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.
!!HOLY CRAP OUR INITIALS ARE A PALINDROME. awesome.

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

10/1=W.

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.
voila.


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

EXCELLENT WEEK

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

NEW FEATURE ALERT:


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: www.wtburadio.org
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 @: www.wtburadio.org >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