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23min of Ska : You Call It Vol. 13

23skaBEERSWelcome to the 13th installment of you the listener picking out songs for me to play on the podcast! I think we have a pretty damn good episode here if I do say so myself. I literally take no credit, this awesome episode is because of all your awesome suggestions! Thank you, and enjoy!

00:00 – Runaway Ricochet – Four Leaves (Gas Station Culture ’18)
02:38 – the Reggaskas – Mr. Trumpet (Long Way Home ’16)
06:45 – DISSIDENTE / ДИССИДЕНТЫ – Black Bloc (FRONTLINE ’17)
09:43 – Mr. Incommunicado – Hunt You Down (FLÜD ’17)
13:10 – Heavyball – Black Eye Friday (Black Eye Diaries ’14)
16:18 – Spirit of the Wildfire – IVV (Paradisolation ’17)
19:38 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Toshi-Low – To Fellas with No Ambition (Glorious ’18)

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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 : the Lady in the Lake

23skaaxeHey everyone one! What’s up? I’ve just finished the first of a three-night Slackers concert. I’m tired as heck, but man, still so excited for tonight and tomorrow! This is a laid back episode highlighting not only the Slackers, but the other bands that will be playing (or most likely will be in attendance at least) with them for their stand up at the Troubadour. Not sure how I’m supposed to make it through work on Friday, and my wife already has plans to let me sleep in in Saturday, because she knows that 3 days of work and ska is going to wipe me the heck out. Sorry, I don’t usually like to brag, but I’m super excited about these shows!

00:00 – the Slackers – Knowing (the Question ’98)
02:45 – Jackie Mendez – Nice Like Rice (Introducing… ’13)
05:44 – the Delirians – Love Sweet Love (Get Up ’14)
09:34 – thee Hurricanes – Megafone (Angel City Record : a New Dimension in Sound comp ’13)
12:37 – Viernes 13 – Slow and Low (Thirteen Rules ’15)
16:38 – Steady 45s – Too Late (Greenleaf Special ’16)
20:04 – Chris Murray – Home (Slackness ’08)

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!

Special : In the Sixties… Vol. 4

23Ska60sBack, once again, is an episode of some fine ska from the original source. I know I usually play more modern ska on this podcast, but sometimes I think we need to hear the roots of the sound we love so much. This stuff is so good! I always vow to play more of it, but I don’t always get the chance, so here it is, and I hope you enjoy it. Note: the last three songs on here are all in contention for being “the first ska song” and they all came out and or were recorded around the same time, listen and decide for yourself!

00:00 – Laurel Aitken – Boogie in My Bones (Boogie in My Bones / Little Sheila ’60)
02:41 – Lloyd Terrel – Bang Bang Lulu (Bang Bang Lulu / I Never Knew ’68)
05:42 – the Paragons – Silver Bird (So Close to You / Silver Bird ’68)
08:23 – Roy Richards & the Soul Vendors – Summertime (Give Me a Little More Time / Summertime ’68)
11:38 – Max Romeo – Wet Dream (a Dream with Max Romeo ’69)
14:24 – Theophilus Beckford with Clue J and His Blues Blasters – Easy Snapping (Easy Snapping / Proof Rum ’59)
17:10 – the Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina (Oh Carolina / I Met a Man ’60)
19:50 – the Blues Blasters – Pine Juice (Pine Juice / Little Willie ’60)

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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 : the Guardian

23skaGUARDIANHey all, it’s a time for family, and in this case, the ska family, and the particular member in need is our old pals the A-OKs! They’re trying to crowd-fund their next album check it out! So I asked them to help me get this episode together, a group effort if you will, to put some good music in your ears, so think about helping them create some more. Do something for your community, Jake Jordan would, because sometimes a single good person can make a difference!

00:00 – the A-OKs – Her Head and My Heart Strings (Are You Double Fisting Drinks Like I Am? ’14)
03:13 – Stray Bullets – New Prisons (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
06:54 – Be Like Max – Peace is Uncool (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
09:27 – the Dendrites – Gumbo Hustle (the Dendrites ’10)
12:03 – the Last Slice – Paulio (Underground ’14)
15:47 – Kill Lincoln – Suburban Woa (That’s Cool… In a Totally Negative and Destructive Way ’13)
20:01 – the Repercussions – I See it All (Observer Effect ’13)

Find & like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/23minofSka This episode and all episodes back to the start in 2010 are available at http://www.23Ska.com There’s a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to http://www.GrandpasCasino.com and pick up some great sounds!

