A DIALOGUE BETWEEN SCOTT BERTRAND AND THE SKANKING_FOOL
Fool: What is the purpose of ska?
Scott: To make you skank your ass off.
Fool: Here’s a tough one, is there more than one way to skank?
Scott: My personal research confirms there are an infinite number of ways to skank. But remember, all dancing is not skanking. Conversely, all skanking is dancing. Those facts alone take practice.
Fool: Who was the first trumpet player in the UpTones?
Scott: The Rev. Paul Jackson was the first, but he soon switched over to play his massive Organ.
Fool: Those are some big shoes to fill. Are you up to the gig?
Scott: I wear size 13’s. Big enough?
Fool: Are pelicans ska?
Scott: Of course, and so are penguins.
Fool: Is it true that in the UpTones new song, Ridiculous, you re-task the common household plunger and turn it into a mute? What’s your secret technique?
Scott: Fool, it’s all about the wrist. If you shake it just right, anything can happen. The key is in the timing.
Fool: Makes perfect sense. Scott, is it possible to play ska properly without a kick ass horn section?