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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.

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The Confines of Time, Space, and Effort

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

I own a BlackBerry. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before. I reference it from time to time, especially on Twitter. I certainly don't talk about it as often as Seb talks about his iPhone, but I still talk about the quirks of my smartphone/primarily-a-portable-media-player-to-me pretty often. I'm pretty happy with my BlackBerry, even though I do feel out of place in any real smartphone discussion, I still love that my phone does all it's supposed to do. Still, I reference my BlackBerry to say that I have my phone with an 8 GB storage card to be in lieu of my saving for an iPod. Thus, while I was in my computer-less period, it has been hard for me to take the time to listen to new music. I've had problems with time and space.