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23min of Ska : the Lovely Angels

I came of age in the ’90s, which means, yeah, I read a fair amount of manga. One of my favorites was always Adam Warren’s take on “the Dirty Pair” a sci-fi book that was ages ahead of the curve by decades in ideas, tech, and even the rise of horrible fan-types. It’s about 2 young government workers who are sent to help citizens, but are a bit accident prone so wherever they show up hijinks ensue. Self assured women whose work entertains? Seems like a good theme for a ska podcast…

00:00 – Nahar Band – Over the Moon (Hurriya ’20)
03:34 – Half Past Two / Bite Me Bambi / Catbite / Skatune Network / Mustard Plug – Lost Again (Lost Again ’20)
06:50 – the Heat Machine – Overdrive (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
10:53 – Girls Go Ska – Quédate (Quédate ’20)
14:03 – OreSkaBand – Life is Beautiful (Slogan ’17)
17:48 – Venus Hill – Empty (Whatever ’02)
21:06 – Highball Holiday – Multiple Personality Disorder (Highball Holiday ’97)

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Art by: Adam Warren
From: “Dirty Pair: Run from the Future” issue #3

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23min of Ska : Times Past

It’s Thanksgiving time in the States and what a better time to break out a book about family. It’s about a father and son, the meaning of legacy and missing their family that has passed on. Oh and also superheroes, lots of superhero craziness… also a lot of nostalgia for the atomic age… one panel even references the existence of ska, so it’s got that going for it too!

00:00 – Shady Street Allstars – Far from Home (Far from Home ’20)
04:01 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
07:08 – Bruce Lee Band – Spinning Me Around (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
08:16 – Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Father & Son (Playtime ’99)
13:37 – the Topshots – There Goes My Baby (the Topshots ’19)
17:14 – Hans Gruber & the Die Hards – Eternal Beach Ball (Hans Gruber & the Die Hards 2 ’19)
19:17 – the Seattleites – Starry Night (the Thing! ’19)

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Whenever you’d like to visit times past again, pull up this download

Art by: Tony Harris
Based on: Starman Omnibus Vol. 1

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Precious Little Life

So, yeah, I wanted to do an episode with a lot of my favorite Canadian bands and pattern it after “Alpha Flight” but that wasn’t coming together. Then I heard the opening track by “Lo(u)ser” and KNEW I needed to do a “Scott Pilgrim” styled episode and then everything just fell right together! Keep the Canadians, add a bunch of other great tracks, and that’s a podcast!

00:00 – Lo(u)ser – Grow Up (Grow Up ’20)
02:18 – Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous – Lies (Heart is Stupid ’19)
05:00 – Rude Boy George – Magnificent 7 (Combat Cancer : a Tribute to the Clash comp ’15)
09:30 – King Kong 4 – dead letter (anything can happen, but almost nothing will ’20)
11:12 – minivandal – Fact Check (Turn Left Here ’18)
13:44 – the Kingpins – All the World’s a Cage (plan of ACTION ’00)
17:02 – Younger Than Neil – Up for Air (la Llorona) (Write New History ’19)
20:03 – Rude Ways – Analog Days (Analog Days ’20)

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Episode artwork by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Based on his work: Scott Pilgrim

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Disposable Assassin

Surreality just got funky! Or “rude” I should say “Surreality just got rude” because this is a ska podcast, right? Anyway, “Scud the Disposable Assassin” is a top tier comic for me, so over the top and fun and oddly, one of the easier episodes to find current music to fit the theme. Fun comic, fun music, fun episode! It’s cool to be a ska podcast.

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Slowdown Heart (Meaning of Love ’20)
03:21 – Bad Operation – Bagel Rooks (Bad Operation ’20)
05:31 – the Skalinskis – Somebody Stole My Baby (Freak Club ’18)
08:11 – Soweto – Don’t Look Back (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
10:55 – Mighty Megatons – Atomic Bomb (Atomic Bomb / I Want to Know ’19)
13:31 – the Void Union – Mine (Return of the Super Vape ’19)
15:35 – the Slackers – Robots (the Boss Harmony Sessions ’07)
20:14 – Bomb the Music Industry! – This Graceless Planet (Others! Others! ’09)

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Episode artwork by: Rob Schrab
Based on the cover of: Scud the Disposable Assassin #1

(I do feel bad that I couldn’t fit “Werewolves in Space” by Llama Tsunami in though, as this comic features a werewolf in space! Seriously, check out this book!)

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 : Journey into Amazing Tales of the Uncanny

Ok, it’s back to just me, your pal RJ Phoenix to ride out the rest of the year with on this podcast! I love so many of the songs on this week’s episode that I had a little too much silly fun w/ the art and title… in which I botched making the title of the episode more visual than the name of the podcast… eh, win some, lose some! Enjoy!

00:00 – Eat the Evidence – Human Beings (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
03:27 – the Inevitables – Barely Kids (the Inevitables ’20)
06:34 – Brainwreck – Think of Phoenix (Charlie ’18)
08:22 – MU330 – the Punisher / Downtown (Chumps on Parade ’96)
13:04 – Call Me Malcolm – Also, Spiders (Me, Myself and Something Else ’20)
16:22 – Yum!Yum!ORANGE – CARTOON HEROES (Orange Juice ’04)
19:40 – the Vengers – Suite N-3 (Push This? ’95)

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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

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 iTunes and Stitcher.

