December 28, 2009

Y! For wherefore art thou Romeo?

Presenting the long awaited Cram Jam play list! Y!! Stay tuned for next semester's day and time!! Get Excited for the new segment: Wizard Rock song of the week! And be proud because this is Claire's first ever post to the blog!

Highlights include:
-Ani DiFranco: A home made music video for "You Had Time"
- Lacrosse "You can't say no forever" arguably the CUTEST video ever.
- Jackie Wilson performing "Your love keeps lifting me Higher and Higher"
- Bright eyes doing a live "You Will" if you know the song you will find Mr. Oberst's changes very interesting.

December 16, 2009


Tune in this week at the normal time for...

December 8, 2009

Souper Special:

We're breaking all the rules for the last show. This gets a little complicated, so read carefully.

From 10pm-11pm this Thursday, 12/10: the letter is

for: "Awwww, shucks, this is the last Alphabet Soup show." and "Auf Wiedersehen" or "Adios"

THEN. from 11-12am, in honor of the departing DJ's, we will have multiple letters:

Because, I know we've been pretty secretive about this, our names are Chelsea, Devon and Kelsey. (Ps. that fact about the letter K is definitely true.)

So grab a box of tissues, snuggle up to your laptop, and listen to Alphabet Soup: the Finale (as we know it) TONIGHT from 10-12am. If you begin to feel like your life is over or like there will be a void in your heart every Thursday night from now on, we're providing this link for use in case of an emergency. It will make you feel better, we promise.

Later skaters. It's been a pleasure blogging for you this semester.

December 6, 2009

12/3 aka Intern Takeover

I know you all think they did a fabulous job. And for the letter V:

-Madonna at the 1990 VMA's. This was her Marie Antoinette phase.
-Damien Rice at Abbey Road. Watch it.
-Another fantastic MS paint animation for Harry and the Potters. as one commenter says: this has a mgmt vibe, or maybe mgmt has a vibe of this. haaahahahhahahahaha.
-The real reason Kelsey loves the interns: they played Dashboard Confessional. And she wasn't even there!!
-Billy Joel's still got it. Honestly, I thought it was a joke when it said he performed on Conan. Where the heck was I in April?
-Anni Rossi sings and plays the violin at the same time. Succeeds at both.
-Live Sea Wolf!!

enjoy! and try to hold back your tears this week. it's our last show of the semester, and the last for Devon, Chelsea and Kelsey before they spread the AS love in Europe. Not to worry though, we'll keep you posted for Claire and Kayleigh's Cram Jams sesh. Plus, the end of fall semester 09 can only mean one thing: JANE'S COMING BACK! So everybody has that to look forward to.

Did you miss us?


Sorry it's been a while since we've updated. Here's the vidlist from 11/19. the letter O:
-Why?'s "One Rose" apparently doesn't exist as a video. Instead, "Axl Rose in Court Part 1/2" should suffice.
-"One Great City!" is apparently Toronto
-"O tannenbaum" featuring the Peanuts special. obvi.
-Pulled a little switcheroo for Discovery's "Orange Shirt". Enjoy a mash-up of "Osaka Loop Line" and 50 Cent's "Got Money"= I Got Money in Osaka. Surprisingly good.
-Oh, you've been looking for Alvin and the Chipmunks covering Hootie and the Blowfish? Don't even worry about it. We've got you covered.
-Raise your hand if you think Regina Spektor would be a baller elementary school teacher.
-Blind Pilot live in Oregon. Blind Pilot also live in Oregon. Get it? it's the same word, two different meanings.
-A cover of "O Oregon". The runner-up was Oregon Gutters Clogged After Rain.


November 17, 2009

If things go well tonight

i don't think so.


November 16, 2009


-10 minutes of Robert Plant in 1970
-Avett Brothers short film created with all found footage
-the Dr. Dog video is kind of crappy quality, but the sound quality and their awesomeness makes up for it.
-just take a peek at the Bishop Allen Grrr... album cover. I think it's one of my faves of all time. Oh hang on, I'll just post it here. Save you some time:-Gwen Stefani circa her pink hair days
-Twofer: Sly and the Family Stone performing "Everyday People" AND "Dance to the Music"
-The Morning Benders acoustic at a Puma store. Don't get too excited, Puma like the shoes, not as in wild cat.
-THE creepiest Buddy Holly video you will EVER SEE. Moving still photographs. Bad idea.
-Primus' claymation version of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Not, as apparently most people search for it, "the Devil Went Down to GEORGE". I'm not even going to touch that one.
-Bettlejuice Day-O scene. It's the best part of the movie, admit it.
-the Courtney Cox version of "Dancing in the Dark". Wait, there are more versions? Yes. There's a live clip of the Boss pulling his mother on stage to dance with him. So he's dancing in the dark......with his mother?

