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23min of Ska : Swirl

23skaSWIRLSo here we go again! Oh yeah, it’s a covers episode. No, no, no, don’t let that scare you off! It’s ska covering ska! I mean that’s pretty neat, right? There was a ton of stuff out there for this episode, but I’ve played those songs before. Not going to lie, I thought it was going to be a challenge to find 23mins worth of songs that fit that theme that I hadn’t played before… I was wrong! This came together quite easily! Hell yeah! Good ska all the way around! Enjoy!

00:00 – the Specials – Pressure Drop (Today’s Specials ’96)
04:04 – Madness – Shame and Scandal (the Dangermen Sessions ’05)
06:56 – Reel Big Fish – Twist & Crawl (Fame, Fortune and Fornication ’09)
09:27 – Bim Skala Bim – Night Boat to Cario (Specialized 3 : Mad Not Cancer ’16)
13:28 – Skankin’ Pickle – Special Brew (the Green Album ’96)
16:38 – Scotch Bonnets – Are You Red…Y (Recutting the Crap ’17)
19:36 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Antennas (Hooligans United ’15)

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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 : Pleiades

23skaPLEIADES
“Many a night I saw the Pleiads,
rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies
tangled in a silver braid.”

– “Locksley Hall” by Lord Tennyson

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – What Becomes Mine (Live Ya Life ’13)
02:36 – Stop the Presses – Skanking Private Ryan (eSkandalo! ’13)
06:34 – Save Ferris – I’ve Not Crying for You (Modified ’99)
10:27 – the Freecoasters – Little Havana (the Freecoasters ’14)
14:13 – the Oldians – Failed Love Affaires (Wandering Souls ’11)
17:13 – the Interrupters – Judge Not (the Interrupters ’14)
20:05 – the Pepper Pots – Forget the Rules (Shake It! ’07)

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23min of Ska : To Strike Out On Your Own

23ska-bwplaidMan oh man, do I love phrases that have double meanings! “To strike out on your own” mean either to leave everything behind and enter into the world, or it can mean to fail all by your self. I kinda like that, life always has more than one meaning, which is what makes it so great! Right? Well, I think I’m right at least. So hey, here’s a bunch of kick ass ska and ska/punk music for you! If you never heard of any of these bands before, you’re in for a treat! Also, if you know some of them, but not all, I’ll let know right now, they all measure up to each other. So sit back, relax and may your wins be more than your losses.

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – I Do (Live Ya Life ’13)
03:34 – Bim Skala Bim – Wandering Soul (Bones ’92)
06:50 – the Bohunks – Momma (Knows Best) (In the Waiting Room ’11)
10:36 – Reel Big Fish – I’m Cool (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)
13:43 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Do What I Do (Don’t Fence Me In ’14)
15:55 – By the Rivers – Vulture – (By the Rivers ’13)
18:35 – Stand Out Riot – Ambush Paddington (Carnival Militia ’09)

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23min of Ska : Kick Start My Heart

23ska roofI’m a fan of Kickstarter, have been for a long long time, pretty much since I’d heard of it back in ’09, and in my time I’ve backed mostly music projects, and of those mostly ska projects. I like being able to support the bands I love as direct as I possibly can, also, I like to support newer acts that just need that last bit of cash to get the record out. Here’s 8 songs from 8 bands that I have personally thrown down cash for. Trust me, you’re going to love this episode! No need to thank me, I’d’ve just spent that money on ska somehow anyway.

Big D & the Kids Table – Shit Tattoos (Stomp ’13)
the Shifters – She’s so Fine (In It! ’12)
Rude King – Remember (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
Something to Do – Man in the Black Sedan (Music for Fine Dining ’12)
PapaFish – 1 to 10 (the Lab ’13)
Uncle Joel’s Comb – Better Together (Tubular ’12)
the Loose Ties – Awesomer Than You (Champ of the Week ’12)
the Scotch Bonnets – Live Ya Life (Live Ya Life ’13)

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23min of Ska : the Very Next Day

23ska-redplaidAnother day, another morning, starting off in the bedroom (or your best friend’s kitchen floor) knowing that it is time to go again. Time to do whatever it is you do in a day. I just hope this episode brings you happiness and you set out bravely into another day in your life.

Run & Punch – Another Day (Uppercut ’11)
Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – I Keep Saying No (Nothing to Lose ’11)
Goldfinger – Here in Your Bedroom (Goldfinger ’96)
the Scotch Bonnetts – Song 4 U (Live Ya Life ’13)
Kriptolites – Aquí está Jack (Mueve tus Pies con Kriptolites ’13)
the Siren Six! – Get it Right (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
the One Droppers – Blossom (the Big One ’11)

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