#63: Three Way Dance

A bunch of stuff to catch up on while you're practicing social distancing!

I’m dropping the List-a-mania in the title gimmick. It ran it course, we laughed, we cried, etc…

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CULTURE THINGS

MUSIC THINGS:

I’ve been looking up old Top of the Pops performances. Come for the pop hits, stay for the insane fits.

Look at Nick Lowe!

I NEED MORE RESPECT PUT ON LOOSE ENDS NAME OUT HERE.

When I am old, I will show this video to my grandchildren and say, “This was George Michael. He was a STAR.”

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TUNES!

106.9 WQRL: SATURDAY NIGHT (Good For Kids — parents, I love you! STAY STRONG!)

A buncha Modern Soul/Northern Soul/Funk. Put it on when you want to make whatever day it is feel like the weekend.

Before I bounce, we’re in for another month of this, at least. I plan to keep it rolling as long as I can find interesting things to share. In the meantime, hope you and yours are doing ok wherever you are. Until tomorrow…

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#62: List-A-Mania X: Wargames

A bunch of stuff to catch up on while you're practicing social distancing!

9 months later, March 2020 is finally over! Now, let us never speak of it again.

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Rubylogan - 2NDCITY RADIO

PLAYLIST: Synth-pop/New Wave

Exactly what it sounds like, my attempt to make an essential synth-pop playlist back in 2017 mutated into this 18-hour playlist. Enjoy!

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#61: List-A-Mania IX: Cyberslam 1996

A bunch of stuff to catch up on while you're practicing social distancing!

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FIFA 2000 Sony Playstation

PLAYLIST: FIFA SOCCER 1998 - 2020

Every song from the iconic soccer video game series from ‘98 to this year’s version.

Spotify:

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#60: List-A-Mania VIII: High Incident

A bunch of stuff to catch up on while you're practicing social distancing!

Every Monday-Ftiday, Office Hours is packed with culture/music/marketing /non-coronavirus stuff that you may have missed. Welcome back to List-a-Mania!!!

CULTURE THINGS

“In Esquire's July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country.”

How to Cool It

If you watched Tiger King on Netflix this weekend: a 2007 profile of profile of Carole Baskin, proprietor of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.

MUSIC THINGS:

  • A 1966 interview with Bob Dylan, 6 months after playing an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival.

  • “Eclectic, Reminiscent, Amused, Fickle, Perverse”, a 1978 profile on Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Read it in pieces, it’s worth your time. Here’s part one and part two.

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Now That’s What I Call Music 1984 (EMI / Virgin / Polygram ...

PLAYLIST: 1984

Spotify-exclusive, a whole bunch of jams from the year before I was born.

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#59: List-a-Mania VII: Double Tables

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This week, Office Hours will be shifting to a daily e-mail on Monday - Fridays packed to the gills with cool/interesting/non-coronavirus stuff that you may have missed. Welcome back to List-a-Mania!!!

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TUNES!

STRAPLONDON: Kreayshawn’s Gucci Gucci gets us going!

PLAYLIST: SONGS YOU FORGOT FROM THE 2010’s

A bunch of songs that you probably haven’t heard in a bit. If you wrote about music the last decade, get ready for a nice trip down the memory lane of PR emails in your inbox!

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