Archive for September, 2008

Playlist: Back 2 school

September 11, 2008

The new school year has already begun! Whether you’re a teacher or a student, here are some songs to listen to while you crunch through the fall leaves. I had trouble coming up with this list, and some of these might be a stretch. So please help add to it!

  1. The White Stripes – “We’re Going to Be Friends”
  2. J-Live – “School’s In”
  3. Mos Def – “Mathematics”
  4. Special Ed – “I Got It Made”
  5. Vampire Weekend – “Campus”
  6. Elliott Smith – “Thirteen”
  7. Jurassic 5 – “After School Special”
  8. Dangerdoom featuring Talib Kweli – “Old School Rules”
  9. Izza Kizza – “Afternoon Delight”
  10. Gym Class Heroes – “Scandalous Scholastics”

What am I missing? Or, if you can’t think of any scholastic songs, what was your favorite after-school or nursery school snack? I always loved ants on a log.

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Two heartwarming movies I need to see ASAP

September 11, 2008

Julia at Spin the Truth blogged about two adorable-looking movies about the empowering effects of rock music: Young@Heart, which features 80-year-old rockers who bring down the house at a prison concert; and Girls Rock!, about a camp where girls form rock bands, write songs, and perform, and learn to love themselves along the way. At first I was like, “Oh, another one of those movies?” but I was definitely sold after watching the trailers. I fully expect my eyes to well up while watching these, and then I plan to add them to my list of favorite movies along with Mad Hot Ballroom.