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iTunes This Week: Synth-Mania

Browsing through the new additions to the iTunes Store this week, here’s what’s caught my eye: Heaven 17 – Penthouse and Pavement. This early 80s synth-pop band never had the mainstream success of, say, Human League or even Kraftwerk, but I still remember the first time I heard this album at a party twenty-five-plus years […]

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LOVE Frontman Arthur Lee Dies At 61

I have 982 albums on my iPod, but by far the most played is Love’s 1968 psychedelic classic Forever Changes. Today it was announced that Love’s singer/songwriter Arthur Lee died after a battle with leukemia. He was 61 years old.

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Continuing my series of “Power Song” recommendations for your Nike+iPod workout. Let’s jet over to Paris where French R&B diva, and former 800-meters running champion, Nadiya recently scored a major hit with today’s power song Tous Ces Mots (All These Words).

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One of my favorite features of the new Nike+iPod Sport Kit is the Power Song. You press and hold the center button of your iPod at any time during your workout to instantly skip to to your pre-selected power song — the song that gets your blood pumping and clears your mind of any doubts […]

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For those of us old enough to remember this ground-breaking album by David Byrne and Brian Eno, the news of a re-issue has been a long time coming. Featuring samples of “found” vocal recordings (a Pentecostal preacher, Lebanese mountain singers, an exorcism) chopped and layered over world-inspired funk grooves, this 1981 release influenced a generation […]

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