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23min of Ska : Lagoon Nebula

23skaNEBULACheck 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!

00:00 – the Freecoasters – Swim (Show Up ’15)
04:23 – My Superhero – Just Plain Fish (Solid State 14 ’97)
07:57 – Another Generation – Chase the Stars (Another Generation ’14)
10:11 – the Aquabats – Martian Girl (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
12:55 – Rico – Sea Cruise (Sea Cruise / Carolina ’80)
15:51 – the 27 Red – Man on the Moon (License to Dance ’02)
19:16 – My Man Friday – Lucky Stars (Monkey Business ’97)

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23min of Ska : Rerun : Following

23ska-bwplaidSorry 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!

00:00 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Play Those Records (Calm Down ’00)
02:08 – Stretch – Kiss the Bride (Armstrong ’96)
04:34 – Westbound Train – Forever (Five to Two ’05)
08:21 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (Medium Rare ’07)
11:54 – 7 Seconds of Love – Twister (Danger is Dangerous ’07)
14:34 – the Usuals – Rocket Reggae (On the Lovers Circuit ’02)
16:41 – the Specials – Gangsters (the Specials ’79)
19:24 – My Superhero – Baggage (SKAteboard Music ’95)

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23min of Ska : There’s No Reason Not to Go

23skaHAWAIIANIf 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.

00:00 – the Delegators – I Don’t Mind (All Aboard ’13)
03:05 – the Last Slice – Salena (Fresh Cuts ’12)
06:40 – Stop the Presses – Under Our Beds (Does it Still Look Pretty ’11)
09:36 – My Superhero – Another Kind (Solid State 14 ’97)
12:40 – Mrs. Skanotto – I Don’t Care (Outlier ’14)
15:24 – Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – No Reason (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
19:10 – the One Droppers – Feeling Fine (the Big One ’11)

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23min of Ska : Maybe Try Bucking the System

23ska-redplaidTradition 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.

Kill Lincoln – That’s Cool… in a Totally Negative & Destructive Way (That’s Cool… in a Totally Negative & Destructive Way ’13)
My Superhero – Big Thursday (Solid State 14 ’97)
Stop the Presses – 9 Ft Tall (eSKAndalo! ’13)
the Siren Six! – Stand Still (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
We Are The Union – Live Like Mitch (You Can’t Hide the Sun ’12)
Abraskadabra – Guacamole (Grandma Nancy’s Old School Garden ’12)

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23min of Ska : Silver Scarabs Got to Go

23ska-bwplaidI 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.

Glen Adams – I Want to Hold Your Hand (I Want to Hold Your Hand ’68)
My Superhero – Don’t Let Me Down (SKAteboard Music ’95)
Frau Doktor – I Will (Dauercamper ’00)
the Bashments – In My Life (the Bashments ’11)
Roslyn Sweat & the Paragons – Black Bird Singing (Blackbird Singing / Always ’73)
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady Seven – Norwegian Wood (Playtime ’99)
Keith & Ken – Beatles Got to Go (Beatles Got to Go ’64)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : Side B (part two)

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.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Special : Behind the Scene Vol 1 : Tazy Phyllipz of the Ska Parade

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.

Check out the Ska Parade website : SkaParade.com
Check out the Ska Parade Sundays at 9 PM PST : KUKQ.com
Check out Viva Ska Vegas : VivaSkaVegas.com

All music by GOGO13 from their new album “I Like It!”

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