I'll leave you with that, soupers. Tune in on Thursday at ten for our last show before Thanksgiving break!! Thank god for those crazy turkey chemicals that will make you fall asleep before 10 pm so you won't miss us too much.

November 11, 2009

Two things:

1) the letter for tomorrow is D
2) Here's the H video playlist
-watch the of Montreal video. Actually, just watch the first 20 seconds of the of Montreal video.
-Donnie Darko montage for "Head Over Heals"
-check out the last video of Regina Spektor. seriously. do it.
-"Hold You in My Arms" by Ray LaMontagne is pretty good too.

November 3, 2009 the izzo

that's an H. not a K.
we here at alphabet soup want to keep the spirit of Halloween alive with zombie letters.

catch you Thursday

T Vid List:

-The first four minutes of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
-The Dirty Projectors discussing "Temecula Sunrise"
-"If you watch any of these watch this video..." of the week: "Tim, I Wish You Were a Girl"
-Ferris Bueller shaking up the Chi ("Twist and Shout")
-We played "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne, but instead the video is his cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy". Sue me. Compare it to the Kooks cover from last week's playlist.
-Squeeze- "Tempted". As KingofAllWhites says: Look at the hot sluts in the background!!!
-Pee Wee Herman gets into trouble at a biker bar, dances to "Tequila" (at the 2:30 mark) to win all the "dudes" over.
- Ra Ra Riot performing in an attic in Syracuse, NY (upstate NY, hollaaaa)
-who knew Wheatus was popular in Germany?

Stuff Alphabet Soup Likes:

Here we have some fun videos that hit the interwebs last week, but in case you missed them, we present AS favesies Sondre Lerche, Tegan and Sara, and Vampire Weekend teaching you how to play their songs on guitar!!

Sondre Lerche: (How) "To Be Surprised"

(Tegan and Sara's) Sara Quin: "Walking with a Ghost"

(Vampire Weekend's) Ezra Koenig: "A-Punk"

October 28, 2009

Addendum to the S video playlist

Whilst sitting in gridlock traffic on Comm. Ave today on the BUS in the rain, I found this video on my ipod and couldn't believe I didn't include it as the video for "Strange Vine" by Delta Spirit.

Devon talked about La Blogotheque in a post last if you didn't then, I highly recommend you check out their site and check out vids from AS favorites. Lykke Li's "Dance Dance Dance" take away show put me in a great mood today while watching a traffic light change 12 times before the bus was able to go through the intersection.

In conclusion: traffic sucks, la blogotheque RULEZ
and here's "Strange Vine"

Delta Spirit - Strange Vine from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

October 26, 2009

Keeping it Alphabetical on Alphabet Soup:

In the past, we haven't limited ourselves by choosing letters in order. For some reason, this semester, October in particular, we're picking letters alphabetically.

Hence, October 29th is hereby declared:And we're going to challenge ourselves this week by not being lame and picking songs that start with "The...".
Songs you won't hear include:
The Call-Backstreet Boys
The Repudiated Immortals- of Montreal
The Face that Launched 1000 Shits- Death Cab for Cutie
etc. etc. it's not really a "challenge", let's just say we're avoiding a cop out.

see you Thursday!

October 25, 2009

Spectacular S Week.

First of all: major props to Kayleigh for editing the html so that now you can in fact see the youtube box in its entirety. As a reward, we let her list her tracks to the right. Check it out to see what everyone's listening to.
Just in case you are confused, this is a playlist. There are more videos that you can skim through using the arrow buttons on either side of the youtube box or from the thumbnail list along the bottom. There is a lot more greatness, if you can imagine, past "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.

I switched up a few things this week. One, the last song we played on air "She Moves in Her Own Way" by the Kooks has been completely replaced by the Kooks covering "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley live wandering the streets of Paris. Courtesy of La Blogotheque. It's just better.

