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23min of Ska : the Phoenix / the Dark Phoenix Saga

23skaDARKPHOENIXSAGAIt’s a new start for 23min of Ska, I hope that you all can be along for the ride again. This first episode of a new era for the show is a statement of intent in a way. I’ve been trying to include more new bands on this show since the start, I’ve also been trying to mix it up with the many styles of ska too, so that’s what I went after pretty hard here. I hope you dig it, and will continue on with me in my effort to try and find more varied and fresh ska to play for you folks!

00:00 – the Fundamentals – Leaving Me Behind (Get Alright ’12)
04:04 – the Skints – Rise Up (Part & Parcel ’12)
07:01 – 7 Seconds of Love – Danger of Death (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
09:45 – Reel Big Fish – Down in Flames (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)
13:54 – the Brooklyn Attractors – Jamaica Bay (Live in NYC ’15)
20:49 – Noel Brown – Phoenix (Phoenix / Patricia ’69)

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23min of Ska : Gluttony

23skaGLUTONYI ate a mini deep dish pizza for lunch. Later that night I had an ice cream sandwich. Somehow, I stayed with in my calorie count for the day, but man, did I feel like a fatty. Oh sure, I could go for a walk and do a dozen jumping jacks or something, but instead I just wanna eat a whole bag of cappuccino flavored potato chips instead while washing it down w/ some horchata beer. I guess I could dance to this podcast, that might help. But then, I’d just want to eat a dark chocolate and bacon candy bar. I’m kinda unhealthy…

Less Than Jake – 3 Quarts Drunk (Pezcore ’95)
Hypocondriacs – Fatty Girl (60’s Rocksteady & Reggae ’10)
the Articles – You’re Bread and Butter Pickles, Baby (Flip F’real ’97)
7 Seconds of Love – First Drink of the Day (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
Insatiable – Can’t Get Enough (Can’t Get Enough ’94)
LODD – Eat Banana (Skins) (Et Pourquol? ’11)
No Doubt – a Little Something Refreshing (No Doubt ’92)

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23min of Ska : Rerun : Following

23ska-bwplaidSorry about the rerun folks. It’s been a big busy week for me. I was getting an episode together and it just wasn’t enough! So, in an effort to at least get you something, here’s an episode from back when I was averaging about 10 listeners a month! It’s a great episode too! Might as well save it from being lost to the sands of time!

00:00 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Play Those Records (Calm Down ’00)
02:08 – Stretch – Kiss the Bride (Armstrong ’96)
04:34 – Westbound Train – Forever (Five to Two ’05)
08:21 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (Medium Rare ’07)
11:54 – 7 Seconds of Love – Twister (Danger is Dangerous ’07)
14:34 – the Usuals – Rocket Reggae (On the Lovers Circuit ’02)
16:41 – the Specials – Gangsters (the Specials ’79)
19:24 – My Superhero – Baggage (SKAteboard Music ’95)

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23min of Ska : Warning : Parental Advisory : Explicit Content

23Ska-ParentalAdvisorySwearing, it is as old and American as anything else I’ve ever encountered. Sure, the English, Scottish and Irish are more free with their swearing, and the Australians have elevated cussing to a higher art form, but there’s just something about American culture that makes American swearing so interesting to me. I only really remember my pops dropping the F-bomb twice while I was a kid, and that didn’t happen until I was well into high school. The first time was when he couldn’t find his hammers when we were installing new windows on the house. It is such a legend that my little brother does an impression so accurate that you’d think you’re right back in the middle of a hot Midwestern day and the old man has lost his patience with his goofball sons again. When ever Pops hears my brother do the impression he turns red with laughter. That’s what inspired this episode, good ole, hardworkin’, Midwest American swearing! OK, fine, not all these acts are American, and only one is from the Midwest, but you know what I don’t give a single one of, right?

