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(Now playing in my office): 1. 1000 Kisses, Patty Griffin 2. "Dog Dog," SNCC Freedom Singers 3. Cocky, Kid Rock 4. "Hey Mr. DJ," Van Morrison 5. Impressed! 24 Groups Inspired by the Legendary Impressions & Curtis Mayfield 6. Beautiful Stars, Isaac Freeman and the Bluebloods 7. Ali Soundtrack 8. Spacial Disorientation, Dick Dale 9. […]

What’s Playing At My House

by Dave Marsh

(Now playing in my office):

1. 1000 Kisses, Patty Griffin

2. "Dog Dog," SNCC Freedom Singers

3. Cocky, Kid Rock

4. "Hey Mr. DJ," Van Morrison

5. Impressed! 24 Groups Inspired by the Legendary Impressions & Curtis Mayfield

6. Beautiful Stars, Isaac Freeman and the Bluebloods

7. Ali Soundtrack

8. Spacial Disorientation, Dick Dale

9. Highway 377, Cross Canadian Ragweed

10. Splitsville, Vol. 1, Supersuckers and Electric Frankenstein

Dave Marsh coedits Rock and Rap Confidential. He can be reached at: marsh6@optonline.net

Dave Marsh’s Previous DeskScan Top 10 Lists:

April 2, 2002

March 25, 2002

March 18, 2002

March 11, 2002