Tales From The Drop Box Episode 147 (2019-14)

So, I have a midweek episode for you! Tales From The Drop Box Episode 147 mixes up some pure pop in the form of a new track from Bad Bad Hats against some pure psychedelic garage from Ty Segall and this is juxtaposed against the pure post-pink/punk rock of the Viagra Boys. It’s a good ride, and for a Wednesday should make the drive time home a much more pleasant experience. So, while you are parked in traffic, roll down your window, turn up the stereo, and share this latest episode with your neighbors!

As you already know and  it bears repeating, if the music truly mattered then radio stations would actually play good music.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 147:

  1. Ex Hex – “Radiate” (It’s Real)
  2. Public Theatre – “Ghosts” (Otherside)
  3. Buck Gooter – “Peace Siren” (Finer Thorns)
  4. Carré-Court – “Nothing” (Out Of The Bloom)
  5. Bad Bad Hats – “Wide Right” (Wide Right EP)
  6. Chelsea Deadbeat Combo – “Fucked Up And Wasted” (Perspectives)
  7. Perkele – “Winner” ( Leaders of Tomorrow)
  8. The Castor Troys – “We Are One” (Legends Never Die)
  9. Institute – “Cheap Time Morals” (Beat Session Vol. 6)
  10. Basement – “Be Here Now” (Be Here Now b/w Are You The One 7”)
  11. Fontaines D.C. – Too Real” (Dogrel)
  12. Ty Segall – “Squealer” (Deforming Lobes)
  13. Viagra Boys – “Down In The Basement” (Street Worms)
  14. 999 – “Damp With Tears” (Takeover)
  15. Witching Waves – “Disintegration” (Persistence)
Look back, close your starry eyes like you want to free fall from the crystal skies yeah, I know you don’t wanna dance alone . . . You say that you can’t communicate everything’s wrong, everything that you say she said “I can’t speak to you feels like you’re someone else for most of the time”
KFR

 

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 131 (2018-30)

I am slightly conflicted about the passing of former President George Bush (aka Bush I) this week and how he should be remembered. While I am clearly not in the group that is rushing to canonize the man for a well lived life, I am also not a harsh critic. Being President is a difficult job. It is also unfair to compare him to the current occupant of that office as this would raise Bush I to sainthood as the current holder is easily the low bar when held against almost any honest person. Bush I appears to have lived a much better life out of the public eye. Not infallible, but certainly not evil. I see him as a complex fully realized person who was blessed to possess the spark of humanity. So, as he is laid to rest this week, I prefer to think of the good and reflect on those elements of his life he lived in in public service. Perhaps, much like his own letter to Clinton left on the desk in the oval office for Clinton to read, at this point I’m simply rooting hard for him.

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 131 is unrelated to the transition from living to dead. It is just a joyful diverse creative exploration of some new music that I like and hope you will as well. After all, sharing is caring!

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #131:

  1. Bad Bad Hats – “Makes Me Nervous” (Lightning Round)
  2. Matthew Melton – “Neon Light” (Night Life)
  3. Saturday Night – “Fish In the Pond” (Saturday Night)
  4. Hugh Cornwell – “Pure Evel” (Monster)
  5. Drunk Mums – “Phantom Limb” (Urban Cowboy)
  6. Bauhaus – “Bite My Hip” (The Bela Session)
  7. The Marked Men – “She Won’t Know” (On The Other Side)
  8. Brandt – “Vice” (What!)
  9. Papaya Fuzz – “Funeral” (Funeral EP)
  10. The Meringues – “The Lottery” (The Meringues)
  11. The Gullibles – “Do You Like Heavy Metal?” (Do You Like Heavy Metal? EP)
  12. Mayday Parade – “Piece Of Your Heart” (Sunnyland)
  13. The Greeting Committee – “17” (This Is It)
  14. Hoodoo Gurus – “Come Anytime” (Magnum Cum Louder)
  15. Georgi Kay – “Guilty Pleasures” (Where I Go To Disappear)

What is it you want from me? There isn´t much I will not do. If it´s only company, you know, I might need that too. . . . Move my way, yeah, nice and slow find my foot, well it’s over kinda low…

KFR