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Introducing New Music To Your Parents With Paul Ford; Sound Of Music Smackdown; Danny Brown

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Danny Brown performs in the Soundcheck studio. Danny Brown performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Some parents stubbornly cling to music of the past: the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, that George Winston album that gets dragged out over the holidays. Writer Paul Ford joins us with some simple ways to trick parents into liking, say, Sky Ferreira.

Then, as the world readies itself for the NBC "Sound of Music" live remake, we debate the merits of the original musical and film with NPR’s Linda Holmes and Sound of Music enthusiast Peter Kiesewalter.

And, the heralded young Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown talks about his hometown, explains why he likes to cuss so much when he’s not on the radio, and tells us what he’ll be having for Thanksgiving dinner (spoiler alert: chitlins with hot sauce). Plus, he performs live in our studio.

Parents And New Music: Paul Ford

We continue our series about introducing your parents to new music with Paul Ford, the Brooklyn-based writer who joins us occasionally on Soundcheck. Plus, host John Schaefer shares his thoughts about the music his daughters have introduced him to. 

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Is The Sound of Music Stale?

As the world readies itself for the NBC Sound of Music live remake, we debate the merits of the original musical and film.

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Watch: Danny Brown, In The Studio

Watch the energetic Detroit rapper Danny Brown perform songs from his latest album, Old, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Download This: Atsumasa Nakabayashi

The guitarist Atsumasa Nakabayashi performs at Carnegie Hall Tuesday. Download "Caves of Altamira."

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