Tales From The Drop Box Episode 184 (2020-32) A New Dawn In America And The End Of The Reign Of Terror /BLM/Pandemic Episodes

President-Elect Biden!!!. Well, I can stop holding my breathe after Biden pulled out a win for democracy. I am truly thankfully that a resounding majority of the American populous decided that decency, honor, truth, and the rule of law were more important than demagoguery, corruption and sociopathic narcissism from a crime family that operated the U.S. for the past four years. I am still markedly disturbed that almost 1/2 of the country voted for that sack of shit masquerading as a human, but hopefully once the stench is removed from the people’s house we can all move forward, find common ground, and operate in the best version of a democratic society. So, to those who voted for Biden – Thank You. For those Republicans who repudiated the former president’s message of hate and lawlessness a big Thank You is also in order.

Given how close the race was in a number of states, it is important to note the importance of every single vote. Every vote counted is a vote for democracy. When every vote is tallied, I am confident that the margins in battleground states will be larger for Biden. This election was a mandate for a different type of presidency. The country is still clearly divided on policy but with a stable individual as president I am hopeful bi-partisanship will be the form of governance. That is, with a unity message from President-Elect Biden, we can now, together, begin to truly confront the issues that are out-of-control in America, namely, the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic bias and racism in our government and society as a whole, and the unemployment crisis affecting our nation as a consequence of COVID-19 and a republican senate that truly did not give a shit about people. Hopefully cooperation is the order of the day as that is what it is going to take to end each of these inter-related emergent threats that easily could return us to chaos.

This episode of Tales From The Drop Box is a brief soundtrack to a new era filled with hope for a better tomorrow, starting today.

Here is what you will find in Episode 184 (2020-32):

  1. Juana Molina – “Bicho auto” (ANRMAL – Live in Mexico)
  2. Girlfriends – “California” (Girlfriends)
  3. Supercrush – “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (SODO Pop)
  4. Love Fame Tragedy – “You Take The Fun Out Of Everything” (Wherever I Go, I Want to Leave)
  5. Moron’s Morons – “Sidewalk Services” (Looking For Danger)
  6. GWAR – “Death Pod” (Scumdogs Of The Universe)
  7. Cloud Nothings – “A Weird Interaction” (The Black Hole Understands)
  8. Adolescents – “Fast, Fucked & Furious” (Russian Spider Dump)
  9. The Primitives – “Been Hiding (The Aislers Set)” (Be Gay! Do Crime!)
  10. Rational Anthem – “Summer Nights” (Isolation Songs Vol. 1)
  11. Sault – “Don’t Shoot Guns Down” (Untitled (Black Is))
  12. Private World – “Charm” (Aleph)
  13. Naked Giants – “Unpeeled” (The Shadow)
  14. The Vibrators – “Shiver” (French Lessons With Correction! (2020 Remaster)
  15. Peach Kelli Pop – “Stupid Girl” (Lucky Star EP)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 184 (2020-32)

¿Es la luz de una vela? ¿Es la luz de un farol? ¿Es la azul luz de la luna? … California looks good on ya but it made a mess of me all my friends are doing drugs to drown out their anxiety

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 183 (2020-31) The Vote Trump Out Episode (We Still Have An Out Of Control Pandemic And It Is Getting F_ing Worse)

It is the day before the U.S. national election and these notes are short for a reason. They are designed to implore you to get out and vote to end the suffering of millions of Americans caused by a corrupt lying monster that is our current president. End the chaos, the suffering, the corruption, the lunacy and cult of personality. End the ridiculous abject failure of a COVID-19 non response. Vote the Republican bootlickers out as well. We need a fresh start to our democracy where there is less divisiveness, where Black Lives do matter, where issues that impact our citizens are taken seriously by our leaders, where society exists that balance individual freedoms against the objectives of a free society. Where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, where synchronicity exists. When it is not about the I or them but about the we – we the people of the United States of America. If I can’t change your mind then no one will. This election is solely about the will of a country’s citizens to unseat a corrupt demagogue. Make voting your priority.

But I digress. Get out and vote. In this election your vote truly does count. So, listen to this podcast while you wait in line to preserve what is left of our democracy.

