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The other night I went to pick Coral up from work.  I had the radio punched up to 101.9 FM CFUV which sometimes…. is truly great.  They had a world music show on…all sorts of wonderful songs.  The host was jazzed to play some new Jimmy Cliff.  The legendary Jamaican reggae performer put out Rebirth earlier in the summer.  His first record in 8 years.  The album features Tim Armstrong of Rancid fame… The host played “One More” (which is what Coral shazzammed to let us know what we were grooving to) and a Clash cover of “Guns of Brixton.”

Coral and I downloaded a couple songs…but you know, I needed MORE reggae music in my life, so other day…had to get the record.  Pretty solid.  I really enjoyed the Rancid cover that makes the disc.  “Ruby Soho.”

Go with yourself.

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On Madelyn’s birthday (Feb 24th), an artist will be playing the Biltmore in Vancouver called Four Tet.

This UK electronic man is making some music that is getting me all hot and bothered lately.  As I have been searching for fun, avant garde, loungey music for my weekends at the Rialto, Four Tet hits the mark.

I think part of the reason I like Four Tet so much is because he reminds me of Explosions in the Sky.  have a listen to “She Just Likes to Fight” and tell me that song wouldn’t fit on any EITS record.  Great music to decompress to.

You might know Four Tet as the guy who opened for Radiohead back in the Hail to the Thief days or as the guy who remixed RH’s “Scatterbrain.”

(ha Sara P just walked into my work space to close the door… maybe not everyone loves Four Tet like me!).

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There are no clean coffee mugs at work right now, which is a real heel on the groin, and not in a sexual kinda way.  Likely that is for the best.  I got to stop drinking so many mugs of coffee.  A couple weeks ago, before my staycation, I did a great job of keeping my coffee intake under control. Lots of water, and I felt really good two weeks ago.  I better get back on that.

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I am a sucker for cover songs.  Cover songs are a real challenge on the Zone because, well I don’t really know.  I find whenever I play a cover song, I am subjected to a torrent of hate calls.  Calm down people, its just music.  one that I want to punch up today I know I’ll take a few lumps from… but I don’t care.  I think it is a pretty good spin on a modern rock staple.  Vampire Weekend tackling Rancid “Ruby Soho.”

Download it!

Also on that Abeano post is a mix created by Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend.  He did a little “minimix” of  a Vampire weekend song, some other track and a Lykke Li cut.

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Go with yourself.

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