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Check that intro track! That’s a brand spankin’ new song from the Freecoasters! Great song, eh? Help them put it out and hit up www.theFreecoasters.com for their crowd funding effort! The band worked with Jessie Wagner to make something pretty damn awesome, so get on that! Oh, and this episode is about space. And water. Yep. That’s a combination that fits like a glove. That makes sense right? Right? Hey, outer space and the sea, it works. It’s a theme. Dig it!
Sorry about the rerun folks. It’s been a big busy week for me. I was getting an episode together and it just wasn’t enough! So, in an effort to at least get you something, here’s an episode from back when I was averaging about 10 listeners a month! It’s a great episode too! Might as well save it from being lost to the sands of time!
If you think you should be going somewhere, go. Don’t put it off. Don’t make up a ton of excuses not to go do that thing. It is imperative. Go. We are here to go! We’re not on the Earth to rest on our laurels and watch the world keep passing us by. Don’t stay stationary, go! For the love of all things, go! And don’t stop until you get there. Keep at it. Never settle. Rule your life. There is no reasons not to do these things.
Tradition is great, but sometimes it can strangle you and hold you back. You need to know when “this is how it is, how it was & how it will be” is to be heeded and when it needs to be neglected. It’s a big distinction and will help you well in life once you know the difference. As always, good luck out there in the world, it can be a horrible place when oppression is afoot.
I guess this episode is pretty self explanatory. Do I really need to post more? I’ve been collecting songs for this one since the first few months of 23min of Ska back in 2010. I hope it all hangs together well for you guys and you all enjoy it.
Here we are, at the end of our journey through out the 90s ska that made a huge impression on me as a young man. These songs are so classic! “Direction” is the first song off the first ska album I ever bought! You just can’t beat the Toasters! Potshot seemed to be all over the place back then, but I don’t remember many people talking about them. Mealticket and Inspecter 7 never really seemed to get the respect they deserved back then. I’m happy to see most people remember them quite fondly. The Slackers, one of the greats, not much more could be said about them. My Superhero are the nicest guys to eat at a Chicago Cracker Barrel with and talk about music. Let’s Go Bowling was always one of my favorites and one of the few I never got to see live. And who didn’t belt out “Teen Idol” out with their friends while driving around town from a local show the Denny’s/Perkin’s/Steak n’ Shake? I know who did though, me, Timmy Dee and Joshy Tea, you couldn’t stop us! There it is, this virtual 90min 90s ska tape is up!
the Toasters – Direction (Dub 56 ’94)
Potshot – Someone to Lean On (Pots and Shots ’97)
Mealticket – Lisa Marie (Lisa Marie ’97)
Inspecter 7 – Cookin’ (the Infamous ’97) the Slackers – Have the Time (the Question ’98) My Superhero – Going Somewhere (Solid State 14 ’97) Let’s Go Bowling – Sick Fish (Music to Bowl By ’91)
Pharmaceutical Bandits – Teen Idol (Those Damn Bandits ’97)
This is the final part of a 90min ska mix tape from the nineties that ran each Thursday throughout May.
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In this episode I’m taking you a bit behind the ska scene such as it is, to people who have an imprint on the scene with out being in a band or running a label. In this episode I’m talking to Tazy Phyllipz of the long running ska radio show “the Ska Parade”. We talk about a lot of the bands that have been on “the Ska Parade” since it started in 1989. Not only that but we talk a lot about the upcoming “Viva Ska Vegas” ska show on April 28th. With Tazy and I being old ska guys we tell a lot of stories, and while my original intention was to fill this episode w/ a lot of music, I just couldn’t bear to cut any of us talking (besides a few seconds at the beginning where were both like “hello..?” “uh… hello?” and a bit near the end where we talk about Madness that was dropped for time). I hope you enjoy it, we had a lot of fun talking, and I think it is good to get to know someone like Tazy just a little bit better.
Bucking the trends and going against the grain. Doing what you want, without a worry about shame. I don’t care what people say and how they define ska music, I know what I know. There’s nothing missing in any of these great songs, even if some would have you believe that there is. If you guess what is missing easily, then you’ve been paying attention. If you never figure it out because it is all such awesome music, then you’re awesome too. If you are at pains to figure it out after repeating this episode time and time again, don’t worry so much, it was never a contest anyway.
I decided that once a month wasn’t enough, so now there’s 23 minutes of ska for you twice a month, on the 11th and on the 23rd. Like last time I had a lot of fun putting together these songs for you to enjoy, so I hope that you do. And here’s hoping that you download it.