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23min of Ska : Utopia

23skaUTOPIAWe all have our favorite bands, the bands we grew up with, the bands we were friends with, the bands that had music there when we really needed it. They provide us a way back home in our head. Pretty nifty trick music is, isn’t it? This episode features bands that, to be honest, not sure I would’ve found if not doing this podcast. An arguement could be made for Rude King and the Dropsteppers, but I 100% wouldn’t’ve found these other bands had I not been looking for good music to play, and man, I’m so glad I did! They’re all so great! So enjoy this episode of some of my favorite bands I’ve found along the way.

00:00 – Rude King – Home Wrecker (Coming Back to You ’15)
04:19 – the Scotch Bonnetts – the Good One (Live Ya Life ’13)
08:13 – the Dropsteppers – Darker Side of Grey (Darker Side of Grey ’13)
11:06 – Show Me Island – Coming Home (Show Me Island ’13)
14:04 – After Hours – Almost Home (the Trouble with Those Guys Is… ’00)
19:02 – the Longshots – Close to Home (Borrowed Time ’14)

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23min of Ska : X-Cutioner’s Song

23skaXCUTIONERThis sure is a fun batch of songs! The first several songs are pretty straight forward in how they relate to the over all comic’s story. Right? Well, I think so! The last two… maybe not so much. “Walking Away” is referring Prof. X being able to walk, if even a short time (Don’t worry Charles, this will be happening so often it’s like you’re barely even in a wheelchair.) And “No Moaning at the Bar” was inspired by Beast and Angel fixing up Harry’s Hideaway at the end of the story line. Got it? Ok! Now listen and read comics!

00:00 – the Sinisters – the Enemy’s Mind (the Sinisters ’13)
03:23 – the Last Slice – Clones (Fresh Cuts ’12)
06:03 –  Bigtopp – Father’s Day (Next Stage ’15)
08:48 – the Longshots – Borrowed Time (Borrowed Time ’14)
12:09 – Black Square – Take Warning (Onward ’08)
14:17 – Ellwood – Walking Away (Lost in Transition ’11)
17:05 – Big D & the Kids Table – No Moaning at the Bar (Stomp ’13)

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23min of Ska : Guarded from Every Direction

23ska8BALLIt’s been a long few weeks listeners, but now is the time to relax, let your guard down and dance. I’ve found that you can’t enjoy life if you’re constantly on guard, waiting for something to go wrong. Things go wrong, you can’t stop that! So just be happy when things are going right and forget all that negative energy!

00:00 – the Longshots – Taking My Time (Borrowed Time ’14)
03:27 – Dr. Jau & the Peanut Vendors – Don’t Forget You Pork Pie Hat (Why Rock When You Can Steady ‘n’ Roll? ’09)
05:54 – the Amphetameanies – Why did Charlie do it? (Goodbye Boyfriend ’08)
07:59 – Black Square – Change (Onward ’08)
12:22 – Green Room Rockers – Seal the Deal (Green Room Rockers ’10)
16:02 – Rudeboy – Sally Brown (Shut Up and Dance ’09)
19:12 – the Pressure – Devotion (the Pressure ’14)

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23min of Ska : the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

23skaTEMPLEFirst, check that Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra track! This is kinda the American debut of that song, for reals! The only way to have heard it already is to have been a filthy bootleggin’ pirate! (Or live in Japan I guess.) Second, that intro track by the Zvooks, all intros on any podcast should be that good! The Zvooks used to play a bunch around my area, loved those guys, that song was a set staple, hearing it always brings me back to dancing in an American Legion Hall or the back room of a pizza joint. That’s the thing about ska, it’s always out there, somewhere, lurking, ready to show you a good time and get you to move your feet! All the other songs are flippin’ great as well, but I had to call attention to those two! Enjoy!

00:00 – Corey Dixon and the Zvooks – Got All My Life (Calm Down ’01)
02:47 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Good Old Days (the Ramblers ’07)
06:41 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Asian Kung-Fu Generation – Wake Up (Ska Me Forever ’15)
11:17 – Punch the Clown – $10 Cigar (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
13:57 – Call Me Malcolm – Tally Man (Check Sells ’11)
16:42 – One Groovy Coconut – Millennium Falcon (More Like This Than That ’89)
19:17 – the Longshots – Why You Fightin’ Rudy (Borrowed Time ’14)

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23min of Ska : Zatanna

23skaZATANNAKcip ti pu! Netsil ot siht edosipe sdrawkcab! Or don’t, it really wouldn’t make much sense to do a thing like that, but if you do, and it unlocks the secret of the universe, let the rest of us know about that. Either way, the way ska brings people together and that is a magic in its own right! Yeah, music is more that just words and notes, it is almost like a spell. It can express what you’re trying to say more than the words you’re speaking, try to tell me that isn’t like using a superpower!

00:00 – Survay Says! – Ode to My Willpower (or Lack Thereof) (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)
02:51 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three feat. Vic Ruggerio – Highs and Lows (Love Letters ’13)
05:30 – Red Soul Community – Rest of You (Rest of You / Horny ’12)
07:57 – MU330 – Rocket Fuel (MU330 ’99)
09:27 – Dallax – Glow of My Life (Heart Storming ’11)
12:57 – Aggressors B.C – the Great Escape (the Tone of the Times ’13)
18:33 – the Longshots – Books (the Longshots ’11)

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23min of Ska : Loving When a Plan Comes Together

23skaAPPLESometimes episodes take painstaking time to put together. Sometimes you try several different sets of songs and orders before it even starts to sound good. Sometimes episodes fit together like Lego bricks in an instant. This is one of the latter ones, and a good thing too, cuz it’s late! Here’s a bunch of great songs, hope you enjoy them!

00:00 – Rx Bandits – Ten Seconds Never Seemed so Long (Halfway Between Here & There ’99)
02:41 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three – Pictures (Love Letters ’13)
05:36 – Half Past Two – a House isn’t Always a Home (It’s About Time ’09)
09:06 – Less Than Jake – Danny Says (Hello Rockview ’98)
11:47 – the Longshots – From the Root (Borrowed Time ’14)
14:59 – Greenhouse – Palabras (Tomorrow the World ’98)
19:32 – Demon Waffle – More than I Can Be (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : Hats Off to Haters

23ska-blueplaidApparently I’ve been going about this all wrong. Ska/Punk music is the devil! I shall cast that evil off of this episode! Get back to the roots! Be a proper ska podcaster! But lo, still I fail. Why? Because I dare to support the modern ska bands that are still out there playing. Is this a problem? To some it seems to be. It won’t stop me and the hate won’t stop them. Join us, as we turn our backs on those who don’t agree. Hell, we have more fun than they do anyway. Rock on my brothers and sisters in ska, rock the eff on.

Chris Murray & the Slackers – the Real Ska (Slackness ’08)
Roy & Yvonne with the Shifters – Moving On (Ooh La La / Moving On ’13)
the Pinstripes – Overthinking (the Pinstripes Meet King Tony ’13)
Dan P. & the Bricks – Watch Where You Walk (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
Caz & the Day Laborers – Grateful (Caz & the Day Laborers ’13)
the Bashments – Landlord (the Bashments ’11)
the Longshots – Such a Fool (These Parasites ’12)
the Pomps – Pomps in the Arena (Top of the Pomps ’12)

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