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23min of Ska : The Mystery at the Bottom of the Jam Jar

So sometimes I do elaborate jokes that only I get. Maybe “joke” is the wrong word… anyway… So these 6 songs are part of a theme… kinda. The order is: COVID, Team Ups, Lounge, Ska by Non-Ska, 90’s Covers, and TV Themes. I first did this on the episode “Road Map to Madness” where that order kicks in in reverse on the 3rd track, then we had the episodes “the Virus That didn’t Leave” for a COVID ep, “the Greatest Team-Ups of All Time” a Team Ups ep, “the Millionaire’s Holiday” for a loungy ep, “Search for the Open Gate” had ska songs by non-ska artists, “Back in the Day…” was chock full of ’90s Covers, and “the Television Adaption” was all TV them covers! And to top it all off “Dig That Crazy Beat” was a reverse order to the “Road Map to Madness” episode… why did I do this? A joke? A challenge? Who knows. Why did I do it again here? Oh, this was for fun and to pay homage to the last time I went all Maverick.

00:00 – Sir Jay & the Skatanauts – Covid-19 Special (Covid-19 Special / Lockdown ’20)
03:35 – Roshambo feat. Dani Rascal, Barney Boom & Laila K – On Last March (Survive, Revive, Revolt ’22)
08:38 – Het Kinston Kwartet – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Bond ’22)
13:00 – the Generators – City of Angels (Welcome to the End ’98)
16:23 – Stop the Presses – Rebel Girl (Got It ’22)
19:40 – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Doctor Who Theme Song (TV & Movie Themes ’18)

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23min of Ska : The Ultimate Ska Issue

Are you ready for some ska?

Here it comes!

Here comes some ska!

Open up your ears for all the ska!

00:00 – Sad Snack – Sunshine and Lollipops 2020 (Sunshine and Lollipops 2020 ’22)
02:41 – OMNIGONE – Land of Opportunity (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come Volume II comp ’21)
04:29 – Stop the Presses – Fat Cats (Got It ’22)
07:46 – the Anchorage – Live with Death (Wild Stories ’22)
10:49 – Roshambo – Listen Up (Survive, Revive, Revolt ’22)
14:19 – Beat Moustache – La Triebe (Gerzäsee ’22)
17:01 – Wild Man Riddim feat. Rich Graiko – More Horns (More Horns ’22)
20:14 – the Abruptors – Best Wishes, Warmest Regards (Noticeably Cheerless ’22)

Want to jam out to this episode in the future? Download it!

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Thanks to Capt G for providing Boss Tone for this episode!

23min of Ska : …and a Cherry on Top

wait… aren’t cats lactose intolerant?

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Terminator (Got It ’22)
03:27 – the Kubricks – the Resistance (the Resistance ’22)
06:51 – Big Bullet Allstars – Likki Likki (Raiders of the Last Tape ’22)
09:12 – the PMR Ska Collective – On Top of the World (On Top of the World ’22)
13:21 – Skabalaba – Jaco Caco (Czas na SKA! ’22)
15:25 – the Busters – Enjoy Yourself (Make a Move ’98)
18:55 – Blue Beat Makers – Luz Eterna (Enamorado de ti ’19)

If you want to jam out to this episode at anytime, feel free to download it!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Send me a pic of yr cat! Include the kitties name! I may use it in future episode art! Email: podcast@23ska.com
Thanks to the Kubricks for sharing the guitarist’s cat with us for this episode!

23min of Ska : Rude Ambition

Here it is, another golden episode full of fantastic ska music for you all. Listen, enjoy, check out the bands, and lead a good life. That’s all I want from all you listeners, and if all you want from me is ska podcasts, well, you’re in luck!

00:00 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Tell Another One (These Tracks have Energy: A Tribute to MU330 comp ’22)
02:29 – the Tics – Soberbone (…DREGS ’22)
06:05 – Tipe-X – Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku (Kisah Cinta Kamu Dan Aku ’21
09:46 – Sgt. Scag – One More Parade (Viva!: Songs of Freedom comp ’22)
12:30 – Stop the Presses – Rude Skank (Money in the Bank ’19)
16:25 – Inspector & the Delirians – El Relato (A2Í 5Uena!, Vol 1 ’21)
20:17 – assemble – New Reality (Play for Keeps ’21)

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23min of Ska : Shake Things Up

It’s been a long week… and it’s getting longer… Why take some time to relax and kick back, grab a lawn chair, enjoy a nice episode of 23min of Ska, eat a Moon Pie and watch the grass grow.

00:00 – the Goodwin Club – See No Color (Too Hectic! California Ska Punk comp ’21)
03:20 – Депрессивный Психоз – Щедрая душа (Чем дальше – Тем страшнее ’21)
06:26 – Stop the Presses – Make the Best of It (Ska Cares: A Global Benefit for the Alpha Institute comp ’21)
09:34 – Rolando Random & the Young Soul Rebels – Sie haben das zu schweigen (On Fire! ’21)
12:24 – Out of Control Army – Sonido Radical (el Ska No esta en extinción ’16)
14:53 – Public Serpents – When Pigs Lie (Public Serpents / Escape from the ZOO split ’21)
17:24 – Joystick! – Parallelograms (I Can’t Take it Anymore ’21)
19:52 – Coolidge – Barely Getting By (Condition Transmission ’21)

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23min of Ska : the Grandpa’s Casino Special!

