Playlist: 20 Songs For November 2014

This month’s playlist includes a 22-year-old Bjork, my favorite St. Vincent song, a seven-minute David Bowie jazz song (!), and more. Happy holidays!


Playlist: 20 Songs For August 2013 (Via Spotify)


The month of August: back to school, back to college football, back to Breaking Bad, and back to listening to some cool tunes. This month’s playlist includes two bands that have “deer” in their names, I finally watch Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, and I pay tribute to The Postal Service and J.J. Cale.

Here are 20 songs for August 2013.

Double Feature: New Music From Eminem and TV On The Radio



An old school Eminem track that samples Billy Squier and a My Morning Jacket inspired track from the great TV on the Radio almost makes up for Miley Cyrus’s twerking. Almost.

Eminem – “Berzerk”


Click here to hear the new TV On The Radio song “Million Miles” via NPR

R.I.P. Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith, the bassist for the band TV on the Radio, died this morning from lung cancer.  He was 34 years old.

Smith joined the band in 2005 and was active in their breakthrough 2006 album Return to Cookie Mountain and played on 2008’s Dear Science and this year’s Nine Types of Light.

He will be greatly missed.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.