Hey everyone here’s the second of three episodes featuring songs picked by listeners! All these selections come from listeners on 23min of Ska facebook page! There were a lot of suggestions made, and there were a lot of good songs that got dropped (don’t worry facebook, “You Call It Vol. 12” still has plenty of space for your suggestions.) Big thanks to Thom Atkinson, Joseph Esposito, Kevin Flowerdew, Jennifer Idle Grove, Bennett Kobb and William Sansevere. This episode literally would not be possible without your suggestions. Thanks for your help in making this a better podcast.
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Bam, back with another episode w/ some fresh fresh ska! Seriously, the Show Me Island and Codename: Rocky tracks were just released this week! They were so good I HAD to squeeze them into this episode! As always, if you dig it, like, share and subscribe! I know, this ain’t YouTube, but it still applies!
What do I know about chakras? Not too much, I’m really hoping a whitey like me isn’t offending any Indians whose religious practice includes the chakras. Come to think of it, I didn’t worry about offending Christians when I did theme episodes on the Deadly Sins… well, retroactively, I hope I didn’t upset any Christians. At most the chakras were a spring board to present 7 songs or artists that in some way relate to what each chakra represents. It isn’t perfect, but it was fun to try and figure out, and hell, all of this music is worth hearing anyway, so stop reading and get listening!
It’s been a long few weeks listeners, but now is the time to relax, let your guard down and dance. I’ve found that you can’t enjoy life if you’re constantly on guard, waiting for something to go wrong. Things go wrong, you can’t stop that! So just be happy when things are going right and forget all that negative energy!
When 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.
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Well look at this awesome bit of ska excitement I have for you all today! This episode here, is, well, it sure is something! A lot of great songs, that’s for sure. Bands from all over. It’s good. This episode came together fast… way too fast, for awhile I was doubting if it was any good, but I checked and checked over the last week, and by golly, it is! This is one I really hope that you enjoy as much as I do, because it was a fun one to put together!
Here we go with another awesome episode of 23min of Ska. There is some pretty fresh tracks on this one! Green Room Rockers cover of “Wagon Wheel” from their Ska is Dead II 7″, as well as “They Say” from the reunited Inspecter 7! Not to mention the final song here from Johnny Cakes & the Four Horsemen of the Apocalpso, I don’t think that album has even come out yet! The rest of these songs are from bands I’ve just recently got into, the whole album from the Pandemics is great and I don’t know how I’ve been missing the Amalgamated for the last few years. Finally for the first time I’m playing some bands with ska puns in their names… but the Good Skamaritans and Abraskadabra were just too good to pass over!