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Volume 3, Issue 6 | 11/08/11 - 11/30/11 | theblacksheeponline.com

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Who’s that Hippie Man? Mitch Barnett wrote this Have you ever noticed the old man who walks around campus wearing a red bandana and green trench coat? Who do you think he is? Over the past two weeks I’ve walked around the Western Michigan University campus asking people this very question, and the answer is different almost every time. Some students think he’s an old hippie war veteran while others think he is an undercover police officer asking kids for drugs. The rumors go on and on, and that’s why I’m here to clear things up and get the true story on that hippie man. The man underneath the green trench coat is Ayshhyha Njoku Khazad.,You’ve probably already guessed that’s not his birth name. This was the first thing we discussed in the interview. While he would not tell me his birth given name, he did explain the story behind his new one. Khazad has been a member of various groups of different religions. After converting to Judaism for a while, he changed his first name to the Hebrew name Ayshhyah. Njoku is the middle name of his wife, and Khazad, is a reference to the Dwarf language in J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Khazad was actually born and raised in Kalamazoo and went to high school at the Howe Military Academy. In 1960 he was a semifinalist for the Merritt Scholarship, but was accepted to the University of Chicago before he took the exam. At the University of Chicago freshman orientation, things took a turn for the worst. Khazad had a breakdown

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and after an abundance of them he was diagnosed with mental illness. He partook in a series of electro-shock therapy treatments then he was cleared to go back to school. However, because of the illness the school would not accept him. In 1961, Khazad moved back to Kalamazoo and attended Kalamazoo College, the school of his father. After being there for only a couple of weeks, he again began to have more panic breakdowns. This was when he was diagnosed with S.P.M.I. (Serious and Persistent Mental Illness). After being released from the hospital, Kalamazoo College wouldn’t take him back. He was then locked up in a mental hospital in Plainwell, Michigan. Khazad spent about six or seven months there and over that time received over 100 electro-shock treatments, champ. In 1962, Khazad began attending our wonderful school of Western Michigan University. “I broke down a few more times after that, but Western Michigan always took me back afterward,” Khazad said, “I will always appreciate WMU for always taking me back after my breakdowns.” Khazad graduated from Western in 1969 with a degree in Mathematics. “I had way more math than I needed,” said Khazad, “I was also three hours short of a minor in English, Physics, and Psychology.” Also in 1969, Khazad married his first wife Alice and they lived together on the Twin Oaks Commune. Sadly, his illness caused her to leave him years later.

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“During my first marriage, I picked roses in a greenhouse,” Khazad said, “After that, I just kinda hung around for a while.” Khazad got married again in 1974 to Vicki, but that marriage didn’t work out either due to the mental illness. Then in 1975, Khazad packed up and moved out west to Oregon. “I hoped to go to grad school at the University of Oregon,” said Khazad. “But due to the stigma against SPMI, I couldn’t get in. I ended up tutoring math about 60 hours per week.” It was during the time he spent in Oregon that Khazad was put on experimental medication to help treat the SPMI. Khazad moved back to Kalamazoo in 1995 and in 2005 he was judged recovered from the illness as long as his medication was taken. Today, Khazad is 67 years old and spends his time riding the Lovell bus to and from campus to sell his newspaper, Freedom’s Cry. He still tutors math. He also enjoys playing an ancient Chinese game, Go, with his friends. You’ll probably see him over by Waldo Library with his red bandana and green trench coat on. Khazad is one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with and I am glad to have met him so, don’t be afraid to stop and say hello.

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Keg Lovers Beware! Vanessa Leiner wrote this

Attention all keg lovers, buyers and underage drinkers! Michigan law enforcement is trying to fuck us all over yet again. They’re trying to tap their way into our lives and suck the fun out of it. Just when we thought we could party in peace, here come the police. As of November 1, 2011 a new state law went into effect that could make keggers and keg stands a thing of the past. Now when you head down to Drake’s Party Store or Munchie Mart to pick up a keg for your rager, the buyer must cough up their identification, address, phone number and other basic information. And the shit storm keeps on coming. Not only do you have to sign your life away, but each keg comes with its very own tag, initialed by the clerk, so it can be tracked. Sick deal… It’s not rocket science to figure out why the officials are so eager to get this law into effect. These new tags are a one-way ticket for police to figure out who supplied the keg when they’re Buzzkill Billys, breaking up a party. Unfortunately, police were not born yesterday, so these tags are perfect for busting underage drinkers and their suppliers. A college world without kegs…I don’t even want to think about it. That is simply not a possibility for those of us who have ever participated in Beer Olympics or enjoyed a Saint Patty’s Day at WMU. Kegs solve so many of a college student’s typical weekend problems; girls get free cups and guys don’t have to haul their booze all the way down West Michigan Avenue to the party. Just the thought of a big,

