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23min of Ska : There’s No Real Secret to Enjoying Ska

23min of Ska is the podcast for other people, such as yourself. Never overestimate the remarkable power of 23min of Ska. Don’t be fooled into thinking there has to be a reason for everything. What’s the point of 23min of Ska? Well, what’s the point of anything?

00:00 – Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana – Aquarela Do Brasil (VOLUME II ’13)
01:56 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Time Bomb (…And Out Come the Lawsuits comp ’21)
04:31 – Prince Alphonso & the Fever – Peter Gunn (Peter Gunn comp ’21)
07:01 – Catbite – Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Nice One ’21)
10:25 – Ska Jazz Messengers ft. Angel Salgado – It’s Too Late (Introspeccion ’20)
14:33 – Mr. Kingpin – Saturday Night (Block Buster – Tribute to Glam Rock comp ’21)
17:23 – the Taj Motel Trio – Shugga, Shugga (Shugga, Shugga ’17)
19:19 – the Meow Meows – Down in the Tube Station at Midnight (Gifted – a Tribute to the Jam ’17)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Two Down…

23skaTWOCITIESDo you think I would even think of ending this podcast with out giving you all one last huge ska/punk episode? If ska/punk isn’t yr thing, I understand, I get it, but I love it just as much as I dig the more traditional sound. Ok, yeah, I’m still trying to figure out what the countdown means, I decided not to kill 23min of Ska a few weeks ago, but this has still got to lead someplace, and I don’t know what to do after this. There’s always been some kind of method to my madness, as random as it seems, that keeps be going, past the joy that listening to ska music brings me. I just need to find that next hook, that warp zone to the next level, and I’ll be set. I’m sure I’ll get there, I’m sure we all will. Life isn’t worth living if you not striving for next.

00:00 – Abraskadabra – Twice Upon a Time (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
02:35 – Big D & the Kids Table – Static (Stomp ’13)
04:36 – Furillo – the Final Countdown (Metalliska ’00)
08:37 – the Arrogant Sons for Bitches – Piss Off (Three Cheers for Disappointment ’06)
11:32 – the Taj Motel Trio – Burn it Down (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
14:03 – Goldfinger – the Kids are Alright (Darrin’s Coconut Ass ’99)
15:31 – Hooray for Our Side – Outatime (Overture ’15)
19:40 – Reel Big Fish – the Kids Don’t Like It (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)

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23min of Ska : Fits

23skaSEAGUYSometimes we all need a fresh start in life, if you do, take it! As long as you getting out there and getting a new outlook, try to be slow to anger and avoid the snark of life. Renew. Refresh. Get ready to kick some ass! This world is yours for the living, so live it up! Keep going strong, and when you need a break take one. When you need a new start, head out in that direction with purpose! No half assing allowed from now on! Be in it to win it! What do you win? A life well lived, because trophies are bull shit. The only reward you get is peace of mind and a smile on your face, isn’t that enough?

00:00 – Stray Bullets – Knife for the Pusherman (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
02:35 – the Delirians – Midday Melody (Get Up! ’14)
06:41 – the Suicide Machines – Hey (Destruction by Definition ’96)
09:09 – the 27 Red – Secret Agent Man (Make Your Game ’03)
12:23 – My Man Friday – Cantina Ska (Monkey Business ’97)
14:06 – May Weather – the Intimate Times are Killing Me (Your Life on Optimism ’12)
17:44 – the Taj Motel Trio – All Outta Angst (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
19:28 – Survay Says! feat Dave McWane – This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)

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Special : You Call It Vol. 5

23ska-beerHere we go once more with an episode that has songs mostly picked out by listeners of this fine fine podcast. Once again, I’d like to thank my sisters, brothers and others over at /r/ska for being game and filling my head with songs and ideas and my inbox with sweet sweet ska!

00:00 – the Taj Motel Trio – Here We Go Again (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
03:05 – Night Gaunts – Apple Tree (3am Sessions ’14)
06:05 – the Delirians – Tears of Joy (the Delirians ’12)
08:52 – Spring Heeled Jack – Rufus Shakeedoo (Static World View ’96)
12:10 – Half Beat – Did I Mention (Big Kids ’14)
15:22 – Edna’s Goldfish – This is Not Here (Before You Knew Better… ’97)
17:37 – Jeffries Fan Club – Crystal 52 (Nothing to Prove ’99)
20:22 – Let’s Go Bowling – Hot-Buttered (Mr. Twist ’96)

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23min of Ska : It’s All You’ll Need

23ska-orangeplaidYup, back, sorry about the week off last week, doing 23min of Ska, running Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, producing the Grandpa’s Casino Radio Show all caught up with me! Last time I said I needed to bring back the ska-punk, and I’ve continued on that front! Also, getting in some classic Metro Stylee as well as all manner of UK ska from Drewvis & By the Rivers. Once again I hope that you all find this episode in good health and good times, and if not, may they come to you soon.

the Taj Motel Trio – God Save the Scene (Part of the Problem ’07)
Metro Stylee – Evil Eyes (Metro Stylee ’98)
the JB Conspiracy – the Manhattan Project (This Machine ’07)
Drewvis – These 3 Words (Disposable Pleasures & Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
By the Rivers – Don’t Say You Love Me (Don’t Say You Love Me ’12)
the Pietasters – Late Night Call (All Day ’07)
Maddie Ruthless & the Secret Affair – Blood! Fire! (Hold the Phone ’10)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE – 葛飾ラプソディー -ヤムヤム (Orange Juice ’04)

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