High schoolers rock at covering the New Pornographers, lots of other people don't. The Wizard Rock MS paint video for "Save Ginny Weasley" is worth your time, too.

Also, for "Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit, there are two clips. One plain old live version for TV, another is a home video clip acoustic version with the PS 22 kids chorus and Michael Angelakos.

Special thanks to VH1 Classic for coming through in the clutch with a video for "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies.

October 22, 2009

Old Folks Review MGMT

Here's what we were just talking about on air. It's worth the watch.

via Stereogum.

October 21, 2009

The most exciting part of your week

admit it. Here's the Alphabet Soup Video Playlist: R edition.
Here arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the highlights:
-Revolution live. No matter how good I get at Beatles RockBand, nothing beats the real thing. And I'm pretty damn good at Beatles RockBand.
-Aretha Franklin. turn up your speakers.
-Amy Winehouse + David Letterman. I decided to pick a video where you can understand what she is singing.
-There's something funny going on with "Raspberry Beret", and its not just Prince's cloud-print blazer
-Nelly featuring City Spud (?)!
-Freddie Prinze Jr. doing the dance Ursher taught his entire high school in She's All That
-Elvis Costello sabotaged (get it?) the Beasties on SNL--breaks into "Radio Radio". Get Well Soon MCA!!
-a clip of the prank that did poor Andy Bernard in. Featuring "Rockin' Robin" and a cell phone thrown into the ceiling. Ignore the arabic. In fact it's pretty FREAKING unfunny.

October 6, 2009

W Week Playlist.

Look for:
  • the Colin Firth tribute video synced with "Wild Night" by Van Morrison
  • Zooey and Joseph Gordon- Levitt's video for "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
  • to keep the crazy female performer kick going- Amy Winehouse live
  • Vampire Weekend performing "Walcott" with a Parisian tinge...on the streets of Paris (courtesy of La Blogotheque)
  • As promised, The Very Best and Ezra Koenig @ Le Poisson Rouge (Check out The Very Best in Boston on November 1st)
  • The Supremes.
  • Another hilarious video; of "We Didn't Start the Fire". Think of it as more of a visual history lesson.
  • Aerosmith & Run DMC- Walk This Way. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.


check back soon and/or listen in on Thursday night to hear about Ra Ra Riot's show this past Saturday.

au revoir

October 5, 2009

Ain't nothing but a G thang on Alphabet Soup!

10/8 = Gifted Gargantuan Girlfriends Galloping Gratuitously to Grenoble.

October 1, 2009

It might be a few before we have this week's playlist up...

so. for all of you who can't seem to find Ezra Koenig performing with F***** Up, here it is!

try to contain your excitement for a few days...we'll have the Dubya vid playlist up soon, we promise.

September 28, 2009

Highlights from Regina Spektor:

Here are some amateur photographs and videos from the Regina show at the House of Blues you heard us raving about on Thursday. Little Joy opened (above). Nothing better than a good fake mustache and some good tunes before an amazing headliner.
Here's a DJ and one of our fantastic Interns (you can guess which ones) waiting patiently for Regina to start. We aren't quite sure what was going on with the girl behind us.
And here she is, the lady of the hour(s). A good time was had by all. We forgot to mention that she PLAYED THE SHOFAR during the show. The new album (Far) sounded great live, and some old favorites (Apres Moi, Ode to Divorce, Poor Little Rich Boy) were just as fabulous.

Don't forget to get your W posts ready!!
see you Thursday
-K,C,D,C and K.

EDIT: I know I promised videos above, but vimeo won't let me embed the player code. here's the urls if you're really interested:
Little Joy- No One's Better Sake clip
Regina Spektor- Samson (full)

September 26, 2009


September 25, 2009

hey ya'll. here's the video playlist for C week. I've noticed that the width of our blog is not big enough to hold the greatness that is your weekly dose of the Soup. I'll post the links below. Don't fret.
Highlights for the week:
-C is for CONTROVERSY/CREEPY: Natalie Portman in Carmensita/ Liv Tyler's role in her fajah's video for Crazy.
-Speaking of Crazy, Fiona Apple performs live, again circa 1997.
-the Joanna Newsom video is a different song than what we played on the show (which was Casiopeia). However, the song in the video still starts with C.
-check out the Beatles as babies in 1964 performing Can't Buy Me Love.

and here are zee links:
The Letter C (9/24)
The Letter E (9/17)
The Letter N (9/10)

September 22, 2009

And the letter for 9/24 is:

Get all of your requests ready. See you Thursday.

