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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)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Also don’t miss out on other great ska that came out in 2012, hit up the Big Ska Gamble for details!

23min of Ska : Sun Set Ska

At the end of the day yesterday I was standing in line waiting for my car, that’s right, at 11:59 PM I was saying “Where the hell is my crappy car?” jokingly to a small crowd of ska fans. How did I know they were ska fans? Well, I’d just spend the last few hours dancing, drinking and singing along w/ this group of like minded individuals at the Summer of Ska tour. I can honestly say it was a great time! I haven’t been to a ska show on that level in a long time, and it didn’t disappoint! Thanks, Suburban Legends, Big D & the Kids Table and Reel Big Fish for putting on a hell of a show in Hollywood last night! This episode is dedicated to all the crazy awesome ska fans I met there last night! Like Matt, Ro, Edwardo, the kid who looked like Percy Jackson & his two friends and a big kudos to Brian Klemm, who remains the nicest guy in the world.

Razika – Nytt Pa Nytt (Program 91 ’11)
the Delirians – Agua De Limon (the Delirians ’12)
the Amphetameanies – Desert Culture (Now! That’s What I Call the Amphetameanies ’06)
Big D & the Kids Table – (We All Have to) Burn Something (How it Goes ’04)
Dan P. & the Bricks – Sweat for It (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
the First Chairs – It’s Okay (Plastic & Prestige ’12)
Show Me Island – So Long for Something (MV:MMXII ’12)
Reel Big Fish – What are Friends For (Cheer Up! ’04)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Take this episode w/ you, download it!

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