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This past month I resurrected this early Smog (Bill Callahan) track, “A Hit,” and thought it would be good for a mix. Little did I know at the time that it would make for a pseudo theme for the month, but it’s appropriate. “It isn’t going to be a hit, so why even bother?” I definitely have some should-be hits in this collection, from Bo Diddley‘s “I Can Tell,” which feels ripe for use in a Showtime or HBO show; The Rural Alberta Advantage‘s “The Dethbridge In Lethbridge,” which is so catchy that it deserves frequent radio-play; and Binary Star‘s all-but-forgotten gem, “Reality Check.” Binary Star were a short lived hip-hop group from Pontiac, Michigan whose album, Masters Of The Universe, was a collection of anti-industry shout-outs backed by fantastic production. I love how the beat tricks you with an intro that fades out be for opening up to a more delicate piano loop.