September 18, 2009


I present to you the video playlist from last night's E show. I have a couple of personal highlights you should definitely check out:
a) if you watch any video at all, watch Linus sing "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
b) Cascada falls for a hot MALE librarian in "Every Time We Touch". Who knew those existed.
c) Jeff Lynne in 1975. Enough said.
d) Relive the early 2000's with LFO's faux-MTV Cribs episode-turned-music-video. Keep it up Homegirl...
e) Matt Lauer introducing Fiona Apple's performance on the Today show. This win's the award for the WTF Performance of the Week.
f) Belle and Sebastian's accents!!!
g) Neil Young kicking ass in HD

ENJOY. and check back soon for the next letter.

September 15, 2009

N Playlist (boring edition)

Here's the List from 9/10(boring style, because I'm bored at work):
Needy Girl- Chromeo (Fancy Footwork)
No Sleep Till Brooklyn- Beastie Boys (Licensed to Ill)
No Diggity- Blackstreet ( Another Level)
No One- Alicia Keys (As I Am)
Nikorette- Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (Outer South)
No Sunlight- Death Cab for Cutie (Narrow Stairs)
Never Had a Dream Come True- S Club 7 (7)
New Feeling- Talking Heads ( Talking Heads 77)
No Action- Elvis Costello (This Year's Model)
No Reply (demo)- The Beatles (Anthology Disc One)
Airport Taxi Reception- Sondre Lerche (Phantom Punch)
Nowhere Man- the Beatles (Yellow Submarine Soundtrack)
Nightrain- Guns n' Roses (Appetite For Destruction)
New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down- LCD Soundsystem (Sound of Silver)
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You- James Morrison (Songs For You, Truths For Me)
Natalie Portman's Rap- the Lonely Island (Incredibad)
A New Name For Everything- The Weakerthans (Reconstruction Site)
No One's Better Sake- Little Joy ( Little Joy)
Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson ( Girls and Boys)
New Slang- the Shins (Oh, Inverted World)
Never Think- Rob Pattinson ( The Twilight Movie Official Soundtrack)
No Rain- Blind Melon ( Nonstop 90's Rock)
(Night time is) The Right Time- Ray Charles (Night time is the right time)
Never Gonna Happen- Lily Allen (It's Not me it's You)
Naive- the Kooks ( Inside In/ Inside Out)
No Matter What You Do- Badfinger (The Very Best of Badfinger)
Nineteen- Tegan and Sara (the Con)

September 14, 2009

E in honor of an EXCELLENT CONCERT

We hope you were able to see Sondre Lerche this past Sunday night at the Paradise like our lucky listener Hilary. Kelsey and Chicken Lips were also there, we got some okay pics, like the one above. 

As for this week. The letter is E. Get those requests ready!! And tune in for Devon's interview with the Weakerthans. 

Catch ya Thursday. 

September 12, 2009


What is up Soupers? Did you miss this week's addition of the Soup? Did you tune into the Soup but you still can't get enough?

If either of those apply, here's a youtube playlist of the songs* we played on Thursday. 
Think of it as an AS Bonus: they're uncensored (because everyone loves when Natalie Portman says the f word) and some are 
live videos, some are even animated (take a break from playing Beatles RockBand and watch Nowhere Man from Yellow
Submarine what whatttt).

We're going to post a new playlist every week, so keep an eye on Alphabet Soup!!

*barring YouTube search failure

September 9, 2009

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

sorry folks. due to my recently obtained blog posting abilities...i give you Gargoil Cat.
that is all.

September 8, 2009

Nebekenezer Never Nullified Nothing.

This Thursday night from 10-12 EST is brought to you by: you guessed it, the letter N

New semester (come on, last week didn't really count anyway), New intern, New giveaway!! Get your requests ready because this week's letter is the fourteenth, better known as N. 

Don't for
get to call in to
win VIP tickets to SONDRE LERCHE this Sunday at the Paradise (see 9/5 entry for details)

Stream live here:
Call here: 617-353-6400
IM us @: WTBUradioDJ

see you on the radio
Chelsea, Kelsey and Devon

September 5, 2009

Giveaways on Alphabet Soup? GOOD Giveaways?

