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23min of Ska : Shut Up

Shhhhh! This episode is completely instrumental. Not a single word is uttered. Keep it down over there, we’re listening to ska!

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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23min of Ska : Hung Over

When I started putting together this episode I didn’t set out to make it consist 66% of songs from 2010, it just kinda worked out like that! I love ska and I’ve been trying to keep up with it, checking out the new bands and such, and this was the result, a lot of those new bands I’m listening to! Ultimately I do go back in time and kick things off with a classic by the classic the Specials. When an episode starts this good you just know it is going to get better, no matter what decade the songs are from!

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.

This episode and all episodes can always be found at here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. If you’d like to download it, by all means, go for it. Also if you’d like, find us on facebook and tell us what you think.

23min of Ska : Merriment

…and thus ends our first year at 23min of Ska. I certainly hope that you’ve enjoyed listening to it this year. It started out a small dream, a dream that’s grown over the year, and I hope to grow more next year! It has been a great ride, see you all on January 23rd!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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23min of Ska : Dimed

When I was putting together the last episode and including a song from Do It With Malice’s new album, I realized that I’ve hardly included any music from the year 2010 on a regular basis for the podcast! This episode it meant to correct that mistake by hitting you, over and over again with fresh 2010 ska & ska/punk! Of course, being out of touch I had to do some research and I found some really good new bands that put out some fresh awesome music, as well and remembering that there’s some classic bands that are still at it putting out quality albums. Really, I own 2 of these records, bought them when they came out and I still managed to forget that they came out this year! For 2011 I vow to no longer be an idiot while putting this podcast together!

Special note: This very day my fiance and I are planning our wedding 2,000 miles away from where we live, so if there’s a problem, e-mail me, I’ll try to fix it as soon as I can!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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23min of Ska : Return

It’s Thanksgiving time. A time to return home, see your family, hang out with old friends & maybe meet some new ones while you’re back in town for a few days. For some reason, Big D’s “Halfway Home” always reminds me of this time of year and a late night after some “Hey we’re all back in town, let’s hang out” kinda times. It might speak a lot more about me than anything else, but it’s still a damn fine tune. Also, speaking of meeting new people earlier, in the past month I’ve had the fortune of getting to know the band Do It With Malice and I’m pretty glad that I have. Nice guys, awesome sound and you can totally tell they’re having a ball playing these songs. I’m more than happy to share them here with all of you. Also, if the first song sounds familiar to you, Stinkfish later became the Siren Six and did a completely different arrangement of this song. There you go and that’s one to grow on. Hope you all enjoyed this episode!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

If you enjoyed Do It With Malice check out their website at http://www.diwmny.com and let them know and find when they’re touring near you so you can go, dance and say hey. Also, pick up their new album you cheapskate!

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23min of Ska : Backfire

Quick, name things that backfire! Cars! Guns! Getting anywhere in LA because of all the traffic! So yeah, a bunch of songs about guns, cars and traffic. After talking about them so much in the past few episodes, I decided that I owed it to Johnny Socko to include another one of their songs. This Gadjits song has been crazy going through my head lately and I just had to include it! The Tantra Monsters’ “Traffic” is a classic and was the inspiration for this episode. Also, I know I’m a decade late to the party, but I just recently got the Highball Holiday CD and I think it is absolutely fantastic! Seek it out! Oh, and be careful out there on the road!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything. While the RSS feed only has so much room for episodes, know that you can get all of them right here for your listening pleasure.

You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. You could also download it!

