A Catch 22 is also a situation where the desired result is impossible because of conflicting requirements. An example would be a company that requires you to have a "Customer ID" before you are allowed to order, but will only give you such an ID after you place an order.

The term comes from the title of a novel named Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

I am being motivated to node this for the sole reason that Keasbey Nights has been misspelled twice already.

Catch 22 is a New Jersey third wave ska band which has, for some time, been a staple of the scene. Their songs are nearly all extremely high energy, with inventive horn parts and extremely fast singing.

update: Well, I gotta say. It's been some time since I listened to ska now, and some time since I wrote this. I'm gonna go ahead and say, be it from nostalgia or genuine critical admiration, that Keasbey Nights is still a heckuvan album, and I'm not ashamed, neither.

Catch 22 is:
Thomas Kalnoky/Jeff Davidson* - Vocals
Pat Calpin - Guitar
Ryan Eldred (he's my favorite!) - Sax/Vox
Chris Greer - Drums
Kevin Gunther - Trumpet/Vox
Pat Kays - bass
Ian McKenzie - Trombone

* - Thomas started out singing for the band on their seminal first album, Keasbey Nights, after their demo, Rules of the Game, sold 2,000 copies. (discography below). However, while they were immediately succesful, Kalnoky decided that he wanted to go back to school, and thus left the band. He was replaced by Jeff in time for their EP, Washed Up! He later released with them a second full album, Alone in a Crowd. However, as of 3/12/01, Davidson also has left the band. A replacement has not yet been found.

Rules of the Game

Keasbey Nights (1998)

  1. Dear Sergio
  2. Sick and Sad
  3. Keasbey Nights
  4. Day in Day Out
  5. Walking Away
  6. Giving Up Giving In
  7. On & On & On
  8. Riding the Fourth Wave
  9. This One Goes Out to...
  10. Supernothing
  11. 9mm and a Three Piece Suit
  12. Kristina She Don't Know I Exist
  13. As the Footsteps Die Out Forever
  14. 12341234

Washed Up EP (1999)

  1. Leaving
  2. Hard to Impress
  3. American Pie
  4. The Death of My Blood is Your Indulgence

Alone in a Crowd (2000)
Point the Blame
Sounds Good But I Don't Know
It Takes Some Time
What Goes Around Comes Around
Arm to Arm
Guilty Pleasures
Bloomfield Ave.
Hard to Impress (again)
San Francisco Payphone
Wreck of the Sloop John B
Neverending Story
Thinking About Things
Alone in a Crowd

On November 4, 2003, they released Dinosaur Sounds. I don't know nothin' about it.

Get Keasbey Nights. It's excellent.

Incidentally, Catch 22 the band has no hyphen. Catch-22 the book does.

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