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23min of Ska : Dark Chocolate

23skamilkchocolateI don’t know what to say here… here’s some ska. I really hope you dig it. I seriously love every song on this episode, even the one in a language I don’t fully understand, but that’s the thing about ska, right? It’s bringing us together. The love of music, the love of a good time, that’s ska. No matter the language, no matter the country, no matter the decade, it’s that ska beat that brings us joy. I hope this episode brings you joy too.

00:00 – Danny Rebel & the KGB – I got a Feeling (Lovehaus ’17)
03:37 – the Scotch Bonnets – Whimsical Friend (Come on Over ’19)
07:34 – the ‘Vengers – Can You Feel It (Push This? ’97)
11:45 – Matamoska! – Cicatriz (Skalluminati ’17)
15:19 – Mad Dog and the 20/20s – Girl on a String (Things We Should’ve Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)
18:27 –  the Domingoes – Unity (Unity ’19)

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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 : Milk Chocolate

23skamilkchocolateHere it is because the listeners demanded it (seriously, there was a poll on the facebook page) it’s a more tilted towards ska than to ska/punk episode! So many of these bands are just great, and several I have been waiting to share with you since the end of November! I hope everything is going well with you, and that everything keeps going well! All my listeners are wonderful people who deserve the best, like good music! Hope you all enjoy!

00:00 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – Face to Face (Face to Face ’18)
03:31 – the Skalinskis – Freak Club (Freak Club ’18)
07:52 – Lollypop Lorry – Moscow Ska Festival (Ural Station ’18)
11:11 – the Twilights – Rainy Day (Hear What I Say ’18)
14:51 – Chango Munks – Dice (Live Session ’18)
18:50 – the Fanculos – Better Late Than Never (the Fanculos Album ’19)

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 : Green Tea

23skaGREENTEABlah blah blah show information. Something like that, right? Anyway, so yeah, these are words. A way for me, the silent host of this podcast to reach out and try to make a connection with you, the listener. All I’ve ever wanted to say to you is live your life and thanks for putting some ska in your ears. That’s it. Hope you’ve found some bands from this podcast. Also, if you dig it, tell your friends. I mean, you’re cool so they must be too. And that’s a good thing. Only cool people are allowed to listen to this show.

00:00 – the Waffle Stompers – the Grass Isn’t Getting Any Greener (Therapy Songs ’17)
02:47 – the Slackers – Bin Waitin (Close Your Eyes ’03)
06:40 – the Holophonics – I Ran (So Far Away) (MaSkarades Vol. 11 : Awesome 80s ’17)
10:07 – the Pietasters – Something Better (Oolooloo ’95)
13:37 – the Bakesys – Grass is Greener (Animated Violence ’94)
16:09 – King Kong Girio – You’ll Come Back Soon (Now that I’m Gone ’13)
18:49 – Soul Radics – Can I Change My Mind (Radication ’16)

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 : Peach

23skaBUBBLEGUMHere we are. Another week older. Another week wiser. Another week with an episode of 23min of Ska for all of you! This episode seems like a throwback to the early episodes of this show. Hope that it isn’t too “third wave-y” for anyone. But yeah, just like every week, I’m glad you are there to listen. It means a lot that you keep “podcasting” in, checking the facebook or the website each week. So thanks! This episode is for all the supporters out there, present, future, and past!

00:00 – Madness – House of Fun (House of Fun ’82)
02:36 – MU330 – Baby Rats (MU330 ’99)
05:40 – the Kingpins – Let’s Go to Work (Let’s Go BACK to Work ’17)
08:04 – Big D & the Kids Table – Fly Away (Strictly Rude ’07)
09:46 – Hepcat – I Can’t Wait (Right On Time ’97)
13:06 – the Meow Meows – Off Again (Go Boom! ’16)
16:12 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Bye Bye (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
19:02 – Johnny Socko – Hasslehoff (Full Trucker Effect ’97)

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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!

Radio Show : a Celebration of Buck-O-Nine

theBuckONinepicA celebration of the music of Buck-O-Nine I did for ThirdWaveSka.com Radio. Includes well known and a bit of more rare music from Buck-O-Nine, included a rare cover of Gregory Isaacs’ “Night Nurse.” All this, as well as stories from fans of the band!

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23min of Ska : Sarcastic Episode Title, Too

23skaNegativeWhy do I do shows like this? Ones w/ non ska bands playing ska songs? I don’t know, they’re kinda fun. Fun for me at least, I hope they’re also fun for you too. Put on your dancing shoes and get down to some ska inspired songs from bands that don’t usually bust out the beat.

