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23min of Ska : Times Past

It’s Thanksgiving time in the States and what a better time to break out a book about family. It’s about a father and son, the meaning of legacy and missing their family that has passed on. Oh and also superheroes, lots of superhero craziness… also a lot of nostalgia for the atomic age… one panel even references the existence of ska, so it’s got that going for it too!

00:00 – Shady Street Allstars – Far from Home (Far from Home ’20)
04:01 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
07:08 – Bruce Lee Band – Spinning Me Around (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
08:16 – Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Father & Son (Playtime ’99)
13:37 – the Topshots – There Goes My Baby (the Topshots ’19)
17:14 – Hans Gruber & the Die Hards – Eternal Beach Ball (Hans Gruber & the Die Hards 2 ’19)
19:17 – the Seattleites – Starry Night (the Thing! ’19)

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Art by: Tony Harris
Based on: Starman Omnibus Vol. 1

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23min of Ska : the Lighthouse of Alexandria

23skaLIGHTHOUSE…and here we are, at the final episode of the seventh set of 23 episodes. So yeah, sevens, if you haven’t noticed, was kind of a theme for this batch. I got some good episodes out of it I think. I hope you agree and I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as you have the last 22… hell, the last 160!

00:00 – the Hotknives – Seven Days (Home ’96)
04:30 – Skaos – Invincible Seven (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching! ’88)
07:34 – David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 – 7 Years of Plenty (Get Back Up ’09)
11:52 – Inspecter 7 – Channel 7 (the Infamous ’97)
14:00 – the One Droppers – Seven Jackets (the Big One ’11)
18:07 – Pressure Cooker – Seven Years (I Want to Tell You ’01)
21:00 – Madness – Return of the los Palmas 7 (Absolutely ’80)

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23min of Ska : Make it Count

Listen folks, I don’t care what you believe, personally, when it comes to this podcast, I just want to get you dancing, or at least bobbin’ your head at your office/put a small hop in your step while out on a walk, but I want you to remember, that these years are all we get. Life is a one time deal and we need not to waste it. We need to spend it pursuing meaningful relationships, entertaining ourselves and spreading joy. Drop needless hate and enjoy every moment you can. I hope that this podcast has brought you some happiness over the last few years (and that it continues on for more), let me know it is always nice to hear from you listeners out there!

Drewvis – Do One! (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
the Agents – the 98 (401 ’00)
the Skints – Live East Die Young (Part & Parcel ’12)
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady Seven – Thursday Night Stomp (Playtime ’99)
the Mighty Fishers – Hard Life (Where are You? ’12)
Green Room Rockers – Venus Man Trap (Hoosier Homegrown ’07)

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23min of Ska : Streets

The streets, you should be dancing in them, you’re listening to ska! Here’s another fine collection of music from my collection. I Voted for Kodos is an old favorite, hell I still even wear the bright green shirt they sold me. I became friends w/ Chris from IV4K when he joined a power pop band a bunch of my close friends where in. We hit it off as the “ska guys” at parties and such. Super cool guy, super cool band! I totally forgot I had this New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble CD until last week! I don’t know why, but I through it in my CD player and fell in love with it all over again! There’s a bit if a lost CD theme here, as at one point I thought I’d lost both my Debonaires and Dave Hilyard CDs only to find them right before I moved to LA! The New York Citizens where also brought back to my attention by a guy that works in my building named Burt. I either mentioned ska or he noticed my hoodie full of badges but we got to talking ska and he brought them up, and then hooked me up because I could never find the album back in the day! So yeah, take to the streets! Declare your ska love! I swear to everything holy, you’ll make new friends!

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