1. Nina Simone – “Ain’t Got No – I Got Life” Though I’ve annoyed a whole bunch of people over the years by saying this, I feel the need to repeat it in writing about this song: I really can’t stand the vast majority of musical theater. I would turn down a million dollars if […]
The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Sister Surround I get the feeling this song was written very quickly. The kind where one musician starts playing something, then the others join in, and all of a sudden there’s a song happening. This is a very enjoyable recording from start to finish. It’s got a movie quality […]
Monday Mixer-Let’s Dance Through this Week It’s nice outside and I don’t want to be in my overly air-conditioned, fluorescent-lit office. I’d rather be dancing. Forgive me for my rather sporadic variety here…I couldn’t help myself. 1. Janelle Monae – “Tightrope” I mean, honestly, how else am I supposed to start this playlist? […]
Janelle Monáe was last in Champaign just over a year ago, opening for Of Montreal at the Pygmalion Music Festival. Thankfully, her show has not gotten any less theatrical (or spooky) since then. Opening the show, lubricated by free chocolate soy milk, was Deep Cotton – a not-exactly-as-punk-as-the-word-punk-would-imply group from Miss Monáe’s own label: […]
Janelle Monáe said it herself, “It’ll be an experience that they will not forget. Not just me coming and playing songs… from top to bottom it’ll be an experience that I believe you guys will never forget.” This ground breaking singer, song writer and entrepreneur is heading to C-U with fun. as part of the […]
Janelle calls the WPGU studios! She talks about bringing environmental awareness to college campuses, android’s, and so much more. Listen to the full interview above!