23min of Ska : Fits

23skaSEAGUYSometimes we all need a fresh start in life, if you do, take it! As long as you getting out there and getting a new outlook, try to be slow to anger and avoid the snark of life. Renew. Refresh. Get ready to kick some ass! This world is yours for the living, so live it up! Keep going strong, and when you need a break take one. When you need a new start, head out in that direction with purpose! No half assing allowed from now on! Be in it to win it! What do you win? A life well lived, because trophies are bull shit. The only reward you get is peace of mind and a smile on your face, isn’t that enough?

00:00 – Stray Bullets – Knife for the Pusherman (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
02:35 – the Delirians – Midday Melody (Get Up! ’14)
06:41 – the Suicide Machines – Hey (Destruction by Definition ’96)
09:09 – the 27 Red – Secret Agent Man (Make Your Game ’03)
12:23 – My Man Friday – Cantina Ska (Monkey Business ’97)
14:06 – May Weather – the Intimate Times are Killing Me (Your Life on Optimism ’12)
17:44 – the Taj Motel Trio – All Outta Angst (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
19:28 – Survay Says! feat Dave McWane – This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)

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23min of Ska : Bits

23ska8BITOf all the wack ideas I’ve done on 23min of Ska, this is the most wack. This is either a monumentally stupid idea to drop this episode right now, or an even worse idea to have even made it in the first place! But I just couldn’t help it. I swore I would never really make and episode with chiptune ska, but after hearing that Night Gaunts song and it having sounds that reminded me of video game music, well, like they say: it was on. Are all the songs straight chiptune? Hell no! That’d be boring! A lot of these artists use the computer noises to build off of, others don’t, it’s a mixed bag, just like my episodes normally are. So here it is, either the most daring episode I’ve ever made, or the worst episode I ever made. Or both. Frankly, I like it, and I felt I had to put it out. Look, son, I take risks. Stupid, stupid risks.

00:00 – Night Gaunts – 8 Dollars (Night Guants / Days N Daze split ’15)
03:45 – the J. Arthur Keenes Band – Cluck (Computer Savvy ’11)
05:25 – Fish Hook – Back Home (Waves ’15)
07:56 – MicroD – Rebound (Rude Boy comp ’10)
11:00 – Bomb the Music Industry! – Sorry, Brooklyn. Dancing Won’t Solve Anything (Goodbye Cool World ’07)
15:42 – Sudstep – KKK Highway (Chip Ska ’15)
16:11 – Slime Girls – a Cruel Angel Thesis (Ayanami Reggae Ver.) (Vacation Wasteland ’12)
19:41 – Dubmood – Pressure Drop (Atari-Ska L’Attack ’07)

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Radio Show : a Celebration of MU330 / Dan Potthast

theMU330picA celebration of the music of MU330 and Dan Potthast I did for ThirdWaveSka.com Radio. Includes well known and a bit of more rare music from MU330 and Dan Potthast as well as tunes from related bands such as Dan P. & the Bricks, Orangetree, Bagheera and the Stitch Up. Also featuring songs from the Bruce Lee Band, Johnny Socko, Chris Murray & the Slackers, Toh Kay, Dan Andriano and Sudstep. All this, as well as stories from fans of the music!

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23min of Ska : Scorpio

23skaKINGMOBAre you feeling somewhat under-appreciated recently? That’s perfectly understandable — you’ve been dancing yourself to death and not giving people the chance to jump around with you. Have a little more confidence in your friends and they should come through — and remember that you’re worthy of these good times! When you learn to give them the chance to check new things, like this swanky brand new Monkey track leading off this episode, you may find yourself getting more attention than you could hope for.

00:00 – Monkey – Bicycle (Bananarchy ’15)
02:48 – Less Than Jake – Sleep it Off (B is for B-Sides ’04)
04:53 – Step Lively – Scorpio’s Revenge (the Trigger Effect ’99)
10:13 – Popes of Chillitown – OPOOM (To the Moon ’15)
15:06 – Goldfinger – Man in the Suitcase (Darrin’s Coconut Ass ’99)
16:54 – Kill Lincoln – Good Riddance to Good Advice (Good Riddance to Good Advice ’15)
21:12 – Wobbly Bob – Calling All Losers (Life Lessons for Losers ’11)

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23min of Ska : B Complex

23skaVITAMINBringing you the best blue beat since 2010! Here’s another episode bursting at the seems with bouncing ska action! Brilliant bands like these deserve to be heard and blasted out of every boom box on the block. Now, banging out these episodes week after bloody week can drive one’s brain a bit mad, but fear not, the beginning of the end isn’t even in sight. Be well, my beautiful listeners!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Bender (How it Goes ’04)
03:27 – Big Mandrake – Burocracia (la Fantastica Maquina Magica ’12)
07:33 – Bombskare – Beatriz (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
11:00 – the Bohunks – Back on Top (In the Waiting Room ’11)
13:49 – Backyard Superheroes – the Ballad of Troll (Backyard Superheroes ’14)
16:25 – Bim Skala Bim – Breakdown Lame (Eyes and Ears ’95)
19:36 – the Brass Action – Box Wine (Making Waves ’13)

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23min of Ska : Perfectly Unpowered

23ska8BALLThe original idea for this episode was for each song to be from a solo act. From there I said “No! It should be all acoustic!” Now, to be fair, I didn’t make sure that they are all exactly acoustic songs, but they mostly are, so, you know, here’s a (mostly?) acoustic set of ska songs for you all to unplug and unwind to.

00:00 – Chris Murray – Rock Steady (4-Track Adventures ’96)
02:52 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Run From Me (Sweet Serenade ’09)
07:31 – Dan Potthast – 8 Eyes (Eyeballs ’99)
09:41 – Half Past Two – Heather (Heather ’14)
11:20 – Drewvis – Short Measures (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
13:57 – Matt Wixson – Oh Starcia (Head Above Water ’11)
16:50 – Beng Beng Cocktail – Dying in Honor (Choices ’12)
20:05 – Reel Big Fish – Scott’s a Dork (Skacoustic ’10)

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23min of Ska : Luck (Is for Losers)

23ska-ace“Luck is for Losers” is a phrase my wife has been saying a lot lately. It’s totally true. We make our own luck. If you don’t put yourself in the right place at the right time you’ll never even have that chance to “be lucky!” Luck had nothing to do with it, you made the choices in life that lead to such good fortune. About half the bands in this episode took it upon themselves to send me a message about their band and maybe a few songs, the other half I was lucky enough to stumble upon. The former made their own luck, the latter I consider myself lucky to have found. It’s a big, crazy world out there, don’t waste your time, get out in front of it and make your “luck” happen.

00:00 – Greenhouse – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Tomorrow the World ’98)
02:39 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Lucky Day (Paper Airplanes ’12)
04:10 – the Stiff Joints – CAM (Circus on Repeat ’13)
06:12 – Ska’s the Limit – If it Were Me (Ska’s the Limit ’14)
09:05 – the Skarsoles – When We Were Kings (When We Were Kings ’13)
12:26 – Ellwood – Dancin’ Girl (Lost in Transition ’11)
15:48 – Be Like Max – Local Band (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
19:55 – the Jellycats – When I Do (When I Do ’12)

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