Lily Allen – Blank Expression (Alright, Still (Dexluxe Edition) ’06)
MC Lars – This Gigantic Robot Kills (This Gigantic Robot Kills ’09)
Dogs Die in Hot Cars – I Love You ‘Cause I Have To (Please Describe Yourself ’04)
bis – Everybody Thinks that They’re Going to get Theirs (the New Transistor Heroes ’97)
Coolidge – Sister Regret (Pop Star Baby ’07)
They Might Be Giants – Boss of Me (Music from Malcom in the Middle ’00)
Amy Winehouse – Cupid (Back to Black (Deluxe Edition) ’06)
Oingo Boingo – Who do You Want to be Today? (Good for Your Soul ’83)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’00s : Side A (part one)

00mixTapeA1It’s May and that means another mix tape! Hurrah! Now, the ’00s were getting to be a dark time for ska music. Bands were breaking up, switching over to emo and rock and/or dropping their horn sections all together. It was sad. Luckily, two things were going on, some bands were sticking it out and other bands were forming to fill that void. Getting booked wasn’t easy, ska was on its way back underground, but you’d have to be really out of touch to miss these acts. This whole month is dedicated to those bands in the form of a 90min mix tape broken up over a month. Enjoy it, let it take you back, it did for me!

Big D & the Kids Table – Evil Girl / Angry Girl (the Gipsy Hill EP ’02)
Cornerstone 96-98 – Eggshells (Cornerstone 96-98 ’04)
Johnny Nine & the Racers – My Beat (Chin Up ’09)
the Homecoming Queens – Timmy Goes to Summer Camp (a Sound You Once Knew ’08)
the Amphetameanies – the Devil Lives Upstairs (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
Squid 58 – the Last Fag (Dismantled ’07)
Monkey – Voice of America (Cruel Tutelage ’06)

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Rerun : Trinity

Once again, time and making records has got the best of me! I know, incredibly frustrating! All I have to do is sit around all day and listen to ska music and throw it all together for you to listen to once a week! You might be surprised, but I maybe put too much thought into it and too much pressure on myself to make these! So here’s an oldie but a goody, from way back when my only listeners were me, my friends Jen & Marianne and my cats, full of some great great music!

Skankin’ Pickle – Song #3 (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
the Siren Six! – Frame Up (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
Let’s Go Bowling – Spy Market (Mr. Twist ‘ 96)
the Small Mediums at Large – the Blues (the Small Mediums at Large ’99)
Hepcat – Bobby & Joe (Scientific ’96)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – Sonic Boom (Fat Footin’ 95)
the Selecter – Three Minute Hero (Too Much Pressure ’80)
Johnny Too Bad & the Strike Outs – Cherry Pie (Patchwork Girl ’97)
Streetlight Manifesto – 9mm & a Three-Piece Suit (Keasbey Nights ’06)

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. Also, feel free to download this episode.

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23min of Ska : an Early Delivery

BAM! When you least expect it, here’s a full on music episode! Time to get down and dance! A lot of newer stuff going down here too! We open up w/ the Shifters, who if you haven’t heard of by now, now you know, and now that you’ve heard them, you love them. It’s cool, it happens to everyone! Love of the Shifters is inevitable. This episode also as Survay Says bringing some awesome ska-punk from their new single and the Suburban Legends hitting us up w/ some pop-ska from their latest album. The Upsessions and the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation bringing us all some great music from Netherlands and a brand new song from the Loose Ties and their upcoming album. This episode closes out w/ a song from the One Droppers who sadly broke up late last week. You were a great band, the One Droppers, you’ll be missed! Thanks for all the music!

the Shifters – You Say (In It! ’12)
Survay Says! – Gas Money Millionaires (Dear JCP&L, I’m Tired of This Nonsense ’12)
the Upsessions – Hold Me Belinda (Beat You Reggae ’09)
Suburban Legends – Emergency (Day Job ’12)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – No More Sorrow (Motiv Loco ’07)
the Loose Ties – Where’s the Girl? (Champ of the Week ’12)
the One Droppers – the UpBeat (the Big One ’11)

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. Also, feel free to download this episode.

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Special : You Call It Vol. 2

So once again I went to the awesome listeners of the show (this time in /r/ska) and asked them what they’d like to hear. I looked at the suggestions, counted them, and considered some of their reasons and it has resulted in this brand new fancy episode. “Super Rad” and “a Better Place, a Better Time” were some of the most suggested songs, so they were picked as the opening and closing tracks. I’d never heard of los Capitanes before, and I’m so glad to have found them now! The other four songs are from bands that I like that, for some reason, I haven’t played as much as I should have! So I thank you listeners for righting that wrong! There was a lot of other great suggestions but a bunch of those bands I had just played in the last few episodes, and I like to keep a good variety going! Thanks again for the help, this was a blast to put together for all of you!

the Aquabats! – Super Rad (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
los Capitanes – Feelin’ Seedy (No Fun Intended ’06)
Bomb the Music Industry! – 25 Hour Goddamn Telethon (Get Warmer ’07)
Mad Caddies – No Hope (Duck and Cover ’98)
Green Room Rockers – Northbound Train (Hoosier Homegrown ’07)
Mustard Plug – You (Evildoers Beware! ’97)
Streetlight Manifesto – a Better Place, a Better Time (Everything Goes Numb ’03)

Big thanks to : palmamod, Nilerocks77, chr1sp, CafeMephisto, SkankinPacman, 4AM_Mooney_SoHo, ikorolou, Vermidj, daniel7860, HymenShredder, Dollywoodhogan, HugeFedora, musicrages, itsSparkky & swinden who suggested songs I may or may not have used, but had great ideas and sparked some great discussion about ska!

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. Also, feel free to download this episode.

Hey, be a pal, check out these ska records that I’m making over at the Big Ska Gamble!