WTBU & (RED)TM are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to two (RED)NIGHTS shows this time: Ingrid Michaelson and Sondre Lerche!

Ingrid plays the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday 9/12 and Sondre follows at the same venue the next night, on Sunday 9/13.

As a VIP for either show, you'll get to meet the artist, score some (RED)NIGHTS goods and check out the concert.

Here's how this one is going to work. The first TWO fans to call in to the show ALPHABET SOUP on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, from 10pm-12am, will win the VIP tickets!

Good luck, WTBUers! The contest winner will be announced here on Friday (Sept 11) morning.

(RED)NIGHTS is a concert series that saves lives. A portion of the proceeds from every (RED)NIGHTS show goes directly to Africa to help those affected by AIDS.

Must be 18 or older and a legal resident of Boston or the surrounding areas (within 75 miles) to win. Please click here to view official (RED)TM sweepstakes rules.

September 4, 2009

Playlist for AS's First Birthday!

Here it is, folks. It's a good one, if we do say so ourselves. Not quite sure where we put our L, N & O tracks, buuuuut we know you have plenty of your own to substitute. :)

1) The Beatles - All My Loving (With the Beatles)
2) The Ronettes - Be My Baby (Ultimate Collection)
3) Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River Justified
4) Matt & Kim - Daylight (Grand)
5) Regina Spektor Eet Far
6) Alicia Keys - Fallin (Songs in A Minor)
7) Paul Simon - Graceland (Graceland)
8) Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down (A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar)
9) Al Green - I'm Still in Love With You (Definitive Collection)
10) House of Pain - Jump Around (Fine Malt Lyrics)
11) Queen - A Kind of Magic (A Kind of Magic)
12) Ted Leo and the Pharmacist - Me and Mia (Shake the Sheet)
13) Irving Berlin - Puttin' on the Ritz
14) Death Cab for Cutie - Quit Smoking (The Photo Album)
15) Adele - Right as Rain (19)
16) The Unicorns - Sea Ghost (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)
17) Sondre Lerche - The Tape (Phantom Punch)
18) No Doubt - Underneath it All (Rock Steady
19) The Decemberists - Valerie Plame (Always the Bridesmaid vol. 1)
20) The Killers - When You Were Young (Sam's Town)
21) The Submarines - Xavia (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist)
22) Mountain Goats - Yoga (Devil in the Shortwave)
23) Dr. Wily and the Robot Masters - Zelda theme
24) Foy Vance - 1st of July (Hope)
25) Neutral Milk Hotel - Two-Headed Boy (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
26) Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound (3 Rounds and a Sound)

September 2, 2009

Because everyone wants to have a SOUPER THURSDAY

Why be thirsty when you have Alphabet Soup from 10-12 on Thursday nights?
Your favorite Chefs (minus dino-loving Jane who has gone to the land "where Women glow and men plunder" for the semester) are cooking up a special Anniversary edition of the Soup.

Tomorrow night, 10pm-12am EST we're going alphabetical. 26 songs, one for each letter, in order. If you have something you want to hear, call (617-353-6400) or im (WTBUradiodj) ! Have you forgotten the best way to get in touch or tune in? here's a refresher:

Stream @: >click the LISTEN LIVE NOW! button on the left
Listen/watch(?): BU cable channel 6

See you on the radio
Peace, Love and Pandas
-Kelsey, Chelsea and Devon

August 19, 2009


That's right, Soupers, get ready to rumble. A new season of Alphabet Soup is returning to WTBU! Catch us live on THURSDAY NIGHTS, 10pm-12am EST on! We're coming back with some sadness (goodbye, Jane and David...) and some new happiness--but we're not telling what, just yet! You'll have to tune in to find out! Stick with us to find out what our first week's letter will be!

Have a great rest of summer!

April 27, 2009

But Wait! That's Not All!

We fooled you.

ALPHABET SOUP is having ONE MORE SHOW this upcoming Thursday 5/7 from 7-8pm! Okay, so maybe it's half a show, but you need your Soup fix, right? TUNE IN--OR ELSE!

peace, love, and little noodle letters,
devon, jane, chicken lips, and the NO-LONGER-INTERNS, Kelsey and David!

^^ another reason to listen in? ^^

April 23, 2009

Hold back those tears.