untapped keg sitting in someone’s bathtub waiting and anticipating the amount of fun it will provide…well, it just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Getting a whole keg filled with delicious beer isn’t the hardest thing in the world. Honestly, the hardest part is getting everyone to pitch in for buying it. The fact that for so long kegs could be purchased, consumed and returned the next day without question is a little concerning, but it’s the only thing the underage have left! You can’t get into bars unless it’s 18 years or older and MIPs are getting thrown around like crazy. Thanks for punishing us for your mistake. However, now we are forced to pick up the pieces of the mess they made. So how are we going to get around this bump in the road? No worries my friends, it is just that, a bump. How to get over the bump? Enlist a slightly-sober friend. When the cops show up throw that kid to the wolves. You think this is mean? It is all for the sake of party rocking. Everyone has that one friend who is a bit more intelligent and mature than you will ever be, he’s the token keg purchaser. When the cops come to bust your rage fest show them this mature young student and hopefully they won’t noticethe wasted, puking and half-naked friends behind you. And to the law enforcement out there, this law will probably only create more paperwork and effort from your part while we continue to party and do our thing. Nothing can keep us down.

Western Wonderland Sam Howard wrote this It’s that time of year. As any iPhone weather app or uncovered nipple can tell you, It’s getting super-cold outside. Time to shelve the shorts and roll out the wool socks to save our nubile bodies from the frigid winds of Western’s hilly-ass campus. When you walk from Miller towards the flagpoles during one of those lovely winter days Western doesn’t cancel class, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And, as every college student knows, appearance is everything, so here are some tips to dress warm without looking like a moron. DUDES So, the manly stereotype. It says that we have to look manly and wear the least amount of clothing as possible, right? No dude, it’s fucking freezing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That’s a great way to get sick off of your (stupid) ass. Here’s how to stay warm without looking like an idiot: Pick two main colors from your closet. Be sure to pick two different colors, one neutral (black, white, gray) and the other something that pops (red, blue, purple). For instance, consider a black coat, a red scarf, black and white gloves, and a red and grey hat. It’s Mafia Waldo, the chicest look of the season. It provides three neutral colors and a little flash. Now, when picking what outdoor clothes you need from your closet, keep the same color scheme in mind. Different shades of one color will complement each other, so find colors that you have multiple shades of. In this instance, grab some gloves that reflect either your neutral color or a secondary color (the one you have less of), but not the main color of your coat; you don’t want to look like Grimace. Keep in mind, once you get to your classes, you’ll shed the layers, so your inside clothes don’t have to look great with your outdoor clothes. CHICKS I know you’re probably thinking, “Why the hell should I take advice from a guy?” Ladies, just listen for once. First, lose the one-color boot. Yes, this includes fur. One, fur is gross. Can you imagine wearing someone else’s skin on your own? Plus, it’s incredibly insensitive to the hundreds of vegetarians that walk our campus, and if you pretend to care about them, they’ll just shut up about you eating all that sweet, sweet bacon. Plaid boots and lace-up boots are a smart alternative to the monochromatic fur-lined variety. It lets a guy know you’ll have no problem chopping his wood in style.

Much like males, too many times I see a girl dressed in monochromatic—usually white—winter garb. Not only is it blinding, but you look like a Star Wars Wampa trying to be sexy. Ladies, if it didn’t work on Luke Skywalker, why would it work for you? Pick two or three colors; two that pop and one or two neutrals (houndstooth is sweet) and match them together in a wintry wonderful outfit. Finally, chicks in snowboard jackets gain the attention of the male populous. They scream “there’s more to me than my figure, but that’s pretty fine, too.” Check out the intarwebs for some sweet multicolored snowboard jackets from Burton or 686 to rock them for the miserable months of Michigan. It might be freezing outside, but at least you’ll get laid. Just because it’s as cold as a witch’s tit doesn’t mean that you have to look like you’re trekking to the North Pole. Keep in mind that a good number of us are from the Detroit area, so if you look like a redneck dressed in Carhartt brown, you’re probably going to get laughed at. Carhartt is great…for farming. Oh, and if you think I’m full of shit, then do your own research online, that’s what I did.


