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 semester...so 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 last.fm 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.