It's true. This Friday is Alphabet Soup's last show. We've had a good year, but it's time for us to go our separate ways.
I (Jane) will be going off to Australia in the fall.
Devon will be rocking out solo, expanding your musical knowledge.
Chelsea and Kelsey plan to have a radio show about rhymes. Not really, but it should be considered.
David will be jamming? not jamming? I'm not really sure.

We'll keep you posted on when you can tune into our delightful DJs next semester on WTBU. If you want to hear my voice though you're going to have to get skype or something because I definitely won't be streaming live on or here at BU on channel 6.

For our final show, we'll be playing songs that start with the letter E for the end.

Thanks for being loyal listeners, and don't forget you can listen to alphabet soup whenever you want by downloading mp3s of all of our old shows.

Coming soon: highlights of the past year

April 16, 2009

This week's letter

is M for Marathon Monday in Boston!
Go Kenya!

April 10, 2009

April 9, 2009



April 2, 2009


It's true -- Dr. Dog loves the sound of the letter d, and so does Alphabet Soup. Our letter this week is D for our special guest.

Gotta question for Dr. Dog? Post it here!

March 30, 2009



Tune in at 4pm EST (on the dot!) this FRIDAY to hear Alphabet Soup's live phone interview with Scott McMicken, aka Taxi, of the Philadelphia-based band Dr. Dog! You won't want to miss this!


March 26, 2009

Let me explain

Here's how we pick letters -- there is no system. My life motto is "I do what I want." I don't always do what I want, but on Alphabet Soup I do. We pick a letter based on how we feel the moment when we realize we need a letter for Friday. For instance, this week, Kelsey sent out a facebook message asking if we had done the letter R this semester, and we hadn't. So now I want to inform you that our letter this week is R.

Now at this moment when I realize that we'll need a letter for next Friday, April 3rd, I'll let you decide. Scroll through the blog or the facebook page and make sure we haven't used the letter yet this week. Otherwise, the choice is yours. You can have an adorable reason, but it's not necessary. In fact, a totally random selection will probably make you feel like you're the real deal Alphabet Soup DJ.

March 21, 2009

3/20 Playlist: The Letter C

Note: "Cappuccino" is definitely from the album Remind Me in 3 Days..., and not just from the Harold & Kumar soundtrack...check out the blog for the show High Fidelity this weekend for the WTBU-exclusive interview with the Knux, before their awesome set last night at BU Central.

Many thanks and much love to guest Soup DJ, Chris Tiernan, for stopping by to jam with us!

March 17, 2009

This Week, on Alphabet Soup...

WE HAVE A GUEST DJ! Tune in to find out who!

-alphagirls...and david.

March 13, 2009

Old People+Young Jeezy+Animal Collective=GOLD

Seriously, this is brilliant., Stereogum informs us, has come up with the genius idea of getting members of the elderly community to review current album/single releases. The little ol' man on the right is absolutely adorable. Reminds me DISTINCTLY of my granddad. Someone, please, please buy his Girl Scout cookies! Click here (or on the picture) to read the story and watch these FANTASTIC videos.

This has been your Spring Break Cool Thing of the Week.


March 4, 2009

this week's letter is...

F! for FUN SPRING BREAK something.

sadly, i (devon) won't be on air to party with the gang, but i'll definitely be trying to call in all the way from the west coast!

listen in, soupers, then have a great new playlist for all the awesome places you're going over break!

February 25, 2009


And this Friday, we'll be featuring the letter S! Now, get requesting, people!


February 24, 2009

Relive Alphabet Soup Again and Again

Can't get enough of alphabet soup? Want to hear it all the time? Just working on imitating my voice and bad jokes?

Now you can download our show and listen to it 24/7. Put that shit on your ipod! Never leave home without it!

Download Alphabet Soup!

Yessssssss! Helen Horstmann wins the prize for being Alphabet Soup's best listener cause she posted these files. What will you do this week for Alphabet Soup?

February 18, 2009

This week's letter is...

T for totally kickass...or maybe for some other reason. I prefer mine though.

February 12, 2009

Cool thing of my life, not just my week

I used to be a limewire junkie. Several events led up to me finally getting rid of it.
1. My old roommate got a scary email from BU that said something along the lines of "Delete Limewire or we will delete you."
2. The man at the apple store went ahead and deleted it for me...then I took it out of the trash and put it back on my desktop.
3. I found a new way to download music, and had more success than not. Seriously that was the worst part of limewire -- getting shitty, misnamed, recorded from the radio, not even the whole song versions of music.

