Saturday, May 17, 2008

Living the Dream

As the spring semester is winding down (up) to an epic finale of hot summer jams and free alcohol provided by Middlebury's activities budget, it's time to take stock of what we accomplished this year and, more importantly, what we have to come.

1. The Station: We got a lot of music, we played a lot of music. Some things broke, but Gary fixed them.

2. The interwide web: After almost a full year in existance, we're over 39,000 hits and still kicking. After a brief lull in new posted music (I blame it on academics entirely, and maybe some drugs) we are on to our summer schedule and have big plans for the blog and website. General manager and comp sci guru Ernest Russel is signed on for a summer with WRMC, which means there is a lot to come, including a return to weekly new music posts, readjustments to the new website (currently in the works still) and a new version of Frank for everyone to enjoy.

3. Concerts: Sepomana was awesome, check out the pics here. Thanks to everyone tht helped out and showed up, but especially to Palmsout Sounds for the epic blog-love after party. Have an idea or connection for a show next year? Send an email to with the subject "concerts for 2008/09".

4. T-shirts: Tees are so in right now and our new ones are even inner. They look like this:
They are $10 and all you have to do to get one is to track down one of us elusive board members at Proctor sometime and demand to be sold a teeshirt. Or you can email Ward.

5. The Future: Stay tuned for Language schools and summer programming if you're going to be around this summer. Also if you're a dj, sign in and drop a vote for you favorite songs of the past year for the WRMC 2007/08 Top 91. Get your new issue of Mondegreen somewhere too. Then sit back, play these def Top 91 winners, take another sip of that beer you're drinking, close your eyes, and imagine Atlantic City...

David Ramos - Pulse (Myopathic remix) (zshare)

Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Calling in Sick remix) (zshare)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Cheap Thrills

More from our favorite New York Times columnist, Andrew Bird: Cheap Thrills

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sepomana 2008

In a transformation of epic proportions, Proctor finally fulfilled its destiny as the Playboy Mansion of Indie Rock. Can't you tell?

In a rare live appearance, Dean Wells and The Capstan Shafts played a set short and sweet to get the night going. He's released like 16 albums and played only about 4-5 shows. We were very lucky to have him. His music makes us very happy.

The Ruby Suns of New Zealand followed up with their world-infused indie pop that got everyone jumping on top of the salad bar.

And Menomena melted my face:

Ryan made friends.

Imogen was always looking to get in on the action.

The Ruby Suns found a new home in Vermont. We went to go see them play at Higher Ground:

Then we had a dance party.

Sepomana Proctor was by far the best rock show to hit Middlebury in a long while. Thanks to everyone who came out. Stay tuned for news from the after-party featuring Palms Out Sounds...

Sepomana 2008 Recap (in 4 to 5 parts;)

well if you haven't already heard, Sepomana 2008 was pretty fantastic. Capstan Shafts, The Ruby Suns and Menomena all rocked hard in the Proctor Dining Hall, and then Estaw and the Palms Out crew brought the sweaty wet to the bunker. ward, dakota and friends will be filling you in on all the details (and posting pictures!) so be sure to check back. in the meantime, WRMC youtube awesomeness;)

The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta

The Ruby Suns - Kenya Dig it?

Menomena - The Pelican

p.s. thanks to vtplanner for uploading these videos!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

i love...

i need to be writing a 20 page paper now. i just drank two red bulls, and this is how i am procrastinating just click here and then click on one of the categories.