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R.I.P. Jason Rosenthal

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I grew up playing shows with Jason and his band On the Might of Princes in the late 90s and early 2000s on Long Island, NY.  Although my taste in music was much different at the time, I could appreciate the raw and honest energy he put into every set I've seen them play.  Whether there were 5 people at the show or 500, Jason played with a sense of authenticity and passion like he was playing the songs for the very first time.  His music played a vital role during a very important time of my life, and for this I thank him.  For those unfamiliar with his music, here is a solid jumping off point.

Keep On

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I am currently at the beginning stages of a training program for my first marathon in November. This was sent to me today of a Ted Talk with Zoe Romano, a woman who recently ran across the United States and is preparing to run the entire length of the Tour de France. While I am not running across the country, and am uncertain of how everything will turn out, I am excited about this adventure. Listen to some of her insight into her motivation to do these runs, it translates well to life in general.

Saxy

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I've been ending my sets with this track lately, it sits so well in these damp summer nights. 

Staff Picks

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Haven't done a live off the cuff mix like this in a while, had a lot of fun with this one.  A mish mash of some of my favorite disco tunes that I've been playing out lately.

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Mayer Hawthorne - Designer Drug
Moon Boots - Sugar
Late Nite Tuff Guy - Do I Believe In God  (Prince Controversy Remix)
Lynda Lewis - Class Style (DJ Pump Edit)
Moullinex - Take My Pain Away (Rory Phillips Remix)
Para One - Every Little Thing (feat. Irfane & Teki Latex) (Plastic Plates Remix)
Justin Timberlake - Let the Groove Get In (Sammy Bananas Bootleg)
Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion - Friday Nights
Bondax - Gold (Moon Boots Remix)
Casio Social Club - Try Me
Sharam Jey & Night Talk - Gonna Get You
Louis La Roche - Say I'm Your No. 1
Kris Menace - Waiting For You Feat. Black Hills (Oliver Remix)
James Blake - Retrograde (Finn Pilly Edit)
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit)