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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)

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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)

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)

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