And so the obsession with HypeMachine began. It can be slightly hard to navigate; so let me break it down for you. I'm not quite sure why it's black and pink. I think my computer is mad that I wanted a .jpg and not the .tiff they decided to give me. Either way, this looks pretty badass so I think it's worth keeping. So you want to search for a song or artist. Recently I searched for "lily allen" -- new cd worth listening to.

Then it will show you all the blogs that have posted a Lily Allen song. Under each blog click "read full post." That will take you straight to the blog.
Once you get to the blog you can right click the link and save the link on your computer by clicking on "Save link as..." Also you can preview all kinds of tunes by click on that little play button next to the song on hypem. They mostly only have new songs, but occassionally people post old stuff to their blogs. It can be a lot of work, but I think it's better than being told you're going to get deleted by BU or the RIAA.

Hope your life gets revolutionized too!

February 8, 2009

February 1, 2009



Fun Thing of the Week: BLOGOTHEQUE

This is the kind of thing we at Alphabet Soup aspire to.

Introducing (to you, at least...maybe not even to you) BLOGOTHEQUE and its TAKE-AWAY SHOWS.

BLOGOTHEQUE, started in 2004, is a French music blog that, if you can understand it, is the height of French coolness. far as we can tell, anyway. Most important, though, are their TAKEAWAY SHOWS!

This collection of video podcasts is added to every week, and the repertoire is certainly one to brag about. Here's one of the many all-star bands who've done a takeaway show in the past...this is Noah & the Whale's "Episode 1" video.

Enjoy, you procrastinators. Enjoy.

<3 d,j,&cl

January 31, 2009

The Letter Eye

Well, Souperz, we figured ONE thing out, at least.

Here's the playlist of stuff we jammed to yesterday, on our I week. Be proud of us...actual mp3 of the show will be coming as soon as we mess around with that can of worms.

(Yes, we're aware that it's "Impossible Germany" and not "Journey.")

Stuff that happened on the show yesterday, for those of you who missed it: we talked about awful, ironic tattoos, "In-a-Godda-Da-Vida" took forever (so we cut the last three minutes), and Danielle E. Buma became our new official show stenographer! Now, if only we had saved the quotes she captured from the show...NEXT WEEK, OKAY.

And did I hear you wanted last week's playlist too? And the one before that? No? Yes, you did.

Stay tuned for next week's letter, and get your requesting brain cells a tinglin'!

January 23, 2009

Thanks, Soupers!

Wow, 10 playlists...not bad, people, not bad at all! Congratulations to Danielle! Her playlist was brought to you by democracy. She told me that she'd "like to thank the Academy and god" for her win. Thanks to everyone who submitted a playlist; we really like your style! Unfortunately, we didn't reach our goal of 15, so no "prize" yet, but trust us, there will be MORE contests...because, let's just face it, we REALLY want to give you this prize. You just have to earn it. So keep battling, soupers!

This week, we had our two new interns, Kelsey and David, for the first time! What'd you think? Should we keep 'em?

Next week, our letter will be I! Get your requests ready!

devon, jane, & chicken lips

p.s. the newbies should get nicknames too, don't you think?

January 17, 2009

A New Twist...and a Challenge.


Instead of posting our playlist from this week, we have a different idea. We'll tell you that next week's letter is P (for President of the US...the new one), and you post a 5-song playlist of songs starting with the letter P in a comment on this entry. Our favorite playlist will be played straight through on the show, and we'll give you an extra-special shout-out on the air.

AND if we get fifteen playlists by Friday at 4pm, we will post something truly, truly AMAZING on this blog on Friday night. Trust'll want this.


Devon, Jane, Chicken Lips, and New Secret Intern(s?)

January 16, 2009

First Show of 2009

Tune in tomorrow, Friday January 16 4-6pm EST for our MAIDEN BROADCAST OF 2009!

In case you're not in our Facebook group (highly recommended!), you didn't get the following message from Jane-skie:


Same day, New Time: Fridays 4-6 EST

Still letters, new rules: The letter of the day will apply to the song title instead of the artist

Our first week will be B for the Beginning of a new semester!

Same girls, new intern: Still Jane, Devon and Chelsea but a whole new rock star intern

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