Episode 159 of Tales From the Drop Box is a no-frills affair. As will become evident to you at some point in the program this episode is just the usual assortment of awesome music packaged into about an hour. I do think you will find some ear-worms in this episode that will make their way into your soul.
Upon reflection, that is the simple goal for this program – to find some ear-worms – a song or two each episode that makes a connection with you in some manner. Simply put, finding music that alters your perspective about music, life, and where you fit in the world. Tales From the Drop Box is a form of mind control. Over the past couple of years, I have attempted to influence your musical tastes by subtly mixing tracks together that would not be found together in any contemporary musical program. Instead I have tried to use the music presented as communication with you. Music is immersive and if it makes you move or connects with you emotionally – regardless of the way you characterize or organize that music in your mind – then I have accomplished my goal for this program. Keep moving, make connections with others on an emotional level (keeping 6ft apart!) and good things will flow from those efforts. This is probably good advice for the pandemic – keep moving forward and things will flow.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 159:
- Worriers – “End of the World” (You or Someone You Know)
- Blank Spaces – “My Heart Skips” (A Home Away From Home)
- Car Seat Headrest – “Hollywood” (Making a Door Less Open)
- Mr. T Experience – “More Than Toast” (MTX Forever)
- Wares – “Survival” (Survival)
- Boston Manor – “Playing God” (Glue)
- Kyle Forester – “Strange Vision” (Hearts in Garden)
- The Men – “Breeze” (Mercy)
- Man-eaters – “Baptized in Spit” (Gentle Ballads for the Simple Soul)
- Mando Diao – “One Last Fire (Acoustic)” (BANG (Acoustic Versions))
- Circa Waves – “Wasted On You” (Sad Happy)
- The Anxiety & Tyler Cole – “Poolside” (The Anxiety)
- Serious Fraud Office – “Uptown” (15 Pieces of Flair)
- The Partisans – “17 Years of Hell (Single Version)” (1981-84)
- Caveboy – “I Wonder” (Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark)
Call off the dogs, I can see through the fog and I’ll kill ’cause I want to call off the dogs or I’ll keep playing God . . .Pushing me too hard can’t believe what they’re saying they try to make the wrong seem right pushing me too hard with the games they keep playing . . .