Music and Online Radio

Lynne Kiesling

I’ve been listening to lots of music lately, and the stuff that keeps floating to the top of my rotation is the James album “Hey Ma” from fall 2008 and the newly-released Franz Ferdinand “Tonight”. I have missed James, and am glad they are back! The new Franz Ferdinand is such an incredible earworm for me that it’s like caffeine is for some folks — I literally can’t listen to it after 4 PM or it disrupts my sleep. Love, love, love it.

I’ve also finally found The Sea and Cake, a great band from Chicago that have been around for about a decade, and play a lot at Shuba’s, down the street from my house. How have I missed them for so long?

So if you’re looking for something new to listen to, those are my recommendations. Also, in addition to my usual online radio at, soma fm’s Groove Salad, and soma fm’s Indie Pop Rocks, a friend just introduced me to Radio Paradise. Check ’em out!

3 thoughts on “Music and Online Radio

  1. My daughter loves Franz Ferdinand as well, especially since she was born on the anniversary of the assassination of the original.

  2. The Spring Standards. You have to see them live to get it, but they are wonderful.

    Love your blog – read it everyday. I’m actually an NU alum from 1977.

  3. The Sea And Cake is excellent. Franz Ferdinand’s new stuff is great but drastically overshadowed by Metric’s Fantasies.

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