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“The 35th Anniversary” (Video Commentary Track 8 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“The 35th Anniversary” is the eighth video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album.

In this clip, I discuss the milestone of releasing my 21st birthday concert at Ratso’s in Chicago from August 29, 1977 exactly 35 years later to the day. I also share the difference in my perspective from then to now.

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/

Commentary performed by Skafish

Engineered by John Carpenter at Thunderclap Recording, Hammond, Indiana

Filmed and Edited by Guy Rhodes

Special Thanks: Scott Cameron, Glinda Harrison, and to the band: Larry Mazalan, Karen Winner, David Prochazka, Greg Sarchet, and Larry Mysliwiec.

Enjoy! — Skafish

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“Set 2: Tracks 6-10” (Video Commentary Track 7 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“Set 2: Tracks 6-10” is the seventh video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album.

In this clip, I discuss the musical, conceptual, and lyrical components of tracks 6-10 of the second set from my 21st birthday concert at Ratso’s in Chicago on August 29, 1977. I also talk about the personal, emotionally-driven and often cathartic aspects of why I wrote each of these pieces, and the contributions of my incredible band.

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/

Commentary performed by Skafish.

Engineered by John Carpenter at Thunderclap Recording, Hammond, Indiana.

Filmed and Edited by Guy Rhodes.

Special Thanks: Scott Cameron, Glinda Harrison, and to the band: Larry Mazalan, Karen Winner, David Prochazka, Greg Sarchet, and Larry Mysliwiec

I hope you enjoy the story — Skafish

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“Set 2: Tracks 1-5” (Video Commentary Track 6 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“Set 2: Tracks 1-5” is the sixth video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album.

In this clip, I discuss the musical, conceptual, and lyrical components of the first 5 tracks of the second set from my 21st birthday concert at Ratso’s in Chicago on August 29, 1977. I also talk about the personal, emotionally-driven and often painful aspects of why I wrote each of these pieces, and the contributions of my incredible band.

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/

The commentary was performed at Thunderclap Recording, Hammond, Indiana, and engineered by John Carpenter. The piece was filmed and edited by Guy Rhodes.

Special Thanks: Scott Cameron, Glinda Harrison, and to the band: Larry Mazalan, Karen Winner, David Prochazka, Greg Sarchet, and Larry Mysliwiec

I hope you enjoy the unfolding story of the bootleg and the revolutionary spirit of its message,

Skafish

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“Set 1: Tracks 7-11” (Video Commentary Track 5 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“Set 1: Tracks 7-11” is the fifth video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the new Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album.

In this clip, I talk about the musical, conceptual, and lyrical components of tracks seven through eleven from my bootleg album, which were recorded at my 21st birthday concert at Ratso’s in Chicago on August 29, 1977. I also share the personal and emotionally-driven aspects of why I wrote each of these pieces, and the amazing contributions of my band members.

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/

The piece was filmed and edited by Guy Rhodes.

Special Thanks: Scott Cameron, Glinda Harrison, and to the band: Larry Mazalan, Karen Winner, David Prochazka, Greg Sarchet, and Larry Mysliwiec

I hope you enjoy the story — Skafish

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Skafish on “Flying Around the Sun”

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I made my second appearance as a guest on WJOB radio’s “Flying Around the Sun” on September 6, 2012 in Hammond Indiana, where I was interviewed by show hosts Mark Mybeck and Phil Rapchak.

On the show, I discussed the recent release of BOOTLEG 21-35, the first-ever live Skafish album, which was recorded August 29, 1977 at my 21st birthday party performance in Chicago at Ratso’s. In addition to premiering tracks from the bootleg. I enjoyed giving away free digital copies of the album to those who called in by phone. For more info on the bootleg and purchasing options, visit www.skafishbootleg.com.

Among other topics, I talked about the history of my band and being a bandleader, my pioneering days in Chicago as the city’s punk/new wave/alternative and indie Godfather, and my role as a co-creator of these art forms internationally. I also discussed my relationship with IRS Records chief Miles Copeland.

The interview was streamed live and captured on film by Guy Rhodes.

 

Special Thanks: Glinda Harrison, and to the band: Larry Mazalan, Karen Winner, David Prochazka, Greg Sarchet, and Larry Mysliwiec

Enjoy the moment and share this with everyone who loves music outside the box!

Skafish

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BOOTLEG 21-35 Giveaway Contest

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UPDATE, Friday 9-7-12, 3:26 PM US Central Time: The website went down part of the time and wasn’t able to process the comments  from last night for the bootleg giveaway contest. So sorry, but there will be another contest. Stay tuned!

Tonight I am going to be a guest on WJOB radio’s “Flying Around the Sun” from 9pm through 11pm US Central Time. To listen online, go to http://www.wjob1230.com/. You can call in by phone at 219-845-1100.

