12 Days of Spring Weekend: Professors list their dream lineups

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[insert your professor’s face here]

We’ve already seen what lineups blog writers wished for this year, but has anyone ever stopped to think about what professors have to say? They have feelings too, you know! I asked a few professors to list three bands or artists that would compose their dream Spring Weekend lineups (some decided to list a bit more because they don’t play by our rules, man). While some responses were predictable, others revealed a side to them that was previously unknown. Ricky Martin, anyone?

William Warren, Chancellor’s Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

  • Talking Heads
  • The Strokes
  • Modest Mouse

Ian Sampson, English Graduate Student

  • Beardyman
  • Matmos
  • Huun-Huur-Tu

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12 Days of Spring Weekend: Ticketing statuses

Well. That was anticlimactic.

Yesterday, the BSA website pulled a Y2K and did not crash in the wee hours of the morning. But, true to Brunonian form our Facebook feeds were filled with snark and sass at the non-catastrophe.

We at BlogDH, rather than going back to bed like normal folk, decided to curate the best.

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12 Days of Spring Weekend: The S.T.W.’s

We are a small but not insignificant subset of the Brown community, but if you start to talk to us about Spring Weekend, our stomachs slowly churn. It has nothing to do with any disappointment in the lineup, or indecision about which tanks to buy and which to ignore (you need a different one for every day, people, it’s like a Halloween costume). No, on the contrary: we would be desperate to plunge into Spring Weekend to the fullest extent. But the higher powers seem to have willed it a different way for us. We are Senior Thesis Writers.

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We are S.T.W.’s; hear our voices.

You see, for a great many of us S.T.W.’s, novella-length stacks of parchment, coil-bound and sheathed in plastic, products of our own intrepid research, are to be distributed to the requisite series of departments and advisors on or around April 15th. And an almost-as-great many of us S.T.W.’s will be scrambling, as ever, to slap conclusions and bibliographies on our documents up until the very last minute, even without the debauched distractions of Spring Weekend.

So how can we quash the big T of S.T.W. and roll into SW ’14? Here are some of my ideas. (You will excuse me if my list is somewhat incomplete, like my thesis.)

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12 Days of Spring Weekend: Andrew Bird and why he’ll knock your quirky socks off

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“Do you wonder where the self resides/Is it in the head or between your sides/ And who would be the one who will decide its true location?”

No, this isn’t a quote by Foucault, though I wouldn’t be surprised if this artist followed his work religiously.

I’m not talking about the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem; I’m actually talking about the (also wickedly talented) Chicago-based singer songwriter and professional whistler slash violinist Andrew Bird. Emphasis on professional whistler because seriously, his whistling is out of this world. Did I mention he’s also worked for organizations like The Yellow Bird Project, Reverb and contributed to an HIV and AIDS benefit album? Watch out, Bono. Oh, and if this doesn’t inspire you to check him out, one of his albums received a rating of 9.0 on the relentless Pitchfork scale so yeah.  You know he’s all that.

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