Category Archives: 23min of Ska

23min of Ska : Napoleon Solo

23skaSOLOOk… so… this is the 300th episode. It is also the first episode of 2018 and the first episode in a new set of 23 episodes all loosely based on fictional secret agents. But you’d think I’d have more to say about doing the 300th one of these, right? Personally, I cannot believe I’ve created 300 mini ska mixes to share with all of you. Every time an episode gets a share and a like on facebook, or an upvote on reddit, or a heart and a retweet on twitter I get a little happier inside. All those small things encourage me to want to keep sharing what I find and what I’ve found that’s great about ska music. Some of the messages I’ve gotten from bands and listeners have meant the world to me as well, seriously, you are all far too kind. Now, I’d like to say “Here’s to 300 more episodes!” While I cannot quite promise that, I can promise that this podcast isn’t going anywhere soon, so look forward to another 50 weeks of this show in 2018! (Sorry again about missing last week!)

00:00 – Death of Guitar Pop – Welcome Back (69 Candy Street ’17)
03:39 – Susan Cadogan – the Girl Who Cried (the Girl Who Cried Over You ’18)
06:10 – Drop Steady – Souls Alive (the Light ’15)
10:41 – Napoleon Solo – Buses & Trains (Shot! ’89)
14:02 – L’Home Llop & The Astramats – Llatí tirant a escà (Volum 1 ’15)
17:21 – the Siren Six! – This Can’t be What You Meant (Young & Professional ’98)
19:49 – the Toasters – Talk is Cheap (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : You Call It Vol. 12

23skaBEERSHey everyone here’s the last of three episodes featuring songs picked by listeners! All these selections come from listeners on /r/ska or from the 23min of Ska facebook page! There were a lot of suggestions made, and there were a few good songs that got dropped. (Honestly, a lot of the leftover tracks had been played on the show before, they’re that good! You listeners sure have taste! Also, there was a few I couldn’t track down and by the looks of things, r/ska is still suggesting a bunch of great tracks that I won’t get to because I’m doing these three episodes so far ahead of time!) Big thanks to Joseph Esposito, GraphMeister, Zikica Ivanovski, Bennett Kobb, shazbotica and 2-Worlds-2-Furious! This episode literally would not be possible without your suggestions. Thanks for your help in making this a better podcast. Tune in next week when we kick off our “theme” for the next 23 weeks.

00:00 – Soul Radics – Wound Too Tight (Down to the Hall ’12)
03:00 – the Hippos – Rock & Roll (Forget the World ’97)
04:59 – Nonstop to Cairo – Skip (Dabble Heavy ’17)
09:30 – Superhiks – Mojot Dom (Underground Evergreens ’17)
12:14 – Choking Victim – 5 Finger Discount (No Gods / No Managers ’08)
14:45 – the JB Conspiracy – the Skeleton Key (the Calm ’12)
17:28 – Insatiable – City in the Boonies (Insatiable ’04)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : You Call It Vol. 11

23skaBEERSHey everyone here’s the second of three episodes featuring songs picked by listeners! All these selections come from listeners on 23min of Ska facebook page! There were a lot of suggestions made, and there were a lot of good songs that got dropped (don’t worry facebook, “You Call It Vol. 12” still has plenty of space for your suggestions.)  Big thanks to Thom Atkinson, Joseph Esposito, Kevin Flowerdew, Jennifer Idle Grove, Bennett Kobb and William Sansevere. This episode literally would not be possible without your suggestions. Thanks for your help in making this a better podcast.

00:00 – Green Room Rockers – Pony (Sweat Steady ’17)
03:40 – the Kubricks – the Heist (the Heist ’17)
07:20 – Rancid – Where I’m Going (Trouble Maker ’17)
09:42 – the Busters – Chase Them (Straight Ahead ’17)
13:41 – Goldfinger – Who’s Laughing Now? (the Knife ’17)
16:19 – Westbound Train – Please Forgive Me (Transitions ’06)
20:12 – Bocs Social – Abbey Street (Social Life ’16)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : You Call It Vol. 10

23skaBEERSHey everyone here’s the first of three episodes featuring songs picked by listeners! All these selections come from listeners on reddit.com/r/ska! There were a lot of suggestions made, and there were a lot of good songs that got dropped (don’t worry /r/ska, “You Call It Vol. 12” still has plenty of space for your suggestions.)  Big thanks to nerfyoda, hawgdrummer7, shazbotica, pmtuschiches, MrWeetabix and 2-Worlds-2-Furious! This episode literally would not be possible without your suggestions. Thanks for your help in making this a better podcast.

