Tag Archives: Western Standard Time

23min of Ska : Four Word Song Titles

Come on out of yr hiding space, and check out some great ska!

00:00 – Donna and the Dynamiters – My Lock, Your Key (My Lock, Your Key ’22)
03:14 – Boss Battle – Come Out and Dance (Action Items! ’22)
06:20 – Captain SKA – Go Fuck Yourself Putin (La Isla Del Brexit ’22)
08:29 – David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Closer to My Heart (Plague Doctor ’22)
12:53 – the Step Daughters – Messing with My Head (the Right Sound ’22)
15:49 – Assekes – Lluita per un futur (En poques paraules ’12)
19:23 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Sunrise from the East (Tombstone ’21)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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Thanks to listener Ben for sharing Leela with us for this episode!

You Call It Vol. 22

I asked my listener base for what they thought was the best song they heard in 2021. It didn’t need to have come out in 2021, but that was the year they heard the song. I got a TON of great songs to pick from, so here it is! If it’s a good episode, then I picked the best from what was suggested, and if it isn’t, I blame all the people that told me what to play… just kidding, I love you all!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Med Her Lazy (DO YOUR OWN ART ’21)
01:56 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Monolith Ska (Tombstone ’21)
06:31 – Catbite – Excuse Me Miss (Nice One ’21)
09:30 – Death Rosenstock – NO TIME TO SKANK (SKA DREAM ’21)
10:56 – We Are The Union – Morbid Obsessions (Ordinary Life ’21)
13:56 – the Interrupters – Bad Guy (Bad Guy ’19)
16:30 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Toss and Turn (Afterglow ’21)
20:12 – the Best of the Worst – Better Medicine (Better Medicine ’21)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Ska’s Got Moxie

Woah, what a year it’s been! There’s been so much great and fun ska that’s come out in last few years! Oh yes, it’s been an embarrassment of riches and never been a better time than to be a ska fan! And blah, blah, blah, it’s late, I’m tired, I don’t think anyone reads these, so I’m gonna be direct… I think these songs are all both and worth your ear’s time, so listen up you slackers!

00:00 – Dani Radic with the Slackers – Let Me Be (Dani Radic with the Slackers ’21)
02:51 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Nostalgic Ska (Tombstone ’21)
05:26 – Half Past Two – Holiday (Holidays ’21)
08:14 – Paul the Kid – FUCK YOUR NEW TONE (FUCK YOUR NEW TONE ’21)
11:30 – THE JAMÓNS – Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia (Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia ’20)
14:04 – the Inevitables – When the Fever Breaks (When the Fever Breaks ’21)
16:48 – Flying Raccoon Suit – 3 Raceways & Wario Stadium (Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 comp ’21)
19:53 – Eskapart – gruba dupa (Wasted Brains ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
(no Spotify or Youtube links please)
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

23min of Ska : Never goes Out of Style

Is it ska? Is it rocksteady? Is it reggae? Who am I to judge… but is it good? Hell yeah it is! It’s a more laid back and refreshing style of episode this week to delight your ears.

00:00 – Mr. Kingpin – Do Right by You (Introducing… Mr. Kingpin ’21)
03:36 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Malcolm X (Malcolm X / SkaBa ’21)
08:21 – the Forwards – I Wanna Tell Ya (Hol a Medi ’21)
11:43 – John Bunkley – Stars (Sunshine and Chocolate ’21)
15:08 – O Leopardo – BH City Chaos (Mundo Selvagem ’21)
19:53 – Glen Ricks – Time (Time / Woman ’21)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode so you can listen to it any time you’d like!

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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23min of Ska : the Discovery of the Secret Basement Show

Oh I am so excited to share this episode with you! Kicking it off w/ 2 brand new high energy songs from Coolidge and Cartoon Violence! Two of my favorite current bands bringing us all new music! Not that the rest of the tracks aren’t awesome, because they are, JER, Runaway Ricochet, WST Ska Orchestra, Small Town Get Up and the Fuss are also some of my very favorites, and favorites to share w/ you. Also the Moan, just discovered them and really wanted to share this track, hope you enjoy!

00:00 – Coolidge – I don’t Wanna Hang Out (Condition Transmission ’21)
01:56 – Cartoon Violence – Friend or Foe (Friend or Foe ’21)
05:18 – the Moan – Bang Bang (Why Wait for Love? ’20)
07:42 – JER – Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism (Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism ’20)
10:37 – Runaway Ricochet – Spunk (Gas Station Culture ’18)
14:05 – WST Ska Orchestra feat. Greg Lee & Alex Désert – Artibella (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites, Vol. II ’15)
16:02 – Small Town Get Up – Beautiful (Time and Space ’21)
19:23 – the Fuss – On the Run (Ourselves ’18)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : No Evil Shall Escape My Sight

About a year and a half ago I had some surgery which ended up putting me on some pretty heavy painkillers for a few days. During this time, going in and out of sleep I started reading Geoff Johns’ “Green Lantern” run. It would only be a few pages here and there in and out of my head, but it oddly helped and finally got me to be down with Hal Jordan. Hey, I was a teen in the ’90s, Kyle has always been my boy. All in all, I hope you’re down for this episode full of some fantastic music!

