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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 : House of M

23skaHOUSEOFMLife is simple.
Don’t be a jerk.
Don’t get so wrapped up in yourself that you think the world revolves around you and your desires.
It doesn’t.
Deal with it.

00:00 – Madness – Promises Promises (Seven ’81)
02:46 – Maddie Ruthless & the Secret Affair – Inside Out (Hold the Phone ’10)
05:30 – the Mean Threes – One and the Same (the Mean Threes ’14)
08:57 – the Meow Meows – Disaster! Disaster! (Somehow We Met ’13)
13:12 – the Mighty Fishers – Where are You? (Where are You? ’12)
17:47 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – No Secrets (Nothing to Lose ’11)

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23min of Ska : 16 Candles

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This week seemed like the perfect week to dedicate an episode to one of the greatest movies from the ’80s, that’s right “Sixteen Candles!” What other movie would apropos to reference this week? There’s not a single one that I can come up with. I hope you enjoy it, it’s another one that was going one way and then at the last minute there was a sudden shift that made more sense song wise, but took me back the drawing board!

00:05 – Sonic Boom Six – No Man, No Right (No Man, No Right ’15)
02:48 – Catch-It Kebabs – Party Politics (Return of the Kebabulance ’07)
05:45 – Skankin’ Pickle – Turning Japanese (Sing Along with Skankin’ Pickle ’97)
08:52 – the Porkers – Little Bitch (Spare Shells ’01)
10:53 – the Bohunks – On Your Time (In the Waiting Room ’11)
13:36 – the Oldians – Etxarri’s Gift (Wandering Souls ’11)
17:47 – Madness – Our House (the Rise and Fall ’82)
20:59 – the Branlarians – Kung-Fu Masta (the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’13)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side A (part 1)

MayMixTape70-SideAPart1It’s May, that means it is time for another 90min digital mix tape, broken into 4 parts, with a decade spanning theme, this time it is the 1970s! Not gonna lie, this’ll be an odd month. Ska was really winding down in Jamaica in the early ’70s and wouldn’t pick up in a big way until the late ’70s in the UK. So it’ll be an odd mix, but an important one in representing some ska history.

00:00 – the Specials – (Dawning of a) New Era (the Specials ’79)
02:23 – Derrick Morgan – Rasta Don’t Fear (Rasta Don’t Fear ’74)
04:54 – Ken Lazarus – Put Yourself in My Place (John Jones / Put Yourself in My Place ’70)
07:10 – Lord Tanamo – Rainy Night in Georgia (Rainy Night in Georgia / In Love with You ’70)
12:08 – the Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail (London Calling ’79)
15:30 – Judge Dread – Ding a Ling (Dreadmania ’73)
17:53 – Laurel Aitken – Landlords and Tenants (Landlords & Tenants / Everybody Suffering ’70)
20:30 – Madness – Swan Lake (One Step Beyond ’79)

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23min of Ska : the Lighthouse of Alexandria

23skaLIGHTHOUSE…and here we are, at the final episode of the seventh set of 23 episodes. So yeah, sevens, if you haven’t noticed, was kind of a theme for this batch. I got some good episodes out of it I think. I hope you agree and I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as you have the last 22… hell, the last 160!

00:00 – the Hotknives – Seven Days (Home ’96)
04:30 – Skaos – Invincible Seven (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching! ’88)
07:34 – David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 – 7 Years of Plenty (Get Back Up ’09)
11:52 – Inspecter 7 – Channel 7 (the Infamous ’97)
14:00 – the One Droppers – Seven Jackets (the Big One ’11)
18:07 – Pressure Cooker – Seven Years (I Want to Tell You ’01)
21:00 – Madness – Return of the los Palmas 7 (Absolutely ’80)

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23min of Ska : Mr. Miracle

23skaMIRACLEIf you’re ever stuck in life, just go, escape, especially if you’re mentally trapped. Life is too damn short to feel boxed in anywhere! You’d be surprised how simple it is to leave things that suck behind once you commit to ridding yourself of them. The first step in the hardest, it feels like trying to escape a black hole, but you can do it, and it gets easier once you start. Now, you won’t always get off scot-free, there is always a bit of pain, but in the end you’ll be all the better for it.

00:00 – the Toasters – Hard Man fe Dead (Hard Band for Dead ’96)
02:57 – the Snails – Can’t Stay Here (At the Underground Echo Cellar ’12)
05:47 – Madness – Close Escape (Absolutely ’80)
09:17 – Wetsock – God Loves Cash (Pacific Sound System comp ’14)
12:37 – IV4K – Escape Route (Start Your Own Scene ’14)
16:47 – Smoke Like a Fish – God Loves Man Kills (Smoke Like a Fish ’02)
19:27 – the Pressure – Single Ended (Real Horrorshow / Single Ended ’14)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’80s : Side B (part 1)

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And here we are, kicking off the second side of this virtual 90min ’80s ska mix tape. Here’s a lot more familiar bands for current ska listeners, heck some of these bands are still together and out there playing great music to anyone who cares to listen! On that note, I’d like to thank you for listening as well, all ya’ll are the best!

00:00 – the Toasters – Pool Shark (Skaboom! ’87)
03:41 – Bette Bright – Hello I am Your Heart (the Rhythm Breaks the Ice ’81)
06:40 – Ak Band – Pink Slippers (Pink Slippers / Skegaway ’80)
09:08 – Casino Royale – Someone Says (Soul of Ska ’88)
14:08 – Madness – Cardiac Arrest (Seven ’85)
16:46 – the Untouchables – Mandingo (Wild Child ’85)
19:55 – Mark Foggo’s Skasters – Lucky to be Alive (Ska Pig ’89)

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