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Music Editor — NPR
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NPR Music editor, writer, yakker; Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist; long-ago Onion A.V. Club editor; snack-eater; TV-watcher; dad and multicade owner; nap-taker.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Dear White People' And The State Of Animation

npr.org — With Linda Holmes on vacation during this week's taping, we turn to a pair of dear familiar faces in Code Switch's Gene Demby and Kat Chow. As race and culture bloggers for NPR, they've got a few opinions about our first topic this week: the film Dear White People, which satirizes black campus life at a fictional Ivy League university.

Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

npr.org — Tiny Desk Concerts often require creative and logistical transformations, from electric bands going acoustic to big bands squashing into a tiny space to many players gathering around a single microphone. But the setting is particularly challenging for vocalists, especially those accustomed to heavy production, effects or - in the case of recent guest T-Pain - generous dollops of Auto-Tune.

Banks: Tiny Desk Concert

wnyc.org — Tiny Desk Concerts often require creative and logistical transformations, from electric bands going acoustic to big bands squashing into a tiny space to many players gathering around a single microphone. But the setting is particularly challenging for vocalists, especially those accustomed to heavy production, effects or - in the case of recent guest T-Pain - generous dollops of Auto-Tune.

The Notwist, 'Kong'

wnyc.org — The song is about this fantasy that the singer Markus Acher had had about a superhero coming in and saving his house from a flood. And if you listen closely you can pick up little hints of that story. The song is just this wonderfully fizzy, catchy, propulsive, beautiful, cool song.

First Listen: Neil Young, 'Storytone'

wnyc.org — One of Neil Young's recent records, 2009's Fork In The Road, contains nothing but rambling songs about his beloved electric car. Young has generated stacks of live albums - one of which, 1991's Arc, consists of exactly 35 minutes' worth of feedback and noise.

First Listen: Neil Young, 'Storytone'

npr.org — One of Neil Young's recent records, 2009's Fork In The Road, contains nothing but rambling songs about his beloved electric car. Young has generated stacks of live albums - one of which, 1991's Arc, consists of exactly 35 minutes' worth of feedback and noise.

The Good Listener: Where's All The Great Halloween Music?

npr.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the fake blood we ordered for our son's Andrew W.K. costume is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on Halloween music.

The Good Listener: Where's all the great Halloween music?

scpr.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the fake blood we ordered for our son's Andrew W.K. costume is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on Halloween music.

The Good Listener: Where's All The Great Halloween Music?

wnyc.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the fake blood we ordered for our son's Andrew W.K. costume is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on Halloween music.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Whiplash' And Carbon Dating

npr.org — About half a second after this episode taped, intrepid Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes commenced a long-awaited, much-ballyhooed vacation. I can't say for sure that her car wasn't warming up in the NPR parking garage the entire time, but I can confirm the presence of a Linda Holmes-shaped vapor trail following the words, "back here next week."
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Oct 31, 2014

(Related: @mitohabeevans is a freaking genius. I mean, my god.)

Oct 31, 2014

While you wait for a live Sun Ra Arkestra Tiny Desk Concert, click the play button to see hamsters at the Tiny Desk: npr.org/event/music/36…

Oct 31, 2014

@aartipaarti @nprmonkeysee Linda got one; I didn't. My son is a big fan and everything! [Hurls tear-moistened stuffed animal across room.]

Oct 31, 2014

For Halloween, @nprmusic intern @joseph_ocon dressed as me. I dressed as a grim vision of Joseph's future. pic.twitter.com/xm9PX6T9Di

Oct 31, 2014

@ditzkoff NEIGHBOR: "Cute! Are you Anna or Elsa?" MY 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, SIGHING EXASPERATEDLY: "Ozzy. Did I draw 'ELSA' on my knuckles?"

Oct 31, 2014

@RSwirling There's a new one, but it's not showing up in the feed for reasons we're trying to determine. For now: npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…

Oct 31, 2014

New Pop Culture Happy Hour, with our pals @katchow and @geedee215, on Dear White People and animation today: npr.org/blogs/monkeyse… #PCHH

Oct 30, 2014

Our @TPAIN Tiny Desk sailed past a million views in a little more than 24 hours. All hail (and follow) @nprandb! youtube.com/watch?v=CIjXUg…

Oct 29, 2014

As of 3 p.m. ET, all 700 Pop Culture Happy Hour Live tickets for @sixthandi have been sold. Absolutely incredible. Thanks, everyone. #PCHH

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