Monday, September 28, 2009

Muy Caliente

September 15th to October 15th is a month to honor, celebrate, and reflect on a portion of our nation's history that is still very much at the forefront of today's political and social debate. Though we share 1000s of miles worth of borderline with Mexico (disclaimer: there are also many other cultures and nations included in tomorrow's set, including Brazil, Colombia, and Beck), we seem to think ourselves completely different, and often superior. But let's face it: we're both the by-products of a colonial mother. But never mind that, let's put aside our differences on the debates of national language, illegal immigration, and J-Lo's booty, and let's listen to some damned music already...

A little bossa nova anyone?
Hm, no thanks, I prefer the guy who Jim Morrison totally ripped off
But really, let's just get high and listen to Thievery

My cheers to the Smith family for finally cajoling mark to not only start blogging but also to cut his hair. Furthermore, we'd love for any aspiring photographers who are looking to build their portfolios to contact us--we are in serious need of some new headshots for this thing.

Thanks for reading, and listening, and tolerating,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shwayze and Cisco

This is Mark I am finally contributing to the blog. I know it is a shocker. So here is what i gots to say. Friday was pretty awesome, i got to interview Shwayze and Cisco Adler here at KRUI. They were both pretty tight, really cool guys. And i think the interview went really well. Anyways soon I will have the link to the interview, much talk about drinking and girls pooping on the tour bus. You know...being a rock star. Be sure to check back for the interview.

Cisco ended up stopping by the George's Gyro's kart to grab a bite after the party at Union. He told me to check out his newest production, Beardo so google him. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


seriously, we love you guys. Just think, you have to put up with Mark's farting and my occasional naked Tuesdays. We know it ain't easy, and we thank you for all that you do for us, so today, the show is dedicated to you. Pat, Matt, Brondyke, Maggie, Rosalind, Hannah, Maya, and anyone else who may occasionally crash on our floors or find their way under our beds. I've got some lovey-dovey songs from HR, some hits from a few years ago from RS, and some weird stuff from MT like I expected. I can't wait to see what Mark brings in (or rather, what the boys cajole him into playing). See you soon. www.

Monday, September 7, 2009

British Invasion

I'm in this calligraphy class, and we just started working on writing words, any that we want, so I decided to start with song lyrics. And for some reason, Beatles lyrics got into my head (little factoid: I was very very obsessed with them when I was in eighth grade, so I know quite a few by memory). Then of course realized that Tuesday was fast approaching, and Mark is off doing God know's what, and we were in desperate need for a theme. And so, British Invasion is what I decided. And after making my playlist, I realize I didn't even add any Beatles songs! Instead, I took cues from both this article (Damon Albarn) and my dad...

As far as British invasion goes: start with the Stones (12x5 is a great early record, and 2120 Michigan Avenue is the only instrumental they've ever done--it's great! and a great opening song). Others, besides the Beatles, you gotta play are The Kinks (You Really Got me and So Tired of Waiting), Gerry and the Pacemakeers (Ferry Cross the Mersey (sappy, but good), as much Animals as you can, The Hollies (Bus Stop), The Who (Magic Bus), Zombies (She's Not There), Yardbirds with Eric Clapton, The Small Faces (ITchykoo Park and anything with Rod Stewart singing), Donovan (kinda lame, but a part of it), the Troggs (Wild Thing), Manfred Mann ( Doo Wah Diddy), Chad and Jeremy (had a big hit with a Lennon and McCartney song), Herman's Hermits for fun(like Mrs. Brown or Henry the Eighth), and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (a blues band that spawned several great guitarists, like Clapton and others. Led Zep was a little later, but you could probably include them.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Hope you are too.