Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today's Show: the A-List!

I'll be on air with DJ Mojo from 12-1, on the Suicide Sunglasses Show which runs 11-1. Today I have a quirky little playlist, that I'm sure will entertain. Tune in on 91.7MHz FM in the Tivoli, or online at the MetRadio site!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We're off!

Metro State's classes got of to a cold start this morning, amid doubt about next year's funding. In the midst of the Haitian crisis, Colorado's budget has been pushed into a diminished role. And yet, as cash flows out of state and federal coffers, like many other states, Colorado faces a budget deficit for the 2009 fiscal year (Sunshine Review). State funding for higher education totaled $706 million last year. That was with the help of $337 million in federal stimulus cash. If the bill passes, next year that total will drop to $650 million, with $95 million in federal stimulus cash (Denver Post). These heady numbers are easy to throw around. It's even easier to lose sight of how they could affect all of us as students. Yearly tuition increases are routine, and have become just another part of the cost of college. The loss of state funding can only accelerate this pattern, especially for students of a public school like Metro. So, now, we're starting the Spring 2010 semester, wondering if the money we spend will be worth it on graduation.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

That Song

Do you ever hear that song?

It's that one, off the album you bought while you were in love with that girl? You couldn't get it out of your head, so you left it on repeat overnight once, and when you woke up the lyrics were so burned into your memory, you never listened to it again?

It's that one, the one that becomes something more than a song. It is as if you have taken ownership of it, applied meaning to it as if it were your own work. It's the song that trancends mere song-dom and becomes a part of the soundtrack of your life.

Maybe we'll play that song.