Anyone been wondering for ages why Sufjan didn’t release an annual “Songs for Christmas” album after Vol. 5 (not mentioning that Vol. 7 leaked to the public)?
Here it is guys and gals, the moment we’ve been drooling about. Sufjan and his Asthmatic Kitty crew have decided to release volumes 6-10 all together in a luscious box set, available for pre-order in either CD format or LP vinyls.
The box set come with temporary tattoos, stickers, a coloring book, and an article about the apocalypse. What more could you ask for?
Check out asthmatickitty.com for more details.
Song about St. Croix?
A song named after my home town… place.. island? Warning: Does not accurately predict life on St. Croix.. at all.
Posted by Cameron Kupfer
Family of the Year - “St. Croix”
Original Music by a Notre Dame Student
Do you like whips? That question has nothing to do with anything, but I thought it would get your attention. My name is J.P., and I’m a junior here at ND. In addition to being in my penultimate year of studies here and the lead guitar player of the now-defunct band “Identity Crisis”, I am in a band in my hometown, Atlanta, called “The Switch-Hitters”. It is a trio consisting of two of my buddies from high school on drums and bass and me on guitar and vocals. Notre Dame has been pretty integral to our ability to create music, because I was taught how to record by Matt Merten of the band department, and I also have taken singing and guitar lessons here as well. Although we might not ever play a gig here at the University, it would mean a lot if I was able to share my music with my classmates. Our demo is going to be released over the summer, and one of the songs, tentatively entitled “Beneath a Blue Autumn Sky”, is about my experiences as a Notre Dame student. Please check us out at http://www.reverbnation.com/theSwitchhitters and like us on Facebook, and who knows, maybe one day we might play at Legend’s at a WVFI show, the B1 Block Party, or a SUB concert. Probably not. But in the meantime, take a listen to our first release, entitled “Spanish Eyes”, off our upcoming demo, “Seed”.
Posted by J.P., Mindset Fan.
Feist’s “How Come You Never Go There” Remixed by Beck; My Love For Her Grows
At Mindset, we have an affinity for Feist, maybe I more than other writers here. We’re pretty much in love now, Feist and I, due to my hug with her. Yes, I am bragging about this once again. Sorry reader, she’s taken by me now, but you can experience something almost as great as our love, which towers the mountains. You can experience this sweet remix by Beck for Feist’s “How Come You Never Go There”
Posted by Alex Rosales
Print Issue Coming Soon
Hey Mindset Fans!
We are still accepting submissions for the upcoming print issue! Please email Laura at email@example.com by next Tuesday (March 20) with submissions. We are accepting music reviews, interviews with artists, cultural commentaries, poetry, and artwork—basically anything and everything! Tell your friends, have a Mindset-submission-creating party, and get excited for the upcoming issue/paint party dance party!
Adulterous Hit List 5
1) This is a joke that is epically long (that’s what she said), so even if you don’t like it, that’s something you should keep in mind. I’m not an actual home wrecker (nor do I legitimately plan on being one), and I’m sure you’ve thought of kicking it with a married person too. It’s all good, I obviously won’t judge you, kettle/pot.
2) I like White dudes, and a few of them happen to be Jewish. Yeah, if you know me then this means I am a fan of interracial relationships…the scandal! Anyway, I think I might make an excellent case for all of these men to be considered sexy bastards, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. You’ve been warned!
And now…here’s the list of men that I think are so delicious they should still be up for grabs after someone’s put a ring on it. I’m starting in ascending order, because I am bitch and won’t stand for appropriate dramatic build-up in this article.
1. Anthony Bourdain
If you don’t know who this wonderful man is, you live in a rock and don’t have access to Travel Channel-both of which are a shame. Por qué Señor Bourdain será numero uno? He is a damn good looking older dude, and a total wordsmith. Seriously, his witticisms make me hot and bothered. And in addition to his elite status as a cultured world traveler, he swears like a sailor-and that’s hot. Unfortunately for me, his wife is a gorgeous foreign lady and they have a little kid. But I will argue that even though giving up a nice little family would be the consequence of his adultery and my covetousness, it might be worth it. Maybe a nice American woman would do him some good. The kid will get over it, ‘nuff said.
