Next Week Now Thursday December 1st
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Next Week Now Thursday December 1st

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ROBOTS WILL ONE DAY RULE THE WORLD… but it is not today my friends. No, today robots are sniffing things and failing tests so I think were good for a while still. They have gotten into music production and it is frightening. Not in the apocalyptic way, mind you. There is also a robot suit not available, the MAX suit, and it looks pretty dope. Also, by the way, today was my birthday show.

In other News, Buzz Aldrin was evacuated from the South Pole this week due to illness. Next Week Now wishes him and his family the best. Adidas has invented a ‘lab grown futurecraft biofabric shoe’ made of artificial spider silk. I also presented a piece on the Tasmanian tiger, a species believed by most to be extinct, but by a few, alive and well. A man who, I still cannot decide if he is smart or stupid, walked up to the back of an unguarded truck in New York got away with 1.6 million in gold.

I think this is the last blog post I’ll be doing for the semester so I hope you all have a good winter break or at least a good winter season if you’re not getting time off.

Track List:

Parachute Kaiser Chiefs

Deathscene Half Decade – Scooterbabe

 

An introduction to the Tasmanian tiger:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/01/tasmanian-tiger-sightings-i-represent-3000-people-who-have-been-told-theyre-nuts

Goldilocks and the Opportunistic thief:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/nov/30/opportunist-thief-steals-pot-of-gold-in-new-york-video

Adidas Shoes:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/adidas-futurecraft-biofabric-shoes-video

Computer generated Christmas carol:

https://techxplore.com/news/2016-12-university-toronto-team-computer-generated-christmas.html

Spider-like gaming Robots:

https://techxplore.com/news/2016-11-mekamon-combines-virtual-augmented-reality.html

Buzz Aldrin:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/01/buzz-aldrin-evacuated-south-pole-ill

Robot Dog Nose:

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-scientists-artificial-dog-nose-mimics.html

Wildlife Photography:

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-38083691

MAX robot suit:

https://techxplore.com/news/2016-11-suit-x-trio-workers-max.html

Robot Failing exam:

https://techxplore.com/news/2016-11-robot-school-entry-exam.html

Other Radio Laurier Shows you should check out:

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/the-morning-show/

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/the-rapup/

The Boiling Point Recap
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The Boiling Point Recap

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Greetings,

Yesterday’s show was a fun one!

The topics were still hard to talk about, but anything worth discussing needs a bit of effort to get through it.  Again, if you have any questions or comments about anything that was covered, feel free to tweet @BoilingPointRL.  If there are subjects you want to to hear discussed, or any questions you may have, send ’em on over.

If you missed it, topics covered briefly were Luke Cage: superhero of the last quarter of 2016. Personally, that playlist energized me on those late study nights, and I discussed how positive of an impact his unique character has had not only on the Marvel Universe, but on popular culture as well.  The DAPL crisis was also touched on, as Monday, December 5th is the “go” day when police will evict all protestors.

Here’s a question to all listeners: how do you feel the about the fight for gender equality in its relation to the post-secondary experience?  We all take the same classes, but do we experience them in the same way? Why or why not?  This was also brought up briefly, and if you have anything to add, make sure to tweet them @BoilingPointRL.

Here’s the list of songs played last night:

  1. Me and Your Mama – Childish Gambino
  2. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  3. Redemption Song – Bob Marley
  4. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
  5. R.E.D. – A Tribe Called Red feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
  6. Starve – Rollins Band

Thanks for tuning in: see you next time!

Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!”
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Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!”

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It’s here. Childish Gambino has released his third studio album, Awaken, My Love! It is available on iTunes and Apple Music, Glassnote, Spotify, and through what he terms as a “virtual reality vinyl.” It is 11 tracks of nothing less than soul food. There is not a single ounce of rapping on the album. It is filled with smooth vibes, instrumentals, choir vocals, and overlaid spoken word. So far, besides the originally released singles of “Me and Your Mama” and “Redbone,” I am really into the songs “Baby Boy” and “Stand Tall,” as well as “California.”

Since it has only been released today, there is not yet any indication that Childish Gambino plans to tour this album, but because it is such easy listening, I wonder how it would do in a live setting. When I saw Gambino in back in 2014, he freestyle rapped and sang near the end of his performance, and it went from a hype hip-hop to a coffee house vibe in the blink of an eye. It was unexpected for a lot of people, given how fast-paced the rest of the show was. For me, this album is reminiscent of that specific moment, and therefore I think it could be carried forward in a tour.

In the spirit of subtle marketing, Gambino snuck his album artwork into the 9th episode of his show, Atlanta, called “Juneteenth.” The rapper (if we can even classify him anymore, being that he is so versatile), both writes and produces the show, as well as stars in it. As I said before, is there anything that he can’t do?

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There is only one song that I am huge not on, and it’s called “Riot.” It seems to disrupt the cohesion of the album a little bit, but this could change after a few more listens. Overall, I am going to give the album a rating of 9 out of 10. 

ICYMI, this is the audio of the first single from the album, titled “Me and Your Mama.”

Suggested article: The Great Gambino 

Williams & Williams in the Morning – December 2, 2016

Marc and Troy took over Radio Laurier snap chat on Friday.

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Williams & Williams in the Morning – December 2, 2016

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It’s about that time of year when we all need a little inspiration. Who better to turn to than the master of inspiration, DJ Khaled. We were lucky enough to be graced with his presence today as he flew in from his latest show in Antarctica last night, and gave one of the best interviews in Williams & Williams history. We learned that his favourite pizza topping is artichokes, his favourite donut is Boston Cream, he would hate it if we only called him Khaled, and that he loves to say “grind”. Like way too much. Anyways, thanks DJ Khaled for taking the time to drop in. The theme of the show being inspiration station, we turned our Friday’s Five segment into a Friday’s Fifty, and rhymed off all the “_____ation station” phrases we could think of, and what they mean. For the sake of laziness, here’s our top 5:

5) Intoxication station – the bar

4) Procrastination station – the library

3) Documentation station – the border

2) Marination station – chicken in a bag, or the couch

1) Innovation Station – Thomas Edison’s basement

As always, thanks for tuning in and interacting and we hope that you’re feeling a little more inspired. Cheers to the weekend and remember, party without the smoke.

Here is audio from todays show:

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Songs:

Hello Friday – Flo Rida

Stronger – Kanye West

Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

World’s Greatest – R. Kelly

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Cheers – Rihanna