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Grandpa’s Casnio Recordings Infomercial

23skaBIGGambleAre you ready for me to shill some ska at you! Here it is, the first time I’ve played any of the songs off of the 7″ records that I made last year. Yes, I’ll admit it, this is an advertisement. I really want you all to know what great songs are on this record! Of course the records will sound a whole lot better, will be full (I made did some editing so everything fits) and won’t have my voice interrupting and talking about things. Hit up www.GrandpasCasino.com and get your set today! Woo! RECORDS! SKA RECORDS!

the Shifters – It’s Been Too Long (the Big Ska Gamble : July ’12)
the Action League – Space Attack (the Big Ska Gamble : August ’12)
Lockstep – the City is Burning (the Big Ska Gamble : September ’12)
the Georgetown Orbits – Domino (the Big Ska Gamble : October ’12)
Do It With Malice – Lindy Likes it Ruff (the Big Ska Gamble : November ’12)
Stop the Presses – Skankin’ Private Ryan (the Big Ska Gamble : December ’12)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Want to expand your ska vinyl collection? Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have what you need!

Beat the Dealer : Heather’s 23 Minutes

A few months ago I was raising money for the Big Ska Gamble on KickStarter, and one of the prizes was putting together an episode of “23min of Ska”. I wasn’t sure if these were going to even sell! Imagine my shock that they sold, quickly! Also imagine my shock to find that my first donation was for this prize as well! On top of that, the donation was in excess of the actual donation request! If this sounds crazy, I also must tell you that it also happened within minutes of me making the KickStarter page live, before I even told people online it was good to go! I was shocked! That person was Heather. Heather’s a pretty cool ska fan and she’s brought to you some awesome ’90s ska to share. As you can tell she obviously knows her stuff and I’m pretty pleased to add this episode to my archive as the first (but not last) episode done by someone other than me. I’m not always the best at sharing, but Heather made it really easy with this fun mix! Oddly, I’m not sure if Heather and I met before back in the Midwest in the ’90s/’00s at a some show or not (I was usually drunk &/or too tired to remember anything but the music), but either way, I know her now through this podcast, and bringing people together through music, isn’t that part of what makes the ska scene awesome?

Rudiments – Spoon (Skank for Brains ’95)
Johnny Socko – If I Didn’t Have a Goiter (Oh, I do Hope It’s Roast Beef! ’95)
Ska King Crab – Inspector Gadget (Mission to Mars ’96)
One Eye Open – Paul Sharrar (Misfits of Ska comp ’95)
Mustard Plug – Thigh High Nylons (Big Daddy Multitude ’93)
the Exceptions – Angel Unreleased (Five Finger Discount ’96)
Vic Ruggiero – Always on My Mind (live) (Hellcat.com Slackers promo video ’99)
Telegraph – Rude Girl (10 Songs & Then Some : the Skolars Collected: 93-96 ’97)

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 Heather’s hard work with you and download this episode!

Also, hit up www.BigSkaGamble.com for 7 awesome ska 7″ records! Heather did, look where she is now! Making an episode of 23min of Ska and being SO AWESOME!

Xtra Bonus : the Big Ska Gamble

This episode was created to show off the many bands that are taking part in the Big Ska Gamble, a Kickstarter campaign to bring you a 7″ vinyl record subscription club of all ska bands. You get to hear 6 different songs from the six bands represented. These aren’t the songs that are going to be on the records that come out, but good representations of these excellent bands.
Check out the project at the Big Ska Gamble (http://www.BigSkaGamble.com)

the Shifters – I Shall Sing (the Shifters Live 1-18-12 ’12)
the Action League – Beckham (Mundo Loco ’10)
Lockstep – Back in ’67 (Last Time Again ’08)
the Georgetown Orbits – Good Good Lovin’ (Super Sonic ’11)
Stop the Presses – Frame & Tack (Does it Still Look Pretty ’11)
Do It With Malice – Dock Up (the Burned-Over District ’10)

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.