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This week's curator: Chuck P, DJ for KCRW. Every two weeks, titans of the mediasphere give Nerve their music recommendations. This week: DJ Chuck P, of KCRW, whom you can join on his continuous search for what’s next on KCRW’s Music Blog.
Paul McCartney or an Imposter? EPA/Landov When Paul McCartney was recently fêted by President Obama at the White House and given a lifetime-achievement award by the Kennedy Center, no one mentioned that he may, in fact, have died years ago—and been replaced by a double. It's all part of an elaborate conspiracy theory that some music buffs have kept alive since Paul's alleged accidental death in 1966. Paul McCartney (1942-1966?) Getty Images
Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora , the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM , many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet.
Put the boom-boom back in your zoom-zoom with these fresh playlist picks. The Best Hip-Hop Songs Sweat-worthy rap and R&B workout songs (75 to 139 beats per minute)