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23min of Ska : Cinnamon

Hey gang, what’s going on. Here it is, another episode! This one was almost late. I’ve spent the last 6 days in Denver CO. drinking, eating and partying. So much so, I got behind on my ska-filled duties. But I love ska, and I love you listeners, so much that I got the courage to rally! This one’s for all of you lovely folks who tune in each week!

00:00 – Aggressors B.C – True Skins (Tone of the Times ’13)
03:41 – the Bruce Lee Band – Do the Politicians (Everything Will be Alright, My Friend ’14)
05:22 – 12 Cents for Marvin – the Way (It’s Not Over ’16)
08:11 – OVERMIND – Change Today (Change Today ’17)
10:53 – Younger Than Neil – …or Else the Terrorists Win (Know Their Parts ’16)
13:48 – the Specials – Why? (Ghost Town ’81)
16:41 – Mustard Plug – Running Out of Time (Can’t Contain it ’14)
19:03 – Tri-State Conspiracy – Frantic (High Strung Mess ’05)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 250 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : Powdered

Is everyone out there feeling better? I hope so. These last few weeks, they’ve been… trying, to say the least. We just have to get out there, do what we have to do to make things better. We can do this. We’re a great community. Nothing can stop us. Go. Fight. Work. Win! We can succeed! Even in the darkest of times, we can rise.

00:00 – the Interrupters – Media Sensation (Say it Out Loud ’16)
02:45 – Flip and the Combined Effort – Sphere of Living (In Search of Home ’17)
05:58 – Be Like Max – Party in Hell (Against All Odds ’15)
09:07 – Razika – Oslo (På vei hjem ’13)
12:04 – South Central Skankers – Ghetto Ska Kids (Insomnia ’13)
14:51 – Stupid Flanders – Turn and Run (Flanders’ Dozen ’15)
18:52 – Stacked Like Pancakes – These are Odd Times to be Alive (This is Us ’15)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 250 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles

Someone on Reddit told me that if I stopped making politically slanted episodes that this podcast might be worth listening to. You know something, I agree, I plan that last week’s episode was the beginning and end of all that! From now on, politically neutral. Just like ska is. Politics free.

00:00 – the Trespassers – Gonna Get it, Nazi Punk (Skarmageddon 3: a New Beginning ’97)
03:14 – Jimmy Cliff – World Upside Down (Rebirth ’12)
06:22 – the Special AKA – Racist Friend (Racist Friend / Bright Lights ’83)
10:23 – Kill Lincoln – Pralines & Dick (You Were There ’11)
13:19 – Stop the Presses – the Mayor (Does it Still Look Pretty? ’11)
16:13 – MU330 – America’s Funniest (Best of MU330 ’98)
17:34 – Hub City Stompers – Little Julie Swastiska (Blood, Sweat, and Beers ’04)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 250 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : the Bronze Door

I don’t get personal here too much, but man did I have a suck day at work. I’m over tired, over stressed, and over everything. Then I sit down and start picking out songs for this episode. It starts to melt away. Not all of it, but enough to keep me pushing towards the weekend. Hope this episode can help you in the same regards.

00:00 – the Skints – Come to You (FM ’15)
02:27 – the Snails – I’ll be Back Someday (Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox Volumes 1 & 2 ’14)
05:47 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Lucy (the Growler ’99)
08:24 – the Shifters – Skinhead Reggae (No Worries ’14)
11:07 – Dan Potthast – I Went In (Eyeballs ’99)
12:59 – Sonic Boom Six – All the Same to Me (the F-Bomb ’16)
16:00 – the Doped Up Dollies feat. Coolie Ranx – Be Free (the New Way Out ’15)
19:58 – the Copacetics – No Fool (Ska Royal ’16)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 250 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : I’ll be Waiting

The thing about being a total geek about ska is, is that you love it all. You may start out loving ska/punk, or a more traditional ska sound, but soon enough, if you hold on to the open mind that got you into ska in the first place, you find all kinds of musical ska treasures. Ska is just a beat that can worm its way into any genre of music and a lot can be done with it. This episode of 23min of Ska is a celebration of that malleability.

