It’s been a long week, and I’m glad it’s over. Today’s In
Rotation: 05/27/05 is in full effect. This was a bit of a challenge
for me, since I was (as usual) feeling very mellow after a long work week, which
was pretty much a repeat of last week. After I turned up the sound and rested
a bit, I was able to drop a mix of cuts that, outside of the OSWs, have been in
rotation and haven’t been too mellow and a even- dare I say- a little eclectic. If you’re feeling mellow, you know you can always dip into our crates…
And people, if you happen to see Todd Kelley around, do
not give him a photo of yours. There’s no telling what might happen. And yes, I’m still open for Q&A. You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers. I’ll start dropping them on Tuesday. Go for it.
Check it out:
01 – The
Avalanches – Since I Left You. They
are an Australian sextet that, if I tried to classify into a specific genre, I
would fail miserably. This is the lead single off their CD
released last year. I would definitely classify this as one of the misses
of last year. (Big ups to Gwen
for the tip — I owe you a big one).
02 – Platinum
Pied Pipers f/ Tiombe Lockhart -Stay With Me.
Don’t ask me, ask Honey.
Like I mentioned to her, their album is quite possibly one of my top 10 of this
03 – Ivana
Santilli – Should I. Todd
is a mellow cat. Yet another one of my misses from last year.
04 – Jamiroquai – Little L. Word is Jay is in the studio.
Let’s hope so.
05 – Maya Azucena -Too Much. Yep, Honey
again. It’s like an addiction.
06 – Rahsaan Patterson
– The One For Me. Wonder who
designed his website? Hmm……
07 – Frank McComb – Do You Remember Love? I got to see
him perform at Prince’s concert and picked up his CDs.
08 – Lalah
Hathaway – Outrun The Sky. From her
album of the same name.
09 – Toshi
– Beating of My Heart. I mentioned
his album last year.
10 – Kem – Set You Free. From Album II. (Yep, her
11 – Michael Johnson – Move On. One of the close friends
of Julie Dexter and a wonderful producer. Cop
his album if you like this track.
12 – Q-Burns Abstract Message f/ Lisa Shaw – This Time.
Whisper "Lisa Shaw" into Todd’s ear and find out what
happens. Wish I could see her again.
13 – D’Influence f/ Shola Ama – This I Promise You.
From their last (and hopefully not final) album, D-Vas.
14 – Jhelisa – Whirl Keeps Turning. I’m
wondering what she’s doing these days as well.
I’ve made myself a happy camper after a busy, yet productive week. Let’s hope
I spread the love. Have a great weekend and a wonderful holiday – and Chicagoans, I will see you in July…..