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State Street Interviews – 2014 July – Cycling, Parking Garages, and Outside Music

We conducted some interviews around the State Street area.  We found a cyclist, someone setting up for a performance near the Union, and another individual hanging out in the Village.

We learn about loud vehicles, why you should signal on a bicycle, confusion between the Black Sparrow and Greyhouse, and broken legs and pain is not covered by insurance.

We will continue to gather more thoughts about the area. Let us know if you would like to contribute.

State Street Interviews – 2014 July – Cycling, Parking Garages, and Outside Music: (7:48) MP3 | OGG



Music: Mosey Down Main Street Concrete Guerrilla Stage – The Next Columbine

The Next Columbine Crew Shot

It was a humid July evening. Downtown Lafayette. The stairs by the Buttery Shelf. Mosey Down Main Street. Throughout the course of the evening, over 70 people have cheered for The Next Columbine (Tyrant Trent, D-Block Derek, Blakey Too Tall) publicly.

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

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/hosted/music/bootlegs/The%20Next%20Columbine%20-%20Interview%20with%20The%20Media%20Collective%20-%202013-07-13.mp3]

The Next Columbine – Charybdis Deep bootleg: (3:33) MP3 | OGG

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/hosted/music/bootlegs/The%20Next%20Columbine%20-%20Charybdis%20Deep%20-%202013-07-13.mp3]

E3: shooting roots out into the bare bark

Ed Sarath Picture E3

E3 Logo

This Saturday, February 9th, E3 will be hosting at Foam City. Pyramid of information:

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/hosted/E3-yourepeat-Ed-Sarath-2013-02-07.mp3]

Difficulty hearing? Cheers.

Baaaaaabeeeey. E3. Saturday. February 9th. Doors open at 7:30. Where? Foam City. 409 North 3rd Street in Lafayette. Cost? Suggested 5 dollars. What you need to know is E3 welcomes Flugelhornist Ed Sarath who will be performing duets with local musicians Judd Danby, Lynn Colwell, Danny Weiss, Don Nichols, visual artist Esteban Garcia and dancer Rebecca Bryant. We suggest you enjoy both performances on Saturdy and Sunday*** night. Help celebrate the return to Foam City. This Saturday. Doors open at 7:40. 409 N. 3rd Street. With an exciting live performance. pmpd.org (drift off into the soft seas of hiss, crackle, and CRUNCH, UNCH, LUNCH, HAUNCH)

Download E3: shooting roots out into the bare bark (1:53), in MP3 or Ogg.

***Sunday Afternoon. Adelino’s. Jazz Club. Similar personnel (sans Judd, add vocals [to be named]), different setting. What will change????????


Interview: Beau Watson Dreams up a Boil of Fun with Dreamlancer

In everyone’s favorite downtown Lafayette bookstore, Robots and Rogues, we managed to catch up with Beau Watson, author of Dreamlancer: The Tournament of Heroes, for his first Mosey Down Main Street experience1.

Dreamlancer is a 283 page, 10 or 11 point serif font fantasy book that explores the monster, griffin, raptor, and Godzilla-esq shadow beast inhabited Dream Realm. You can peruse the Dreamlancer Field Guide (wiki) and pressure Beau to create an HTML5 game of the book.

A short synopsis taken from the Dreamlancer website:

Ryan Wilkinson is a fairly average young man – that is, until he goes to sleep. As he slumbers, he dreams he is the hero of a faraway land. He is the Champion of Elyria: the Dreamlancer. Ryan soon learns that these are no ordinary dreams and that some mysterious force is tampering with the energies that flow from our world to the weird and wonderful Dream Realm. If nothing is done about it, the Dream Realm – and perhaps our own reality – could face a cataclysmic disaster.

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/newschannelinternet/2012-Interviews/themediacollective.org-2012-08-11-Beau_Watson_Dreamlancer.mp3]

Download the interview, Beau Watson Dreams up a Boil of Fun (7:17), in MP3 or Ogg.

1A sad reality is that not many Purdue students know about this fun and engaging street festival that takes place monthly over the summer months in downtown Lafayette. How are we going to change that? Lafayette’s Community of Choice consultants want to know. Join the conversation #LafCoC.

Interview: Popular Ego Debuts to Fans (on time) at the Black Sparrow

2012-08-11-Popular Ego Poster

For the first time in the history of the establishment, a show at the Black Sparrow started on time. Popular Ego debuted to a packed house. With an already established fan club, the transition was intuitive. Chad Rainey on guitar, Andrea Sullivan hitting the drums, Ryan Pitts (from Tigerfox) on bass, Ethan from LA.

Popular Ego also had a poster decoration contest; carrots were a major theme of the evening with patrons and fans alike. If you are well dressed and enjoy vegetables, Popular Ego is for you.

There is a fan page on Facebook. Search’em out. Cintia and Roberta would appreciate it.

Set list from the evening:

  1. Long Hair
  2. Fashion Farm
  3. Chickpea
  4. Kidney Bean
  5. My Perfect Cousin
  6. Ghost in My Room
  7. RnR Scientist (birthday gift from Chad)
  8. Bad Generation (Public education situation in America)
  9. Make Way for the Punks
  10. Biggest Baby

It should be noted that the sequence of Make Way for the Punks and Biggest Baby was intentional. Could someone please confirm with us that there was no pause between the two songs during the debut performance?

Keep checking Popular Ego’s soundcloud for the bootleg.

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/newschannelinternet/2012-Interviews/themediacollective.org-2012-08-11-Popular_Ego-Debut.mp3]

Download the interview, Popular Ego Debuts to Fans (on time) at the Black Sparrow (7:50), in MP3 or Ogg.