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Wash, Rinse, Repeat

What’s the phrase for washing your hair? Rinse, wash, repeat? I don’t know. My hair is on a permanent vacation. But the gist of this opening is that on this week’s World Music Show (12/1), we’re going to have a little bit of a repeat.

Full of Feelings

A week or so ago I was listening to the great radio program World Cafe. And the amazing host Talia Schlanger was interviewing one my idols (I have a few!)--Elvis Costello. And in that talk, she asked him about a quote he had said earlier about you can always get a sense of an album by listening to the fourth track (I’m paraphrasing of course).

Street Music Rules

When I lived in Santa Barbara there was this musician named Mason B. Mason who played pretty much everyday on State Street. Everyone knew him and most locals would stop to listen and throw a few bucks into his open guitar case. Mason B. Mason never made it big, but he had a big impact on everyone who walked by. It’s in this vein that many of the songs on this week’s World Music Show (11/17) are all about--that immediate connection.

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