A shift in emphasis for this podcast’s liner notes following the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States of America. The reign of terror we collectively have all suffered for the past 4 years will come to an end despite the continued nonsense from the loser. As it is obvious that we are truly a nation divided, there is nothing like a pandemic to bring people closer together, right? I am hopeful that Biden will get a chance to enact policies that will end the racial disparity pandemic. However, the immediate focus for all of us must be getting on the same page with regard to COVID-19. When I mean the same page, I mean follow the same understanding with regard to reducing the spread of the virus. That is, stay the F____ away from each other (and me) and wear a mask.
There is no scientific debate as to certain characteristics of the virus and reduction of transmission of the virus to each other. The virus is highly transmissible and its infectivity is viral load dependent (i.e. more virus you are exposed to the more likely you will get infected). The virus can be transmitted via aerosol. Consequently, the less time you spend in enclosed spaces, closer to one another, and without a barrier to prevent you from spewing droplets or reducing the amount of virus you receive from someone else’s viral spew – the better.
You can reduce the risk for you and everyone you encounter by following the basic rules for survival that we all know to be true. These rules might change over time but biology, like life, is full of change. So don’t freak the F___ out if these rules are altered as we learn more about a virus we had no experience with when we first encountered it 10 months ago. As we get more data, perform more analysis, we may reach different conclusions but this does not mean the “science” is incorrect. It means that we are making decisions in an every changing environment and that good science recognizes change and modifies conclusions while calculating probable outcomes to future events. This pandemic is all about probabilities. This one is proving true in those states that ignored the rules laid out above – if we as a nation continue to not follow the rules, then more people are probably going to die. I’d like to avoid that. Hopefully you would like to avoid more death as well, eh? We need to FOCUS!!!!!
As for music, even Tales From The Drop Box follows some rules. These are the track must be catchy, musically interesting, and, if I’ve selected properly, trigger some type of response in the listener. You can always tell me how I did. or not.
Here is what you will find in Tales From The Drop Box Episode 185 (2020-33):
- Good Sad Happy Bad – “Star” (Shades)
- The Bachelor Pad – “Girl Of Your Dreams” (All Hash And Cock)
- I Love Your Lifestyle – “Inner Freakness” (No Driver)
- Pup – “A.M. 180” (This Place Sucks Ass EP)
- Salem – “Doomed (For Each Other)” (Salem EP)
- Bad Books – “You Wouldn’t Have To Ask” (Bad Books (10th Anniversary Edition)
- Magick Mountain – “Colossus” (Weird Feelings)
- Foreign Air – “I Believe” (Good Morning Stranger)
- Bahamas – “Own Alone” (Sad Hunk)
- Saturday’s Heroes – “Seven Seas” (Turn Up The Music!)
- Asylums – “Genetic Cabaret” (Genetic Cabaret)
- Broadway Calls – “You Gotta Know” (Sad In The City)
- The Vagina Lips – “Watered By Our Own Tears (feat. AnnaJo)” (Outsider Forever)
- Circle Jerks – “World Up My Ass” (Group Sex (40th Anniversary Edition)
- Deep Sea Diver featuring Sharon Van Etten – “Impossible Weight” (Impossible Weight)
You’re more like the sun because you shine all alone you’re more like the sun whenever I need some . . . Don’t change your name keep it the same for fear I may lose you again I know you won’t . . .