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23min of Ska : the October Issue!

23skaOCTOBER

cover photo by Andrea Hunter

Here’s another one of those episodes where I play around with how far I can stretch the definition of “ska.” If I was more interested in that concept I should’ve made the song sequence go from least to most in terms of ska, but I opted, as always, for song flow. Also, about half these tracks I’ve been trying to find a home for for months and I’m so glad I found the best episode to put them in! Thanks for listening, now go do something amazing!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Big Bad City (Pit Stop at the Moon ’19)
03:14 – Eat the Evidence – Fruit of the Loot (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
06:01 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – American Hero (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
09:13 – K-Man & the 45s – Get Outta My Head (Stand with the Youth ’19)
11:18 – Jay Parade – Jimmy (Crying Over Spilt Coffee ’19)
13:54 – Santo Remedio – Paramis (Si Se Acaba la Vida ’19)
17:29 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
20:39 – Derrick Morgan & the Aces – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) (Tougher Than Tough / Song for My Father ’67)

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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 : the Autumn Issue

23skaAUTUMNAutumn/Fall is right around the corner, so let’s tour the world and find a bunch of great ska songs from everywhere! Okay, yeah, what does Autumn and world travel have common? Eh, not much, but hey, check out this crazy awesome line up of music? Right? Oh yeah!

00:00 – Rapid – Lauf! (Astronaut Kosmonaut ’17)
02:57 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate feat. Bosky – Mary (Mary ’19)
06:24 – Maskatesta – Solo un Minuto (the Maskatonians All Stars & Friends ’07)
11:18 – ZEME LIBRE – Boomers (Millions ’19)
16:31 – Paul the Kid – Off the Plane (Swimming Through The Milky Way ’17)
20:11 – Derrick Morgan – No Raise, No Praise (No Raise, No Praise / Loving Baby ’63)

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 : You Call It Vol. 16

23skaBEERSFor this holiday weekend… I’m kinda taking the day off and I let the 23min of Ska listeners pick the songs this time. Also, I kinda gave them the day off too by collecting songs that had been suggested for this kind of podcast quite a while ago, but I never got around to playing. I plan on doing another one of these next week, so if you have any suggestions, comment below! Thanks again for listening and have a great day!

00:00 – the Hotknives – David Jones (About Time ’10)
03:55 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Silent by Your Side (Paradise Blue ’10)
08:55 – Mustard Plug – Jerry (Evil Doers Beware! ’97)
12:18 – Talking Heads – Totally Nude (Naked ’88)
16:21 – Farin Urlaub – Abschiedslied (Endlich Urlaub! ’01)
19:47 – Runaway Ricochet – Quicksand (Gas Station Culture ’18)

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 : Rock Candy

23skaROCKCANDY“You are not bad or stupid or wrong, and you get to walk away from any idiot who insists otherwise. You are your own damn person and you get to run your own damn life. You’re good. Hold on tight.”

– Warren Ellis

00:00 – Hooray For Our Side – Fringes and Edges (Everybody Love Everybody ’19)
03:10 – Isaac Green & the Skalars – the Row (Skoolin’ with the Skalars ’96)
05:11 – the Hotknives – Razor Blade Alley (Specialized III: Mad Not Cancer ’14)
08:13 – the Dendrites – Pookie (Damn Right ’17)
11:23 – the Kingpins – Simon, Viens Danser le Ska (Let’s Go BACK to Work ’17)
13:42 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Open and Honest (the Magic of Youth ’11)
16:24 – Slow Gherkin – Reminder (Shed Some Skin ’98)
19:16 – the JB Conspiracy – Back to the Future (the Calm ’12)

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 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 : Wax Bottles

Woah! I did manage to get an episode out this week! Hurrah! Seriously, I had a couple of the best new songs to work with this week, plus some slightly older favorites that should’ve been played years ago! Enjoy!

