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23min of Ska : Disposable Assassin

Surreality just got funky! Or “rude” I should say “Surreality just got rude” because this is a ska podcast, right? Anyway, “Scud the Disposable Assassin” is a top tier comic for me, so over the top and fun and oddly, one of the easier episodes to find current music to fit the theme. Fun comic, fun music, fun episode! It’s cool to be a ska podcast.

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Slowdown Heart (Meaning of Love ’20)
03:21 – Bad Operation – Bagel Rooks (Bad Operation ’20)
05:31 – the Skalinskis – Somebody Stole My Baby (Freak Club ’18)
08:11 – Soweto – Don’t Look Back (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
10:55 – Mighty Megatons – Atomic Bomb (Atomic Bomb / I Want to Know ’19)
13:31 – the Void Union – Mine (Return of the Super Vape ’19)
15:35 – the Slackers – Robots (the Boss Harmony Sessions ’07)
20:14 – Bomb the Music Industry! – This Graceless Planet (Others! Others! ’09)

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Episode artwork by: Rob Schrab
Based on the cover of: Scud the Disposable Assassin #1

(I do feel bad that I couldn’t fit “Werewolves in Space” by Llama Tsunami in though, as this comic features a werewolf in space! Seriously, check out this book!)

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat 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 : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side B (part 2)

MixTape00-SideBPart2…And we’re at the finale! Woo hoo! You’ve lived through the 2010s via ska music, once again! We’re closing it out with another load of fantastic tracks! Most of these are songs I was surprised to find that I hadn’t played earlier for all y’all!

So, let’s get real… I’ve done these “mix tapes” for the 1960s – 2010s now, I’ve done 18 sets of 23 episodes for a total of 414 episodes, and there’s a handful of episodes over at GeekNerdery that I’ve done (but I repeat songs on that one… so… it’s not “cannon?”) and I’ve tried various interview shows over the years (the most recent being “the Ska After Party” and if you’re up for it, I’m still doing that with co-host Matt Vest on “On the Upbeat”), so it begs the question… where do I go from here with 23min of Ska? Is there still gas left in the tank? I sure hope so! I have some ideas, hopefully you’ll come along with me, but do me a favor, tell your ska loving friends about this show… Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of folks saying “Hey check out this band, I just discovered them!” and I’m all “WHAT! I’ve been playing them for years, because that BAND IS AWESOME!” I just want to spread all the ska love, help me out here, eh? Thanks, and I’ll see you all next week!

00:00 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Tell Me what You Know (About Love) (Heartbreaks and Shadows ’14)
03:41 – SKA Petarda – Al Capone (Niewypał ’16)
07:12 – Run and Punch – It’s Not You (No Loose Ends ’13)
09:14 – the Smoking Barrels – in “for” (Unfinished Business ’11)
11:40 – the Shifters – I’m in Love (Limited Edition Tour EP ’13)
14:26 – the Loose Ties – Your Last Chance (Champ of the Week ’12)
16:18 – Soweto – Don in the Arena (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
19:18 – Rudebeard – Au Revoir (Smell Yer Ska ’19)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat 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 : James Bond

23skaBONDJames Bond and ska have ties going all the way back to 1962’s “Dr. No” where James finds himself in Jamacia. Not only that, but ska band Byron Lee & the Dragonaires are even in the movie! I’ve picked some obvious and not so obvious songs for this episode. Enjoy this episode with a nice cocktail.

00:00 – Prince Buster – 007 (Dance Cleopatra Dance ’72)
02:20 – Lyn Taitt & the Jets – el Casino Royale (el Casino Royal / Dee’s Special ’68)
04:55 – Tommy McCook – Goldfinger (Goldfinger / My Girl ’65)
07:46 – Soweto – Honey Ryder (You Give Me Fever ’08)
11:00 – Lloyd Charmers – Dollars and Bonds (Dollars and Bonds / Sound Familiar ’70)
13:34 – the Skatalites – James Bond (Ball of Fire ’92)
20:12 – the Butlers – Sock it to ‘Em J.B. (Spare Shells comp ’01)

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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 : Moon Mist

23skaMOONMISTHey everyone, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Because if you don’t, who is going to do it for you? Take that walk, eat that salad, lift those weights. Alternatively, if the care you need is going in the other direction, drink that milkshake, book that trip, finish that book. Maybe take a few minutes to enjoy a ska music podcast while you’re at it…

00:00 – Steady 45’s – Rush Hour (Greenleaf Special ’16)
02:58 – Carola Mobile – la Mona Lisa (Un Camino Que Acompañe El Alma ’17)
05:54 – King Kong 4 – Speaking for the Skeptics (More Than Just a Plate Full ’17)
09:10 – L’Home Llop & the Astramats – És lluny el Setembre (Hotel Jamaica ’17)
12:04 – the Freecoasters – Bring it on Back (Show Up ’16)
14:18 – Ratatouille – Ist Was (Greetings from Ratatouille ’17)
17:10 – Soweto – Don’t Slam the Door (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
19:31 – Buena Onda Reggae Club – Skaravana SA (Buena Onda ’17)

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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 : Mint Chocolate Chip

23skaMINTCHIPAh, back to normal, playing whatever the heck I want as long as it’s ska. I’m not concerned with keeping it traditional or ska/punk, I just care that it has that snappy ska beat to make you pick up your feet. And when your feet are sore, if you need to keep dancing, press on. If we all called it a day once things got difficult I wouldn’t have gotten this episode out tonight. I’m sleepy and my wrists are burning as I write this. But man, I love this collection of songs, I love that I stuck it out! Hell, I love all the songs that I tried to stick in this episode that didn’t work. I’ll get them into your ears soon, promise.

00:00 – Soweto – I Got a Girl (Turn On the Music Again ’17)
02:36 – OreSkaBand – ¡Fiebre! (Nexspot / ¡Fiebre! ’16)
03:35 – the Stiff Joints – Bubble Bubble (First Proper Album ’17)
09:40 – Soul Radics – Two Devils (Two Devils ’17)
13:00 – Paul the Kid – BBW (Two Tone Death Wave ’17)
16:45 – Behind Deadlines – Laid Off (Status Quo ’16)
19:48 – Big D & the Kids Table – Destination Gone Astray (For the Damned the Dumb and the Delirious ’11)

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!