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I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM yacht/cornball pop-rock. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel and other local rags. Best interview of my life, though, was not really music related: Mister Rogers. But, yep, he played the ukelele.

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K-Tel's Playlists

9/16 - 7pm hour
7:47pm Yola Be My Friend Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
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Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville album artwork 7:45pm Liz Phair Local Stratford-On-Guy Exile in Guyville (Matador)
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Gang of Four - Entertainment! album artwork 7:36pm Gang of Four Ether Entertainment! (EMI)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Gang of Four Entertainment! at Reckless Records Buy Gang of Four at iTunes Buy Gang of Four Entertainment! at eMusic Add to Collection
Run the Jewels - RTJ4 album artwork 7:34pm Run the Jewels The Ground Below RTJ4 (Jewel Runners)
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7:30pm Cowboy Mouth Jenny Says Word Of Mouth (Cowboy Mouth )
Track Notes: Request for Kate! Buy Cowboy Mouth Word Of Mouth at Reckless Records Buy Cowboy Mouth at iTunes Buy Cowboy Mouth Word Of Mouth at eMusic Add to Collection
Spirits Having Fun - Two album artwork 7:27pm Spirits Having Fun Local My Favorite Song Two (Born Yesterday)
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album artwork 7:20pm Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers American Girl Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Shelter)
Track Notes: 1977. HBD, Ron Blair, b. 1948 Buy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Reckless Records Buy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at iTunes Buy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at eMusic Add to Collection
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around album artwork 7:17pm Johnny Cash Hurt American IV: The Man Comes Around (American)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around at Reckless Records Buy Johnny Cash at iTunes Buy Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around at eMusic Add to Collection
ORISUN - THIS IS ORISUN album artwork 7:14pm ORISUN Local EVERYTHING'S OKAY THIS IS ORISUN (self-released)
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Ganser - Just Look at That Sky album artwork 7:07pm Ganser Local Lucky Just Look at That Sky (Felte)
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7:04pm The Open Mind Magic Potion single (Philips)
Track Notes: 1969 Buy The Open Mind single at Reckless Records Buy The Open Mind at iTunes Buy The Open Mind single at eMusic Add to Collection
Wire - Chairs Missing album artwork 7:02pm Wire Sand In My Joints* Chairs Missing (EMI)
Track Notes: HBD. Colin Newman, b. 1954 Buy Wire Chairs Missing at Reckless Records Buy Wire at iTunes Buy Wire Chairs Missing at eMusic Add to Collection
9/16 - 6pm hour
Faces - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse album artwork 6:59pm Faces Miss Judy's Farm A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1971 Buy Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse at Reckless Records Buy Faces at iTunes Buy Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse at eMusic Add to Collection
Earth, Wind & Fire -  The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 album artwork 6:51pm Earth, Wind & Fire September The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 (ARC/Columbia)
Track Notes: 1978. Request from Ronnda! Buy Earth, Wind & Fire The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy Earth, Wind & Fire at iTunes Buy Earth, Wind & Fire The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:48pm Curtis Mayfield Move On Up The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever! (Virgin)
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Bomba Estéreo - Deja album artwork 6:41pm Bomba Estéreo Agua Deja (Sony Music Latin)
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World Party - Private Revolution album artwork 6:37pm World Party Ship of Fools Private Revolution (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1986. Request from Pete! Buy World Party Private Revolution at Reckless Records Buy World Party at iTunes Buy World Party Private Revolution at eMusic Add to Collection
Shannon And The Clams - Year Of The Spider album artwork 6:33pm Shannon And The Clams Midnight Wine Year Of The Spider (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
Buy Shannon And The Clams Year Of The Spider at Reckless Records Buy Shannon And The Clams at iTunes Buy Shannon And The Clams Year Of The Spider at eMusic Add to Collection
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia album artwork 6:25pm The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (Capitol)
Track Notes: 2000 Buy The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia at Reckless Records Buy The Dandy Warhols at iTunes Buy The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia at eMusic Add to Collection
6:21pm Queen Bohemian Rhapsody single (EMI)
Track Notes: 1975. Request for Becky! Buy Queen single at Reckless Records Buy Queen at iTunes Buy Queen single at eMusic Add to Collection
Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort to Me album artwork 6:16pm Amyl and The Sniffers Security Comfort to Me (ATO)
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Wingtips - Cutting Room Floor album artwork 6:09pm Wingtips Local Repetitive Cutting Room Floor (Artoffact)
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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless album artwork 6:06pm My Bloody Valentine Loomer Loveless (Creation)
Track Notes: HBD, Bilinda Butcher, b. 1961 Buy My Bloody Valentine Loveless at Reckless Records Buy My Bloody Valentine at iTunes Buy My Bloody Valentine Loveless at eMusic Add to Collection
The Church - Starfish album artwork 6:02pm The Church Reptile Starfish (Arista)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy The Church Starfish at Reckless Records Buy The Church at iTunes Buy The Church Starfish at eMusic Add to Collection
9/9 - 7pm hour
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - 7:54pm Godspeed You Black Emperor! Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (Constellation)
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Howlin 7:49pm Howlin' Wolf Local Spoonful Howlin' Wolf (Chess)
Track Notes: 1962 Buy Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf at Reckless Records Buy Howlin' Wolf at iTunes Buy Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf at eMusic Add to Collection
7:47pm Yellow Pills Local I don't really like you anymore like as a person Machines That Go Beep (Mint 400)
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John Sebastian - Welcome Back album artwork 7:44pm John Sebastian Welcome Back Welcome Back (Reprise)
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Kim Gordon - No Home Record album artwork 7:41pm Kim Gordon Murdered Out No Home Record (Matador)
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7:36pm Flying Burrito Brothers Juanita The Guilded Palace of Sin (Edsel)
Track Notes: 1969 Buy Flying Burrito Brothers The Guilded Palace of Sin at Reckless Records Buy Flying Burrito Brothers at iTunes Buy Flying Burrito Brothers The Guilded Palace of Sin at eMusic Add to Collection
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