Category Archives: Other Stuff

How ‘Yo La Tengo’ Chose Their Band Name

I was browsing the wikipedia artist page for Yo La Tengo and came across this gem about how the band chose their name and how it relates to the 1962 New York Mets. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley formed the band as a … Continue reading

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The Place of Music Scenes

I’ve been spending a lot of my recent ‘free-thinking’ time on the subject of music scenes, specifically about how they form and what effect they end up having on music as a whole. When a music scene has developed it … Continue reading

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50 States, 50 Artists, 50 Songs

Alabama Alabama Shakes- “Hold On” Alaska Volcano Choir- “Alaskans” Arizona The Beatles- “Get Back” Arkansas Of Montreal- “Little Rock“ California Foxygen- “San Francisco” Colorado Bob Dylan- “Man of Constant Sorrow” Connecticut Superchunk- “Connecticut“ Delaware

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More Beards, More Fun

Beards. This is the post you never knew you wanted, dedicated to beards. Here are twenty of our favorite bearded bands you should be listening to, in order from ‘that’s some nice facial hair’ to ‘can I marry your beard.’ … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Enjoy Sad Songs”

The above quote was brought up over the past weekend about a friend of one of my housemates from back home, and we all laughed at the concept of it for perhaps different reasons. The people in the room that … Continue reading

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Artists Who Are Due For Their Next Release in 2014

I hope that everybody had an excellent holiday season and received gifts which caused them joy, and I would like to remind you that these gifts don’t stop coming once the holidays are over. We receive gifts in the form of … Continue reading

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Five Christmas Songs That Should Be Retired

This year has been the first time that I’ve actually had a job during the holiday season, and alongside the valuable set of skills I’ve acquired through the experience it has opened my eyes to a very large problem with … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Receiving Song Requests

Regardless of where music is being played, there’s usually a good amount of people prepared to suggest which song should be played next. This can be a fun communal process where everyone gets to learn a little bit about the … Continue reading

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Traditional College Radio – Outdated Medium or Still Useful?

It doesn’t take a genius to know that the internet and mobile technology is changing the media industry as we know it. The ease of broadcasting anything on the internet without having to deal with problems like buying high-tech broadcasting … Continue reading

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Revisiting a Viewpoint: Are Most People DJs?

When you join our radio station, after you go through the process of shadowing shows, working the board, and passing the written test you come up to the final test: on-air clearance. This is about a fifteen minute long period … Continue reading

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