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Spring is coming!

So here's some free music.

So, it’s only February, but it’s 70 degrees out there. Spring is here or coming here. Snow is gone or getting gone. SXSW is not here, but coming (there, actually).

In short, the hibernating is ending, and people are dropping tons of music on me, which I am about to unload on you guys in the form of a mixtape. Remember when it used to be illegal to post MP3s on blogs? Now people ask me to do it. Time moves fast.

The OKS “Fake Springs Suck, So Here’s to Hoping It’s Real” Mix (click title to download full mix as a 155mb .zip)
1.    “Wolves and Bells” — Storms. This icy acoustic track is a good place to start, as we move from winter to spring.
2.    “I Can Be One” — Luke Rathborne. Melancholic beauty, like opening your eyes after sleeping ...
3.    “Colossus” — Lightning Bolt. …and then you distort your guitar, cause ‘getting out of bed sucks.
4.    “Heart Attack” — Lovett. Frantic rock ’n’ roll.
5.    “Kim Kardashian” — Rocky Business. Infectious dance track from the first band to get a second MP3 on OKS. Also has a culture-skewing video that begs for a Chuck Klosterman analysis.
6.    “Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix)” — US Royalty. Caribbean-ized and dance-floor ready, you’d never guess that this used to be a pastoral folk tune.
7.    “Would You Say Stop?” — Acid House Kings. No, I wouldn’t.
8.    “The Kite” — The Sound of Growing Up. Judging by the sneering vocals and pop-punk approach to the piano, these kids have a ways to go.
9.    “Fugefat” — The Octopus Project. The most optimistic instrumental band ever.
10. “Last Night at the Jetty” — Panda Bear. Never been a big Animal Collective fan, but this lucid, optimistic jam from the AC member screams spring.
11. “Secret Serf” — Tape Deck Mountain. Chillwave to ease back on a green, green hillside to.

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by Stephen Carradini 02.18.2011 3 years ago
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Super sizing


CFN

Gazette staff
There’s nothing like a hailstorm to inspire the creativity of TV meteorologists. The May 29 hail that attacked the metro is a prime example. As chunks of ice rained down, the weather guys took to the airwaves to describe just how big the hail was.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hell

The future’s so bleak, I gotta wear shades.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Cinema’s current master of disaster, Roland Emmerich (2012), produced but did not write or direct Hell, a post- apocalyptic film smaller in scope than what the man is used to, yet better crafted.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Weather it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
If you prefer storms on canvas rather than hovering over your roof, head to the inaugural and international National Weather Center Biennale, opening Monday at the National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren in Norman. On display through June 2, the 100 pieces depict weather’s impact on daily life. Admission is free. Call 325- 3095 or visit nwcnorman.org.

Monday, daily, ongoing

 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


News

Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

God and tornadoes


Commentary

Robin Meyers
I handed my driver’s license to the Transportation Security Administration agent in the Manchester, N.H., airport, and she said, “Oh, my God! Oklahoma? My condolences to your state.”
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thanks from Moore


Letters to the Editor

Carl Owen III
This citizen of Moore wants to thank all of you who have come to our aid.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too red for government aid?


Letters to the Editor

Barbara Johnson
Oklahoma by record is the “reddest” state in the Union. It is the only state in which every county voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. The Republicans have made it clear that they feel the government is an enemy — a “tyrannical” government that further compounds the right to bear arms as a necessity for protection against such government. It has been made clear that their feeling is that they do not need the government in their lives.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Back to class

Moore elementary school educators start over with the help of an adopt-a-teacher program.


News

Dean Anderson
Valerie Singleton has been a teacher at Moore’s Briarwood Elementary School for more than 25 years.

 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

‘Ex-gay’ ministry

A pair of Oklahomans help form a religiously affiliated group to “break the power of same-sex attraction.”


News

Greg Horton
Two Oklahoma City ministries are key players in the formation of a new nationwide network of so-called ex-gay ministries. Stephen Black, executive director of Oklahoma City-based First Stone Ministries, is vice chairman of the board of the newly formed Restored Hope Network, cites the organization’s official website.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 
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