The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or Instagram and find The 11th Hour on your favorite streaming/podcast app (Stitcher, Apple, Spotify, etc) – and, of course, always on Foxy Digitalis.
Episode #17: Life Won’t Wait
Our second ever guest Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers, solo artist, playwright…etc) has us jump deep into uncertain territory with “Life Won’t Wait,” the title track from Rancid’s 1998 album. Many layers are peeled back: Were conspiracy theories and leftist music closer in the 90s? Is this track anti-semetic? Can you enjoy Buju Banton knowing what we know of his politics? Is this album actually Rancid’s masterpiece?
Brad Rose is the the principal writer and editor-in-chief of Foxy Digitalis, an online music magazine and has run various DIY record labels for the last 30 years. Sam Melancon runs Debacle Records, an experimental record label out of Seattle, WA.