Also, help fund the new album from the A-OKs! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1150114957/help-the-a-oks-record-their-4th-studio-album

23min of Ska : Exit Through the Gift Shop

23ska-bwplaidFour years ago today I debuted the first episode of 23min of Ska. I had been involved in a weekly (sometimes twice weekly) podcast with my wife since ’08 and had gotten a real handle on the ins and outs of doing a podcast. I had wanted to do a ska podcast a few times, but was never sure what I really wanted to do. An interview show? A DJed radio like show? Me and a friend talking about ska music, sharing stories and playing some music in between? I was also tossing around the idea of doing a music mixtape project/podcast based on the LA subway system w/ each color line representing a genre, but abandoned that due to its insane nature. Also because I knew that would never take hold anywhere. Then I was just like “Oh hell, I’ll do my ska podcast like that plan, plus it’ll be easier, because I won’t have to know average times between red line stops for episode times!” How foolish, because as soon as I was getting started on the first episode I was ready to saddle myself w/ a time constraint anyway. At first it was going to be 15min of Ska, and it was going to be monthly. I thought I could keep up at that pace while still doing my other podcast. As I put it together I realized that 15 minutes would be too short for a monthly show. So I upped it to 23min and decided that new episodes should drop on the 23rd of each month. After I’d posted the first one, I decided that I’d been hasty, and that there should be two episodes a month, on the 11th and the 23rd. That would also equal 23 episodes a year (provided I always took Jan. 11th off). That sat well with me. After the first year I launched the facebook page and removed a lot of my personal info from my blog and made it the official 23min of Ska website. I also added interviews at the top of each month. This way I was still getting 23 episodes of music a year. Somewhere along that year I found that the idea of a show that updates on the 1st, 11th and 23rd of the month got confusing for regular listeners and a lot of them thought that the show was released each Thursday for some reason. So starting in 2012 the show went weekly w/ interviews, 2 regular music episodes a month and 1 special music episode a month landing on Thursday morning. In my idiotic mind the special (and sometimes bonus if there was a 5th week) episodes didn’t count to the 23 song cycle. I’m an idiot, I don’t think anyone noticed my stupid numbering system. Which brings us to last year, this is when I figured I was all “Eff it! No one notices that an official session of 23min of Ska is 23 episodes! I’ll just go weekly, and the episodes that don’t count (All ’60s ska eps, the occasional interview, guest mixers, May Mix Tapes) will be obvious, and won’t be tied to the calendar.” So here, on the 4th anniversary of the show and the 5th set of 23 episodes is coming to an end. That’s far too much insight into what I think about when I’m doing this show, but for my brand of crazy it needs to be there. Next week I’ll return to start the 6th cycle of 23min of Ska, I’m already planning the May Mix Tape too, and hope that I can scrap together another ’60s ska episode as well sometime in March. So that’s at least another half a year of this podcast to look forward to! Let’s hope by the time I get there that I won’t want to toss in the towel, because so far this is a fun gig, and I’ve met wonderful ska fans and bands while doing this, heck I even launched a record label! Thanks to all you wonderful listeners, and tell all your ska loving friends! I really want the next 23 episodes the most downloaded & played yet!

Satori – Don’t Hide (Savor Every Moment ’05)
Two Steps Twice – Lord of the Dance (Nightmare on Northstreet ’13)
the Stiff Joints – Pineapple Sundae (Circus on Repeat ’13)
Profesor Galactico – Tell Me (Sonic Waves from Beyond ’12)
Punch the Clown – Who are You (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
Class Action – Karma Soup (an Extra Bar of the Wrong Song ’12)
Thorpedians – Woman Called Marcia (Hard Reggae from the Top ’10)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE – Boy Friend (Clover ’06)

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23min of Ska : Over Flowing

Ska music, ever over flowing with happiness and mirth. It is not music for wallowing in a bad mood. It is music for cheering up or just keeping your happy going. It is music for dancing, celebrating and generally having a good time. That’s what we have here, a bunch of songs about throwing parties, having a great night out and the joys of mysterious ladies. Seriously listeners when you’re out this weekend may your fun and drinks be over flowing as well.

Maddie Ruthless & the Secret Affair – Heat Fever (Hold the Phone ’10)
the Boss Beats – Bad Habit (the First E.P. ’11)
the Heat Machine – See You in Hell (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
Dance Hall Crashers – I Want it All (Honey I’m Homely! ’97)
Half Past Two – Panic! (It’s About Time ’09)
Tip the Van – Place Like Home (Passion, Love & Pride ’09)
Low Pressure – Child of Distinction (Low Pressure ’97)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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