00:00 – the Forthrights – Blinding Light (the FORTHRIGHTS ’12)
03:25 – the Big News – Loganio (Have You Heard ’16)
06:10 – Wobbly Bob – Confusion (Confusion ’15)
09:49 – Mustard Plug – Brain on Ska (Big Daddy Multitude ’93)
11:30 – the Vulnerable – Roots of Our Tree (“Is There Acceptance?” ’16)
14:09 – Lo & the Magnetics – This Town’s Unbearable (A Part ’05)
16:59 – High School Football Heroes – World Painted Grey (We’ve Fooled Around Long Enough ’06)
19:54 – the Prizefighters – Truth and Lies (Follow My Sound ’10)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 200 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : Trouble is My Business

Look who’s bringing the ska/punk for the holidays! I’ve been putting out this show for a few years, but I never make the Christmas episode a Christmas episode. Too cliche. Also, I avoid ska puns for the same reason. I hope this episode is a nice respite from all the audio treacle we’ve all been having to endure lately.

00:00 – Be Like Max – Wasted Days (Against All Odds ’15)
02:34 – the Interrupters – She Got Arrested (Say it Out Loud ’16)
06:00 – the Pomps – Downbeat Diner (Indie Rock is Dying ’16)
08:25 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Graffiti Worth Reading (Pin Points and Gin Joints ’09)
10:58 – Big D & the Kids Table – the Noise (Stomp ’13)
13:01 – Hooray for Our Side – Find Your Sound (Overture ’15)
16:03 – Bomb the Music Industry! – Even Winning Feels Bad (Goodbye Cool World ’06)
19:54 – New Riot – Feel the Burn (Riot.Sleep.Repeat ’11)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find over 200 past episodes as well as specials and interviews with bands.

23min of Ska : Pearls are a Nuisance

Woah! Lots of new ska on this episode! Heck, some of these songs JUST came out! (I mean, except that Kill Lincoln track, that one’s about 5 yrs old) The one comment I get from people when they find out I do a ska podcast, or that I’m into ska in general, is “ska is still a thing?” As much as I want to lecture them on the long history of ska I just say “Yep!” And when listening to bands such as these put out music so recently that is so good, well, ska is going to be a thing for quite awhile! We’ve got a handful of artists from the US, a few from the UK and heck, we even have one from Bulgaria! Dig that international ska, baby!

00:00 – the Meow Meows – Swipe Right (Go Boom! ’16)
03:01 – Behind Deadlines – Worthless (Status Quo ’16)
05:26 – the Classy Wrecks – Hey Girl (Songs for the Extinct ’16)
08:22 – the Rudie Crew – Life (Roy Radics & Friends : Distance Water 4 Ever ’16)
11:57 – Kill Lincoln – Something Something etc. (You Were There ’11)
16:43 – No Project Band – Не Мога да Пия (Ne Moga da Pia) (Здравей България ’16)
19:14 – Last Edition – Status (Best Foot Forward ’16)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find out more information on the songs and bands in today’s podcast as well as over 200 past episodes.

23min of Ska : the Lady in the Lake

Hey everyone one! It’s your second favorite ska geek, what’s up? I’ve just finished the first of a three-night Slackers concert. I’m tired as heck, but man, still so excited for tonight and tomorrow! That’s what we do for our nerdery right? Go hard? Three shows, two of them on work nights? Let’s suit up and do this! Not sure how I’m supposed to make it through work on tomorrow, and my wife already has plans to let me sleep in in Saturday, because she knows that 3 days of work and ska is going to wipe me the heck out. Sorry, I don’t usually like to brag, but I’m super excited about these shows!

00:00 – the Slackers – Knowing (the Question ’98)
02:45 – Jackie Mendez – Nice Like Rice (Introducing… ’13)
05:44 – the Delirians – Love Sweet Love (Get Up ’14)
09:34 – thee Hurricanes – Megafone (Angel City Record : a New Dimension in Sound comp ’13)
12:37 – Viernes 13 – Slow and Low (Thirteen Rules ’15)
16:38 – Steady 45s – Too Late (Greenleaf Special ’16)
20:04 – Chris Murray – Home (Slackness ’08)

“23min of Ska” is a weekly ska mixtape that updates every Thursday. Visit 23ska.com to find out more information on the songs and bands in today’s podcast as well as over 200 past episodes.