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Awkward Moments: When You Wake Up To Sex Katie Batt wrote this It happens to the best of us. One moment you’re dreaming about that girl in your English class and her hot pink thong you kinda saw, the next you hear strange sounds coming from the bottom bunk. You think to yourself, Dear Lord, please say it isn’t so. It is. Your roommate brought their slam piece back to your room while you were sleeping. This is easily one of the most awkward moments of your college career. Here are a few simple solutions to get yourself out of this awkward situation. Climb out of bed and vacate the room The quickest and easiest way is to simply climb out of bed and leave. I know you’re thinking that you would never put yourself in the middle of the action, no pun intended, but chances are they’re either too wasted or too horny to notice and decide to stop. Run as fast as you possibly can. Just wait for the noises to cease or for one of them to start puking before you return to your bed. Find some sleeping pills If the escape route won’t work because you absolutely need the sleep, I suggest you find a couple of these babies. They’ll knock you out and you won’t have to lie there awkwardly staring at the ceiling. If your personal pharmacy is slacking, throw back some NyQuil; it’ll do the trick. Initiate a discussion If you’re a really confident one, you could try to make the situation more awkward for the fornicating couple than it is for you. The most fun-filled way to make it so uncomfortable that they stop is to say something to them. Feel free to peek over the edge of your bed and say any of these choice phrases. “Hey, mind if I join in?” “Your parents were doing that once.” “Man, you guys are better than porn!”

Start playing mood music Whip out that laptop and put on some Marvin Gaye, then some D’Angelo. When things start getting really hot and heavy between them, switch over to Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly.” Spinning some tracks lets them know you know what’s going on, and that, surprisingly, you’re into it. If that doesn’t weird them out a little, nothing will. Throw things at them If you have anything on your bed that could cause possible injury either of them, use it. For instance, if you fell asleep with a hardcover book, pick it up, lean over the edge and actually get some use out of the thing. If luck is on your side it’ll hit one of them in the head and knock them unconscious. Or it may just get them to notice that they woke you up. A sex party sans-you is an extremely weird situation to be thrown into, so feel free to be as creative as possible. Of course you could just deal with it and talk to them in the morning, but where’s the fun in that? You’ll just have to listen to all the weird noises your roommate makes and then have to face them in the morning. Your relationship with your roommate will forever be changed. You may no longer be able to meet their eyes. So, give that girl your roommate is hooking up with some dignity. Stop them and send them somewhere else or persevere through it and live with your pain. It’s your choice Kimsoabe. You could even get revenge by bringing your own hook-up home. Ha, yeah, right. If it were that easy for you, you would have been the one having sex while your roommate was sleeping.

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No One Cares About Your Major Andrea Walker wrote this

I’m a Creative Writing major. However, that’s all I am going to say on the matter because no one gives a shit. Everyone has their own interests and my ego hasn’t yet inflated to the point where I would assume that my studies are of any interest to those around me. But in the same vain vein, I have a selection of words for those who really aren’t getting the point, those who talk my ear off constantly about their major. Fellow students, you should already know that there’s a time and place for everything. If you want to talk history, there are classes for that. The breakfast table on a Saturday morning is not a proper location. When everyone at the table is hung over and attempting to rebalance their fluids from the night before, no one really feels like discussing your favorite Roman Emperor. And if one more political science major brings up politics outside of the classroom I will drop kick an infant; enough is enough! Swiping at the low-hanging discussion fruit just makes you look desperate, not intellectual. The actual smart people are intuitive enough to sense when no one is interested in what they are talking about. This is also a reprimand to all of those who feel the need to forcefully educate others. We’ve all dealt with them; the people who are compelled to go into lengthy explanations whenever they reference something that the other party has no knowledge of. At the end of the day, after being lectured by professors no one cares about the measly two cents you’re trying to shove in our coin slots. If we did, we would ask or we would, you know, Google it. I honestly believe that these people are the

