ok now that i have your attention i wanna start gettin into punk & ska, an i wanna know what are some good bands to listen to, an try to play? THANKS!
You really shouldn't tempt us like that...

Operation Ivy would be an ideal band to start with.
Love is not a victory march.
look at threads about bands in here.
I mean, just read the forum!

(for quick reference, see the "i have money thread")