predicting the soundtrack to an excellent 4th of July here in NC:
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil
Prince - 1999
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
REM - Reckoning
The new Clean album (Mister Pop)
Smart's Palace (Numero Group)
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
Beg, Scream & Shout Box o' 60's Soul (Rhino)
(check this amazing clip of William Bell singing "You Don't Miss Your Water")
New Order - Technique
Jackie Mittoo - Keyboard King at Studio One
and in a nice bit of news to take to the weekend, the HELP committee has produced a health care bill containing the public option, at a lower cost than the CBO had predicted, and even our NC holdout Sen. Kay Hagan has signed onto it! the bill has some weaknesses, but it's a great start.
have a good one, everybody!