00:00 – 75 Days of Sun – I got You (I got You ’18)
03:32 – the Prizefighters – Stop Them (Firewalk ’19)
06:27 – Fink’s Constant – Futon Song (Undercover Heroes ’15)
09:25 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
12:33 – the Delegators – Dance (All Aboard ’13)
15:58 – the Slackers – How it Feels (the Great Rocksteady Swindle ’10)
19:27 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Es geht Voran (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)

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 buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Coming Four Horsemen

23skaHORSEMENThe theme is the end. The Apocalypse is an end. The horsemen come and herald the end. The theme for this episode is fours and endings. I didn’t think about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse until I was trying to think of a better name for this episode than “Nothing Lasts Four Ever” and now I feel I wasted a perfectly good theme. Well… maybe I’ll come back to it some day… I mean… I’m not really going to end 23min of Ska am I?

00:00 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Connecting Four (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
02:12 – the Smooths – Farewell (No Breaks ’98)
04:59 – Skandalous All-Stars – Waiting for the End (Age of Insects ’99)
07:44 – the Jinkies – Kiss Me Goodbye (the Jinkies ’97)
11:19 – Save Ferris – Goodbye (It Means Everything ’97)
14:54 – the Good Skamaritans – the Way That You Do (Let’s Rawk ’02)
17:36 – the Hotknives – Last Song on the Jukebox (Screams, Dreams and Custard Creams ’00)

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 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 : Chaos

23skaCHAOSThings fall apart. Things go to hell. This is how the universe works. It is time to get used to it. Take this episode for example. I had no idea what I was going to do. I have been kinda sick all week and had few ideas, so yeah, I though this is going to be a tough one. It wasn’t. It was a breeze! It all fit together! And hey, look, two different songs w/ the same name, I surely didn’t plan that! Chaos rules!

00:00 – the A-OKs – When Life Give You Lemons, Make Bombs! (FunEmployment Benefits ’14)
03:38 – the Hotknives – Captain Chaos (Screams, Dreams & Custard Creams ’00)
07:17 – Brooklyn Attractors – Entropy (Good Evil Alchemy ’14)
11:13 – the Pietasters – Drunken Master (Turbo ’02)
15:11 – Bruce Lee Band – North of Motague (Beautiful World ’05)
17:14 – Mrs. Skannotto – Entropy (Outlier ’14)

Show support for the band 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 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 : the Lighthouse of Alexandria

23skaLIGHTHOUSE…and here we are, at the final episode of the seventh set of 23 episodes. So yeah, sevens, if you haven’t noticed, was kind of a theme for this batch. I got some good episodes out of it I think. I hope you agree and I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as you have the last 22… hell, the last 160!

00:00 – the Hotknives – Seven Days (Home ’96)
04:30 – Skaos – Invincible Seven (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching! ’88)
07:34 – David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 – 7 Years of Plenty (Get Back Up ’09)
11:52 – Inspecter 7 – Channel 7 (the Infamous ’97)
14:00 – the One Droppers – Seven Jackets (the Big One ’11)
18:07 – Pressure Cooker – Seven Years (I Want to Tell You ’01)
21:00 – Madness – Return of the los Palmas 7 (Absolutely ’80)

Show support for the band 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 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 : 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)

Show support for the band 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 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 : Seven Inches

Here’s bunch of songs that I ripped from my seven inch record collection. The one thing I’ve always enjoyed is going to a concert and picking up a seven inch record from a band I just saw. I don’t know if it is because of the delayed time in between buying it and driving home before you can listen to it or if there really IS something special about how vinyl sounds. If you hear any pops or crackle… well, that’s kind of the point.

the Forthrights – Other People (Anywhere I Roam/Other People 7″ ’09)
the Smooths – Fish in My Bed (Kiss the Carnage 7″ ’95)
the Amphetameanies – Good One Go (Nothing’s OK/Good One Go 7″ ’09)
the Articles – Black Eyes (Song of the Volga Boat Men) (Romanov’s Bones 7″ ’96)
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Change of Plans (Change of Plans/Esta Tarde 7″ ’09)
the MIBs – MIB (the MIBs 7″ ’96)
Spies on Sabbatical – Inside Out (On Safari with Beat Happy Music 7″ ’95)
the Hotknives – Seaside Skank (Echo Beach/Seaside Skank 7″ ’02)

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.

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