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Single-Play Stretch

Single Play (Week of 10/14/13)

The Basement Tapes, “I’m Walking Away” You know, music from New Zealand isn’t only about Flight of the Conchords or Lorde. I’ve featured The Basement Tapes before, and wouldn’t feature them again if it wasn’t for the fact that the type of electronica music they create is so freakin’ great. Electronica is a genre that can be very soulless, but The Basement Tapes inject the human element into the mix by featuring vocalists who contrast the hypnotic, but chill, beats with voices that certainly have soul. Have a listen to “I’m Walking Away” and you’ll hear what I mean. My only complaint about the song is that it’s too short. Elephant Stone, “A Silent Moment” During the 1960s, many rock and pop groups looked to India to infuse their music with an exotic or meditative sound that eventually got labeled “psychedelic.” Well, that trend didn’t completely vanish. Elephant Stone has picked up on the long arc of groups who have dipped their musical toes into the psychedelic waters for both inspiration and expression. However, Elephant …


Popdose Politicks: Debt Ceiling! Shutdown! Fight, Fight, Fight! (Again)

Dw DUNPHY: Well, now that Syria has vanished from the front pages, Big Tea has refocused on the fight they really wanted: Running the government into a brick wall. Praise the lord and pass the ammo. JON CUMMINGS: Unfortunately, the polls show that Republicans have attained one of the key goals of their “governance”-by-crisis shenanigans of the last three years: Large numbers of Americans now believe that government is incapable of playing a healthy or positive role in dealing with the big issues, such as job creation, health care and rising income inequality. Operating on Chaos Theory since 2011 – since 2007, really – the GOP has convinced the public that chaos is all that’s possible. The flipside of that is that senior and/or sane Republicans (and when we’re calling Mitch McConnell “sane,” we’re really off the reservation) recognize that a government shutdown or a credit default would be too much chaos for the public to bear. If the GOP were simply to make no waves between now and November 2014, the midterm election of …