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23min of Ska : God Loves, Man Kills

23skaGODLOVESWell… 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.

00:00 – the Jellycats – Hysteria (When I Do ’12)
02:16 – Night Gaunts – We are Not Afraid (We’re Fucking Terrified) (Conversations with Creation ’15)
05:35 – Johnny Nine and the Racers – Human Nature (Chin Up ’09)
07:42 – Abraskadabra – Man on Demand (Abuse) (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
10:18 – the Last Slice – Strike (Underground ’14)
13:15 – Goldfinger – Downpressor Man (Darrin’s Coconut Ass ’99)
16:45 – the Expanders – Man Should Not Hold Back (Old Time Something Come Back Again ’12)
20:02 – the Uninvited – What God Said (Uninvited ’98)

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23min of Ska : Two Down…

23skaTWOCITIESDo 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.

00:00 – Abraskadabra – Twice Upon a Time (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
02:35 – Big D & the Kids Table – Static (Stomp ’13)
04:36 – Furillo – the Final Countdown (Metalliska ’00)
08:37 – the Arrogant Sons for Bitches – Piss Off (Three Cheers for Disappointment ’06)
11:32 – the Taj Motel Trio – Burn it Down (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
14:03 – Goldfinger – the Kids are Alright (Darrin’s Coconut Ass ’99)
15:31 – Hooray for Our Side – Outatime (Overture ’15)
19:40 – Reel Big Fish – the Kids Don’t Like It (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)

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23min of Ska : seventeen magazine

23ska17MAGI’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.

00:00 – Abraskadabra – Not Your Savior (a Fat Comp ’15)
03:03 – doctormanette – Bonkers (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
05:49 – OreSkaBand – Teenagers (What a Wonderful World! Vol. 2 ’09)
09:31 – Yellow Umbrella – Oh Girl (a Thousand Faces ’10)
12:31 – Riddim Cats – Sex in Ibiza (We are the Cats! ’09)
16:04 – the Pharmaceutical Bandits – Teen Idol (Those Damn Bandits ’97)
18:24 – My Man Friday – Sassy Girl (Monkey Business ’97)

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23min of Ska : Twice as Many Colors

23skaKIRBYEvery 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!

00:00 – Abraskadabra – Private Joker (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
03:07 – the Boss Beats – Shadowman 9 (II ’11)
06:11 – Goldfinger – Picture (Goldfinger ’96)
08:14 – the Slackers – Like a Virgin (Rarebreed Version) (Rarebreed Sampler ’15)
12:12 – Skaos – Super Hero (Catch This Beat ’89)
15:26 – the Braces – Supergirl vs. Rudeboy (Ska Got Soul ’03)
19:09 – Party Like It’s… – Shake it Off (Shake it Off ’15)

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23min of Ska : the Level of Your Consciousness

23ska8BALLThere 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

00:00 – the Duppies – Broken Organ (Broken Organ ’15)
03:26 – the Shifters – Waiting for a Sign (In It! ’12)
06:32 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – You Don’t Know (Nothing to Lose ’11)
09:09 – the Delegators – Be Good to Me (All Aboard ’13)
11:26 – Abraskadabra – You Want (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
14:13 – Deal’s Gone Bad – All Right (Heartbreaks and Shadows ’14)
16:51 – the Forthrights – Trust Me (the Forthrights ’12)
18:58 – the Bandulus – Over the Edge (the Times We Had ’12)

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23min of Ska : Maybe Try Bucking the System

23ska-redplaidTradition 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.

Kill Lincoln – That’s Cool… in a Totally Negative & Destructive Way (That’s Cool… in a Totally Negative & Destructive Way ’13)
My Superhero – Big Thursday (Solid State 14 ’97)
Stop the Presses – 9 Ft Tall (eSKAndalo! ’13)
the Siren Six! – Stand Still (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
We Are The Union – Live Like Mitch (You Can’t Hide the Sun ’12)
Abraskadabra – Guacamole (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)

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23min of Ska : Going Out in Style

23ska-bwplaidCould 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.

the Hourglass Cats – Keep Steppin’ (432 EP ’13)
the Skints – Lay You Down (Part & Parcel ’12)
Abraskadabra – Sing ’til the End (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)
Chewing on Tinfoil – Come On, Baby, Let’s do the Cringe (Jump / Let’s do the Cringe ’12)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave (the Magic of Youth ’11)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Blue Lou (Sunwalk ’05)
Skazofrenia feat. Fran Esteban & Jorge Navarro – Ska’s the Tope (This is Skazo ’12)

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23min of Ska : Belly Drums All Night

23skaLOGANThis 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)

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23min of Ska : Living on the Edge

23ska-redplaidHere 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!

the Good Skamaritans – Sitting on the Edge of the World (Let’s Rawk ’02)
Green Room Rockers – Wagon Wheel (Career Opportunities / Wagon Wheel ’12)
Abraskadabra – Let it Die (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)
Inspecter 7 – They Say (Escapes & Illusions ’13)
the Pandemics – Sleepy Sunday (New York City) (Brain on Tap ’12)
the Amalgamated – Keyser Soze (San Diego Ska ’11)
Johnny Cakes & the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso – Responsible Adult (Curse of the Unsinkable Ship ’13)

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