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23min of Ska : the October Issue!

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cover photo by Andrea Hunter

Here’s another one of those episodes where I play around with how far I can stretch the definition of “ska.” If I was more interested in that concept I should’ve made the song sequence go from least to most in terms of ska, but I opted, as always, for song flow. Also, about half these tracks I’ve been trying to find a home for for months and I’m so glad I found the best episode to put them in! Thanks for listening, now go do something amazing!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Big Bad City (Pit Stop at the Moon ’19)
03:14 – Eat the Evidence – Fruit of the Loot (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
06:01 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – American Hero (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
09:13 – K-Man & the 45s – Get Outta My Head (Stand with the Youth ’19)
11:18 – Jay Parade – Jimmy (Crying Over Spilt Coffee ’19)
13:54 – Santo Remedio – Paramis (Si Se Acaba la Vida ’19)
17:29 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
20:39 – Derrick Morgan & the Aces – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) (Tougher Than Tough / Song for My Father ’67)

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 : the September Issue!

23skaSEPTEMBERLet’s close out Summer with a super sunny batch of ska! From super fresh tracks to older classics, this episode has it all. I hope this episode finds you healthy and well, and if not, do what you need to do to get yourself there. You’re pretty great, how do I know? Because you’re checking out some great ska right here! You have great musical taste! So yeah, you’re already halfway there! Be good to yourself, see you next week.

00:00 – Ariel & les Va-Nu-Pieds – les Souliers (les Souliers ’18)
03:26 – Jim Murple Society – Summer Romance (Stella Nova ’17)
06:15 – Last Edition – If Ska Ruled the World (10 Years ’18)
08:05 – Stop the Presses – Hold On (Money in the Bank ’19)
12:44 – Profesor Galactico – Keep Your Chin Up (Pit Stop on the Way to the Moon ’19)
15:51 – the Pietasters – Crying Over You (Awesome Mix Tape #6 ’99)
20:17 – Prince Buster – Praise without Raise (Praise without Raise / Three Against One ’63)

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 : Salt Water Taffy

23skaTAFFYI’d like to say something enlightening or inspiring to go along with this episode, but I got nothing. All I want to say is enjoy some good ska, because this, right here, this is some good stuff. Well, I think so, taste is subjective and all that, but I hope, I really hope that you find several songs to dig in this episode.

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Don’t Remind Me (Pitstop on the Moon ’19)
03:04 – the Pietasters – Don’t Wanna Know (All Day ’07)
06:40 – les Skartoi – Smash it All (Fighting on the Dancefloor ’16)
09:57 – the Brass Action – Hero of the Proletariate (Brouhaha ’19)
14:42 – Rocky Leon ft. VZI – Drawer (Lighting Fires ’19)
17:40 – Catch-It Kebabs – 3rd Degree (Skankin’ Sausages ’04)
19:37 – the Slackers – the Fried Chicken Song / Mary Mary (Redlight ’97)

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 : Dark Pretzel

23skaCOASTER3Ok, sure, a Dark Pretzel ride isn’t technically a roller coaster. It’s something else. It’s in the family for sure. Kinda like this episode.  All these songs are for sure in the ska family, but they mess around with the style, push and pull away from the beat, but there’s a touch of ska in each. I hate to brag, but I really like this episode… a whole lot. I hope you do too!

00:00 – the Pomps – Pac-Sun (Do the Dog Ska-A-Go-Go! comp ’18)
02:50 – We Are The Union – the Way it Was (Self Care ’18)
04:28 – the Alcoholic Freshman – Object Obsession (the Incredible Yet Ultimately Uninspiring Return of… ’18)
07:19 – Profesor Galactico – la Misma Música (la Batalla de Los Ángeles ’17)
11:53 – the Slackers – Wrongful Suspicion (Wrongful Suspicion / the Noose ’18)
15:09 – Brainwreck – Flashback (Charlie ’18)
19:46 – Backyard Superheroes – I Want to Rock (Never Give Up, Never Surender! ’18)

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 facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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 : Cookies & Cream

