WBEZ | Mos Def http://www.wbez.org/tags/mos-def Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en WBEZ staff pick their favorite songs of 2010 http://www.wbez.org/story/69-boyz/wbez-staff-pick-their-favorite-songs-2010 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/cd.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Updated 12/16/2010: Download file changed</em></p><p>At this time of year it seems everyone's suddenly a music critic. There's no shortage of lists carefully ranking albums in order of cultural significance. And this year, the most interesting part of most of them is finding out where Kanye's album fell. (Except, of course, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/reasons-living-20-best-albums-2010">Jim DeRogatis</a> and <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/shownotes/2010/121010/shownotes.html">Sound Opinions</a>' lists).</p><p>But how often does cultural significance line up with what people actually listen to? Sure, the Arcade Fire's album makes a big statement, but can any of the tracks hold their own against Ke$ha's &quot;Tik Tok?&quot; It's an MP3 world after all.</p><p>In that spirit, we decided to put a little twist on the annual &quot;critic's list&quot;.&nbsp;&nbsp; We simply asked our colleagues here at Chicago Public Media to pick their favorite song they listened to in 2010.&nbsp;</p><p>And together, they served up quite a range of responses. Some picks were heartfelt, others not so much.&nbsp; Most of them simply had a good beat.&nbsp;</p><p>Without further ado - for your listening pleasure - we present&nbsp; the top songs playing on iPods at 848 E Grand Avenue this year.&nbsp; Enjoy!</p><p>(<a href="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/WBEZ Staff 2010 Mix.mp3" target="_blank">Download an abridged version of this mix here</a>)</p><p><strong>(0:00) Robin Linn, Producer, Sound Opinions</strong><br />F- You by Cee Lo Green</p><p><strong>(4:27) Jason Marck, Director, Eight Forty Eight </strong><br />Into the Wind by Bei Bei &amp; Shawn Lee</p><p><strong>(7:58) Jim DeRogatis, Co-Host, Sound Opinions </strong><br />Garbage Truck by Beck</p><p><strong>(12:03) JR Nelson, Co-Host, Hit It or Quit It </strong><br />Yamaha by The-Dream</p><p><strong>(16:58) Jason Saldanha, Producer, Sound Opinions </strong><br />All I Want by LCD Soundsystem</p><p><strong>(23:43) Molly Adams, Co-Host, Vocalo Morning Amp</strong><br />Runway Love Remix by Kanye West featuring Justin Bieber</p><p><strong>(29:01) Icoi Johnson, Pritzker Fellow </strong><br />The Perpetual Self or &quot;What Would Saul Alinsky Do?&quot;by Sufjan Stevens</p><p><strong>(31:41) Alison Cuddy, Host, Eight Forty Eight </strong><br />MmmHmmm by Flying Lotus</p><p><strong>(35:55) George Lara, Director of Internships and Mentorships </strong><br />No Viniste by Carla Morrison</p><p><strong>(39:52) Melanie Palmer, Master Control Engineer </strong><br />The Best in Me by Marvin Sapp</p><p><strong>(44:18) Susie An, News Producer </strong><br />Exuses by the Morning Benders</p><p><strong>(48:53) Brian Babylon, Co-Host, Vocalo Morning Amp</strong><br />Stylo by Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womak and Mos Def</p><p><strong>(53:44) Natalie Moore, Reporter </strong><br />Miss Me by Drake</p><p><strong>(58:07) Bill Healy, News Freelancer</strong> <br />Sinister Kid by The Black Keys</p><p><strong>(62:11) Nick van der Kolk, Producer, Vocalo Mixtape</strong> <br />An Apology by Future Islands</p><p><strong>(66:04) Tony Arnold, Reporter </strong><br />Sick of You by Cake</p><p><strong>(69:42) Alison Scholly, COO </strong><br />Tightrope by Janelle Monae</p><p><strong>(74:40) Samuel Vega, Pritzker Fellow </strong><br />Battle Cry by Joell Ortiz</p><p><strong>(80:24) Greg Kot, Co-Host, Sound Opinions </strong><br />Albatross by Besnard Lakes</p><p><strong>(85:04) Liz Bustamante, Master Control Engineer </strong><br />Winterwind by the Bottomless Pit</p><p><strong>(91:56) Richard Steele, Interviewer </strong><br />Wonderful Savior by Mavis Staples</p><p><strong>(94:15) Andrew Gill, Web Producer </strong><br />Bottled in Cork by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists</p><p><strong>(97:57) Nathan Biggs, Membership </strong><br />Bushwick Blues by Delta Spirit</p><p><strong>(101:32) Beth Maggard, Strategic Communications </strong><br />Terrible Love by the National</p><p><strong>(106:05) Tony Abraham, Web Development Intern </strong><br />Shutterbug by Big Boi</p><p><strong>(109:38) Janet Gould, Strategic Communications </strong><br />Positive Dance by SMAP</p><p><strong>(114:11) Alex Keefe, News Producer </strong><br />Tootsie Roll by the 69 Boyz</p><p>Share the song that defined 2010 for you in the comments.