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February 17, 2010 This five-song playlist is for when misery gives way to catatonia, but you don't want to gain so much weight that you're stuck moping around on a Rascal-brand motorized cart. Sure, you may not be able to summon the energy to wipe the Pringle dust off your tattered bathrobe, but there are ways to exercise -- and there's music to exercise to -- for even the most motionless of sufferers.
October 2, 2008 Maybe your relationship will mark the beginning of a lifetime in which you alternate bliss and contentment. Perhaps it'll lead to a ruinous, humiliating spectacle in which vicious rumors give way to desktop knickknacks being stuffed hastily into boxes and hauled out by security. Either way, you need these five songs to guide you through your exciting and unpredictable new life.
October 29, 2007 The track may be called "Our Discussion (of the Matter)," but the narrator of Nina Nastasia and Jim White's gorgeously turbulent song is mostly having a conversation with herself. White's arrhythmic drums only enhance the unsettled emotions in play.
August 31, 2006 Friendly fire from Sean Lennon; Fragile new folk by Bonnie Prince Billy; The return of folk icon Bert Jansch; Intense evangelical rock from Woven Hand; The late dulcimer master David Schnaufer; The intimate songs of singer Nina Nastasia; Experimental new-folk from Akron/Family.
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July 6, 2004 Reinventing an old hymn with Just Cause; A great unknown mandolinist: Don Julin; Neo-psychedelia from Devendra Banhart; New York singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia; the beautifully eerie music of Jesse Sykes; Dream rock from the Secret Machines. Featured Artist: David Darling & the Wulu Bunun.
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