Archive for April, 2008

R.I.P. Albert Hofmann 1906-2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Albert Hofmann, who died on Tuesday aged 102, synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938 and became the first person in the world to experience a full-blown acid trip.

Obituary

No Age– Nouns

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

An effing AWESOME mix of everything that’s good. Dino Jr-style vocals, jangly intros, punky sections (think Husker Du or Dinosaur Jr, not Ramones), shimmery fuzzed-out bliss…

Shimmer: 1, 6, 8, 10
Jangle: 2, 5 (alternates rock and jangle), 9 (surfy)
Rock: 3 (this song rules my brain right now), 7, 5 (alternates), 11, 12

Check out all, especially 2, 3, 5, and 9.

All Clean!

SU General Budget Joint Session NOW!!! Listen at www.kwur.com!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Right now we are doing a live remote broadcast from the SU Budget joint session! Tune in now at www.kwur.com to hear another live edition of SU-SPAN as treasury and senate explain what they plan to do with your student activities fund (besides give a good chunk of it back to Washington University).

UPDATE: SAVE KWUR, SU General Budget Joint Session TOMORROW

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Well, we all fought hard to get the SU Treasury to fix our budget for next year, and although we were moderately successful (not really), the Senate (god bless ‘em) voted the proposed budget down. Now it’s time for ROUND 2!

There will be an SU General Budget Joint Session tomorrow at high noon (12 PM) in Simon Hall. Please, if you have the time, come support KWUR and the exec committees in general, and voice your (educated) opinion about the shortcomings of next year’s budget. The Facebook event is linked here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11751729348. We need your help!

SAVE KWUR: A CALL TO ACTION

Monday, April 21st, 2008

KWUR FANS:

As many of you may remember, our budget for this year was cut down to about $30,000. Last year, it was around $50,000. I wish I could be coming to you with good news, but the proposed budget for next year has another tremendous cut for KWUR. The original proposed budget for next year allocated us only $20,868, which would severely cripple the station’s ability to operate next year. I just checked our allocation again this morning, and it has dropped to $18238.54. This is a slap in the face to KWUR, and it shows that this year’s SU execs do not value our station. Additionally, the Exec appeals account, which we appealed to for additional funds this year was cut from $75,000 to $30,000.

Fortunately, this figure is not necessarily final. In order for the 2008-9 general budget to be finalized, it must be approved by both SU Senate and SU Treasury. Treasury meets this Tuesday (I’m a member of the body and will be vocalizing my concerns and displeasure very strongly) and Senate meets this Wednesday and will be considering the general budget. It is of the utmost importance for as many KWUR DJ’s and supporters to come to these meetings, to show that people on campus care about the station and will not stand idly by as the livelihood of KWUR is on the line.

Treasury meets this Tuesday at 9:15 PM, tentatively in Simon 110.
Senate meets this Wednesday at 9:15 PM, tentatively in Simon 113.
Please show up at both of these meetings and support KWUR!