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23min of Ska : Caramel

23skaCARAMELWhat I loved about ska shows back in the mid-’90s was that you really didn’t know what you were going to get. A more traditional ska band, a ska/punk band that was more punk than ska, a 2 Tone revival sounding band, a ska/punk band that was more ska than punk, a band with 4 members, a band with 10 members, a band full of high schoolers or a band full of actual adults! It really was all over the map like that, and the thing that brought those bands to our towns and the crowds to the venues was the ska that was at the center, in some way, of it all. This episode represents that love of all things ska that I had as a young man encountering shows not knowing exactly what I was going to see, but at the same time knowing that I was going to dig it!

Also, check this out! This episode kicks off with a brand brand new song from the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble from their forthcoming album “Break Thru” (click the link for the pre-order), followed by a song of the latest release from Joker’s Republic before moving on to a new song from the Pomps that will be the lead track of their new EP “Drums and Liars” due out next month.

00:00 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Chicky Chicky Boom Boom (Break Thru ’19)
02:54 – Joker’s Republic – Grow Up (Falling Behind ’19)
06:13 – the Pomps – P.A.D.D. (Drums and Liars ’19)
08:50 – the Crombies – Hooligans (One Love ’17)
11:19 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Only Words (When We Were Fearless ’18)
13:14 – the Delirians – Dream of Me (el Remedio ’18)
17:23 – Royal City Riot – the Rhythm (Coast to Coast ’09)
20:49 – Mustard Plug – Perfect Plan (Can’t Contain It ’14)

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23min of Ska : Wild Mouse

23skaCOASTER5Get in on this ska action!
I said, get in on this ska action!
Do I need to tell you again?
I already told you twice!
Are you not already in on this ska action?
If you’re not, I don’t know what to tell you.
You really should know about this ska action by now.
And how you should get in on it.

00:00 – Matt Wixson – Double Agents (Hell is Other People ’18)
02:34 – Bim Skala Bim – Gumbo (Gumbo ’18)
06:47 – the Hempsteadys – Rudy Comes from the Street (Séance! Séance! ’18)
09:47 – Alexander & the Greats – Grow Up (Roller Coaster ’18)
12:21 – Batam OrcheSka w/ Feedback – Selfish (Lounge ’15)
16:11 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Mouse (Minor Moods ’02)
18:51 – Slow Gherkin – Get Some More (Shed Some Skin ’98)

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23min of Ska : John Drake

23skaDRAKEHey listeners, still in the middle of moving, but I was able to get you this chilled out episode this week. Pour yourself a fancy cocktail and relax to this one.

00:00 – the Snails – Where I’m Bound (the River ’12)
02:46 – the Skints feat. Tippa Irie & Horseman – This Town (FM ’15)
06:56 – the Aggrolites – Dirty Reggae (Dirty Reggae ’02)
10:11 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Take Five (Step Forward ’08)
15:08 – the New Limits – Loss for Words (the New Limits ’17)
18:16 – Big D & the Kids Table – the Sounds of Allston Village (How it Goes ’04)
20:18 – the Toasters – Secret Agent Man (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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23min of Ska : 19th Hole

23skaGOLFWhy in the hell would I make an episode with such a tenuous link to a theme? As always, because I thought it would be funny. So I start going through my head, computer and CD collection looking for key words, and I kept finding great songs! These were songs that I hadn’t played on the show before! So, yeah, golf is kinda dumb, and I don’t even play, but a golf themed episode made me laugh and there was too many great songs popping up that I had to do it. If there was a patron saint of golfing I’d say they influenced me or something… wait… there is? And it’s St. Andrew… and I didn’t even play a single Scottish ska band on this episode? Er… damn, I wish I hadn’t looked that up right before I started typing this text! Anyway, water traps and sand pits ahoy, it’s damn time to take a few shots off of your game before getting out of the sun to retire to the bar in the country club for a few beers. Right? Nah, still boring.