Here is what you will find in Tales From The Drop Box Episode 183 (2020-31):

  1. Madeline Finn – “Trial By Fire” (Trial By Fire)
  2. Sophia – “Undone. Again” (Holding On/Letting Go)
  3. Dogleg – “Prom Hell” (Melee)
  4. The Happy Fits – “Moving” (What Could Be Better)
  5. The Cherry Pickles – “Mopkins” (The Juice That’s Worth The Squeeze)
  6. Nothing But Thieves – “Unperson” (Moral Panic)
  7. Dear Youth – “Cold Mines” (Heirloom)
  8. Doctor Fruit – “Kids Dream” (Tales Of A Fallen World)
  9. Grae – “2725” (Permanent Maniac)
  10. Low Cut Connie – “Now You Know” (Private Lives)
  11. The Death of Robert – “The Last Dance” (Casablanca)
  12. Elder Brother – “Halloween” (I Won’t Fade on You)
  13. Fuzz – “Returning” (III)
  14. The Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You”
  15. Mystery Guest – “Moon, Moon” (Octagon City)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 183 (2020-31)

Sick, silent and staved the bodies they burn, they burn to the grave I’m a silent kill, you’re an emblem to engrave I’m a mind with nothing saved . . .You got a great car yeah, what’s wrong with it today? I used to have one too . . .

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 182 (2020-30) The Pandemic/BLM/Vote Trump Out/ Episodes

We are still in a pandemic. America should have it under control by now. We should, as a nation, have a plan. Public safety is not a violation of your individual rights. Public safety keeps us all safe. While you certainly do have an individual right to be an idiot, your individual rights do not exceed mine. I have a right to be safe. So, as you consider the next 4 years, think about those you love, those who have died needlessly from an abject lack of competence and leadership, and do the right thing for all of us – vote for someone who is not an idiot. Vote out the idiots enablers. Stop watching Fox News. Wear a mask and keep your distance, eh? It’s simple.

As for the tunes, you know that Tales From the Drop Box has got you more than covered. So rather than belabor the obvious i.e. turn up the volume as this one is bit of an uptempo affair and have a blast, here is this week’s episode …

Here is what you will find in Tales From The Drop Box Episode 182:

  1. Girl Friday – “Earthquake” (Androgynous Mary)
  2. Disheveled Cuss – “Wanna Be My Friend” (Disheveled Cuss)
  3. The Blinders – “From Nothing To Abundance” (Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath)
  4. Mando Diao – “All The People” (All The People EP)
  5. The Howl & The Hum – “Love You Like A Gun” (Human Contact)
  6. The Sonic Dawn – “Loose Ends” (Enter The Mirage)
  7. Slotface – “Murder On The Dancefloor” (The Slumber Tapes)
  8. The Dirty Truckers – “Arms Length” (Second Dose)
  9. Devon Kay & The Solutions – “In A Prairie State” (Limited Joy)
  10. We Versus The Shark – No Negative Space Rules Forever” (Goodbye Guitar)
  11. The Bouncing Souls – “Highway Kings” (Highway Kings)
  12. Emily & The Blackouts – “Domino” (Emily & The Blackouts)
  13. Takers & Users – “The Town That Committed Suicide” (Tales Of This Town)
  14. The Clash – “White Riot” (The Clash)
  15. Current Affairs – “Draw The line” (Object & Subject)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 182 (2020-30)

Oh, I love you like a gun loves the bullet right before it’s gone . . .Sitting here drinking again…Thinking back on how simple it used to be. Can it ever be that way again?

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 181 (2020-29) The Pandemic/BLM/Vote Trump Out/ Episodes

If you have been reading these notes for the last couple of episodes of Tales From The Drop Box while listening (or even before listening!!!) to the podcast for the music, then you likely know how I actually feel and think about the two candidates for President of the United States. You are also aware that if Satan was running as a candidate against Trump, that I’d take a hard look at Satan. So, rather than continue to pile on that discourse, as most Americans have long ago made up their mind on whom they are going to cast their ballot (don’t get me started on the whole electors fiction) in this most important of elections, I can only say, once again, vote. If you have already cast your ballot, then thank you. If your ballot was cast for anyone other than Trump, then hopefully democracy will get a chance to say thank you after November 3.

As a reward for participating in the democratic process, I’ve expanded the show this week. Tales From the Drop Box Episode 181 is 5 songs longer but not lighter on quality! This episode has a pop feel to it, and I’ve included some artists who you may actually have heard of in this week’s episode. A surprise entry is Nick Lowe who has an amazing new track with Los Straitjackets, as well as some new goodies from Toronto’s Metz, Painted Doll, Don’t Kill The Octopus, the Arkells, Tropical Fuck Storm – you know the usual mix of music you need to hear.

