Friday, April 28, 2006

Bill Dunn, Sara Hebert, and me at The Highland Parade

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Quite possibly, my last radio show ever



I thought I'd share my playlist from what is probably my last radio show on KSCL 91.3 ever. It was kinda sad, and I just played a bunch of indie rock that I've really enjoyed over the past 4 years. I didn't even get into much electronic or hip hop stuff, which was pretty sad:

Oxford Collapse "Melting the Ice Queen" S/T
Ben Gibbard "You Remind me of Home" Home Split
TIm Kasher "Stranger than Strangers" My Favorite Songwriters
MC Honky "A Good Day to be You feat. Kool G Murder" I am the Messiah
!!! "Take Ecstasy with Me" Take Ecstasy with Me EP
Yo La Tengo "Autumn Sweater" Sampler 1993-97
Spoon "The Way We Get By" Kill the Moonlight
Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer" Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Calexico "Deep Down" Garden Ruin
Ted Leo + Pharmacists "Ghosts" Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead
The Gunshy "Reason to Retreat" No Man's Blues
Jason Anderson "Jet Ski Accidents" Something/Everything
John Vanderslice "Pale Horse" Cellar Door
Atom & His Package "Going to Georgia" Redefining Music
Postal Service "We will become silhouettes" Give Up
Clorox Girls "Don't You Take Your Life" S/T
Twilight Singers "Teenage Wrist Band" Twilight Singers Play Blackberry Belle
TV on the Radio "Ambulance" Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Destroyer "Notorious Lightning" Your Blues
Mountain Goats "Palmcorder Yajna" We Shall All Be Healed
Grandaddy "Now It's On" Sumday
Flaming Lips "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21" Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Les Savy Fav "Reprobate's Resume" Go Forth
S PRCSS "In It's Mouth A Murder. Oh MNML" MNML
White Stripes "Jolene" White Blood Cells Bonus Disc
PS "So Stupid Beauty" S/T
Neko Case "If You Knew" The Tigers Have Spoken
Portastatic "You Know Where to Find Me (Live)" Autumn was a Lark
Songs: Ohia "Farewell Transmission" Magnolia Electric Co.

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Correspondent, Chris #2, sends in what he calls "Devo meets Sesame Street meets an 80s rap video meets an 80s new wave video"

Basically, I wish I was in this video and that I owned every boombox in it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sara inside her Spam sculpture.

What a nice evening.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Panda, Panda, Panda!


So, one of the authors of this rapidly dying blog, Sara Hebert, is having her senior art show this Sunday night at Turner Art Center on the campus of Centenary College. It's actually a two-person exhibit including Sara's art (in the gallery) and the art of her classmate Ryan Watson (in an Airstream trailer parked out front). The show is called DOIN' IT WITH MACHINES. I am providing some of the snacks and crap...including TWO CRATES OF HELLO PANDAS. So, I mean, even if you hate art. You like these cookies and you know it.

The show begins at 7:00 PM at Turner Art Center, and there'll be lots of stylishly disaffected people and friggin' awesome artwork.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

the new streets album is incredible


"When You Wasn't Famous" = Song of the year. The whole album, which I got a promo copy of last night, is much less catchy as a whole, but just incredibly intense and personal. It's like a diary of someone who's worried they're losing their mind set to unique, glitchy hip-hop beats. I love it.

But I still like Pitman, who definitely does not like The Streets. No time to write more, but I promise a proper review soon.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

deja vu

i just had to make this post, it was too funny to pass up. Here I am, three nights later, in the same brookshire's parking lot. Car crapped out on me again, the exact same way and in the exact same spot. What are the odds of that? Lightning does strike twice, my friends. However, I'm in a considerably better mood today than I was the last time this happened, so I'm taking it all in good humor. Randall, however, who has now had to get dressed and get the kid up and ready to go for the second time in a week, is probably not as happy.

on another note, have any of you heard Tapes n' Tapes? How about Wolf Parade? Clap Your Hands Say Yeah? Voxtrot? The Elected? I'm loving all of this stuff right now. I think I'm going to make a sorta 'virtual mixtape' and post it up here soon. I'm feeling really excited about music these days, which is always nice.

Now I'm going to sit in my car and eat M & Ms until my family gets here to rescue me. bye.

Friday, April 07, 2006

OOOOOHHHHH!


Occassionally one of those commercial rap songs comes along that makes me think twice before taking my i-Pod along on car rides. T.I.'s "What You Know" is one of those songs. It's definitely the most marvelous beat to hit rap radio since Three Six Mafia's "Stay Fly," but the lyrics are beutifully delivered as well. This is one of those songs where you can hear exactly what Saul Williams was talking about at Barnes & Noble when he said "I see southern rap as the blues. It's not the originality of what they're saying, but how they're saying it that matters."

As a side note, if you want to get a peep at the vast, echoing absence of much popular, young black culture on the internet, just do a Google Image search for "T.I.". This is the number one song on Urban radio, in the country, and you have to go five pages of images in to find an image of this cat. Most of the images that come back as TI-85 calculators. Which is pretty awesome.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

maybe a little weird, but here's a post for you

this has nothing to do with music, so forgive me. it's just a post about how i've had the worst day ever, which has culminated with my car (brand new, by the way, only four months old!) breaking down about 20 minutes from home as I was going back from work. So I'm stuck here in a brookshire's parking lot at 11 pm, waiting for my husband to come get me, and stealing a wireless internet signal to write this post (thank God for small miracles like wireless internet and airport on my mac) Now why can't i ever remember to change the oil in my car??? Somebody slap me, please.

I miss my friends. I have all of these awesome friends, some of whom write on this blog, many of whom read it. I wanted to tell you all how much i wish i saw you more often. I'd like to start trying to figure out a way to spend more time with you. If you're reading this, just know that i love you all.

thank you and goodnight.
-shannon

Robinson Film Center groundbreaking this weekend, neat "virtual tour" on the web

I work for an oprganization called The Robinson Film Center, which is an upcoming venue for independent, international, and classic film. While working there, I've also had the priviledge of getting to teach introductory video production to a lot of students who'd never even given a thought to making their own films. In the last few months, the job has nearly consumed my entire life outside of work. But we're breaking ground on construction/renovations of our building this weekend, so the work is paying off.

If you'd like to zip fast forward to early 2007 and have the architect who designed the building, as well as the Executive Director, give you a guided tour of the facility, you can to that...sort of. The Times has posted a very cool "Virtual tour" of the completed building, which includes a "Director's Commentary"-style audio track. You can check it out here (scroll down to the "Multimedia" section - it streams in Windows Media Player). I admit to getting a little excited every time I see the theaters.