reason that pseudo-intellectuals roam the land. Half of the time I pretend to know everything too, just to get out of someone delivering an unwanted lecture to me. Self-elected educators, you really opened Pandora’s box this time. (Oh, you don’t know the tale of Pandora’s Box? Let me tell you about it ...) Now for the worst kind of them all: Nursing majors; a category all on their own. We care about your clinicals just as much as we care about the baby pictures from our college drop-out friends that litter our Facebook feed. You can get your degree from a community college, but you talk it up as if you’ve had to retreat to the ninth circle of hell to achieve it. Not only is your major incredibly boring, but also horrendously disgusting. I’d rather not hear about it. If I cared about the nursing world, I’d go into nursing. If I cared about how hard your classes are, I would… no wait, I don’t give two shits how hard your molecular biology class is. Nurses-to-be, if you encounter any comatose patients during your clinicals, they are your optimal candidates for conversation. By the way, your feet don’t hurt more than any one else's, shut up. And to those studying a foreign language, please understand that it is exceptionally annoying to dominate a conversation by speaking in your language of study. Your linguistic superpowers are acknowledged, but do us all a favor and take a moment to socialize yourself back into our cultural norms, por favor. So there we have it, WMU. Perhaps now we can all discuss matters that we truly have in common, such as hitting the bottle, and not the one with a plastic nipple at the top.


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The Black Sheep: How did you get involved making dubstep music? Was there a moment you first heard dubstep and you realized that’s what you wanted to do? 12th Planet: Before the whole dubstep explosion I was producing and DJing drum and bass, my alias was Infiltrata and I was touring really, really hard. I was always going to England, and I was also playing in Europe, Canada, and all over the US. I got to hang out in Europe in 2005 or 2006, and I played this show that had a checkin room with a screen playing this music that sounded like slow drum and bass, and I was like, “What is this stuff?,” like I kind of didn’t like it at first. I just thought it was some sick joke. One of my boys was like “Have you ever heard this music, dubstep?” I went to England again to that same place for New Year’s Eve and we saw how fast dubstep was, we heard like 40 different languages in one night. It was people from Slovakia and China and people from Hungary and Amsterdam and France and everyone was there to just support the movement, and this was in 2006? Maybe 2007? That’s when I got hooked, it just blew my mind, everything about it. TBS: How would you describe how dubstep differs from regular electronic music? 12th Planet: The difference was more blatant four or five years ago, but I think where dubstep is now is this kind of melting pot of like electro house and big room house and rave, and drum and bass all put into one. It used to just be noises, like all other electronic music, but it had different BPM, beats per minutes. It has 140 beats per minute, but the people singing are at half-time, like 70 BPM, but the rest of the energy on the track is at 140 BPM. That’s the difference between all the other electronic music and dubstep, the beats per minute.

Rising dubstep DJ, 12th Planet, has more enthusiasm than you could pack into a bottle rocket. This LA native can talk for hours, about getting his DJ name from a book about aliens (“It will fucking change you life. It fucked me up so hard.”) to what he calls his bong (“I think it’s just called ‘The Lakers Bong.’”) But mostly this down-to-earth dude loves making music, preferably with Skrillex at all times of the day, and performing for the masses. Check him out with Skrillex on The Mothership Tour, hitting up towns all around the US.

TBS: How do you go about making a new song and new beats? 12th Planet: I just get a little inspiration and smoke a little weed and just start writing. I don’t start with drums or start with bass, I just do whatever I feel like. If I have a sample I’ll start with the sample and build around, but if I have a drum kit that I made I’ll just start with that drum kit, or if I’m messing around with a razor or something that makes a cool noise, I’ll just make a song from there. Sometimes they see the light of day, sometime they don’t. One out of every 15 tracks sees the light of day. TBS: You’re on tour now with Skrillex, and it seems like you guys are pretty good friends. How did you guys meet? 12th Planet: Oh, that’s my bud. That’s a damn good question. He was always that kid that was at the shows and we’d talk about the songs that were playing. Then we saw each other at Coachella like two years ago and he started sending me tracks and I fell in love with them right off the bat. Before he started making beats by himself he was in that band From First to Last which was a vocal project, and in those tracks he had sick production and the songwriting was amazing. So I invited him to come sing his songs on my sets, so we did that two or three times and we’ve just been close every since. He lives in downtown LA, I live in downtown, we have a lot of the same friends. It’s always party time. TBS: What can someone expect from a 12th Planet Show? 12th Planet: Lots of jumping and girls taking their shirts off and crowd-surfing and people rushing the barricade and having so much fun. TBS: Do you have any pre-show rituals or post-show rituals?

thanks for nothing, thanksgiving Music: Mary J. BligeMy Life II…The Journey Continues Release Date: November 21, 2011 Why It’ll Shut ‘Em Up: The soulful wail of Mrs. Blige is the siren song for recently-broken hearts. Even if you’re serially single, keep this album on repeat— and loud—to make sure that no one joins you in the fake frown town you’ve built. If any siblings don’t fall for the ruse, you’re going to have to recruit them, we suggest offering a 20% cut of whatever your parents give you for pity presents.