</p></p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/69-boyz/wbez-staff-pick-their-favorite-songs-2010 Is Mayor Daley advertently (or inadvertently) calling out President Obama? http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/02/is-mayor-daley-advertently-or-inadvertently-calling-out-president-obama/15002 <p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//family-eating-breakfast.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-15012" title="family-eating-breakfast" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//family-eating-breakfast.jpg" alt="" width="570" height="317" /></a> I'm going to start calling this daily blog post: Hot Breakfast.‚  I usually have it ready by early morning now, so maybe you can read it while you are eating your canned peaches. Let's begin: <strong>A story:</strong> Our story on <a href="/ccahan/2010/02/mayor-daley-on-war-protests-what-happened-to-america/14738" target="_blank">Mayor Daley calling out the lack of anti-war protests</a> has a bit of momentum. I thought this comment from Cheryl Noel was intriguing: <blockquote>As absurd as his comments were/are to anyone who has been paying attention to his position on the war and the anti-war movement, I too stood and applauded for them. As the author of this article also acknowledges, his comments were seemingly genuine -- and personally I don't care what motivated them, selfish or not. The real issue for me, is that this was the first time I have heard anyone publically denounce Obama's war policies...</blockquote> She goes on to attack Obama's campaign promises and misspell publicly a few more times, but she has a valid point: Is this Daley siding with progressives displeased with Obama's presidency, namely his war policies? <!--break-->Is Daley breaking ranks and taking on the President? With the Obama staff <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/01/washington_post_columnist_says.html" target="_blank">gunning for his job</a> (<a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/01/emanuel-denies-any-plan-to-leave-white-house-job.html" target="_blank">denial here</a>) and now his son going back into war, is a fight a brewin'? <strong>B story:</strong> I'm confused. So <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cta-slowdown-threatened-20100213,0,1521253.story" target="_blank">CTA buses can actually go slower</a>? <strong>C story:</strong> Gotta love <a href="/feder/2010/02/what-to-do-when-pam-zekman-comes-calling/14966" target="_blank">Feder</a>. Today's post is all about what to do if Pam Zekman calls you. That would be a weird scene to pick up your phone and have it be Pam Zekman. If it happened to me, I would think she would be calling about how I once shook the vending machine and two bags of chips came out. It has been haunting me. Also, Robert, can you please do a post telling me what to do when <a href="http://www.twitter.com/saxenmeyer" target="_blank">Mark Saxenmeyer</a> tweets? <strong>Entertainment:</strong> <a href="http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/2010/02/doom-mos-def-mike-relm-at-the-congress-theater-photo-gallery/" target="_blank">Awesome photos from the Mos Def and Doom show</a>. Interesting theories abound about whether or not Doom sent an impostor to perform for him. I can't tell if this is a hilarious joke (because he performs in a mask) or if this is really an issue. I think I just got old. <strong>Weather:</strong> I thought this weekend was nice enough for the weather. Even though it was cold, when the wind wasn't blowing it was actually bearable. I think this is a suitable winter temperature. <strong>Sports:</strong> Vancouver 2010 is in high gear. Which means I watched 45 minutes of pair skating last night. HD is ruining figure skating. Yeah, I said it. You can see the flesh colored body-suits sticking out of arm sockets‚  and the weird leggings/pantyhose go over the skate. It's too close. Also, you really do see the close-up on the makeup disasters these skaters have been subjected to.‚  And they are all 16. I'd rather watch Nascar. <strong>Kicker:</strong> Andrew got <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18gDUzL2mLQ" target="_blank">this from someone</a>. It's a new viral video (that you probably saw over the weekend). It's the latest sensation - a really young Spanish rapper. I mean, like elementary school. It's gross how good he is playing this character...</p> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/02/is-mayor-daley-advertently-or-inadvertently-calling-out-president-obama/15002