A bit of a throwback episode this week. As the number of days under pandemic increase, so does the length of the list of tracks that are – drop box worthy! America is struggling in getting the Sars-Cov-2 virus under control, and it doesn’t look like there is going to be any coordinated national response until there is new leadership in the White House. Not unsurprising, the President continues to spread lies, misinformation, and misdirection to attempt to deflect from a horrific and catastrophic loss of American lives (154,449 acknowledged deaths as of this date) and from his own failures. (See John Hopkins Coronavirus Center.) As a lesson for our future, should we have one and if American’s are still voting for elected offices, don’t elect morally corrupt lying sacks of crap who are willing to kill you for their own gain. There is hope and it is 93 days away.
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 170 is a musical smack down of diversity, with a new Osees track, a track from the former dBs vocalists Chris Stamey & Peter Holsapple, new Soul Asylum, and X. There is some new-old music from earlier in the year and late last year before the world shut down in response to the pandemic. I’ve thrown in a couple of live tracks in the hope that live shows will someday return. We will survive the pandemic and when we get to the other side, the lessons we are learning each and every day will help form a new world order, hopefully one that is safer, kinder, and forward thinking. This podcast is merely your soundtrack to the light at the end of the tunnel.
Here is what you will find in Episode 170:
- Violet Soda – “Don’t Like This Song” (Violet Soda)
- Arson Daily – “Bring It All Back Home” (Late Reflections)
- Osees – “Blood On Your Boots” (Be Gay, Do Crime!)
- Surf Rock Is Dead – “Diabolik” (Existential Playboy)
- The Academic – “I Feel It Too (Live at the Iveagh Gardens April 24, 2020)” (Live at the Iveagh Gardens)
- The Bar Stool Preachers – “When This World Ends” (Soundtrack To Your Apocalypse)
- Chastity – “Flames (Live At The Whitby Courthouse Theater)” (Home Made Satan: Live Addition)
- Standup Stacy – “Mirrors” (The Magnificent You)
- Aviva – “GRRRLs” (Volume 1)
- X – “Alphabetland” (Alphabetland)
- The Movement – “Revolt” (Future Freedom Time)
- Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey – “Black and White” (Our Back Pages)
- Soul Asylum – “Hopped Up Feelin’ (Hurry Up and Wait)
- Plain White T’s – “Big Bad World” (Big Bad World)
- Riverby – “Smart Mouth” (Smart Mouth)
It’s a big bad world we’re doing what we can sometimes we fall on our face before we even learn to stand . . . I, I never would hurt you but even if I did you you never would tell me . . life is simple, life is plain fuck the future, stay the same lust for lashes your country’s in ashes.