As the semester winds down, each student begins to contemplate the great art of procrastination. We all think about how to waste time. Its not that we dont love writing 15-30 page papers about the politics of East Asia or providing in-depth analyses of the marriage groups in Chaucers Canterbury Tales. Its just that Spring finally came out of the closet after four months of darkness, and by gum, we need to celebrate in a way that doesnt involve studying.
My friend and I have a running joke that we will start an independent study gym class on sex next year. It will incorporate many important aspects of physical education from stretching to cardiovascular work. We will wittily call it sexercise.
By all accounts, Trent Reznor, the man who defines Nine Inch Nails, went through the most difficult years of his life following NINs tour in support of 1999s The Fragile. He battled with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and in the most literal sense of the phrase, hit rock bottom. I was clearly trying to kill myself, Reznor admits in a reveling recent interview in Spin magazine.
Waxing patriotic is no new fad for Bruce Springsteen; the New Jersey-bred rocker has long been the spokesperson for the blue-collar man. Its no surprise, then, that Springsteens 2004 Vote for Change tour a last-minute, pre-November 11 push for the Democratic party generated huge support (and considerable revenue) from liberal celebrity endorsers and fans alike.
Over the past decade, Built to Spill has established a reputation as one of the most creative and exciting bands to emerge from the Northwest. Minneapolis hosted the indie-rock legends this past Thursday, May 5 at the infamous First Avenue Mainroom.