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Calexico!

Rod: Fountains of Wayne is so last summer. NROnik Mike Long and I went to a Calexico show last night in DC. Great performance. How to describe them? Ambient alt-country with strong southwestern flavor. Guitars, stand-up bass, trumpets, maracas, accordians, and other instruments whose names escape me. Once heard the band’s style described as the perfect soundtrack for a drive through the desert. That nails it. Check out Calexico here.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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