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“Bourbon Street” by Jeff Tuohy

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You Go Down Smooth by Lake Street Dive

This bass line can take me home any day of the week. God, I love pop songs written on solid chord progressions instead of lousy hooks.

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Road Movie to Berlin

The A.V. Club put out an incredibly well put together sampling of They Might Be Giants songs on Tuesday. If you wanted to listen to all the songs it’d take about an hour, but that’s a lot shorter than the 30 years it took the band to write and publish them all. Pick #12, “Road Movie […]

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19

Wil Wheaton (and some of his guests) constantly references this song on Tabletop and Titansgrave. I assume he does in real life as well, but all I know is the internet. Anytime someone rolls a 19 with dice, he pronounces it ‘nine-nine-nine-nineteen.’ I figured it was time I actually listened to it. And now I’m sharing […]

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Infinite Bela

I’ve appreciated Matt’s “Infinite Jimmy” playlist on Spotify so much that I figured I should give back to the world in some way. I present to you, “Infinite Bela”: 24 hours and 20 minutes of Bela Fleck , the Flecktones, and other groups of wonderful musicians whom Bela calls friends. Enjoy!

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Fiddlin’ The Minors

In the last week, I’ve listened to this song at least 20 times.

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DCI Tour Premiere Simulcast

For the last few years my best friend and I started up the tradition of going to Drum Corps International World Championship Finals every August. Since DCI started doing these simulcasts at the beginning of the season, that seemed like a perfect addition to our year too. In fact, we so decided on this that […]

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Capable of Anything

Love Ben Folds, and this new song is seriously the direction I wish all pop music would go in. Before now I’d never heard of yMusic, but I plan to seek them out. 🙂 Listen to “Capable of Anything” by Ben Folds and yMusic | NPR’s All Songs Considered

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Saturday Tunes

(Edit: Today is Saturday, not Sunday.) Making waffles this morning, I decided to catch up on some podcasts. Among them was yesterday’s Planet Money episode, This Ad’s For You. The episode features Tom Burrell, the first black man in Chicago advertising. It’s a great story and if you should listen to it. The stories and background music of […]

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Rotate Your Owl