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23min of Ska : Speed of Light and then Some

23ska-bwplaidIn the last several weeks I’ve gotten a flood of messages from listeners expressing how much they’re enjoying the show and the bands that are being played! Firstly, thank you so much for all that! Secondly, if you dig the show, please check out the bands that are being played, buy their music, see them play in your town, and let them know you heard them on “23min of Ska”. Seriously, there’s so many ways to support this show, but the one that means the most to me is letting the bands know that found them and now you’re a fan of them. Keep on listening, keep on diggin’ it, I’ll keep on making them!

00:00 – Discoballs – Just One More Beer (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
02:34 – the Delegators – It Ain’t Love (All Aboard ’13)
05:26 – Dallax – Six Rude Boy Machinegun (Big Proud ’09)
09:10 – Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia – Third Fight (This is the Beginning of the End ’03)
12:36 – Smerins Anti-Social Club – Walking in the Air (Primordial Cordial ’13)
15:42 – Lone Raspberry – Side Show Joe (Children of the Horn ’96)
17:11 – Clitorati – Takeout (At Least We’re Not Arby’s ’14)
19:02 – Stacked Like Pancakes – Suburban Superhero (Suburban Superhero ’14)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partner in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’00s : Side A (part two)

00mixTapeA2And here we are again, still stuck in ’00s, hearing the bright sparks of ska bands that refused to throw in the towel, just because mainstream taste-makers did. I won’t lie to you, during much of the early ’00s, I didn’t abandon ska music, but I got much more insular and into the bands in the Midwest at the time before moving out to LA half way through that decade and trying to catch up w/ the ska that was going on in the world at the time. I feel as if I am still playing catch up, but I loved my local ska bands so much I wanted to give them all the support I could, sorry world ska scene, I’m learning and making up for it now! And this concludes side A of the 90min ’00s mix tape.

Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia – Standing Proud (This is the Beginning of the End ’03)
the Hijacks – Victim! Ain’t No Alternative (Free Your Mind ’07)
7 Seconds of Love – Looking for My Leopard (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
the Pinstripes – Find It! (the Decay ’07)
Synthetic Elements – Take Me Home (Synthetic Elements ’05)
Westbound Train – Fatty Boom Boom! (Transitions ’06)
Sonic Boom Six – For 12 Weeks, the City is Theirs (Arcade Perfect ’07)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we don’t have any cassettes, but we have some great vinyl records!

The “Infamous Jake & The Pinstripe Mafia” LP project!

So Asbestos Records is pressing, on vinyl, the 2003 release of Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia’s “This is the Beginning of the End” to raise money for former front man Dan Lang-Gunn’s recovery treatments due to an anoxic brain injury he suffered in 2004. Follow the link below to get the whole story, but in short, this is for charity! I’m pretty much totally behind this. This is a good cause and a good album. They have 24 days and about $150 left to go. Even a $1 donation will get you a digital copy of the album. And it is a good ska/punk album, seriously, we can make this a reality, no sweat.

Jump on the Kickstarter page!