23min of Ska : the Coming Four Horsemen

23skaHORSEMENThe theme is the end. The Apocalypse is an end. The horsemen come and herald the end. The theme for this episode is fours and endings. I didn’t think about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse until I was trying to think of a better name for this episode than “Nothing Lasts Four Ever” and now I feel I wasted a perfectly good theme. Well… maybe I’ll come back to it some day… I mean… I’m not really going to end 23min of Ska am I?

00:00 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Connecting Four (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
02:12 – the Smooths – Farewell (No Breaks ’98)
04:59 – Skandalous All-Stars – Waiting for the End (Age of Insects ’99)
07:44 – the Jinkies – Kiss Me Goodbye (the Jinkies ’97)
11:19 – Save Ferris – Goodbye (It Means Everything ’97)
14:54 – the Good Skamaritans – the Way That You Do (Let’s Rawk ’02)
17:36 – the Hotknives – Last Song on the Jukebox (Screams, Dreams and Custard Creams ’00)

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23min of Ska : Hey, High Fives All Around!

23ska roofFive! The countdown is real… in case you haven’t noticed for the last eighteen episodes the titles have been counting down… but to what? Truth be told, it might be counting down to the end. The end of the podcast proper? When I started the countdown, yes, this is exactly what it was leading to. But I’m having second thoughts. Months ago when this countdown started it was when I was getting hardly any downloads, listens, shares, likes, what-have-you and zero feedback. It was depressing. Ska isn’t supposed to depress people. Then the month of January hit… and it has been crazy! Huge download numbers, a number of new listeners and several supportive comments… I’m kind of shocked. It makes me want to keep going. So what are we counting down to? Listeners, tell me what you want from this podcast, we’ll go from there! This show is nothing with out you and the bands, I’m just a middle man, hit me up, let me know! Maybe we’re just counting down to an even better version of 23min of Ska!

00:00 – Jorge & the Landladies – Stop Locking the Front Door (Monobound ’12)
03:16 – Coolidge – Turn the Other Way (the 5 Best Songs in the World : Volume 1 ’14)
06:23 – the Arrogant Sons of Bitches – the Last Bell I Will Ever Hear (Three Cheers for Disappointment ’06)
07:31 – the JB Conspiracy – the Last Time (the Storm ’13)
11:10 – MU330 – San Fransisco (MU330 ’99)
12:46 – the Holophonics – Golden Boy and the Rock (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
16:58 – Hub City Stompers – Ska Train to Dorkville (Ska Ska Black Sheep ’09)
21:19 – Propagandhi – Ska Sucks (How to Clean Everything ’93)

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23min of Ska : Look! It’s the 6th Anniversary Show

23ska-diceIt’s true listeners, we’ve made it to the 6 year mark! I’m not going to lie, I never thought I’d take it this far! I figured I’d give it a good shot for 3 years and see how things go. Due to the support of many listeners and many bands I’ve been happy to continue doing this little podcast for any ska fan that downloads it. Thanks, for real, thanks!

00:00 – the Siren Six! – All in the Family (UK Version) (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
03:50 – BOP (harvey) – Man in Disguise (Bread & Circuses ’90)
06:28 – the Smooths – Look Out (No Breaks ’98)
09:51 – My Man Friday – Dissatisfied (Night of the Exotic Tiki Gods ’99)
13:39 – the Stretch Band – Lounging in a Mood Rut (Armstrong ’99)
15:38 – Fighting Gravity – Sally Brown (live) (Hello Cleveland ’99)
19:46 – the Insteps – Always Remember (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)

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23min of Ska : the 7 Chakras

23skaCHAKRAWhat do I know about chakras? Not too much, I’m really hoping a whitey like me isn’t offending any Indians whose religious practice includes the chakras. Come to think of it, I didn’t worry about offending Christians when I did theme episodes on the Deadly Sins… well, retroactively, I hope I didn’t upset any Christians. At most the chakras were a spring board to present 7 songs or artists that in some way relate to what each chakra represents. It isn’t perfect, but it was fun to try and figure out, and hell, all of this music is worth hearing anyway, so stop reading and get listening!

00:00 – King Django – I Promised (Rarebreed Recording Company Summer Sampler ’15)
02:21 – Half Past Two – Lyin’ Eyes (It’s About Time ’09)
05:31 – Perfect Thyroid – Phoenix City (Freedom Sounds ’97)
10:54 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three – Heart so True (Love Letters ’13)
14:17 – the Vengers – Baby in ‘a Belly (Push This? ’95)
16:37 – Green Room Rockers – Basement Song (Green Room Rockers ’10)
20:21 – the Toasters – Chuck Berry (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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23min of Ska : Behind the 8 Ball

23ska8BALLIs everyone ready for 2016? I sure am! Another year for some great ska music! I mean 2015 was a pretty damn fine year! Hell, just in December some truly great ska albums came out, some of them represented on this very episode! So strap in, 2016 looks like it is going to be just as awesome! Also, if this is your first time checking out 23min of Ska, well, I feel that this episode is pretty great and pretty typical, so if this is the kinda thing you like to hear, subscribe on up! This is the 200th one that’s been produced, so go download the other 199 (+ special eps)!

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes – Arcade Girl (Let’s Get Dangerous ’15)
02:21 – Night Gaunts – Let it Flow (Conversations with Creation ’15)
06:23 – Lo & the Magnetics – Never Let You Down (A Part ’05)
09:30 – Punch the Clown – 8 Ball (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
12:24 – Stacked Like Pancakes – It’s Too Late (This is Us ’15)
16:03 – By the Rivers – Run Home (By the Rivers ’13)
18:57 – Hooray for Our Side – This Planet Needs a Hero (Overture ’15)

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23min of Ska : Dressed to the Nines (Happy Rude Year)

23ska-bwplaidHey all you sucks out there, stop being so wac and get suited up, it’s New Years Eve! Get awesome, get rude! It is time to ring out 2015 and start a new chapter in your awesome life! Here’s to hoping it just get awesomer!

00:00 – the Slackers – Rude and Reckless (Redlight ’97)
04:22 – the Delirians – Stop the Rude (the Delirians ’12)
07:23 – Rude City Riot – Rudies Don’t Care (Nothin’ but Time ’11)
11:14 – the New York Citizens – Rude Girls (the Truth about the NY Citizens ’95)
14:05 – The scandals – Rude Means SKANK (Rude MEANS Skank ’10)
17:11 – Lone Raspberry – Rude Girl (Children of the Horn ’96)
19:03 – los Kaites – Orgullo Rude (Desde el Imperio de la Decadencia ’12)

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23min of Ska : 10/10 Would Party with Again

23ska-xmasIt’s that time of year again, where what I really hope all that you are doing is getting shitfaced with old pals and catching up with your family. I don’t care if you are celebrating a holiday or what, it is time for that kinda thing. Wrap up your year awesomely… do it with a party!

00:00 – Bomb the Music Industry! – Shed Some Skin (Asian Man Music for Asian Man People ’12)
03:48 – Big D & the Kids Table – Noise Complaint (Strictly Rude ’07)
07:00 – the Offenders – Moonstomp Party (Shots, Screams & Broken Dreams ’11)
09:31 – Party Like It’s… – Timber (Timber ’14)
12:37 – the Pietasters – Out All Night (Willis ’97)
15:47 – the A-OKs – Well, That Puts Things into Perspective (Maybe Partying Will Help ’15)
17:52 – MU330 – December (Winter Wonderland! ’99)
20:33 – Call Me Malcolm – All I Want for Christmas is a Pony with a Jetpack (All I Want for Christmas is a Pony with a Jetpack ’14)

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