By Chris Skinner via

I grew up in an era of Ska music with the Specials, Madness and The Selector being regulars on the University circuit. One song that brought back memories of this era played on the radio the other day: Ghost Town.

The main line repeated throughout the song is “this town … is coming like a ghost town.”  It’s a song that really stood out at the time and I can recommend you read the end of this blog for more background.

It’s strange because I’m feeling like we are going through this moment again.  With most of the music, travel, photo, book, general stores and more closing down, it’s a fairly weird time we are going through.  This occurred to me the other day when I saw a report on Business Insider of mall closures in America.

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