00:00 – los Skarnales – Una y Otra Vez (Dále Shine! ’10)
03:24 – Six Hung Sprung – Drinkin’ Buddies (a Start of Something New ’06)
05:46 – Go Jimmy Go – Don’t Stop Everything (the Girl with the Fishbowl Eyes ’05)
09:32 – Panteón Rococó – la Carencia (Compañeros Musicales ’08)
12:59 – South Central Skankers – Just You and I (Just You and I ’11)
16:12 – Suggs – I’m Only Sleeping (Everybody Loves the Beatles comp ’17)
19:46 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Storm Hit (the Impression That I Get ’97)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : Chocolate

23skaCHOCOICECREAMHere we all listeners, at the end of another set of 23 episodes! That’s right, this is the last scoop of ice cream. These last 23 weeks have had some real ups and downs, but I think we all found a ton of great music along the way despite any other troubles in the world. I know I certainly found a bunch of stuff to groove and jump up and down to! But I’m seeing lists of the top ska albums of 2017 coming out and I’m seeing there’s a whole bunch more I missed! Could there be too much ska out there? …nah!

00:00 – Less Than Jake – Krazy Glue (Losing Streak ’96)
01:58 – Rude Boy George – Driving in My Car (Specialized III : Mad Not Cancer comp ’14)
05:12 – Half Past Two – Proximity (Camp Slushtone ’17)
08:20 – the Kingpins – End of the Parade (plan of ACTION ’00)
11:11 – Rapid – Kosmonawt Andreij (Astronaut Kosmonaut ’17)
14:43 – Cut Capers – Skadiff (Say What ’16)
18:48 – Bomb the Music Industry! – Side Projects are Never Successful (Goodbye Cool World ’06)

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : Moon Mist

23skaMOONMISTHey everyone, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Because if you don’t, who is going to do it for you? Take that walk, eat that salad, lift those weights. Alternatively, if the care you need is going in the other direction, drink that milkshake, book that trip, finish that book. Maybe take a few minutes to enjoy a ska music podcast while you’re at it…

00:00 – Steady 45’s – Rush Hour (Greenleaf Special ’16)
02:58 – Carola Mobile – la Mona Lisa (Un Camino Que Acompañe El Alma ’17)
05:54 – King Kong 4 – Speaking for the Skeptics (More Than Just a Plate Full ’17)
09:10 – L’Home Llop & the Astramats – És lluny el Setembre (Hotel Jamaica ’17)
12:04 – the Freecoasters – Bring it on Back (Show Up ’16)
14:18 – Ratatouille – Ist Was (Greetings from Ratatouille ’17)
17:10 – Soweto – Don’t Slam the Door (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
19:31 – Buena Onda Reggae Club – Skaravana SA (Buena Onda ’17)

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : Tutti Frutti

23skaTUTTII hope this podcast finds you well. I hope this podcast finds you at all. It’s a busy time, and hard not to get all caught up in it.
Things seem hectic but brush that stress aside. Don’t get caught up trying to be perfect and experience things in a perfect way. That’s undue stress that you’re better off without. The pressure from now until the end of the year can get rough, so take some time out away from your crazy aunt and drunken uncle and listen to some ska. Relax, you deserve it!

00:00 – the Dull Blue Lights – 44 Bullets (the Dull Blue Lights ’17)
02:12 – the Kingpins – Just One Day (Let’s Go BACK to Work ’17)
05:12 – Night Gaunts – Fractal Jungle (Fractal Jungle ’17)
08:55 – Big D & the Kids Table – Walls (For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious ’11)
12:00 – Goldfinger – Chris Clayton (Hang Ups ’97)
15:13 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate – To All My Friends (Big Shot ’15)
20:12 – the Stiff Joints – Beige & Onion (First Proper Album ’17)

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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