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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)

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23min of Ska : Lust

23skaLUSTYBy now you see what I’m doing with the episode titles right? If so, awesome, thought you would’ve caught on last week. If you still don’t get it, try paying attention in bible class next Sunday. Also, it was the last of the easy loose themes to follow. So, uh, don’t expect the next four episodes to be as on point as this one is, and it really isn’t too on point either. What it is though is a bunch of great ska music! And yeah, at the end you can see that I’m in my ’90s ska rut again, so what, those songs rule!

00:00 – Royal City Riot – Fire (Coast to Coast ’09)
03:08 – Easy Big Fella – Mint Julep Me (Pacific Sound System comp ’14)
07:41 – the Bluebeaters – Toxic (One Drop version) (Toxic / Catch That Teardrop ’14)
10:53 – Greenhouse – Love Noise (Tomorrow the World ’98)
13:16 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – She Sure Can Cook (Fat Footin’ ’95)
18:18 – Johnny Socko – the Rousing Theme Music (Bovaquarium ’94)
19:52 – Reel Big Fish – Skatanic (Turn the Radio Off ’96)

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23min of Ska : Loving When a Plan Comes Together

23skaAPPLESometimes episodes take painstaking time to put together. Sometimes you try several different sets of songs and orders before it even starts to sound good. Sometimes episodes fit together like Lego bricks in an instant. This is one of the latter ones, and a good thing too, cuz it’s late! Here’s a bunch of great songs, hope you enjoy them!

00:00 – Rx Bandits – Ten Seconds Never Seemed so Long (Halfway Between Here & There ’99)
02:41 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three – Pictures (Love Letters ’13)
05:36 – Half Past Two – a House isn’t Always a Home (It’s About Time ’09)
09:06 – Less Than Jake – Danny Says (Hello Rockview ’98)
11:47 – the Longshots – From the Root (Borrowed Time ’14)
14:59 – Greenhouse – Palabras (Tomorrow the World ’98)
19:32 – Demon Waffle – More than I Can Be (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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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)

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23min of Ska : Up into the Great Night

23ska-orangeplaidIt is all about having great nights lately! Last weekend I drove about a hour to go see a great band play (the Shifters in case you were wondering) and it was a blast to finally meet them in person and see them play. Just the other night I went out with my wife for our 2nd anniversary and (as expected) it was great as well. All day long we all slave away at our day job just waiting to get to the night, which offers freedom and fun if we aren’t too wiped out to take advantage of them. I implore you to fight that tired and weary state and get out there and enjoy some epic nights!

the Kim Basinger Band – Everything I’m Not (Between Sin & Sanity ’06)
Greenhouse – Aqua (Tomorrow the World ’98)
King Django – Do You Really Love Me? (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Hooray for Our Side – Sympathetic (Hooray for Our Side ’13)
the Pepper Pots – I’ll Fly with You (Shake It! ’07)
the Bruce Lee Band – She’s an Angel (the Bruce Lee Band ’95)
the Hourglass Cats – Sense (432 EP ’13)

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23min of Ska : It’s Complicated

This episode’s theme is songs that have only appeared on compilations. Say you’re a big fan of a band and have all of their albums, you still may have never heard these songs! That’s a shame, because there are some classic tracks on here! Seriously, I believe this is the only song from the Silencers that had ever been released. If I’m wrong, tell me, I really would like to know! Also, I think I may’ve stretched it with the final song but it is classified as a “video compilation” so I’d say I’m in the clear!

MU330 – Please Don’t Run (Ska is Dead ’07)
the Toasters – the Stage (Ska Island ’97)
Johnny Socko – Art Show (A Polka) (Misfits of Ska ’94)
Red Soul Community – Anymore (the Soul of Pum Pum Hotel Vol. 1 ’11)
the Silencers – Policeman (Give ‘Em the Boot ’97)
Blind Spot – As Far as Thieves Go (This is Raj and This is Ska ’95)
Greenhouse – 822 Anywhere (Smash Your Radio! ’98)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Common Decency (Video Stew ’97)

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.

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23min of Ska : Midway

Here we are at the half way mark of the first year of “23min of Ska” and I think it has went pretty well. Originally I was only going to be doing one episode a month, so this would be the end, but no, I had to go and double it up and spread the ska love far and wide! Speaking of love and ska I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve worked the Skatalites into an episode! They are way too good! And Half Past Two I’ve been waiting to play for people since I first saw them at the LA 3 Floors of Ska a few years ago! All in all, this first 6 months of “23min of Ska” has taught me one thing, you can only prepare so much. This very podcast only contains 2 of the songs I was originally going to put in it! It was almost completed and I had 2min left to fill, that’s when things went out the window. One song didn’t follow the last so well, a few were too short and ended up being better picks so what to delete? It went like this for a while and I ended up with this, far superior than what I’d been intended to send out! Once again, I hope you enjoy the music and you share your enjoyment with others.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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