23min of Ska : Road Map to Madness

More fantastic ska and ska/punk for you to listen to and check out. As always, I hope you enjoy this fantastic episode and find at least one new favorite band! It’s usually around now I turn over the next seven weeks to crossovers w/ other podcasts, friends, and ska folks, but not this session… this session I’m doing something different… so, starting next week and for the six following it… be ready… it should be fun… this episode is the shot across the bow, be prepared!

00:00 – Big Fat Panda – Man in the Middle (the Panda You Know ’21)
02:12 – BAD OPERATION – Peachy (BAD OPERATION ’20)
04:15 – Yelo Molo – Goldorak (Méli-molo ’01)
06:34 – Green Room Rockers – No Diggity (Sweat Steady ’17)
10:26 – Shonen Knife – COOKIE DAY (Happy Hour ’98)
12:45 – Skastra – Linimasa (Linimasa ’19)
16:46 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s feat. Alex Désert & Greg Lee – Tons of Fun (Tons of Fun ’11)
19:19 – the Charlie Taylor Allstars – Quarantine Stomp (Quarantine Stomp ’21)

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23min of Ska : Dandy Suits Spell Doom

What a fun episode to wrap up February with! I’ve been meaning to play you about half these songs for some time now, and I finally got them to fit together this week! As always, I hope you dig, and if you do, tell a friend! Let’s all share our love of ska, so more folks can get a taste of these bands and know what we know, ska bands are awesome!

00:00 – the Abruptors – Who, What, Where (Who, What, Where ’21)
03:14 – Ska Jazz Messengers feat. Joey Altruda – Up & Down (Introspección ’20)
05:38 – the Inevitables – the American Me (in Me) (the Inevitables versus the Youth City Sound System ’21)
08:49 – Soul Radics – Perfidia (Radication ’16)
12:08 – the Rocksteady Conspiracy – I Would Say No (I Would Say No / Today ’18)
15:37 – the Delegators – Crying (All Aboard ’13)
18:43 – Cosmic Shuffling – Night in Palermo (Magic Rocket Ship ’20)

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23min of Ska : the Ska/Ski Connection

Here’s a small bundle of ska to keep you warm on such a Winter’s day. It’s a cold world out there, literally and more, so be sure to keep yourself and others warm. Life it too short to leave people on the outs, so invite them in (to your life, your house, whatever) share some hot cocoa and some ska music.

00:00 – Angel Town Combo – Mr. Corduroy (Sweeter Than Honey ’20)
03:12 – Half Past Two – All About You (All About You ’21)
05:55 – Dance Contraption – It’s All Perception (World Keeps Spinning ’21)
09:14 – Tape Girl – Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) (Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) ’21)
12:04 – King Kong Girio – Line ’em Up (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
14:15 – the End Times – Black Hat (the End Times ’21)
17:07 – the Skarsoles – Four More Shots (Wake Up Rise Up ’17)
20:39 – Lo(u)ser feat. We Are The Union – Set it All on Fire (Set it All on Fire ’21)

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23min of Ska : the Discovery of the Secret Basement Show

Oh I am so excited to share this episode with you! Kicking it off w/ 2 brand new high energy songs from Coolidge and Cartoon Violence! Two of my favorite current bands bringing us all new music! Not that the rest of the tracks aren’t awesome, because they are, JER, Runaway Ricochet, WST Ska Orchestra, Small Town Get Up and the Fuss are also some of my very favorites, and favorites to share w/ you. Also the Moan, just discovered them and really wanted to share this track, hope you enjoy!

00:00 – Coolidge – I don’t Wanna Hang Out (Condition Transmission ’21)
01:56 – Cartoon Violence – Friend or Foe (Friend or Foe ’21)
05:18 – the Moan – Bang Bang (Why Wait for Love? ’20)
07:42 – JER – Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism (Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism ’20)
10:37 – Runaway Ricochet – Spunk (Gas Station Culture ’18)
14:05 – WST Ska Orchestra feat. Greg Lee & Alex Désert – Artibella (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites, Vol. II ’15)
16:02 – Small Town Get Up – Beautiful (Time and Space ’21)
19:23 – the Fuss – On the Run (Ourselves ’18)

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23min of Ska : the Hunt for a Decent Ska Pun

Ska puns, I hate them. Sure you could say I’m no fun, and you might not be wrong, but really, there’s so much more depth and joy in this scene that ska puns just seem, oh so lame. A band has to be super good to overcome a pun name, let’s just leave it at that. So yeah, another fun episode, not where I intended to go with it, I just kept swapping out songs and ended up with this killer set. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you come back to listen next week!

00:00 – Dang!t feat. Half Past Two – Is This Ska? (What do You Know About Ska-Punk Vol. 5 comp ’21)
02:15 – We Are the Union – Pre-Expatriate (Pre-Expatriate ’20)
04:21 – the Red Stripes – Hey Little Rich Girl (Check One-2 : the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)
07:59 – the Skallions – Cut Out the Middleman (Skallion Battalion ’20)
11:41 – The Long Game – Step Back (Take a Look Around) (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)
15:59 – the Smooths – Inside Song (No Breaks ’98)
19:58 – Couching Distance – Headphones (Headphones ’21)

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23min of Ska : Midnight in Skaville

Here we are, back again for another 23 minutes of fantastic ska and ska/punk! This episodes came together quick! All these songs are rad as hell and fell right together. Seriously, great music abounds and here’s just a small smattering of some of that fantastic-ness out in the ska world!

