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

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 149 (2019-16)

I think I’m getting the hang of this. Tales From The Drop Box 149 contains the perfect song mix. Not really. I am playing a bunch of songs that I think you’ll like and perhaps if enough of you spread the word, then these songs will find a new life – long after I am gone. It is truly unfortunate that so few people will actually discover the genius in these artists, many who will call it a day before their genius is discovered. Not all of the tracks in this show are genius…that is not the point. Rather, I’m playing some songs I believe in, for any number of reasons. None are perfect (except perhaps the Otoboke Beaver track). Perfection is not the standard for rock n roll. Give these tracks a chance, buy an album, spin the record, and be transported.

As always, crank this mother up. Music is for feeling, not just listening.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 149:

  1. Your’s Truly – “Circles” (Afterglow EP)
  2. Mozes & The Firstborn – “Sad Supermarket Song” (Dadcore)
  3. Ratboy – “Don’t Hesitate” (Internationally Unknown)
  4. The Grip Weeds – “Casual Observer (To A Crime)” (Trip Around The Sun)
  5. Sidekicks – “Weed Tent” (Happiness Hours)
  6. Wolfhounds – “Happy Shopper” (Hands In The Till: The Complete John Peel Sessions)
  7. Fight Back Mountain – “Nothing Is Okay” (Times Beach)
  8. The Short Fuses – “You Ain’t Shit” (Dawn Of The Deaf)
  9. The Briefs – “She’s A Rat” (Platinum Rats)
  10. Morning Harvey – “Lights Camera Gina” (With The Pinstripes)
  11. Burn Burn Burn! – “Gold Chains and Party Shirts” (Chosen Family)
  12. Valleyheart – “Heaven & Hell” (Everyone I’ve Ever Loved)
  13. Steve Adamyk Band – “The Letter” (Paradise)
  14. Stiff Little Fingers – “Each Dollar A Bullet” (Flags & Emblems)
  15. Otoboke Beaver – “I’m Tired Of Your Repeating Story” (Itekoma Hits)

Each dollar a bullet each victim someone’s son and Americans kill Irishmen
as surely as if they fired the gun . . . .I cannot help but feel a tremor
when I buy oatmeal at the store because the radio is jammin’ . . .

KFR