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

When I started off this nutty run of crossover episodes, I started w/ Josh from This I Know with Josh and Joe, so now it’s Joe’s turn to help me finish it off. I’ve known Joe since he was a baby. He’s my cousin and I love him. I was going to make fun of him and put up super goofy picture of him, but I took the high road! Once you’re done w/ this go listen to the hilariously fun podcast he and Josh do!

00:00 – Days N Daze – Flurry Rush (Show Me the Blueprints. ’20)
02:46 – the Aquabats! – the Story of Nothing (Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
05:37 – Mike Park w/ Brittany Luna of Catbite – You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand (You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand ’20)
08:09 – Jimmy Cliff – the Harder They Come (the Harder They Come soundtrack ’72)
11:46 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – They Will Need Music (the Magic of Youth ’11)
15:31 – Less Than Jake – Spirit of ’20 (Lost at Home Sessions ’20)
17:46 – the Slackers – They are Losing (They are Losing ’20)
21:56 – Reel Big Fish – Another F.U. Song (Monkeys for Nothing and Chimps for Free ’07

Download this and listen at any time in the future you wish.

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 is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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 iTunes and Stitcher.

23min of Ska Cross Over : the Rudie Librarian

On YouTube there’s a ska fan that loves books, this man is the Rudie Librarian! He’s a pretty great go to for any kind of book, even comics, and he talks about ska when he fit it in. But hey, it’s not just videos, there’s also a bunch of well written articles too! Brian is very talented and I’m happy to have had him pick a bunch of this episode’s songs!

00:00 – Millington – Beatdown Generation (Beatdown Generation ’20)
03:08 – Skapeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Some Great Rewards Club ’18)
03:30 – the Holophonics – DRC2018 (Phantom Arrival ’18)
09:42 – the Sensations – Everybody Loves Me (the Sensations ’10)
11:29 – the Abruptors – With My Luck (Love & Other Disasters ’19)
14:09 – the JB Conspiracy – Nothing You Can Do (This Machine ’07)
16:19 – Half Past Two – Rock You Out (It’s About Time ’09)
19:52 – Five Iron Frenzy – While Supplies Last (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)

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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 Cross Over : Checkered Cast

At it again with Checkered Cast! This time I’m teaming up with Tara for the hardest and most rewarding episode so far! We both have such similar tastes that I’ve played a lot of what she had ideas for, but we got through it! And this episode is all the better for the hard work she put into it (that and having to deal with me!)

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnets – Ruder Than You (Check One – 2 comp ’19)
03:03 – Some Ska Band – So You Think (It’s Going Down ’18)
05:02 – Bite Me Bambi – I don’t Want to Be (I don’t Want to Be ’20)
08:10 – the Radiation Kings – Dem Try (Early Years ’99)
11:02 – Sonic Boom Six – Monkey See, Monkey Do (Rude Awakening ’10)
14:24 – Yes Brainer – Times are Getting Harder (Demo 2018 ’18)
16:07 – TalkBats! – TalkBats (World Domination Vol.2 comp ’20)
20:06 – Amy Winehouse – Monkey Man (Back to Black: B-Sides ’07)

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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 Crossover : Talking Records

This week I have Jed from the “Talking Records” podcast helping me out. Jed gave me a TON of tracks to pick from and could’ve easily done 3 episodes with this guy! Also, “Talking Records” is a hell of a good show, where Jed and a guest talk about a record. Sounds basic, but it effing rad! Such a fun show!

00:00 – the Planet Smashers – Going Out Solo (Too Much Information ’19)
02:42 – the Quicksteps – Gonna Run (Gonna Run ’11)
05:57 – Abraskadabra – Nothing New (Welcome ’18)
10:17 – Grey Matter – Greet Debt (Climbing Out ’20)
12:51 – los Skagaleros – 2 Tales of the Working Class (l@s Skagaler@s ’16)
16:00 – Less Than Jake – Lockdown (Losing Streak ’96)
18:31 – We Are The Union – Your Way, Your Time (Your Way, Your Time ’20)
21:14 – Be Like Max – Get it Up (Save Us All ’19)

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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 Cross Over : Checkered Cast

This week’s episode is a collaboration with Christine from Checkered Cast! It’s a podcast that features interviews, music, & ska talk from two ska loving gals! Christine brings a lot of great laid back tracks to this episode and I try to match and keep up in kind. It was so much fun doing this, so check out her podcast and stay tuned for her co-host Tara’s shot at “working” with me!

00:00 – Resonators – Sweet Love Affair (Sweet Love Affair ’10)
04:27 – the Skints – the Forest for the Trees (FM ’15)
08:37 – the Fuss – Driving Me (Ourselves ’18)
12:19 – the Loving Paupers – Lines (Lines ’19)
16:28 – the Bodysnatchers – Too Experienced (Easy Life / Too Experienced ’80)
18:52 – Hollie Cook – Superstar (Superstar ’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 iTunes and Stitcher.

Download this episode and listen to it again and again!

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!