Tales From The Drop Box Episode 153 (2020-01) The Pandemic Episodes

I honestly didn’t think that it would take a real pandemic for me to restart production of these broadcasts albeit from an underground bunker where I am now holed up. But it did and I did. I am back for now and bringing you the usual oddball assortment covering all the good musical genres. That last statement confirms that I am acknowledging that there exists a few genre of music that are just un-freakin-listenable.  This episode follows my traditional rules for musical selection: If it’s catchy – I’m playing it. If it’s not catchy – I’m not. See simplicity is good during a pandemic. “Wear a mask,” wash your hands”, “stay the F away from me” are also other fine examples of the guidance we need to hear now in order to survive. And I assure you that you will survive the Covid-19 pandemic – if you keep downloading and listening to Tales From the Drop Box. The music in this edition would have been the tracks comprising the next episode I would have released in 2019. I know its way late but the music is still excellent! We’ll start fresh next episode, okay?

A note for those of you who are actually surprised to find another episode hitting your notifications. I tried several times to release a new podcast to tide you over since my last one in July of last year. It obviously didn’t happen. I am committed to the release of a couple more of these for now because you shouldn’t make critical decisions amidst a pandemic. Really. short term thinking is better. However, we need to look forward as well, because to look in the near view mirror makes me a little angry. All this needless and avoidable death. I could go on but I won’t. This podcast is for you to escape your reality. It should make you happy. It makes me happy. I believe we need to be happy, now.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 153:

  1. Abjects – “Sad Song” (Never Give Up)
  2. Muncie Girls – “Car Crash” (Sleepless)
  3. Mobina Galore – “Back To The Beginning” (Don’t Worry)
  4. Jaded Truth – “Social Viro” (Rx)
  5. Have Mercy – Heartbeat (The Love Life)
  6. Lazy Susans – “R U Ok” (Now That the Party’s Over)
  7. Flash Forward – “Dancing In The Dark” (Golden Rust)
  8. Circa Waves – “Movies” (What’s It Like Over There?)
  9. Blisses B – “Six Plus One” (Tell Your Friends You Love Them And Why)
  10. Found Items – “Still The Same” (All Bets Are Off)
  11. The Bronx – “Into The Black” (Dead Tracks, Vol. 1)
  12. The Briefs – ‘She’s The Rat”(Platinum Rats)
  13. Satan Takes a Holiday – “I Believe What I See (If I See In My Feed)” (A New Sensation)
  14. Viagra Boys – “Shrimp Shack” (Street Worms)
  15. Material Issue – “Satellite (Demo)” (Issues Vol. 3)
  16. Gloo – “I’m Not Gonna Change” (Stop and Stare)

I’ll kick liquor and cigarettes if it’ll help you remember me like the way that I used to be . . . I put a towel in a bag with formaldehyde I put that shit up to my mouth and get really high

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 141 (2019-08)

Down but not out, I survived the great toxic cold of 2019. 12 days of coughing, hacking, wheezing, with congestion causing my ears to leak. Less miserable now.  Tales From The Drop Box Episode 141 is back just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! The only theme today is to have fun… It is St. Patrick’s day after all! You’re going to find this episode a little more energetic with less pop action more rock action. This Episode features some amazing new tunes from Abjects, Reconciler, White Boy Wasted, and, of course, new Millencolin and the latest and greatest from Masked Intruder. What else could you want? So, turn it up loud and melt your face!

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #141:

  1. Abjects – “Never Give Up” (Never Give UP)
  2. The Cavemen – “Baby, I’d Do It For You” (Lowlife EP)
  3. Deep State – “Time Unriveled” (The Path To Fast Oblivion)
  4. Reconciler – “Take It Away” (Set Us Free)
  5. Burning at Both Ends – “Take It Back” (Hail Apathy)
  6. Twilight Creeps – “Black Heart” (Along Came A Spider)
  7. White Boy Wasted – “Shit Out Of Luck” (The Dirty South Special)
  8. Millencolin – “Nothing” (SOS)
  9. Dead American – “Grown So Cold” (The Shape Of Punk Is Dumb)
  10. Masked Intruder – “No Case” (III)
  11. Dance Gavin Dance – “Semi-Charmed Life” (VA – Songs That Saved My life)
  12. Better Off – “Head Down” (Reap What You Sow)
  13. Jane Church – “New England” (Calimocho Molotov!)
  14. The Lambrettas – “Poison Ivy” (Beat Boys In The Jet Age)
  15. Potty Mouth – “Liar” (SNAFU)
You’re telling everybody I’m the one but you ain’t got shit, don’t front I sit and listen to the words you say we both know you ain’t got my DNA . . . There’s a king upon the throne
he’s the king there all alone he seems troubled and real sad just when thought that he was glad

 

KFR