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23min of Ska : Maxwell Smart

23skaSMARTThis episode of 23min of Ska was sourced by an insanely large ska CD & LP collection by 23 ska scholars. Would you believe it? Hmmm . . . Would you believe a handful of ska aficionados and a healthy stack of ska CDs? How about one sleepy guy with his browser opened on bandcamp.com sorted to “ska”? I hope I wasn’t out of line with that crack about my sleepiness or my lack of seriousness about creating this podcast.

00:00 – the Toasters – Too Hip to be Cool (New York Fever ’92)
03:26 – Something to Do – Richard Spencer Punched in the Head (Richard Spencer Punched in the Head ’18)
06:18 – Codename Colin – Losing Touch (Outgunned ’17)
09:53 – the Siren Six! – C.O.N.F.U.S.I.O.N. (Young and Professional ’98)
12:39 – Maxwell Smart – Organized Chaos (Infinite Appeal ’10)
16:12 – Scheming Thieves – Maximum Effort (a Classic Ruse ’18)
19:00 – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Get Smart (Melbourne Ska Orchestra ’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 : Sydney Bristow

23skaBRISTOWHere’s one for my ska/punk and “third wave” ska listeners! Get after it, it’s some fantastic rave-up kind of sound on the episode. Of course, I cool it down a bit before it’s over, just to let you off easy after the first 2/3rds. Full disclosure, Watashi Wa Dance Party is a punk band that sometimes does ska/punk, I think they do it pretty damn well, I hope all you listeners do too!

00:00 – the Siren Six! – Got to be Something (Young and Professional ’98)
02:35 – Watashi Wa Dance Party – Ruminating (Character Volume II : Wade ’17)
04:43 – King Kong 4 – Profile of a New Elite (More Than a Plate Full ’17)
07:51 – Abraskadabra – Catching Fog (Welcome ’18)
10:01 – Death of Guitar Pop – Whatever Gets You Outta the House (69 Candy Street ’17)
13:29 – the Ladrones – Mr. PC (Salve ’18)
15:54 – the Forthrights – Abilene (the FORTHRIGHTS ’12)
19:24 – Goldfinger – the Only One (Hello Destiny ’08)

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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 : Napoleon Solo

23skaSOLOOk… so… this is the 300th episode. It is also the first episode of 2018 and the first episode in a new set of 23 episodes all loosely based on fictional secret agents. But you’d think I’d have more to say about doing the 300th one of these, right? Personally, I cannot believe I’ve created 300 mini ska mixes to share with all of you. Every time an episode gets a share and a like on facebook, or an upvote on reddit, or a heart and a retweet on twitter I get a little happier inside. All those small things encourage me to want to keep sharing what I find and what I’ve found that’s great about ska music. Some of the messages I’ve gotten from bands and listeners have meant the world to me as well, seriously, you are all far too kind. Now, I’d like to say “Here’s to 300 more episodes!” While I cannot quite promise that, I can promise that this podcast isn’t going anywhere soon, so look forward to another 50 weeks of this show in 2018! (Sorry again about missing last week!)

00:00 – Death of Guitar Pop – Welcome Back (69 Candy Street ’17)
03:39 – Susan Cadogan – the Girl Who Cried (the Girl Who Cried Over You ’18)
06:10 – Drop Steady – Souls Alive (the Light ’15)
10:41 – Napoleon Solo – Buses & Trains (Shot! ’89)
14:02 – L’Home Llop & The Astramats – Llatí tirant a escà (Volum 1 ’15)
17:21 – the Siren Six! – This Can’t be What You Meant (Young & Professional ’98)
19:49 – the Toasters – Talk is Cheap (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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 : 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 : X-Tinction Agenda

23skaXTINCTIONHere we go, another fantastic episode of 23min of Ska, filled to the brim with top ska. Top. Ska. You don’t believe it? Well put your earbuds in your head and listen up! This is ska! Well and some ska/punk. Maybe some reggae. But it’s good, you know it’s good! Seriously, look at the track list below, you know you wanna listen!

00:00 – los Kung-Fu Monkeys – Walking Outside (Rudeboy Rockers ’15)
02:28 – the Meow Meows – Tits & Hatred (Friends on Benefits ’15)
05:25 – Stray Bullets – Public Enemy #1 (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
08:20 – the Skints – the Cost of Living is Killing Me (Short Change ’14)
11:48 – Popes of Chillitown – Impatient (To the Moon ’15)
14:35 – Inspecter 7 – Brother Vs. Brother (the Infamous ’97)
17:43 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Lies on Top of Lies (Don’t Fence Me In ’14)
20:36 – the Siren Six! – We are No Longer Fighting (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)

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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 : Look! It’s the 6th Anniversary Show

23ska-diceIt’s true listeners, we’ve made it to the 6 year mark! I’m not going to lie, I never thought I’d take it this far! I figured I’d give it a good shot for 3 years and see how things go. Due to the support of many listeners and many bands I’ve been happy to continue doing this little podcast for any ska fan that downloads it. Thanks, for real, thanks!

00:00 – the Siren Six! – All in the Family (UK Version) (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
03:50 – BOP (harvey) – Man in Disguise (Bread & Circuses ’90)
06:28 – the Smooths – Look Out (No Breaks ’98)
09:51 – My Man Friday – Dissatisfied (Night of the Exotic Tiki Gods ’99)
13:39 – the Stretch Band – Lounging in a Mood Rut (Armstrong ’99)
15:38 – Fighting Gravity – Sally Brown (live) (Hello Cleveland ’99)
19:46 – the Insteps – Always Remember (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)

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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 : Frankenstein

23skaFRANKENSTEINThe modern Prometheus, Sheeda-born, conqueror of Mars, agent of S.H.A.D.E. and first of the Grundy Men, carrying his handy steam-gun and the sword of the Archangel Michael it’s Frankenstein’s Monster. OK, yeah, this description is mostly based on Grant Morrison’s version of the character for DC Comics, but damn, read it and say it isn’t the best version of the character ever.

00:00 – the Toasters – Frankenska (Thrill Me Up ’88)
02:44 – Stand Out Riot – Playing with Hammers (Carnival Militia ’09)
06:38 – Goldfinger – Answers (Goldfinger ’96)
09:18 – Skaos – Frankenstein’s Party (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching!’88)
12:05 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Solomon Grundy (Fat Footin’ ’95)
15:19 – Do It With Malice – Lindy Likes it Ruff (the Big Ska Gamble : November ’12)
18:51 – the Siren Six! – Burn (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)

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!