23skaGRAMPSIn what has to be the most self-serving episode ever, I present to you the little label that thought it good, the one that flew too close to the sun on vinyl wings, the most failing-ist ska label around… Grandpa’s Casino Recordings… the label that I ran… into the ground. Actually, it wasn’t all that bad, in fact, the songs are pretty damn good, all the bands were top tier! So yeah, I had good instincts! And we started w/ a Kickstarter and earned the cash to make seven 7″ records, and we made them all and everyone seemed pleased, so you know… yay. So why no more releases? Well, see, this is where business comes in. The idea was to make some more copies of those records past the Kickstarter to sell and raise cash for more 7″ records from more bands… well… that didn’t work out and I still have a closet full of these records… quality records… but 7 years on, I can admit, I totally over-reached and fell on my face. In the end, hell, I got 7 more great records out into the world, releases I’ll stand behind. And hey, I still have some for sale, hit me up!

00:00 – the Shifters – It’s Been Too Long (the Big Ska Gamble: July 7″ ’12)
04:18 – the Action League – Space Attack (the Big Ska Gamble: August 7″ ’12)
07:41 – the Georgetown Orbits feat. Bridgid Roney – Jungle Happiness (the Big Ska Gamble: October 7″ ’12)
11:14 – Lockstep – the City is Burning (the Big Ska Gamble: September 7″ ’12)
13:47 – Do It With Malice – Show Me on the Doll Where Ska Touched You (the Big Ska Gamble: November 7″ ’12)
17:04 – Stop the Presses – Daddy Issues Vol. II / Bird or Plane (the Big Ska Gamble: December 7″ ’12)

Seriously, buy some vinyl ska records from me: GrandpasCasino.com

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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 : the Halloween Issue!

23skaHALLOWEENAs a matter of principle and as a matter of keeping this show as evergreen as possible from week to week, I actually try had to not make shows that are themed around holidays or other events. And if I do, I try had to make it not so obvious. And then we have this… so yeah… look at those titles and you’re all like “Yup! Halloween episode alright!” but is it really? Could I have dropped this episode at any time and would it make you think “Halloween-ish?” I guess that is up for debate. I’d say entirely possible, but I’ve been wrong, oh so many times before! At the very least, I hope you truly enjoy this episode, as I hope you enjoy every episode!

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Dead Man’s Party (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:17 – Ultima Caida – Twilight Ska (Easygrooves vol. 1 comp ’13)
07:37 – the Seattleites – the Thing (the Thing! ’19)
11:17 – Western Standard Time Orchestra – Lon Cheney (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites vol. II ’15)
16:26 – Laurel Aitken with the Court Jester’s Crew – Jamboree (Jamboree ’00)
19:24 – Prince Buster – Judge Dread (Judge Four Hundred Years) (Judge Dread / Waiting for My Rude Girl ’67)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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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 : the September Issue!

23skaSEPTEMBERLet’s close out Summer with a super sunny batch of ska! From super fresh tracks to older classics, this episode has it all. I hope this episode finds you healthy and well, and if not, do what you need to do to get yourself there. You’re pretty great, how do I know? Because you’re checking out some great ska right here! You have great musical taste! So yeah, you’re already halfway there! Be good to yourself, see you next week.

00:00 – Ariel & les Va-Nu-Pieds – les Souliers (les Souliers ’18)
03:26 – Jim Murple Society – Summer Romance (Stella Nova ’17)
06:15 – Last Edition – If Ska Ruled the World (10 Years ’18)
08:05 – Stop the Presses – Hold On (Money in the Bank ’19)
12:44 – Profesor Galactico – Keep Your Chin Up (Pit Stop on the Way to the Moon ’19)
15:51 – the Pietasters – Crying Over You (Awesome Mix Tape #6 ’99)
20:17 – Prince Buster – Praise without Raise (Praise without Raise / Three Against One ’63)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or 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.

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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 : Jellybeans

23skaJELLYBEANSYou are smart.
You are capable.
Don’t overcomplicate it and get in your own way.
You got this!
Now listen to some ska and go do the thing that needs doing!
Let this be the soundtrack to getting it done.

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Wasted Youth (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:09 – the Pomps – Autopsy (Drums & Liars ’19)
07:34 – Hepcat – Mama Used to Say (Right On Time ’97)
11:23 – Matt Wixson – Homophobin’ (Hell is Other People ’18)
14:10 – the Loving Paupers – What I Want (Lines ’19)
16:53 – Skatax – Soul Sister (One Shot ’19)
19:34 – Green Room Rockers – All My Life (Sweat Steady ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or 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 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 : Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles

23skachocwsprinklesSomeone on Reddit told me that if I stopped making politically slanted episodes that this podcast might be worth listening to. You know something, I agree, I plan that last week’s episode was the beginning and end of all that! From now on, politically neutral. Just like ska is. Politics free.

00:00 – the Trespassers – Gonna Get it, Nazi Punk (Skarmageddon 3: a New Beginning ’97)
03:14 – Jimmy Cliff – World Upside Down (Rebirth ’12)
06:22 – the Special AKA – Racist Friend (Racist Friend / Bright Lights ’83)
10:23 – Kill Lincoln – Pralines & Dick (You Were There ’11)
13:19 – Stop the Presses – the Mayor (Does it Still Look Pretty? ’11)
16:13 – MU330 – America’s Funniest (Best of MU330 ’98)
17:34 – Hub City Stompers – Little Julie Swastiska (Blood, Sweat, and Beers ’04)

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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!