Music Monday 185 :: NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far) and more

Music Monday 185 :: NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Music Monday 185 :: NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far) 

Happy 4th of July Americans!

As summer moves into full gear, you might consider hitting refresh on your music playlist. I love my Backyard Funk BBQ playlist on Amazon Prime, but unbeknownst to me 2016 has seen the release of an avalanche of good music, at least that's what this NPR list promises.

I've only scanned the list, but if all else fails, there are a few on the list that I'm curious about:
Along with a few others. Thanks NPR for curating this list for this lazy listener. Let the beach party commence.


MUSIC MONDAY 184 :: Lukas Graham "7 Years"

Music Monday 184 :: Lukas Graham "7 Years"

I saw this song performed live on the Billboard Music Awards yesterday. Love the lyrics and the way he sings the song. The arrangement is strong creating moments of crescendos and decrescendos that are quite natural.



Podcasting Resources

Podcasting Resources :: Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2016

These resources compliment a presentation at the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA's) Annual Convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Weekly Newsletter
Hot Pod Newsletter

Additional reading
WNYC is leading public radio's transition to public podcasting
A few important new players are going to change what people think of as a "podcast"
The Fight for the Future of NPR

Podcast Networks
Gimlet Media
Slate / Panopoly

New Yorker
New York Times (back again)

Podcast Players


Music Monday 183 :: The Weeknd f/Ms. Lauryn Hill "In The Night"

Music Monday 183 :: The Weeknd f/Ms. Lauryn Hill  "In The Night"

Last week The Weeknd performed at the Grammy Awards. It was a bit of a yawner performance. What I learned via Twitter that night was that Lauryn Hill was supposed to perform with him. That didn't happen because she was late. Very unfortunate for those of us who were looking for some excitement on that broadcast.

Apparently The Weeknd is a fan of Hill's. And seemingly unwilling to miss an opp to perform w/her. In step's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Wrapping up the show's Grammy Week in Los Angeles, the two amazing voices came together. Definitely worth the wait.


Music Monday 182 :: OK Go's "Upside Down & Inside Out"

Music Monday 182 :: OK Go's "Upside Down & Inside Out"

OK Go has a history of amazing videos. The latest is no different. I was more drawn to the visuals and kinda forgot about the song, which, in my opinion, is just okay.

The video though is all kinds of cool. Find out more about the behind the scenes.



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