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Retro: Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing)

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Girl, you know you better watch out, some guys, some guys are only about, that thing…. Once upon a time Lauryn Hill was the reigning queen of music, there’s no denying she’s still important in the history of music but she hasn’t seen a massive …

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Listen: The Way I Do by Bishop Briggs

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“You will never know this touch, will never know this shame, will never know the way I want you to….” Sarah Grace McLaughlin — no, 90’s kid, not the ‘Lillith Fair’ Sarah McLachlan (different spelling, see?!) — better known to most of us as recording …

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Listen: Ultralife by Oh Wonder

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“Ever since you came I’m living ultralife.” The pop duo known as Oh Wonder is on the brink of releasing their second album, Ultralife, and they’ve released the title track as the first single.  Just having played at Coachella this past weekend, Josephine Vander Gucht …

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Ben Folds and Black Holes

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“Somewhere in the universe two black holes collide — as heavy as stars, as small as cities…” To the majority of us, writing music and reading about astronomy are both equally perplexing, but to Ben Folds, it’s just another day on the job.  While performing …

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Retro: When September Ends Video

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“Summer has come and passed, the innocent can never last. Wake me up when September ends.” Let’s all remember back to 2005 when George W. Bush was in the White House, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, YouTube was born, and the world was introduced to Brangelina …

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Rapper? Nay, I Say Wordplay Artist!

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On the first day of my first semester, in my very first class; an attractive thirty-something, wearing a conservative dress and a close-cut bob, walked into the classroom, towering on five-inch heels and carrying more designer bags than could fit on her arms.  She dropped …