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

Just For Fun Concerts EP 2018-11 (Episode 112)

I know this may come as a surprise to some of you…Tales From The Drop Box Episode 112 is finally here. I took a break. Okay, it was a little longer than planned. But I’m back. If you missed me, then I know this show fills a gap in your playlist and in your heart. If you didn’t miss me…well… that makes me sad. You should want new music. I read an article the other day that people stop looking for new music when the reach, on average , 28 years old! Can you freaking believe it! This show aims to stop musical paralysis. So, if you are stuck in a music rut, break out. Fight for your right to be free of commercial radio which turns your appreciation into mush. Do you really give a rats ass about the following list of the top selling songs in the United States this week:

  1. Drake – In My Feelings
  2. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
  3. Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B – Girls Like You
  4. Drake – Nice For What
  5. Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
  6. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
  7. Post Malone – Better Now
  8. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
  9. Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
  10. Drake – God’s Plan

WTF? People are actually spending real money on this crap? America is lost (but you knew that – see Donald J. Trump as Exhibit 1). I am fighting for the musical soul of the world as we are under attack by lying weasels who will try to convince us that this crap is good! By analogy, it is kind of like global warming and climate change – we all know that these climactic events are factual, present, and the science supports the factual foundation for climate change (what would NASA know) but there is always some ass hat (Go ahead – click the link you know you want to) trying to falsely claim the opposite. You know …it’s like weather….. Pop music is the same. There are numerous sycophants claiming the above radio friendly music is the best of the century because the money train evolves around the unbelievable excesses of truly mindless individuals producing disposable mindless crap. See again the above list as an exemplar. What is surprising is the true boot-licking by magazines such as Rolling Stone that try to stay relevant by pandering to this garbage. See this amazing list of pay to suck up listing “Crazy in Love,” Beyonce feat. Jay-Z as its No. 1 of the Top 100 Songs of the Century So Far. This magazine must die. Rolling Stone has sold out both its soul and its credibility. Don’t you worry Pitchfork – I noticed today that you also are going to devote entire sections to this stuff. I know it sells. That is so not the point.

Unbelievable. Fight for truth.

So, here is to starting a revolution both musically and politically – shake your ass and your mind will follow. Throw off the chains of musical paralysis, stop listening to radio, think for yourself. Choose life. Choose new music. Party your ass off…. (and don’t forget to check out the Pagan track as it will change your life!)

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #112:

  1. Boytoy – “Mary Anne” (Night Leaf)
  2. Johnnie Guilbert – “Afraid” (I Could Sleep Here, I Could Die Here)
  3. The Third Sound – “Nine Miles Below” (All Tomorrow’s Shadows)
  4. Iceage – “Hurrah” (Beyondless)
  5. King Blank – “Killer In The Rain” (The Real Dirt plus Singles A + B Sides)
  6. Little Junior – “Accolades” (Hi)
  7. Mom Jeans – “Glamorous” (Puppy Love)
  8. Parquet Courts – “Almost Had To Start A Fight/ In And Out Of Patience” (Wide Awake!)
  9. Dance Gavin Dance – “Story of my Bros” (Artificial Selection)
  10. State Champs – “Safe Haven” (Living Proof)
  11. Pagan – “Imitate Me” (Black Wash)
  12. Bodega – “How Did This Happen?” (Endless Scroll)
  13. Flasher – “Pressure” (Constant Image)
  14. Jay Reatard – “All Over Again” (Singles 06-07)
  15. Bad Waitress – “Let’s Get Fucked Up” (Party Bangers Vol. 1 EP)

It’s new world now don’t discriminate everyone is equally a master and a slave . . . It’s not as glamorous as you thought it’d be it’s not as easy as everyone made it seem . . .

KFR