Reblogging: Recent Pieces on NPR

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a round-up of recent works I’ve played a part in at NPR Music. So here we go with a hail of bullets:

Exclusive First Listen: Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

Abaji: Tiny Desk Concert: This is the first video I’ve actually shot for NPR. I also edited the video and produced the page taboot.

— Song of the Day: Yeasayer: Tightly Wound And Dance Friendly

The Gun Show: A Winter Workout Mix. Here I just sort of helped direct the photographer a little for this photo shoot. Then found myself playing the part of surly trainer. Yes I get paid for this.

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch: Tiny Desk Concert

First Listen: Massive Attack, Heligoland

Low Anthem: Tiny Desk Concert

First Listen: Beach House, Teen Dream

First Listen: Charlotte Gainsbourg, IRM

Elvis Presley At 75: Songs We Love

In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost, 2000-2009. I did a majority of the building, researching and producing of this multimedia interactive page which was part of our End of Decade coverage. Looks pretty great I think.

Def Jam’s 25th Anniversary: Songs We Love. In which I discuss LL Cool J.

In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2009. I was one of the main producers and researchers for this amazing interactive feature we did as part of our End of Year coverage.

Interactive: Musicians Remembered

This year seemed to have an incredible amount of important figures pass away, more than most years it feels. And music was no different — including Michael Jackson, Jay Bennett, and shockingly Vic Chesnutt, who died on Christmas Day.

So as 2009 winds down, there’s still more to cover at NPR Music, including the fairly slick multimedia interactive of musicians who died in the last year. I played a big hand in putting this sucker together, from gathering songs and editing all the music clips to hunting down photos and general assembly.

Check it out here.