This is going to be a segment in our blog that will highlight one member of the Conversation team‚Äôs current music rotation and movie picks.¬† This will be an opportunity for our staffers to tell us what they are listening to, besides the Z100 heard around the office. Enjoy!
This weeks picks: Chris Szalkowski, Chief Tern, Conversation.
Rage Against the Machine- The Battle of Los Angeles.
Strolling through my iPod the other day, I stumbled upon this nostalgic gem.¬† I remember listening to this, and RATM‚Äôs other albums when I was younger for the heavy metal meets rap sound, never fully appreciating the band and their message until later.¬†¬† I also remember that The Battle of Los Angeles debuted at #1 on the billboard chart, denying Mariah Carey‚Äôs ‚ÄòRainbow‚Äô the top spot for her big comeback.
The Weakerthans- Reunion Tour
I gave this cd a pass when it came out two years ago and didn‚Äôt really hear anything on off of it until a few weeks before I saw them play at the Bowery Ballroom last month.¬† Now I can‚Äôt find myself not keeping this in my current rotation. The Weakerthans make a blend of political indie power pop with a folk rock edge that is listenable to any ear,so listen to it!
Jay-Z- The Blue Print 3
Best rapper alive.¬† Best rap album of 2009.¬† Period
Where the Wild Things Are
I dare you to tell me you didn‚Äôt read this book when you were a child. Spike Jonze brings this beloved children‚Äôs book to life with a mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering. Can‚Äôt Wait.