The 11th Hour, Episode #27: The Ballad of Jimmy & Johnny

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 (StitcherAppleSpotify, etc) – and, of course, always on Foxy Digitalis.

Episode #27: The Ballad of Jimmy & Johnny

This week the guys take a look at The Ballad of Jimmy & John…waitaminute…what the heck is this song even about? Is it a doo-wop teenage tragedy song? Maybe it’s about misunderstandings between an unlikely friendship? WAIT WHAT HAPPEN THAT NIGHT!? So anyways let’s talk about accountability and “cancel culture”, and thus we formulate “Rose’s Hierarchy of Nuance in the Face of Facism”.

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.

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