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23min of Ska : the Black Vortex

23skaBLACKVORTEXBam, back with another episode w/ some fresh fresh ska! Seriously, the Show Me Island and Codename: Rocky tracks were just released this week! They were so good I HAD to squeeze them into this episode! As always, if you dig it, like, share and subscribe! I know, this ain’t YouTube, but it still applies!

00:00 – Stray Bullets – Rocketship (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
02:04 – Show Me Island – Hurray Home (Ring Around & Run ’16)
05:43 – Codename: Rocky – the Brown Recluse is the New Black Widow (Reboot ’16)
08:33 – the Pomps feat. King Django – Boggles the Mind (Top of the Pomps! ’12)
11:11 – Green Room Rockers – Stay with Him (Midwest Soundclash ’09)
15:53 – Bigtopp – Heartsteady (Next Stage ’15)
19:24 – the JB Conspiracy – Say Goodbye (the Storm ’13)

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23min of Ska : Utopia

23skaUTOPIAWe all have our favorite bands, the bands we grew up with, the bands we were friends with, the bands that had music there when we really needed it. They provide us a way back home in our head. Pretty nifty trick music is, isn’t it? This episode features bands that, to be honest, not sure I would’ve found if not doing this podcast. An arguement could be made for Rude King and the Dropsteppers, but I 100% wouldn’t’ve found these other bands had I not been looking for good music to play, and man, I’m so glad I did! They’re all so great! So enjoy this episode of some of my favorite bands I’ve found along the way.

00:00 – Rude King – Home Wrecker (Coming Back to You ’15)
04:19 – the Scotch Bonnetts – the Good One (Live Ya Life ’13)
08:13 – the Dropsteppers – Darker Side of Grey (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
11:06 – Show Me Island – Coming Home (Show Me Island ’13)
14:04 – After Hours – Almost Home (the Trouble with Those Guys Is… ’00)
19:02 – the Longshots – Close to Home (Borrowed Time ’14)

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23min of Ska : 18yrs Old Means You’re an Adult… Right?

23ska9BALLEveryone who’s 18 thinks they know what they’re talking about. I was no exception. Big talking idiot. Yeesh! I’m glad there’s not too many people that know the stories of my youth. Mostly being a loud mouthed idiot. Getting into minor trouble, and pissing off the people I should’ve been trying to impress, and trying to impress people who weren’t worth my time. We’ve all been there, right? And hell, if you’re still there, and still young, don’t take any advice from me to start cleaning up your act, because I know I sure wouldn’t’ve taken it. Go, be you. Me, I’ll sit here laughing at my younger self’s ways, while thanking him for at least helping shape the man I am today.

00:00 – Punch the Clown – Song 55 (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
01:49 – the New Limits – You’re Not Ready (Pressure Up ’15)
04:27 – King Kong Girio – Liars (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
06:21 – the Meow Meows – Friends on Benefits (Friends on Benefits ’15)
08:44 – the Planet Smashers – Super Orgy Porno Party (Life of the Party ’99)
11:13 – High School Football Heroes – Life’s Hard (No One Gets Out Alive) (2K15: Like Dynamite ’15)
14:18 – Manic Sewing Circle – Growin’ Up, Growin’ Dumb (Summer Spins ’07)
16:23 – Show Me Island – I Don’t Know Anymore (Show Me Island ’13)
20:31 – Be Like Max – Cheap Shot Youth Anthem (Just Tryin’ to Fit in… Ur Mom ’14)

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23min of Ska : the Shape of Things to Come

23ska-beerI’ve never been one of those people to say that music saved my life, let alone ska music. It didn’t, in the least. But music, especially ska music has enhanced my life in ways I can’t begin to count. It cheers me up when I’m down, it makes me dance when I’m already up, but most of all, it let me meet some of the raddest group of people I’ve ever known. From back in the day when I got into it, up to today, I just can’t believe the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through ska. It really shocks me sometimes. But yeah, ska didn’t save my life, but it might have made it worth living.

Show Me Island – the Stomp (Show Me Island ’13)
the Dropsteppers – Move One Up (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
Step Lively – Sea of Strangers (the Trigger Effect ’99)
the Vengers – the Shape of Things to Come (Push This? ’95)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – Desert Gold (the Growler ’99)
Murphy’s Kids – Enthusiastic Strangers Say “Hell Yes!” (This is Where We Live ’13)
Skazofrenia – Ciudadano (This is Skazo ’12)

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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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23min of Ska : Goodbye to Old Love

23ska-bwplaidWhat sucks? Love? No, love is awesome. If you don’t have awesome love, I feel sorry for you, cuz brother, that ain’t love. If you must call it that, call it old love and kick it to the curb, it ain’t doing you no good. Now get out there and embrace some new and awesome love, come on, you dig ska music, you totally deserve it!

the Amphetameanies – Goodbye Boyfriend (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
the Snails – Fallin’ Too Fast (the River ’12)
Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – All the Wrong Places (Calm Down ’01)
Show Me Island – Really Wanna Know (MV:MMXII ’12)
MU330 – Lied To (Ultra Panic ’02)
the Heat Machine – 7 Minutes of Girls Gone Wild (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
Uncle Joel’s Comb – Making a Scene (Tubular ’12)
Save Ferris – What You See is What You Get (Modified ’99)

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23min of Ska : the Tremendous Twelves

23skaCHESSThere aren’t too many traditions on 23min of Ska, in fact some are very secret, but this is a well known one, around this time of year I make an episode comprised on of music made this year. This isn’t a “best of” this isn’t a “you may’ve missed” it is just 23 minutes of ska music that was released in the year twenty twelve. If you’re saying that good ska isn’t being made anymore, then listen to this, you may just be wrong!

No Such Noise! – Cold Side (Life Goes On ’12)
Dan P. & the Bricks – Mess it Up (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – They Didn’t Build This World for You (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
the Pinstripes – I’ll be Waiting (I ’12)
Show Me Island – Like Love (MV:MMXII ’12)
the Delirians – the Turn Around (the Delirians ’12)
Less Than Jake – Done and Dusted (Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake ’12)

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