February 22, 2008 NPR is lucky to get great interns. One of them this winter is Ariel Kitch, who's working for All Things Considered.
February 22, 2008 If stranded on a desert island (with, of course, electricity and a stereo) the 5 CDs I'd have to have:
February 19, 2008 Watch a video for 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea'
February 4, 2008 Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is drawing near. We want to know your favorite love song. We did this before on All Songs Considered back in 2006 and got
January 29, 2008 Geffen Records is re-releasing Beck's phenomenal masterpiece Odelay today with a bonus disc featuring 16 previously unreleased rarities, remixes and b-sides. Odelay has never sounded better and the bonus tracks are worthy of their o
January 28, 2008 My head is sloshing with a thick glop of sentimentality.
January 17, 2008 I just finished reading Steve Martin's short memoir Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. It's a great (and very fast) read that traces the path he took from his childhood in California (a hard family life, extreme anxiety and loneliness, his lo
January 10, 2008 I love this.
January 10, 2008 OneManSho is the performance name of a young student and comedian who's taken on some impressive and unusual projects. If you're in to wasting time on the Internet there's a pretty good chance you've already come across this video. But if you have...
December 12, 2007 Monitor Mix HQ was hit with a bout of the flu.So, in lieu of a full post, check out a piece I did for NPR's
December 10, 2007 Fellow NPR Music producer Stephen Thompson says there's no such thing as "guilty" pleasures when it comes to music. Anything we like, no matter how sappy or vapid, is simply a pleasure. That said, if anything ever happens to me, these are the five...
December 5, 2007 Every year while compiling a list of the year's best CDs there's inevitably a gem I completely miss... and kick myself for missing. Last year it was Shearwater; in 2005 it was the Shout Out Louds. Arcade Fire's Funeral would have been my num
November 27, 2007 I was a huge Nirvana fan, and Kurt Cobain's suicide (while not entirely unexpected) knocked the wind out of me. It's the only time I've ever felt grief over the death of a celebrity. Like a lot of fans, I spent the days and weeks immediately after...
November 20, 2007 I've only owned one rock poster my entire life and it was for U2's Joshua Tree. It was six feet by four feet and hung grandly on my wall all through college.
November 16, 2007 The top five bands/artists I should love but really can't stand are:
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