2013 recommendations

Recommendations for June 30, 2013

I have no particular preamble this week. Here’s some stuff I like: Album: “Run the Jewels” by Killer Mike and El-P   Doing something I don’t usually do: posting this without actually having listened to most of it yet. But the Miller Mike album, which El-P produced, was one of the best records of 2012, …

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Recommendations for June 23, 2013

Late once again, so let’s get right to it. Song: “One Half” by Julianna Barwick A new track from Julianna Barwick’s forthcoming album, Nepenthe, due out on August 20th. Barwick’s MO is to pile layers and layers of her own vocals onto each other, generally obscuring the lyrics but creating beautiful, limpid spaces out of …

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Recommendations for June 15, 2013

A relatively short list this week. I also do not have Friday teach as an excuse for being late this week— the class is done, and I was out taking pictures. You can see one of them here, and there will be more up in the next few days. Anyway: Video: Tiny Desk Concert by …

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Recommendations for June 9, 2013

Still not back on the Friday schedule; I may decide to leave these for Sunday, since I will be teaching on Fridays in the fall as well. But in any case, here are this week’s recommendations. Video: Tool: “Lateralus” Guitar Percussion Cover by Sam Westphalen Now, I know Tool is not everybody’s thing. I know …

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2013 recommendations

Recommendations for June 1, 2013

A day late again, but oh well. Some really good stuff this week.   Photos: The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest from The Atlantic’s In Focus blog. No surprise here, but there are some really astonishing photos in this competition. My personal favorite is below, but it was a tough call, and I am glad …

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