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23min of Ska : the Doom Sayers Say “Doom”

23skaCHESSWhat is going on listeners, all you fine fine purveyors of great music, as I can tell because you listen to this podcast, what is up? I hope you enjoy this latest episode delving into ska music from around the world. This episode, more than others, was comprised of songs that I just couldn’t get out of my head or stop thinking about. So yeah, all are top tracks, no filler, so get ready to get down.

the Debonaires – Be Alright (Oil in My Lamp / Be Alright ’12)
King Kong Girio – Dead Surfer’s Lament (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
Rude King – Down in Deep Ellum (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
Tommy Tornado – Armagideon Time (Cool Down ’12)
the Valuables – Downpour (the Valuables ’10)
2000 Tons of TNT – How Long Will it Take? (Reggae Mysteria ’12)
Skalie – Dusta (For Sale ’07)

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23min of Ska : Long Live the Spring

23ska roofAw yeah, Spring time is fast approaching, and Spring time is the perfect time for some ska music! At least I always thought so. This if for you, you who enjoy Spring, drive w/ the windows open, take a hike, or lounge in your backyard to crank up some ska!

Additional note: Since the new year each band has only had one play on 23min of Ska. It was both harder and easier than I thought it would be. I really wanted to bring more variety to the show this year and I think I may be pulling that off! I think this little experiment was a success w/ exposing myself and all you listeners to a lot more great ska!

Less Than Jake – History of a Boring Town (Hello Rockview ’98)
the Vengers – Hard Man Fe’ Dead (Push This? ’95)
Save the Swim Team – Song on a Shitty Guitar (the Big Compromise ’13)
Skalie – Sexy Molly (For Sale ’07)
After Hours – Mad Hearted Woman (the Trouble with Those Guys is… ’00)
the Slackers – Wanted Dead or Alive (Metalliska ’00)
the Debonaires – Oil in My Lamp (Oil in My Lamp / Be Alright ’12)

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23min of Ska : Streets

The streets, you should be dancing in them, you’re listening to ska! Here’s another fine collection of music from my collection. I Voted for Kodos is an old favorite, hell I still even wear the bright green shirt they sold me. I became friends w/ Chris from IV4K when he joined a power pop band a bunch of my close friends where in. We hit it off as the “ska guys” at parties and such. Super cool guy, super cool band! I totally forgot I had this New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble CD until last week! I don’t know why, but I through it in my CD player and fell in love with it all over again! There’s a bit if a lost CD theme here, as at one point I thought I’d lost both my Debonaires and Dave Hilyard CDs only to find them right before I moved to LA! The New York Citizens where also brought back to my attention by a guy that works in my building named Burt. I either mentioned ska or he noticed my hoodie full of badges but we got to talking ska and he brought them up, and then hooked me up because I could never find the album back in the day! So yeah, take to the streets! Declare your ska love! I swear to everything holy, you’ll make new friends!

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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