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23min of Ska : Lemon Curd

23skaLEMONCURDUnlike last week, I’m keeping it pretty traditional as far as the sound goes. I mean, there’s still some room for other genres to worm into the ska beat, but it certainly isn’t punk or rock this time. It’s a laid-back kind of sound this week. I hope you all enjoy. Oh, and take care of each other out there, it’s been a rough one this week.

00:00 – Jackie Mendez – Forever True (Forever True ’17)
04:11 – the Bandulus – Smile (Bottom’s Up ’17)
06:39 – Jimmy Cliff – Ship is Sailing (Rebirth ’12)
09:37 – Susan Cadogan – Crazy (Take Me Back ’16)
12:58 – Pressure Cooker – All Time Wine (Wherever You Go! ’12)
15:46 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – On Monday (the Mean Machine ’09)
19:16 – Dave Hillyard & Friends – Won’t Back Down (California ’13)

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23min of Ska : Boston Cream

To tell the truth, I really never thought about doing an episode focused in on a single city before. And while I’m sure Boston isn’t the only city in the world that could produce such a solid episode, it’s the first one that came to my mind. Heck, I got the idea a few weeks ago and then did nothing but basically research which Big D and Bosstones songs I’d played before (to make sure I didn’t repeat any) until I sat down this afternoon, and it came so easy. Boston, thanks for being such a good town for ska music! (Also, the number of times I typed Bosstone when I meant to type Boston is far too high!)

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Steady Riot (Strictly Rude ’07)
02:33 – Pressure Cooker – Don’t Mind Waiting (Wherever You Go ’12)
05:49 – Jaya the Cat – Sirens Wail (O’Farrell ’13)
07:51 – Westbound Train – a New Hope (Five to Two ’05)
10:35 – the Pomps – How to Lure People (Indie Rock is Dying ’16)
13:57 – Bim Skala Bim – Everybody’s got Their Style (Chet’s Last Call ’13)
16:55 – the Allstonians – Fear & Loathing in Allston (Bottoms Up! ’03)
19:29 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – They Came to Boston (More Noise & Other Disturbances ’91)

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23min of Ska : Spanish Blood

23skaGUNGIRLCan’t lie, won’t lie, this episode started out, well, as a pretty regular 23min of Ska episode… then I thought “with a title like “Spanish Blood” I should at least get some Spanish in this episode.” Then things took a turn for the better, or rather, a turn for the awesome. I hope you dig it, I enjoyed digging into some artists that while I was familiar with, I never had taken the time to get to know a lot better, so I got to know them to get this great bunch of songs together! Thusly, we all benefit!

00:00 – South Central Skankers – Lonely Girl (Insomnia ’13)
03:18 – Run and Punch – John Henry (Sorry Doll ’16)
05:55 – Profesor Galactico – No Me Importa (No Me Importa ’16)
08:50 – Punch the Clown – Untitled (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
11:43 – los Kung-Fu Monkeys – Stretch Your Hand (Rudeboy Rockers ’15)
14:30 – the Paranoias – #Cute (Chales. ’15)
15:55 – Pressure Cooker – Lola (Burning Fence ’03)
18:06 – los Kaites – Se Vende (Desde el Imperio de le Decandencia ’12)

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23min of Ska : Second Coming

23skaSECONDCOMINGYo, listen up, after last weeks over stuff and frantic episode, I thought we could take it a little easier this week. Geez, I hope you agree, I certainly think it’s another awesome episode! Listen up and enjoy yourself out there, it’s later than you think!

00:00 – Half Past Two – Girl in a Band (It’s About Time ’09)
04:15 – the Equators – Baby Come Back (Baby Come Back ’80)
07:45 – Pressure Cooker – Secondhand Soldier (What She Wants ’08)
11:26 – the Smooths – Enemy (Very Own Vegas ’96)
15:16 – the Caroloregians – Back in the Day (Fat is Back ’11)
18:01 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – I Hope You Know (Calm Down ’01)
20:28 – the Bohunks – Precious (In the Waiting Room ’11)

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23min of Ska : Here Comes Tomorrow

23skaHERECOMESIf you want to grow a new future to replace what you just cut away, you have to water it with your heart’s blood. I mean, what else can I say in this tiny field of text that I haven’t said two hundred and twenty two times before? I’ll boil it down: Go, live! Live.

00:00 – the Kings Seattle – Cool Under Pressure (Elwood ’16)
04:02 – General Tso’s Fury – Q & A (Where has the Music Gone? ’15)
06:22 – the Amphetameanies – Haunting (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
10:17 – Nerd Academy – Blow (Nerdicity ’11)
13:35 – My Man Friday – Cut Through My Defenses (Monkey Business ’97)
17:01 – the Slackers – It Will All Come Back (Lost and Found ’09)
19:47 – Pressure Cooker – Future’s History (Future’s History ’06)

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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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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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