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23min of Ska : Jonesing for Some Ska

What more can I say about this great batch of ska/punk that the music isn’t saying itself? That’s right, I can’t! So listen up, because I’m not telling you again!

00:00 – Half Past Two – Scratched CD (Scratched CD ’21)
03:17 – Joker’s Republic – Bacon (9/11 for Peace comp ’21)
06:06 – Kmoy – Precure Love (Precure Love ’21)
08:59 – Abraskadabra – Cattle Life (Make Yourself at Home ’21)
11:45 – the Inevitables – Tiki Bar at the End of the World (Doomsday Florida ’21)
13:44 – Raus Aus Mein’ Haus – Kein Applaus (Bla Bla Bla Irgendwas Mit SKA ’21)
17:04 – DeadBeat at Dawn – Green Inferno (Dyscopia ’21)
20:20 – Utolsó Alkalom – Jól csengő egészség (Laci sütödéje ’21)

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23min of Ska : Vacation : Ska Punk International

So I decided I needed a vacation, but who could fill for me and still do a rad job? Well it’s Chris over at Ska Punk International, of course! Chris wanted highlight his recent release of “Songs for Moms Volume 1.” The proceeds for this comp go to go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is only about half the tracks on the comp, so buy it and get the full awesomeness!

00:00 – Boss Battle – Nothing Compares 2 U (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
03:31 – Half Past Two – More Than a Woman (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
06:07 – Common Sense Kid – Material Girl (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
09:27 – Eichlers – God Only Knows (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
11:13 – los Kurados – Feliz, Feliz (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
13:50 – Rude Machine – Mama Liked the Roses (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
16:03 – Buena Suerte – Con los Años Que Me Quedan (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)
19:33 – the Bandulus – I Thank You (Songs for Moms Volume 1 ’21)

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23min of Ska : Time to Leave the House

Here we are, at the end of another session of 23 min of Ska. Thanks for hanging in there since the beginning of the year, and experiencing all this great (and mostly new) ska & ska punk these last 23 weeks with me. I hope you’ve found some new fun bands to listen to, I know I have! 2021 has been such a great year for music that it’s been a breeze to toss this together each week! As always, thanks for listening, and until next time, keep listening to ska!

00:00 – We Are The Union – Broken Brain (Ordinary Life ’21)
02:36 – Tight Spot – Time Heals Everything (Time Heals Everything ’21)
06:11 – Small Town Get Up – Don’t Tell Me (New Noise ’14)
09:23 – Tape Girl – No Thoughts, Head Empty (Single Version) (No Thoughts, Head Empty ’20)
12:01 – Chango Munks – Plan(et) B (We Want All Your Minds ’21)
15:03 – Half Past Two – Mean Green (Mean Green ’21)
17:55 – Something To Do – This Year’s been a Kick in the Nuts (This Year’s been a Kick in the Nuts ’21)
20:10 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – When Time is Running Out (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)

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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)

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23min of Ska : the Greatest Team Ups of All Time!

A few weeks ago, my co-host over at On The Upbeat asked me and our guests to share some of what we consider to be great ska collaborations. That was the spark that set this episode in motion. I hope you all enjoy and share this episode with a friend!

00:00 – Moonhead Project feat. Molly Moonstone – Sydämeni Hullu (On the Dancefloor / Sydämeni Hullu ’17)
02:55 – Night Gaunts feat. the Stupid Stupid Henchmen – Stupid Stupid (Stupid Stupid ’21)
06:33 – Control This feat. Jason “Jahson” Nwagbaraocha – Imminent Danger (Imminent Danger ’21)
11:25 – We Are The Union feat. Nick Riggs – Fake World (Self Care ’18)
14:14 – Half Past Two feat. Evan Wohrman – Someone That You Used to Know (Someone That You Used to Know ’19)
16:56 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three feat. Dave Hillyard & Mr. T-Bone – Old Man’s Porch (Love Letters ’13)
19:58 – Lauren Napier & Vic Ruggiero – Walkin’ After Midnight (Straight Mix) (Duets Vol. 1 ’20)

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23min of Ska : the Ska/Ski Connection

Here’s a small bundle of ska to keep you warm on such a Winter’s day. It’s a cold world out there, literally and more, so be sure to keep yourself and others warm. Life it too short to leave people on the outs, so invite them in (to your life, your house, whatever) share some hot cocoa and some ska music.

