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Music Performances from the September Open Mic

Jordan Levesque. Clip from Original Song.

 

Matthew Eriole. Clip from Original Song. 

Enough Is Enough Creative Prompt

 Here's an opporunity to create. Saint Anselm is currently involved in Enough Is Enough, a campaign against bullying, violence, and abuse. As a collective effort, we were asked to produce some sort of artistic, literary or musical response to the mission this campaign has set forth.

Enough Is Enough has provided us with some information they'd like to convey. The boundaries are grey and the space is unlimited; do with this as you will. I'm excited to see what comes out of this!

Open Mic Night Our Indian Summer Jam

Sep 23 2011 7:00 pm
Sep 23 2011 9:00 pm

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Acoustic artists, musicians, poets,comedians and people who have too much angst for their own good and wouldn't mind sharing it with us, PLEASE GRACE US WITH YOUR PRESENCE! SIGN UP OR SHOW UP! If your planning on playing more than a song or two please let us know ahead of time so we can manage our slots so everyone gets a chance to play. ALSO...BRING A FRIEND & enjoy a free night of music, poetry, great coffee and good company. SO SHOW UP AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS!

For more info or to sign up please email us at:

apothecafloral@gmail.com

Audio from Open Mic at the 2011 Open House

The Quality isn't the best and we missed the beginning (Jeremy Munro's epic introduction). The recording starts in the middle of Justine Johnson's reading, and then in order appear Tyler Lavallee, Prof. Banach, Valerie Stein, Lauren Miller, and Valerie Stein again. Thanks to all the performers. We had a great time!

cherry in the well recording


4:48 minutes (4.4 MB)

i decided to strangle my reservations and it wasn't that hard- so here's a recording of a project i like to call Liquid Meter and the Leaky Quartet. it's a raw recording with my neighboorhood noises (i think a few chirps).

the lyrics are as such:

death be kind and ignore all my crying. i know you got a lot of pleas but replace my old ones for these. come when you may and tell my mother i sent you away. death be kind forget me

...

i gave it a title so it's called cherry in the well

there are a lot of versions of this song i hope i can one day really reify it

alright, see ya

What Punk Rock Means to Me by Jeremy M.


5:03 minutes (6.94 MB)

So I got bored during all this time of rain and just started ranting to my computer mic. Musical sounds behind are Minor Threat songs.

What Punk Rock Means To Me.

 

Abandon All Ships.

 

Standing at the edge of the world

The waves flowing over the side

Into impending nothingness.

Take one last breath.

 

We sailed away from the shoreline

Raised the anchor

Strove forth like valiant youth we were

And funny now how we are knocking on heaven's door.

 

Captain, Captain!

Before the sail breaks!
Hold fast.

Lucubrations Artistic Tuesday Photos and Recordings

Lucubrations Artistic Tuesday Album

 

Recordings in Order:

1. Dana Nolan and Valerie Stein Jamming on Guitar and Violin.

2. Cedric Ashley reading a poem.

3. Dana Nolan Screaming a poem accompanied by Valerie Stein on Violin

4. Jeremy Munro reading Bukowski

5. Tom Hickey reading a poem.

6 and 7. Valerie Stein on Violin

Lucubrations Open Mic Summary/Review

Last night (3/14/11) Lucubrations held its first Open Mic since our inception. The turnout exceeded expectations and there were acts ranging from passionate songs, angry poetry, and hilarious comedy (as opposed to unfunny comedy).

The event was held in the Comiskey Center Black Box Theater, giving the perfect atmosphere for an Open Mic. The atmosphere was made better by creative seating placement and stage design by the talented Justine Johnson who arrived very early to setup. Lucubrations would like to thank the Fine Arts Department and Professor Asbury for their permission to use the space.

Professor Banach made delicious pulled pork for sandwiches and his famous homemade bread which met with great approval from all.

We hope to plan more Open Mics and events in the future thanks to all the postive feedback.

Timberlane Pops Concert

Mar 6 2011 2:00 pm

Rockingham Symphony Orchestra presents its 5th Annual POPS style concert directed by Anthony DiBartolomeo. The Orchestra will perform some of your favorite music and Jay Daly, Trumpet soloist, returns with a new entertaining tribute to the great trumpet soloist of our time.
Timberlane Performing Arts Center
40 Greenough Road
Plaistow, NH
 
Sunday March 6, 2011 2:00 PM

Timberlane Performing Arts Center
40 Greenough Road
Plaistow, NH


 

Sunday March 6, 2011 2:00 PM

Course in History of American Musical Theater

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TR from 2:30 to 3:45.

Spring 2010

Prof. Duncan Vinson

Folly "Broken" Song Review

 

Folly Review

by

Jeremy Munro

 

 

 

 

“Each lasting memory, will control each word that I write, and I used to think my hands could dance”

Infinitival Phrases in Blends of Close Contact by Bridge


4:44 minutes (4.34 MB)

I would sit at the feet of my love like a puppy.

Puppies can never be touched enough.

Do not buy a puppy if you aren't ready to love it.

A puppy is not human. You can put it down.