00:00 – Corey Dixon – We Wanna See a Solution (Roots) (We Wanna See a Solution ’20)
03:04 – the KING LION – In the Green (BLANK ’19)
06:12 – the Stiff Joints – Dead Yellow Elephant (First Proper Album ’17)
09:45 – WST Ska Orchestra – Red is Danger (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites Vol. II ’15)
14:12 – Dan P. and the Bricks – Map of the Stars (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
17:21 – P-Funk North – All My Heroes are Potheads (All My Heroes are Potheads ’20)
20:17 – the Pinstripes – Everybody (the Decay ’07)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

23min of Ska : How Many Candles You Burning?

23skaTRUCKERcandlesburningIt’s my birthday early next week, so I thought I’d dig around in my records crate and pull out some tracks for an all vinyl episode of 23min of ska. Some of these tracks were later put out digitally, but I don’t have them. So yeah, there’s some clicks and pops and other random record sounds, this is mainly because I do only a small clean up of the music after the transfer. This is because I dig those little imperfections that come with vinyl and I don’t really want to remove that from the final product.

00:00 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – I won’t Go Out Like That (What the World Needs Now is Love ’17)
03:24 – Alex Desert & Greg Lee with Western Standard Time – All of Me (All of Me / Free Form ’15)
05:41 – Johnny Too Bad & the Strikeouts – St. Paul St. (Johnny Too Bad & the Strikeouts ’96)
08:35 – Blue Beat Makers – You’ve Been So Nice (You’ve Been So Nice / My Own Way ’14)
11:31 – the Snails – Washington Bullets (I Saved the Snails ’14)
13:55 – Crazy Baldhead – Cutback! (Occupy! ’12)
16:44 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s – Get Ready (Tons of Fun ’11)
19:51 – the Far East – Can We Make it Up (Can We Make it Up / Release Me ’16)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want 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 On the Upbeat 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 : 10-4 Good Buddy

23skaTRUCKERtenfourgoodbuddyAfter 2 solid ska/punk and high energy ska episodes in a row, I decided to take it down a notch on this one. Also, when I started this session of 23min of Ska I dedicated it to my friend Lawless, and well, it’s about to get a little Lawless up in here because I’m including a clutch of songs from his Moondust record label on this one. I’m keeping it a bit laid back to make the tone a little chill, but also to give us all a bit of breather to relax and reflect.

00:00 – the Bandulus – Stop Playin’ with My Heart (Love a Woman ’19)
02:34 – Alpheus – Rudies (Rudies / Our Time Will Come ’20)
05:41 – the Twilights – Dancing Moon (Hear What I Say ’18)
08:30 – 4th Street Orchestra – Ah Who Seh? (Ah Who Seh? / Go Deh! ’20)
11:34 – Ocean 11 – Miss Understanding (Miss Understanding / Spring in Rome ’11)
14:48 – Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12 (Skinhead Invasion) (Apollo 12 / Moon Rock ’11)
16:52 – Irie Beats – No Jodes Ver. 2 (People Need People / No Jodes Ver. 2 ’11)
20:35 – Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra feat. Greg Lee & Alex Desert – World’s Fair (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites: Vol. 2 ’15)

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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 Halloween Issue!

23skaHALLOWEENAs a matter of principle and as a matter of keeping this show as evergreen as possible from week to week, I actually try had to not make shows that are themed around holidays or other events. And if I do, I try had to make it not so obvious. And then we have this… so yeah… look at those titles and you’re all like “Yup! Halloween episode alright!” but is it really? Could I have dropped this episode at any time and would it make you think “Halloween-ish?” I guess that is up for debate. I’d say entirely possible, but I’ve been wrong, oh so many times before! At the very least, I hope you truly enjoy this episode, as I hope you enjoy every episode!

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Dead Man’s Party (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:17 – Ultima Caida – Twilight Ska (Easygrooves vol. 1 comp ’13)
07:37 – the Seattleites – the Thing (the Thing! ’19)
11:17 – Western Standard Time Orchestra – Lon Cheney (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites vol. II ’15)
16:26 – Laurel Aitken with the Court Jester’s Crew – Jamboree (Jamboree ’00)
19:24 – Prince Buster – Judge Dread (Judge Four Hundred Years) (Judge Dread / Waiting for My Rude Girl ’67)

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.

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 : Peppermint Patties

23skaMINTPATTYReady for a laid back chill episode? Well, here it is… kinda… I’m not going to say it’s laid back and chill the whole way through, but boy oh boy there are certainly real moments of it. There’s some straight up ska, ska/soul and ska/lounge on this episode that I think/hope that you’ll really enjoy listening to.

00:00 – Millie & Jimmy Cliff – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Ska at the Jamaican Playboy Club comp ’68)
03:06 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Perfidia (Break Thru ’19)
05:23 – the Steady 45s – I’m so Proud (I’m so Proud ’19)
08:51 – Western Standard Time – Man in the Streets (a Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites Vol. 1 ’12)
14:08 – Skastra – Hilang Asa (Minor 7 ’17)
18:40 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Brazil (Walkin ’12)

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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!