Tales From The Drop Box Episode 167 (2020-15) The Pandemic/BLM Episodes

Another week and the COVID-19 pandemic is out of control here in America. An abject failure of federal leadership is the cause of the uncoordinated patch work of responses and when combined with the large volume of inconsistent information, disinformation, and misinformation the result is that a large number of people are going to die needlessly. That is the true cost of a President who is wholly incompetent and callous.

So, where do we go from here? Good question. Hopefully, someone with the power to enact change will step up. As I’ve mentioned previously somewhere in these posts, I believe the start for change begins with us individually. The only person who can save us from the impending disaster, whatever the disaster, is ourselves. That is, the first step forward begins with us. So, as you think about the next couple of months, some of which are likely going to be spent at home as stay at home orders are reimposed, ask you may ask yourself how did I get here? And you may ask yourself how do I work this? And you may ask yourself Am I right? Am I wrong? And you may say yourself “My God! What have I done?”(And you may ask yourself isn’t that the Talking Heads “One in a Lifetime” playing in the background as I read this?). And that is the point – what are you asking yourself as you sit at home unable to go outside, unable to go to work, unable to feed your family, unable to eat in a restaurant, unable to be? You should be asking yourself what is the next step forward. That begins with you.

Register to vote and then vote. There must certainly be a better option to lead our country than the idiot who has raised the level of misery so high that having a misery index seems irrelevant. Each of us is responsible for our choices, but those choices impact other lives. Rather than bitch about the past, take action.

Here is what you will find in Episode 167 of Tales from the Drop Box:

  1. Whim – “Brick Walls & All Their Secrets” (Abuzz In The Abyss)
  2. Jehnny Beth – “Heroine” (To Love Is To Live)
  3. Bad Moves – “Cape Henlopen” (Untenable)
  4. Disheveled Cuss – “Nu Complication” (Oh My God)
  5. Jaded Truth – “Wide Asleep” (Rx)
  6. Rowland S. Howard – “I Burnt Your Clothes” (Teenage Snuff Film)
  7. The Real McKenzies – “Big Foot Steps” (Beer & Loathing)
  8. The Vacant Lots – “Into The Depths” (Interzone)
  9. C Silver – “Gentle Yellow” (In Clarity & Curses EP)
  10. Back Up Kid -” I’ve Got a Bad Habit of Looking Down Alleys and Thinking Too Much” (Goodness, Gracious)
  11. Badtalkers – “Better Run” (Sick Arms)
  12. Wire – “The Art of Persistence” (10:20)
  13. Unknown Era – “Meet Me (On The Dancefloor)” ( A State of Affairs)
  14. The Dukes Of Stratosphear – Vanishing Girl (2001 Mix) (Chips From The Chocolate Fireball)
  15. Delacey – “Actress” (Black Coffee)

The art of persistence, survival bred skills repairs for the final, test of the wills persistence, survival, test of the wills prepare for the final, perfect rival to kill … Someone’s knocking in the distance but I’m deaf and blind she’s not expected home this evening so I leave the world behind

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 153 (2020-01) The Pandemic Episodes

I honestly didn’t think that it would take a real pandemic for me to restart production of these broadcasts albeit from an underground bunker where I am now holed up. But it did and I did. I am back for now and bringing you the usual oddball assortment covering all the good musical genres. That last statement confirms that I am acknowledging that there exists a few genre of music that are just un-freakin-listenable.  This episode follows my traditional rules for musical selection: If it’s catchy – I’m playing it. If it’s not catchy – I’m not. See simplicity is good during a pandemic. “Wear a mask,” wash your hands”, “stay the F away from me” are also other fine examples of the guidance we need to hear now in order to survive. And I assure you that you will survive the Covid-19 pandemic – if you keep downloading and listening to Tales From the Drop Box. The music in this edition would have been the tracks comprising the next episode I would have released in 2019. I know its way late but the music is still excellent! We’ll start fresh next episode, okay?

A note for those of you who are actually surprised to find another episode hitting your notifications. I tried several times to release a new podcast to tide you over since my last one in July of last year. It obviously didn’t happen. I am committed to the release of a couple more of these for now because you shouldn’t make critical decisions amidst a pandemic. Really. short term thinking is better. However, we need to look forward as well, because to look in the near view mirror makes me a little angry. All this needless and avoidable death. I could go on but I won’t. This podcast is for you to escape your reality. It should make you happy. It makes me happy. I believe we need to be happy, now.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 153:

  1. Abjects – “Sad Song” (Never Give Up)
  2. Muncie Girls – “Car Crash” (Sleepless)
  3. Mobina Galore – “Back To The Beginning” (Don’t Worry)
  4. Jaded Truth – “Social Viro” (Rx)
  5. Have Mercy – Heartbeat (The Love Life)
  6. Lazy Susans – “R U Ok” (Now That the Party’s Over)
  7. Flash Forward – “Dancing In The Dark” (Golden Rust)
  8. Circa Waves – “Movies” (What’s It Like Over There?)
  9. Blisses B – “Six Plus One” (Tell Your Friends You Love Them And Why)
  10. Found Items – “Still The Same” (All Bets Are Off)
  11. The Bronx – “Into The Black” (Dead Tracks, Vol. 1)
  12. The Briefs – ‘She’s The Rat”(Platinum Rats)
  13. Satan Takes a Holiday – “I Believe What I See (If I See In My Feed)” (A New Sensation)
  14. Viagra Boys – “Shrimp Shack” (Street Worms)
  15. Material Issue – “Satellite (Demo)” (Issues Vol. 3)
  16. Gloo – “I’m Not Gonna Change” (Stop and Stare)

I’ll kick liquor and cigarettes if it’ll help you remember me like the way that I used to be . . . I put a towel in a bag with formaldehyde I put that shit up to my mouth and get really high

KFR