In the mail today, I received the first copy of my new paperback book The Duff Guide to 2 Tone --and am thrilled to announce that it is now...
Steve from Moon--who am I?
For most of the 1990s, I was the promotions, marketing, production guy for Moon Records (RIP). It was one of the best jobs I ever had. Seriously, I miss it badly. During 1999/2000, I ran 7 Wonders of the World Music, the first digital download-only ska label (that was too ahead of the curve for its own good; RIP).
I filmed and edited this Toasters video for $2,500 and it made its debut on MTV's 120 Minutes.
I also put together these compilations for Moon: the first three Skarmageddons; Ska United: A Global Ska Sampler; Skank Down Under; This Are Moon Ska I, II, and III; and Moonshot!
Here's an old interview with Adam Coozer from Read Magazine that covers my days at Moon and 7 Wonders.
Duff means worthless.
I'm blogging from Gotham City, USA.
If you have a ska or reggae release that you'd like me to consider reviewing, please send an e-mail to Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should know that we I am old school and prefer music in tangible formats (plus I might use your music when I DJ ska events). I'd also appreciate any news or tips you may have about bands.
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The Duff Guide to Ska--we really care about ska music, man.