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Wisdom from The Reverend Scott McCafferty

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  Always assumed that broadcast television was something that happened in the past, like smoking on airplanes or typhoid.  It was something your parents did in between having unprotected sex.  I personally stopped watching television after they cancelled Chorlton and … Continue reading

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The Nekronomiska

Most people thinks it takes three minutes to write a ska song. That’s what I used to think. After all, that’s how long it takes to listen to one. A common misconception. It’s actually a much more mysterious and arcane … Continue reading

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Probably Get Fooled Again

I have returned from a small hiatus, which as you probably know is Latin for bender.  I had heard that alcohol is a solution which it is, chemically speaking, so I thought why not give it a try.  I finally … Continue reading

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Reggatta de Mort Ecossais

Shocking news everyone.  Apparently if Scotland votes for independence in 2014 then not only will Scotland not be able to use the pound, but Bombskare will no longer be able to use the designation ‘Ska’ to describe our music.  We … Continue reading

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Through A Glass, Skankly

Well it’s with great sadness that I am announcing my retirement as the band’s spiritual father and chaplain, and while I realise that it’s highly irregular for me to be retiring like this, the first Bombskare skank guitarist in over … Continue reading

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Two Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Five Days Before

Good news. The voices are back. The bad news is that once again I have been passed over for an MBE.  Can you believe it?  You know what, fuck this; I’m off to join some other empire.  I wonder what … Continue reading

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A Modest Fucking Proposal

Matt helps Colin reconcile his need to smoke and practice People often ask me, ‘have you ever killed anyone?’  That’s classified of course, but I will say this, my Obergruppenführer said I was the bravest man in his battalion.  Which … Continue reading

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A Terrible Mind Is A Good Thing To Waste

Am I the only person in the world that gets sexually aroused during the Trooping of the Colour?  It can’t just be me.  There’s just something about a large group of men all dressed the same and moving around in … Continue reading

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Call Us Legion For We Are Many

It has been brought to my attention that there are some people reading this blog who are under the age of thirty five, so I’ll keep the references to masturbation to an absolute minimum, unless it’s sexy. We don’t want … Continue reading

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Skapocalypse Now

They say you can tell if you are a bad person by how much time passed from the towers falling on September 11th to the next time you masturbated.  Good people waited at least a few days.  In Louie CK’s … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If You’re A Viking, Get Your Axe Out Of My Fucking Dartboard

Just discovered that I’m old. I’ve always shouted at the TV but I have never thrown pasta at it before. That’s what old people do. Crazy old people. But what else can we do? If God didn’t want us to … Continue reading

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How To Save The World

A wiser man than me once said that in the kingdom of the blind drunk, the half cut man is King. Oh wait, that was me. Wow, I am a wise guy. I am also a deeply religious person, a … Continue reading

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Don’t Cross The Streams

I have a question. Am I evil? Has my mother been right all these years? For the last two decades I have written to Axl Rose every Halloween asking, nay, begging him for a square go. Just me and him … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds

First off let me sort out some rumours that have been floating about. No, Joe and I are not leaving the band to form our own side project called Combskare. That’s just daft. Obviously it just makes sense to stay … Continue reading

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Calm Like A Bombskare

  There’s only two things in this world that I love, everything and everyone. Which is why it upsets me so much to see our English neighbours set themselves on fire. I blame Milton Friedman. It’s very disappointing and unlike … Continue reading

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The Gospel According To Bombskare

Would you like to know the secret of our awesome success? Dress every day like you are going to be stabbed to death in your clothes. Like my father said ‘if you try, then try to win’, and he should … Continue reading

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You Will Know Us By The Trail of Empties

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are like me, then congratulations, you too are in a nine piece ska band that is permanently drunk yet somehow manages to be everywhere at once, kicking ass left and right with world class Kung … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Geography

I’ve made a huge mistake. Voting, unlike driving, is perfectly legal drunk. It turns out that SNP doesn’t stand for Ska National Party at all, it stands for Scottish National Party, with a C. It has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Permanent Ska Forever

Just a short post to address something we’ve been asked. We get asked if we’re playing certain gigs and festivals all the time, but the one gig we have been asked about most often and most recently is the Royal … Continue reading

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Non Census

Is it true? I’ve just heard. Mark Twain’s dead. Hopefully it’s an exaggeration. Well it’s census time again and although it takes a while for the results to come in we can reasonably predict a few things. First we strongly … Continue reading

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Kung Hei Fat Choi

Time to get our heads back in the game as they say. I’m sure you’ll agree that 2010, as predicted, was a load of shite. Call that a year. It made 1666 look like 1870 for christs sake! Economic collapse … Continue reading

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How Scotland Created Ska

> Made it back from Aberdeen. Just. If there hadn’t been that break in the snow, we would have been fucked like those poor bastards on the M8 yesterday. Anyway… After several years of his constant bragging and boasting, I’ve … Continue reading

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The B Team: There Is No Plan A

> Have you ever wondered why haemorrhoids are called haemorrhoids and asteroids are called asteroids? Surely it should be the other way round. I demand an inquiry. And speaking of annoying pains in the ass I have two grievances today, … Continue reading

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Sunny With A Chance Of Lager

> You may not believe this but last month I almost forgot about the Toots and the Maytals gig which we were playing at, I mean, when was the last time we had a gig on a Tuesday night? Fortunately … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

> I’ve been reading that the newspaper industry is dying a death because of the Internet, but I disagree. You can’t wrap a fish supper in a blog. Trust me, it’s a mess. Besides there’s nothing better than an old … Continue reading

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