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23min of Ska : Wall to Wall and Ten-Feet-Tall

393Here’s something crazy… this podcast is 10 years old! Say what? I seriously do not believe it. On January 23rd, 2010 I posted the first episode of 23min of Ska, not knowing what journey I was about to embark on. It was just a little side project to do when not working on the reality show podcast I was working on at the time. In fact, I wasn’t sure if it should be 23 minutes or 15 minutes. To this day I’m still not sure, but 23 feels right.

When I started it wasn’t weekly, it was twice a month, with only one episode in January, so a new set of 23 episodes was starting on 1/23 each year. In my initial plans, I was going to do the show for 10 years, 2010 – 2020. Each year would have 23 episodes releases on the 11th and 23rd of each month after January. I still almost ended the show in 2016 when I get to the end of the original 9 sets of 23 episodes a process sped up by going weekly. I relented at the last minute because I love doing this show and thought that that would be too early to quit.

Now here I am, at my original ending day… and I still don’t want to quit. January 23rd, 2020 was supposed to be the first time I was not going to post an episode based on that plan. Kind of glad I didn’t. I’m more in love with ska and the ska community than I was when I started this show 10 years ago. This is the 18th set of 23 episodes, so we’re well on our way to doubling the number of my original plans by mid-2020. After that… still not going to quit! So buckle up, there’s still plenty of rad ska for me to share with you!

00:00 – Last Edition – 10 Years (10 Years ’19)
03:32 – the Holophonics – Shiznit (MaSKArades Vol. 14: Not a Cover Band ’20)
06:22 – One Night Band – Old(er) (Way Back Home ’06)
09:25 – MU330 – Serious (Ultra Panic ’02)
11:11 – Telethon – Wander Party (Hard Pop ’19)
14:35 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – Easy Come and Easy Go Away (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
18:01 – the Slackers – You don’t Know I (Better Late Than Never ’96)

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23min of Ska : the August Issue!

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Hey, it’s another wonderful episode of the 23min of Ska podcast! Sorry about the lack of Ska After Party this week… but it’s been… well, A WEEK! Part of me is just relieved that I got this episode out and into your hot little ears! There’s a great handful of fantastic brand new ska and ska/punk in this episode, as well as some other great, but slightly older tunes! Of course, it is all capped off with Derrick Morgan firing “the Blazing Fire” at Prince Buster in their music war!

00:00 – Stoop Steady – Skankin’ O.G. Dankins (Lonesome ’13)
02:53 – Alex Dominish – Party Next Door (Monopoly ’19)
07:37 – Show Me Island – Begin to Wonder Why (Show Me Island ’13)
09:21 – the Holophonics – the Science of Selling Yourself Out (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
13:24 – Lead Shot Hazard – Braggin’ Rights (Fires to Find Our Friends ’19)
16:22 – Hot Tropic Ska Jazz Club – Hawaiian Eruption (el Bandido Ska ’19)
20:06 – Derrick Morgan & the Allstars – the Blazing Fire (the Blazing Fire / Teach My Boy ’62)

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 : Malted Milk Balls

23skaMALTEDMILKBALLSWhat a bear of an episode! Ten songs crammed into only twenty-three minutes! And it’s kicking off with a brand new song from Catbite? Woah! Can you go wrong? No sir or ma’am, you cannot. To be honest, this is a crazy one… mostly because the ska in some of these songs is either a little hidden or only comes in for short bits. So yeah, these aren’t all ska songs, but they all have ska bits somewhere in them. Some of these songs are some of my favorite songs! I understand if you get a bit put off by this episode, ska/punk isn’t everyone’s bag. But this episode, I like this episode and I hope that you do, too.

