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Skafish to Appear in Sid and Nancy Documentary, Sad Vacation

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Skafish to Appear in Sid and Nancy Documentary, Sad Vacation

A while back, I had mentioned on Facebook that I was interviewed for an up and coming documentary film about Sid and Nancy.

On my blog, I had already written about Sid Vicious’ last public event, a violent brawl that he caused at my concert at Hurrah’s in New York on December 5th, 1978. This is something that has been constantly portrayed in the press and in other movies inaccurately. Nobody has gotten this right and before this film, no one ever even bothered to ask me what happened. So, it’s nice to finally be asked to set the record straight about the actual events of that night.

I heard today from the filmmaker that the documentary, titled Sad Vacation, is nearing completion. That is exciting news, because this film has been in the works for several years.

Not only was I interviewed for the documentary, but my song, Knuckle Sandwich (1975-76), will also be included. The track is a live 1977 recording from my 21st birthday party in Chicago and currently featured on the Skafish album Bootleg 21-35.

I am listed on IMDB as being in the film and also as one of the Producers.

The filmmaker, Danny Garcia, from Spain, has also done some fantastic documentaries about Johnny Thunders and the Clash, among other things.

They still need a little help reaching their funding goal to complete the documentary, and if you’re interested in supporting the project, you can visit their Indiegogo page. Check out the trailer for the film and the incredible rewards being offered.

I am quite excited about this project and I will certainly keep you posted with more details to follow.

Skafish


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First Album News

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Over the years, people have asked me repeatedly why the first Skafish album wasn’t available. It has even gone to the point that I have received negative online reviews for other records I’ve released, simply because those records were NOT the first Skafish album. Some even took it as far as claiming that I was blocking the re-release of my debut LP, and accused me of being ashamed of it. Of course, those assertions are beyond ludicrous, to say the least. I love the first Skafish album and all that it stands for!

I’ve never tried to dodge the issue about the first album, but I refused to be specific — and that was solely because of ongoing legal issues I couldn’t discuss at the time.

However, I now have some news to report. Things are settled enough for me to let you know that I have finally gained complete legal ownership of my first album. Trust me when I tell you that my efforts to get this done have not only been painstakingly difficult for decades, but quite expensive as well.

From the questions and comments I frequently receive, it seems that many of you would be highly interested in this album being re-released. So, I will start working on it. My intention is to see what I can do to get this wonderful record out there for all the fans who have loved it for 35 years. I still get emails from people who have just discovered the album. That also leads me to believe that the music will connect with people hearing it for the first time today. As soon as I have more to share, you will be hearing from me!

If you’d like to support the project, you can use the link below to buy me a cup of coffee! (Account name is La Befana Records.)

Thank you so much for your support –
Skafish

 

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Skafish Podcast Conversation on Eclectic Max with Sheldon Snow

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From 12 years of bullying and abuse in Catholic school to the controversy and violence that followed my band and I in the early days, to where the saga is at today, including industry tips for up and coming musicians, it’s all here in my recent Podcast conversation with Sheldon Snow on Eclectic Max! I hope you enjoy the candid conversation and let me know what you think! — Skafish


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BOOTLEG 21-35 Review in Roctober Magazine

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Check out the recent review of BOOTLEG 21-35 by Jake Austen in Roctober Magazine. As many of you already know, the bootleg is a live recording of my 21st birthday party concert at Ratso’s in Chicago on August 29, 1977.

The recording was released digitally 35 years later to the day on August 29, 2012. Click here to read the review:

Enjoy the madness — 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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“Roll the Tapes” (Video Commentary Track 2 From BOOTLEG 21-35)

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Feel free to check out “Roll the Tapes,” the second 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 various technical issues and challenges involved in getting the bootleg prepared to be released, as well as sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotal stories that came into play with the project.

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.

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit http://www.skafishbootleg.com/. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and other digital outlets. It’s great to know that thirty-five years later, the bootleg can now be shared with all of you.

I hope you enjoy its spirit, and please spread the word,
Skafish

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“Is There a Bootleg Out There?” (Video Commentary Track 1 from BOOTLEG 21-35)

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I would love for you to check out the brand new video, “Is There a Bootleg Out There?” It is the premiere clip in a series of nine videos (including the complete version), which tell the story of the new Skafish release, “BOOTLEG 21-35,” the first ever live official Skafish bootleg. In this clip, I discuss how the bootleg (which I was completely unaware of till late 2008), came into being, and the process of my decision to ultimately release it.

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

For more information on “BOOTLEG 21-35,” visit www.skafishbootleg.com. I am truly thrilled that the bootleg is finally in your hands, thirty-five years from the day of the original concert.

Please spread the word,

Skafish

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Preview the Bootleg Album Cover, Title, and Sound Samples of all 29 Tracks

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As many of you may already know, the live bootleg will be digitally released on August 29, 2012, thirty-five years to the day of the original concert at Ratso’s in Chicago.

If you would like to preview the album cover, discover the title, and listen to sound samples of all 29 tracks, you can so do on Amazon.com by clicking here.

The length of the entire project is over 2 hours and 13 minutes long, but it will be priced as a single album in order to keep the cost down for you.

I would love for you to be among the first to check it out and get more acquainted with this groundbreaking and daring artistic moment in time! Please let me know what you think so far.

Skafish

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