Tuesday, September 30, 2003

The Badger Herald had a review of the new Dismemberment Plan fan remix cd, The People's History of the Dismemberment Plan. You can listen to the cd on real audio via the DPlan website. I think the concept is cool, but I'm just not sure what I think of the remixes yet. I'll have to listen a couple more times I think.
Rockey! I see you've updated your fav songs. Excellent. Looking Thru Lab Eyes is my favorite His and Her Vanities song too.

Lot's of random stuff:

Today we had a field trip to Kohl's in my Retail Management class. We actually took a yellow school bus to the store. Then we got Kohl's party bags afterwards. This is the best class ever.

My advanced accounting class uses Web CT and has a "social" section on the discussion board. Someone used it to post a concert, so I took the opportunity to plug the radio show on it. The chances of business students a: listening and b: liking it are slim to none, but there's no harm in trying!

Last night my roommate's boyfriend and friend came in while I was watching a Bright Eyes video for Bowl of Oranges, which is really cool. They stared at it for awhile, then told me I was really weird.

Check this out: Madison Wisconsin in the music news. And what weird news it is.

Monday, September 29, 2003

All are welcome to join me for some nice, clean, wholesome late night Ice Skating at the Shell this Thursday at 11:15 PM.
Oh, and by the way, plans for a **roller skating** outing are in the works.
My indie-rock boyfriend was Stephen Malkmus. My indie rock girlfriend is Meg White. That's cool with me. I've never heard of three of the five possible girlfriends though.
Skinny Kristin just walked into the B-Library wearing a big fake fur vest. She looks like an anorexic llama. That is all.
I'm just going to take a moment to plug the new WSUM website. We have a new webmaster, and its really cool- it has a playlist search engine, so you can search our playlist database by time, DJ, genre, etc. Also a bulletin board, schedule, community calendar, charts, etc. So that's my plug. Check it out.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

The All Girl Summer Fun Band interview is good especially since you cannot tell that they had just been driving for like 10 hours and were incredibly tired and hungry. But they still rocked and were cute. You go girls! Check out more AGSFB and free mp3s here

His and Her Vanities sounded like something out of this world. They have some seriously mega drumming and crazy guitar action. I like it a lot.

I'm still looking to get the show on the web, but, alas, the network is down at the station right now so all effort is on hold.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

I just posted the interview with the All Girl Summer Fun Band in the concert review section, for lack of a better location. I'm too sick to take the time to also write a review of the show, so that will have to do. Just know that they were super fun, like the name would imply, and His and Her Vanities totally rocked. Maybe Rockey will have more to add.
This is funny:


Mickey's Bar
1524 Williamson St, Madison, WI
8:30pm-11pm, October 2nd
No cover.

The first Madison get-together was fantastic. Come to this one for fun & the opportunity to meet new people! Get a sticker to identify yourself as a Friendster user from either the petite Indian girl or the medium height blond girl - both will be sporting pigtails.

Friday, September 26, 2003

I've been preselected for my first interview!!! October 9, with Grant Thornton. This one I'm requesting a referral to the Portland office. Let's hope they like me enough to take this extra step for me.
One of the more interesting band names I've heard lately: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. This guy just plays on his Casiotone keyboard and feeds it into a tape recorder. He'll be playing at the Memorial Union November 22 w/ Tracy and the Plastics. I'm intrigued.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Oh my God, it's that Simpson's episode, come to life!
Joining the Music Committee is giving me insights into how much bands cost. I'm learning- not very much. Longwave and Calla are coming to the Union, who I consider to be somewhat known, and Longwave gets $500 while we get Calla for FREE. Free!!! Imagine if the Broken Social Scene didn't back out of coming to the Union (apparently the date was someone's sister's birthday or something), each band member would probably have only made like 50 bucks! I wonder where they would have stayed. I'd like 11 Canadian rock stars staying at my apartment for a night, methinks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

So, on this bachelor show one of the women said that she would make a good wife because she would be a slave to Bob. Dude, that girl needs to get a job or something. Her life goal is to be a slave to a man? How hard is that. I'll dress in drag and she can marry me and fetch me my weekend beer.
I just returned from a WUD Music Committee meeting. I think the Music Committee has even more hipsters/punks than WSUM; at least WSUM is balanced out by the talk and sports departments. I have a feeling if we played each other in soccer, WSUM could actually pull it off.
It had completely escaped me that tonight is the premier of the new Bachelor with Bob. You know where I'll be from 8-10 PM tonight.

