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What Makes a Presidential Playlist Good?

This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, the former Swamp Records Gainesville-based blog. Since writing, actually not a whole helluva lot has changed, even though everything has. Last month the big man on campus, Barry O, released his official summer playlist, which includes several tracks I would consider off the beaten path. I’ve listened …

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Tear Down This Hall – Outliving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, the former Swamp Records Gainesville-based blog. Recently Stereogum reported the addition of N.W.A, the rap group of Compton fame, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution as dated as its name suggests. No longer does the Hall receive grace from acts of just rock …

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