 

The Wonder Years Review

 

The Wonder Years Review

by

Jeremy Munro

 

 

Talk about a band that exemplifies what it is like to be in college and frustrated with what you find there.

 

"Jazz Photos I" by Professor Ed Gleason

 

"Jazz Photos I" by Professor Ed Gleason

The impulse that prompts me to experiment with the photos I've taken of jazz musicians at festivals around the country is, perhaps, not unlike the impulse that drives those jazz musicians to do that which so centrally defines the music they play: improvise.

http://www.maxoutstudios.com/

 

Close Your Eyes Review by Jeremy Munro


Close Your Eyes Review

by

Jeremy Munro

 

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I think the most adequate way to describe Close Your Eyes is with the words from a flier I have hanging on my wall in my dorm:

 

“100% Spirit Filled-Hardcore”

 

and

 

“For fans of 'A Day To Remember', 'Comeback Kid', and 'Rise Against'”

 

I agree with this little flier in that fans of ADTR and Comeback Kid would love them. I'm not sure the average Rise Against fan would though. Rise Against is really popular, not sure they would like the hardcore element of Close Your Eyes, though you never know. The obvious reason for Victory Records to mention it on the flier (which incidentally is the label they are on, hence the flier) is that it is eye catching, especially since everyone and their mom loves Rise Against (Siren Songs of The Counter Culture is an extremely solid punk album). This review isn't about Rise Against though, it is about Close Your Eyes and why their simplicity makes for a great and successful band. Their first album, We Will Overcome, is full of hope and inspiration for anyone. I highly recommend it.

Close Your Eyes has a really unique style even though they sound simple. They combine three major things that don't really seem like they go together:

                  1. Hardcore – Obvious I know. Simple scream style and really thick, chugging, almost cliché? Breakdowns.

                  2. Pop Punk/Vocal Harmony – Essentially they sing a lot, they actually sing more than they scream, which isn't that unique but its still awesome.

                  3. Christian Lyrics/Message – Yep. They go that far. Most Christian bands suck, in fact almost all Christian rock bands specifically are really bad and are too simple lyrically I find. But Close Your Eyes doesn't really mention God at all, they just are super positive. They could be talking about God or Jesus, but they rarely bring it up. Overall they are just a really positive band when it comes to their lyrics.

 

 

The first song I'm going to showcase by then is called “Song For the Broken”. I'd love to hear what people think about this song, but personally it is definitely in my top twenty of favorite songs. It really appeals to my sense of taking an active role in rooting out evil in this world, but I'll let the song speak for itself. Note the gang vocals/anthem embedded in the breakdown near then end and how right after the breakdown the singer sounds so much more sad and dwells on the words a bit more when he goes back into the chorus. The video I linked is also the music video, which is worth watching. The singer has really good presence I think. I can and have cried singing this song. Its freaking powerful.

 

Lyrics:

 

We’ll scream it loud!
This is a melody; it’s time to sing it out
So give us words before we all forget!

This is where I lift my hands and say enough is enough!
So many people are broken and they’re not getting up
This is our offering; this is our hope!
This is what we believe in, and we’re not giving up
This is our song

So sing out loud a chorus for us.
It’s all too much; I can feel my lungs collapse on me
Bitter soul why are you weeping tears that fall only for you?
This is our song

So sing out loud a chorus for us
It’s all too much; I can feel my lungs collapse on me

This is my worship; this is my life
To bring hope into this broken world
This is my worship; this is our worship!

This is our song
We’ll scream it loud!

 

The next song is “Friends are Friends Forever”. It is again really simple, there are some gang vocals and breakdowns at the end. Protip: most of their songs are that format, some people might think it gets old, but I find each of their songs to have something unique. Especially if you are a fan of lyrical content.

 

Lyrics:

 

Can you tell me how this ends!
I've never been so close to anyone, that's you
It feels like I'm dreaming, don't wake me up!

Today is for believing
And I am on my last breath
(My last breath)
The end seems so stale
I voiced my love to inhale
I'll be alright
As long as your here by my side!

Stand Strong
When knowing so much more
You're so much more than I deserve!

You're always there to lend a hand
That's why I'll be right here next to you until the end
Never giving up
You're always there, to lift me up!
When times stand tough!
When times stand tough!
Hopes and dreams they are shared by you and me
This is where I want to be, you are my family

Stand Strong
When knowing so much more
You're so much more than I deserve!

You and I we built this together
Through every practice, this is ours to make or break
Through all the blood, the sweat, the tears
Everything's been worth it!
And I will protect us
Until my last dying breath

OH!

DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE!
CAUSE I NEED YOU!
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE!
FOR NOTHING!
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE!
CAUSE I NEED YOU!
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE!
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE

I won't leave you, here alone!
We stand by each other
I won't leave you, here alone!
We stand by each other

 

In summation, awesome band, super inspirational (though simple) album. Victory Records made a good move picking these guys up last year for sure. Victory Records is full of good ideas. Especially considering A Day To Remember is so huge, but that opinion of mine can be for another time.

Please let me know what you thought of this/the band/music/life in general. I love to talk about this kind of stuff. Also I'll probably be doing reviews weekly/bi-weekly/monthly of all sorts of music depending on what people want.