The Math of You


Episode 026: The Minnesota Ska Scene and the Teenage Graveyard of Emotion, feat. Aidan Sullivan

Ep. 26

Frequent podcast guest and professional hater Aidan Sullivan is here to discuss the Minnesota ska scene. Along the way, we discuss how to break a 7-word alliteration c-c-c-combo, how Emo kids and ska kids were the Mods and Rockers of the Early 2000s, and how the video for Fall Out Boy’s “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me” was both the Citizen Kane, and the Bad Blood of its time.  Signature Cocktail: Hater’s Margarita  It may not part the Red Sea, but it will bring back memories of being dusted in the dark up at Penetration Park and getting plastered. It hurts, but it’s worth it.  2oz tequila 1/2oz Cointreau 1/2 oz simple syrup 3/4oz lime juice 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 pinch chipotle chilli powder lime wedge toasted sriracha salt* jalepeno slice, for garnish Run lime wedge around the edge of the glass, then dip into toasted sriracha salt. Combine tequila, simple syrup, Cointreau, lime juice, chipotle powder and chilli flakes in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into prepared cocktail glass, using a fine mesh strainer. Garnish with jalepeno slice.  *mix together 4 tbsp sea salt and a tsp of sriracha until completely coated. Bake on baking paper at 200 C/400 F, then grind in mortar and pestle  Follow Aidan on Twitter at @GoodnessAidan, follow the show at @TheMathOfYou, and my wacky adventures at @lokified. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, send an email to  If you like the music on the show, go to

More Episodes