German Art Students review up on tinymixtapes!

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Bless you, Ted Leo, for rescheduling at the Cactus Club after cancelling for your stupid throat! Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Wednesday, November 12, in Milwaukee.

Monday, September 22, 2003

My new Rapture cd rocks. ROCKS.

I'm floating in a constant heaven

Sunday, September 21, 2003

I get to interview the All Girl Summer Fun Band Friday night before their show!!!! It'll be taped to play later on the radio show, and I'm going to write it up for potential publication in the Emmie (Union Music Committee magazine). I have a feeling they are going to be ultra cool.
fun fact: i just bought this awesome record player for TWO dollars. finally, i can listen to the driver of the year and marietta record bestowed upon me. oh, and the record player came with some pat boone! you can't beat that!

oh. and last night i went to a pirate party, dressed as a pirate. it was suparrrrrrrrr

Saturday, September 20, 2003

I just watched Austin City Limits on PBS (yes, I'm a loser that's home alone on a Saturday night. I just need a rest since the combination of a cold, a late night out after Interpol last night, and weeks of lack of sleep have led to my inability to speak). Anyhoo, Spoon was on, and GUESS WHAT THEY PLAYED? Everything Hits at Once, the song they conveniently forgot to play when we saw them in Chicago this summer! I guess at least I've seen it now in a live form. Who knew PBS was cool?
31 Knots just left the studio, and they were WAY cool. Check 'em out! Liz- look for them in Portland!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Apparently today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrrrrg!
Some great Madison shows to check out in the near future:

Saturday, September 20: 31 Knots w/ Transformer Lootbag at Glass Nickel
Friday, September 26: The All Girl Summer Fun Band w/ His and Her Vanities and Ivan Klipstein at the Catacombs Coffeehouse
Saturday, September 27: Yo La Tengo w/ the Aislers Set at the Barrymore Theatre
Wednesday, October 1: The 90 Day Men at the Orpheum Theatre
Wednesday, October 1: Mates of State w/ Victory at Sea, the Reputation and Elizabeth Ellmore at Union South/Club 770

Off to Interpol in Chicago!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Great news! Transformer Lootbag, a local side project to His and Her Vanities, is opening for 31 Knots this Saturday at the Glass Nickel. They are excellent. This show is going to be good.
- "Anyway, I'm workin with worms so i better get back to that..."

Probably one of the best quotes ever to go up on blogger.
I'm so jealous! Why is it that I've just moved when my favorite author finally comes back to Madison!!! Seriously- everyone should go to that- Kurt Vonnegut is awesome! Anyway, I'm workin with worms so i better get back to that...

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

You are so lucky that you have an in already, Rock. Those new trainees may well be battling it out for the 4-6 AM time slots.

I just saw that Kurt Vonnegut was coming in the Onion! If I feel prepared enough for my Tuesday accounting 706 exam, I'll join you. Galapagos was one of the weirdest books I've ever read.
Just got back from the mega-group orientation for WSUM training and the new blood was vicously witty and verbally excited.

"Kurt Vonnequt" (someone is not spelling checking the events calendar online) is coming to the Union Theater next Monday at 7:30 PM. Anyone care to join me? It's free and I don't bite.
Does that fact that I also catalogued my cd collection on a spreadsheet make me a loser too?
The Perfect Face for Radio will be interviewing Portland band 31 Knots this Saturday at 6:00 pm before their show at the Glass Nickel. They call themselves "Prog Rock," and they're pretty darn good. Listen up!

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Happy birthday Liz! I nearly missed the date in all of my job stress. 23 is ancient.
In honor of my visiting Scandinavian friends, I have decided that I am going out every night this week starting tonight. I considered it a good omen when, earlier tonight, I ran into my dormitory liaison police officer at the Union.

I didn’t make it myself but the word on the street is that the Metric show at Luther's Blues last night was good. Curse Physics homework.
i'm ooooooold!
Who's your indie rock boyfriend? Mine is Stephen Malkmus, apparently.
Rockey, you're going to be devastated- but it looks like Zwan is no more. I know, it'll be hard, but I think you'll make it through.

Meanwhile, my Radiohead interview is finally up!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2003

Ok, so you guys all thought that the everytime you masturbate, god kills a kitten thing was great right? There's more- only to be found by my masterful roommate katie- I never even thought to check! You all must check out this website fo more random fun!

