Ever feel like you’re trapped? As if you’ve been sewn into a life you never chose for yourself? I got news for you pally, that’s practically all of us! Now worries, if you try, you’ll find yourself. Sure, you might have to wander a desert of doubt before you can get where you need to go, and hell, a few friends just might be out there too and you can help better each other. That’s how life works. Don’t just take it, make it.
Well… I tried my damnedest to stick to the topic at hand, but it got a little too depressing. Also, this one got pretty reggae-y, which is usually not my style, but everything fit so well! I guess a few more songs about unity could’ve been in order, but I’ve played so many of them before. I feel bad that I’d also already used the Smoke Like a Fish song “God Loves, Man Kills” on an episode last Summer! Also of note, the final song on here is by the Uninvited, they’re not a ska band at all, but have played a few ska tracks here and there, this track is obviously one of them.
Do you think I would even think of ending this podcast with out giving you all one last huge ska/punk episode? If ska/punk isn’t yr thing, I understand, I get it, but I love it just as much as I dig the more traditional sound. Ok, yeah, I’m still trying to figure out what the countdown means, I decided not to kill 23min of Ska a few weeks ago, but this has still got to lead someplace, and I don’t know what to do after this. There’s always been some kind of method to my madness, as random as it seems, that keeps be going, past the joy that listening to ska music brings me. I just need to find that next hook, that warp zone to the next level, and I’ll be set. I’m sure I’ll get there, I’m sure we all will. Life isn’t worth living if you not striving for next.
I’m sleepy. I’ve had several long and strange days. I don’t want to talk about it, but they haven’t been bad, just nothing to brag about. But I will say this. Shaking yourself out of your normal routine can have positive results, so you should try it every now and again.
Every year around this time the wife and I pack up a bunch of food and clothes and head down to San Diego for the big Comic Convention. We go down there, geek out about comics, movies, tv and hang out w/ a bunch of our friends from LA as if we didn’t all live near each other before this weekend. And every year, whether you notice it or not, the week of SDCC episode alwas has a slight comic geek nod in it. This year I may’ve went overboard, who knows. I hope you dig it, I know that I’ll be dancing to this one while I’m waiting in long ass lines!
There is so much going on day to day to be conscious of everything that is going on. There is so much more awareness that each of us need just to get by, or at least get by being fully informed that is. This is something we can all strive for, and achieve, but we always must be aware of the pitfalls of thinking we’ve got how the world works all figured out. We don’t, we never will, we need to find our place in it and remember why we are where we are at, and if that needs to change, we change it. We can do this, make the planet better, but we always need to be meta-conscious of ourselves.
Oh, and hey, this first track is by the very excellent the Duppies and they’re trying to raise some cash for their new album. This is the title track, if you dig it, there’s more of it to come! Toss down for some great music: http://kck.st/1NfUHaM
Tradition is great, but sometimes it can strangle you and hold you back. You need to know when “this is how it is, how it was & how it will be” is to be heeded and when it needs to be neglected. It’s a big distinction and will help you well in life once you know the difference. As always, good luck out there in the world, it can be a horrible place when oppression is afoot.
Could this be the end of 23min of Ska? The ska podcast you’ve all come to love and/or loath? Nope! No one is that lucky! I shall just journey on, trying to bring you all great ska from around the world. So, you know, pretty much good times for all! Well, as long as you’re the type to dig ska at least.
This episode came together quicker than I thought it would, I knew a lot of great songs that I wanted to use and they all just snapped into place. My wife wanted me to put some David Bowie to see if any of you were paying attention, I laughed, but in the end only let her name this episode and pick the episode picture. So here it is, a new great episode of 23min of Ska for your Summer listening pleasure.
the Forthrights – Carla (Policeman/Carla ’10)
Less Than Jake – Harvey Wallbanger (Greetings from Less Than Jake ’11)
Kill Lincoln – “F” for Finished (That’s Cool… In a Totally Negative & Destructive Way ’13)
Abraskadabra – Rainbow (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)
Dave Hillyard & Friends – Green Dolphin Street (California ’13)
Laurel Aitken – Sally Brown (the Story so Far… ’06)
the Specials – Too Hot (the Specials ’79)
Here we go with another awesome episode of 23min of Ska. There is some pretty fresh tracks on this one! Green Room Rockers cover of “Wagon Wheel” from their Ska is Dead II 7″, as well as “They Say” from the reunited Inspecter 7! Not to mention the final song here from Johnny Cakes & the Four Horsemen of the Apocalpso, I don’t think that album has even come out yet! The rest of these songs are from bands I’ve just recently got into, the whole album from the Pandemics is great and I don’t know how I’ve been missing the Amalgamated for the last few years. Finally for the first time I’m playing some bands with ska puns in their names… but the Good Skamaritans and Abraskadabra were just too good to pass over!