I am going to be having a giveaway contest on the show. Random callers will win a collectible download card with the image of the album cover, and a unique code to be able to download the entire album (over 2 hours and 13 minutes long) from CDBaby for free.

Also, I will be giving out a special secret code during the show. Leave a comment on this post with that code, and you will be entered into an additional giveaway where 10 lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win the collectible download card.

Keep in mind that even though you’ve posted a comment, it won’t appear till I’ve approved them after the show.

Have fun and best of luck to all!
Skafish

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“Set 1: Tracks 1-6” (Video Commentary Track 4 from BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“Set 1: Tracks 1-6” is the fourth video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the new Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album. In this clip, I discuss the musical, conceptual, and lyrical components of the first 6 tracks from my bootleg album, which were recorded at my 21st birthday concert at Ratso’s in Chicago on August 29, 1977.

I also talk about the personal and emotionally-driven aspects of why I wrote these pieces, and each band member’s performance contributions. Plus, there are some never-before-seen photos!

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/

Please share and spread the word!

Skafish

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Skafish on WJOB radio this Thursday/BOOTLEG Giveaway!

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I am thrilled to let you know that I will be a guest on WJOB radio’s “Flying Around the Sun,” this Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 9 PM through 11 PM United States Central Time. On the show, hosts Mark Mybeck and Phil Rapchak will talk with me about the brand new Skafish release “BOOTLEG 21-35,” play tracks from the album, discuss both the backstory of this legendary record and my future plans, and take your phone calls. As you may already know, this bootleg was recorded 35 years ago at my 21st birthday concert in Chicago at Ratso’s. The album was digitally released August 29, 2012.

I am so excited about the bootleg release, that we’re having a giveaway that night on the show. Tune in for a chance to win a free download of the album (which is over 2 hours and 13 minutes long) from CDbaby.com.

Listen online at http://www.wjob1230.com/, call in with your questions or comments at 219-845-1100, or if you’re in the Chicago area and you want to listen on the radio, tune in to 1230 on your AM dial.

This should be a lot of fun!
Skafish

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“In the Hospital” (Video Commentary Track 3 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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“In the Hospital” is the third video in a series of nine clips (including the complete version), which tell the story of the new Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever official live Skafish album. In this clip, I discuss injuring my knee in a dancing accident, the immediate surgery I needed to have, my hospital stay and the two songs I wrote while being there.

If you want to be notified first when each of the remaining clips will be posted over the next several days, subscribe to my You Tube channel by clicking here.

As you may already know, the digital release of the bootleg is available for download. Just go to http://www.skafishbootleg.com/ where you will find a link to listen to the entire album (complete tracks), read the lyrics, watch the commentary videos from the project and other Skafish videos, and choose your buying options. I was able to get the bootleg priced as low as $6.99 for the entire album (which is over 2 hours and 13 minutes long) on iTunes, CDbaby, and Facebook. It’s great to know that the bootleg is able to be shared with all of you thirty-five years from the day of the original concert.

I hope you enjoy this video and the bootleg! Please spread the word,
Skafish

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Finally, BOOTLEG 21-35 is available!

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Today, 35 years from the day of the original concert, the first ever live Skafish concert is now available digitally. There are many exciting things that I wish to share with you about the project, so here we go:

First, you can find everything you need regarding the bootleg at the website http://www.skafishbootleg.com/ In the spirit of a DYI fanzine, Glinda Harrison and I launched the site today, because I wanted all of you to have a place to go for all things BOOTLEG 21-35. As time goes on, the website will be expanding.

For now, here’s what you’ll find there:

A link to listen to the entire album (complete tracks)

Read all of the lyrics, and discover the band personnel for each track

Watch the commentary videos from the project along with other Skafish videos

Choose your buying options from iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, and Facebook

Regarding pricing, I know how hard it can be for any of us out there, so I set it up for you to be able to download the entire bootleg, which is over 2 hours and 13 minutes long, for $6.99 from iTunes, CDBaby.com, and Facebook. Individual downloads are selling on those sites for .69 cents per track. This way, the double-length digital album should be affordable to anyone who wishes to own it.

FYI, Amazon.com sets their own prices, and at this point, they are selling the entire album for $8.99, which is still reasonable for a double-length digital recording. At the bottom of the Amazon page, there is a link whereby you can let them know about the bootleg being sold elsewhere for a lower price. Feel free to report that to Amazon.

Feel free to subscribe to my You Tube channel by clicking here. That way, you will be notified first of all new Skafish video releases.

Also, join my mailing list by clicking here, so you will receive any and all the news first regarding Skafish.

From the original concert the day I turned 21, to the utter surprise of receiving a copy of the tapes in late 2008, to getting all of the technical stuff in order, I am thrilled to be able to share such a milestone, not only of my personal experience, but of the groundbreaking, limits-shattering, and innovative art my band and I brought into cultural consciousness. It was a time then, and it still stands the test of time here and now!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with me!

Skafish

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