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23min of Ska : Double Eighty-Eights

23skaTRUCKERdoubleeightyeightsTrucker lingo translation of the title: apparently it means “Love and Kisses” because it is double of the normal “Eighty-Eights” which means simply “Best Wishes.” But I’m finding a lot of trucker slang that translates to simply “Best Wishes” and I’m not finding more than one resource that says “Double Eighty-Eights” is even real trucker CB radio talk. I coulda been hoodwinked on this one my fine listeners, but you know, the intent was there to name it something sweet, because, it’s the kinda-sorta St. Valentine’s Day episode. Get into it!

00:00 – Catbite – Can’t Give You Love (Catbite ’19)
02:37 – Hepcat – Together Someday (Right On Time ’97)
06:21 – the Meow Meows – If You Were My Boy (Somehow We Met ’13)
10:06 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Love & Affection (Break Thru ’19)
13:53 – the Georgetown Orbits – Garden of Love (Solar Flares ’18)
17:51 – Doreen Shaffer – Nice Time (Adorable ’97)
20:51 – Moon Invaders – Baby I Know (the Fine Line ’11)

And no, I didn’t notice the band naming theme of the first 3 bands until I was typing this up just now. Not in the playlist making, not in typing the tracklist above or even in making the art, right now as I’m finishing everything up!

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23min of Ska : the Mossburg Music Special!

23skaMOSSBURGI first became aware of Mossburg Music when I was working w/ the Georgetown Orbits. They really seemed to be a quality label. Later on, I got to know Billy Geoghegan, the founder of Mossburg. He was a great guy, to talk with in general, about running a label, about ska and about this great country. Mossburg isn’t confined to a specific area, because Billy isn’t. Wherever he goes he brings that Mossburg magic and manages to crank out a few releases. The label has been around in fits and spurts for some time, and I for one really hope that it continues on!

00:00 – the Notables – Freak Shuffle (Godfather Ska / Freak Shuffle ’93)
02:55 – Contra Coup – Rudie has Fallen (Run for the Moon ’05)
07:24 – the Stingers ATX – Near Me (This Time Around… ’08)
10:34 – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Your Man (Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ’11)
13:29 – the Bashments – Got to Give (the Bashments ’11)
16:23 – the Georgetown Orbits – David and Goliath (Super Sonic ’11)
20:20 – Lynval Golding and Contra Coup – the Same (Know Your Rights! ’16)

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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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23min of Ska : Abbey Chase

23skaCHASEThis episode is STACKED! Best of all, we’re kicking things off with an exclusive premiere from the Holophonics! WOAH! This fantastic song will be on their new album out on May 11th. Speaking of new songs we have a brand new song from the Georgetown Orbits off their brand new album! Not only that but I’m following that up with a bunch of songs from a bunch of bands I’m excited to see this weekend at Back to the Beach. It’s gonna be a full-on ska weekend! Fantastic new ska & ska/punk, great older ska & ska/punk! I told you this episode was great!

00:00 – the Holophonics feat. Charlie Fine – Stoked! (Phantom Arrival ’18)
02:29 – the Georgetown Orbits – Crying Over You (Solar Flares ’18)
06:30 – Goldfinger – This Lonely Place (Hang Ups ’97)
09:34 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Noise Brigade (Let’s Face It ’97)
11:42 – Less Than Jake – Handshake Meet Pokerface (LTJ GNV FLA ’08)
14:23 – the Interrupters – the Vally (Say it Out Loud! ’17)
16:36 – Abraskadabra – Worm’s Song (Welcome ’18)
18:46 – Hepcat – Rudies All Around (Right On Time ’97)

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23min of Ska : Joe Turner

23skaTURNERWelcome back to your favorite ska podcast! Wait, this is your favorite ska podcast right? If it is, welcome back! If it isn’t… well, is this your favorite ska podcast that updates every Thursday? It sure is, isn’t it! Well, heck, that’s for listening! Oh, wait, this is the first episode you’ve ever heard? Well, awesome, welcome to the show in general. If you like it there’s 301 more of them back at 23ska.com so go check that out. Oh, and thanks to all of you for listening!

00:00 – the Ignobles – What You Was (What You Was ’17)
04:06 – the Georgetown Orbits – Keep Your Chin Up (Keep Your Chin Up / Picture On The Wall ’17)
07:20 – Moonhead Project feat. Dani Radic – On the Dancefloor (On The Dancefloor / Sydämeni Hullu ’17)
10:15 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Too Many Stars (Pin Points & Gin Joints ’09)
12:38 – Razika – Above All (Program 91 ’11)
16:14 – High School Football Heroes – a Long Look at a Short Lived Dream (Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Handgrenades ’04)
18:48 – the Holophonics – the Middle (MaSKArades Vol. 12 : Jimmy Eat World : Clarity ’17)
20:57 – Slow Gherkin – Condor (Run Screaming ’02)

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23min of Ska : Ube

23skaUBELife is short. Don’t spend it making yourself miserable. Or by making other miserable. Do what you want, but harm none. You know. We only get one shot, are you going to give yours away? Or impede on others? What’s the point? Fulfilling your own greed only makes you think your happy for so long. Try kindness. Try making things for the world. When your time is up in this life, it will be remembered, and you will essentially live beyond your short time alive.

00:00 – the Delirians – I am the One (Leave this Town ’16)
03:16 – Skandalous All-Stars – Saturday Night (Age of Insects ’99)
06:58 – the Forthrights – Celeste (theFORTHRIGHTS ’12)
09:54 – Razika – Hvem skal tro på deg nå (Program 91 ’11)
12:32 – Billy Geoghegan with the Georgetown Orbits (feat. Lynval Golding & Mark Wilson) – Domino (Big Ska Gamble : October ’12)
15:35 – the Rulerz – Puppet Dance (Don’t be a Poser ’17)
19:49 – the Doped Up Dollies – Driving Around the Square (the New Way Out ’15)

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23min of Ska : Power, the Energy and the Upbeat

23ska roofHere’s a fat bunch of ska, rocksteady and ska/punk to fill your ears with! A bunch of great songs! Kicked off with a lost-ish/obscure-ish tune from Goldfinger followed by a song that I’ve never been able to shake out of my head from the Forthrights that I was shocked to find I hadn’t previously played on the podcast. Then there’s an older song from the Amphetatmeanies while I wait for their latest album to finally come out! Speaking of new albums, I’ve included a song from the Georgetown Orbits’ new album that should be coming soon! Then we have the Screw-Ups, who are a great band, so check out their EP, every song on it is great! The Boss Beats were a local act out of L.A. that I got to see and I loved them, but they are no longer together, still the music lives on in my heart and on this podcast. We wrap up w/ a song that I’ve had for a while, but misplaced, so thanks to the A-OKS for being so patient, a great group of guys and providing a killer song to boot! I haven’t done a song breakdown like this in a while. I usually refrain from it, as I find it a little dry in some respects, but I understand that not everyone wants to read my take on the philosophies of life like I usually put up.

00:00 – Goldfinger – Seems Like Yesterday (Meet the Deedles soundtrack ’98)
02:55 – the Forthrights – Lord I Pray (the Forthrights ’12)
06:09 – the Amphetameanies – Life without You (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
09:11 – the Georgetown Orbits – Holding the Key (Third Rock Steady ’14)
13:45 – the Screw-Ups – Don’t Care Much (EP ’13)
16:44 – the Boss Beats – Foolish (III ’12)
20:17 – the A-OKs – Anarchy in the Pre-K (Funemployment Benefits ’14)

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