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Listen To Skidmore Bands For Free On Mellodi

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
So many Skidmore bands, so little time.

So many Skidmore bands, so little time.

So maybe this isn’t news, but it is a really cool feature of a site that not many people have heard about. Mellodi claims to be the “home of all music made by artists in college.” Now, I thought the home of college music was mouse shit-laden basements and trailers, but Mellodi begs to differ. But regardless, Mellodi is a free streaming site for college bands across the country. As long as you have an email account that ends in .edu you can send your music to Mellodi and add it to your school’s catalogue.

Well, Skidmore has one and for people who can’t decide what Falstaff’s gig to go to, or who they want to play Funday, or whatever other important Skidmore music scene-related decisions you have to make, Mellodi is a great resource.  It’s got everything from Jesse Hardman’s solo work, to the newly named Otter’s (the artists previously known as Beardo) recent single, to Los Elk, to Psymon Spine, and so on.

Check it out and support Skidmore music by listening to your favorite artists for free at Mellodi.

Skidmore Speaker’s Bureau Presents Piper Kerman of Orange Is The New Black on 11/12 @ Gannett

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Anybody that has a Netflix subscription knows what Orange Is The New Black is, but for those who live in a hole, it’s the story of Piper Kerman: a well-to-do Boston woman who, post-Smith College, got into a romantic relationship with a women who dealt heroin to a West African Kingpin. Young Piper laundered drug money for the operation and nothing happened, for nearly 10 years. Then in 1998, while engaged to Jason Biggs (Well not really but he plays her fiancé in the show.) and part owner of a budding business endeavor, Kerman was indicted for money laundering and drug trafficking and in 2004 she began a 13 month stint at Danbury, Connecticut’s minimum security prison.

Kerman’s memoir was then adapted for Netflix by Jenji Kohan, the Emmy Award-winning creator, writer, and director of Weeds. OITNB became Netflix’s most watched original series and was lauded as one of the most original, captivating, and thought-provoking shows of 2013. It raises many questions of the issues within our prison system as we watch inmates get thrown into the world with good riddance and no assistance only to come back to the one place they feel a sense of community, prison. We see the corruption within the politics of the prison through drug smuggling. We watch as the warden and guards often harass and even violate the woman inmates. And yet all this is done within a comedy-drama setting, maintaining lightheartedness and excitement, creating one of the most binge-watchable series on TV(Netflix) today.

Kerman will be speaking about her time in prison, her book, and probably the aftermath of fame that came from the Netflix adaptation.

Gannett Auditorium on Tuesday, November 12th at 7pm. Seats are first come, first serve, so get there early.