23min of Ska : Sherbet

23skaSHERBETWhat is it with the human condition that makes us so sure of things even when they’re false. Why won’t we accept reality as it is and learn and even grow. No, we dig our heels in and refuse to hear truths. Sometimes we even double down on our misguided beliefs and accuse the truth tellers to be liars. There are even people out there who will come up with crazy cosmic ideas that boil down to “No! No! The rest of the world is wrong, I cannot make a mistake or misremember anything!” Sorry, but we all do it. We all make mistakes and hear and misremember things, it happens. It’s best to open your mind and listen a little bit, even do a little independent research if need to. No worries. Let’s all grow and learn together, and stop holding ourselves back.

00:00 – the Slackers – I Still Love You (Redlight ’97)
03:11 – 78 RPM’s – Pawn Takes King (Go ’98)
05:08 – the Dendrites – Bad Luck Jerome (Damn Right ’17)
08:57 – Slow Gherkin – I Can’t Stand (Shed Some Skin ’98)
12:17 – the Good Skamaritans – You’ll See (Time to Save the World ’00)
14:13 – Jr. Thomas & the Venditions – Do You Really Love Me (Jr. Thomas Meets the Venditions ’13)
17:02 – the A-OKs – Showdown (Words are Not for Eating ’10)
19:38 – the JB Conspiracy – Pipe Down (This Machine ’07)

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23min of Ska : Ube

23skaUBELife is short. Don’t spend it making yourself miserable. Or by making other miserable. Do what you want, but harm none. You know. We only get one shot, are you going to give yours away? Or impede on others? What’s the point? Fulfilling your own greed only makes you think your happy for so long. Try kindness. Try making things for the world. When your time is up in this life, it will be remembered, and you will essentially live beyond your short time alive.

00:00 – the Delirians – I am the One (Leave this Town ’16)
03:16 – Skandalous All-Stars – Saturday Night (Age of Insects ’99)
06:58 – the Forthrights – Celeste (theFORTHRIGHTS ’12)
09:54 – Razika – Hvem skal tro på deg nå (Program 91 ’11)
12:32 – Billy Geoghegan with the Georgetown Orbits (feat. Lynval Golding & Mark Wilson) – Domino (Big Ska Gamble : October ’12)
15:35 – the Rulerz – Puppet Dance (Don’t be a Poser ’17)
19:49 – the Doped Up Dollies – Driving Around the Square (the New Way Out ’15)

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23min of Ska : Strawberry

23skaSTRAWBERRY“[C]ensorship in any form is the opening wedge for fascism, since it places arbitrary and unwarranted power in the hands of individuals.”

  • Jack Parsons

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Love Can Be (Trouble in Paradise ’17)
03:58 – Show Me Island – Ring Around and Run (Ring Around & Run ’16)
07:07 – the Pomps – I’m Not a Scientist (Alternate America ’17)
09:51 – Hepcat – Goodbye Street (Right On Time ’97)
13:25 – King Kong 4 – Lessons Learned (And Now I Know) (If Those Ray Guns Don’t Kill You First ’17)
16:17 – the Good Skamaritans – Get Through July (Let’s Rawk ’02)
18:34 – Viernes 13 – the Lucky One (Thirteen Rules ’15)

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23min of Ska : Pumpkin Spice

23skaPUMPKIN“Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.”

– Edgar Allen Poe

00:00 – Bocs Social – Scumbags and Pricks (Scumbags and Pricks ’17)
02:28 – Demon Waffle – Sharks (Drink Your Dinner ’17)
06:23 – Love is a Fist – In Memories of My Memories (Montréal ’17)
09:37 – New Riot – Devil Alive (Riot.Sleep.Repeat ’11)
12:23 – the Kingpins – the Main (Plan of Action ’00)
14:18 – the Bakesys – No Time for Counting Sheep (More Bakesys ’17)
17:18 – Reel Big Fish – the Fire (We’re Not Happy ’til You’re Not Happy ’05)
20:21 – Bumpin Uglies – Stop the Fall (Keep it Together ’16)

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23min of Ska : Pecan Praline

23skaPECANAs always, I hope this episode finds you in a positive state of mind. And if you’re not, I hope it can sway you over in that direction just a little bit. Here’s a new episode for you to enjoy, mostly new songs (4 out of the 6 are from 2017) and all but one are from bands that are new to the podcast! Whoever said that ska was dead either must’ve been joking, or was just not paying attention.

00:00 – Cut Capers – Say What (Say What ’16)
05:20 – Cosmic Shuffling – Stop Right Now (Cosmic Goes Wild ’17)
09:12 – Crybaby Special – Surrender (Surrender ’17)
12:00 – the Downsetters – Downtown (Downtown ’17)
15:56 – the Skints – Rub-A-Dub (Done Know) (Part & Parcel ’12)
19:04 – the Makeways – One More Try (Full Spectrum ’17)

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23min of Ska : Mint Chocolate Chip

23skaMINTCHIPAh, back to normal, playing whatever the heck I want as long as it’s ska. I’m not concerned with keeping it traditional or ska/punk, I just care that it has that snappy ska beat to make you pick up your feet. And when your feet are sore, if you need to keep dancing, press on. If we all called it a day once things got difficult I wouldn’t have gotten this episode out tonight. I’m sleepy and my wrists are burning as I write this. But man, I love this collection of songs, I love that I stuck it out! Hell, I love all the songs that I tried to stick in this episode that didn’t work. I’ll get them into your ears soon, promise.

00:00 – Soweto – I Got a Girl (Turn On the Music Again ’17)
02:36 – OreSkaBand – ¡Fiebre! (Nexspot / ¡Fiebre! ’16)
03:35 – the Stiff Joints – Bubble Bubble (First Proper Album ’17)
09:40 – Soul Radics – Two Devils (Two Devils ’17)
13:00 – Paul the Kid – BBW (Two Tone Death Wave ’17)
16:45 – Behind Deadlines – Laid Off (Status Quo ’16)
19:48 – Big D & the Kids Table – Destination Gone Astray (For the Damned the Dumb and the Delirious ’11)

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23min of Ska : Lemon Curd

23skaLEMONCURDUnlike last week, I’m keeping it pretty traditional as far as the sound goes. I mean, there’s still some room for other genres to worm into the ska beat, but it certainly isn’t punk or rock this time. It’s a laid-back kind of sound this week. I hope you all enjoy. Oh, and take care of each other out there, it’s been a rough one this week.

00:00 – Jackie Mendez – Forever True (Forever True ’17)
04:11 – the Bandulus – Smile (Bottom’s Up ’17)
06:39 – Jimmy Cliff – Ship is Sailing (Rebirth ’12)
09:37 – Susan Cadogan – Crazy (Take Me Back ’16)
12:58 – Pressure Cooker – All Time Wine (Wherever You Go! ’12)
15:46 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – On Monday (the Mean Machine ’09)
19:16 – Dave Hillyard & Friends – Won’t Back Down (California ’13)

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