Marketplace Music

Playlist: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Melissa Kaplan Aug 11, 2010

Posted by Melissa Kaplan

For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our headlines today were teeming with surprises. U.S. consumers set a new record for imported goods despite the economy still slumping, Toyota’s acceleration mishaps were turned around on the driver, and China’s urbanization was pegged as a culprit in a crisis that, on the surface, would seem more natural. Our musical choices reflectively zagged where a listener might want to zig, starting with a jumpstart and ending with a melodious float. We can’t help it; it’s just what the news does to us.

  • Junior Kickstart — The Go! Team Buy
  • Pound It Out — Booker T Buy
  • Who’s Keeping Time — Omid Buy
  • Float On — Modest Mouse Buy
  • In Christ There Is No East Or West — Leo Kottke Buy

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