23min of Ska Cross Over : Talk the Ska

Hey, have you all be checking out my boy Matty and the Talk the Ska podcast? It’s a lot like this show, only Matty talks to you about what you just listened to. Me, I want to make you read, like a jerk, Matty, he’s got your back, he’s the fun ska podcaster! But it’s what made Matty a good call to collaborate on this episode with! Hope you all enjoy!

00:00 – Let’s Get Dangerous – Never Lonely (Demo ’16 ’16)
03:26 – Royal City Riot – the Extra Mile (Whatever You Please ’09)
07:00 – Simple Minded Symphony – Wave Breaker (Wave Breaker ’20)
10:19 – Secret Society – Misfits (…Can I Borrow Your Beard? ’97)
13:37 – Cut Capers – Pinstripe Tux (the Pinstripe EP ’12)
16:22 – Train’s Tone – Clifford Brice (Birth of Hope ’07)
21:34 – the Decepticonz – Big Purple Bus (Rot Your Brain ’98)

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23min of Ska Cross Over : This I Know with Josh and Joe

It’s the cross-over event of the year! I’m teaming up with other podcasters to choose songs for the next 7 weeks! This week we have “This I Know with Josh and Joe” co-host Josh! He’s one of my oldest and dearest friends, we were in a band together, we went to a TON of ska shows together back in the day and now we’re collaborating on this episode of 23min of Ska! No better a dude to help kick off this series with!

00:00 – Catbite – Asinine Aesthetic (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)
03:21 – Less Than Jake – Happyman (Losing Streak ’96)
05:17 – Big D & the Kids Table – In Front of Me (Shot by Lammi ’97)
09:09 – the Holophonics – P.Y.T. (MaSKArades Vol. 15 ’20)
12:01 – the Aquabats – Powdered Milk Man (Fury of the Aquabats ’97)
14:59 – Call Me Malcolm – What You Burn (My, Myself and Something Else ’20)
18:15 – the Suicide Machines – Awkward Always (Revolution Spring ’20)
20:44 – Goldfinger – Picture (Goldfinger ’96)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Check out Talk the Ska:
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Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Episode of the Villain

Here’s an episode, a bunch of songs that either have titles of comic book villains, or make fit that theme in some way. They say a hero is only as good as his villains and that’s not wrong, even when the villain a world gone mad.

00:00 – Rudebeard – Disgrace (Disgrace ’20)
03:28 – Battle-Ska Galactica – Living a Lie (Living a Lie ’20)
07:17 – the Classy Wrecks – Superman (is Going to Hell) (Bedrocksteady ’18)
10:42 – Jim Murple Memorial – the Joker (Stella Nova ’17)
13:32 – Cartoon Violence – Black Cat (Passive Aggressive ’18)
16:39 – the Slackers – Two Face (Better Late than Never ’96)
21:01 – el Grande – Write My Wrongs (Brick City Sound ’19)

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Check out Talk the Ska:
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Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : My Greatest Adventure

“Doom Patrol” is one of those comics that I read absolutely for the characters, almost any writer can be on the book and I’m down with few exceptions. Pretty much the same way I am about ska, I’m pretty much down with any ska band with few exceptions.

00:00 – Runaway Ricochet – Who I Am (Made from Recycled Materials ’20)
03:17 – Mad Dog & the 20/20s – Jane (Mad Dog & the 20/20s ’16)
05:31 – Pussycat Doghouse – Ask for the Banana You Want (Bananas ’20)
08:11 – Bim Skala Bim – Dance with Me Darlin (Chet’s Last Call ’13)
10:28 – Alexander & the Greats – Nobody Said Your Name (Roller Coaster ’18)
13:25 – the Hannas – Agree/Disagree (Cut Loose ’17)
16:55 – Astronomy Constellations – a Cryptographic Algorithm (1st Demo ’18)
18:46 – the Hacklers – Out on the Streets (Between the Lines ’19)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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Check out Talk the Ska:
https://soundcloud.com/talktheska
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : No Evil Shall Escape My Sight

About a year and a half ago I had some surgery which ended up putting me on some pretty heavy painkillers for a few days. During this time, going in and out of sleep I started reading Geoff Johns’ “Green Lantern” run. It would only be a few pages here and there in and out of my head, but it oddly helped and finally got me to be down with Hal Jordan. Hey, I was a teen in the ’90s, Kyle has always been my boy. All in all, I hope you’re down for this episode full of some fantastic music!

