A Long Time Ago In A Skalaxy Far Far Away

The Uptones and our friends the Freaky Executives played the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa way back in summer of 1986. In the audience, a young Tazy Phyllipz was experiencing live ska music for the 1st time. He told me this much later, when he interviewed me on his radio show, The Ska Parade. Tazy has been on an adventure in radio and concert promotion for decades, popularizing ska and ska-related music and bands far and wide. I thought this was a good time to post here at ska4u so all you ska cats and doggies can check out his show. It’s always a great listen. You can download the free app at Apple App Store or Google Play, and listen live to new episodes every Sun. 8p-10p PST (w/ a rebroadcast the following Wed. 2p-4p PST) via www.DirtyRadio.fm

Buster Doggie likes it too, and he says “Two Paws Up, Way Up!!”
Many Skanks, Tazy, for all you do for the ska scene and for music in general! Oh and cats. Definitely also cats. Cheers and ska 4evar

About Eric Din

Eric makes songs, records, web content, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, guitar instructor, Eric blogs at ericdin.com and he's just completed his 1st solo record, Peace and Love and Rock and Roll


Tazy Philips’ Ska Parade has been promoting and championing ska music and ska bands for two (count ’em!) two whole decades. This ska doggie will be there, celebrating with Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Uptones, Knock-Out, Gogo 13, Monkey, The Impalers, The Skank Agents and more. This event takes place on the Kevin Says Stage @ the Vans Warped Tour in California. Tickets and venue info here. Big poster file here so u can print for yr wall. Buster sez don’t miss!