Monday, February 28, 2005

SLUser again

I went to SLU last week for the rebel reunion. It was the crews form the U News, KSLU, Student Government and other organizations. I managed the college radio station for a couple of years and had quite a few friends from there. My chum Elliott Ruther performed there and I helped him get a show at Lemmons the night before. Both shows went very well. Crickett even played his cd on her show Etiquette of Violence. Pretty cool. I noticed quite a few changes around the University. First off there was a new student center. A pretty sweet one too. But the reunion was held in a place called "Wackadoos". I nearly didn't go on the name. I can imagine some white piece of bread in their 40s who does copy writing for the Marriott corporation thinking of a hip name for the on campus college sports bar chain. The name doesn't have to be good, but it doesn't have to be awful either. I guess I could say it has a timeless awful name.

The guy I worked for, Phil Lyons, is busting his ass and doing a rather good job with too few resources, but that was typical at SLU. He has soldiered his way up under Biondi Martial Law. That is the way we did it at the radio station. But we were the rebels. The students are supposed to be.

It was the mid 90s, not that long ago and we were the last student organization to get a computer. To show our frustration we took a broken old tv and and a broken old type writer and put it on top. We put a sign on it and kept it in front of the office and it read "KSLU Computer".


I noticed that the kids have different tastes these days. First they have access to liquor on campus, a simple concept that is so very smart for some many reasons. Supervised social adjustment, no driving. I noticed they drink only the candy liquors. Vodkas, rums and puckers. Only two of the brown liquors. And they served Bud. I did notice, and props to STL Brewery for bulldogging into SLU, they served Schlafly. Nice touch.


I also noticed this above the mailboxes. There were flat screen tvs playing commercials on a loop. The commercial was pushing the army. Interesting. I wonder who is getting paid for this? In KSLU I talked to the new Music Director Grace. She reminds me of the many KSLU Music Directors from the day, especially Megan Wurth. It looks like they are on the ball.It is good to see that things are still going ahead. They got real computers now!


I also noticed they framed many of the posters we had in KSLU back in the day. We had gotten a poster from the Reverend Horton Heat and hung it in the offices. Then someone put names underneath each member. John Kavanaugh, aka Skavanaw was the Reverend, I was uh, the other guy and we put Nancy Madness as the long hair. She was an older woman who was a student who lived in State Apartments. She was funny.

It was good to see the peeps. Funny. Hard to put into words.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wackadoos bit was fucking hilarious. Gretchen

12:57 AM  
Blogger Lime Girl said...

I was really sad to have missed the get together. I was looking forward to seeing the kids new digs on N. Grand. I enjoyed my 2 years at KSLU...made me the fabulous woman i am today. err...well...

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's great there are posters from back when. i never made it to the studio, or elsewhere for that matter.

thanks again for the assist and great to see you again.

Elliott

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's great there are posters from back when. i never made it to the studio, or elsewhere for that matter.

thanks again for the assist and great to see you again.

Elliott

5:06 PM  

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