12th Planet: I used to just drink a lot, but now I’m just sober for all my shows, so that’s my ritual now. It used to be instead of trying to entertain everybody else it was just me partying and DJing for myself. Now it’s like, since I’m on this tour and playing 5000 capacity rooms you kind of have to be on point and interact with the crowd and have a better performance. So I was like that [inebriated] for the last two or three years but the last couple of months, the last 40 or 50 shows, I’ve been kind of sober. That’s my pre-show ritual now; my post-show ritual is to get drunk. TBS: What’s the first thing you’re drinking? 12th Planet: I’m drinking Stella. It’s my favorite beer; it’s on my rider. That and vodka and sugar-free Red Bull. TBS: What else is on your rider? 12th Planet: A bucket of fried chicken, grape soda, Magnum condoms, watermelon and grapes. TBS: If you could collaborate with anybody dead or alive, who would you pick? 12th Planet: Skrillex, every day of the week. If I could I’d work with him every minute of every day. TBS: So I have a feeling I already know this answer, but if you were trapped in an elevator for 24-hours who is the one person you wish you were stuck with? 12th Planet: Skrillex, that’s my boy. We’d make that empty elevator a party, we’d probably make music off the level buttons on the elevator, maybe hit the fire alarm a few times.

Record it on a phone and call it a day. TBS: In your dressing room, or in life, would you prefer to have a chocolate fountain or a melted cheese fountain? 12th Planet: A chocolate fountain. But the cheese does sound kind of good, too. I can’t answer that question. If it’s nacho cheese to dip nachos in it, then I’m going with that. TBS: Finish this sentence: “Nothing turns me on more than…” 12th Planet: Oh. That’s a tough one. I should go with the obvious, but that’s not interesting. Oh gosh, fuck. I mean… uh… uh… oh god this is tough! TBS: If you want to say “tits and ass” you can say that. 12th Planet: Tits and ass, dude! Let’s go with that. That’s the honest to God truth. Watching Breaking Bad turns me on, too.

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Excited to spend some quality time with the family this Thanksgiving? Didn’t think so. Here’s some Thanksgiving releases that scream, “My media intake is more important than talking to you.” By: Brendan

Movie: The Muppets Release Date: November 23, 2011 Why It’ll Shut ‘Em Up: Your parents grew up during the Muppets’ heyday, back when they’d light up a jay, flip on channel 2 and mellow out before a night on the town. They’ll know exactly why you’re seeing this movie, but will be too scared of potential confrontation to call you out on your motives.

Video Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Release Date: November 8, 2011 Why It’ll Shut ‘Em Up: “I swear to shit you little scummy jizz taster, try to come in here again and I’ll fistfuck your decapitated mom’s neckhole.” Your parents will assume the machine gun swearing directed towards 13-year-olds coming from your side of the door is meant for them. They never knew you thought about grandma that way, especially after she died in that horrific guillotine accident.


