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Nora’s Playlist

      Songs for Nora   Selected by Fred Roberts Music Editor     Category: Nora unsexy Song Title: Ugly Nora Artist: The Soft Boys Year: 1979 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDBxJKx3Gs   Category: Very cold Noras Song Title: Nora Artist: The...

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Songs for Ingrid

    Songs for Ingrid   Selected by Fred Roberts Music Editor     Category: Don't tell Ingrids to smile Song Title: Ingrid Won't Smile Artist: Milk White White Teeth Year: 2010 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DgpsLumrms   Category: Ingrid meets...

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Songs for Alexandra

Songs for Alexandra   Selected by Fred Roberts Music Editor   Category: Autobiographical songs Song Title: Alexandra Artist: Allie X Year: 2016 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pEWMx3YQ4   Category: Russian film music Song Title: Александра Artist: Sergey...

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Jimmy Zhivago, In Memoriam

Some of my happiest moments of the past five or six years involve recording with Jimi at The Maid’s Room or at Forrest Sound in Long Island City, and we’d sit across from each other, I’d play the outline of a song, I’d fingerpick a pattern, and he’d weave his way around it, teasing the chords, circling them, waiting for a place to land, and then maybe opening up a chord until it gave up all its secrets and rolled over, maybe it was a passing chord from REVOLVER or RUBBER SOUL, or maybe it came out of a vague memory of bossa nova, and it hung in the air like the end of a journey, like a stamp on a letter, ready to mail, a suspended ninth, augmented and straddling the major and the minor, the sun and the sunset, the last rays of light and the first hope of dawn, all in that chord, those notes you expected, those notes you’d never expect, not here, not now, as if a blues had just discovered Stravinsky or Stravinsky had gotten lost on a downtown train and decided to stop for a beer, and I’d have to stop a moment and shake my head, “Man, that’s so beautiful!” “What? You think I’m beautiful?” “That chord. It’s just gorgeous.” “What? You think I’m gorgeous?” And so on. And so on.

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January Jukebox

  Colorado Musicians and Bands   Selected by Fred Roberts Music Editor Category: Rocky Mountain weather Song Title: Cyclone Artist: Fabulous Cyclones Year: 1960 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h71bsITpnU   Category: Colors of Colorado Song Title:...

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Christmassy Playlist 2018/Music

  A World of  Christmas Music (that's not all sleigh bells)     by Fred Roberts Music Editor Category: Angsty Christmas cheer Song Title: Cindy Wants to Cry Artist: Gary Wilson Year: 2016 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zID8H6fOS0 Category: Winter...

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Round and about Europe

  Fred's Top 10 Playlist for November   by Fred Roberts Music Editor   Category: Fabulous France Song Title: No Lights Outside Artist: Heretic Dreams Year: 1985 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9peJCpsSgAw Category: Delicious Denmark Song Title:...

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Another Round of Hamburg / Playlist

by Fred Roberts Music Editor   Category: The Non Plus Ultra of Sultry Song Title: Aus Gold modelliert die Nacht Artist: Mariola Brillowska & Felix Kubin Year: 2018 Link: https://vimeo.com/269083198 Category: Dadaistic Noise Orchestras Song Title: Krone aus...

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