Slackers Remix Contest

Posted on May 21st, 2007 by JJ Loy

The Slackers have just released raw studio tracks from the Redlight sessions. You can download Cooking For Tommy and Rude and Reckless from MiniNova. Or you can get the rar files directly from TheSlackers.com. Here’s the details from the site:

It’s been 10 years since we put out our 2nd cd, “Red Light.” In honor of the 10th anniversary of Red Light we are having a remix contest. We are making the original studio tracks of selected songs available for download from this site; however, due to limited bandwidth, we might have to take them down if the site gets pounded. We’re kind of flying by the seat of our pants and making it up as we go along. So, please bear with us. The original, unedited, raw tracks are downloadable and available for dubbing, mashing, remixing – whatever one desires!

In fact, we’d appreciate it if some of you guys and gals put this up on bit torrent. That would be swell and would allow for us to take it off the website to make room for more songs.

By downloading the tracks, you are agreeing to the creative commons terms. All content on this site is being released under the license “Attribution-NonCommercial”. Here’s what it all means in plain english:

You are free:

  • to Share: to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix: to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

When you are done with your remix, mail it back to us at lantzilla@theslackers.com. When we have enough we will start posting the tracks and we will try to formulate a top 10. Top ten winners will win free slackers concert tickets, merchandise, and have the possibility of being included on a future slackers release! As of right now, the contest will end at the end of August (Red Light was released in September of 1997).

Comments (0) May 21 2007

STL SKA

Posted on May 4th, 2007 by JJ Loy

STL stands for two of my favorite things:

St. Louis, my adopted home town. And Ska’s The Limit, my absolute favorite Ska show.

In high school, when ska still seemed mysterious and new to me, Ska’s the Limit showed me how old some of those sounds were. And later, when the big clubs wouldn’t book ska shows, Paul Stark, the host of STL, generated local Ska Festivals. And in the early days of this century, when Ska was treated like a bastard step-child by corporate radio, Ska’s the Limit was the only source for Ska music on the St Louis air.

Fatlip once said, “You give respect, to get respect.” And in like fashion, Ska’s the Limit will be rebroadcasting Ska Blah Blah this summer. They’ll be played in order, the first Fri of every month.

If you’re a fan of Ska Blah Blah, I recommend bouncing over to KDHX’s Ska’s The Limit and checking out some back episodes.

If you live in St. Louis, tune into STL every Fri at 8 PM. That’s 88.1 KDHX.

Comments (1) May 04 2007