00:00 – Angel Town Combo – Mr. Corduroy (Sweeter Than Honey ’20)
03:12 – Half Past Two – All About You (All About You ’21)
05:55 – Dance Contraption – It’s All Perception (World Keeps Spinning ’21)
09:14 – Tape Girl – Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) (Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) ’21)
12:04 – King Kong Girio – Line ’em Up (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
14:15 – the End Times – Black Hat (the End Times ’21)
17:07 – the Skarsoles – Four More Shots (Wake Up Rise Up ’17)
20:39 – Lo(u)ser feat. We Are The Union – Set it All on Fire (Set it All on Fire ’21)

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23min of Ska : the Hunt for a Decent Ska Pun

Ska puns, I hate them. Sure you could say I’m no fun, and you might not be wrong, but really, there’s so much more depth and joy in this scene that ska puns just seem, oh so lame. A band has to be super good to overcome a pun name, let’s just leave it at that. So yeah, another fun episode, not where I intended to go with it, I just kept swapping out songs and ended up with this killer set. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you come back to listen next week!

00:00 – Dang!t feat. Half Past Two – Is This Ska? (What do You Know About Ska-Punk Vol. 5 comp ’21)
02:15 – We Are the Union – Pre-Expatriate (Pre-Expatriate ’20)
04:21 – the Red Stripes – Hey Little Rich Girl (Check One-2 : the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)
07:59 – the Skallions – Cut Out the Middleman (Skallion Battalion ’20)
11:41 – The Long Game – Step Back (Take a Look Around) (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)
15:59 – the Smooths – Inside Song (No Breaks ’98)
19:58 – Couching Distance – Headphones (Headphones ’21)

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23min of Ska : I Hope You Survive the Experience

…and here we are, winding down the year as well as this comic book theme. It seems like a lot of the rest of you enjoyed it too! Once again, here’s a fat stack of great ska, ska/punk, and dirty reggae to keep your ears delighted! 2020 may’ve sucked, but making these shows kept me sane and I hope they did the same for you! And besides, we could all listen to some more ska, yeah?

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes ft. MC Lars – What If? (Never Give Up, Never Surrender! ’18)
03:24 – Half Past Two – Holiday (Arose Such a Clatter 2020 comp ’20)
06:10 – K-Man & the 45s – Hero with a Death Ray (Stand with the Youth ’19)
07:43 – Lollypop Lorry – Magic Moments (Two Christmas Songs ’20)
10:13 – BAD OPERATION – Little Man (BAD OPERATION ’20)
13:10 – the Aggrolites – Wasted Days (Sound Clash Series Vol. 1 ’20)
16:11 – the Holophonics – Comic Shop Girl (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
20:12 – 7 Seconds of Love – Danger of Death (Danger is Dangerous ’08)

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Episode art by John Byrne and Terry Austin
Based on: “the Uncanny X-Men” issue 141

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : the Lovely Angels

I came of age in the ’90s, which means, yeah, I read a fair amount of manga. One of my favorites was always Adam Warren’s take on “the Dirty Pair” a sci-fi book that was ages ahead of the curve by decades in ideas, tech, and even the rise of horrible fan-types. It’s about 2 young government workers who are sent to help citizens, but are a bit accident prone so wherever they show up hijinks ensue. Self assured women whose work entertains? Seems like a good theme for a ska podcast…

00:00 – Nahar Band – Over the Moon (Hurriya ’20)
03:34 – Half Past Two / Bite Me Bambi / Catbite / Skatune Network / Mustard Plug – Lost Again (Lost Again ’20)
06:50 – the Heat Machine – Overdrive (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
10:53 – Girls Go Ska – Quédate (Quédate ’20)
14:03 – OreSkaBand – Life is Beautiful (Slogan ’17)
17:48 – Venus Hill – Empty (Whatever ’02)
21:06 – Highball Holiday – Multiple Personality Disorder (Highball Holiday ’97)

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Art by: Adam Warren
From: “Dirty Pair: Run from the Future” issue #3

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23min of Ska Cross Over : the Rudie Librarian

On YouTube there’s a ska fan that loves books, this man is the Rudie Librarian! He’s a pretty great go to for any kind of book, even comics, and he talks about ska when he fit it in. But hey, it’s not just videos, there’s also a bunch of well written articles too! Brian is very talented and I’m happy to have had him pick a bunch of this episode’s songs!

00:00 – Millington – Beatdown Generation (Beatdown Generation ’20)
03:08 – Skapeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Some Great Rewards Club ’18)
03:30 – the Holophonics – DRC2018 (Phantom Arrival ’18)
09:42 – the Sensations – Everybody Loves Me (the Sensations ’10)
11:29 – the Abruptors – With My Luck (Love & Other Disasters ’19)
14:09 – the JB Conspiracy – Nothing You Can Do (This Machine ’07)
16:19 – Half Past Two – Rock You Out (It’s About Time ’09)
19:52 – Five Iron Frenzy – While Supplies Last (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!