the Colossus of Rhodes

23skaCOLOSSUSLife is some kind of crazy adventure, if you’re not out there living it, what is the point of living? If you’re going to do anything, do it to the hilt! Live large. Why not? Why not start living that way today? Just keep your ego in check and you be as big a deal as you want to be!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – the Wrong One (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
02:37 – the Bohunks feat. Roger Rivas – Too Easy (In the Waiting Room ’11)
05:32 – the Upsessions – Big Boss Reggae (Beat You Reggae ’09)
08:07 – the Skarsoles – 4 More Shots (When We Were Kings ’13)
11:50 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Brutus (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)
15:11 – Crazy Baldhead – a Long Way Off (Boots Embraces ’13)
18:37 – Rude King – Reality (It’ll Probably Be Alright ’13)

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23min of Ska : Samurai

23skaSAMURAIHere’s a little something different to break up the monotony of your day. I hope that you dig this episode as much I did while getting it together. We all must remember that a break from the usual can be beneficial, heck, getting away from our regular routine can sometimes bring us the biggest joy in life. So, take a break, take a right instead of a left, order something different off the menu, it’s only once, and you just might enjoy it!

00:00 – OreSkaBand – Shall We Dance (オレスカバンド ’07)
02:51 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Return of Supercharger (Walkin ’13)
07:07 – POTSHOT – Time (Pots and Shots ’97)
09:44 – the Ska Flames – Cool Smoke (Ska Fever ’89)
13:21 – Yum!Yum!Orange – Welcome to the Wonderland (Orange Street 33 ’02)
16:52 – Unscandal – Feel so Good (1.2.3!!!! ’03)
18:57 – PUNK SKA UNITY – Decision (Decision ’11)

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23min of Ska : Mr. Miracle

23skaMIRACLEIf you’re ever stuck in life, just go, escape, especially if you’re mentally trapped. Life is too damn short to feel boxed in anywhere! You’d be surprised how simple it is to leave things that suck behind once you commit to ridding yourself of them. The first step in the hardest, it feels like trying to escape a black hole, but you can do it, and it gets easier once you start. Now, you won’t always get off scot-free, there is always a bit of pain, but in the end you’ll be all the better for it.

00:00 – the Toasters – Hard Man fe Dead (Hard Band for Dead ’96)
02:57 – the Snails – Can’t Stay Here (At the Underground Echo Cellar ’12)
05:47 – Madness – Close Escape (Absolutely ’80)
09:17 – Wetsock – God Loves Cash (Pacific Sound System comp ’14)
12:37 – IV4K – Escape Route (Start Your Own Scene ’14)
16:47 – Smoke Like a Fish – God Loves Man Kills (Smoke Like a Fish ’02)
19:27 – the Pressure – Single Ended (Real Horrorshow / Single Ended ’14)

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23min of Ska : the Guardian

23skaGUARDIANHey all, it’s a time for family, and in this case, the ska family, and the particular member in need is our old pals the A-OKs! They’re trying to crowd-fund their next album check it out! So I asked them to help me get this episode together, a group effort if you will, to put some good music in your ears, so think about helping them create some more. Do something for your community, Jake Jordan would, because sometimes a single good person can make a difference!

00:00 – the A-OKs – Her Head and My Heart Strings (Are You Double Fisting Drinks Like I Am? ’14)
03:13 – Stray Bullets – New Prisons (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
06:54 – Be Like Max – Peace is Uncool (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
09:27 – the Dendrites – Gumbo Hustle (the Dendrites ’10)
12:03 – the Last Slice – Paulio (Underground ’14)
15:47 – Kill Lincoln – Suburban Woa (That’s Cool… In a Totally Negative and Destructive Way ’13)
20:01 – the Repercussions – I See it All (Observer Effect ’13)

Find & like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/23minofSka This episode and all episodes back to the start in 2010 are available at http://www.23Ska.com There’s a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to http://www.GrandpasCasino.com and pick up some great sounds!

Also, help fund the new album from the A-OKs! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1150114957/help-the-a-oks-record-their-4th-studio-album

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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