00:00 – Catbite – Come on Baby (Catbite ’19)
02:26 – the Army – Trendy (Shuffle Shuffle / Trendy ’80)
04:28 – the Interrupters – Rumors and Gossip (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
07:07 – No Such Noise – Repeat Offender (For Closure ’13)
09:15 – the Holophonics – Meteoric Rise To Mediocrity (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
11:22 – Codename: Rocky – Extreme Close Up (Reboot ’16)
13:28 – the Hempsteadys – the Moon Laughs Knowingly (Séance! Séance! ’18)
15:22 – King Apparatus – Aesthetics (Marbles ’93)
17:12 – Hot Stove Jimmy – Down Sides Ahead (Theme for a Major Hit ’99)
20:00 – Telethon – the Paranoid Blur (the Grand Spontanean ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast 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 the podcast is to listen to the 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 : Inverted

23skaCOASTER11Ah, looks like we’re at the end of another roller coaster of a 23 episode set of 23min of Ska, hence the multiple songs about endings. Thank you to all the bands over the last 23 weeks for allowing me to play your music! Thank you to all the listeners as well! The podcast will be going on a bit of a break the next few weeks, but it won’t be gone! 23min of Ska will be doing several listener suggestion episodes! Send suggestions to “radjose@gmail.com” or leave a comment.

00:00 – Alexander & the Greats – Roller Coasters (Roller Coaster ’18)
03:18 – the Holophonics – Sleepwalker (Phantom Arrival ’18)
07:40 – the A-OKs – Words are Not for Eating (Words are Not for Eating ’10)
11:37 – the JB Conspiracy – Drop Your Anchor (the Storm ’13)
15:53 – Matt Wixson – Throwaway (Hell is Other People ’18)
19:10 – the Fuss – Red Hot Trainwreck (Ourselves ’18)

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

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!

23min of Ska : Wooden

23skaCOASTER1Here’s an episode that lives up to the whole “roller coaster” premise. It starts a little slow, setting you up and then BAM you’re in the middle of a bunch of nonstop action… there’s a small lull and then you’re right back in the thick of it until the end. That’s the idea, but I haven’t always been hitting the mark, but this one I did, this one is one of the best examples of what I wanted to accomplish with this session so far. Hope you all enjoy it as well.

00:00 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – From New York to Montreal (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
03:11 – Sin Etiqueta – Cero a la Izquierda (Calidad Certificada ’18)
06:34 – Mustard Plug – Blame Yourself (Can’t Contain It ’14)
08:44 – Yes Brainer – Gaslight (Demo 2018 ’18)
10:54 – Santo en Bomba – Somos (®itmo & ®abia ’18)
14:46 – the Kujo Kings – at the Market (Birthday Suit ’18)
18:48 – the Holophonics – Wanderlust (Phantom Arrival ’18)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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!

23min of Ska : Twister

23skaCOASTER9Oh man, this episode was so close to not coming out at all! Seriously, big hardware failure over here! But things got figured out and BAM! It. Is. Ska time!

00:00 – King Kong Girio – Storm of the Century (King Kong Girio EP 2 ’18)
03:00 – the Siren Six – If You’re Not Now (You Never Were) (Young & Professional ’98)
05:45 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Word Got Around (When We Were Fearless ’18)
07:35 – the Holophonics – Try Me On (Phantom Arrival ’18)
10:28 – Call Me Malcolm – Inside Out (I Was Broken When You Got HereI Was Broken When You Got Here ’18)
13:40 – the Ladrones – Salve (Salve ’18)
17:18 – Monkey – Glass Bottom Boat (Intermittent Waves ’18)
20:28 – the Pomps – That’s Where I Come In (the Smoking Pomps ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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!

23min of Ska : Impulse

23skaCOASTER3Hey, look ska! Hope this little podcast can cheer you up with some big tunes. Hope this little podcast can interest you in some new bands. Hope this little podcast will help you get through your week and point you in a positive direction for the weekend. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for listening.

00:00 – Boomtown United – Too Many Chances (Boomtown United ’18)
03:26 – Bruce Lee Band – Dollars and Cents (Everything Will be Alright, My Friend ’14)
05:29 – Astronomy Constellations – The World is Composed of Injustice (2nd Demo ’18)
07:56 – the Holophonics – Mercury Retrograde (Phantom Arrival ’18)
14:10 – Catbite – Street Feeling (Panther Pro Sessions ’18)
16:56 – Cynimatics – Medium Life (Unify ’18)
18:38 – el Bastón de la Vieja – Rico Mundo Basura (Con Tó y con Eso ’18)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

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!