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Fox 13’s Dan Evans does ska, punk and ... classical?

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City Weekly is asking locals what’s playing on their iPods and assorted digital toys'brand-new tunes, classic favorites, etc.'right now, and why. This week, Fox 13 Good Day Utah anchor Dan Evans reveals his inner skanker: “I just listen to what I like, and what reminds me of the good old responsibility-free days, mostly punk and reggae/ska. If you’re looking for hip, I’m not it.”

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The Specials, “Ghost Town”

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(1981, TheSpecials.com)

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“It’s timely. All Hallow’s Eve is near. It’s a spooky song that scares my kids. Not that I like scaring, and thus scarring, my kids, but sometimes it’s funny. Kinda.”

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “The Impression That I Get”

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(1997, Taang.com)

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“The cool track on the Let’s Face It album right before it starts getting angry. I don’t want to get angry and mosh in public, so I stop there. By the way, mosh pits are not about anger.”

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The Aquabats, “Phantasma Del Mar”

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(1997, TheAquabats.com)

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“A super ska tune that doesn’t get bogged down with lame lyrics. Plus, I’m not trying to namedrop or anything but yes, I’ve got a buddy in the band'not the one with the fashionable mustache.”

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Save Ferris, “What You See is What You Get”

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(1999, EpicRecords.com)

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“She sings from a woman’s perspective, and sometimes I need to hear that.”

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Atherton, “California”

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(2003, AthertonMusic.com)

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“Frankly, I like the place, so I like the song. If they sang about Utah, I’d listen to that on my trips to SoCal.”

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Tristan Prettyman, “Love Love Love”

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(2005, TristanPrettyman.com)

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“She sang this song that slams the media when she came into the studio last month. It says, ‘You know the media’s getting really good at lying/ And this time around I’m not buying.’ No, she’s not buying'she came onto our media outlet to sell CDs, I assume. Ironic.”

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Edvard Grieg, “Morgenstimmung”

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(1888, SonyBMGMasterworks.com)

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“Love the whole thing, but this track really mellows me out after a long day talking about negative things in the news.”

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Chopin, “Etudes” (All of Them)

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(1829-36, ChopinMusic.net)

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“You almost forget they’re playing. They just keep going. My aunt just sent me a copy of local child prodigy Josh Wright playing these. He’s a phenom. I envy his talent.”

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The Descendents, “Get the Time”

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(1988, DescendentsOnline.com)

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“I’m not into the anger of Black Flag anymore, but I still dig punk. The Descendents were my late-’80s antidote to Boy George, Flock of Seagulls and Duran Duran. I’m listening again to relive my glory days of irresponsibility.”

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Steel Pulse, “Don’t Be Afraid”

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(1985, Steel-Pulse.com)

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“I’ve been listening to Bob Marley for 20 years. I got burned out and went back to some other killer reggae bands, like this one. This song feels so good to belt out in falsetto at the top of my lungs with my car windows open … maybe you can’t relate.”

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