The Line-Up for 11-18-2011

I felt like I was on a roll the past few weeks. I had fully formed ideas before putting shows together. They were great and melded together and I was feeling confident with my decisions. This week, the streak has ended. I'm not saying the songs are weaker, not at all. I just know I didn't come with the fire. The fire just sort of happened.

Takuya Kuroda - S.T.E.P.
Kory suggested I give Kuroda's new album, Edge, a listen. Since I didn't have any ideas on what to play this week, I'd do even one better and start off the show with a selection from it.
Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life
Eric Harland - Voyayer
Nextbop is right now in analysis period for the best albums of 2011. Harland's Voyager: Live By Night is one of the albums that I put on my list for staff contention.
Stanton Moore - Magnolia Triangle
I was actually going to play something else in this slot but I ran across this in the library after trying to figure out new stuff for mic breaks. I made changes post haste.
MF DOOM - High John
Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun - Hometown Marvel
I try not to stay away from Moshier and Lebrun for too long.
Fabian Almazan - H.U.Gs (Historically Underrepresented People)
I've had this album for a week now and I'm quite happy with it. It's the best rescue I've made from a forgotten box in a while and the rest of the radio station staff agrees with me.
Jonti - Twirligig
Jaspects - Uppity Negro
The computer actually picked this track. Who am I to begrudge the computer wanting to hear some Jaspects?
Ben Williams - The Lee Morgan Story
The computer picked this one, too, but I was due to play some Ben Williams again soon anyway. If not now, when?
Radiohead - Idioteque
Weather Report - 125th Street Congress
The computer also happened to pick this track, but I made it the show's closing track to match up well with J.D. picking the next hour's starter on the indie side with Zappa. Fusion definitely works in this case.

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