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The Line-Up for 17 September 2010

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

I decided to branch out pretty far with The Line-Up. This will happen from time to time. I'll decide to play some music a little further out from the show's comfort zone and then reel myself back in for the subsequent week. This week was provoked by my pulling Bonobo's Black Sands from the station's "No" shelf. I thought it was different but still sort of jazzy, so it found its way onto this week's show. Then the rest of [the hour] sort of formed around this one song.

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Smooth Jazz, 9/11, and the American Way

Photo Credit: Stardust by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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

As a San Antonian, one of the most exciting times for me comes in September. The temperature drops from the sweltering 100˚F days to more hospitable (barely) 90˚F days. School starts, and with that brings a certain degree of new promise across the town. Most importantly, San Antonio’s annual jazz festival, Jazz’SAlive, is nigh.

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The Line-Up for 10 September 2010

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

One year ago (really 364 days ago, but it still was 52 weeks ago, so I'm counting this as the anniversary), I hit the airwaves taking The Line-Up from Lyz, who went off to grad school. So began the fun I've had here each week playing great new jazz that I think the masses would love.

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Paste (Print Publication) is Dead! Long Live Paste!

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

Anyone who has been paying any close attention to Nextbop would know that I am an avid lover of [Paste Magazine]. When Seb and I began talking about the direction Nextbop would go, I based many of my ideas for the site on Paste’s business model. When we opened up our page to open submissions (and we still welcome whatever content you’d like us to publish, my email isn’t in the heading of these pieces for nothing), I wrote our [writer guidelines] based on Paste’s [writer guidelines]. When I think of everything a publication should be that covers different kinds of music, not because it’s popular but just because it’s good, I may have [initially compared Nextbop to Pitchfork] (for that added buzz factor), but I really strive for us to be like Paste.

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The Line-Up for 3 September 2010

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

While I may have been spreading my interests around musically, I always come home to roost with The Line-Up. It may be a good thing because for this week, I'm playing some folks I haven't even thought about for a while and I'm playing some other folks who just caught my eyes and ears. I rather like how [this week's episode] was put together. There are a few folks here tonight who I've wanted to play for a little while but just couldn't find a good place to play them until now. This week, one could say this is the episode in which the chickens come home to roost.