Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Links

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NPR's "First Listen" series has been on fire lately; this week they are streaming Broken Social Scene's Forgiveness Rock Record and The Fall's Your Future Our Clutter.

Debate, British Style - The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg discusses how the British political discourse is superior to the American.

The AV Club interviewed Michael Caine this week.

Wormbook has a funny video of Bill Murray reading poetry to the construction workers who built New York City's Poet's House.

Now that the High School Musical generation is approaching college age, more and more universities are using music videos to attract students. Notre Dame's (apparently)Fred Durst-inspired "We Are ND" video inspired me to use some language that would definitely have gotten me thrown out of Catholic school. Everyday Should Be Saturday has the takedown here. Full disclosure: my alma mater's "That's Why I Chose Yale" gives new credence to its nickname, "The Gay Ivy."

Matt & Kim and MGMT played Yale's Spring Fling this year. Remember when Spring Fling stuck us with the likes of The Indigo Girls, Ben Harper, Wyclef Jean, Rusted Root and Live? So do I. Also of note: the AV Club reviews MGMT's new album, Congratulations.

And, finally, just because its awesome (and because MGMT has been on our minds lately):

1 comment:

Ben said...

Gotta love Michael Caine.