7 Seconds of Love – Submarine (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
the Slackers – Attitude (the Radio ’11)
Less Than Jake – Ask the Magic 8 Ball (Losing Streak ’96)
Suicide Machines – I Don’t Wanna Hear It (Destruction by Definition ’96)
the Forces of Evil – Angry Anthem (Friend or Foe? ’03)
the Scandals – Rude Boy they suit Fuckin’ Head (Rude MEANS Skank ’10)
the Amphetameanies – Backbeat Fucker (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
Skinnerbox – Motherfucker (What You Can Do, What You Can’t ’97)
Big D & the Kids Table – Not Fucking Around (Fluent in Stroll ’09)

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23min of Ska : 2 L8 4 H8

23ska-bwplaidAs much as I love when listeners reach out to me (and I love the hell out if it and brag to any that will hear me) when I get some kind of hateful reaction to 23min or Ska it drives me bonkers. It really gets under my skin. Also, the less knowledgeable the reaction the more it is going to eat at me. Last week I was proving to the hater in question that he was wrong about this show (and a lot of other things in general) and was taking the high road in terms of programing. But the week ate away at me, this is the reactionary, snot nosed, fuck off episode I wanted to make. It is my show, I do what I want and this is me eating my cake. Thanks for listening, if you love it, I love you, let’s get drinks and dance to some records. If you hate it, keep your trap shut and stop listening to it, that’s as far as I’m willing to compromise. I support ska of all stripes and eras and won’t let you make me feel like a shithead dumbass because of that love.

7 Seconds of Love – Love Me Like You Used to (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
Sunny Side Up – Good Life (Paradise in the Sky ’13)
Run & Punch – What Goes Around (the Ballad of John Henry) (No Loose Ends ’13)
Hooray for Our Side – Plastic Knives (Hooray for Our Side ’13)
the Arrogant Sons of Bitches – So let’s Go Nowhere (All the Little Ones are Rotting… ’02)
the Good Skamaritans – I Hate Your Guts (Let’s Rawk ’02)
Big D & the Kids Table – You Treat Everyone Like Shit (Stomp ’13)
Reel Big Fish – Somebody Hates Me (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’00s : Side A (part two)

00mixTapeA2And here we are again, still stuck in ’00s, hearing the bright sparks of ska bands that refused to throw in the towel, just because mainstream taste-makers did. I won’t lie to you, during much of the early ’00s, I didn’t abandon ska music, but I got much more insular and into the bands in the Midwest at the time before moving out to LA half way through that decade and trying to catch up w/ the ska that was going on in the world at the time. I feel as if I am still playing catch up, but I loved my local ska bands so much I wanted to give them all the support I could, sorry world ska scene, I’m learning and making up for it now! And this concludes side A of the 90min ’00s mix tape.

Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia – Standing Proud (This is the Beginning of the End ’03)
the Hijacks – Victim! Ain’t No Alternative (Free Your Mind ’07)
7 Seconds of Love – Looking for My Leopard (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
the Pinstripes – Find It! (the Decay ’07)
Synthetic Elements – Take Me Home (Synthetic Elements ’05)
Westbound Train – Fatty Boom Boom! (Transitions ’06)
Sonic Boom Six – For 12 Weeks, the City is Theirs (Arcade Perfect ’07)

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23min of Ska : Let’s Do This

Indeed, let’s do this! Let’s do this episode! Let’s start dancing! Let’s start doing everything! So get out, get up in it and have a great time! Start something and start it today! Come on, let’s do this! In the spirit of “Let’s Do This” me and two friends drove quite aways, braving some awful LA traffic to see the Bohunks, the second band on this episode, and it was damn magical! Their song is followed up by Jorge and the Landladies doing an excellent cover of a Who song (a fact I didn’t know until Jorge told me and I had to hang head in shame). It is another fine collection of music for you to enjoy listen to, that I had fun putting together, see, we’re all winning!

the Valuables – Feel That Rhythm (the Valuables ’10)
the Bohunks – the City (In the Waiting Room ’11)
Jorge and the Landladies – Mary-Anne with the Shaky Hands (Monobound ’12)
the Gramophone Allstars – Vine (Levitant a la Deriva ’11)
Monkey – This Life (Lost at Sea ’09)
the Hard Times – Bender of Steel (Two Bucks for Bob ’10)
the Longshots – Two Down (the Longshots ’11)
7 Seconds of Love – Winners (Danger is Dangerous ’08)

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