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23min of Ska : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side B (part 1)

MixTape00-SideBPart1Awww yeah, now we’re on the flip side! This episode is a little more international than the last few episodes on this mixtape. I’ve always wanted more and more international bands on this show, and as I keep doing the show, I’ll keep trying as I continue making the show to keep in as international as possible. Ska isn’t just an English speaking country thing and I need to get better at keeping this show as varied as possible. So yeah, go around the world and back in time a bit with this episode, and enjoy it!

00:00 – the Bohunks – As Is (In the Waiting Room ’11)
02:21 – Last Edition – Playing with Fire (Playing with Fire ’11)
05:43 – DiscoBalls – Time (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
08:59 – les Skalopers – Ya Vendra Mi Turno (Ya vendra mi turno ’11)
12:36 – LODD – La fin du monde (Et Pourquoi? ’11)
16:10 – Smerin’s Anti-Social Club – Schizo (Primordial Cordial ’13)
21:07 – Skalapper – Looking for My Soul (find a new world ’10)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side A (part 2)

Woohoo, here we go with part two! So many of these bands are ones that I miss all the time. It’s a bit more punky than the last one was, but that’s what we all love about ska, right? It’s multifaceted! I know for a fact that a number of the bands on this episode are not officially broken up but on hiatus, and hey, the Bosstones were on hiatus for 8 years and that wasn’t code for “broken up” so I shan’t push that narrative here! All I know is that I want more from every single one of them! And if there is… tell me, because I want to hear it and it’s obvious that I have managed to miss it!

00:00 – Chase Long Beach – That’s No Moon it’s a Space Station (Gravity is What You Make it ’11)
03:05 – Wobbly Bob – Let’s Get Wasted (Life Lessons for Losers ’11)
06:19 – Must Build Jacuzzi – Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse (Last Place ’18)
10:07 – Small Town Get Up – Wild Like We Were (No Trade Backs ’13)
13:51 – Do it with Malice – No Music (the Burned-Over District ’10)
17:35 – the Closers – Casualties (the Closers ’10)
20:04 – Curious Volume – About Anything (Mumbles and Whispers ’10)

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
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 : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side A (part 1)

MixTape00-SideAPart1It’s been a minute since I set up a virtual 90min mix tape (split across 4 episodes) dedicated to a decade. One reason it’s been awhile is well… I ran out of decades… but hey, look, we’re in 2020, the 2010s are behind us! Let’s go! Like always, this isn’t a “Best of 2010s Ska” at all, it’s a just a bunch of great music from that decade. I also made it a special point to play bands that I haven’t played in a bit, but were always really rad! When I switched over to trying to keep as current as possible, some of these great bands fell by the wayside, as they either broke up, had trouble recording new material, moved away from being a ska band, or put out great new material that superseded their older, yet still great work! Enjoy this episode and for the next 3 weeks some more gems that we shouldn’t leave behind as we continue on into the 2020s!

00:00 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – I know What I’ve Go (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
03:12 – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Leave it Alone (Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ’11)
05:55 – the Forthrights – Like a Child (Camp Birdman ’11)
09:12 – the Dropsteppers – Bring it on Home (Get Up in It! ’11)
12:53 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – Stop Crying (Nothing to Lose ’11)
17:13 – the Valuables – Stuck in the Middle (Reggae-Soul Dogs ’10)
20:14 – Mad Dog & the 20/20s – Buzzkill (Things We Shold have Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)

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
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 : Keep On Truckin’

23skaTRUCKERkeeponAlright, so how could I close down this last 23 episodes? A set of episode influenced by trucker slang? I think you know! Then on to some topical songs, then some flat out great songs and ending it, remembering a friend. Honestly, I had a lot of fun over these last 23 weeks, had those 7 great collaboration episodes too, those were great, right? This now marks twice as many episodes as I was originally planning to do and am I stopping? Oh heck no! I’m gonna keep on truckin’! See ya next week!