Is your life going down the toilet? Has you boyfriend been avoiding you, your best friend ditched you? Make a mix tape!

Meanwhile, my life is currently going down the toilet because I appear to be the only one blogging lately. Let's remedy that, shall we?

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Everyone go watch American Splendor. It was EXCELLENT. One of the best movies I've seen in awhile.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

WSUM Listener Party this Monday, Sept. 15: Metric at Luther's Blues, 9:00 PM. Want free tickets? Contact us!

Friday, September 12, 2003

Probably one of the weirdest shows ever to come to Madison:

Wednesday, October 29: Insane Clown Posse w/ Bone-Thugs and Harmony, the Kottonmouth Kings, and Tech N9ne at the Alliant Energy Center

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Ah, thanks for the correction, Craig. I haven't been able to get that song out of my head all day.

I am torn. There is an Adult Swim night next Thursday- but it's at cursed BRATS. If anyone wants to solve my dilemma by going to Built to Spill with me in Chicago that night, I'll happily accept.
So, I ran into Ryan Bowman today (of freshman year Ogg), and he is ENGAGED. He owns a house with his fiancee in Madison, has a mortgage, and it getting married in July. For the love of God.

Meanwhile, "Scanner Dan" is now my friend on friendster. Authenticity is questionable.
so...anyone who is awaiting the new shins cd, i have this to say: i think it will be well worth the wait. why do i say this, you may ask? because i just went to a shins/thermals show (special thanks to tony for (1) having good taste in music and (2) willing to NOT do homework). the new shins stuff is a little more rocking with a little bit more pop, mixed with excellence (at least live)

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

That's what's great about Nicole. She finds your next favorite band before you have even heard of them and priority ships their CD. That's as hip as it gets.

The show last night ROCKED. It needed to be said again. I beleive in the power of Rock and Roll.
Nevermind, I decided to buy it online from a UK website. I'm impatient, ok?
Yes, we can get in the back door with our keys. I did it for the first week last August because I didn't know I was trying to get into the front door with my key upside down.

I'm so annoyed, I've been waiting for this cd forever, I'm teased by seeing it reviewed, yet we still can't buy it for another month! Well, wait I will. Note: Rockey, I think you would love this band.
So I woke up at 5am and hear pounding on the front entry door like someone's breaking in (like during the Mifflin Block Party), but no one comes upstairs and our door's locked so I go back to sleep. Then when I go to leave this morning the door is stuck. No one can get in or out the door. I swear our apartment is falling apart. Not to mention the big flexible crack that just formed in the bathtub. I hope we're not flooding our downstairs neighbors apartment yet. I'm getting sick of these ghetto apartments! Nicole, can we get in the back door with our keys???
Aw shit! The show last night ROCKED. German Art Students are the coolest high school teachers on the face of the planet. A review of the show will be up eventually, depending on if I choose to write it instead of reading about Enron.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Great local show tonight: Driftless Pony Club, Spin Spin Coupling, and German Art Students, Luther's Blues at 9. The Badger Herald wrote it up today, showing a picture of "double vocal attack" Craig and Marcus. Strangely, Marcus hasn't been in the band for like, 6 months.

Monday, September 08, 2003

speaking of the new decemberists cd, i really like it. it's good. good, i tell you!
Another cool thing I get to do at tinymixtapes.com is act as a "Mix Tape Robot." People send in submissions for what they want in a mix tape/cd, and we get to create that cd for them. My first one is up here.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Now you just need to get them to sign the guestbook!
At 3 AM this morning some of my residents were still roaming about the hallways of the dorm. In response to me telling them that it was time for bed they started quoting lines from the radio show. I bet they will tune in next week for more comedic material.
Yeah, the Stills are opening for Interpol. The station just has a 4 song EP, it's ok. There is, however, TONS of new music that I must burn, including advances of the new Decemberists and the new Pretty Girls Make Graves! Hooray for new music!

Meanwhile, last night Jen and I went to catch some bands at Union South. Have you ever seen that episode of Friends where Ross decides to be a musician and just plays the weird sounds on his keyboard the whole time? That's what the opening band sounded like, with a guitar on top.
hey! do you like the stills? i haven't listened to them...aren't they opening for interpol?

