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23min of Ska : RJ Phoenix Must Die!

Another astonishing, amazing and extraordinary episode of 23min of Ska gold for all you fallen angels and hellions! It’s down right uncanny how ska factors into life and is a force to be reckoned with! So here’s another inferno of an episode to enjoy, because ska is immortal!

00:00 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Run Away (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
01:54 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Beardman Ska (Fat Footin’ re-release ’22)
04:54 – Catbite – Everybody Talks (Wavebreaker #2 ’22)
07:46 – Monkey – Pride & the Animal (Station Wagon Living ’02)
11:20 – We Are The Union – Rasputin (Rasputin ’21)
14:15 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – Full of Hope (Full of Hope / Alive Brain ’09)
17:13 – Grey Matter – Senator (GREY MATTER x SHARKANOID ’18)
18:45 – Courtesy of Tim – Phoenix (Tomorrow Again ’21)

If you want to jam out to this episode at anytime, feel free to download it!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Send me a pic of yr cat! Include the kitties name! I may use it in future episode art! Email: podcast@23ska.com
Thanks to Jessica for sharing Worm & Mazzy with us for this episode!

23min of Ska : Rude Ambition

Here it is, another golden episode full of fantastic ska music for you all. Listen, enjoy, check out the bands, and lead a good life. That’s all I want from all you listeners, and if all you want from me is ska podcasts, well, you’re in luck!

00:00 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Tell Another One (These Tracks have Energy: A Tribute to MU330 comp ’22)
02:29 – the Tics – Soberbone (…DREGS ’22)
06:05 – Tipe-X – Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku (Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku ’21
09:46 – Sgt. Scag – One More Parade (Viva!: Songs of Freedom comp ’22)
12:30 – Stop the Presses – Rude Skank (Money in the Bank ’19)
16:25 – Inspector & the Delirians – El Relato (A2Í 5Uena!, Vol 1 ’21)
20:17 – assemble – New Reality (Play for Keeps ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

You Call It Vol. 22

I asked my listener base for what they thought was the best song they heard in 2021. It didn’t need to have come out in 2021, but that was the year they heard the song. I got a TON of great songs to pick from, so here it is! If it’s a good episode, then I picked the best from what was suggested, and if it isn’t, I blame all the people that told me what to play… just kidding, I love you all!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Med Her Lazy (DO YOUR OWN ART ’21)
01:56 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Monolith Ska (Tombstone ’21)
06:31 – Catbite – Excuse Me Miss (Nice One ’21)
09:30 – Death Rosenstock – NO TIME TO SKANK (SKA DREAM ’21)
10:56 – We Are The Union – Morbid Obsessions (Ordinary Life ’21)
13:56 – the Interrupters – Bad Guy (Bad Guy ’19)
16:30 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Toss and Turn (Afterglow ’21)
20:12 – the Best of the Worst – Better Medicine (Better Medicine ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Ska’s Got Moxie

Woah, what a year it’s been! There’s been so much great and fun ska that’s come out in last few years! Oh yes, it’s been an embarrassment of riches and never been a better time than to be a ska fan! And blah, blah, blah, it’s late, I’m tired, I don’t think anyone reads these, so I’m gonna be direct… I think these songs are all both and worth your ear’s time, so listen up you slackers!

00:00 – Dani Radic with the Slackers – Let Me Be (Dani Radic with the Slackers ’21)
02:51 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Nostalgic Ska (Tombstone ’21)
05:26 – Half Past Two – Holiday (Holidays ’21)
08:14 – Paul the Kid – FUCK YOUR NEW TONE (FUCK YOUR NEW TONE ’21)
11:30 – THE JAMÓNS – Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia (Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia ’20)
14:04 – the Inevitables – When the Fever Breaks (When the Fever Breaks ’21)
16:48 – Flying Raccoon Suit – 3 Raceways & Wario Stadium (Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 comp ’21)
19:53 – Eskapart – gruba dupa (Wasted Brains ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : There’s No Real Secret to Enjoying Ska

23min of Ska is the podcast for other people, such as yourself. Never overestimate the remarkable power of 23min of Ska. Don’t be fooled into thinking there has to be a reason for everything. What’s the point of 23min of Ska? Well, what’s the point of anything?