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the interview

Mat Kearney

We got to chat with Mat Kearney, a passionate 30-something singer/songwriter/storyteller to talk about life as an ever evolving musician. Be sure to check out Kearney's latest album Young Love, as well as on a tour near you. By: Brendan The Black Sheep: How do you describe yourself as a musician? Mat Kearney: Not very well. I tend to say I’m a songwriter but when I think “What kind of music?” it’s somewhere between melodic storytelling and beats. I haven’t quite figured out how I fit into the whole thing, I can’t tell if that’s what makes me annoying or endearing, but I’m trying to figure that out myself. TBS: If you were to describe yourself in 5 words to a stranger, what words would you use? MK: Storyteller, epic, melodic, beat-driven, songwriter. TBS: You talk about where you do and do not fit in, and you’ve said that your influences range from Bob Dylan to A Tribe Called Quest. When you write music, do you purposely try to incorporate those contrasting sounds or is it just natural? MK: It’s a natural evolution, it’s reconciling where you’ve come from and what you’re into currently. [When I was young] I was a little skater kid that listened to a lot of hip-hop music and ran around getting arrested for doing graffiti on things, and then I went to college and become a literature major and prided myself on my ability to write. At the core I still love rhythmic story telling but I also fall in love with different kinds of music every day. TBS: Who are some musicians today that you really enjoy? MK: I really love Drake’s last record, if we’re talking about hip-hop. I still think Tom Waits is the greatest living. I really like Adele’s record, I know it’s a huge record. I really enjoy the new Noah and the Whale, too. TBS: How do you go through the songwriting process when it’s just you and your guitar? Do you ever hesitate because there isn’t really someone to check you, or do you like not having to run your ideas past someone else? MK: I think I have a cool thing going because when it comes to sitting down and writing a song by myself there’s a magic in that that happens and I do that. There’s songs like “Learning to Love Again” and “Rochester” on my record that are just me and a guitar in my living room. But a lot of songs that I write, the music is a collaboration. A lot of the record we would sit down and create beats and grooves and changes, almost like a hip-hop record. Then I would take it away and try to write the most gut-wrenching story over the grooves. Maybe we would add guitar later so I had something to do on stage, but there are a lot of collaborations going on.

CD REVIEW

Out Now

Summer camp

Welcome to Condale

B+

We’ll be welcomed back to Summer Camp any day. When I think of the noun “summer camp,” visions of running around in a wet swimsuit, flirting with the boys in the older cabins and maxing out on popsicles is what floods my mind. The music that could be the proverbial soundtrack to all of that carefree nonsense is inconsequently from a London duo called Summer Camp who, despite only making music together for about two years, have managed to make their mark on the fuzzy-wuzzy buzzband circuit. And maybe because they look so good with that sunkissed glow. Welcome to Condale starts off with a great catchy pop tune “Better Off Without You” that sounds vaguely 80s but in the best, most genuine way. The album continues on in a similar poppy fashion, with spurts of interesting interludes like the beginning of “I Want You,” which sounds like the beginning of a dramatic movie scene and continues on with somewhat daunting lyrics and slow-downed techno beats. The British influence on the band is somehow more prominent during the track “Losing My Mind” where both members of the band come in for vocals, providing that nice texture of varying vocal styles. “Down” is another awesome, catchy tune that makes you want to do the running man in neon leg-warmers, like, so badly. Their stand-out track, though, is “Ghost Train” which starts off with a spo-

ken break-up (“I wanna get hurt!”) and continues on into a beautifully orchestrated song that has all the makings for a summer romance. Or a winter romance—something has to keep you warm these days. Either way, this will be a track you’ll have on repeat and be so content about it. While the album does an overall great job with the music and the lyrics, it could stand for a little bit more diversity. The slower songs come at you like an unexpected wedgie, one that you couldn’t even laugh at later. But what’s great about Summer Camp is their unique sound, and that they own it. For seemingly ripping off any number of '80s band, this group plays it up perfectly without being forced or kitsch, yet still manages to put a hip 2000s spin on it that is as much refreshing as it is beneficial. To be able to strike that balance shows their legitimate talent, and is what gives me hope that this group will continue to do great things. Hopefully they’ll be back next year… please, please let them be back next year, but with smoother skin and no more braces. Sounds Like: Summertime in 1985. Download: Ghost Train, Down, 1988 Listen to it When: The cold is getting you down, and so is 2011.

UPCOMING RELEASES >>> Angels & Airwaves -Love Part One and Part Two Disturbed - Lost Children Cass McCombs -Humor Risk Now 40: That's What I Call Music

Keith Jarrett - Rio Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park David Lynch - Crazy Clown Park Animals as Leaders - Weightless