So, kick back, put the headphones on tight, close your eyes and PLAY LOUD. The rocket ship is leaving now…

Here is what you will find in Episode 181:

  1. Sweeping Promises – “Hunger For A Way out” (Hunger For A Way Out)
  2. Night Birds – “Oblivious” (Fresh Kills Vol. II)
  3. Hangtime – “My Only One” (Destroy!)
  4. Metz – “The Mirror” (Atlas Vending)
  5. Rational Anthem – “Unimaginary Girlfriend” (It’s Only Permanent)
  6. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – “Crying Inside” (Walkabout)
  7. Arkells – “My Heart’s Always Yours (Acoustic) (Campfire Chords)
  8. Bee Bee Sea – “Drag Me Down” (Day Ripper)
  9. The Go Set – “A Letter To My Government” (Of Bright Futures EP)
  10. Billy Nomates – “Modern Hart” (Billy Nomates)
  11. Don’t Kill The Octopus – “Accident” (Stick Together)
  12. Painted Doll – “On The Ropes” (How To Draw Fire)
  13. Idle Hands – “A Single Solemn Rose” (Mana)
  14. The La’s – “There She Goes” (The La’s)
  15. Gladie – “Thank You Card” (Thank You Card EP)
  16. The Jaded Hearts Club – “Long And Lonesome Road” (You’ve Always Been Here)
  17. Into It. Over It. – “Brushstrokes” (Figure)
  18. Tropical Fuck Storm – “Legal Ghost” (Legal Ghost 7′)
  19. The Primitives – “Crash” (Lovely)
  20. Liar, Flower – “My Brain Is Lit Like An Airport” (Geiger Counter)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 181 (2020-29)

I heard you singing in the shower the alarm went off again and now you’re putting on your makeup I’m still laying in the bed . . . Here you go way too fast don’t slow down, you gonna crash you should watch, watch your step don’t lookout, gonna break your neck . . .

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 180 (2020-28) The Pandemic/BLM/Vote Trump Out/ Episodes

Many of you, from around our great nation, will have received your ballots by mail. So, fill them out and vote. In past elections the choice came down to perceived differences in policy. That is, reasonable minds could differ on the policy objectives of a particular party that would dictate a common objective – to build a more perfect union. The sole objective in our democracy is to “form a more perfect union” as that goal is embodied in the preamble to the Constitution:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Our Union supposed to get better over time, not worse. When the president ignores the Constitution and destroys the fundamental underpinnings of it’s validity at every turn we all lose our freedom. These past 4 years are demonstrably worse for America by all measures – economy, health, racial injustice and inequality, individual rights, the general welfare of all citizens, voting etc. All of these failings are the symptoms of a failing democracy. These symptoms are caused by the personal failure of Trump to be a President for all people. The disease is Trumpism. Notably, the current occupant of the office of the President is a corrupt pathological liar incapable of executing the office of the President or carrying out the duties of the office i.e upholding the oath every president, upon assumption of the office, swears:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

If the past 4 years portends the next 4 years then America is truly lost if Trump is re-elected. So, regardless of your view of the perceived deficits of Biden, vote as if your life depends upon it, because it probably does.

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 180 is filled with a ton of new releases this week from Drop Box faves King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Frankie & The Witch Fingers, as well as exciting new music from Mercy Music and The Medicine Dolls with a couple of oldies mixed in from Ty Segal & Mikal Cronin and Alternative TV. How could you go wrong?

Here is what you’ll find in Tales From the Drop Box Episode 180 (2020-28):

  1. Death Valley Girls – “Breakthrough” (Breakthrough b/w Rock n’ Roll/EGA 7”)
  2. Elm Tree Circle – “I Get It” (No Fomo)
  3. Mercy Music – “Living With A Ghost” (Nothing In The Dark)
  4. All Souls – “Sentimental Rehash” (Songs From The End Of The World)
  5. Frankie & The Witch Fingers – “Where’s Your Reality?” (Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters)
  6. Acceptance – “Wildfires” (Wild, Free)
  7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Let It Bleed (Demo)” (Demos Vol. 1 & Vol. 2)
  8. Bob – “Telepathy” (You Can Stop That For A Start)
  9. The Medicine Dolls – “She Tastes Like Cocaine” (Filth and Wisdom)
  10. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – “Pop Song” (Pop Song 7″)
  11. Faded Paper Figures – “She’s Walking Out” (Kairos)
  12. The Cheats – “Take No Prisoners” (Cussin’, Crying n’ Carrying On)
  13. Lost In Society – “All Is Fair” (Love and War EP)
  14. Alternative TV – “Action Time Vision” (Action Time Vision)
  15. Anna Graceman – “Night Follows” (The Way The Night Behaves)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 180 (2020-28)

10, 000 Maniacs miscellaneous old mister time he looked funny the children called him the scarecrow . . . I want to see my love bird want to see my love bird again . . .

KFR