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Toots and the Maytals
I, like everyone, enjoy Bob Marley.  But even Bob Marley can get old after a while.  MyOldKentuckyBlog has a post about another reggae band that I heard of, but can’t remember actually hearing.  Toots and the Maytals is a credited with coining the term “reggae”.  Their sound seems to make the connection from 50s and 60s music to more popular Jamaican music that everyone is familiar with today.  You’ve probably seen that Nissan Rogue commercial with the Clash’s take on their song “Pressure Drop.”  I just bought the “Very best of…” and it is a great listen.

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It’s Almost Like XRT

So being in Bloomington, Indiana the armpit of America the radio station selection is bleak. However since Lizzy does nothing with her life but play on  http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/  she discovered this little  lovely station,  Minnesota Public Radio  The Current. At first  I have been skeptical of  Lizzy’s obsession with the Internet because it causes her to get nothing done and stay up into the wee hours of the morning close to when I get up for practice but this is a definite plus to her narcoleptic tendencies.  So check it out, http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/, it plays in itunes or I’m sure other music players.

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PBS, You Rock My Face Off!

As the temperature drops (along with my bank balance) I find myself confined to home on a more regular basis.  Seeing as how I have little to do on a blustery winter day I turn to my TV to entertain me.  But since the ol’ girl only gets 5 channels it is no easy task to keep me satisfied.  That is until my dial flips to PBS, it is there that my thirst for knowledge is quenched.  Throughout the weekend I was able to see a Bob Dylan concert, numerous cooking shows and, quite possibly my new favorite show, History Detectives.  So if you haven’t tuned in since Sesame Street I suggest you give it another go.  PBS is sure to please no matter what you’re looking for. 

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