rude boys unite! while i don’t know how many of you care for ska music or even know what it is for that matter (it’s like fast reggae) i love the stuff…and i’m not talking about that new age “ska-core” crap that’s not much more than Metallica with a trombone player, i’m talking about the old school, two-tone, dance in place by yourself, fun stuff. my first taste of ska music was when i bought the record “One Step Beyond” by the band Madness and was hooked. records by the Specials, The English Beat, Bad Manners and others soon followed but to this day…oh sooo many years later that very first recording by those silly boys from London is still one of the favorites in my music collection. what does any of this have to do with the price of tea in this town? well, Detroit at one time was home to some mighty good ska bands and there’s a bit of a reunion show Saturday night (the 29th) at the Majestic Theatre on Woodward. titled Motor City Ska Fest it features Mustard Plug, the Exceptions and the mighty Gangster Fun. press your suit, find your thinnest tie, give a final look into the Mirror in the Bathroom and get ready to sweat cuz it’s gonna be a cooker.