23min of Ska : Zatanna

23skaZATANNAKcip ti pu! Netsil ot siht edosipe sdrawkcab! Or don’t, it really wouldn’t make much sense to do a thing like that, but if you do, and it unlocks the secret of the universe, let the rest of us know about that. Either way, the way ska brings people together and that is a magic in its own right! Yeah, music is more that just words and notes, it is almost like a spell. It can express what you’re trying to say more than the words you’re speaking, try to tell me that isn’t like using a superpower!

00:00 – Survay Says! – Ode to My Willpower (or Lack Thereof) (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)
02:51 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three feat. Vic Ruggerio – Highs and Lows (Love Letters ’13)
05:30 – Red Soul Community – Rest of You (Rest of You / Horny ’12)
07:57 – MU330 – Rocket Fuel (MU330 ’99)
09:27 – Dallax – Glow of My Life (Heart Storming ’11)
12:57 – Aggressors B.C – the Great Escape (the Tone of the Times ’13)
18:33 – the Longshots – Books (the Longshots ’11)

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23min of Ska : Shining Knight

23skaKNIGHTThe official 150th episode! Hurrah! It deserves the royal treatment! Also, I’ve been drinking red wine all night, then stayed up way to late to scrap half of this episode just so that I could make it better for all you listeners! See, I’ll totally go the extra mile, because after all these episodes, I still love ska music and my listeners so so much! Ok, that might be the wine talking, but it doesn’t make it less true!

00:00 – Desmond Dekker & the Specials – King of Ska (King of Ska ’93)
02:47 – the Amphetameanies – Prince Albert (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
04:32 – Johnny Socko – Dancing Queen (Quatro ’99)
07:15 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rascal King (Let’s Face It ’97)
09:57 – Discoballs – Modern Princess (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
12:47 – King Django – Every Breath You Take (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
16:17 – Prince Buster & the Trojans – Dance Cleopatra (Live in London ’89)

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23min of Ska : the Bulleteer

23skaBULLETEERNot knowing your place in the world is a real bummer. It is even more compounded when you have no idea how you got where you were, or because it was the results of what others had planned for you. Accept your destiny, become the best there is at what you do. You owe it to the world not to hide away. While you may never make it to the big times, you made the world a better place by for everyone that you encountered, and that is a great victory indeed.

00:00 – the Planet Smashers – Tear it Up (Mixed Messages ’14)
03:27 – Less Than Jake – My Money is on the Long Shot (See the Light ’13)
06:19 – Western Standard Time – Guns of Navarone (a Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites ’12)
10:29 – the Dropsteppers – Feels so Sweet (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
14:27 – los Bullets – Gunshot (Crystal Ball / Gunshot ’11)
17:00 – Tip the Van – the Chase (Something Wicked ’06)
19:39 – Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Shot in the Dark (Shake Your Foundation ’03)

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23min of Ska : Klarion the Witch Boy

23skaKLARIONBeing and young and rebellious comes more naturally to some than it does to others. I personally became more rebellious as I got older, but longed to be more of a character like Klarion that goes against the wishes of his family and town to seek out what is beyond the society he grew up in. As serious as those ambitions are he isn’t afraid to be seen as weird as he laughs all the way to a new life. We can all make these sorts of changes in our lives, we just have to roll the dice…

00:00 – the Delirians – Smoke and Fire (Get Up! ’14)
03:00 – David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – the Fool (Playtime ’99)
06:07 – the Aquabats! – Cat with 2 Heads (the Fury of the Aquabats ’97)
08:55 – Dan P. – Geelong (Around the World ’12)
12:01 – Yum!Yum!Orange – Yellow Halloween Night (Orange Street 33 ’02)
16:17 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – Next Stop (Nothing to Lose ’11)
19:07 – the Slackers – Sing Your Song (Self Medication ’08)

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23min of Ska : Frankenstein

23skaFRANKENSTEINThe modern Prometheus, Sheeda-born, conqueror of Mars, agent of S.H.A.D.E. and first of the Grundy Men, carrying his handy steam-gun and the sword of the Archangel Michael it’s Frankenstein’s Monster. OK, yeah, this description is mostly based on Grant Morrison’s version of the character for DC Comics, but damn, read it and say it isn’t the best version of the character ever.

00:00 – the Toasters – Frankenska (Thrill Me Up ’88)
02:44 – Stand Out Riot – Playing with Hammers (Carnival Militia ’09)
06:38 – Goldfinger – Answers (Goldfinger ’96)
09:18 – Skaos – Frankenstein’s Party (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching!’88)
12:05 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Solomon Grundy (Fat Footin’ ’95)
15:19 – Do It With Malice – Lindy Likes it Ruff (the Big Ska Gamble : November ’12)
18:51 – the Siren Six! – Burn (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)

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23min of Ska : Pleiades

23skaPLEIADES
“Many a night I saw the Pleiads,
rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies
tangled in a silver braid.”

- “Locksley Hall” by Lord Tennyson

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – What Becomes Mine (Live Ya Life ’13)
02:36 – Stop the Presses – Skanking Private Ryan (eSkandalo! ’13)
06:34 – Save Ferris – I’ve Not Crying for You (Modified ’99)
10:27 – the Freecoasters – Little Havana (the Freecoasters ’14)
14:13 – the Oldians – Failed Love Affaires (Wandering Souls ’11)
17:13 – the Interrupters – Judge Not (the Interrupters ’14)
20:05 – the Pepper Pots – Forget the Rules (Shake It! ’07)

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23min of Ska : Envy

23skaENVYOk, I’ll admit, I tried my hardest to keep these episodes on theme for each of the seven deadly sins, but, man, Envy was way to hard. Maybe a few songs fit, but really not that much. I at least tried to use song titles that seem like they should be about envy, even when they’re not really in the end. There were some other good songs, but I’d already used them in previous episodes, I’m envious of those episodes for using those songs for no reason when they could’ve been saved for this podcast, if I had this idea earlier!

the Snails – Good’s Not Good Enough (Good’s Not Good Enough ’14)
Deal’s Gone Bad – Just Won’t Do (Heartbreaks & Shadows ’14)
Reel Big Fish – Everything Sucks (Turn the Radio Off ’96)
Chris Murray – Better to Know (Yard Sale ’09)
the Pandemics – Living in Your Shadow (Brain on Tap ’12)
the 27 Red – Better watch (Make Your Game ’03)
Isaac Green & the Skalars – Don’t Count (Skoolin’ with the Skalars ’96)

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