Give the Drummer Some's
Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
Hey, somehow in hustle and bustle of pumping out this weekly music missive, I forgot to celebrate my 200th Motherlode. A lot has gone on in the four years since I started this column. I got laid off, moved to Pittsburgh, cranked up the webstream Give the Drummer Radio for WFMU (read all about its "heroics" after Hurricane Sandy here) and all the while, scoured and devoured the free-music omniverse for links to downloads of many hundreds of devastatingly good records.
To mark this auspicious (cough, cough) occasion, I would like to use this space to recall some of my favorite Motherlodes over the years:
A tribute to my war hero father on Veteran's Day.
A poetic music on the nature of "free."
Speculation on the truth behind CIA control of the blogosphere.
A story about me and my all-time musical hero, guru and rabbi Yusef Lateef.
Motherlode #138.2 (Bonus)
Wherein I proposed a 43-year-old tune to be the anthem for the Occupy movement.
A remembrance of a dear soul diva and deviled egg maestro, Sandra Wright.
A special commentary on race in America, starring Kanye West, Taylor Swift, our African-American-in-Chief, and starring Beyoncé in the role of Hattie McDaniel
A celebration of one of the great moments in recorded American History.
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