For the Workforce, Drowning - A Labor Day Playlist

Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Melissa Bobbitt   It's Labor Day, the last great holiday before autumn settles in. We've created a Spotify playlist in honor of those who dared to stand up for workers' rights-- and for those whom the 9-to-5 workweek just isn't their idea of a career. To the CEOs making a positive difference in the world, to the fry cooks, to immigrants struggling to provide for their families in foreign countries, to the college grad getting... READ MORE

Victory for Love and Self-Ownership

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music WBEZ/Shawn Allee Mirari Erdoiza It was a historic week in politics-- a topic that often inspires hard-charging music. In Texas, Sen. Wendy Davis single-handedly fended off a bill that would essentially shut down most of the state's abortion clinics. She filibustered for women's rights for more than 11 hours, prohibited from sitting, eating, drinking, leaning or even using the restroom. (As of press time, the effort to undermine the filibuster has not been successful.) Then,... READ MORE

Playlist - Ode to NYC

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music This writer's hitting up the Big Apple Oct. 13-17, hoping to squeeze in some CMJ Music Marathon time while I'm there. New York City is one of the most musically rich areas in the world, blessing us with everyone from Bob Dylan (via Minnesota) to Blondie (oh, those heady CBGB days!) to the burgeoning hipster revolution in Williamsburg. We've compiled a Spotify playlist in honor of Gotham's artists and iconic NYC-centric songs. Dig it here: http://open.spotify.com/user/bandcrab/playlist/7hyRSKZlfN1tega7ietBSn -... READ MORE

Road Trip Soundtracks

Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Melissa Bobbitt I just returned from an epic Pacific Northwest vacation with friends, and many wonderful memories were etched into our minds. But with any adventure, the music that accompanied us was just as important as any sightseeing we did. Music can transport us right back to those magical places we never want to leave. Or it can remind us of hysterical moments - none of us can get Ludacris' "Pussy Poppin'"... READ MORE