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23min of Ska : Peach

23skaBUBBLEGUMHere we are. Another week older. Another week wiser. Another week with an episode of 23min of Ska for all of you! This episode seems like a throwback to the early episodes of this show. Hope that it isn’t too “third wave-y” for anyone. But yeah, just like every week, I’m glad you are there to listen. It means a lot that you keep “podcasting” in, checking the facebook or the website each week. So thanks! This episode is for all the supporters out there, present, future, and past!

00:00 – Madness – House of Fun (House of Fun ’82)
02:36 – MU330 – Baby Rats (MU330 ’99)
05:40 – the Kingpins – Let’s Go to Work (Let’s Go BACK to Work ’17)
08:04 – Big D & the Kids Table – Fly Away (Strictly Rude ’07)
09:46 – Hepcat – I Can’t Wait (Right On Time ’97)
13:06 – the Meow Meows – Off Again (Go Boom! ’16)
16:12 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Bye Bye (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
19:02 – Johnny Socko – Hasslehoff (Full Trucker Effect ’97)

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23min of Ska : Long John

23skalongjohnEver get a stupid idea in your head? The kind of idea that sends you down a path, that even though you know it’s stupid and kind of silly, you just can’t shake it? So you follow this idea, all the while knowing it’s the kind of thing only you’d find funny? But you throw a lot of work and research into it anyway? The kind of idea that makes you stay up late and go to work tired as hell the next day, and risk losing your job? You know those ideas? Well, I’m telling you, in the end, they’re always worth it!

00:00 – Johnny Madcap & the Distractions – Daly City Train (Hooligans United : a Tribute to Rancid ’15)
03:33 – Skaos – Johnny (More Fire ’14)
06:13 – Johnny Socko – Save Yourself (Quatro ’99)
09:55 – MU330 – Johnny Dumbjokes (Chumps on Parade ’96)
12:09 – Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia – Johnny (This is the Begining of the End ’03)
14:38 – Johnny Nine and the Racers – Why Sleep? (Chin Up ’09)
18:05 – Less Than Jake – Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts (Pezcore ’95)
20:59 – Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts – Nineteen Fifty Two (Patchwork Girl ’97)

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23min of Ska : Inferno

23skaINFERNOOh man, I think I could do 2 or 3 episodes based on the “Inferno” story line, and as I type, I’m only about 2/3rds of the way through re-reading it! I am seriously enjoying getting back to the comics of my youth and using it to inform these episodes of the show. I know, it’s a bit of an odd thought experiment for me, but I hope you all are still enjoying the ripping good ska that is being presented!

00:00 – Prince Buster And All Stars – Too Hot (Soul Serenade / Too Hot ’67)
02:49 – Charley & Whitney with the Prizefighters – Elusive Baby (Troubles / Elusive Baby ’14)
06:12 – Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – Sympathy (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
09:58 – the Toasters – New York Fever (New York Fever ’92)
12:03 – Johnny Socko – Devil’s Advocate (Quatro ’99)
14:31 – One Groovy Coconut – Limbo Life (More Like This Than That ’98)
19:18 – Demon Waffle – Never Gonna Learn (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : dONE

23skaONEHere it is, what was at one time supposed to be the final episode of 23min of Ska. In fact it is a reverse order of the bands played in the very first episode, different songs of course. It’s been a long road to get here, and I’ve had a ton of fun along the way. I still think this would’ve been a perfect ending, seriously, I’ve literally been sitting on this episode for years. Heck, even the last few episodes were mostly worked out 3 years ago. I’d always planned on ending this show one day. Podcasts don’t end, they just stop updating, and I thought 23min of Ska deserved to go out with a proper ending. But more than going out in style, the listeners have shown me that instead, 23min of Ska deserves life! One day we’ll come to a true ending, but this, this is just a check point, a weigh station on the journey of this silly little podcast. Thanks for having me, see you next week.

00:00 – the Toasters – Weekend In L.A. (Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down ’97)
04:09 – Mustard Plug – What You Say (In Black and White ’07)
07:11 – Less Than Jake – Best Wishes to Your Black Lung (Anthem ’03)
09:59 – the Smooths – Big Decisions (No Breaks ’98)
14:09 – MU330 – Got Caught (Chumps On Parade ’96)
16:13 – Johnny Socko – Rocks in My Head (Quatro ’99)
19:56 – the Slackers – Alone Again (the Question ’98)

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23min of Ska : Wage Slaves

23skaSUBWAYListen up! This episode kicks off w/ two excellent new tracks! The first from the Duppies and their new album, the second is from the Holophonics and their forthcoming album! Get excited! I’m excited! I’ve been bringing you a lot of great new ska and ska/punk this month and I couldn’t be happier to do so! It’s just that time of year where the new stuff is coming out fast! I’m happy that it gives me us all something great to listen to when we’re stuck at our jobs instead of out living it up and seeing bands and drinking lemonade! Work sucks, but great tunes make it bearable. Thanks to all the bands, thank you for saving us from our mundane lives and giving us something to dance to!

00:00 – the Duppies – Circles (Broken Organ ’15)
04:26 – the Holophonics – You’re Not (the) Special(s) (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
06:42 – Johnny Socko – Tired & Happy Life (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
10:42 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
13:49 – the Interrupters – Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (the Interrupters ’14)
15:59 – the Malcontents – No Family (Never Enough ’03)
19:24 – Stand Out Riot – Get a Real Job (Foiled for Freshness ’06)

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Radio Show : a Celebration of Johnny Socko

theJohnnySockopicA celebration of the music of Johnny Socko I did for BobSkaRadio.com. Includes classic Johnny Socko tunes as well as some lesser heard gems. Also I got to talk to both of the Johnny Socko guitarists, Joe Welch and Chris Smail to hear what it was like to be on the other side of the stage. Not only do I bring the Socko musical goodness, I also take a break to play some songs from the Las Vegas Bodysnatchers and Coolidge, both bands full of Socko alums. All this, as well as stories from fans of the music!

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23min of Ska : the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

23skaHANGINGGARDENSDid everyone have a good New Years Eve? I hope that you did! I hope that you’re ready to get the day going with some great ska music. Day, what amd I talking about, I mean year! Let’s get 2015 started right, eh? Jump up and get down to the grooviest sound around!

00:00 – Mustard Plug – Aye Aye Aye (Aye Aye Aye / Piece of Mind ’10)
02:13 – MU330 – Tune Me Out (Crab Rangoon ’87)
04:47 – My Man Friday – Come Dancing (Sassy Girl ’97)
07:34 – Johnny Socko – Long Live the Dead Guy (Oh, I do Hope it is Roast Beef! ’95)
13:04 – the Pinstripes – Mother (I ’11)
16:49 – the Offenders – Walk of Shame (Shots, Screams & Broken Dreams ’11)
20:15 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Drunk (Ripe ’97)

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!