’s The Limit.

I’ll be putting up links to the show and the session as soon as they air- so stay tuned.  And maybe I’ll se you at the Firebird for what promises to be a killer show.

Comments (1) May 07 2009

More News From Ska Blah Blah

Posted on August 13th, 2008 by JJ Loy

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve address you all-  I didn’t mean to stay away so long, but at every turn something new required my attention.  My weeks were filled with hospital visits, computer upgrades, and two trips across America’s West.  Forgive me, valued readers I thought about you the whole time.

I’ve also been running around with my head cut off preparing for my new gig as the host of The Ska’s the Limit.  My local community radio station, 88.1 KDHX St. Louis has picked yours truely to run STL, the world’s longest running ska radio show.

It’s truely an honor- I’ve been a fan of the show since high school, and I used to tape it when I was too broke for cds. Paul Stark, the show’s host for the past 15 years, has been more than suportive in getting Ska Blah Blah attention and in helping me land the position as his replacement.

I don’t know exactly how this will affect Ska Blah Blah- community radio comes with a hefty set of rules, and I’ll have to keep Ska Blah Blah and Ska’s The Limit very separate entities.  But I have every intention of running this blog and maintaining it’s focus, bring you the best ska and reggae links on the web.

If you have liked my interviews, on Ska Blah Blah; you can count on more to follow on the new show.  I hope to get as many bands into the studio as possible.  You hear me, bands?

In addition to jjloy@skablahblah.com I can also be reached at skasthelimit@kdhx.org

Previous posts and archives of the last two weeks are available here.

Ska’s the Limit airs this Saturday night/Sunday Morning, Aug 17 at 2 AM Central Time, in the St. Louis area.  Not in the St. Louis area?  Listen live online here.

Comments (0) Aug 13 2008

Ska Blah Blah on KDHX

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by JJ Loy

Paul Stark over at Ska’s The Limit, St. Louis’ only Ska radio show, has invited me to be a guest selector on this Friday’s episode.  He’s replayed the entire first series of Ska Blah Blah, in the past, and I’m sure we’ll talk a bit about the podcast- however, I’ve got a ton of good music that I want to play and two hours to fit it all in.  This is huge honor as I’ve been a fan of the show for years- and it is, in fact, the longest running ska radio show in existence.

If you happen to be around the internet on Fri 8-10 PM (Central Time) I encourage you to stream KDHX 88.1 live.  An archive stream should stary up for a week or two, if you can’t catch it live.

Comments (1) Jul 16 2008

Dub Online: The Drastics In STL

Posted on June 5th, 2008 by JJ Loy

The Drastics have posted a live cut of Prophet Song on their MySpace. Recorded by Ron from Green Room Rockers during their last trip to St. Louis, a few weeks ago. I was five feet from the band during this recording- what a great show.

Also, Anthony from The Drastics recently spun an all dub set for the podcast Echo Beach. It features The Drastics, Deals Gone Bad and Victor Rice- as well as Dub legends, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and King Stitt.

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Comments (2) Jun 05 2008