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23min of Ska : 18yrs Old Means You’re an Adult… Right?

23ska9BALLEveryone who’s 18 thinks they know what they’re talking about. I was no exception. Big talking idiot. Yeesh! I’m glad there’s not too many people that know the stories of my youth. Mostly being a loud mouthed idiot. Getting into minor trouble, and pissing off the people I should’ve been trying to impress, and trying to impress people who weren’t worth my time. We’ve all been there, right? And hell, if you’re still there, and still young, don’t take any advice from me to start cleaning up your act, because I know I sure wouldn’t’ve taken it. Go, be you. Me, I’ll sit here laughing at my younger self’s ways, while thanking him for at least helping shape the man I am today.

00:00 – Punch the Clown – Song 55 (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
01:49 – the New Limits – You’re Not Ready (Pressure Up ’15)
04:27 – King Kong Girio – Liars (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
06:21 – the Meow Meows – Friends on Benefits (Friends on Benefits ’15)
08:44 – the Planet Smashers – Super Orgy Porno Party (Life of the Party ’99)
11:13 – High School Football Heroes – Life’s Hard (No One Gets Out Alive) (2K15: Like Dynamite ’15)
14:18 – Manic Sewing Circle – Growin’ Up, Growin’ Dumb (Summer Spins ’07)
16:23 – Show Me Island – I Don’t Know Anymore (Show Me Island ’13)
20:31 – Be Like Max – Cheap Shot Youth Anthem (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)

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23min of Ska : Luck (Is for Losers)

23ska-ace“Luck is for Losers” is a phrase my wife has been saying a lot lately. It’s totally true. We make our own luck. If you don’t put yourself in the right place at the right time you’ll never even have that chance to “be lucky!” Luck had nothing to do with it, you made the choices in life that lead to such good fortune. About half the bands in this episode took it upon themselves to send me a message about their band and maybe a few songs, the other half I was lucky enough to stumble upon. The former made their own luck, the latter I consider myself lucky to have found. It’s a big, crazy world out there, don’t waste your time, get out in front of it and make your “luck” happen.

00:00 – Greenhouse – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Tomorrow the World ’98)
02:39 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Lucky Day (Paper Airplanes ’12)
04:10 – the Stiff Joints – CAM (Circus on Repeat ’13)
06:12 – Ska’s the Limit – If it Were Me (Ska’s the Limit ’14)
09:05 – the Skarsoles – When We Were Kings (When We Were Kings ’13)
12:26 – Ellwood – Dancin’ Girl (Lost in Transition ’11)
15:48 – Be Like Max – Local Band (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
19:55 – the Jellycats – When I Do (When I Do ’12)

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23min of Ska : the Guardian

23skaGUARDIANHey all, it’s a time for family, and in this case, the ska family, and the particular member in need is our old pals the A-OKs! They’re trying to crowd-fund their next album check it out! So I asked them to help me get this episode together, a group effort if you will, to put some good music in your ears, so think about helping them create some more. Do something for your community, Jake Jordan would, because sometimes a single good person can make a difference!

00:00 – the A-OKs – Her Head and My Heart Strings (Are You Double Fisting Drinks Like I Am? ’14)
03:13 – Stray Bullets – New Prisons (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
06:54 – Be Like Max – Peace is Uncool (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
09:27 – the Dendrites – Gumbo Hustle (the Dendrites ’10)
12:03 – the Last Slice – Paulio (Underground ’14)
15:47 – Kill Lincoln – Suburban Woa (That’s Cool… In a Totally Negative and Destructive Way ’13)
20:01 – the Repercussions – I See it All (Observer Effect ’13)

Find & like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/23minofSka This episode and all episodes back to the start in 2010 are available at http://www.23Ska.com There’s a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to http://www.GrandpasCasino.com and pick up some great sounds!

