Tales From The Drop Box Episode 160 (2020-08) The Pandemic Episodes

We are going to get to the music, but as tomorrow is Memorial Day in the United States, I have a few thoughts. As we observe Memorial Day amidst a pandemic that has killed, as I write these words, 100,000 Americans (THIS IS A REALLY BIG NUMBER) , I am reminded of the powerful words of General John Logan about the importance of this day and what it means as we honor the lives of those who sacrificed for a “free and undivided Republic”:

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or the coming generations, that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided Republic. If other eyes grow dull, and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remains to us.” (General John Logan, General Order No. 11, May 5, 1868.)

As we are confronted with a new enemy the ravishes of which seeks to destroy all of mankind, perhaps on this day, as we remember our fallen heroes, we should, with sacred vigilance, we should also remember that we are all Americans and that we have a duty to not let the sacrifice of our heroes be wasted on trifles. It is not a day for golf. It is a day to again pick up arms and do what is necessary to protect what so many died for – died so that we all could be free.

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 160 is another terrific episode of new music with its usual genre jumping mix. Here is what you’ll find in Episode 160:

  1. Kidbug – “Lovesick” (Kidbug)
  2. Chemtrails – “Rats” (The Peculiar Smell Of The Inevitable)
  3. Western Addiction – “Frail Bray” (Frail Bay)
  4. Painkillers – “Invisible” (Storytellers)
  5. Emery – “Now What” (White Line Fever)
  6. Gerry Cinnamon – “Head In The Clouds” (The Bonny)
  7. Wyldlife – “Crime Of The Scene” (Year Of The Snake)
  8. Damn The Witch Siren – “Ghost In A Sheet” (White Magic)
  9. Fake Names – “Lost Cause” (Fake Names)
  10. Sky Valley Mistress – “You Got Nothin‘ (Faithless Rituals)
  11. I’m Glad It’s You – “Big Sound” (Every Sun, Every Moon)
  12. Call Me Malcolm – “What You Burn” (Me, Myself And Something Else)
  13. 1000mods – “Warped” (Youth Of Dissent)
  14. Angelic Upstarts – “I’m An Upstart” (Teenage Warning)
  15. Maita – “Can’t Blame A Kid” (Best Wishes)

We don’t need to be clever to learn your lies  we only have to listen, open up our eyes try to be honest, get kicked in the face . . . Believe and build your bonny gonna never know unless you try one life is a short time and no one knows where you go when you die . . .

KFR

 

Just For Fun Concerts EP 2018-08 (Episode 109)

It seems to me at least that there are an awful lot of Australian rock bands that are so freakin’ good. I am not sure exactly when Australia’s full on takeover of rock and roll took place, but it is clear that the United States is seriously lacking in good time party rockin’ garage smokin’ freaky psychedelic leanin’ indie poppin’ bands. Whew…as you can perhaps tell from that introduction that I firmly believe there is some heat emanating from Aussie land. I am simply blown away by how consistently good the stuff coming out of Australia sounds. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 109 is going to bring you several of these lesser known but vitally important bands from that territory. Don’t worry that this is going to change the overall feel of the episode. It won’t. Still a mix of the best new(ish) stuff that I’ve been listening too and think you should as well.

On another note, the idiot in the Whitehouse is wasting taxpayers money, again, by sending troops to guard the Mexican border. When will it all just stop? It’s madness and it’s become the new normal.

So, sit back, play loud, and let it all swing…

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #109:

  1. Fresh – “Get Bent” (Fresh)
  2. Painted Doll – “Hidden Hand” (Painted Doll)
  3. Acid Dad – “Mistress” (Acid Dad)
  4. Funeral Shakes – “Lovebirds” (Funeral Shakes)
  5. The New Trust – “Heartbreaker” (Upset The Tides)
  6. Chemtrails – “A Beautiful Cog In The Monolithic Death Machine” (Calf Of The Sacred Cow)
  7. Templeton Pek – “Black Hearts” (Watching The World Come Undone)
  8. Deafcult – ““Summertime” (Auras)
  9. The Playbook – “Locked Away” (All I Am Is What You Left Behind)
  10. The Noise Figures – “Telepath” (Telepath)
  11. Hard Girl – “Running” (Floating Now)
  12. Lemon Clocks – “Do You Feel Alright?” (Songs From Another Time)
  13. Theo Lawrence & The Hearts – “Heaven To Me” (Homemade Lemonade)
  14. The Diodes – “Curiosity Girl” (Rarities)
  15. Julie & The Wrong Guys – “You Wanted What I Wanted” (Julie & The Wrong Guys)

And there are films I’ll never watch again I hear your laugh, inside it’s trapped I’ve locked away the better parts and thoughts of you . . . Oh, you lift me ‘bove the town then drag me underground and I wonder how yeah, on a lazy afternoon…

KFR