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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
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Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

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April 19, 2024
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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
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Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

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The State – 04/19/24
April 19, 2024

Life is Long | David Byrne & Brian Eno

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I recently came across this album over at Flat Black & Circular, and have been jamming out to it all week. David Byrne and Brian Eno—what a combo! The two recorded an album back in ’81 and reunited in 2008 to create this beauty.

“Life is Long” is a total jam. Every single time I hear it I end up pulling out my best dad moves (usually the classic “lean and snap”). The melody is simple, and the lyrics are too—but they’re so hopeful and uplifting in that paradoxically subdued way that only David Byrne and Brian Eno can produce. Right off the bat, Byrne and Eno acknowledge that life is hard (“Everybody says that the living is easy…”), sometimes it sucks, and most of us have no idea what we’re doing, but they remind us to remain unafraid (“I’m lost, but I’m not afraid”): to embrace the unknown because, after all, that’s the beauty of this whole shebang.

The song is sure to tame minor existential crises, at least for three minutes and forty-six seconds.

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