Next Up!

Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. Send notice of upcoming events that you want publicized to me (drichardson2@ccc.edu). Use the “Comments” section to provide updates, additions, and corrections!

Welcome to week 4. At the end of this week, the semester will be 25% done. Seems kind of quiet, event-wise, this semester. Is it or am I just not hearing about what is going on? Is anything happening for Black History Month? Groundhog day? CAST? Where is everybody?

Monday, 2/3: Business as usual as far as I know;

Tuesday, 2/4: Business as usual as far as I know;

Wednesday, 2/5: Business as usual as far as I know;

Thursday, 2/6: Business as usual as far as I know;

Friday, 2/7: Business as usual as far as I know;

Saturday, 2/8: Business as usual as far as I know;

Monday Music

I had my ipod on shuffle this weekend, while walking the dog, and this song came on. I have no idea where it came from and neither does anyone else in my house. A gift from the universe, I guess–a great song and new lingo…2 for 1!

 

Monday Music

Monday Music is a regular feature whose goal is to provide you with some music to get you fired up for another week of doing the yeoperson’s work of educating the citizenry. Requests welcome!

The time to rock has arrived. It is now time to rock. Commence rocking.

Monday Music

Oh, sure–Adele would be an easy (and worthy) choice after cleaning up on the Grammy Awards last night and blowing the windows out with her surgically repaired vocal cords, but I thought that was too obvious.

There was a lot to like, really–starting with Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys’ tribute to Etta James, or maybe a little Willie Nelson doing Coldplay to animation about modern farming, the Foo Fighters rocked and Dave Grohl gave the best acceptance speech of the night, and Taylor Swift did my favorite song of hers (playing the banjo!) and got a standing O. I’m sure someone liked the trainwreck that Nicki Minaj put together (though I can’t say who or why)–but even with all of that to choose from, after the opening, I was all set to open up this morning with some LL Cool J in honor of the masterful job he did with the delicate job of MC (please note, I did not call it a ‘comeback’), but that was before the performance of the night.

Jennifer Hudson was miraculous. I can’t believe she had the courage to sing that song and then to sing it like that…mercy.

South Side represents!

Monday Music

Monday Music is a regular feature whose goal is to provide you with some music to get you fired up for another week of doing the yeoperson’s work of educating the citizenry. Requests welcome!

Week 16 is here!

Let ’em show you what they learned!

Monday Music

Monday Music is a regular feature whose goal is to provide you with some music to get you fired up for another week of doing the yeoperson’s work of educating the citizenry. Requests welcome!

I forgot about this video until this morning for some reason–it’s a dramatization of one of my very favorite parts of one of my very favorite reading experiences of the year/decade, the Eschaton game from Infinite Jest, which you really have to have read (I think) to make any sense of the video and know how awesome that section of the book truly is. Still, it’s a decent song and, at this point, I feel like my classes are mostly calamities and it’s almost December, so there you go.

 

Monday Music

Monday Music is a regular feature whose goal is to provide you with some music to get you fired up for another week of doing the yeoperson’s work of educating the citizenry. Requests welcome!

Three weeks left and this one is a short one. Welcome to Week 14.

There’s going to be a lot of talk about “security” in the next few weeks. Hopefully, most of it will include the Memphis Horns.