Also, help fund the new album from the A-OKs! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1150114957/help-the-a-oks-record-their-4th-studio-album

23min of Ska : Your Money Talks, My Genius Walks

23ska-beerBoom! Looky here! It’s a brand new episode of the 23min of Ska podcast! Chalk full of great ska music! It lasts approximately 23 minutes. Bam, nailed it again! But for real, I really dig doing this podcast. I dig ska music and putting these together each week makes me a pretty happy guy. I’ve made my main hobby in life listening to and seeking out ska music (as well as putting out ska records, go check out Grandpa’s Casino right now!) It seriously saddens me when I can’t get a new episode out, it really does. So thanks for bearing with me last week and I hope you enjoy this episode doubly to make up for the rerun last time.

00:00 – Threat Level Burgundy – C’est la Vie (This Too Shall Pass) (…and Then Things Got Weird ’13)
04:45 – the Bandulus – She’s Fire (the Times We Had ’12)
07:56 – Wobbly Bob – Suit Up (Life Lessons for Losers ’11)
10:35 – Big D & the Kids Table – Breaking the Bottle (Strictly Rude ’07)
12:44 – Murphy’s Kids – Secretly (This is Where We Live ’13)
16:45 – Aggressors B.C – the Man They Call Horse (the Tone of the Times ’13)
18:59 – Be Like Max – Walk Away (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)

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23min of Ska : When You Ought to be Changin’

23skaAPPLEChange is inevitable. Order succumbs to entropy. Learn to flow with chaos. When I was young I didn’t know this yet. I built a house called “me” and had my limitations set by parental, social and religious authority. I grew up with out questioning much. But I also grew up sad, I was growing up a schemer, I was getting sick of myself and I was taking it out on others. I had internalized the limitations that were only meant as a safety rope and was now rebelling against authority in general because I let them define me. In the end I got better. I don’t know if I grew up in the traditional sense, as I basically build a new suit for my personality, a new house named “me” and designed it with no limitations. It took awhile, but I got there, then I started setting up who I was and picking, as more of an adult, who I would be. It was liberating, but scary as all hell. Anyone who knew me in the early ’00 and still talks to me are the greatest folks in the universe! I was a mess, going several directions at once and talking a mile a minute doing so. Allowing myself to think thoughts and experiencing things that I had previously deemed “not for me” because it “isn’t who I am” was the best thing I ever did. Best part is, I’m not done yet, there’s no end goal, this is life, don’t imprison your self! It is ever changing, go with it, you’ll reap rewards and be happier! In the end, I know who I am, I’m Rad Jose AKA Bryan J, and I make podcasts, please enjoy.

the Sinisters – Fountain of Youth (the Sinisters ’13)
Be Like Max – Cut ‘Em Off (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
the Bandulus – Back to the City (the Times We Had ’12)
Save the Swim Team – Prescribing Something Stronger (the Big Compromise ’13)
Dan Potthast – Losing My Shirt (Eat the Planet ’07)
Chris Murray – Everything’ll Be Alright (Yard Sale ’09)
Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine – Don’t Ask Me (Mickey ’11)
Red Soul Community – These Boots are Made for Walking (a Boss Tribute to Nancy Sinatra ’12)

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23min of Ska : Post Christmas Coma & Depression

23ska-xmasTwo things are on tap for today, either you still have the day off to lounge around and treat your hangover & overstuffed tummy right, or you’re back in the office. I’m one of the latter, so right now I’m basically staving off being resentful of capitalism. This episode will get me through it. Come on, a new song from Johnny Socko, a great brand new song from the Dendrites and a song that will be out in a few weeks from Be Like Max! To top it off there’s even Sammy Kay reminding us to keep a Positive Mental Attitude, so I guess things COULD be worse and I need to lighten up. Sometimes I need the music to remind me not to be such a stick in the mud.

Sammy Kay & the East los Three – I Can Change (Love Letters ’13)
MU330 – X-Mas Card (Crab Rangoon ’97)
the Ska Vengers – (Why Don’t You) Do it Right (the Ska Vengers ’13)
Be Like Max – Bring on the Suits (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
the Dendrites – Turkey Shoot (Fly Casual ’13)
Johnny Socko – Jackknife (Burning Bridges) (Jackknife (Burning Bridges) ’13)
Reel Big Fish – Valerie (Cheer Up! ’02)

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