“Buy all of your friends’ presents tonight.” This is the command of the Spirit of Thirty-Fork Street, Wesleyan’s sometimes-friendly-but-often-awkward Ghost of Christmas Past. (It probably doesn’t help that we don’t have a Ghost of Chanukah Past.) Anyway, if you’re on top of that, good for you. If you’re not, first take an hour to download and listen to Miracle on Thirty-Fork Street, a holiday season compilation of original (!) songs put together by a loose collective of Wesleyan-associated acts. Then, freaking consume, you consumer. Here are some reflections, lightly edited for reading ease, from a contributor:
The album was made by an extended group of friends (we mostly know each other). All of these friends are either from Wesleyan or closely related to folks at Wesleyan. These are all ORIGINAL holiday songs. No covers! It’s really lame that the majority of holiday songs were written in the baby boomer era. So here are some new ones.
This album is dedicated in part to Will Schragis ’12, who approached me (and others) last year trying to put together a holiday album where he and his friends who actually played music would do covers. Unfortunately it never came together.
The title is a reference to the Static Stamina/Japanese holiday EP It’s a Wonderful KNIFE!, which is actually one of the most hated things on the ACB ever.
Full list of collaborators after the jump.
If you thought today’s Spring Fling announcement was exciting, wait till you hear who’s playing at Earth House tonight. From Will Feinstein ’13:
Pretty sweet early show to make your evening pleasant! With Yeoman’s Omen and Ovid American.
Maybe you haven’t seen Yeoman’s Omen yet, but there’s a reason people have been talking about them non-stop since their debut at AwesomeFest and their well-received set at Music House shortly after. These four freshmen present a youthful energy that you can’t help but fall for. Featuring: Noah Rush ’14, Gabriel Greenberg ’14, Nathan Repasz ’14, and Julian Gal ’14.
And Ovid American! Those dudes (and one girl) played AwesomeFest as well, surprising everybody with their tone and intricate lyrics. Be ready to get lost in their hazy narratives and sway to the noisy comfort of their sound.
Free show, real cool. You’ll probs like it.
Even I’m not entirely sure what’s going on at Music House tonight, and I’m playing in it, so I’ll just say you should be there:
In the Spring, Music House threw the raucously successful (and batshit crazy) Cinco de Mayo Celebration-o. And now the best Mexican holiday of the fall is finally here: Cinco de Noviembro.
We’re going hard, Mexican style. What’s that mean? Look at the fucking picture. So remember, remember, the fifth of Noviembro. That should be your mantra in case you’re so gone that all you recall from this night is the part where you were confused which band was which.
Bands performing include: