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23min of Ska : Swirl

23skaSWIRLSo here we go again! Oh yeah, it’s a covers episode. No, no, no, don’t let that scare you off! It’s ska covering ska! I mean that’s pretty neat, right? There was a ton of stuff out there for this episode, but I’ve played those songs before. Not going to lie, I thought it was going to be a challenge to find 23mins worth of songs that fit that theme that I hadn’t played before… I was wrong! This came together quite easily! Hell yeah! Good ska all the way around! Enjoy!

00:00 – the Specials – Pressure Drop (Today’s Specials ’96)
04:04 – Madness – Shame and Scandal (the Dangermen Sessions ’05)
06:56 – Reel Big Fish – Twist & Crawl (Fame, Fortune and Fornication ’09)
09:27 – Bim Skala Bim – Night Boat to Cario (Specialized 3 : Mad Not Cancer ’16)
13:28 – Skankin’ Pickle – Special Brew (the Green Album ’96)
16:38 – Scotch Bonnets – Are You Red…Y (Recutting the Crap ’17)
19:36 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Antennas (Hooligans United ’15)

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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!

23min of Ska : 16 Candles

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This week seemed like the perfect week to dedicate an episode to one of the greatest movies from the ’80s, that’s right “Sixteen Candles!” What other movie would apropos to reference this week? There’s not a single one that I can come up with. I hope you enjoy it, it’s another one that was going one way and then at the last minute there was a sudden shift that made more sense song wise, but took me back the drawing board!

00:05 – Sonic Boom Six – No Man, No Right (No Man, No Right ’15)
02:48 – Catch-It Kebabs – Party Politics (Return of the Kebabulance ’07)
05:45 – Skankin’ Pickle – Turning Japanese (Sing Along with Skankin’ Pickle ’97)
08:52 – the Porkers – Little Bitch (Spare Shells ’01)
10:53 – the Bohunks – On Your Time (In the Waiting Room ’11)
13:36 – the Oldians – Etxarri’s Gift (Wandering Souls ’11)
17:47 – Madness – Our House (the Rise and Fall ’82)
20:59 – the Branlarians – Kung-Fu Masta (the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’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 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 : the Great Pyramid of Giza

23skaPYRAMIDIt’s that time of year again where family is important, so heading in that direction, I got my brother Dayv to help pick out some songs for this episode. I think he did a damn fine job putting in great songs that I had somehow over looked! I hope that you all are having a great day enjoying your family as well!

00:00 – High School Football Heroes – Exigent (2K14 ’14)
02:57 – the Scofflaws – William Shatner (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
06:17 – Skankin’ Pickle – Ice Cube, Korea Wants a Word with You (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
07:45 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Last Dead Mouse (Don’t Know How to Party ’93)
11:20 – The scandals – Smile (Break SKA Situation / Smile ’06)
15:57 – No Sports – Sally Brown (Essential Pieces in Timeless Styles ’96)
20:07 – the Hippos – Asleep at the Wheel (Forget the World ’97)

Show support for the band 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 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!

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.

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

23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : Side A (part one)

Getting older makes on nostalgic for their youth and instead of just wallowing in it, I’m taking you on that journey. Throughout May I’ll be providing you with a 90min mix tape divided into 4 parts each Thursday. That’s not all, this mix tape will be set in the 90’s, when mix tapes were still king. The average year will more than likely be 1996 or 1997 when we come to the end of it. This is filled with music that evokes those years more than any other and are all mix tape “classic” tracks tracks for me. I hope you enjoy this month’s ride down memory lane for me. This is the stuff that got me into ska as a kid, it is my roots, and I don’t care that they are showing.

Goldfinger – King for a Day (Goldfinger ’96)
Less Than Jake – How’s My Driving, Doug Hastings? (Losing Streak ’96)
MU330 – Hoosier Love (Press ’94)
Reel Big Fish – S.R. (Everything Sucks ’94)
Mad Caddies – Mike Booted Our First Song, So We Recorded This… (Short Music for Short People comp ’99)
the Siren Six! – No Compromise (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
Big D & the Kids Table – 51 Gardner (Good Luck ’99)
Skankin’ Pickle – I Missed the Bus (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Someday I Suppose (Don’t Know How to Party ’93)

This is part one of a 90min ska mix tape from the nineties running each Thursday throughout May.

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. Go ahead and download this episode and throw down with the Big Ska Gamble.

Special: Ska Round Table Vol. 1

When old ska fans get together to talk about the good ole days, they always want to share some of the songs from their adventures. In this episode, me, James and Randy hang out and talk about some of the biggest ska shows we’ve been to and some of the best ska shows we’ve been to, all the while sharing songs. Why James and Randy? Why because, like me, they also run their own ska podcasts! So yeah, it is like a big ska podcaster meet up, and you the listener are rewarded! There was a LOT of stuff recorded for this and to tell the truth, I thought the finished product was going to be a lot more talk heavy, but as I was editing it all together this was starting to take shape and BAM! I knew it was the way to go!

23min of Ska: 23Ska.com
the Ska Geek: theSkaGeek.blogspot.com
Ska Crazy: SkaCrazy.com

Skankin’ Pickle – Gas in My Car (the Green Album ’96)
the Siren Six! – One Sided (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
the Smooths – Commander 7 to Space Boy (No Brakes ’98)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones w/ the Pietasters – Ocean (Music for Our Mother Ocean II ’97)
Hepcat – the Secret (Right On Time ’98)
Stretch – Truth Surrup (Armstrong ’96)

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. Go ahead and download this episode and, you know, share it with a friend.

23min of Ska : We Survive

The great thing about ska is that it always survives. It has been what, 5 or 6 decades? That is pretty long lived. Nothing slows it down & it keeps us dancing. And us ska fans? We survive too, trends or not, it makes no difference, we just like ska. We survive, ska survives, long live ska! Yay!

Green Room Rockers – Twenty-Five (Green Room Rockers ’10)
Stretch Armstrong – Gladly Pay You Tuesday (Lollygag ’94)
Skankin’ Pickle – David Duke is Running for President (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
Too Rude – No Short Cuts (Re-Invention ’04)
Deal’s Gone Bad – You Get the Keys (the Ramblers ’07)
King Django Quintet – Rise to Find You (Brooklyn Hangover ’10)
Moon – Running Back to You (the Landing ’11)
Monkey – Attraction (Cruel Tutelage ’05)

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 at 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, you may download it.

Most of the music in today’s podcast was purchased at Amoeba Records. If you’re ever in California be sure to visit an Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Berkley or San Francisco or just make sure to support your independent record store where ever you are.