23min of Ska : Fallen

Oh heck yeah! More ska! This is about as far as I will go cheesy wise for a “Halloween” ska podcast. Firstly, Halloween is over a week away but I won’t deny that it is in the air. Secondly, man oh man, do I hate all the ska related puns that come with it as well. But maybe that’s just me. I sometimes feel a little cheap dipping mostly in to the mid to late 90s ska and ska/punk that makes up my collection, I feel like I’m just not keeping up as well with the more modern acts. But mostly, I hope you still like it, and if you want to educate me, hit me up with an message! I’d like to thank my friend Nicole again for getting me the Sgt. Scagnetti CD. I’d also like to note that Synthetic Elements used to be a fun, energetic young ska/punk band (I’ve got the CDs to prove it) but they’ve grown up to be a fun and energetic punk band who sometimes plays ska. I’m just saying this so if you decide to go pick up their in-print you’ll still get a solid CD, but just not a full ska one. Once again, I hope you all enjoy it!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Plus, there’s always downloading!

23min of Ska : Alive

If you’re into ska you know the very best thing is ska done live. I can honestly say that I’ve never left a ska show unhappy or disappointed and I can say for a fact that some of the best concerts I’ve ever seen were ska shows! For these reasons I knew that sooner or later I’d be doing a show of all live music, that and a few of these songs are only available live! I’m glad to’ve found “Man in Disguise” played by the band that wrote it! Johnny Socko has covered this for years, but it is nice to hear it from Bop (Harvey) who were working ska in their sound long before some of the rest of these bands even hit the scene. The ever name changing Stretch Magnifico was one of the earliest bands I saw live and you just can’t beat the Toasters! I close it out with the most classic of all Reel Big Fish’s songs. Ska, best when done live, there’s nothing to doubt about that.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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23min of Ska : Special

Welcome to a very Special episode of 23min of Ska. I know that the point of this podcast is to primarily be a third wave ska format podcast with the occasional first and second wave stuff mixed in, but today the first half is all first wave stuff! Why? Well I’m presenting to you the very first episode dedicated to a single band, and that band is the Specials. The first 4 songs are songs that inspired/were covered by the Specials, and the last 4 are covers of songs the Specials wrote. Easy. While “Monkey Man” and “Rudy, a Message to You” have been covered several times by other bands, the Specials did it first. It was pretty hard to decide which Prince Buster song to use, but after I heard it, I knew it had to be “Al Capone” because “Gangsters” is by far one of my favorite Specials songs. The one good thing about doing all this research is that I’m now a confirmed Lloyd Charmers fan, and I now know what the Specials are onto w/ the some of the lyrics from “Too Much Too Young”. In the covers section, I have to say I was very happy to’ve found the Aggrolites version of “Ghost Town”. It is pretty damn awesome, and after listening to about a dozen other versions it is truly the best one. I was also blessed to find the “Spare Shell: a Tribute to the Specials” compilation, which is where this Dr Ragu track comes from. This Goldfinger cover never fails to crack me up (but I really wish Johnny Socko had recorded their “Nite Klub” as it is the best I’ve ever heard) and finally rounding out the cast is Big D & the Kids Table with one of the best cover songs out there. This episode is a look to the past while being firmly rooted in today, hope you enjoy it.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Plus, there’s always the fact that you can download it.

23min of Ska : Midway

Here we are at the half way mark of the first year of “23min of Ska” and I think it has went pretty well. Originally I was only going to be doing one episode a month, so this would be the end, but no, I had to go and double it up and spread the ska love far and wide! Speaking of love and ska I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve worked the Skatalites into an episode! They are way too good! And Half Past Two I’ve been waiting to play for people since I first saw them at the LA 3 Floors of Ska a few years ago! All in all, this first 6 months of “23min of Ska” has taught me one thing, you can only prepare so much. This very podcast only contains 2 of the songs I was originally going to put in it! It was almost completed and I had 2min left to fill, that’s when things went out the window. One song didn’t follow the last so well, a few were too short and ended up being better picks so what to delete? It went like this for a while and I ended up with this, far superior than what I’d been intended to send out! Once again, I hope you enjoy the music and you share your enjoyment with others.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. But you know, there’s always downloading it. Oh, quick mention, I’ll be out of town on the 23rd this month, so I won’t be able to post the next episode on my site until a few days later, but if you subscribe to the podcast you should get it on time… just saying is all.

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