TBS: Do you go into writing a new album with an idea in mind? How much thought goes into an album? MK: It’s much more organic, how the songs come out. Singer/songwriters get boring most of the time, so I knew that I wanted to have moments where you would put this record on in your car and it would make your head bob. But I also knew that I wanted to have these stories that had to follow, these gutwrenching narratives of people. I want one of those people to be myself and those people around me, and I guess that’s all I knew when I set out to make this record. Me falling in love and getting married and that part of my life, there are a lot of songs about that butterfly-in-your-stomach thing, because I was going through that. TBS: How do you strike that balance between experimenting with music and knowing that fans and others above you have expectations of you? MK: I don’t know how to do that, I struggle with that. On this record I didn’t make a licensing record, which I’ve been known to do. I wrote about a lot of specifics and I know that doesn’t always work well when you’re trying to license it, but I just felt like I needed to do that for my own sake and for a story that I wanted to tell. You don’t want to totally change the rules on your fans every record, but I think my voice and my writing approach and the stories I choose to write about, people can relate to that stylistically and also emotionally. TBS: How is the touring lifestyle different for someone who plays on stage alone? MK: We’re a 5-piece band and it’s pretty rock-heavy; I more model myself after Bruce Springsteen then Bob Dylan. I’ve had guys that have played with me for six years and they are some of my best friends and they play on my records. It’s an interesting existence because at the end of the day you have the final say, but there’s a lot of times where it’s very democratic process, much like a band. I don’t think I get the full benefit of the camaraderie that comes with being in a band; there’s some days where this is a job for some people, and with all the traveling it gets lonely. I try to level the playing field so they feel respected as band members on stage. It’s a weird distance. I think the way I’ve gotten around it is just hiring really good friends. TBS: If you had the opportunity to collaborate with someone living or dead, who would you choose? MK: Bruce Springsteen or Jay-Z. It’d be exciting. TBS: If tomorrows aliens come to planet Earth and they chose you to fight for the survival of the world with any one thing, what topic do you take them on in? MK: I would put them in a navigational challenge – I am like Magellan in my head, man. Meet me anywhere, and I know exactly what direction we are in. I know where I am at all moments, it’s kind of spooky to people. I know the quickest route to everywhere we’re going, always. TBS: What goes on your perfect sandwich? MK: It would be pepper turkey, Muenster cheese, lettuce, red onions, balsamic vinegar. Classic. It works every time.


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Issue Nickname: “Moby” Status: In a relationship Major: Management (Super-duper senior) Favorite Drink: 7 & 7- Seagram’s and Sprite Personal Theme song: “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. 3 Things you would want on a desert island?A battery-operated boyfriend (dildo), a fifth of Crown Royal, some cards for solitaire Funniest thing you have seen on the job? I saw this guy fall asleep on his hand at the bar. He was piss-ass drunk and he missed his hand and slammed his head into the bar. Ever catch anyone with a fake ID? Yeah, a couple years ago. I made fun of her because it was so bad, and when she came back to try and get it I just made fun of her more. I kinda felt bad. Did you ever have a fake ID? Yes. It was horrible; nine years older than I was.

Whats your favorite TV show? Dexter Whats your favorite movie? Elf... Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?!:) Whats your favorite song currently on your iPod? Tough one, I’m a music freak. I'd say just anything upbeat or Blue Sky by Common When was the last time you blacked out? Black out status...last weekend. Remember ending at the gay bar and two swingers trying to take my friends and I back with them even though they referred to each other as "brother and sister." Whats your dream date? Me, Mark Sanchez, Upstate New York at his plush cabin in the woods, a smooth iPod playlist, wine 'n' whiskey, a competitive game night and possibly ending it with making a beautiful baby with him.

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JENGA! Before a night on the town, everyone needs some good, hard wood. Yes, guys too. So strap in and sit down for a game that can get real sexy in a hurry. We’re talking about Jenga, of course. What you need: Friends (or random strangers you find on the street, but hey, up to you), Jenga, a permanent marker, and any kind of alcohol you want. Number of players: Two or more. Intoxication Level: The stack of bricks won’t be the only thing toppling over. How to Play: -Grab your Jenga game and pull out the blocks. -Write instructions on each block with your handy dandy permanent marker. You can make them really simple things like giving out drinks or you can make them more personalized. -Suggested instructions: chug your drink; take a shot; kiss the person next to you; remove an article of clothing; spend the rest of the round making chicken noises; take the drink of the person to your left; lick your foot; make a rule. -Each person must pull a block out from Jenga and follow what it says. In the event that someone makes a rule, everyone must follow it or suffer the consequences (take six!). -After the block has been pulled and the instructions have been followed, the block must be placed on a top corner of the pile. -When the pile falls, the person at fault must chug the rest of his or her drink.

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