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Recommendations for May 20, 2012

Mix: “Eight and a Half’s mix of forward-thinking-future-beat instrumental hip hop” by Eight and a Half http://www.popmatters.com/pm/article/158637-with-spotify-and-its-ilk-theres-no-my-in-music-anymore/“> I grew up in a place where, until like 1996, there was literally no place in town that sold CDs— and the first place that did was a video rental place that had a selection of about 30 …

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Recommendations for May 12, 2012

Lots of music this time around; for most of it, I don’t have a lot of information, and so not much to say. But you should listen to it all anyway. Video: “Love and Hate” by S.P.Y.  http://potholesinmyblog.com/eight-and-a-half-scissors-tokimonsta-remix/> I don’t know anything about the original song here, so I don’t know how much the remix …

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Recommendations for May 5, 2012

Just a little late this week. Column: “In Defense of Obscure Words,” by Will Self http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17777556 So, there’s a level on which this can be read as— and maybe is— Will Self being a fusty old man (despite not being particularly old) complaining about the decline of civilization. But while I disagree with the declinism of …

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