00:00 – Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana – Aquarela Do Brasil (VOLUME II ’13)
01:56 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Time Bomb (…And Out Come the Lawsuits comp ’21)
04:31 – Prince Alphonso & the Fever – Peter Gunn (Peter Gunn comp ’21)
07:01 – Catbite – Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Nice One ’21)
10:25 – Ska Jazz Messengers ft. Angel Salgado – It’s Too Late (Introspeccion ’20)
14:33 – Mr. Kingpin – Saturday Night (Block Buster – Tribute to Glam Rock comp ’21)
17:23 – the Taj Motel Trio – Shugga, Shugga (Shugga, Shugga ’17)
19:19 – the Meow Meows – Down in the Tube Station at Midnight (Gifted – a Tribute to the Jam ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

drawing by Adrian Tomine

23min of Ska : Secrets of the Underground Ska Scene

New ska you say? Yes, here it is! New ska! As old as this March and as new as yesterday! It’s new ska for all! Listen up and enjoy!

00:00 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Ska Salvation (SKA=ALMIGHTY ’21)
01:45 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Red Herring (Afterglow ’21)
04:54 – Coolidge – Leave Me Alone (Transmission Condition ’21)
08:07 – the Best of the Worst – Wishing Well (Better Medicine ’21)
10:32 – Oka Over – Mir macht keiner was vor (Oka ’21)
13:25 – Jeff Rosenstock – SKrAm! (SKA DREAM ’21)
15:53 – Half Past Two – Some Nights (Some Nights ’21)
18:54 – Hub City Stompers – Limbo (Limbo ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Peach Rings

23skaPEACHRINGSBack at it with some more ska for you, in fact, a whole 23 minutes worth! Can you believe it! So this episode is kinda laid back but is also all over the place. One of the few rules I have for this podcast is that a song has got to have some ska beat in it somewhere. Do all of these songs do that? They sure do! Is that beat through-out the duration of each song? Sure isn’t. Ska is the beat, if it’s got the beat, I’ll play it on the show. Can it be surrounded by a lot of other stuff? Yup. Can it wildly deviate from the beat at times? I’ll allow it. Wait, isn’t it some of this stuff just straight up rocksteady? Shut your dirty mouth, I sometimes play rocksteady, accept it.

00:00 – Boss Riot – Sad for You (Lace Up Straight ’18)
03:17 – the Jinkies – Something New (the Jinkies ’97)
05:56 – Scotch Bonnets – Another Saturday Night (Come on Over ’19)
09:14 – Simple Minded Symphony – Widow’s Watch (Arrival ’18)
12:31 – Skaos – After Midnight (Beware! Skaos… is Approaching! ’88)
15:53 – Flying Racoon Suit – Nothing’s Changed (Static Home ’19)
18:57 – the Skluttz – Rapunzel (Sweet and Sour ’19)

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

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 : 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)

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 : Welcome to the Now

23ska-redplaidHere we go! Music, music, music! Ska, rocksteady, ska/punk and even some reggae edging stuff… why? Because it is awesome, it is all awesome! I remember the goals I set for the show for last Summer and I eventually lost my way, but now I’m back, and I’m going to make it a priority, more small bands, more tent pole bands, more non-USA bands and a bigger variety of bands. Basically get out of my rut of just playing 90’s Midwest ska and my friends’ bands. Another new thing is that I’m going to be linking to places to get the songs that you hear on the podcast (whenever possible) in addition to the the band’s website on 23Ska.com. So go get those songs if you enjoy them! To the bands out there, keep being awesome, to the listeners out there, thanks for hanging in there! Let’s make 2013 another great year for ska music!

the Ultra Infidels – Cubicle (the Ultra Infidels ’12)
Two Steps Twice – What You Need (Nightmare on Northstreet ’12)
the Expanders – Tribulation (Old Time Something Come Back Again ’12)
Flying Raccoon Suit – So Far Away (Paper Airplanes ’12)
Reel Big Fish – Famous Last Words (Candy Coated Fury ’12)
2000 Tons of TNT – Harvest Moon (Harvest Moon / Wonky ’13)
Skazofrenia – Reacciona (This is Skazo ’12)

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