“Shut Up” - Savages
I was so hesitant at first. Savages sound just like every other nostalgia post-punk band, until you realize their music promotes thought instead of feeling. Picking up where WU LYF left off, their noir punk anthems are so current, so of the moment, it’s impossible to listen to their music and feel anything but alive. Jehnny Beth pierces like Beth Gibbons, Gemma Thompson rips notes out of yesterday’s post-punk movement, while Ayse Hassan late-80’s bass pulses forward. It’s cringe-worthy music, in the fresh way new music makes you reevaluate the past. It’s nice to have a political band again, a band that rejects those easy base emotions The National needs to survive.
A post about Savages was long overdue. I’ll withhold my surprise if a new movement starts next year, a crop of newly awakened bands questioning our culture’s post 9/11 slumber. As we all should. Savages are a call to arms and you don’t even know the sides.
See a Rock Legend in Concert Roadtrip
- Hold a Koala
- Get Lost in a Mansion
- Get stuck in an Elevator
- Go to Spain
- Witness a Volcanic Eruption
“That’s What She Said Joke”
- Fuck a Straight Boy
- Survive a Life Threatening Disease
- Get Six Pack Abs
- Get a Medical Marijuana Card
- Get Published
- Have a European Lover
- Have a 3-way
Visit New York
- Ride a Train
- See the Grand Canyon
- Go Wine Tasting in Wine Country
Go on a Cruise
- Get in a Fight
Sex With Someone Who Doesn’t Know English
1: write up a little something about how working at the Reitz Union has affected where you are now or something you learned while working here that has been really beneficial to you. The idea is that these can be used in promotional materials or as a compilation of a bunch of students, so brevity is appreciated (a few sentences to a few short paragraphs).
The assignment is little difficult since I’m absolutely not where I expected, nor could have imagined, when I started working at the Reitz four years ago. I didn’t get a job after graduation, technically I lost one, and luckily I was able to move into management from the only employer who would hire me after graduating, so I don’t have a clear definition on how the experience affected my career choices or any insightful thing I learned there. I thought a lot. My time working for the Reitz was a very internal one, helping the students who stopped by and then returning to a place inside myself. It was a constant in a climate of degrading change, where I could reevaluate my ignorant student aspirations and wonder what my next goal would be. It didn’t have have some astounding effect on me. It was a support beam to my dreams. Although, today, I know it was exactly what I needed. It’s something everyone deserves. And at that moment, when I realized I wasn’t getting anything I wanted, when I realized graduate life would only be drawn out, challenging and desperate, I was there, at the Reitz. And I was glad.
I apologize if this isn’t any help.
I’ve said it in other interviews, but when I did “What You Won’t Do For Love” — my Bobby Caldwell cover — I did it in Chicago and at the beginning of the Chicago show it was — I was like, so the lights come up and I was like, “Why are there only blokes in this audience?” And one of them just shouted out, “‘Cause the gays love you honey!” and I was like, “Okay, great.” And then I’m singing “What You Won’t Do For Love” and I’m like, [sings] “I guess you wonder where I’ve been … ” and you know, there’s a space in between and somebody goes, “Girl, where you been?!” and I was like, okay, “My friends wonder what is wrong with me.” “NOTHING’S WRONG WITH YOU, GIRL!
—Jessie Ware on her fan base perfection
- Expectations: Using the person next to you as a pillow.
- Reality: Using the pillow next to you as a person.
I was disappointed with last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show wherein our smiling host managed to ridicule depression (70% of Americans have experienced depression according to the National Institute of Mental Health). He then found time to ridicule healthy eating (the obesity epidemic in the U.S. costs $147 billion per year in medical expenditure), and he also ridiculed the notion that animals should be entitled to the possession of their own lives. Furthermore, he found time to jokingly promote gun-ownership - hugely amusing for the parents at Sandy Hook, no doubt. He also promoted his special guests Duck Dynasty – who kill beings for fun. None of the above issues are, of course, as important as Jimmy Kimmel himself, who has finally revealed his show to have an overwhelming loss of meaning. Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s.
—Morrissey’s response to this after cancelling and essentially being ridiculed on Kimmel’s show. Let’s all get rid of Kimmel, please. Please?
“Bourgeois” - Phoenix
The fucking song of the year. I don’t care what you say, or they say, this is it. This this the song of the year, maybe of the decade, by the band of the year, maybe of the decade. There is nothing else. Except this. Except Phoenix. Except now.