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23min of Ska : 14 lbs = 1 stone

23ska9BRITAINEveryone knows that ska was created in Jamaica, but ska’s second home was Britain. Again, a fact that most ska fans know. The fun part about Great Britain is that island still is producing some of the best ska around. Here’s a small sample of these great bands! Be they English, Scottish or Welsh, they are putting out some great, great sounds!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – Gut Punch (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
02:26 – the Skarsoles – Dead Beat World (When We Were Kings ’13)
04:57 – Drewvis – Let it Go (Disposable Pleasures and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
08:05 – Cartoon Violence – Moscow (Tit for Tat ’13)
11:44 – the Stiff Joints – Bosh Bosh (Circus on Repeat ’13)
14:55 – the Talks – Don’t Look Behind You (Commoners, Peers, Drunks & Thieves ’14)
17:47 – Call Me Malcolm – It’s Not Me, It’s You (We did This to Ourselves ’14)
20:04 – New Town Kings – Pack Up Bye Bye (Pack Up By By ’15)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Perfectly Unpowered

23ska8BALLThe original idea for this episode was for each song to be from a solo act. From there I said “No! It should be all acoustic!” Now, to be fair, I didn’t make sure that they are all exactly acoustic songs, but they mostly are, so, you know, here’s a (mostly?) acoustic set of ska songs for you all to unplug and unwind to.

00:00 – Chris Murray – Rock Steady (4-Track Adventures ’96)
02:52 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Run From Me (Sweet Serenade ’09)
07:31 – Dan Potthast – 8 Eyes (Eyeballs ’99)
09:41 – Half Past Two – Heather (Heather ’14)
11:20 – Drewvis – Short Measures (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
13:57 – Matt Wixson – Oh Starcia (Head Above Water ’11)
16:50 – Beng Beng Cocktail – Dying in Honor (Choices ’12)
20:05 – Reel Big Fish – Scott’s a Dork (Skacoustic ’10)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Crayons

23skaCRAYONThis is the most colorful episode of the podcast that I’ve ever done! Enough with the puns, on w/ the great music! I hope you all like ska and ska/punk, cuz that’s all your getting. Sorry this write up is short, but I’m on my way to Texas for a wedding, fun time!

00:00 – Run and Punch – Soilent Green (No Loose Ends ’13)
02:22 – Drewvis – Purple (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
05:29 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Red Eye (Step Forward ’08)
09:14 – Bim Skala Bim – Blue (How’s it Goin’? ’90)
13:07 – doctormanette – Orange Juice (Dew Unto Others ’96)
15:01 – Reel Big Fish – Brown Eyed Girl (Fame, Fortune & Fornication ’09)
18:32 – Mephiskapheles – Introduction to the Yellow Passion (Maximum Perversion ’97)
20:16 – Black Square – Black Square (Black Square ’11)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Red Candy Hearts and White Wine

23ska-redplaidHey all you kids, here’s a special episode that’s close to my heart. Just kidding, it’s just a lot more great ska, ska/punk and rocksteady for you to listen you to on this Valentine’s eve. I guess I don’t have too much more to say about this one, I just hope that you have someone to enjoy listening to this episode with.

By the Rivers – This Love (By the Rivers ’13)
Big D & the Kids Table – Chin Up, Boy! (Fluent in Stroll ’09)
King Django – You Said You Love Me (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Drewvis – Liberate, Never Hate (Disposable Pleasures, and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
the Scofflaws – After the Lights (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
the Toasters – Davina (What You Doin’ to Me?) (Rare as Toast ’03)
King Kong Girio – Breaking My Heart Again (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
the Heat Machine – Bottlerockets (No Coast Dance Party ’09)

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 : It’s All You’ll Need

23ska-orangeplaidYup, back, sorry about the week off last week, doing 23min of Ska, running Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, producing the Grandpa’s Casino Radio Show all caught up with me! Last time I said I needed to bring back the ska-punk, and I’ve continued on that front! Also, getting in some classic Metro Stylee as well as all manner of UK ska from Drewvis & By the Rivers. Once again I hope that you all find this episode in good health and good times, and if not, may they come to you soon.

the Taj Motel Trio – God Save the Scene (Part of the Problem ’07)
Metro Stylee – Evil Eyes (Metro Stylee ’98)
the JB Conspiracy – the Manhattan Project (This Machine ’07)
Drewvis – These 3 Words (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
By the Rivers – Don’t Say You Love Me (Don’t Say You Love Me ’12)
the Pietasters – Late Night Call (All Day ’07)
Maddie Ruthless & the Secret Affair – Blood! Fire! (Hold the Phone ’10)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE – 葛飾ラプソディー -ヤムヤム (Orange Juice ’04)

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 : 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)

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. Also, feel free to download this episode.

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23min of Ska : Something is Missing

Bucking the trends and going against the grain. Doing what you want, without a worry about shame. I don’t care what people say and how they define ska music, I know what I know. There’s nothing missing in any of these great songs, even if some would have you believe that there is. If you guess what is missing easily, then you’ve been paying attention. If you never figure it out because it is all such awesome music, then you’re awesome too. If you are at pains to figure it out after repeating this episode time and time again, don’t worry so much, it was never a contest anyway.

Drewvis – It’s All Good (Disposable Pleasures and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
Operation Ivy – Artificial Life (Energy ’89)
Cartoon Violence – Attic (Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad? ’09)
My Superhero – Long Gone (Solid State 14 ’97)
the Aggrolites – By Her Side (IV ’09)
Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – Dancing on the Moon (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
the Offenders – Life on Grime (Shots, Screams & Broken Dreams ’11)

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 throw down with the Big Ska Gamble.