2. Maxim Bemis
Max of Say Anything is to die for. He is just the most appealing form of weird there is. Really, go check his band out and see for yourself if you still have yet to do so. He seems to really love his wife, but he hasn’t met me…well he did once, but my usually undeniable charms failed on him (yes, failure is possible even for me). Consequently, I was unable to prevent his walk down the aisle with my natural beauty on a blistering summer day in Phoenix. Cut me some slack! He seems to really love her (the splendid sappiness of the band’s self titled album seems to suggest this), but I think that maybe he wasn’t ready for all a ‘dis (aka jelly). Oh well, I’ll be waitin’ for the divorce!
3. Colin Meloy
Another frontman. Mr. Meloy fronts the especially delicious band, The Decemberists, and he has one of the most unique voices I’ve ever heard. Gotta admit, his singing had to grow on me, but now that it has, there’s no turning back. You know, they say love is a lot like that…but I won’t get philosophical now, that’s pointless. His wife is the badass responsible for their firetruckin’ awesome album art…which I honestly can’t compete with and they have a munchkin together. All that sounds like all sorts of rainbows and good times, but if I know anything, I know that every man could use a break from the pretentious artist type, and from fatherhood. I could be the best mistake he’s ever made.
4. Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen?! Really?!? Usually its bullshit when girls tell you that they like a dude because he’s funny-so I’ll continue my awesome track record of painful honesty. His jewfro totally gets me going, and he’s just got this overall cute thing going on: he’s lookin’ good after his weight loss (yes, mama noticed) and yeah, as an afterthought I will also include the fact that he’s hysterical. Seriously, how can you not like this guy? Fortunately for him, I haven’t creeped on him nearly as much as anyone else on this list, but the only thing wrong with his wife that I know of is that she’s not me.
5. Frank Iero
Last, but certainly not least. Probably my fave now that I think about it…damn. Well he’s yet another band guy, yeah, yeah, quit your bitchin’. You have to agree that Frank be lookin’ good. He is the most delectable man from My Chemical Romance, and he is married to his high school sweetheart. Aw, how cute! And they have that whole brother-sister-looking-couple look going for them, but when he gets tired of f*cking himself, I’ll be there.
Posted by Jasmine Young
Times It Is Appropriate to Play “N-Words in Paris” on Repeat
If any of you have gone to see Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne tour, you would know that there is special treat for the duo’s final act. Their most popular song from the album (I will not be offensive and write this instead) “N-Words in Paris” is performed with great energy and intensity. And just when the song finishes and you think it is over, they shout out “AGAIN!” and play the hilariously appropriate intro to the song by Will Ferrell. “We’re gonna skate to one song and one song only.” And yes, you will be listening to one song and one song only for the rest of the concert. You will hear this song approximately 9-10 times, each time with more bravado. Is this lazy? No it isn’t. Sometimes there are certain moments where you have to listen to one song and one song only. And when you’ve gotten a crowd riled up by the mere sight of two of the greatest rappers on this planet, this is one of those moments. Of course, you don’t need to be a legend to play this one song and one song only. Here are some other great moments when you just need to put “N-Words in Paris” on repeat.
“We’re gonna go to one class and one class only”
As a second semester senior, I only have one class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Do I need to go to “The Business of Sustainability”? No, but it’s my only class on this day, so I would feel terrible not going. I don’t feel bad about skipping any of my other classes on Tuesdays and Thurdays, however.
“We’re gonna watch one Star Wars movie and one Star Wars movie only”
Okay I may catch flak for this because A New Hope is the reason for the rest of the flicks, but the true gem in the saga is The Phantom Menace in 3-D. Just kidding. The true gem is “Empire Strikes Back”. It’s dark. It’s got a sad ending. And it’s also one of the greatest movies of all time. And Han Solo balls so hard, Boba Fett’s goin’ find him.
We’re gonna eat one Gardetto piece and one Gardetto piece only”
You know what I’m talking about. Clearly the brown rye chips are the best thing in the bag. That’s why they sell bags of solely this one piece. So as you’re chowing down on the best concoction by Mr. Gardetto, you might as well go all out and listen to the song.
“We’re gonna take shots to one song and one song only”
And this is the reason I wrote this article. Lately I’ve been finding myself plugging my iPod in during parties before we take shots and blasting the sweet lyrics of Kanye and Jay-Z. And after we take them, we yell, “AGAIN” and we go again until we’re goin’ gorillas. Or until someone gets tired of hearing this song on repeat and we are promptly banned from choosing the music.
Posted By Alex Rosales