Sanity returns to government. Honestly, the bar is really low for competence in government and perhaps it is time for people to think about the creatures that they elect to make important decisions about the future. Just a thought that perhaps we need to think about how we educate our citizens moving forward. The issue is not the elected creature but rather that there are a significant number of these morally bankrupt and evil scum bags being elected and continuing to be the loudest voices in a democracy. It is truly shameful that we are at a point in our history where the symptoms of the disease afflicting our democracy throw up right wing racists and extremists supporting fanciful conspiracy theories all in the name of good government. We have time, as a nation, to alter our path forward, but if we do not take aggressive steps to root out and repel the corrupt and evil and reject ideologies of hate then we are going to be back to the last 4 years soon enough. So, with those positive thoughts, what about the music?
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 190 is still a transitional affair in terms of starting a new music year but still containing some awesome tracks from 2020 which turned out to be a very good year despite the real world issues. So, as we continue into 2020, I suspect that there is much good music to come but let’s not throw away 2020 because the music from last year I think will resonate for a while.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 190 (2021-01)
Alaska Reid – “Warm” (Big Bunny EP)
Mary – “Growth” (Die Before Death)
Red Zebra – “Innocent People” (Songs & Stripes)
Miss Lava – “Red Atlantis” (Doom Machine)
The OBGMs – “Triggered” (The Ends)
Chubby And The Gang – “Blue Ain’t My Colour” (Speed Kills)
Soviet Blackout Frequency – “Scenes From A Murder” (The Port Hope Incident)
Oceanator – “A Crack In The World” (Things I Never Said)
Mourn – “Men” (Self-Worth)
Severin Bells – Boy Scout / Choirboy (A Brighter Side To The Unknown)
Blue October – “Oh My My” (This Is What I Live For)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – “Fangs” (Blossom)
The Reds, Pinks & Purples – “Sex Lies & Therapy” (You Might Be Happy Someday)
Gene – “Wasteland” (The Albums)
SPC Echo – “Just Stop” (November EP)
There’s a crack in the world and we’re all hanging on trying not to fall through the void . . You wear black hair, I have blue you look sadder than most girls do the way you walk around always watching the ground…
Wow! Tales From The Drop Box Episode 150! I am not sure how I arrived at this point, but I can guarantee you that I enjoyed the adventure. After 150 episodes of these podcasts, the sheer quality of new music being released never ceases to amaze and inspire me. It is truly sad that a number of these artists and bands will disappear because they didn’t fit the format of whatever the heck radio wants to play. However, the more than 150 hours of these shows is evidence of what radio misses. Further, Tales From The Drop Box has captured approximately 2000 different bands over the past 4 years. Among them are a disproportionately large number of artists (many of which will never have the radio spotlight pointed their way) deserving to be heard! Maybe future generations will discover these lost gems and pay those discoveries forward. A society is represented by its music and culture and Tales From The Drop Box has presented over the past 4 years this most under represented segment of musical culture.
As I move on beyond these first 150 episodes, I hope to continue to bring you more of the unfiltered, poignant, catchy as hell, unexposed genius that catches my fancy – and hopefully yours as well.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 150:
Drahla – “Gilded Cloud” (Useless Coordinates)
Winnetka Bowling League – “Sixteen” (Cloudy With A Chance of Sun EP)
The Wheel Workers – “Nothing To Say” (Post-Truth)
The Ramonas – “2016 F_ck This” (First World Problems)
Authority Zero – “A Blind Eye” (Persona Non Grata)
Priors – “Call For You” (Call For You EP)
The Guiding Wave – “Instrument” (To Dance Around Love EP)
Of Grace And Hatred – “Nourish The Curtain” (Toxic Vows)
Bad Religion – “End Of History” (Age Of Unreason)
Dead Bars – “I’m A Regular” (Regulars)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – “Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider” (End Of Suffering)
Danko Jones – “I’m In A Band” (A Rock Supreme)
Fury – “Inevitable Need To Reach Out” (Failed Entertainment)
Dead Kennedys – “Holiday In Cambodia (Live)” (DK40)
Empath – “Roses That Cry” (Active Listening: Night On Earth)
So, you’ve been to school for a year or two and you know you’ve seen it all in daddy’s car
thinking you’ll go far . . . Halcyon days are not a thing nostalgia is no excuse for stupidity
I don’t believe in golden ages or presidents that put kids in cages . . .