Archive for February, 2009

IN-STUDIO TODAY (FRIDAY) 4PM CST: RON JEREMY INTERVIEW

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Tune into KWUR (www.kwur.com) online (or 90.3 FM as the radio dial flies) for a chat with Ron Jeremy at 4PM CST. At 6PM CST, he will be debating Pastor Craig Gross as part of the Great Porn Debate in Graham Chapel. KWUR will likely cover this event live as well, barring any last-minute legal issues.

Upon hearing the debate news, my brother exclaimed, “they’re letting Ron Jeremy speak in a church??!”

From what I’ve heard, the chancellor is pretty dodgy about sex-related talk on campus. I’m sure he will not be gracing us with his presence, despite Ron Jeremy’s eloquent nature of public speech (must’ve learned it in porn or something…)

p.s. Pastor Gross: friendliest pedosmile ever

I <3 sixties folk/blues revival… feat. barbara dane

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009


Apparently shoveling money into a hole will make it go away

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

oh wait… no it won’t.

Ruckus, the free DRM’d music service on campus will be shut down.

“Ruckus … was brought to the University last Fall after a committee made of students from Student Union (SU) and Congress of the South 40 chose it over four other services.” (Ruckus brings mixed success after one year) Hmm!!! Looks like the university thought it was a good idea to shovel a bunch of money in a hole… DRM was flawed from the beginning, so avoiding investing in it has always been a no brainer. I campaigned against dumping money towards a useless service (Dear ResTech – people are going to file share regardless of how you cripple your own network with port blockages and bandwidth throttles), but Wash U invested anyway.

It’s not like people couldn’t strip the DRM from the music they downloaded in the first place.

GET READY, CONTD– BLUES/FOLK @ KWURWEEK

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

PHILLIP ROEBUCK – ONE MAN BAND

Thursday, February 19
8:00pm at The Gargoyle on the Washington University campus
St. Louis, MO
(opening for Boo Hanks)

RIP Lux Interior

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

(via the press release)

“Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.”

Boy, this place is becoming an obit page.