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Did you all catch Conan’s final show? Whether you’re a fan or not, there are fewer classy ways to wrap it all up. When he could have lambasted NBC, he thanked them for over two decades of loyalty. When he could have been down on the whole deal, he instead begged us all not to become cynics. And then, of course, we were all treated to Freebird. And why not? Will Ferrel, Beck, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Max Wineberg, and another dude who I never figured out who was; Not a bad backing band to close out the shortest Tonight Show run yet, cementing him as the George Lazenby of late night.

Anyway, let’s play some music, yeah? I got some great stuff I wanna play ya. Turn it up.

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Rough week for planet Earth. Good week for music though.

Along with those tunes, we had special, awesome phone calls from both Ben Sollee and Michael Roffman. One plays music, one tells you about good music. Party on, Garth.

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Ben Sollee Interview

Yesterday I got the pleasure of speaking in length to Ben Sollee, who’s 2008 album Learning To Bend set a new high water mark for what you could accomplish with a cello, some folk music, and a whole lot of political soul. He returns with some friends in tow this time with the disc, Dear Companion, a duet/collaboration record with fellow Kentuckians Daniel Martin Moore and Jim James (Yim Yames/My Morning Jacket) who held production duties. In this expansive phone call, we chat the origins of the project, having Jim as a producer, the in’s and out’s of the LP, and the theme and reason of the whole thing, mountain top removal, to which proceeds of the sales are going to aid in educating and halting.

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Sonic Youth Interview

Lee Renaldo is a multitasker. Not only is he able to contribute on a consistent basis to one of the most legendary bands of all time, Sonic Youth, all the while keeping his hands in an uncountable amount of side projects, but he can also do a phone interview while washing dishes and never miss a beat. Talent, my friends!

Here we discuss the ins and outs of being relevant in a band for thirty years, their life so far on new label Matador Records, the latest disc, The Eternal, vacations, and the adventure that’s to come in 2010.

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So, it’s the first real show of the New Year. New website, new music, new favorites. Not a bad way to start a decade. There is a lot happening around here (including a new stations playing the show, IndieSF.com), so I thought a little organization might be in order.

New Interviews – I posted the full interviews with Lightning Dust and Sonic Youth this week. Make sure to check ‘em out.

New Videos – How about that new Video Player? You hit play, and your magically transported back to when you could turn on a TV and see multiple videos in a row!!! I know, magic is pretty awesome. This week we added new moving pictures from OK Go, Islands, RJD2, Animal Collective, & Japandroids, along with the rest of big ones making the rounds. Kick back and let ‘em play!

Now, on to the show!

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Lightning Dust Interview

So, you’ve got a crush on Amber Webber and wanna have a chat with her? Vicariously, you can live through me. A member of both Lightning Dust and Black Mountain, she called in to talk about the biggest differences between her two acts, touring with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and what lies ahead. Let it roll…

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