Tag Archives: Deal’s Gone Bad

23min of Ska : When Life Gives You Some Lemons

23ska-yellowplaidWhen life has gotten you down, and you don’t know what to do about it, just stop, think, and smile. Seriously, it sounds goofy as all hell, but it works. It really does. I hate to sound like a hippie here, but it is just as simple as that. And if you need some help returning to that happy person you once were, toss on this episode to brighten your day up! It’s a keeper w/ a ton of great tracks!

00:00 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Sweet Morning (Heartbreaks & Shadows ’14)
03:25 – Big D & the Kids Table – I’d Rather (Good Luck ’99)
06:10 – Dan P & the Bricks – Footdown (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
09:16 – the Snails – Liberty Street Lights (Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox vol. 1 ’14)
12:18 – the Hourglass Cats – Too Damn Rude (Too Damn Rude ’14)
15:32 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Lost in My Youth (Love Letters ’13)
18:48 – Survay Says! – Turn the Page, Wash Your Hands (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partner in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Movement of Souls and of Boxes

23ska&By the time you read this, I’ll be seriously sick of moving from an apartment to a condo. I made this one a little ahead of time, because, well, I knew I was going to be a bit busy moving my life from one place to the next. I hope it brings you the amount of joy that is equal to the amount of hate I am currently harboring towards cardboard boxes.

Deal’s Gone Bad – Shine (Heartbreaks and Shadows ’14)
the Pinstripes – the Wokkabout (I ’12)
the Insteps – Free Advice (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
Hypocondriacs – Shalala (60’s Rocksteady & Reggae ’10)
the Slackers – My Bed is a Boat (My Bed is a Boat ’13)
Critical Mass – It Happens All the Time (Give it Up, Let it Go! ’97)
Crazy Baldhead – Cut Back (Boots Embraces ’14)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Never Go Back Home Again

23ska-orangeplaidWhen I first moved away from the area I grew up it I made it a point to not go back for a visit too soon. Not that I didn’t like the area, in fact I loved it, but I knew I’d never get used to LA if I didn’t give it a fair shake. When I did go home, well, I found it lacking. The thing is, Peoria didn’t change all that much, but I did, my friends and family did. It took me a bit to get my head around it. It wasn’t just a geographical location I was missing, but also a temporal location. Peoria, IL 1999 – 2005 isn’t a place I can visit or point to on a map. Sure, I can find and go to the place I called home, but I can’t go back there w/o a flux capacitor. Ultimately that’s a good thing. Memories are as good as gold in the end, be thankful for the fact that you have any good ones at all. It’s never the location, it is what you do w/ the time that you are there that counts.

Johnny Socko – Sour Me (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
Greenhouse – Fire Escape (Tomorrow the World ’98)
Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Pleasant Surprise (Calm Down ’01)
I Voted for Kodos – Guess I’ll Never Know (Dear Chris Demakes, I’m Also Never Going Back to New Jersey ’13)
the Heat Machine – I Just Wanna Have a Good Time (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
MU330 – KKK Hiway (Ultra Panic ’02)
Green Room Rockers – Dark Thoughts (Darker Version) (Urban Pirate Booty Vol. 2 ’13)
Deal’s Gone Bad – Far From Home (Far From Home / These Arms of Mine ’12)

BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY sale at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings! Buy any two items and get a 7″ for free! Just use the code “23minofThanks” when checking out! Starting now, ending Tuesday morning (12/3) get in on it!

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode

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

00mixTapeB2In that mad scramble to make sure I included all the best of the ’00 decade I realized that I forgot some of the stalwarts! Some of these bands have been blowing since the ’80s! They reached for the stars in the ’90s and kept it going through the ’00s and beyond! Some of the finest ska acts in America! Hope you enjoyed the mix tape!

MU330 – Raw Fish (Ultra Panic ’02)
Deal’s Gone Bad – One More Day (the Ramblers ’07)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – the Route that I Took (Pin Points & Gin Joints ’09)
the Toasters – You’re Gonna Pay (You’re Gonna Pay ’06)
the Slackers – Keep it Simple (Peculiar ’06)
the Pietasters – Listen to Her Heart (All Day ’07)
Mustard Plug – Copasetic (In Black & White ’07)
the Aquabats! – Waterslides! (Charge!! ’05)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we don’t have any cassettes, but we have some great vinyl records!

23min of Ska : Day in the Park

23ska-yellowplaidI want to go to the park. Go to the park and put on some good music and dance. Dance my ass off. It would be great. Ska music, sunshine and nature. Happiness would abound. But for many it is too cold for all that, so put on this episode and think of those times, let it be a reminder of what is in the coming months. The sun and warmth is coming, but the ska beat will ever be at your side to guide you towards it.

the Pressure – Walkin’ (Walkin’ ’11)
the Ska Vengers – the Boy Who Radiates That Charm (Ska Vengers ’13)
Johnny Nine and the Racers – Watch Out! (Chin Up ’09)
the Pinstripes – Set Me Free (the Decay ’07)
Bim Skala Bim – Wise Up (How’s it Goin’? ’90)
Deal’s Gone Bad – Messin’ Around (the Ramblers ’07)
Jimmy the Squirrel – Swings and Roundabouts (Whatever the Weather ’10)
Assekes – Mero (En Poques Paraules ’12)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have what you need!

23min of Ska : And Also Featuring

What do we all need. Ok, except for food, drinks and good music, what do we all need? Friends, that’s right, friends. So why do anything alone when we can do it with some good friends. And if we have enough, why not call over a few more? That’s exactly what was happening here, some great groups producing some great music with that little something extra. That is, an extra special guest on the song.

the Forthrights feat. Maddie Ruthless – Jaguar Queen (Head Above Water compilation ’11)
Manic Sewing Circle feat. Todd Hembrook – I Love You Baby (But I Don’t Have the Time) (Summer Spins ’07)
Green Room Rockers feat. Dave Hillyard – Exit 178 (Green Room Rockers ’10)
the Bashments feat. Mr. T-Bone – Festival 11 (the Bashments ’11)
the Pepper Pots feat. Dr. Ring Ding – Stay on Your Way (Shake It! ’07)
Riddim Cats feat. Chris Murray – Think (We Are the Cats! ’09)
Reel Big Fish feat. Monique Powell – She Has a Girlfriend Now (Turn the Radio Off ’96)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Go ahead and download this episode and, you know, share it with a friend.

23min of Ska : We Survive

The great thing about ska is that it always survives. It has been what, 5 or 6 decades? That is pretty long lived. Nothing slows it down & it keeps us dancing. And us ska fans? We survive too, trends or not, it makes no difference, we just like ska. We survive, ska survives, long live ska! Yay!

Green Room Rockers – Twenty-Five (Green Room Rockers ’10)
Stretch Armstrong – Gladly Pay You Tuesday (Lollygag ’94)
Skankin’ Pickle – David Duke is Running for President (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
Too Rude – No Short Cuts (Re-Invention ’04)
Deal’s Gone Bad – You Get the Keys (the Ramblers ’07)
King Django Quintet – Rise to Find You (Brooklyn Hangover ’10)
Moon – Running Back to You (the Landing ’11)
Monkey – Attraction (Cruel Tutelage ’05)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found at here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, you may download it.

Most of the music in today’s podcast was purchased at Amoeba Records. If you’re ever in California be sure to visit an Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Berkley or San Francisco or just make sure to support your independent record store where ever you are.