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Today’s Playlist: 10/21, “Electronic or Electronica?” October 24, 2011

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Moon Safari10/21, Electronic or Electronica?

…In which I play ethereal music to determine whether the Electronic or Electronica genre reigns supreme. For reasons beyond me, Tracks 4, 9, 10, and 12, below, are Electronic. Track 8 is Electronic-a.

1. “Sense of Touch,” Mark Isham
2. “The Boss,” James Brown
3. “Lonely Town, Lonely Street,” Bill Withers
4. “Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday),” Moby
5. “Voo Doo,” Neville Brothers
6. “jaya shiva,” sistashree
7. “Amina,” Bombay Dub Orchestra
8. “New Star in the Sky (Chanson Pour Solal),” Air
9. “Sweet Tides,” Thievery Corporation f/LouLou
10. “Teardrop,” Massive Attack
11. “Tomorrow,” Salif Keita
12. “Distractions,” Zero 7
13. “Puja,” Krishna Das

Today’s Playlist: 09/30, “The Long Road” September 30, 2011

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Beginning today, I’ll be posting the playlists from my Friday afternoon classes. September 30, “The Long Road,” is deliberately toned down because, well, my boss told me to tone things down. That being the inspiration, and because this weekend happens to be the sixth anniversary of my very first assignment as a journalist (Operation: Ceasefire in Washington, D.C., for URB Magazine), this list is loaded with D.C.-based Thievery Corporation, the hosts of Op: Ceasefire.

09/30, The Long Road

The Richest Man in Babylon, Thievery Corporation

…In which we honor Thievery Corporation, for granting me one of my very first interviews as a journalist six years ago this week; and give “The Long Road” the lead-off position, because it reminds me of Fall.

1. “The Long Road,” Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
2. “Blue Skies,” Willie Nelson
3. “Satyam Shivam Sundaram,” Thievery Corporation
4.  “Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away,” Stevie Wonder
5. “Tower Seven,” Thievery Corporation
6. “The Power of Good-Bye,” Madonna
7. “La Femme d’Argent,” Air
8. “Sister Moon,” Sting
9. “Take My Soul,” Thievery Corporation
10. “Everloving,” Moby
11. “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” The Staple Singers
12. “The Time We Lost Our Way,” Thievery Corporation
13. “Puja,” Krishna Das

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