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We Are All In The Music Business Now, Apparently

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

I’ve been writing a lot about Kickstarter projects lately. It all started in a trickle that seemed like a good idea at the time. I’d see these calls to action from time to time from folks like Neal Pollack to help with his book on his experiences in yoga, Stretch. I saw my good friends, the post-punk/soul band, Tendaberry, use it to fund the recording of their upcoming EP. So when jazz folks started to show up and use this system, which seems to have worked for projects like these, it made more than logical sense. Then they all seemed to start rolling in rather quickly, to the point where it has started to feel a little overwhelming. So now, I’m starting to wonder a couple of things about the jazz community using this rather handy tool: what does this all mean and what do we do next?

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The Line-Up for 26 November 2010

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

This is a sign of my dedication. I still came up to this station on the day after Thanksgiving to put this show together. Needless to say, I'm not feeling like doing a lot of banter. Hopefully, the music makes up for my aversion from my normal loquacious nature.

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Kanye Is The New Quincy

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

In very close succession to each other, I heard two albums that are legendary in their own right. The first one, and the main subject of my column this week, is Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a truly exceptional album that will be remembered through time as a true masterpiece and the work of a troubled genius. The other was Quincy Jones' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, an album so filled with hokey, youthful pandering, a loving fandom may see this as the first time to start worrying about a multigenre, trans-era musical genius passing his prime.

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The Line-Up for 19 November 2010

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

It was very difficult for me to set my mind to putting together an hour of music that didn't include Kanye West. I've been listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy since it leaked. Still, jazz music is good, too. Here's some...

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Music Monday for 22 November 2010

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

My travels throughout the internet have brought some really great music to my attention. I figured since we haven’t done a proper Music Monday in a while (but hopefully my Line-Up reposts have tied you over quite well lately), I decided to share some of my discoveries with you here. This should tie your Monday over well.