Saturday, September 06, 2003

I played a song with a swear on it today, and for the first time ever, I got called on it by the station manager. OOPS. Otherwise, we are getting requests like crazy! (Though some of them were acquired through DJ Lazer's new "the show that calls you" policy.
Kid Dakota last night was much better than when I saw him at the King Club, because the sound was just far superior. Afterwards I went up and told him how I fainted the first time I saw him, and I don't think he really cared. Then I told him I saw him on Friendster because Ted from the Heavenly States was my friend. He showed a slight bit more interest in that.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Yes!!!!! My first review on Tiny Mix Tapes Gone to Heaven has appeared here! The Radiohead one is coming soon, the editor going to do 3 reviews of the concert at once. I should also have some TMT stickers to give out soon. Hooray!
NICOLE! your concert review is on TMT!! SWEEEEEEEET!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2003

I just bought the WSUM poster, the one on the right. Woohoo! We should have them make Perfect Face for Radio posters. I wonder how much it would cost?
My retail management textbook is so funny. First, it tells me that Target has developed a "certain cult quality among fashion hipsters." I was unaware that I was a fashion hipster because I was cheap. Then it says that many department stores are "revamping their young women's departments" by "placing the young men's department nearby to create some excitement." What kind of excitement exactly is that?
One Broadcast song sounds a little too much like "Johnny Angel"

Johnny Angel, how I love him, and I pray that someday he'll love me, and together we can see how lovely heaven can be
dude! social broken scene is coming to portland with stars in november. rock on!
i am currently listening to the new broadcast cd and i like it

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

I know all ya landlubbers will apperciate this booty I ran across:
Talk like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19th.
Don't be missing the english-to-pirate translator
right on! go heavenly states!

web site for concert posters: HERE
I would be interested! Cool!

Heavenly States back in Madison, Wed. November 26 at the Orpheum!!!
soooo...i went to this music festival called bumbershoot in seattle (bumbershoot apparently is german for umbrella -- how cute, i know) anyways, there were a bunch of concert poster designers selling their work. as i walked past one, i noticed they had a poster for WSUM. i was like WSUM in MADISON?? and they were all like "yeah!" turns out these guys got their start in madison (they have since moved to minneapolis) and they designed the poster for the launch of the WSUM tower. crazy! if anyone is interested, i probably could find their web site address (i have their card...somewhere here). plus they have a bunch of posters with madison and minneapolis venues. it's cool
As a heads up for all you who fleatingly feel as though you should go and see the movie "Camp," please don't. Although it definately had some laugh-out-loud funny parts, I still, days later, have not been able to find the plot. And this is not even as aggravating as the main charactor "Vlad" who's just dumb as a stump. It really wasn't the combination wet hot american summer/fame that i was hoping for. This is my public service announcement for the day.

perhaps i should do some reading now...
I ran into Nate from the DPC today. He said there is supposed to be a totally awesome band playing at the Catacombs next Friday called "Hella" that we should check out.

Meanwhile, the class that I picked up to replace my scary MBA one is called "Retail Management," and we get to take a field trip to Kohl's Department Store. I think I've made the right decision.
why, oh why, are people so annoying? people suck!
anyways, my weekend on concerty goodness was grand. i think i love thom yorke, despite his semi-mullet. also, i wish neko case and the lead singer of the new pornographers would get married because they are so cute.
and DJ Lazer: you are so much more than artifical limb! you're like a real limb. one that you can't live without. you know what i mean? or would that be more of a vital organ? ok, DJ Lazer is much more than a real limb: he is a vital organ to the PFFR.
i need sleep.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Oh, and Liz- it's a good thing I dropped it. There was an MBA in the class who would have blown Tarik out of the water in sheer unbelievable annoyingness. There was also someone named Samuel Adams.
First day of school. One of my MBA classes scared the shit out of me, so for the first time ever, I'm making an 11th hour switch into a slightly less intimidating class. Everyone in it was getting married and having babies and had been working for at least 8 years somewhere else.
In the meantime, there is an EXTREMELY cute 3rd year law student in my international accounting class who had been traveling in Thailand this summer. And to think I'd given up hope on ever having attractive people in my classes again. I think we made eye contact. I'll keep you all updated.

Monday, September 01, 2003

shows, they're stupid. throw rocks at them.
Oh yeah, I loved the show this last week, but I was saddened when not called. Why do you say you will call people when you don't. I'm disappointed... and don't think that i'm just going to sit around waiting for you to call Mr. Show!!! I have a life, you don't mean everything to me. I'm finding myself a new show! One that dresses nicer and is always on time!!
Ah school, that mosquito bite in the butt that keeps you from constantly watching soaps all day.