November 23, 2008


It's been awhile since we've blogged, dear Soupers, so there will be several HUGE HUGE things in this entry.

1.Click here for a downloadable version of Devon's interview with Ahmed Gallab, the newly welcomed drummer from Of Montreal! - Feather boas, crazy cars, and more. Recorded from the 11/14 broadcast.

2. It's Thanksgiving time, which means Black Friday, which also means, sadly, there is no Alphabet Soup for any of us this upcoming Friday - go be insane, frenzied shoppers instead.

3. BE SURE to tune in December 5, though (at the usual time, of course), for Alphabet Soup's exclusive recorded interview with SONDRE LERCHE! He spoke with us (Devon) before his show here yesterday, Saturday the 22nd, at the Paradise Rock Club. Listen in for sharks, Burt Bacharach, and 007!

peace, love, and little letter-shaped noodles,
devon, jane and chicken lips

November 17, 2008

UPDATE 11/17

Hey Soupers,

Be sure you check out one of the shows that's happening tonight (or both?!): Jack's Mannequin with fun. (Nate from The Format's new band) at the Paradise OR Margot and the Nuclear So and So's at T. T. The Bear's Place. JM is definitely sold out, but if you're a superfan, you'll be able to swipe some scalper tickets at the doors, most likely. Do it for me--sadly, it seems that my academics always get in the way of my education.

Stay tuned--this week's letter is N!
Lots of REALLY GOOD stuff coming up in the next month on Alphabet Soup.
...and when we say REALLY GOOD, we mean REALLY GOOD.

We'll be posting the mp3 of the Ahmed interview soon as we figure out the technology! :)

sincerely yours,

November 15, 2008


Devon dropped her phone in the toilet during our show. Monumental times at WTBU.

She also did a kick ass interview with the drummer from Of Montreal. She's a woman of many talents.

November 13, 2008


Hey Soupers!

This week's theme is CRAPPY LETTERS! That's right, from 2-4pm EST tomorrow (Friday) we'll be playing songs by artists starting with the letters Q, V, W, X, Y and Z.

ALSO: I'm excited to announce that tomorrow at 3pm EST (that's NOON for you west coasters, 2pm for you Philly kids!) we will be broadcasting an interview that Devon (I) did yesterday with Ahmed Gallab, the drummer of Of Montreal!

DID YOU HEAR ME? OF MONTREAL! We talked about feather boas, Athens GA, and more!


but also tune in at 2pm (EST) for the actual show.

-devon, jane & chicken lips

November 9, 2008

Raincoat Song

Hey Soupers! I know you all love The Decemberists as much as I do, so I thought I'd share this song with you. They played it at the show at the Orpheum this past Thursday. It's called "Raincoat Song" and it's brilliantly simple: a Colin Meloy masterpiece.

November 8, 2008

WEEK 10: S--The Minimally Broadcasted Episode ☹ November 7, 2008

Don’t Cry Out – Shiny Toy Guns
Juicebox – The Strokes
Kissing the Lipless – The Shins
Creator – Santogold
Woe – Say Anything
From Where I’m Standing – Schuyler Fisk
Change is Hard – She & Him
Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
Gobbledigook – Sigur Rós
Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Xavia – The Submarines
Very Loud – The Shout Out Louds
Superstar – Sonic Youth
I’ve Got the Power – Snap
When It’s Over – Sugar Ray
Panic – The Smiths
Modern Mystery – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Hurricane – Something Corporate
Two-Way Monologue – Sondre Lerche
House of Seven Sisters – Spitzer Space Telescope
Sister Jack – Spoon
Your Ex-Lover is Dead – Stars
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
To Be Alone With You – Sufjan Stevens
I Dare You To Move – Switchfoot
Of Course, Isabelle – Sylvie Lewis
Beauty in the Breakdown – The Scene Aesthetic

November 6, 2008

my forcible insomnia=your benefit

Hey Soupers,

As I sit here beating my brain around my skull cavity writing a paper at 3am, I thought I'd recommend some "Late Night Paper Writing Albums," and the moods they bring around, for you, in the future, if you ever have a night like this one.

1. Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago: calming/inspiring!
2. Fleet Foxes' Fleet Foxes: reassuring
3. Conor Oberst's Conor Oberst: rev it up! (okay, I know I don't make sense anymore. Forgive?)

What about you? Do you have a couple albums that you revert to when studying/working late into the night/morning? Let us know!

November 1, 2008

HALLOWEEN SHOW: October 31, 2008

Halloween Theme – John Carpenter
Monster Mash –Bobby Boris Pickett
I’ll Put a Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Shankill Butchers – The Decemberists
Between Halloweens – The Matches
Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses
Dio – Tenacious D
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
This is Halloween – Nightmare Before Christmas
Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
Seven Deadly Sins – Flogging Molly
Addams Family – Addams Family?
Walking With a Ghost – Tegan and Sara
All Dressed Up – Citizen Cope
Jack’s Obsession – cover by Sparklehorse
Twilight Zone – Neil Norman
Monster Wedding – The Aquabats!
Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
Vampire – Antsy Pants
Beetlejuice – The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps) – David Bowie
The Bunny Man – The Residents
Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
and then some extras, if you’re interested ☺
People are Strange – The Doors
Little Ghost – I’m From Barcelona
If You Take Away The Make-Up (Then The Vampires They Will Die) – Tullycraft
They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh! – Sufjan Stevens

I thought this week was the best week so far! What'd you think?