Playlist, “Something Wonderful” WORT 89.9FM, 1/27/2014

A few technical issues last night. Okay, a bunch of technical issues. Mostly becasue it’s been a while since I’ve done this and I forgot what half the buttons did. As usual, I had a lot more stuff to play that there just wasn’t time for. New stuff from GoFight, Stripmall Architecture, DWNTWN, Maps…sigh. But at least I got to
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The 2013 Nully Awards

The annual, absurdly specific, woefully incomplete wrapup to music this year.   The Good Believe the Hype Award: CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe It’s insanely catchy, it’s well-written, well-programmed, well-mixed, and Lauren Mayberry’s voice is a perfect balance of soulful and twee for the music.  One of my favorite albums of the year.  There was a lot
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The Musical Middle Class, and the False Dichotomy of Musician/Everyone Else

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There aren’t just “band guys” and “everyone else”, there are a lot of us who fall into both categories. We’re a musical “middle class”, and we’re under-represented in discussions on the future of the industry.