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23min of Ska : the Statue of Zeus at Olympia

23skaZEUSHere it is! Another great twenty three minutes of ska music! Thank the gods of music that such sounds have reached your ears! We’re a week into 2015 and things are off to a decent start for all of you I hope! Seriously, listeners, life is only what we make of it. In our darkest times, if we don’t keep the light inside of us, we will also grow dark. It is easy to be positive when everything is going well, but it is much more rewarding when you can remain positive in the most negative of situations. I think it is called “developing character” or something like that, but it seems like such a meaningless phrase. All I’m saying that is when it is hardest to remain positive that that is the time when you need to make yourself positive.

00:00 – Charley Organaire with the Prizefighters – Sweet Jamaica (Sweet Jamaica / Island Girl ’14)
02:32 – the Pomps – Halo (Top of the Pomps! ’12)
05:24 – the Heavy Beat – Sunday Morning Smile (the Underground Echo Cellar ’12)
09:07 – Rude Bones – Get Mad Now (Get Mad Now ’05)
10:39 – the Meow Meows – Just too Young (Somehow We Met ’13)
14:15 – Skadalous All-Stars – a Sunday Malady (Age of Insects ’99)
17:37 – the Hotknives – Smokin’ on Sundays (Screams, Dreams and Custard Creams ’00)

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23min of Ska : To be the King

23ska-bwplaidWhat does it mean to be the King? I’ve heard that it is good. What it means to be a specific king, in this case King Django, it means that it time to release a brand new album in which he is backed by some amazing bands, so go check it out. For the rest of this episode I stuck with some of great bands that are also at the top of their craft to complement this opening track. I just heard of The scandals while putting this ep together and I have to say, I’m a fan! Demon Waffle mounted a successful Kickstarter last year to get us this album and I’m glad they pulled it off! I’ve been hearing about Soul Radics and the Heavy Beat for a while and got to check them out, I hope you are as impressed as I am. I stumbled across Class Action last year and was waiting for the perfect time to slip in a song from their most recent EP. Then to top it all off, a track from the Bosstones, I’m sure you can all agree on how great they are too!

King Django – Career Opportunities (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
The scandals – Break SKA Situation (Break SKA Situation / Smile ’10)
Demon Waffle – Too Fast (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)
Soul Radics – the Worst Thing (Down the Hall ’12)
Class Action – Simplify (An Extra Bar of the Wrong Song ’12)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Everybody’s Better (A Jackknifte to a Swan ’02)
the Heavy Beat – One Drop (At the Underground Echo Cellar ’12)

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