The Fall 2012 Schedule is Posted!
Yep, it sure is! Check the times of your favorite shows by clicking the “Schedule” link above, or right here!
Battle of the Bands 2013! Make a band, write some original music, and play! It’s that simple. Compete against other Quinnipiac bands for the grand prize: the opening spot at WQAQ’s Festapalooza in April. Each band has a 10 minute set to prove to the panel of judges that they’re the best band at Quinnipiac. Only one member of the band needs to be a QU student. 3rd place wins $100, 2nd place wins $200, and 1st place wins $300, as well as the chance to open at WQAQ’s Festapalooza in April. Come to the WQAQ Radio Station (2nd Floor Student Center) to find out more and register!
I emerged from the depths of Winter Break to find myself more than slightly obsessed with the Legend of Zelda. Now, there’s been an ongoing love affair between the game series and myself for the last twelve years, so this is nothing all too new. In my fanatical scouring of the web for an awesome rock version of the series’ famous theme song, I stumbled across this gem.
This is a group called “I Fight Dragons,” a Chicago-based rock band that has found a way to incorporate two of my favorite things in life: music and video games. They’re hot off of their first full album release, but you won’t find this on any album. Enjoy I Fight Dragons revisit the start of Zelda in their impromptu bit, “I Fight Ganon.”
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Billy Joel - Everybody Loves You Now - Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
Being a Long Island boy, I’m biased heavily toward Billy Joel. No matter what music you normally like, if you’re a Long Islander, you likely have at least one Billy Joel song and know all the words to one of his songs for an in-traffic sing-a-long. But it’s not just Long Island, though. Show me one person that doesn’t like the sound of Billy Joel, and I’ll show you a half-million that love his music, or at least that won’t turn it off it comes on.
Billy Joel’s first album was appropriately named after the Long Island town of Cold Spring Harbor. His trademark combination of jazz, ragtime, classical and rock music is present all through the album, but most of all in the LI name-dropping track “Everybody Loves You Now.” You can’t help but move to his music and sing along if you know the tune. In his early years, and still today, Billy Joel has songwriting capabilities to rival Paul McCartney in his prime.