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Today’s Playlist: 10/14, “That’s right. World Music” October 13, 2011

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Bombay Dub, "3 Cities"10/14, That’s right. World Music

…In which I play lots of world music and determine not to let John Cusack’s line in High Fidelity¬†bother me.

His music: Latin and Bulgarian, whatever world music was trendy that week.


1. “asatoma,” sistashree
2. “Light My Fire,” Al Green
3. “Spooky,” Dusty Springfield
4. “Life Goes On,” Angie Stone
5. “Shine,” Dolly Parton
6. “Spiral,” Bombay Dub Orchestra
7. “Papa,” Salif Keita
8. “Secret,” Madonna
9. “ganesha,” sistashree
10. “Hallelujah,” Willie Nelson
11. “Fall Aside,” Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
12. “When I Die,” Sweet Honey in the Rock

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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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