Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shrove Monday

Shrove Monday. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 27, 2017. View the completely angled playlist for 2-27-17 (CLICK HERE)

Father John Misty, Alex Izenberg, Bonobo, Applesauce Tears, The xx

Shrove comes from the verb to shrive, or hear confessions. Shrove Monday is part of the celebrations of Shrovetide that come just before Ash Wednesday that is the first day of Lent season. The days of Shrovetide were meant to be days of preparations for the upcoming season of Lent, so people would prepare themselves by going to confession and doing away with eating any meat. From this also derives the term Carnival—carne levare or “taking away the flesh.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Oatmeal Monday

Oatmeal Monday. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 13, 2017. View the completely mushy playlist for 2-13-17 (CLICK HERE)

The Menzingers, The Tracks, The Dig, The New Up, Once & Future Band, The Royal Foundry

During the 17th century, Scottish university students lived in very basic accommodation and were required to bring their own fuel, firewood or peat, to maintain a fire. Their diet was meager too, largely consisting of oatmeal, which they would make into porridge.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lame Duck

Lame Duck. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 6, 2017. View the completely avian playlist for 2-6-17 (CLICK HERE)

Spoon, Fufanu, Future Islands, Methyl Ethel, Entrance, Sampha, Julien Baker

An elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office. Conversely, a lame duck is free to make decisions that exercise their standard powers with little fear of consequence, such as issuing executive orders, pardons, or other controversial edicts. Lame duck politicians result from term limits, planned retirement, or electoral losses.