Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Crushes of the Week: mid-90's ska chicks

This week's Crushes are mid-90's ska chicks. In my neverending task of uploading music to my iPod, I was recently reminded of a musical trend that I used to be into during my college years: female-fronted ska groups.

Above are the women of No Doubt (Gwen Stefani), Dance Hall Crashers (Elyse Rogers and Karina Denike), and Save Ferris (Monique Powell). And although not the band's singer, I also had a thing for Five Iron Frenzy saxophonist Leanor Ortega (hard to find a good-sized pic of her).


jasdye said...

Jeff "the girl" Ortega is a cutie, isn't she? i think i can say that w/o retribution from my g/f. and she also sang that great 8 second song, "When I Go Out." so maybe that counts for something.

Law Fairy said...

I would totally do a threesome with Gwen and Gavin.

spydrz said...

What about the Columbian singer "Skakira?"

Micah said...

jasdye - Definitely a cutie. I think it's a) the musical talent coupled with b) being female in a male-dominated genre. And she's a cutie.

law fairy - Who wouldn't you have a threesome with (aside from Tom Petty and Biz Markie)?

spydrz - Good one. Reminds me of that time back in college when we were brainstorming fictional ska band names ("Frank Skanatra") and Shamrock came up with the gem "Def Leppard Ska".

I just thought of a good one: "Ska-bby Flay"

Law Fairy said...

Ouch, Micah. I think you just called me a slut.

Micah said...

It's all in good fun, babe. You went to law school. Of course you're chaste.