Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released her annual report a couple weeks ago. Last year, the report was called Spartans Will 360 and it showcased the work MSU professors and faculty were doing around the world. This year, the report was called Inside Out. It showcased the lives of 9 Michigan State students. A production team followed the students around for a full year as we began to understand what a Spartan life looks like. Three of these students and one student producer came on Exposure to talk about the experience.
Progressive Torch & Twang is back with another four hours of Americana tunes! Tonight, we feature new music from Chatham County Line and Bobby Bare Jr., plus concert previews and all your requests.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Rodney Crowell- Fever on the Bayou- Tarpaper Sky
Black Prairie- Let It Out- Let It Out
Town Mountain- Run Junior Run- Leave the Bottle Read More…
The lights drop, the bass thumps, and on stage a black shadowy figure appears, all of a sudden the lights shoot up and there stands St. Vincent in all her glory ready to perform and say hello to her hundreds of fans. Although, the concert didn’t begin with a bang, but instead started off as a slow and treacherous escapade, I don’t regret any of the events that occurred.
One of the few events that made this concert different from other concerts is that the opening act did exactly the opposite of what their title entails, to not open for the main performer. Noveller, this show’s opening act, went on late, after all of us had situated ourselves in the proper positions best to catch a glimpse of Annie Clark. It would not have been that bad considering that we had all been listening to droning electronic music for the last hour and a half of this concert. The music was on constant repeat and at one point all the songs that were playing began to blur together; blood was beginning to get a little hot at this point. Not to bash Noveller or anything, but it when you keep an audience waiting for almost two hours for a random act that none of us really know, it makes tensions rise. What pained me the most was not only was Noveller a really great performer, but the attention span that most of had at the time was close to zero. When an artist that you have no idea who they are comes onto stage to play ambient music, you begin to question life. Questions like “You’ve got to be kidding me!?” or “When will this end?” began to fill the minds of not only myself but as well as the vocal people around me.
We may find ourselves interested in something that others consider weird, odd or unusual. It could be a hobby, activity, or even a devotion. Impact’s Auriel Thompson delves into some of the unusual devotions on Michigan State’s campus.
Tonight on the Asian Invasion hear the latest from K-pop stars Akdong Musician, Hyorin from Sistar, a special orchestral version of a song from Taiwanese indie group Sodagreen, as well as a segment of western style music from Korea and China!
MSU Office for International Students and Scholars is now looking for a student intern, get more info here!
Akdong Musician – “200%”
Crayon Pop – “Uh-ee”
Jay Chou – “斗牛 / Basketball Match” (by request)
Sodagreen – “你被写在我的歌里 / You Are Written In My Song (Orchestral Version)”
Yali Huang 黄雅莉 – “蝴蝶泉边 Butterfly Fountain”
Fish Leong 梁静茹 – “小手拉大手 / Big Hand Little Hand”
Shinhwa – “Venus”
MSU Graduate Student Stefan Fletcher is stepping down after four terms as the Council of Graduate Students President. Exposure host Abbie Newton has him, newly elected COGS President Emily Bank and COGS former President and now Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center, Dennis Martell, in the studio to talk about graduate student government, policy and the future.
All the way from Seoul, Korea, electro-rock band Love X Stereo tears our studio into pieces with a track off their 2012 EP Off the Grid.
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Holy Shit is a musical project by Matt Fishbeck that sometimes features Ariel Pink. Our Jam of the Day, “My Whole Life Story” is sort of soothing and sounds a little bit like The Beatles.
Gary Harris has decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.
The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.
In the final portion of the show, the group dissects the Tigers’ opening ten games. Is it too early to panic about Detroit’s bullpen? What does Joe Nathan’s “dead arm” really mean? Will Dombrowski make a trade? Are we all overthinking it with 152 games left?
Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.
Photo: David Defever/Impact Sports
Only a few Mondays of the semester left! Oh noes!
Playlist by Stacey Karl