It is the day before the U.S. national election and these notes are short for a reason. They are designed to implore you to get out and vote to end the suffering of millions of Americans caused by a corrupt lying monster that is our current president. End the chaos, the suffering, the corruption, the lunacy and cult of personality. End the ridiculous abject failure of a COVID-19 non response. Vote the Republican bootlickers out as well. We need a fresh start to our democracy where there is less divisiveness, where Black Lives do matter, where issues that impact our citizens are taken seriously by our leaders, where society exists that balance individual freedoms against the objectives of a free society. Where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, where synchronicity exists. When it is not about the I or them but about the we – we the people of the United States of America. If I can’t change your mind then no one will. This election is solely about the will of a country’s citizens to unseat a corrupt demagogue. Make voting your priority.
But I digress. Get out and vote. In this election your vote truly does count. So, listen to this podcast while you wait in line to preserve what is left of our democracy.
Here is what you will find in Tales From The Drop Box Episode 183 (2020-31):
Madeline Finn – “Trial By Fire” (Trial By Fire)
Sophia – “Undone. Again” (Holding On/Letting Go)
Dogleg – “Prom Hell” (Melee)
The Happy Fits – “Moving” (What Could Be Better)
The Cherry Pickles – “Mopkins” (The Juice That’s Worth The Squeeze)
Nothing But Thieves – “Unperson” (Moral Panic)
Dear Youth – “Cold Mines” (Heirloom)
Doctor Fruit – “Kids Dream” (Tales Of A Fallen World)
Grae – “2725” (Permanent Maniac)
Low Cut Connie – “Now You Know” (Private Lives)
The Death of Robert – “The Last Dance” (Casablanca)
Elder Brother – “Halloween” (I Won’t Fade on You)
Fuzz – “Returning” (III)
The Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You”
Mystery Guest – “Moon, Moon” (Octagon City)
Sick, silent and staved the bodies they burn, they burn to the grave I’m a silent kill, you’re an emblem to engrave I’m a mind with nothing saved . . .You got a great car yeah, what’s wrong with it today? I used to have one too . . .
Dropping in with another episode of Tales from the Drop Box. This episode celebrates a few more established artists from the long past in some cases. However, I found it very difficult to not be excited by the inclusion of musicians I grew up listening to as a youngster. A couple of these artists had not released tracks for a long while (decades!) but are back with new records that are vital, intelligent and honest. While Tales From The Drop BoxEpisode 140 shares new tracks from The Specials, and The Beat feat. Ranking Roger, The Dandy Warhols, and the Lemonheads this episode also features several brand spanking new artists who are making some well-deserved hipster noise including Queen Zee, Fontaines D.C. and International Teachers of Pop. So, tune in, turn up and tell your friends that there is still very interesting new music being released that is beyond the clutches of insipid commercial radio. I note also that the irrelevant movie award are on this evening – don’t waste your time – instead listen to this!
Here is what you’ll find in Episode #140:
International Teachers of Pop – “The Ballard of Remedy Nilsson” ( International Teachers of Pop)
Fontaines D.C. – “Too Real” (Dogrel)
AM Taxi – “Movie About Your Life” (Shiver By Me)
The Beat feat. Ranking Roger – “Maniac” (Public Confidential)
The Dandy Warhols – “Terraform” (Why You So Crazy?)
Bring Me The Horizon – “Mantra” (Amo)
Ian Brown – “Black Roses” (Ripples)
Crocodiles – “Heart like A Gun” (Love Is Here)
Dangerface – “Let It Burn” (Get loud)
The Lemonheads – “Things” (Varshons 2)
Queen Zee – “Loner” (Queen Zee)
Small Talks – “Nicotine & Tangerines” (A Conversation Between Us)
Yak – “White Male Carnivore” (Pursuit of Momentary Happiness)
The Cure – “Fire In Cairo (Demo)” (Three Imaginary Boys)
The Specials – “10 Commandments” (Encore)
Slowly fading blue the eastern hollows catch the dying sun night-time follows silence and black mirror pool mirrors … in matters of my own conduct you may call me a feminazi or a femoid and then see if I give a stinking shit pseudo-intellectuals on the internet hey tell me I’m unhappy because I’m not feminine.