00:00 – Johnny Socko – Full Trucker Effect (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
03:53 – Grey Matter – Not My Friend (Climbing Out ’20)
05:49 – the Bruce Lee Band – Stand Up for Justice (the Bruce Lee Band ’95)
07:03 – OMNIGONE – Horizontal Aggression (No Faith ’19)
08:15 – Alla Spina – Obrigada (I Don’t Give a Damn) (One More Thing ’19)
11:37 – the Void Union – Wash Yo’ Hands (Return of the Super Vape ’19)
16:23 – the Stingers ATX – Sing for Me (This Time Around… ’08)
19:46 – the Soul Brothers – Lawless Street (Ska Club ’67 comp ’67)

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.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : Watch Out for Smokey

23skaTRUCKERsmokeyThis episode was a lot more… let’s say laid back when I started it… but, it couldn’t stand… it just didn’t feel right. So I started switching out songs, and switching out more… and more… and eventually I had an all different episode… and episode that feels right, I hope you all agree.

Keep fighting the good fight.

I love you all.

00:00 – Dang!t – Kids in Cages (What do You Know About Ska Punk? Vol. 4 comp ’20)
03:01 – Thirsty Guys – Quarantine (Quarantine ’20)
06:05 – Bruce Lee Band – It Never was Quite Like This (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
07:33 – Big D & the Kids Table – Try Out Your Voice (Strictly Rude ’07)
10:17 – the Suicide Machines – Babylon of Ours (Revolution Spring ’20)
12:49 – Abraskadabra – the Dream (Welcome ’18)
15:09 – Call Me Malcolm – a Beginner’s Guide to Fighting a Losing Battle (Me, Myself and Something Else ’20)
19:22 – the Slackers – Walking On (Wasted Days ’01)

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.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : Both Feet on the Floor

23skatruckerbothfeetWhen I started this episode, and finished it a few weeks ago (sorry I’ve been working ahead a bit, I have been busy with my essential job (second aside: I don’t come into contact with many people, so don’t worry for me)) I didn’t expect the world to go to hell… I almost scraped this for a more pointed episode addressing America’s dire situation… but in the end this episode that I had assembled kept bringing me joy as I listened to it, and I want to bring you all joy as well in these, now very, troubling times. Be well my friends, take care of yourselves and care and help out others in need.

00:00 – the Players Band feat. Steven Jackson – Get in the Van (Skamörgåsbord ’20)
02:33 – Dan P. – Heartbeat Survival (Heartbeat Survival ’20)
06:04 – Half Past Two – Lyin’ Eyes (Lyin’ Eyes ’20)
09:17 – Millington – Let You In (Beatdown Generation ’20)
12:56 – los Kurados – Cows Can’t Read (Rabia Ska ’20)
14:52 – the Planet Smashers – What’s Going Down (Too Much Information ’19)
18:07 – Hobo Chili – Hobo Chili (Salt of the Earth ’20)
19:59 – Younger Than Neil – I Choo-Choo-Choose You (Sunk Cost ’20)

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
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 : Dixie Cup on a Clean Channel

23skaTRUCKERdixiecupWhen you’re home a bit more, and you have more time to think about your hobbies… and then you think “Hey, let’s do that follow up episode that you teased a bit ago when you did this episode!” And in my silly way, I figured that this would be the best place for it. So yeah, it’s the “rude girl” episode… no, not all the music is performed by women, but it’s more about the song name, much like the previously linked episode. So enjoy it rude ones, it’s for you!

00:00 – the Skallions – Rude Boys and Girls (Skallion Battalion ’20)
03:06 – Sally and the Monkeys – Ruder Than You (Monkey Business ’20)
05:39 – Skolers – Rude Girl (American Skathic comp ’94)
07:41 – Lone Raspberry – Rude Girl (slow) (Children of the Horn ’96)
09:59 – Juantxo Skalari & la Rude Band – Rudi Not Dead (RUDI RECORDS ’14)
14:20 – Undercover S.K.A. – Rude Girl (We’ve Come for Your Daughter ’95)
18:44 – the Doped Up Dollies – the Rude (the New Way Out ’14)

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.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : How Many Candles You Burning?

