Video of Cameron McGill is on the way, but here's a video of Brooks Ritter at Cowboy Monkey last night. Unless he's one of those guys with really elliptical song titles, this one is probably called "There Will Be Love":
Now, not to be outdone by other anonymous people on a message board, the folks at NeoGAF have taken to making different variations including a Chick-Fil-A inside of an In-N-Out burger, or, my personal favorite, a Wendy's Chicken inside of a Baconator. This thread is hilarious not only for the pictures of all of the "gang banging," but also for its many hilarious Xzibit memes.
What if I told you that the company that invented Agent Orange, artificial sweeteners, Posilac (milk-cow/bovine growth hormone), GMOs, etc. was coming to Champaign to enlighten us about their new "green revolution?"
Well, it doesn't much matter because Monsanto Inc. are coming, whether you like it or not. With branches in nearly fifty countries and a monopoly on all goods genetically altered or modified, their goal is to con people into believing their global domination of food production is good with million dollar PR campaigns.
The above trailer is for the documetary, "The World According to Monsanto." Once you've watched it, the rest is available, broken into parts, on YouTube.
Everyone's favorite chart-topping singer-songwriter from Mechanicsville, Virginia, Jason Mraz, plays the Assembly Hall on May 2. Tickets went on sale this Saturday for 36 big ones, each. In case you're scratching your head, wondering, "Have I heard this guy before?" ...
I'm always amazed by the number of University of Illinois students that I meet who have never stepped inside the Assembly Hall. So, if that includes you, here's a nice view of the spaceship from the inside (specifically, upper C section). This was filmed at last year's home loss to Michigan State, the team's 18th loss of the season. This Sunday, the 2008–09 Illinois team hosts the Spartans as it attempts to avoid its seventh loss of the year.
Pardon me, but I thought I'd at least get come cookies and milk with this wasted 12 minutes of my life. If the GOP thinks that this is their answer to Barack Obama, then they might have to get up a little earlier in the morning. This, simply stated, is a joke.
Welcome to Worth Sharing. This is where we'll share what we think is some of the best of what is out there on the internets beyond C-U.
Up first, your chance to buy the new record by Josh Freese, session drummer extraodinaire and current member of A Perfect Circle, Devo, and The Vandals. He has also performed with Sting, Nine Inch Nails, Paul Westerberg, Ween, and more.
How did I miss this? These two Tesla coils are being controlled using something called a "Lippold Haken Continuum Fingerboard," some sort of Midi device under the control of local musician/engineer Mark Smart. This March 7, 2008, performance was part of an open house for the university's College of Engineering. The next time someone tries something this crazy on campus, please let Smile Politely know so that we can publicize it.
Here's a lengthier cut of the song, if interested.
Here's the full breakdown on the musical side of things, taken from the YouTube page. "Tesla coils were used to create musical pitches via a control system designed by university student Steve Ward. Two coils were used. The right coil is playing a prerecorded Midi track, acting as the bass, and the left one is performed live as a lead sound via the Continuum fingerboard. The Midi track as well as additional audio backing tracks were played via Cubase running on a Open Labs Neko workstation."
Here's an old video of Braid playing on the University of Illinois campus, but we can't tell where. (Can you?) Our guess is this footage is from 1998, when the "Please Drive Faster" single came out on Polyvinyl. What's up with the crowd ... sitting down?
U2 played at the "University of Illinois Auditorium" (a.k.a. Foellinger Auditorium). In his typical interactive nature, Bono grabbed a camera from a photographer in the front row and took a picture of the audience, then danced with a fan during "11 O'Clock Tick Tock." Here is U2 performing live in 1982, when Bono still climbed on scaffolding and Adam was sporting what would become the infamous blond 'fro.
U2 is streaming their twelth studio album, No Line on the Horizon (which drops March 3) on their MySpace page.
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