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23min of Ska : Threes & Eights

23skaTRUCKER3sand8sWelcome to the 18th and latest session of 23min of Ska. This session is all about trucker slang because why not, it’s my podcast, I’ll do what I want. I’m pulling back on the intense art commitment this time around, but I may make a few tweaks as I go on. Also, I’m taking a break for the next 23 episodes w/ doing the ska label highlights, those were fun, and I’m totally going to do something like that again, but not anytime soon.

This episode changed a lot over the last several weeks. I thought it was basically finished in late December. I then took a week off because I wanted to enjoy my limited Christmas time off, and because I wanted this session to occur all in 2020. Then I did two listener selected episodes because I was lazy. I got those listener episodes set up quick too. Hell, those episodes were done a put together by the first, and honestly, I was only going to run “You Call It Vol. 18” and save “You Call It Vol. 19” for the Summer. Then I got the news that my friend Jason Lawless had passed. And it hurt. And I knew I had to make some changes to this episode’s playlist.

In changing the tracklist I yanked out the ska/punk and changed the opening song. Lawless was always more of a traditionalist, but would still let me natter on about ska/punk and ska/pop and the like. He was also always a supporter of  23min of Ska and of me. It can be odd making new friends as an adult, especially in a scene where everyone else has known each other for years but Lawless never let me feel like an outsider. Hell, neither have any of the people he introduced me to! He was great to this weirdo out of the Midwest when he had no reason to be, and I could never thank him enough for it. Lawless will be forever missed by all who knew him, I count myself lucky to have been one of them. This episode and the next 22 are dedicated to him, his support, his passion, and his “Lawless-ness.” Thanks for everything.

00:00 – the Skatalites – Lawless Street (Ska Boo-Da-Ba ’65)
03:14 – the Hacklers – Bring it Back (Between the Lines ’16)
06:50 – the Scotch Bonnets – Hair Did (Come on Over ’19)
10:41 – the Loving Paupers – Where’s My Wave (Lines ’19)
14:13 – Tommy Tornado and the Clerks – Back on Track (Back on Track ’19)
18:07 – Pocket Billiards – My Next Last Time (Troubles Edge ’19)
20:59 – Venus Hill – Back on My Feet (Whatever ’02)

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23min of Ska : Dark Chocolate

23skamilkchocolateI don’t know what to say here… here’s some ska. I really hope you dig it. I seriously love every song on this episode, even the one in a language I don’t fully understand, but that’s the thing about ska, right? It’s bringing us together. The love of music, the love of a good time, that’s ska. No matter the language, no matter the country, no matter the decade, it’s that ska beat that brings us joy. I hope this episode brings you joy too.

00:00 – Danny Rebel & the KGB – I got a Feeling (Lovehaus ’17)
03:37 – the Scotch Bonnets – Whimsical Friend (Come on Over ’19)
07:34 – the ‘Vengers – Can You Feel It (Push This? ’97)
11:45 – Matamoska! – Cicatriz (Skalluminati ’17)
15:19 – Mad Dog and the 20/20s – Girl on a String (Things We Should’ve Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)
18:27 –  the Domingoes – Unity (Unity ’19)

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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 : Peach Rings

23skaPEACHRINGSBack at it with some more ska for you, in fact, a whole 23 minutes worth! Can you believe it! So this episode is kinda laid back but is also all over the place. One of the few rules I have for this podcast is that a song has got to have some ska beat in it somewhere. Do all of these songs do that? They sure do! Is that beat through-out the duration of each song? Sure isn’t. Ska is the beat, if it’s got the beat, I’ll play it on the show. Can it be surrounded by a lot of other stuff? Yup. Can it wildly deviate from the beat at times? I’ll allow it. Wait, isn’t it some of this stuff just straight up rocksteady? Shut your dirty mouth, I sometimes play rocksteady, accept it.

00:00 – Boss Riot – Sad for You (Lace Up Straight ’18)
03:17 – the Jinkies – Something New (the Jinkies ’97)
05:56 – Scotch Bonnets – Another Saturday Night (Come on Over ’19)
09:14 – Simple Minded Symphony – Widow’s Watch (Arrival ’18)
12:31 – Skaos – After Midnight (Beware! Skaos… is Approaching! ’88)
15:53 – Flying Racoon Suit – Nothing’s Changed (Static Home ’19)
18:57 – the Skluttz – Rapunzel (Sweet and Sour ’19)

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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 : 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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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 : Raspberry Ripple

23skaRASPBERRYRIPPLEHere’s the new episode folks! Hells yeah! I hope you dig it. If you do, tell your pals about this podcast, and hell, tell the bands (if you dug them) “hey” for me. You don’t have to mention this podcast or anything, just go be supportive of those bands. Alright? Deal? Deal! Yes, let’s all go support some awesome ska music. Let that be the 23min of Ska listener vow, “Let’s all go support some ska bands!” how does that sound? Too preachy? Too needy? Hrm… let’s’ work on this one… but it’s a good start none the less!

00:00 – the Slackers – Sooner or Later (Better Late than Never ’96)
03:41 – the Siren Six – Young & Professional (Young & Professional ’98)
05:55 – H.R. with the Scotch Bonnets – Cheyenne (Quest ’14)
09:51 – Mustard Plug – Bang! (Can’t Contain It! ’14)
11:59 – Coolidge – Delilah (Slight Return) (Pop Star Baby ’08)
15:56 – Show Me Island – I Won’t Beg (Ring Around and Run ’16)
19:05 – Aggressors B.C – Throw Me a Bone (Tone of the Times ’13)

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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 : 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)

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 partner in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they have some great vinyl ska records!