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23min of Ska : Wall to Wall and Ten-Feet-Tall

393Here’s something crazy… this podcast is 10 years old! Say what? I seriously do not believe it. On January 23rd, 2010 I posted the first episode of 23min of Ska, not knowing what journey I was about to embark on. It was just a little side project to do when not working on the reality show podcast I was working on at the time. In fact, I wasn’t sure if it should be 23 minutes or 15 minutes. To this day I’m still not sure, but 23 feels right.

When I started it wasn’t weekly, it was twice a month, with only one episode in January, so a new set of 23 episodes was starting on 1/23 each year. In my initial plans, I was going to do the show for 10 years, 2010 – 2020. Each year would have 23 episodes releases on the 11th and 23rd of each month after January. I still almost ended the show in 2016 when I get to the end of the original 9 sets of 23 episodes a process sped up by going weekly. I relented at the last minute because I love doing this show and thought that that would be too early to quit.

Now here I am, at my original ending day… and I still don’t want to quit. January 23rd, 2020 was supposed to be the first time I was not going to post an episode based on that plan. Kind of glad I didn’t. I’m more in love with ska and the ska community than I was when I started this show 10 years ago. This is the 18th set of 23 episodes, so we’re well on our way to doubling the number of my original plans by mid-2020. After that… still not going to quit! So buckle up, there’s still plenty of rad ska for me to share with you!

00:00 – Last Edition – 10 Years (10 Years ’19)
03:32 – the Holophonics – Shiznit (MaSKArades Vol. 14: Not a Cover Band ’20)
06:22 – One Night Band – Old(er) (Way Back Home ’06)
09:25 – MU330 – Serious (Ultra Panic ’02)
11:11 – Telethon – Wander Party (Hard Pop ’19)
14:35 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – Easy Come and Easy Go Away (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
18:01 – the Slackers – You don’t Know I (Better Late Than Never ’96)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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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 July Issue

23ska17JULYHere’s a great batch of ska for you all today! So this is the “off week” where I’m not exploring a specific label, just, you know, listening to some dope as hell ska! The last song here is the kick off for a “song war” between Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster. Provided I can track down all 11 tracks, they will be filling in the last track slot on episodes not covering a record label. Fun, right? Well, I think it is, so get ready for it!

00:00 – the Clockmakers – Le temps passe (Souvien-toi! ’18)
03:51 – Wild Mad Riddim – Jolly Rogers (Worldwide Frequency ’17)
06:24 – el Grande – It’s Alright (Brick City Sound ’19)
09:51 – the Magnetophones – Big Mama (Big Mama ’19)
13:32 – the Slackers – Axes (Close My Eyes ’03)
16:47 – Pitshu & Victor Rice – Nzela (Nzela ’19)
20:06 – Derrick Morgan – Forward March (Forward March! ’62)

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 : Salt Water Taffy

23skaTAFFYI’d like to say something enlightening or inspiring to go along with this episode, but I got nothing. All I want to say is enjoy some good ska, because this, right here, this is some good stuff. Well, I think so, taste is subjective and all that, but I hope, I really hope that you find several songs to dig in this episode.

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Don’t Remind Me (Pitstop on the Moon ’19)
03:04 – the Pietasters – Don’t Wanna Know (All Day ’07)
06:40 – les Skartoi – Smash it All (Fighting on the Dancefloor ’16)
09:57 – the Brass Action – Hero of the Proletariate (Brouhaha ’19)
14:42 – Rocky Leon ft. VZI – Drawer (Lighting Fires ’19)
17:40 – Catch-It Kebabs – 3rd Degree (Skankin’ Sausages ’04)
19:37 – the Slackers – the Fried Chicken Song / Mary Mary (Redlight ’97)

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 : Root Beer Barrels

23skaROOTBEERBARRELThis episode starts off with a new song from a fairly new band, they’re called Catbite and I’ve played them once before. If you dig this song, go and pre-order their new album, because this song is on there, and if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to spin this one over and over again. Also, this episode features a new song by the band Love Shuttle off their brand new 7″! Actually, follow all the links, get all the ska, ska/punk and rocksteady you can handle! Don’t just take my word for it.

00:00 – Catbite – Amphetamine Delight (Catbite ’19)
02:39 – Irie Idea – Good on Paper (Blues Like Sandpaper | Rocksteady Like Dirt ’14)
05:29 – Love Shuttle – Coming to You (Coming to You ’19)
10:04 – the Slackers – Dave’s Friend (Wasted Days ’01)
14:48 – We Are The Union – Surfing on the Waves of Depression (Self Care ’18)
18:22 – Sonic Boom Six – 3 Minute Hero (Play On: Rare, Rejected and Arcade Perfected ’08)
20:38 – OreSkaBand – ピノキオ (Pinocchio) (俺 (Ore) ’06)

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 : 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 : Dark Pretzel

23skaCOASTER3Ok, sure, a Dark Pretzel ride isn’t technically a roller coaster. It’s something else. It’s in the family for sure. Kinda like this episode.  All these songs are for sure in the ska family, but they mess around with the style, push and pull away from the beat, but there’s a touch of ska in each. I hate to brag, but I really like this episode… a whole lot. I hope you do too!

00:00 – the Pomps – Pac-Sun (Do the Dog Ska-A-Go-Go! comp ’18)
02:50 – We Are The Union – the Way it Was (Self Care ’18)
04:28 – the Alcoholic Freshman – Object Obsession (the Incredible Yet Ultimately Uninspiring Return of… ’18)
07:19 – Profesor Galactico – la Misma Música (la Batalla de Los Ángeles ’17)
11:53 – the Slackers – Wrongful Suspicion (Wrongful Suspicion / the Noose ’18)
15:09 – Brainwreck – Flashback (Charlie ’18)
19:46 – Backyard Superheroes – I Want to Rock (Never Give Up, Never Surender! ’18)

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 : Figure 8

23skaCOASTER2Things are coming together!
Get excited for ska!

00:00 – Matamoska! – Grandmaster Smash (Skalluminati ’17)
02:36 – Zero2Panic – Chiminea (Running on Fumes ’17)
05:34 – the Unduster – Ya Mumma (the Red Album ’18)
10:27 – the A-OKs – Drugs in My Face (Maybe Partying Will Help ’15)
12:32 – Shandon (feat. Vic Ruggiero, the Slackers, Count Ferdi & the Bluebeaters) – Skate Ska (Back on Board ’16)
15:05 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Closer to Nowhere (While We’re at It ’18)
18:02 – los Revoltosos – te Presento a mi Gente (te Presento a mi Gente ’18)

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!