23skaTRUCKERcandlesburningIt’s my birthday early next week, so I thought I’d dig around in my records crate and pull out some tracks for an all vinyl episode of 23min of ska. Some of these tracks were later put out digitally, but I don’t have them. So yeah, there’s some clicks and pops and other random record sounds, this is mainly because I do only a small clean up of the music after the transfer. This is because I dig those little imperfections that come with vinyl and I don’t really want to remove that from the final product.

00:00 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – I won’t Go Out Like That (What the World Needs Now is Love ’17)
03:24 – Alex Desert & Greg Lee with Western Standard Time – All of Me (All of Me / Free Form ’15)
05:41 – Johnny Too Bad & the Strikeouts – St. Paul St. (Johnny Too Bad & the Strikeouts ’96)
08:35 – Blue Beat Makers – You’ve Been So Nice (You’ve Been So Nice / My Own Way ’14)
11:31 – the Snails – Washington Bullets (I Saved the Snails ’14)
13:55 – Crazy Baldhead – Cutback! (Occupy! ’12)
16:44 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – Get Ready (Tons of Fun ’11)
19:51 – the Far East – Can We Make it Up (Can We Make it Up / Release Me ’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.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : Starving the Bears

23skaTRUCKERstarvingthebearsSo in “Trucker Slang / CB Slang” the term “Starving the Bears” means to go the speed limit so that the cops won’t pull you over and give you a ticket. And slowing down a bit seems like not too terrible of an idea right now. We’re all in a rush to get back out into the world, but maybe we should take a minute to pause and see if that’s the best idea. All but one of these tracks has been released since we’ve been in quarantine, hell, some were written and recorded directly because of it! I can’t wait for this lockdown to end, but I don’t mind waiting a bit longer if it means not feeding the bear.

00:00 – the Bar Stool Preachers – State of Emergency (Soundtrack to Your Apocalypse ’20)
02:47 – Cale Wilcox – Going Mad (Pacific Sound System IV: Quarentunes comp ’20)
06:30 – the Holophonics – Don’t Buy the Hype (Sunk Cost ’20)
08:14 – Esaopa – Escoria Humana (Stage 1 ’18)
11:23 – the JB Conspiracy – Falling Down (Guiding Lights ’20)
15:15 – Something To Do – Stay Inside (Stay Inside ’20)
17:35 – No Villains Left – Dark Days (Bright Lights ’20)
20:01 – Baked A La Ska – We’ll Meet Again (We’ll Meet Again ’20)

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 FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 : Jackknife in the Circle City

23skaTRUCKERjackknifecirclecitySo each year, a few friends of mine celebrate “Johnny Socko Day” which is on May 6th, so this podcast, unfortunately, misses the silliness by a day. Basically, all we do is make Socko references to each other on social media and listen to Johnny Socko while we do our day jobs, you know some real corny goofball stuff. Anyway, I decided to make this episode of 23min of Ska in the same Socko celebration spirit! This is an episode that is chock full of Indiana’s finest ska and ska/punk bands, from way back when to the present day. So put on a pair of comfortable shoes, cut a rug and be the freakiest freak on the dancefloor!

00:00 – Johnny Socko – If I didn’t Have a Girlfriend (live) (Triple Live ’02)
02:50 – the Operators – Hybrid Moments (Hybrid Moments ’20)
04:55 – Pro Midgit Mafia – Babydoll (the Beat Inside My Head ’97)
07:07 – Lockstep – Riot in the Club (It Happened in the City… ’10)
09:54 – Green Room Rockers – I’ll Make Love to You (Sweat Steady ’17)
13:15 – the Circle City Deacons – Say a Prayer (Welcome Home ’14)
16:39 – Black Market Pop – St. Pete (Starts ’00)
20:18 – Coolidge – Punk Rock Night (the 5 Best Songs in the World: Volume 1’14)

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

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!