The last time I saw Pete Cooper (a.k.a Pete Porker of Australia ska band the Porkers), it was in 1999 when The Porkers opened for Laurel Aitken at the Wetlands in NYC (Allstonians also played I believe). He’s been my pen pal, so to speak, since those early days of Ska Punk and Other Junk. When we found out that he was going to the US for a vacation in December & January, Chris Malone of the Pandemics, organized it so he could play Porkers songs with his band for 2 nights. One show in Long Island and another one in NYC. I, of course, encouraged it and happy everything came together.
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