Monthly Archives: October 2008

Halloween

Happy Halloween!

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Not with your gender.

On Tuesday night, Sarah Palin visited Penn State. To read more, check out The Collegian’s article.

La Blogotheque

Video: Bloc Party, ‘This Modern Love’ – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque.

I first came across La Blogotheque a year or so ago, when I found Beirut’s performance of Nantes on youtube. It’s still my favorite Blogotheque video, so I highly recommend it. But the collection of Take Away Show videos are full of priceless moments with Jason Mraz, Vampire Weekend, Jose Gonzalez, John Vanderslice, Bon Iver, Noah and the Whale, and Arcade Fire, along with a host of other alternative/indie artists. They are all live performances, usually done off the cuff somewhere in France. Beirut plays on trash cans in Paris, Arcade Fire is all crammed into an elevator, and Bon Iver is in a kitchen. It’s wonderful stuff.

Anyway, the point of this post was to point out their success in finally tracking down Bloc Party and getting the lead singer, Kele, to do “A Modern Love” acoustic. And it sounds brilliant. Really, it does. Don’t take my word for it, watch the video!

Music Rec: Passion Pit

For several years now I have been a faithful reader of goodweatherforairstrikes.com, which gave me my fix of up and coming bands, and free tracks. In August, the blog was abandoned because Derek and Lizzy moved on to creating their own record label (Neon Gold). Thankfully, the Neon Gold blog is continuing the free music tradition! But the real point of this was to show you Neon Gold’s first artist, Passion Pit, and their addicting single “Sleepyhead”. It’s a pretty awesome video, too.

Penn State 13; Ohio State 6

In case you have been living under a rock, Penn State football is doing pretty well this year. In fact, we are a beautiful undefeated 9-0, having already beaten rivals Michigan and Ohio State. But the icing on the cake came on Saturday when the team traveled to the dreaded land of the enemy and managed to pull off something that hadn’t been done since 1978: a Penn State victory in Ohio State’s stadium.

The video above is a montage that ABC played before the game which talks about JoePa and his long career with the team. It doesn’t need to be said how much he deserves this season, which may be his last, to be a memorable one.

By the way, you can watch a video of the 4,000+ riotors and corresponding police action back in State College that night over here on the Collegian‘s website.

Music Rec: Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson’s latest album, Some Mad Hope, was released in August 2007. I’m just finally getting around to my addiction to the single, “Come On Get Higher”. It’s a good alternative pop song, and the chorus is catchy enough to stay in your head all day (and that’s a good thing).

Yeti Hunters for Obama

Plenty more can be found at democraticstuff.com.