Thursday, July 29, 2010

The One and Only Hoi Polloi Ska Almanac

Hoi Polloi's always essential ska almanac--updated monthly (which has be a fair amount of work to do, since John isn't simply regurgitating the same old ska factoids from year to year; he's combing through his extensive archive, which has a focus on printed ska-related materials, to keep the public informed)--is worth a regular visit (go there now). For instance, I always forget that Laurel "The Godfather of Ska" Aitken, one of my all time favorite ska performers, passed away on July 17 in 2005. Plus, it was a blast to see one of the old Moon Skazettes that I used to put together displayed with the June entries...

This is an amazing resource for anyone who's into ska.

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