Category Archives: Playlists

Playlist: 14 Anti-War Songs for the 21st Century

On this day in which we honor America’s greatest advocate for nonviolent protest—and in honor of the recent withdrawal of troops from Iraq—I present 14 Anti-War Songs for the 21st Century for your listening enjoyment/outrage. Continue reading

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10 pleasant surprises hidden in this year’s Grammy nominations

In a category usually dominated by schmaltzy duets, it’s a pleasure to see a stompin’, southern gothic, traditionalist shit-kicker like “Barton Hollow” nominated. Continue reading

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By popular demand, the ultimate wedding song list of songs I ultimately actually played at my wedding

The big hit of the evening was unquestionably “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” by Das Racist, as remixed by Oakland DJ Wallpaper. I had guests coming up to me all night asking me what that song was and where I’d found it. I guess they don’t read Pitchfork. Continue reading

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Playlist: 5 songs that perfectly captured 9/11 even thought they were written before the attacks

Like a lot of people, music got me through that week. Continue reading

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Playlist: 7 songs to get your Rapture on for Saturday, May 21

Obviously, I’m not the first person to come up with the idea for a Rapture playlist, but I’ll take advantage of any opportunity to talk about what an awesome album “Bone Machine” is. Continue reading

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Yacht rock: America’s Cup demonstrates awesome taste in music at San Francisco celebration

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the presentation celebrating San Francisco’s selection as the venue for the 34th America’s Cup. (You can read my newsier, keeping-the-ol’-journalism-skills-in-check take on the event here.) In the hour before the event began, … Continue reading

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