00:03 – Hepcat – Country Time (Scientific ’96)
03:16 – Club 99 – Grain of Sand (Club 99 ’13)
06:04 – MU330 – Stagnant Water (MU330 ’99)
08:00 – Reel Big Fish – Join the Club (Turn the Radio Off ’96)
11:20 – Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – Place in the Sun (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
15:20 – 2000 Tons of TNT – Shot in the Dark (Reggae Mysteria ’12)
18:21 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Bob Barker (New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble ’95)
20:18 – Skandalous All-Stars – Wish You Were a Beer (Hit Me ’97)

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23min of Ska : Crayons

23skaCRAYONThis is the most colorful episode of the podcast that I’ve ever done! Enough with the puns, on w/ the great music! I hope you all like ska and ska/punk, cuz that’s all your getting. Sorry this write up is short, but I’m on my way to Texas for a wedding, fun time!

00:00 – Run and Punch – Soilent Green (No Loose Ends ’13)
02:22 – Drewvis – Purple (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
05:29 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Red Eye (Step Forward ’08)
09:14 – Bim Skala Bim – Blue (How’s it Goin’? ’90)
13:07 – doctormanette – Orange Juice (Dew Unto Others ’96)
15:01 – Reel Big Fish – Brown Eyed Girl (Fame, Fortune & Fornication ’09)
18:32 – Mephiskapheles – Introduction to the Yellow Passion (Maximum Perversion ’97)
20:16 – Black Square – Black Square (Black Square ’11)

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Rerun-ish : 23min of Ska : Excuse Me Mr.

A Note: This episode first “aired” in September of 2012. Well, not exactly. The original episode has one song in it that has been swapped out for another. See, when I first made this episode I’d planned on using “Mr. Tragedy” by the Slackers, then I saw I wanted to use a different Slackers song in another episode right after this one and didn’t want my listeners to have some Slackers overkill, so I replaced it w/ “Mr. Pink” by the Articles. This wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that I’d just used “Mr. Pink” in a episode about a month before! Whoops! I didn’t realize this until it was far too late. Then in the next episode the Slackers song I was going to use there got edged out and delayed for a while, meaning I could’ve totally done what I wanted w/o worry and not have played that Articles song twice… if only I had a time machine… So here is the episode as it was originally intended!

Here’s the episode’s original write up (w/ a few minor changes): In honor of my awesome cat Mr. Pants, here is a whole bunch of songs for the Misters! There is a lot of absolute classics in here! You can’t beat the Toasters, the Articles the Slackers or the Smooths! Hands down, great songs by great bands! New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble and Pressure Cooker also the deliver the good diggin’ down on the ska sound. The Stretch Band (AKA Stretch Armstrong) throws in a cover of one of my favorite Devo songs, and while it loses the ska beat every now and again, it is so good, I couldn’t leave it out! Then smack in the middle of all this, I hit you with Jorge and the Landladies incredibly lush and psychedelic sound. If you don’t have that album yet, I don’t know what more convincing you’ll need.

the Toasters – Mr. Trouble (Skaboom! ’87)
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Mr. Pitiful (Low Blow ’97)
the Stretch Band – Mr. DNA (Mashin’ Potatoes comp ’00)
Jorge & the Landladies – Mr. David (Monobound ’12)
Pressure Cooker – Mr. Precious (Future’s History ’06)
the Slackers – Mr. Tragedy (the Great Rocksteady Swindle ’10)
the Smooths – Mr. Figurehead (Very Own Vegas ’96)

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23min of Ska : Happy No Year, You Cynics

23ska-bwplaidHere we are again at the start of a brand new year. Once again setting out to try and do better by ourselves. I resolve to keep making a weekly ska podcast, so I hope that that is OK with all of you. Is it? Kick ass, I knew it would be!

the Steady 45s – Leave Me (Easygrooves Vol. 1 ’13)
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – John & James (New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble ’95)
Jackie Méndez – Hard to Handle (Introducing… Jackie Méndez ’13)
OreSkaBand – Good Bye Déjà Vu (OreSkaBand ’07)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – the Coffee Connection (the Growler ’99)
the Pietasters – G to F (All Day ’07)
Bombshell Academy – Liar Liar (Skaholics Anonymous ’13)

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