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8:54 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Guest DJ: Ana Tijoux Talks Hip-Hop, Chilean Politics And Being Married To Jazz

Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 10:09 am

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Turing Machine: End Of The Road

Turing Machine.
Michael Vadino

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 2:40 pm

Seven years in the making, What Is the Meaning of What marks the end of a difficult road for Turing Machine, the often-snarling instrumental trio. The group's prolific drummer, Jerry Fuchs, died suddenly in 2009, about a year into the recording of What Is the Meaning of What and left behind his last work within the still-fleshless new record.

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Music News
2:18 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Glad To See You Again: Joey Ramone's Unearthed Demos

Joey Ramone: Weightlifter.
Laura Levine

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 1:25 pm

The Ramones were there at the birth of punk rock.

None of the Ramones were actually related, but they all changed their last names to Ramone. They wore matching skinny jeans and leather jackets, and their songs were short and to the point, with hooks that are still impossibly catchy. The band's first album stunned listeners and critics. Joey Ramone described its influence in a 1991 interview in Finland that's posted on YouTube.

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Music Interviews
2:16 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Birth Of An Album: In The Studio With Neko Case

Neko Case in the studio in 2009.
Jason Creps Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 11:58 am

In the months ahead, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep will check in from time to time as singer-songwriter Neko Case creates the follow-up to her 2009 album Middle Cyclone. In the first installment, we listen in to a song that's not quite finished, not quite recorded, not even quite written. First, Case has to learn what the song is.

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World Cafe
5:15 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Kent Hartman On World Cafe

Courtesy of the author

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 9:24 am

Almost every record you know that was a 1960s radio hit had a secret weapon — a crew of L.A. backing musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew." This group, which included the likes of Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine and Carol Kaye, helped artists ranging from the Partridge Family to the Beach Boys make great-sounding albums.

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