00:00 – Turkey Blaster Omega – Two to One (Two to One ’20)
03:18 – No Villains Left – Wait for Me (Bright Lights ’20)
06:10 – the Players Band – Who’s That (Skamörgåsbord ’20)
09:25 – the Georgetown Orbits – Stay Strong (Stay Strong / Hang on Sloopy ’21)
13:11 – Victory Kid – Stepping Out (Stepping Out ’20)
16:48 – James Shaw – Concrete Shoes (Go Rude Boy Go ’20)
19:56 – JFK & the Conspirators – Tell Me Baby (the Mayor of Ganja City ’98)

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23min of Ska : the Mysterious Old Guy at the Back of the Pit

Holy heck, it’s just about been 11 years of 23min of Ska madness! I can’t believe I’ve kept it going this long! But it’s all thanks to great listeners and great ska & ska/punk bands! You all give me the energy to keep going, and I thank you! Alright, now get ready for another great episode, and remember how awesome you are!

00:00 – BoomTown United – How I Feel (Tuffer Than I ’20)
02:47 – Maria Blues – Tonight (Look Who It Is ’19)
06:23 – Dan P. and the Bricks – Kung Fu (When We Were Fearless ’18)
08:54 – los Kurados – Politeista (Multicultural ’17)
10:57 – Skata Tones – In Town Pop Sound (Celebrity ’20)
13:22 – Andy B and the World – Follow the Streetlights (the First One ’21)
17:05 – the Circle City Deacons – Where’d She Go? (Where’d She Go? ’20)
20:21 – aRevo – Schware Hockn (Weiter Geht’s ’17)

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23min of Ska : the Secret Sun Set Ska Pier Party

Here we go again with another set of 23 episodes! 2020 was a great for ska and ska/punk and 2021 is already looking up! I’m ready to explore this year in ska with all of you, so I hope to keep you all along for the ride! Thanks for listening!

00:00 – OreSkaBand – Azami Spirit (Slogan ’17)
02:21 – the Far East – NYC Dream (New York is for Lovers ’21)
05:53 – the Magnetics – Tequila Boom Boom (Cocktails and Fairy Tales Vol. 2 ’20)
08:35 – the Stingers ATX – Regards to You (This Time Around… ’08)
12:26 – Roka Hueka – Que No Quede Huella (Que No Quede Huella / Back to You (Version) ’19)
15:57 – Shuffle and Bang – Grand Central (Island Bop ’20)
20:07 – Norsk Råkk – Norden California (Balansekunstnere ’20)

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You Call It Vol. 20

Two weeks ago I asked my Instagram for suggestions on what to play and I got a BUNCH of responses! The first problem was that I got suggested a lot of songs I’ve played before, but hey, I still had more than enough to create a kickin’ episode! Big thanks to everyone who took the time to make suggestions, and let’s start 2021 off right!

00:00 – Nate Funk – Seasonal Depression Stomp (Clownsuit ’21)
01:56 – OMNIGONE – Swallow Poison (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)
04:01 – the Stiff Joints – Pop a Knocker (First Proper Album ’17)
06:31 – Fence – Hearts of Gold (Stories to be Told ’03)
08:58 – JER – a Message to My Future Self (a Message to My Future Self ’20)
11:36 – the Tellways – I don’t Need to Tell You (Out to the Cosmos ’21)
14:21 – Bad Manners – Down Berry Wood (Heavy Petting ’97)
19:07 – the Space Heaters – Guns of Navarone (the Space Heaters ’96)

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23min of Ska : I Hope You Survive the Experience

…and here we are, winding down the year as well as this comic book theme. It seems like a lot of the rest of you enjoyed it too! Once again, here’s a fat stack of great ska, ska/punk, and dirty reggae to keep your ears delighted! 2020 may’ve sucked, but making these shows kept me sane and I hope they did the same for you! And besides, we could all listen to some more ska, yeah?

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes ft. MC Lars – What If? (Never Give Up, Never Surrender! ’18)
03:24 – Half Past Two – Holiday (Arose Such a Clatter 2020 comp ’20)
06:10 – K-Man & the 45s – Hero with a Death Ray (Stand with the Youth ’19)
07:43 – Lollypop Lorry – Magic Moments (Two Christmas Songs ’20)
10:13 – BAD OPERATION – Little Man (BAD OPERATION ’20)
13:10 – the Aggrolites – Wasted Days (Sound Clash Series Vol. 1 ’20)
16:11 – the Holophonics – Comic Shop Girl (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
20:12 – 7 Seconds of Love – Danger of Death (Danger is Dangerous ’08)

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Episode art by John Byrne and Terry Austin
Based on: “the Uncanny X-Men” issue 141

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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