A new school year, a new batch of hot pop hits. Check out what we just added to the vault written by new members of pop workgroup!
How to Dress Well – Total Loss
IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD FEELINGS THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. A spacey, dark take on R&B with a lots of haunting falsetto. End-track “Ocean Floor For Everything” will probably kill you, just a little bit. – Fiz
Woods – Bend Beyond
If you like woodsy, synth pitched music this is for you. Not totally on the synthpop side and still grounded in indie alternative woodsy music. Tracks are a great blend of the two distinct styles. – Harlee
David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love this Giant
Anything that St. Vincent works on (besides that one Andrew Bird song…) is pure bliss. St. Vincent minus the guitar, plus major brass and Talking Heads’ genius member gives me chills. So good. – Rachel
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An international event, College Radio Day was started in 2010 by Rob Quicke of WPSC in New York as a way to “harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for this one day”. This is a great day to bring together all the rad college and high school radio stations there are out there.
Find out more at www.collegeradioday.com and be sure to tune in to WOBC, 91.5 FM all day to show your support of college radio.
And why not check out any of the other awesome stations participating in College Radio Day and spread the radio love!
Happy October, everybody!
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Applications are due on September 7th at 11:59 PM. The finalized schedule will be posted at 10:00 PM on September 8th outside of the WOBC station, which is located on the third floor of Wilder Hall. The mandatory all-station meeting will be held at 8:00 PM on September 9th in the West Lecture Hall of the Science Center. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is here and what a better time to make some awesome radio!
Click here to apply now to host a weekly radio show on WOBC this Summer! No experience is necessary and all are welcome to apply. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on Friday, June 22nd. The schedule will be posted at 5 pm on Saturday, June 23rd outside WOBC (Wilder 319). The mandatory all station meeting will be held at 5pm on Sunday, February 24th on the porch of Wilder Hall (135 West Lorain St.).
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Baku is in Azerbaijan, although I don't know where that is...
Each year since 1956 a bunch of European countries submit (horrifically bad) songs into a pan-European (plus Israel) contest called Eurovision, which is broadcast all over Europe and according to Wikipedia is one of the longest-running television programs ever. This year, Exurovision was held in Baku, which is the capital of Azerbaijan, a country you may be familiar with through its appearance in the Peirce Brosnan Bond movie “The World is Not Enough“. Although most of the songs entered into the contest are truly the dregs of the global music industry (Ex: San Marino’s 2012 entry, The Social Network Song ), there are occasionally a few acceptable songs. The following is a personal ranking of the best five songs of this years contest, complete with their official contest rankings:
1) Sweeden: “Euporia” by Loreen – Eurovision 2012 winner, and winner in my heart too – Catchy dance-y tune, simple performance and no stupid gimmicks (an Eurovision rarity)
2) Ukraine : “Be My Guest” by Gaitana – 15th place – I would consider visiting Ukraine if it looks and sounds like this music video. I don’t think this is representative of the country, though. A fun, summery dance track.
3) Ireland: “Waterline” by Jedward – 19th place – Hot Irish identical twins. Funny hairdos. Catchy beat which will grow on you until you find yourself humming it at inopportune times. See previous post on Jedward for more info.
4) Iceland: “Never Forget” by Greta Salome and Jonsi – 20th place – Yes, that is the Jonsi of Sigur Ros fame. No, this is not his first Eurovision entry (the previous one, in 2004 was way worse). This song is a testament to patriotism, because I can’t figure out any other reason Jonsi would agree to be associated with a song like this. Listen to it in Icelandic here.
5) Cyprus: “La La Love” by Ivi Adamou – 16th place – Some of the stupidest lyrics I have ever heard in my life. Good to listen to at the gym, though.
For the curious, or for the deaf, the number two song was a group of old Russian grandmothers singing this (no, that is not a joke, Europeans and music judges actually ranked that as the second best song in the competition), third place went to a Serbian dude singing a boring ballad in Serbian, fourth place to the host country, Azerbaijan, with a boring ballad in English and fifth place to Albania for a boring song in Albanian.