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City Weekly is asking locals what’s playing on their iPods and assorted digital toys'brand-new tunes, classic favorites, etc.'right now, and why. This week, Monk’s House of Jazz booker/soundman/doorman Alex Woodruff rattles off his personal Top 10'albeit briefly due to, well, circumstances. “Yeah, sorry about that'I forgot I have a midterm tomorrow and I’m cramming for it … and I’ve been really busy drinking for the last five days.”

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Hot Water Music, “A Clear Line”

(2001, HotWaterMusic.com)

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“The intro blows me away. Plus, I gotta give props to dirty South Florida!”

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Starmy, “Get on In”

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(2004, GoStarmy.com)

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“It’s an earworm: Hear it once and it’s stuck in your head all day.”

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Minor Threat, “Salad Days”

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(1985, Dischord.com)

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“This song takes me back to when I was younger. When were your salad days?”

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Wu-Tang Clan, “C.R.E.A.M.”

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(1993, WuTangCorp.com)

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“What can I say? Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ ta f'k wit!”

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The Pogues, “A Pair of Brown Eyes”

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(1985, Pogues.com)

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“A beautiful song … about death, blood and war!”

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Public Enemy, “Can’t Truss It”

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(1991, PublicEnemy.com)

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“Chuck D has amazing cadence. I listen to it and do S1W steps in my living room.”

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The Rolling Stones, “Dead Flowers”

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(1971, RollingStones.com)

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“Laidback and vengeful; this song is a killer.”

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Ryan Adams, “Monday Night”

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(2000, BloodshotRecords.com)

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“I love Bloodshot Records’ stuff. Besides, he’s just such a damned good songwriter. The composition is amazing.”

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American Steel, “Maria”

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(2001, LookoutRecords.com)

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“The finest song produced by an amazing band that I wish was still around.”

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Slayer, “War Ensemble”

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(1990, Slayer.net)

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“It’s Slayer, duh!”

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