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23min of Ska : the Colossus of Rhodes

23skaCOLOSSUSLife is some kind of crazy adventure, if you’re not out there living it, what is the point of living? If you’re going to do anything, do it to the hilt! Live large. Why not? Why not start living that way today? Just keep your ego in check and you be as big a deal as you want to be!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – the Wrong One (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
02:37 – the Bohunks feat. Roger Rivas – Too Easy (In the Waiting Room ’11)
05:32 – the Upsessions – Big Boss Reggae (Beat You Reggae ’09)
08:07 – the Skarsoles – 4 More Shots (When We Were Kings ’13)
11:50 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Brutus (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)
15:11 – Crazy Baldhead – a Long Way Off (Boots Embraces ’13)
18:37 – Rude King – Reality (It’ll Probably Be Alright ’13)

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23min of Ska : an Early Delivery

BAM! When you least expect it, here’s a full on music episode! Time to get down and dance! A lot of newer stuff going down here too! We open up w/ the Shifters, who if you haven’t heard of by now, now you know, and now that you’ve heard them, you love them. It’s cool, it happens to everyone! Love of the Shifters is inevitable. This episode also as Survay Says bringing some awesome ska-punk from their new single and the Suburban Legends hitting us up w/ some pop-ska from their latest album. The Upsessions and the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation bringing us all some great music from Netherlands and a brand new song from the Loose Ties and their upcoming album. This episode closes out w/ a song from the One Droppers who sadly broke up late last week. You were a great band, the One Droppers, you’ll be missed! Thanks for all the music!

the Shifters – You Say (In It! ’12)
Survay Says! – Gas Money Millionaires (Dear JCP&L, I’m Tired of This Nonsense ’12)
the Upsessions – Hold Me Belinda (Beat You Reggae ’09)
Suburban Legends – Emergency (Day Job ’12)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – No More Sorrow (Motiv Loco ’07)
the Loose Ties – Where’s the Girl? (Champ of the Week ’12)
the One Droppers – the UpBeat (the Big One ’11)

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23min of Ska : Ska Won’t Die!

Oh yeah, back with the first new full music episode of 2012! We have a lot here! A bunch of newer songs and a bit of older stuff thrown in. I mean we go way back w/ some Desmond Dekker before speeding up to some late 90’s jams from Johnny Socko and the Agents. Then it is a quick stop from Monkey on the way up to the present with the Upsessions and Do It With Malice, two of my favorite more resent bands. And we also get smacked with A Guy Named Guy’s killer new song, that should be an anthem for the new year! Ska music’s not going to die, it just lost it’s direction, now that we have a plan of action, I just want to hear the music’s personality, give me action and some dancing! This is what it all about, new ska, old ska, traditional ska, punk ska, pop ska, super mind-bending hybrid ska! It gets me up in the morning and sets the day right! Hope it does the same for you. It is good to be back!

the Upsessions – Prince Naseem (Below the Belt ’11)
Johnny Socko – She’s Righteous (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
Desmond Dekker & the Aces – 007 (Shanty Town) (007 Shanty Town ’67)
A Guy Named Guy – Ska’s Not Dead (A Guy Named Guy Sampler ’11)
the Agents – I Don’t Wanna (401 ’00)
Monkey – Trailer Park Love (Cruel Tutelage ’05)
Do It With Malice – 6-18 (the Burned Over District ’10)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.