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Big ska show last weekend. Well, it was for me! I traveled all the way back to my home state of Illinois to see MU330, Coolidge, the Eclectics, a supergroup of ska musicians from the Exceptions, the Parka Kings, Ganger Fun and Rude King, Skapone and the Tango Wedding Band. I went with my little brother and it was like old times. Ska band after ska band bringing the tunes for hours! Besides hanging out with the few band members I knew, I also ran into my old friends Kip and Kate and also got to meet the boys behind the Windy City Sound System podcast! Too much fun, too much goodwill!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Animal (la Batalla de Los Angeles ’17)
03:41 – Threat Level Burgundy – Never Forget (the Longest Day ’17)
07:58 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Allow Them (Pay Attention ’00)
11:49 – Lo & the Magnetics – Insult & Battery (A Part ’05)
13:46 – the Drastics – Sly Fox (Noir ’17)
16:56 – Skandalous All-Stars – American Psychopath (Age of Insects ’99)
19:06 – the Indecision – Colour Me In (New Faces ’13)

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 facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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 : 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)

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 facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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 : Exit Through the Gift Shop

23ska-bwplaidFour years ago today I debuted the first episode of 23min of Ska. I had been involved in a weekly (sometimes twice weekly) podcast with my wife since ’08 and had gotten a real handle on the ins and outs of doing a podcast. I had wanted to do a ska podcast a few times, but was never sure what I really wanted to do. An interview show? A DJed radio like show? Me and a friend talking about ska music, sharing stories and playing some music in between? I was also tossing around the idea of doing a music mixtape project/podcast based on the LA subway system w/ each color line representing a genre, but abandoned that due to its insane nature. Also because I knew that would never take hold anywhere. Then I was just like “Oh hell, I’ll do my ska podcast like that plan, plus it’ll be easier, because I won’t have to know average times between red line stops for episode times!” How foolish, because as soon as I was getting started on the first episode I was ready to saddle myself w/ a time constraint anyway. At first it was going to be 15min of Ska, and it was going to be monthly. I thought I could keep up at that pace while still doing my other podcast. As I put it together I realized that 15 minutes would be too short for a monthly show. So I upped it to 23min and decided that new episodes should drop on the 23rd of each month. After I’d posted the first one, I decided that I’d been hasty, and that there should be two episodes a month, on the 11th and the 23rd. That would also equal 23 episodes a year (provided I always took Jan. 11th off). That sat well with me. After the first year I launched the facebook page and removed a lot of my personal info from my blog and made it the official 23min of Ska website. I also added interviews at the top of each month. This way I was still getting 23 episodes of music a year. Somewhere along that year I found that the idea of a show that updates on the 1st, 11th and 23rd of the month got confusing for regular listeners and a lot of them thought that the show was released each Thursday for some reason. So starting in 2012 the show went weekly w/ interviews, 2 regular music episodes a month and 1 special music episode a month landing on Thursday morning. In my idiotic mind the special (and sometimes bonus if there was a 5th week) episodes didn’t count to the 23 song cycle. I’m an idiot, I don’t think anyone noticed my stupid numbering system. Which brings us to last year, this is when I figured I was all “Eff it! No one notices that an official session of 23min of Ska is 23 episodes! I’ll just go weekly, and the episodes that don’t count (All ’60s ska eps, the occasional interview, guest mixers, May Mix Tapes) will be obvious, and won’t be tied to the calendar.” So here, on the 4th anniversary of the show and the 5th set of 23 episodes is coming to an end. That’s far too much insight into what I think about when I’m doing this show, but for my brand of crazy it needs to be there. Next week I’ll return to start the 6th cycle of 23min of Ska, I’m already planning the May Mix Tape too, and hope that I can scrap together another ’60s ska episode as well sometime in March. So that’s at least another half a year of this podcast to look forward to! Let’s hope by the time I get there that I won’t want to toss in the towel, because so far this is a fun gig, and I’ve met wonderful ska fans and bands while doing this, heck I even launched a record label! Thanks to all you wonderful listeners, and tell all your ska loving friends! I really want the next 23 episodes the most downloaded & played yet!

Satori – Don’t Hide (Savor Every Moment ’05)
Two Steps Twice – Lord of the Dance (Nightmare on Northstreet ’13)
the Stiff Joints – Pineapple Sundae (Circus on Repeat ’13)
Profesor Galactico – Tell Me (Sonic Waves from Beyond ’12)
Punch the Clown – Who are You (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
Class Action – Karma Soup (an Extra Bar of the Wrong Song ’12)
Thorpedians – Woman Called Marcia (Hard Reggae from the Top ’10)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE – Boy Friend (Clover ’06)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have some great vinyl ska records!