00:00 – Corey Dixon – We Wanna See a Solution (Roots) (We Wanna See a Solution ’20)
03:04 – the KING LION – In the Green (BLANK ’19)
06:12 – the Stiff Joints – Dead Yellow Elephant (First Proper Album ’17)
09:45 – WST Ska Orchestra – Red is Danger (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites Vol. II ’15)
14:12 – Dan P. and the Bricks – Map of the Stars (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
17:21 – P-Funk North – All My Heroes are Potheads (All My Heroes are Potheads ’20)
20:17 – the Pinstripes – Everybody (the Decay ’07)

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23min of Ska : I Know the Face of God

art by Christopher J. Hicks

What! That’s right, it’s time for another episode of 23min of Ska! I hope you’re ready for this one, it was a lot of fun. This was originally planned a little bit later in the year, but I just didn’t want to hold back on sharing these tracks with all of you fantastic listeners! I hope you dig it, and if you’re a comics fan, I can’t say enough good things about the book this episode is themed after, it’s called “Mister Blank” and it is fantastic!

00:00 – Mister Blank – Didn’t Hear it Here (Blankenstein ’20)
03:51 – Maria Blues – What a Crazy Night (Look Who it is ’19)
07:47 – Cynimatics – Perfect (Insane Today ’20)
10:14 – Turkey Blaster Omega – Blank Space (First Contact ’20)
14:05 – Threat Level Burgundy – Scene (GOLD ’20)
16:52 – the Specials – Blank Expression (the Specials ’79)
19:27 – Out of Control Army – Lilith (Out of Control Army and the Spooky Ska Orchestra ’19)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Christopher J. Hicks
Based on: “Mister Blank” issue 0
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23min of Ska : Hate the Beach

23skaCOMICShecticSo for the first time in a long time I was up so late perfecting this episode. I thought I’d had the music part done several times. One time I even saved it for publishing. Thing is, it didn’t feel right, the next few drafts didn’t feel right either. It took time, but “Hectic Planet” is one of my favorite and well missed comics of all time. Trying to capture what I like about the book using the music I dig most highly, and trying to promote a load of current ska bands, it is something that needs perfecting and perfection. If you’ve never read “Hectic Planet” you owe it to yourself to dig up the 3 collections out there and enjoy. And if the art looks familiar, it should, “Hectic Planet” artist and writer Evan Dorkin did a host of ska compilation covers throughout the ’90s. He’s a staple of the scene and a staple of my life.

00:00 – We Are The Union – What’s Wrong with Me? (Self Care ’18)
02:23 – Kill Lincoln – Denial (Can’t Complain ’20)
06:01 – Upbeat Allstars – Breaking Point (Wake Up ’12)
08:26 – Fishbone – I Wish I had a Date (In Your Face ’89)
10:26 – Poindexter – Grounded (Poindexter ’20)
13:07 – Joker’s Republic feat. Dave Barry – Talking to Strangers (Falling Behind ’19)
15:47 – Offbeat Offensive – Lost in the Supermarket (Combat Cancer comp ’15)
19:08 – the Skalatones – House of Fun (House of Ska comp ’98)
21:33 – Half Past Two – Bitter (Camp Slushtone ’17)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer
Based on: “Hectic Planet: the Young and the Reckless”
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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23min of Ska : Covert Action

Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex SinclairSo, uh, why comics for the theme of the 19th Session of 23min of Ska? Honestly, because I l dig them. Comics were my first pop culture love. Sure, television and movies were OK, but I never had strong allegiances to any show or franchise. But then I found comics… oh man, it was on! I was mostly a news stand kid before eventually finding my way to the specialty stores, one of which I ended up working at in my 20s. A few years later I got into ska, so they’re both foundational blocks of who I am, so why not combine my love of each, for better or worse, over the next few months! So yeah, these are my favorite comics I’m paying tribute to, with my favorite bands. If you haven’t heard of either, go check them out!

