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23min of Ska : Wall to Wall and Ten-Feet-Tall

393Here’s something crazy… this podcast is 10 years old! Say what? I seriously do not believe it. On January 23rd, 2010 I posted the first episode of 23min of Ska, not knowing what journey I was about to embark on. It was just a little side project to do when not working on the reality show podcast I was working on at the time. In fact, I wasn’t sure if it should be 23 minutes or 15 minutes. To this day I’m still not sure, but 23 feels right.

When I started it wasn’t weekly, it was twice a month, with only one episode in January, so a new set of 23 episodes was starting on 1/23 each year. In my initial plans, I was going to do the show for 10 years, 2010 – 2020. Each year would have 23 episodes releases on the 11th and 23rd of each month after January. I still almost ended the show in 2016 when I get to the end of the original 9 sets of 23 episodes a process sped up by going weekly. I relented at the last minute because I love doing this show and thought that that would be too early to quit.

Now here I am, at my original ending day… and I still don’t want to quit. January 23rd, 2020 was supposed to be the first time I was not going to post an episode based on that plan. Kind of glad I didn’t. I’m more in love with ska and the ska community than I was when I started this show 10 years ago. This is the 18th set of 23 episodes, so we’re well on our way to doubling the number of my original plans by mid-2020. After that… still not going to quit! So buckle up, there’s still plenty of rad ska for me to share with you!

00:00 – Last Edition – 10 Years (10 Years ’19)
03:32 – the Holophonics – Shiznit (MaSKArades Vol. 14: Not a Cover Band ’20)
06:22 – One Night Band – Old(er) (Way Back Home ’06)
09:25 – MU330 – Serious (Ultra Panic ’02)
11:11 – Telethon – Wander Party (Hard Pop ’19)
14:35 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – Easy Come and Easy Go Away (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
18:01 – the Slackers – You don’t Know I (Better Late Than Never ’96)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Black Licorice

23skaBLACKLICORICELadies and Gentlemen, here we are, the end of the candy session. Because of that, we’re going out with a bang! It’s a whole grab bag of sweet songs to shut it down all that deliciously sugary awesomeness! Thanks again for sticking around for another 23 episodes, hope you stick around for many more!

00:00 – Lollypop Lorry – Mi Chico Lollipop (Mi Chico Lollipop ’18)
02:19 – Death of Guitar Pop – 69 Candy Street (69 Candy Street ’17)
06:23 – Monkey – Sugartown (Intermittent Waves ’18)
09:46 – the Drastics feat. Katie Kaden – So Sweet (Noir ’17)
13:13 – Cosmic Shuffling – Chocolate Girl (Cosmic Goes Wild ’17)
16:00 – the Magnetics – Candy Man (Jamaican Ska ’17)
18:45 – Usuals – Leon’s Not Listening (On the Lover’s Circuit ’02)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Dark Chocolate

23skamilkchocolateI don’t know what to say here… here’s some ska. I really hope you dig it. I seriously love every song on this episode, even the one in a language I don’t fully understand, but that’s the thing about ska, right? It’s bringing us together. The love of music, the love of a good time, that’s ska. No matter the language, no matter the country, no matter the decade, it’s that ska beat that brings us joy. I hope this episode brings you joy too.

00:00 – Danny Rebel & the KGB – I got a Feeling (Lovehaus ’17)
03:37 – the Scotch Bonnets – Whimsical Friend (Come on Over ’19)
07:34 – the ‘Vengers – Can You Feel It (Push This? ’97)
11:45 – Matamoska! – Cicatriz (Skalluminati ’17)
15:19 – Mad Dog and the 20/20s – Girl on a String (Things We Should’ve Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)
18:27 –  the Domingoes – Unity (Unity ’19)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Jellybeans

23skaJELLYBEANSYou are smart.
You are capable.
Don’t overcomplicate it and get in your own way.
You got this!
Now listen to some ska and go do the thing that needs doing!
Let this be the soundtrack to getting it done.

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Wasted Youth (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:09 – the Pomps – Autopsy (Drums & Liars ’19)
07:34 – Hepcat – Mama Used to Say (Right On Time ’97)
11:23 – Matt Wixson – Homophobin’ (Hell is Other People ’18)
14:10 – the Loving Paupers – What I Want (Lines ’19)
16:53 – Skatax – Soul Sister (One Shot ’19)
19:34 – Green Room Rockers – All My Life (Sweat Steady ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Horehound

23skaHOREHOUNDHey listeners, check out this very international collection of ska! Not gonna lie, I didn’t even realize how all over the globe this mix was until I had finalized it for the episode and started putting the links together for the website! As always, I hope you enjoy and thanks for coming here to keep getting some ska into your ears!

00:00 – AceTones – Hard Time Come (More Ace! ’19)
04:15 – Skanamá – Ellos Volverán (Ellos Volverán ’19)
08:03 – Venus Hill – Separate Lives (Whatever ’02)
11:09 – the Last Slice – Messy Situation (Fresh Cuts ’12)
14:20 – Zero Talent – No Future? (Société Anonyme ’18)
18:45 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate – Liar (Big Shot ’15)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Peach Rings

23skaPEACHRINGSBack at it with some more ska for you, in fact, a whole 23 minutes worth! Can you believe it! So this episode is kinda laid back but is also all over the place. One of the few rules I have for this podcast is that a song has got to have some ska beat in it somewhere. Do all of these songs do that? They sure do! Is that beat through-out the duration of each song? Sure isn’t. Ska is the beat, if it’s got the beat, I’ll play it on the show. Can it be surrounded by a lot of other stuff? Yup. Can it wildly deviate from the beat at times? I’ll allow it. Wait, isn’t it some of this stuff just straight up rocksteady? Shut your dirty mouth, I sometimes play rocksteady, accept it.

00:00 – Boss Riot – Sad for You (Lace Up Straight ’18)
03:17 – the Jinkies – Something New (the Jinkies ’97)
05:56 – Scotch Bonnets – Another Saturday Night (Come on Over ’19)
09:14 – Simple Minded Symphony – Widow’s Watch (Arrival ’18)
12:31 – Skaos – After Midnight (Beware! Skaos… is Approaching! ’88)
15:53 – Flying Racoon Suit – Nothing’s Changed (Static Home ’19)
18:57 – the Skluttz – Rapunzel (Sweet and Sour ’19)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

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!

23min of Ska : Wax Bottles

Woah! I did manage to get an episode out this week! Hurrah! Seriously, I had a couple of the best new songs to work with this week, plus some slightly older favorites that should’ve been played years ago! Enjoy!

00:00 – 75 Days of Sun – I got You (I got You ’18)
03:32 – the Prizefighters – Stop Them (Firewalk ’19)
06:27 – Fink’s Constant – Futon Song (Undercover Heroes ’15)
09:25 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
12:33 – the Delegators – Dance (All Aboard ’13)
15:58 – the Slackers – How it Feels (the Great Rocksteady Swindle ’10)
19:27 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Es geht Voran (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

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!