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Lineup #161

In 2017, Archives, October 2017 by eseids0 Comments

Let’s try this again. The past two Mondays have delivered us some of the worst news, and the past two weeks have just felt long and tiring and filled with weight. When I started The Monday Lineup in 2014, the worst part of Monday morning was the dread of going back to work after the weekend. An hour of good …

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Lineup #160

In 2017, Archives, October 2017 by eseids0 Comments

Summer in the city. I wrote this post Sunday evening, and again woke up to news that is never the way I want to start a Monday, or any day. As firefighters work to stop the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties, my thoughts and prayers go out to those communities and everyone affected. My original post below. — Well, …

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Lineup #159

In 2017, Archives, October 2017 by eseids0 Comments

Laying low. Just like last week, I’m still in my current phase of enjoying the sounds of more downtempo, laid-back and mellow music (Four Tet’s New Energy could not have come at a better time). I actually started making this week’s Lineup with a whole other set of house and disco tracks I picked up at a party over the weekend, but …

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The September Write-up

In Features, September 2017, Write-up by eseids0 Comments

So, technically it’s already October, so please forgive my tardiness. Here is the September edition of The Monthly Write-up, a space on The Monday Lineup for me to share music related things that brought me joy in the past month. 1. Dissect, A Serialized Music Podcast – Season 2 Okay. Without any exaggeration, Dissect podcast is my favorite discovery of the …

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Lineup #158

In 2017, Archives, September 2017 by eseids0 Comments

Breaking Rules. I wrote this post and simultaneously made this week’s Lineup after experiencing the last chapter of Taylor Mac’s exquisite and honestly indescribable 24-Decade History of Popular Music. It was a 6 hour performance. I’m exhausted. Taylor Mac is probably 100x more exhausted (or maybe not. Taylor Mac is an actual super hero so you never know). But that’s …

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Lineup #157

In 2017, Archives, September 2017 by eseids0 Comments

And then there were 3! Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the The Monday Lineup. I wasn’t really sure what this would turn into when I launched it back in 2014, but I definitely didn’t think I’d be at it for 157 weeks straight nor did I ever think The Monday Lineup would turn into a radio show. When I …

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Lineup #156

In 2017, Archives, September 2017 by eseids0 Comments

‘Tis the season. I’m writing this post from a coffee shop in my new favorite Canadian city, Montreal, after a weekend of smoked meats, hot dog (there’s a difference), bagels, drag and pop music sing-a-longs. I came this close to making Lineup #156 a playlist feauuring the likes of Celine Dion, Kesha, Britney Spears and a bunch of show tunes …

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Lineup #155

In 2017, Archives, September 2017 by eseids0 Comments

Still Summer. This week’s Lineup is one of my favorite types – the kind that kind of seems to create itself. Not only was there a whole bunch of music I was excited about this week, everything I was drawn to has all the vibes of a 3-day weekend and making the feeling of Summer last (despite what the calendar …

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The August Write-up

In August 2017, Features, Write-up by eseids0 Comments

Welcome to the second edition of The Monthly Write-up, where I write about my favorite music related things I’ve discovered during the month. Here, you’ll find a few of my favorites finds from August: 1. Maggie Rogers – “Alaska”, Song Exploder Podcast & NPR: Tiny Desk concert Ever since I first heard “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers last Summer, I’ve been …

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Lineup #154

In 2017, Archives, August 2017 by eseids0 Comments

A Little Bit. It’s been another long week filled with news I wish I didn’t have to hear. Truthfully, it’s been hard for me to write these quippy little weekly posts when there’s just so much craziness going on in the world. So here’s what I’ll say this week: I hope that this 154th installment of The Monday Lineup can …