00:00 – the Pomps – Resistance Grifter (Drums & Liars ’19)
03:51 – ghost tones – Who Saved Who (Who Saved Who ’20)
08:00 – BowCat – Catch 22 (Dangerously Close ’20)
12:01 – Cosmic Shuffling – Eastern Ska (Eastern Ska / Western Ska ’20)
14:51 – the Ladrones – Rudy’s Voodoo (Salve ’18)
20:06 – Burn It Up – the Zealot (Outlier ’14)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
Based on: WildC.A.T.s vol. 1 issue 1
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23min of Ska : A Finer World

Art credit : Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary & Laura DePuyHave you ever tried hard not to make a ska pun? I’m fighting it right now… and I even hate ska puns, but you know… some days… Any way, here we are, another set of great ska, reggae and ska/punk songs for you to enjoy, with just a hint of a theme going on… kinda. So yeah, this is what you can kind of expect for several of these episodes, kinda, sorta, maybe based on some of my absolute favorite comics. And yeah, I may start slightly bending some of my rules on replaying songs here, because if you are doing a show about “the Authority” and you don’t include “Jenny Drinks” you are messing up!

00:00 – James Shaw – Whiskey Devils (Go Rude Boy Go ’20)
02:54 – No Authority – Be O.K. (This is Your Time ’19)
06:40 – Catbite – Midnight Eyes (Catbite ’19)
08:36 – the Punchers – Apollo 11 (Hey, Apollo! This is Horror! ’19)
13:48 – los Aggrios – Alcohol (Alcohol / Manten La Fe ’20)
16:27 – Brehdren – Midnight (Pacific Sound System comp ’14)
20:11 – the Interrupters – Jenny Drinks (Say it Out Loud ’16)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork by: Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary & Laura DePuy
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

 

23min of Ska : 23 Minutes of Four Color Ska

art credit: Richard Bruning, Josh Beatman & John SimsOk, here we are, ready to start another 23 episode cycle of 23min of Ska! As always, I hope you are ready to join in on music, find some new bands, and remember older ones… but not too much older. As you can see from this playlist, I try to keep it pretty current with just a handful of tracks from the past. So yeah, in the next 23 episodes you’re going to hear a lot of new ska, and yeah, there’s going to be a bit of a “comics” theme going on (hopefully not too annoying) but I hope you stick around if it’s your first time listening, and if not, thanks for coming back, I mean that! Thanks for listening and keeping up with the show!

00:00 – the Bruce Lee Band – Superman (the Bruce Lee Band ’97)
01:15 – Ongoing Issue – No Worries (No Worries ’20)
02:50 – the Bandulus – Flash Flood (Love a Woman ’19)
05:40 – OMNIGONE – On Wednesdays I am Going to Make it (No Faith ’19)
06:44 – Reel Big Fish – Punisher (Candy Coated Fury ’12)
10:43 – Jim Murple Memorial – Funnel of Love (4 ’20)
14:46 – Dan P. – Brain Scrambling Device (Brain Scrambling Device ’20)
16:23 – the Slackers – the Question (Larry MacDonald Percussion Version) (Rarities 1996 – 2000 ’20)
19:54 – Atwood 9 – Go Man Go (Atwood 9 ’98)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Episode artwork heavily inspired by: Richard Bruning, Josh Beatman & John Sims
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!