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23min of Ska : When Life Gives You Some Lemons

23ska-yellowplaidWhen life has gotten you down, and you don’t know what to do about it, just stop, think, and smile. Seriously, it sounds goofy as all hell, but it works. It really does. I hate to sound like a hippie here, but it is just as simple as that. And if you need some help returning to that happy person you once were, toss on this episode to brighten your day up! It’s a keeper w/ a ton of great tracks!

00:00 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Sweet Morning (Heartbreaks & Shadows ’14)
03:25 – Big D & the Kids Table – I’d Rather (Good Luck ’99)
06:10 – Dan P & the Bricks – Footdown (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
09:16 – the Snails – Liberty Street Lights (Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox vol. 1 ’14)
12:18 – the Hourglass Cats – Too Damn Rude (Too Damn Rude ’14)
15:32 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Lost in My Youth (Love Letters ’13)
18:48 – Survay Says! – Turn the Page, Wash Your Hands (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)

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23min of Ska : Post Christmas Coma & Depression

23ska-xmasTwo things are on tap for today, either you still have the day off to lounge around and treat your hangover & overstuffed tummy right, or you’re back in the office. I’m one of the latter, so right now I’m basically staving off being resentful of capitalism. This episode will get me through it. Come on, a new song from Johnny Socko, a great brand new song from the Dendrites and a song that will be out in a few weeks from Be Like Max! To top it off there’s even Sammy Kay reminding us to keep a Positive Mental Attitude, so I guess things COULD be worse and I need to lighten up. Sometimes I need the music to remind me not to be such a stick in the mud.

Sammy Kay & the East los Three – I Can Change (Love Letters ’13)
MU330 – X-Mas Card (Crab Rangoon ’97)
the Ska Vengers – (Why Don’t You) Do it Right (the Ska Vengers ’13)
Be Like Max – Bring on the Suits (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)
the Dendrites – Turkey Shoot (Fly Casual ’13)
Johnny Socko – Jackknife (Burning Bridges) (Jackknife (Burning Bridges) ’13)
Reel Big Fish – Valerie (Cheer Up! ’02)

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23min of Ska : Keep All Your Secrets Undercover

23skaSOAPWhen building yourself up, don’t forget to keep part of yourself to yourself. Your ego is only scaffolding that eventually needs to be removed so you can shine, but you can’t give everything away. We all need our secrets. We need that little part of us to keep inside our heads that makes us, well, ourselves. Remember that, remember your core, what defines you, it isn’t anything that external, and it is hard to explain, but don’t lose it. That being said… here’s a bunch of cover songs for you! Yay! And yeah, two Operation Ivy covers, so what, they’re both good, deal with it.

the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rudie Can’t Fail (Burning London : the Clash Tribute ’99)
the Pepper Pots – Be My Baby (Shake It! ’07)
the Pinstripes – Holiday (the Holiday Sessions Vol. 3 ’11)
Sammy K And the East Los Three – Bankshot (Dale la Bota ’13)
the Holophonics – Making People Normal (MaSKArades Vol. 3 ’13)
the Amphetameanies – This Boy (Now! That’s What I Call the Amphetameanies ’06)
Save Ferris – Artificial Life (Orange County’s Punk Vs. Ska: Round One ’97)
the Frits – Concrete Jungle (Spare Shells : a Tribute to the Specials ’00)

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23min of Ska : Here Comes the Summer

23ska-bwplaidSummer is literally right around the corner! Woo! Let’s hear it for warm weather! Let’s hear it for ska music! Let’s hear some ska music, that’s why we’re here, right? Well then, let’s get started and dig right in to some great music. Great music plus Summer, it is the greatest match ever!

Dan P. – Eat the Planet (Eat the Planet ’07)
Sammy K & the East los Three – Lorimer (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
the Snails – Rocksteady & Roll (From Kingston to Memphis ’11)
Jr. Thomas – Face in the Crowd (Jr. Thomas Meets the Venditions ’13)
the Delirians – Move Around (Move Around / Overdub ’11)
Show Me Island – Mornings (Show Me Island ’13)
the Snare – This Generation (This Generation ’11)

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Midweek Ska World Update

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K and the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, seriously check it out, it will be awesome and needs just a little more help
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s stalled a bit but let’s push it over the line, lot’s of great acts (like the Slackers and such) contributing to this

It is the last week to cash in on some of the rewards that Big D & the Kids Table is offering to supporters of their kickstarter

Concerts
Mustard Plug JUST started a short string of West Coast shows today
Jamaican Oldies Weekend is this weekend in Chicago, buy a pre-sale ticket now before you get down to all this awesomeness! Eric “Monty” Morris w/ Soul Radics and Roy & Yvonne w/ the Prizefighters, what isn’t there to love?
By the Rivers is also kicking off a tour on March 1st in the UK that will run through the first half of this month

23min of Ska : Hello to New Life

23ska-blueplaidHere we go! Another week of great ska music! Old & new, from near and far, by friends and strangers, it’s all good stuff. This is the 111th episode of 23min of Ska all together, sure, I count the specials, bonuses, guest episodes and interviews differently, but that’s still 111 23 minute chunks of ska out in the world! Technically this is episode 73 of the regular standard 23min of Ska show, and that still BLOWS MY MIND! A little idea back in December of 2009 that started on Jan 23rd of 2010 has grown a lot! Thanks for sticking around, seriously! Enjoy the music!

the Pomps – A Shaky Truce (Top of the Pomps! ’12)
Sammy K & the East Los Three – Maybe (I’ll Take You Back) (Sammy K & the East Los Three ’12)
Stretch – Rodent Deoderant (Armstrong ’96)
Bombskare – Damaged Goods (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
the Nix86 – I’m Sorry (Evil Empurr ’12)
Rude King – Love Bomb (Ruder, Better, Faster, Stronger ’11)
Johnny Socko – When the Bough Breaks (Oh, I Do Hope it,s Roast Beef! ’95)

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Midweek Ska World Update

Don’t Read That, Read This
LA Weekly has a great write up about the Delirians and the resurgence of ska in Los Angeles.

New / Cheap Music
Sonic Boom Six’s new single “Keep On Believing” is now available if you’re in the UK.
Jump Up Records has a sale going on where you can get 7 LPs for only $35 while supplies last.
Tomorrow is Download Day at Community Records feat. Stuck Lucky and other bands.
The Amphetameanies put out a new video for their song Nothings OK.
Last year No Such Noise released their EP on vinyl, get it while you can!
Ska/punk band After the Fact is offering the deluxe version of their “Super Scary Senarioes” EP at a cost of what ever the heck you wanna pay them for it.
Hit up the Pragmatics, they just shared a few new songs on their ReverbNation page.

Concerts
Spend the rest of this month tracking down Kill Lincoln as they cross the snow to rock you.
Sonic Boom Six look to be all over the UK & Ireland for the rest of the month.
Dave Wakeling’s version of the (English) Beat are still running around America for the next three months.
March looks like a busy month in the Midwest for the Pinstripes.
Five Iron Frenzy just announced some tour dates starting in late March.
Big D just dropped a handful of North East & Canadian tour dates in March & April.
The Resignators are running all around their native Australia in April.

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K & the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, check it out.
Blame Sydney is so close to their goal, check it out, will you?
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s at 50%, let’s push it over the line.

Sad News
Looks like We are Union are going on hiatus. Well, suck…