In an effort to capture the development in and around the Greater Lafayette community, we are starting to archive animated GIFs of the area. Are these the types of structures we want impacting our existence now? Will they help create a sustainable and vibrant future?
If you would like to contribute, please use the hashtag: #dmlala
These were taken on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in Lafayette.
We managed to capture a rare performance by the (Heart) Rokita Band, a three piece band from the Greater Lafayette area, at last night’s (October 4th, 2013) Vienna Open Mic. This bootleg is a censored version due to a request of the employees. Apparently there were children present.
Don’t worry. Rumor has it that a complete, uncensored, polished studio version will be released soon.
You Gotta Be More Like Todd Rokita: (5:21) MP3 | OGG
A tradition we have is to interview the campus patrons on the Friday before the Monday classes start. It is a magical and enchanting evening filled with stories of the summer, serendipitous encounters, and the hope that this semester will be more positive than the previous.
This particular year, we focused on asking people why they were in the Greater Lafayette area, why they chose Purdue University, and their impressions of the urbanscape.
A few things we learned while conducting these interviews:
Fast paced to slower paced environment.
I chose this place because of Purdue.
Major difference between Illinois and Indiana? Slow. Different.
Go America. Live for freedom.
Until we done, we turn up.
Brian Lamb is from Lafayette and people know this.
Recruiters like Purdue because graduates are so willing to move wherever they off them a job.
Home Owners Association of West Lafayette
If students are your main economy, you need to feed the economy.
We hope you enjoy the meanderings we had throughout the evening as much as we did.
Friday Before the Monday Interviews 2013-08-16: (35:50) MP3 | OGG
Described as “bad ass, kick ass, pretty much the best”, this stoop-metal band has played more than a few concrete slabs in their day.
On this particular occasion, they chose to play the July 13th Mosey Down Main Street due to the “millions” of captive audience members they could subject to their noise. After our ears bled (we forgot our plugs), we tried to encourage them to allow fill-ins, explore side projects, and get as many people involved in their artistic circle.
Enjoy the interview and bootleg of their single, Charybdis Deep.
The Next Columbine Interview 2013-07-13: (7:07) MP3 | OGG